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Welcome to the NTC Conference Website!

Click on a Mascot!

The St. Elmo Eagles The Windsor Blue Devils The Cowden-Herrick Hornets The St. Anthony Bulldogs The Beecher City Eagles The South Central Cougars The Neoga Indians The Brownstown Bombers The Stew-Stras Comets The Dieterich Movin Maroons The Altamont Indians


The National Trail Conference
10 Teams With 11 Mascots
Coming Soon - 9 Teams With 10 Mascots!

How does that work out? We have two schools that co-op ALL their sports teams. Student athletes from Brownstown and St. Elmo come from their respective high schools and compete as one team. Each sport is "hosted" by one of the two schools and that host determines the mascot and the name. For example in scholastic bowl the team is BSE which is Brownstown / St. Elmo and they compete as the Bombers. In boys basketball the team is SEB or St. Elmo / Brownstown and they compete as the Eagles. So it is possible for a student that plays in two different sports to play as a Bomber AND as an Eagle in the same season.

You may notice two mascots in the logo have smaller "minor mascots" that share their slice. This is to designate BSE or SEB. 10 teams with 11 mascots - only in the NTC!

2015-2016 the NTC will see a pair of schools co-op all their sports, Windsor and Stew-Stras.  At this point the Stew-Stras board of ed has endorsed the name "The Hatchets".  (see the online article.) If the Windsor board of ed approves then we lose the Blue Devil and the Comet and the Hatchet goes on the big wheel.  It may only be a 9 team conference for one year.  There is a good possibility we may be putting a Cardinal on the wheel in 2016-2017.  Only time will tell.

Last Updated on 01-17-15 at 10:31 am
 

2015 Basketball Tournament Brackets

The NTC 2015 Seeding Meeting was held at Altamont on Jan.17th, which is a week later than years past.  The seeding has each coach ranking the other teams 1-9 and the team with the lowest seed total is ranked #1.  Here is how the seeding totaled up:

Team Seed Team Seed
Dieterich 1 South Central 6
Eff. St. Anthony 2 Stew-Stras 7
Altamont 3 Beecher City 8
Cowden-Herrick 4 Windsor 9
SEB 5 Neoga 10

So that sets the brackets.  CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the brackets.

 

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 09:25 pm
 

Games 3 & 4 - History from Kurt

Kurt Becker, the NTC Historian, gives us some more history of the teams playing in games 3 and 4 this year.

NO. 1 DIETERICH VS. NO. 8 BEECHER CITY
  • The current Dieterich squad (20-0) is chasing the best start in school history. During the 1973-74 season, Dieterich won its first 25 games before falling in postseason play to finish the year at 25-1.
  • The last time the top seed lost in the quarterfinals was 1969 (unseeded Teutopolis over No. 1 Beecher City)
  • Dieterich joined the conference in the 2009-10 school year; each of the last three seasons, Dieterich has finished the tournament in the same spot where it was seeded, namely 2nd in 2012, 1st in 2013, and 3rd in 2014.
  • Beecher City joined the NTC in 1942-43 after being courted because of its athletic facilities, which were the product of increased funds from revenues associated with the oil boom of the era. Beecher City's gym hosted the NTC Tournament from 1944-56. 
 
NO. 4 COWDEN-HERRICK VS. NO. 5 ST. ELMO/BROWNSTOWN
  • Cowden-Herrick may be hoping for deja vu, as the Hornets won a quarterfinal match in this same spot as the No. 4 seed in 2013, over No. 5 St. Elmo (prior to St. Elmo's cooperative arrangement with Brownstown)
  • In its 44-year history, Cowden-Herrick has won quarterfinal games on just six occasions: 1973, 1980, 1989, 1990, 2005, and 2013
  • Cowden (prior to its consolidation with Herrick) was a charter member of the NTC and played Brownstown in the first game in NTC Tournament history on Dec. 5, 1935; Brownstown won, 21-18.
  • St. Elmo last won a quarterfinal in 2012, while Brownstown last won a quarterfinal in 1994. The schools are seeking their first NTC quarterfinal victory under their cooperative agreement, which is only in its second season. 
  • St. Elmo and Brownstown (both of whom were charter members of the NTC) respectively boast two of the oldest basketball traditions along the I-70 corridor, with St. Elmo's program originating in the fall of 1905 and Brownstown having formed its first team by the fall of 1911.
 

