Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


October 21, 2013

Bulldogs take ninth

BLOOMINGTON — Things played similarly for the St. Anthony Bulldogs during Saturday’s round at the Class 1A state tournament.

St. Anthony came into the day with a score of +49, and finished round two at a score of +50 for a combined score of +99. The only change was their place, as they entered in eighth and finished ninth for the tournament.

“We did okay, we teed off on Saturday and it was like 36 degrees and then the wind kicked up,” said St. Anthony coach Phil Zaccari. “We did the best we could, and we didn’t putt real well.”

Connor Greene had the low day for St. Anthony with a 79, Garrett Hixenbaugh shot an 85, Jared Hutchison finished with an 83 and Nick Wortman shot a 91 during Saturday’s play. Those four made up St. Anthony’s total team score in that respective order with both days’ scores combined.

In individual play, Neoga’s Luke Baker had a much better second day, finishing with a 77 after a first-round 85. Baker played the front nine at even par, making birdie on the fourth but bogeying the third. He came back in with a 41.

Baker’s second round effort pushed him from 57th place on Friday to a tie for 30th overall in the state as a sophomore.

St. Anthony does bring five of their six golfers back next year, losing Nick Wortman to graduation.

“We’re very happy we were there, because a lot of people wrote us off early,” Zaccari said.

Wilson moves up

Effingham’s Morgan Wilson shared the kind of luck Baker had in Bloomington, shooting an 83 on Saturday to shoot up the scoreboard.

Wilson shot an 87 in the first round and improved in the second, while many around her had a much tougher day at Red Tail Run in Decatur.

She entered Saturday’s play in 43rd place, but by shaving four strokes off her round from Friday, she shot up 11 spots and finished the state tournament in 32nd place.

Text Only
  • White2.jpg Indians' bats too much for Eagles

    An 11 a.m. start on Good Friday wasn't too early for Altamont, as the Indians pushed 10 across in the first frame and bested Newton 16-1 in five innings.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Schultz.jpg Power surge: Homers help Shoes beat Comets 8-4

    Teutopolis broke open a close game with four home runs and remained undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stew-Stras/Windsor Thursday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cutts.jpg Cutts carries Cumberland to 4-3 win

    His first three hits were no doubters, but Blayke Cutts’ fourth hit on Thursday was a high bouncer over the glove of Olney third baseman Peyton Billington to win in a walk-off.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg McNamee: Questions about EIU's Jimmy G

    The typical phrase used in situations like this, I think, is: “He shows potential.” I may not have believed anything I was saying, but at least he was in line to be a four-year starter; at least, he had that.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Booker.jpg Pirates push past Flaming Hearts 10-2

    It took a bit for the bats to warm up, but Cumberland made the necessary adjustments at the plate and took down Effingham 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bohnhoff.jpg Newton walks off against Dieterich

    For the second straight game, Newton earned a win via the walkoff, this time as Caleb Chesnut drove in the game-winning run with two outs to down Dieterich 5-4.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Niebs.jpg Walsh, Bulldogs fend off Newton 17-8

    Makayla Walsh played the role of starter and stopper.
    She relieved St. Anthony pitcher Jenna Woltman, who was struggling to locate her pitches, and stopped the bleeding during a four-run fourth inning.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Foreman.JPG Flaming Hearts handle Olney

    Effingham cruised to its second dual win of the year, taking all nine matches from Olney Tuesday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearts 5th, St. A 8th at Troy

    Effingham went 3-1 at the Troy Triad Invitational Saturday to earn fifth place overall, while crosstown counterpart St. Anthony went 1-3 and finished eighth.

    April 14, 2014

  • DSC_0281.JPG Lady Shoes stay unbeaten

    The Lady Shoes kept rolling at the Pinckneyville Showcase, winning both games and moving to a perfect 12-0.
    Teutopolis fell behind 3-0 to Pinckneyville after one and it took them until the fourth to get on the board, but once they did, they put up 12 runs in three innings for the 12-6 win.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.