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Marion County College Report

Salem grad Storment gets his revenge on Gorloks


Most people will never know what it is like to beat their former team. But Salem graduate Jared Storment knows exactly how that feels.

The Greenville Panthers, who have had trouble beating the Webster Gorloks in the past, managed to beat the Gorloks 10-6 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Storment was one of three Panthers with multiple hits as he was 2-for-5 with a double, driving home three runs with one run scored.

"It felt great to get by them in the conference tournament," Storment said. "When we played them, I had a chip on my shoulder. It made me play very hard against them. I think for Greenville, this is only the start. Wew have some holes to fill, but very few."

Greenville would eventually go on to win the SLIAC Tournament and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Storment had a hit in Greenville's final game, a 10-2 loss to Carthage College in the NCAA Division III Central Regional, which was held at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.

Storment was also named to the SLIAC All-Conference team, after hitting .359 in conference games. Storment played 19 games, had 23 hits including six doubles and two homers. He scored 16 times, drove home nine runs, and finished with a slugging percentage of .547 and an on-base percentage of .403.

"My power numbers were not as good as I wanted them to be," he said. "There were a ton of great first basemen in this league, both offensively and defensively. I was very happy to be named (to the all-conference team)."

Storment was one of four Greenville players named to the All-SLIAC team. The Panthers finished 22-21 overall and 16-6 in the SLIAC. They were 9-3 in the SLIAC-East and won that division. ...

John Tolliver (Salem) had a .241 batting average for McKendree University this past season.

Tolliver, who played in 28 games and made 24 starts, had 20 hits in 83 trips to the plate. Of his hits, three were doubles and one was a triple. He drove home 11 runs, scored 10 times, walked seven times and stole two bases. Defensively, he had 91 putouts, nine assists and three errors for a .971 fielding percentage.

McKendree finished 9-39 overall and 8-28 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. ...

Track and Field

DeVantre Whitelow (Centralia), a Michigan State senior, scored points in three events in the Big Ten Conference Championships. Michigan State hosted the outing.

Whitelow, a former state champion at Centralia High School, finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.41 seconds.

He was also a member of the MSU 4x400 relay (3:10.58) and 4x100 relay (40.62). The relays finished fifth and sixth respectively.

As a team, Michigan State took seventh with 55 points. University of Illinois won the conference title with 145. ...

Quincy Knolhoff (Christ Our Rock) finished 10th in the 3K steeplechase at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, which were hosted by Austin Peay State.

The Eastern Illinois University runner finished the race in 12:10.30. EIU took second as a team, scoring 127 points. Tennessee State took first with 128.5 points. ...


Warren Jones (Sandoval) averaged 11.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game during his junior year at Bradley University.

Jones, who finished with 249 points and 54 rebounds, also had 35 assists, 33 steals and five blocked shots. He scored his points by 72-for-212 field goals and 71-for-109 free throws. Of his field goals, 34 were from beyond the 3-point arc.

Bradley finished the season with a 9-24 mark. They were 3-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference. ...

Message from Dan Chamness

We are looking for names for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Not only that, we are also looking for names for the summer months.

While the college seasons are over, we will be doing senior articles during the summer months. Following are the rules for being in those columns. For the upcoming career completion articles, the athlete has to have graduated from Centralia, Salem, Sandoval, Odin or Patoka.

They also could have lived in one of those towns and attended a different high school and we would still include them. They also must have been involved in intercollegiate athletes for four years and are completely out of eligibility.

To be included in the regular column during the school year, the athlete must be a graduate of one of the afore mentioned high schools and be involved in intercollegiate athletics, meaning their chosen college/university competes against other schools.

If you want to submit a name for either the 2015-16 school year or a senior that recently finished, please e-mail me at Dan62801@aol.com.

I will need not only the name of the athlete, the former high school or town they are from, the college/university they are attending and of course, the sport they are playing.

Please put "Marion County College Report" in the subject line of the e-mail. ...