Game 1 of NTC 2015 is Beecher City over Windsor 53-50

SEE THE OFFICIAL SCORE BOOK FOR GAME 1

In a close and very physical game the Eagles held onto a lead to beat the Blue devils in game one with a score of 53-50.  At the half it was 27-25 Beecher city and at the end of three Windsor held the lead at 43-42.  The lead bounced around a few times but the Eagles held off last minute advances by the Blue Devils to win the game.  For Windsor Tristian Warner put in 18 hard fought points and Nicholas Hutchenson lead the team with a smooth 23 points.  The Eagle spread out their scoring a little more with Daniel Harder getting 10 points, Austin Stefanski getting 11 and Austin Rexroad leading the way with 20 points.

The win for Beecher City puts them into a tough game against the #1 seed Dieterich and little rest as they play in game#3.  The Blue Devils drop into the opening game on Saturday that due to the results of game 2 pits them against The Stew-Stras Comets.  That game, #11 will possibly have a little NTC history since it will probably be the last time Windsor and Stew-Stras will ever play each other since they will be a co-op team next year.

Last Updated on 01-27-15 at 08:43 am
 

Championship Mass Brass

Attention all NTC schools band members PAST AND PRESENT!  You are invited to be part of the NTC mass brass which will play the national anthem for the championship game.  If you are intersted please email sberg@altamontschools to let her know you are interested and so we can get you on the pass list and then meet at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday in the High School Band Room to rehearse the "Mass Brass" Star-Spangled Banner.  We will be performing before the 7:30 Championship Game.  There are parts for all brass instruments.  (Baritone players--please play the trombone part.).  It will be a great experience!
Click http://goo.gl/rU94Qk for a PDF copy of the musical score.

 

 

NTC History with Kurt Becker

The following is a reprint from the WXEF website (http://goo.gl/UUWSLU)
Thanks Kurt!

Eighty years, how time flies by. The National Trail Conference Boys Basketball Tournament turns 80 this year and 10 teams will be vying for the championship beginning Monday in the week-long event at Altamont High School.

Just for perspective, when the founders started the NTC Tournament 80 years ago, the cost of gas was 10 cents. A house was $530 while cost for a car was $650. Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final career home run. The United States was still suffering through the depression and Franklin Roosevelt was president. This was the year Mickey Mouse first appeared in color and the Monopoly game was invented. Folks could attend a new college venue, the Orange Bowl. One of the big songs of the day? Shirley Temple's On The Good Ship Lollipop and Elvis Presley was born.

We recently had Altamont and area historian Kurt Becker on The Morning Show discussing the history of the tournament. Audio from that interview is below.

Since that time 80 years ago, the noise of the cheers and the sound of basketballs have continued as strong as ever and this year's contingent is expected to give as good a show as in years' past.

Dieterich drew the No. 1 seed as the Moving' Maroons are having an outstanding season with a perfect 20-0 record overall and 6-0 in the NTC. Drawing No. 2 was Effingham St. Anthony followed by Altamont, Cowden-Herrick, St. Elmo/Brownstown, South Central, Stewardson-Strasburg, Beecher City, Windsor and Neoga.

Last year's champion was Altamont as the Indians downed St. Anthony 49-38 in the title game. Third place went to Dieterich over Neoga 58-41 and the consolation championship was claimed by St. Elmo/Brownstown with a 63-37 win over Beecher City.

