Hearts win Bob Kerans tourney
Effingham survived a rough first half against Newton and came back to win the game 47-29 and clinch the Bob Kerans Tournament title.
Newton came out strong, taking a 14-7 lead after the first and leading 20-15 at the half.
But the Lady Hearts came out firing in the third, scoring 21 points and their defense held Newton to just nine second-half points.
Caitlin Kaufman had 13 points to lead Effingham, while Jantzen Michael added 10 points of her own.
Newton was led by Ariel Richards' 10 points.
Cumberland dropped both of its Saturday games as well, losing 65-10 to Flora and 61-12 to Mt. Zion.
Kaufman was named the tournament's MVP, while Newton's Andrea Cartright and Effingham's Josie Zerrusen and Jantzen Michael were also named to the team. Mt. Zion was second at 3-1, Flora was 2-2 for third, Newton went 1-3 and Cumberland was 0-4.
Newton hosts Edwards County and Cumberland faces Casey-Westfield tonight to kick off LIC play, while Effingham is off until Thursday's game against Charleston.
Effingham 7 8 21 11 47
Newton 14 6 5 4 29
Effingham: Michael 10, Beals 2, Totten 1, Stephenson 4, Kaufman 13, Robb 8, Zerrusen 7, Field 2
Newton: Richards 9, Cartright 6, Will 6, Davidson 3, Kerner 3, Koebele 2
Cumberland 0 4 4 2 10
Flora 13 22 17 13 65
Cumberland: Poe 5, Paul 2, Sowers 2, Grissom 1
Mt. Zion 27 20 6 8 61
Cumberland 2 2 4 4 12
Cumberland: Poe 6, Brumleve 2, Willenborg 2, Ault 2
T-Town takes tournament
It took overtime, but the Teutopolis Lady Shoes finished what they started last weekend and won the Lady Wildcat Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday night.
Teutopolis started the day with a 39-28 win over Salem, and won the tournament with a 45-39 overtime win over Bethalto Civic Memorial.
In the day's first game, Madeline Hartke had 11 points and four rebounds while Cierra Thompson added 10 points of her own and had three steals and four assists.
Jessica Schumacher had seven points and six rebounds.
The championship game saw Teutopolis take the lead early and hold it nearly all the way, until Bethalto hit a three-pointer in the game's final seconds to tie the score at 36-36.
Still, the Lady Shoes recovered and held Bethalto to just three points in overtime.
Thompson had a huge game, leading the team with 18 points. Madeline and Anna Hartke each had eight points.
Anna Hartke, Thompson and Schumacher each had seven rebounds and two steals, with Danielle Repking adding two steals of her own. Thompson also had five assists.
The second-ranked Shoes are now 6-0 and play host to CHBC Tuesday night.
Salem 4 6 11 7 28
Teutopolis 12 9 12 6 39
Teutopolis: Schumacher (7 points, 6 rebounds); Giles (1 point, 1 assist); A. Hartke (8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal); Thompson (10 points, 3 steals, 4 assists); Schmidt (2 points, 2 rebounds); M. Hartke (11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist); Hardiek (1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist)
Bethalto Civic Memorial 4 9 6 17 3 39
Teutopolis 11 9 4 12 9 45
Teutopolis: Schumacher (6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist); Hardiek (6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist); Repking (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists); A. Hartke (8 points, 7 rebounds); Thompson (18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists); M. Hartke (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals); Giles (2 rebounds)
Teutopolis finishes fifth
The Wooden Shoes finished 2-1 and lost the same amount of games as Red Hill and Olney, but the Shoes' free-throw percentage sent them to the Capital Classic fifth-place game.
Teutopolis downed Red Hill 65-36 in the Saturday opener, but were on the short end of a three-way tiebreaker among their pool.
Brett Mette had 16 points and three rebounds in the day's first game against Red Hill, while Reed Hardiek cleared double digits with 14 points.
Ryan Sandschafer had a team-high eight rebounds.
The Shoes faced Lawrenceville in the fifth-place game and jumped out to a 10-point lead early. They'd keep it up, winning 68-55.
Mette had 16 points again. Cody Will, Bobby Wenthe and Hardiek each had 10 points on the game, while Sandschafer added eight rebounds again.
Teutopolis took fifth at the Capital Classic with a 3-1 record, and face Breese Central on the road Friday after the Cougars finished fourth at the St. Anthony Turkey Tournament.
Red Hill 4 9 15 8 36
Teutopolis 15 16 22 12 65
Teutopolis: Drees (5 points, 1 rebound); Ungrund (2 points, 2 rebounds); Smith (3 points); Will (2 points, 4 rebounds); Borries (2 rebounds); Wenthe (6 points, 3 rebounds); Gebben (4 points, 3 rebounds); Kenter (6 points, 5 rebounds); Hardiek (14 points, 1 rebound); Thoele (1 rebound); Te. Jansen (1 rebound); To. Jansen (2 rebounds); Bre. Mette (16 points, 3 rebounds); Probst (2 rebounds); Sandschafer (7 points, 8 rebounds)
Lawrenceville 11 15 12 17 55
Teutopolis 21 14 13 20 68
Teutopolis: Drees (3 points, 1 rebound); Ungrund (2 points); Will (10 points, 7 rebounds); Wenthe (10 points, 6 rebounds); Kenter (4 points, 4 rebounds); Hardiek (10 points, 4 rebounds); Thoele (7 points, 4 rebounds); Bre. Mette (16 points, 5 rebounds); Sandschafer (6 points, 8 rebounds)
Dieterich takes second, Newton third
Dieterich couldn't keep up with Chrisman in the Cumberland Thanksgiving Tournament championship, falling 47-39.
