Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 13, 2013

SH's Keller sets state record St. Anthony eighth grade girls finish fourth

PEORIA-Anna Sophia Keller is no stranger to setting records and claiming state titles, having captured the Class A seventh-grade crown in the 1600-meter run last season, and setting a state record in the process.

This weekend, Keller again won the 1600-meter title, now in the eighth-grade division. Keller's time of 5:03.80 was nearly a second better than the previous record, 5:04.91, set by Kately Bastert of Carthage in 2003. Keller's historic run in the 1600, as well as second-place finish in the 800 (2:21.29), helped lead Effingham Sacred Heart to a seventh-place showing at the state meet.The top team, however, was St. Anthony, who turned in a fourth-place finish. Kristin Slaughter captured a state championship in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet for the Illinois Class A crown. Slaughter did exactly that to her competition, winning the event by 18 inches. Not a one-trick pony, slaughter also finished fourth in the 400-meter dash, finishing with a time of 1:03.91. Andrea Pace of Clifton Nash won in 1:01.64.Jenna Woltman of St. Anthony finished second in the shot put and 31st in the discus with throws of 31 feet, 8.25 inches and 69 feet, one inch, respectively.Other area performers were Altamont's McKenzie Goldstein, Sydney Zacha and Keirdron Duckwitz. Goldstein placed 16th in the 200-meter dash (29.08), Zacha finished 33rd in the 800 (2:58.48) and Duckwitz placed second in the pole vault (8 feet) and 22nd in the long jump (13 feet 11 inches). Altamont's Audry Winters placed sixth in the pole vault and Elizabeth Biggs finished 24th in the discus (76 feet, 7 inches) to help the squad land in 20th overall.Neoga's Makenzie Hill finished 18th in the 200 meter dash (29.12), and Jaycie Roy finished 13th in the 400-meter dash (1:05.53) and 12th in the long jump (14 feet, 8.25 inches). Neoga finished 57th overall.Sigel St. Michael was led by Kacie Hotze's eighth-place finish in the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches. Christy Hoene placed 29th in the shot put (25 feet, 8.5 inches).

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     Newton Post 20 almost pulled another comeback off against the Orient Miners, cutting a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 midway through Monday night’s game.
    But Newton’s Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament run came to an end, as Orient rattled off nine runs in the sixth inning and clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 14-4 win.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-28NewtonSundaygame2.JPG Comeback win keeps Post 20 alive in 10-7 win

    Newton Post 120 didn’t let a 4-1 deficit get to them against Highland Post 439, using a patient approach in the face of an elimination game.
    Three bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the third tied the game at 4-4, and with the bases loaded down 5-4 in the fourth, Tim Weber broke the game open with a two-run double and an error.
    By the time the dust settled, Newton led 10-5 heading to the sixth inning and would hold on to a 10-7 win to keep its season alive.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-28NewtonSundaygame1.JPG Salem deals Newton first divisional loss

    Mitch Bierman started off Newton Post 20’s game against Salem Post 128 with a bang Sunday afternoon, hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on the next batter.
    Post 20’s offense didn’t follow his lead from there, as Newton had just three more hits and no runs, and falling in a Junior Legion Fifth Division winner’s bracket game to Salem 12-1 in seven innings.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0725.JPG Newton Post 20 bests Belleville Post 58 in opener 6-1
    After a 9-3 loss to Breese Post 252 Gray Monday night, Newton Post 20 coach John Grunloh predicted the five-day break until the Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament would be good for his players, especially his pitchers. 
    Mitch Jansen proved his coach right, spinning a gem in Newton's opener Saturday afternoon as Post 20 made short work of Belleville Post 58 6-1. 

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • daughertyfootball.jpg Hearts to prep with Mattoon 7-on-7

    Two weeks ago, Effingham was supposed to start shaking off the rust with a 7-on-7 football tournament in Mattoon. Naturally, it rained and was canceled.
    So Saturday, the Flaming Hearts will head up to Mattoon and play their first 7-on-7 event of the season, taking part in an 10- team field with Mattoon, Rochester, Robinson, Marshall, Cahokia and Pleasant Plains from Illinois, with Terre Haute North and Northview coming from Indiana. Rochester is bringing two squads.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mammoser3.jpg Newton Post 20 plays Belleville Saturday

    With the District 23 tournament behind them, Newton Post 20 now knows its fate for the Fifth Division Junior Legion tournament this weekend in Bethalto.
    Newton will play Belleville Post 58 at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Bethalto, in the third game of six on the day.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bateman.jpg Effingham's season comes to a close with 11-1 loss to Salem

    A 1-0 lead for Effingham Post 120 rapidly evaporated, and the post’s Junior Legion season came to an end with a 11-1 loss in five innings to Salem Post 128 Tuesday night.
    The game was for the final spot of District 23 in the divisional tournament, with Newton Post 20 and Breese Post 252 Gray punching their tickets by winning their district divisions.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bierman.jpg Newton Post 20 falls short against Breese Gray 9-3

    While the District 23 title ultimately exceeded Newton Post 20’s grasp, their season will continue in Bethalto.
    Newton took on Breese Post 252 Gray for the Junior Legion District 23 title as the two division winners, but Breese’s bats proved too much for Newton in an 9-3 loss for Post 20.
    “The innings where they put some runs on us, we gave them some extra outs,” said Newton coach John Grunloh. “You’ve got to make the plays when you play better teams.”

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Barnes3.jpg Barnes' one-hitter boosts Post 120; Effingham beats Dieterich 1-0

    Ryan Barnes hasn’t seen a lot of time with Effingham Post 120’s junior legion team this season, but he showed up in a big way Monday night in a 1-0 win over Dieterich Post 628.
    The win kept Effingham’s season alive one more day in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament, as the post will face Salem Post 128 at 5:30 p.m. today for the district’s final spot in the divisional round. Salem Post 128 downed Mt. Vernon Post 141 1-0 in the West Division loser’s bracket, setting up the final with Effingham today.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mammoser2.jpg Newton Post 20 tops Effingham Post 120 7-5 late

    Most of the games at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament have seen pitching take control, but the pitchers in Sunday night's Effingham Post 120/Newton Post 20 game faced an uphill battle.
    While Brock Mammoser started the game for Post 20 on the hill and struggled, he came through with the biggest hit in the game, putting Newton up for good in a 7-5 win over Effingham.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

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