Last Updated on 01-25-15 at 12:02 pm
 

2014-2015 Altamont Indians

2015 Altamont Indians

2015 Altamont Indians

Front Row L - R: Branden Hosick, Joey Caravello, Eric Wolff, Logan Deadmond, Ryan Armstrong, Thomas Caravello
Back Row L - R: Adam Mayhaus, Sam Childerson, Evan Cornett, Cameron Jackman, Justin Goeckner, Klaiton Wolff


# Player Year Height
10 Thomas Caravello Sr. 5’0
12 Branden Hosick Jr. 5’11
14 Eric Wolff Jr. 5’10
20 Cameron Jackman Jr. 6’2
22 Adam Mayhaus Jr. 6’3
24 Justin Goeckner Sr. 6’1
30 Ryan Armstrong So. 5’11
32 Joey Caravello Jr. 5’10
34 Logan Deadmond Jr. 5’11
40 Brandon Runge Fr. 6’4
42 Sam Childerson So. 6’3
44 Evan Cornett So. 6’5
50 Klaiton Wolff Jr. 6’0
52 Dakota Shepard So. 6’3

2015 Altamont Cheer

Front Row L - R: Andy Wendling, Serena Strullmyer
2nd Row L - R: Kerigan Phillips, Shelby Phillips, Allison Schmidt
3rd Row L - R: Abby Hall, Wade Stuckey, Maddy Rouleau
Back Row L - R: Nichole Ragan, Alexis Jones, Paige Miller, Drittney Sadler, Dalton Ricketts, Morgan Phillips, Emily Koberlein, Audrey Winters

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 10:52 pm
 

2014-2015 Beecher City Eagles

2015 Beecher City Eagles

2015 Beecher Eagles

Back row (left to right): Coach Eirhart, Trey Buzzard, Austin Stefanski, Lance Arnold, Daniel Harder, Austin Rexroad, Connor Wachtel, Brady Randall, and Asst. Coach Noble
Front row (left to right): Cody Grove, Jackson Bales, Westen Giles, Jake Wills, Zane Brandt, Austin Shelton, Andrew Moeller


 

# Player Year Height
3 Cody Grove So. 5'10"
4 Brendan Kemme Sr. 5'11'
5 Jake Wills Jr. 5'7"
12 Westen Giles Jr. 5'10"
15 Lance Arnold Jr. 6'1"
20 Jackson Bales Sr. 5'11"
23 Austin Stefanski Jr. 6'0"
24 Austin Rexroad Jr. 6'4"
25 Trey Buzzard So. 5'11"
32 Brady Randall Sr. 6'1"
34 Andrew Moeller Jr. 5'11"
42 Zane Brandt Sr. 5'6"
44 Austin Shelton Sr. 5'10"
50 Connor Wachtel Jr. 6'2"
55 Daniel Harder Jr. 6'5"

2015 Beecher Cheer

Back row (left to right)--kneeling - Bella Doty, Nadine Ray, Sarah Kirchhofer, Sydney Waldhoff, Olivia Witteborg
Middle row (left to right)—sitting - Leah Kelly, Angel Haslett, Cara Klepzig, Destiny Hans, Kayla Krueger, Sierra Kemme
Front row (left to right)--standing - Kasey Mueller and Elizabeth Brackney

 

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 10:42 pm
 

2014-2015 Cowden-Herrick Hornets

2015 Cowden-Herrick Hornets

2015 Cowden Hornets

Front, L to R: Konner Blackerby, Noah Sandiford
Middle, L to R: Colton Sphar, Aaron Nohren, Kyle Black, Micah Sandiford
Back, L to R: Colton Burrus, Trey Pasley, Coach Marc Bain, Carson Lorton, Dylan Barnes


Name Number Grade Ht
Colton Sphar 12 11 5' 10"
Konner Blackerby 14 10 5' 7"
Micah Sandiford 20 11 6' 0"
Carson Lorton 21 12 6' 5"
Colton Burrus 22 12 6' 2"
Kyle Black 23 11 6' 3"
Noah Sandiford 25 10 5' 8"
Trey Pasley 30 11 6' 5"
Aaron Nohren 33 10 6' 3"
Dylan Barnes 35 12 6' 3"

2015 Cowden Cheer

Front, L to R: Faith Hilvety, Jenna Wojcik, Dakota Fouts, Kallie Clearwater, Shelby Loy
Middle, L to R: Tia Howell, Samantha Hager, Macie Heiserman, Kara Clearwater, Carrie Dilley, Brittany Linn, Cheyanne Carlock
Back, L to R: Jaycie Randall, Katie Persinger