The Movin' Maroons trailed by just one point at the half, but fell behind for good from there and finished second overall
Travis Niemerg led the team in the championship game with 10 points, while Tanner Traub added nine points.
Nick Feldhake and Devin Aherin each had eight points.
Newton and Neoga squared off for the second time in the third-place game, and the Eagles held off a tough Indians squad to take home third place with a 48-42 win.
Gunner Pickens had 14 points for Newton while Lucas Stone had 12 points.
Neoga was led by Wyatt Krikie's 13 points and Jake Baker's eight points.
Oblong finished fifth with a win over Pal/Hut, and Cumberland rolled Martinsville 63-17 while shutting out the Blue Streaks for the entirety of the second half.
Gunnar McMechan had 16 points, Houston Napier scored 12 and Brandon Shaon had 10 for Cumberland.
Chrisman's Ty Bolen was named the tournamen't MVP, while Stone, Baker, Traub and Dieterich teammate Alex Bohnhoff also made the All-Tournament team.
Neoga (2-3) heads to Cowden-Herrick Tuesday, Cumberland (1-4) hosts Altamont, Dieterich (3-2) faces Stew-Stras Friday and Newton (4-1) hosts Red hill Friday.
Cumberland 18 11 17 17 63
Martinsville 11 6 0 0 17
Cumberland: Beard 7, Brumleve 8, Bauguss 2, Swingler 2, McMechan 16, Napier 12, Wolke 4, Shaon 12, Cutts 2
Neoga 7 11 18 6 42
Newton 14 9 15 10 48
Neoga: L. Baker 6, C. Kersey 5, Krikie 13, R. Kersey 2, Moore 2, J. Baker 8, Atwell 6
Newton: Mammoser 9, Chesnut 7, Pickens 14, Stone 12, Dart 2, Workman 4
Dieterich 14 8 7 10 39
Chrisman 13 10 8 16 47
Dieterich: Traub 9, Bohnhoff 4, Felhake 8, Aherin 8, T. Niemerg 10
Warriors handle Hornets
Cowden-Herrick closed the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tournament with a 65-48 loss to Cowden-Herrick Saturday.
The game was tied at 28-28 at the half, but the Warriors pulled away with a 23-9 third quarter and the Hornets fell to 2-3 overall.
Colton Burrus had 17 points and Dylan Barnes added 15 points for C-H.
The Hornets grabbed just five rebounds, with Carson Lorton grabbing three, according to the C-H stats.
With the tournament over, the Hornets (2-3) begin NTC tournament play Tuesday night when they host Neoga.
Cowden-Herrick 15 13 9 11 48
Patoka 16 12 23 14 65
Cowden-Herrick: Blackerby 3, Sphar 8, M. Sandiford 5, Burrus 17, Barnes 15
Altamont downs Charleston 6-2
At least it’s the last year of the Ohnesorges for Altamont’s opponents.
That’s the sister duo of Madison and Lauren that have been top athletes at Altamont High School. The pair produced once again in a 6-2 win over Charleston at Karch Field.
Pitcher's duel: Gardewine leads St. Anthony over Teutopolis 1-0
Zach Gardewine gripped the game ball tightly in his right hand and smiled.
It’s not every day a pitcher shuts out the loaded Teutopolis lineup and he knew it. Gardewine became the first player to blank the Wooden Shoes, in St. Anthony’s 1-0 win on Tuesday, since Dieterich duo Tanner Traub and Jake Bohnhoff on March 22, 2013.
Ziegler's choice an easy one
Lake Land College’s Grace Ziegler had a choice after her two years playing were up.
The Altamont alumna basically whittled her options down to this: continue to play basketball collegiately at a four-year institution, or transfer to a four-year institution to have a traditional college student experience.
Vonderheide, W/SS win at Charleston 12-0
Christian Vonderheide had the luxury of choosing which was better.
It was either the grand slam, or a complete game shutout thrown by the right hander.
“They are both pretty equal,” Vonderheide said. “Pitching is more of my thing. The grand slam I got lucky. I swung hard, and I was lucky enough for it to go over the fence."
The win could be more important as Windsor/Stew-Stras pounded a 12-0 win over Charleston at CHS Field.
Czachorski: Time to catch Cup fever
I woke up early Friday morning and did something I never do these days -- I flipped on SportsCenter.
It was the top of the 7 a.m. hour, and unshockingly, ESPN led with discussion of the playoffs.
What left me flabbergasted was they were leading with the NHL playoffs, as I was truly unaware ESPN remembered that hockey was a sport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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