The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team competed in a tournament over the weekend at the Pontiac RecPlex. In their first game Friday, the Bluejays defeated Pontiac 6-3. Saturday, the Bluejays played Joliet St. Raymond in the semi-final game and won 8-0. In the title game, the Bluejays beat Normal Epiphany by a score of 12-4.
The Bluejays lost Monday to Effingham 9-7. Their record is currently 9 and 4.
With a final round of 69, former Vandalia High School golfer Blake Swofford finished 8 under par on Monday to win the Championship flight at the Jan Nevinger Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Greenville Country Club. Mascoutah golfer Mark Gardiner was second at 7 under par for the three-day, 54-hole event. Mike Coling Jr. and Scott Teague tied for 3rd place at 4 under par. The A-Flight winner was Roger Lloyd at 8 over par. Brian Braye, Dustin Hoffmeier, and Mark Bollinger tied for second place a stroke behind Lloyd. The B-Flight winner was Larry Herker, with Troy Micnheimer in second place, and Derrick Herker and Ben Ambuehl tied for third. Vince Butler won C-Flight, with Mark Ritter second, Gene Kious third, and Aaron Tunnel finishing fourth.
In the Senior Division, in A-Flight Denny Lloyd finished first, Mike Kelly second, Don Miller third, and Jerry Evans fourth. The Senior Division B-flight winner was Bill Cline, with Denny Hamel second, Lonnie Kessinger third, and Doug Howard fourth.
The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team beat Alton Tuesday 5-1. The Bluejays record is now 10 and 4.
The Lady Comets tennis team suffered their first loss of the season to conference rival Hillsboro Tuesday, 7-2. Abby Gaffner won her singles match and the doubles team of Katie Timmerman and Rebecca Sponsler were also victorious.
The Greenville Lady Comets golf team competed Tuesday against Pana, Staunton, and Roxanna. Roxanna won the competition with a 215 and Greenville shot a 246. April Stich shot a 57, Payton Cline 58, Eryn Smith 64, and Whitney Gray 67.
David B. Marti, age 56 of Greenville, entered into rest surrounded by his family on September 1, 2013. The visitation will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 4-8 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 AM on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery. David, born in Highland, IL, was the son of the late Leonard and Priscilla Marti (Tebbe). He married Melissa Ellis on September 17, 1983. They lived in Greenville, IL. David devoted his life to his wife and two daughters, Chelsea and Katlyn. His extended family was also of utmost importance to him.
David is survived by his 3 brothers, Linus (Linda) Marti, Donald (Cindi) Marti, and Glen (Deb) Marti; aunts Rose Tebbe and Doreen Scott; mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Mary Ellis; brother-in-law, Randy Ellis; and two sister-in-laws, Robin Ellis and Brande Ellis. David’s nieces and nephews include Dawn (Kevin) Thuenemann, Chris (Apryl) Marti, Joe (Rachel) Marti, Elizabeth Marti, Heather (Richard) La Mora, Kyle Marti, Jeff (Lisa) Stewart, Erica Ellis, Emily Ellis, Madelyn Ellis, and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Allan Marti and several aunts and uncles.
David’s passions included farming, bowling, and tractor pulling. He was a lifelong dairy and grain farmer at Moo Cow Mountain in Greenville, IL. David was an alumni and supporter of the FFA. He was a committed member of the Greenville Fire Protection District for 29 years, currently serving as captain, and previously held an 8 year term as commissioner. David was a lifelong active member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL, served as Eucharistic minister, a member of the Knights of Columbus, cemetery board president, and an avid chicken and fish fryer.
In passing, David requested memorials be donated to the Siteman Cancer Center, Madison County CAREE Foundation (Ag in the Classroom) or mass intentions.
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