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 10:34 pm
 

2014-2015 Dieterich Maroons

2015 Dieterich Maroons

2015 Dieterich Maroons

Front L to R: Cody Gephart, Alex Bohnhoff, Clayton Campton and Evan Kuhl.
Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Tanner Traub, Assistant Coach Obie Farmer, Nick Feldhake, Lance Niemerg, Thad Howell, Travis Niemerg, Noah Heuerman, Devin Aherin, Marshall Mellendorf, Travis Elmore, Charlie Thoele and Head Coach Jeff Staser


# PLAYER HT YR
3 CHARLIE THOELE  5'10” 10
12 EVAN KUHL 5'9” 10
14 CLAYTON CAMPTON 5'11”  12
21 MARSHALL MELLENDORF 6'2”  12
22 ALEX BOHNHOFF 6' 12
23 CODY GEPHART 5'6” 12
24 NICK FELDHAKE 6'1” 11
32 LANCE NIEMERG 6' 11
33 DEVIN AHERIN 6'6” 12
34 THAD HOWELL 6'1” 11
40 NOAH HEUERMAN 6'7” 11
44 TRAVIS ELMORE 5'11” 12
50 TRAVIS NIEMERG 6'6” 11
13 RYAN RADLOFF 5'10” 9
52 CALLAWAY CAMPTON 6'0” 9

 


2015 Dieterich Cheer

L to R: Coach Kim Lane, Maggie Britton, Kelsy Fletcher, Ally Lane, Ashley Fought, Alex Miller, Mikayla Winters, Chelsey Meinhart, Kiersten Goodman, Libby Feldhake and Taylor Gephart.

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 10:18 pm
 

2014-2015 Neoga Indians

2015 Neoga Indians

2015 Neoga Indians

Front Row: Drew Ramert, Ross Moran, Ty Pygott, Jesse Holt, Caleb Abernathy, Luke Baker, Hayden Dierker – Mgr
Back Row: Coach Mike Roy, Trevor Easton, Ronnie Kersey, Trevor Moore, Corey Kersey, Jon Welch, Logan Hardesty, Coach Bob Lockart


Number Name Height Grade
2 Ross Moran 5'7" 10
3 Ty Pygott 5'7" 12
4 Luke Baker 5'11" 11
11 Caleb Abernathy 5'7" 11
12 Jesse Holt 5'10" 11
14 Corey Kersey 6'2" 12
15 Drew Ramert 5'10" 9
23 Trevor Easton 6'0" 11
24 Ronnie Kersey 6'1" 11
32 Trevor Moore 6'3" 12
33 Jon Welch 6'0" 12
42 Caleb Hill 5'11" 9

 


2015 Neoga Cheer

 

Front Row: Maddie Easton, Hailey Rogers, Bailey Banning, Kaylee Beals, Tayler Gebhardt
Back Row: Lauren Romack, Maddi Morrison, Tiffany Roderick, Rachel Ewing, Kierstyn Albin, Blair Banning

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 10:02 pm
 

2014-2015 St. Elmo - Brownstown Eagles

2015 SEB Eagles

2015 SEB Eagles

Front: Nate Matthews, Colten Miller, Coltan Harpster, Malachi Maxey, Dylan Brooks, Klayton Kroll, Elijah Austin
Back: Coach Greg Feezel, Cole Smithson, Brenden Noll, Landon Feezel, Simon Koerte, Kyle Hardimon, Noah Flowers, Brock Oberlink, Coach Ryan Beccue, Coach Vince Rohr


# Player Name Year Pos. Height
3 Lewis Brown 9 G 5’7”
11 Colten Miller 10 G 5’11”
12 Elijah Austin 10 G/F 6’1”
13 Dylan Brooks 10 G 5’11”
20 Malachi Maxey 11 G 5’9”
22 Klayton Kroll 10 F 6’0”
23 Brenden Noll 12 C 6’2”
24 Nate Matthews 12 F 5’10”
25 Noah Flowers 11 G/F 6’3”
31 Cole Smithson 12 F 6’1”
32 Landon Feezel 10 F 6’4 1/2
33 Simon Koerte 10 F/C 6’5 ½”
34 Brock Oberlink 11 F 6’3”
35 Kyle Hardimon 11 F/C 6’3”

 

2015 SEB Cheer

Back row: L to R : Corie Sasse, Bayli Mason, Elizabeth Guerrero, Emily Frailey, Shayla Stokes, Kennedy Ray, Tabitha Dolan, Abby Durbin
Middle row: L to R: Paityn Miller, Madison Carson, Kearstin Scoles, Sydney Rosborough
Front row: L to R: Addie Cage, Kandice Beshel

 

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 09:55 pm
 

2014-2015 South Central Cougars

2015 South Central Cougars

2015 SouthCentral Cougars

Back Row.: Dylan Smith, Noah Powless, Evan Langley, Jon Arnold, Sean OLeary, Dylen Peters, Chase Riley
Front Row.: Trevor Markley, Jace Wilkins, Brett Harmeier, Gavin Ratermann, and Drevonte Hill


NO. Name POS HT. YEAR
21 EVAN LANGLEY F 6'2” SR.
24 SEAN OLEARY F 6’1” SR.
52 DYLEN PETERS F 6’1” SR.
54 NOAH POWLESS F 6'2” SR.
42 DYLAN SMITH F 6’1” SR.
15 JACE WILKINS G 5’10” SR.
40 JON ARNOLD C 6’5” SR.
03 BRETT HARMEIER G 6’1” JR.
10 DREVONTE HILL G 6’2” JR.
05 GAVIN RATERMANN G 5’11” JR.
35 CHASE RILEY F 6’1” JR.
20 TREVOR MARKLEY G 5’8” SO.

 


2015 SouthCentral Cheer

Back Row.: Summer Purcell, Lorraine Magnus, Kaelynn Nannini, Cassidy Sill
Middlle Row.: Sydney Miller, Samantha Hoard, Alivia Hall, Skylar Keele, Katelynn Monical
Front Row.: Chelsea Carpenter, Shelby McCarty, Kanady Grzegorek, Bailey Sigrist, Mia Campbell

 

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 09:44 pm
 

2014-2015 St. Anthony Bulldogs

2015 St. Anthony Bulldogs

2015 StAnthony Bulldogs

Front Row L to R: Connor Greene, Chandler Martelli, Assistant Coach Kenny Koenig, Head Coach Cody Rincker, Assistant Coach Caleb Mette, Drew Gibson, and James Kabbes
Back Row L to R: Kyle Bourgeois, Jeff Niebrugge, Andrew Gardewine, Derek Rios, Nick Grunloh, Zach Gardewine, Braden Puckett, and Kyle Hartke


 

# Player Height Grade
3 Connor Greene 5'11" 12
31 Braden Puckett 6'0" 12
55 Derek Rios 6'5" 12
21 Zach Gardewine 6'3" 12
33 Andrew Gardewine 6'4" 12
25 Kyle Bourgeois 5'11" 12
11 James Kabbes 5'11" 11
13 Kyle Hartke 5'11" 11
15 Chandler Martelli 6'0" 11
23 Nick Grunloh 6'3" 11
41 Jeff Niebrugge 6'3" 11
35 Drew Gibson 6'0" 10

2015 StAnthony Cheer

Front Row - Left to Right: Allison Spraul, Lexi Mendella, Emily Willenborg, Paige Koester, Megan Schmidt, Rachel Wortman, and Saidee Bushur
Back Row – Left to Right: Maddi Tegeler, Sara Ragland, Carson Fonner, Parker Anderson, Kendall Fonner, Mary Claire Wegman, and Elizabeth Falconburg
Not pictured: Coach Julie Wortman

 

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 09:02 pm
 

2014-2015 Stew-Stras Comets

2015 Stew-Stras Comets

2015 Stew-Stras Comets

Front: Chandler Ballinger, Derek Moschenrose, Josh Overbeck, Austin Rincker, Chase Thies, Brady Hansen
Back: Coach Shane Smith, Zach Reed, Mark Jones, Teddy Kessler, Aaron Blythe, Collin Ohnesorge, Christian Kessler, Coach Cody McCollum

NO   NAME HT. POS YEAR
04 Derek Moschenrose 5’11 G/F Sophomore
10 Brady Hansen 5’ 8 G Freshman
12 Austin Rincker 5’10 G Senior
13 Chandler Ballinger 5’11 G Junior
20 Josh Overbeck 5’11 G/F Sophomore
23 Mark Jones 6’ G Senior
24 Chase Thies 5’10 G Freshman
30 Aaron Blythe 6’ 1 F Senior
32 Collin Ohnesorge 5’11 G/F Sophomore
35 Christian Kessler 6’ F Freshman
40 Ted Kessler 6’ 4 C Junior
54 Isaac Kramer 6’ C Freshman

2015 Stew-Stras Cheer

Front: Kendall Knop, Olivia Telgmann, Kneeling: Nikita Burry, Olivia Schuler
Standing: Madison Quast, Lexi Vonderheide, Olivia Wilson, Courtney Reel, Kourtni Augenstein Back: Hannah Schumacher

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 08:46 pm
 

2014-2015 Windsor Blue Devils

2015 Windsor Blue Devils

2015 Windsor BlueDevils

Back Row L to R: Zack Caywood, Nic Hutchinson, Luke Gilbert, Mitchell Haddock, Dalton Armes, Noah Boyer.
Front Row L to R: Devin Jones, James Hortenstine, Tyler Kemper, Christian Williams, Gavin Bennett


 

Name

#

Yr.

Position

Height

Dalton Armes

42

9

F

5’11

Gavin Bennett

22

9

G

5’8

Noah Boyer

32

10

F

5’11

Luke Gilbert

30

10

G

6’1

Nicholas Hutchinson

14

10

G

5’11

Zachary Caywood

44

11

F

5’9

Mitchell Haddock

20

11

G

6’2

James Hortenstine

12

11

G

5’9

Devin Jones

10

11

G

5’9

Tyler Kemper

50

11

F

5’11

Dalton McCormick

40

11

G

6’0

Tristan Warner

24

11

G

6’2

Christian Williams

34

11

G

5’11


2015 Windsor Cheer

FRONT ROW: Kaitlyn Armes, Bailey Fleshner, Bayleigh Tabor, Taylor Higgins
MIDDLE ROW: Jodie Harris, Hannah Miller
BACK ROW: Claire Pfeiffer, Charles Farmer, Breana Wilterwood

Last Updated on 01-18-15 at 08:05 pm
 

2014 Championship Game VIDEO

A BIG THANKS to WXEF and Wayne Moran for not only recording / streaming out the championship game but for also producing a finished video of the game and the related activities.

Here is all 2+ hours of the championship game!


Last Updated on 02-05-14 at 11:27 am
 

2014 FINAL Basketball Tournament Brackets

FINAL BRACKETS!!

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE BRACKETS!

Congrats to the Altamont Indians on becoming the 2014 NTC Basketball Champs!

 2014brackets

Last Updated on 02-03-14 at 01:43 pm
 

Four Players Hit 1,000 Career Point Mark in the 2014 Tournament

The 2014 tournament experienced a first in tournament - four players went over the 1,000 career point mark while playing in the tournament. The tournament awards the game ball to the player when he tops 1,000 and we almost ran out of game balls, especially since St. Elmo - Brownstown almost had two player hit the mark in the same game! Congrats to these players: -

 zeigler  maxi

Garrett Zeigler

#20 of Altamont

hit 1,000 in Game 5 

Levi Maxi

#15 of SEB

hit 1,000 in Game 7 

 behrends  baker

 Jacob Behrends

#22 of SEB

hit 1,000 inGame 12

 Jake Baker

#33 of Neoga

hit 1,000 in Game 13

Last Updated on 02-03-14 at 03:18 pm
 

2014 NTC Champions - ALTAMONT with a 49-38 Win Over St. Anthony

More to come!' Click the links below to see the official book!

Last Updated on 02-03-14 at 03:18 pm
 

Game 11 - Cowden-Herick 48 - South Central 61

More to come!' Click the links below to see the official book!

Last Updated on 02-03-14 at 02:21 pm
 
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