Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


October 5, 2013

Golf roundup Effingham boys win first conference title since 1997 Girls take third

Effingham's recent hot streak led to the ultimate goal of the regular season, as the Flaming Hearts won their first Apollo Conference championship since 1997 Friday. The Flaming Hearts carded a team score of 316, besting the Mattoon Green Wave's 323 in Paris. "There were five teams that could win today and we are very fortunate to win today," said Effingham coach Jeff Schafer. "The kids were awesome today. We hung in there and battled."Effingham's strength as of late has been balanced play between its scorers, and today, it was Jake Linders' turn to shine. Linders' 74 was the low score of the day, winning the Apollo Conference tournament. He played the final 16 holes at a 1-under par clip.It's Effingham second straight individual champion, as Jackson Wendling won last year's conference tournament. Wendling had another strong day, shooting a 76 for third place and earning All-Apollo honors in the process.Freshman Callaway Smith shot an 80 and missed the All-Apollo team by one stroke. Sean Sandifer rounded out the scorers with an 85. Salem took third with a 337, Charleston finished fourth with an identical 337, Mt. Zion earned fifth with a 338 and Paris finished sixth with a 370. The Hearts will look to capitalize on their strong conference play Tuesday when they had to the Mt. Vernon Regional Tuesday.

RESULTS1. Effingham 316, 2. Mattoon 323, 3. Salem 337, 4. Charleston 337, 5. Mt. Zion 338, 6. Paris 360Effingham: Wendling 76; Smith 80; J. Linders 74; Sandifer 85; Schafer 94; Dahnke 98Tournament champion: J. Linders (Effingham) 74

All-Apollo Team: J. Linders (E) 74; Gowin (C) 75; Wendling (E) 76; Cleveland (MZ) 77; Blanford (P) 78; Miller (MZ) 79; Warren (M) 79; Miller (M) 79

Lady Hearts finish third in ApolloThe Apollo Conference tournament was a tight one in Paris Thursday, with Salem besting Mattoon by two strokes and Effingham by six to win the conference. Salem finished the day with a 396, led by Megan Gallatin's 87. Mattoon shot a 398, topped by Katie Holsapple's 92 and Effingham's 402 was good for third, led by Morgan Wilson's 86. Wilson's score was good for third on the day, trailing only Mt. Zion's Ashley Miller (83) and Charleston's Lauren Chappell (74). Chappell was the conference tournament champion, despite her Trojans finishing in fifth place with a 417. Hope Collier shot a 98 for Effingham, the seventh-best score of the day. Collier and Wilson were both named to the All-Apollo team. Alex Brummer finished with a 102 on the day, Madison Weis shot a 116 for the tournament and Kyalee Tonn carded a 118. The Lady Hearts' regular season is over, with their regional tournament being hosted by Cumberland Wednesday at Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon.

RESULTS 1. Salem 396, 2. Mattoon 398, 3. Effingham 402, 4. Mt. Zion 416, 5. Charleston 417, 6. Paris DNQEffingham: Wilson 86 (46/40); Btrummer 102 (49/53); Collier 98 (49/49); Tonn 118 (60/58); Weis 116 (58/58)Tournament champion: Lauren Chappell (Charleston) 74

All-Apollo Team: Chappell (C) 74; Miller (MZ) 83; Wilson (E) 86; M. Gallatin (S) 87; Holsapple (M) 92; Beason (M) 97; Collier (E) 98; H. Gallatin (S) 99

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  • 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

  • Campton.jpg Dieterich Post 628 eliminates Teutopolis Post 924 3-2

    Errors proved to be Teutpolis Post 924's undoing against Dieterich Post 628, as Dieterich's sixth-inning rally in an 3-2 win were boosted by three Teutopolis errors
    To lead off the sixth, Trenton Poe reached on an error by Brock Bueker, and came around to score on an infield single by Ryan Radloff with a throwing error on Bueker. Poe was already on third when the ball went in the Teutopolis dugout, awarding Poe home to tie the game.
    Bryce McClain followed with an RBI single to score Radloff and put Post 628 up for good. Dieterich scored again on a Briar Schmidt groundout where first baseman Brant Bueker tried to get an inning-ending out at second, but the throw was wild and brought home McClain.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teutopolis, Deters down Altamont Post 512 2-0

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    Deters' efforts at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament kept Teutopolis alive in the loser's bracket to face Dieterich Post 628 immediately following the win.

    July 21, 2014

  • Poe.jpg Two-out rally pushes Dieterich to win; Post 628 beats Vandalia Post 95 4-3

    Down one with two outs and Vandalia Post 95 ace Zach Schaal coming in in relief, Dieterich Post 628 had a tough task to keep its season alive.
    But down 3-2, Cole Hartke and Charlie Thoele laced back-to-back singles to score Briar Schmidt and Flach, respectively, to take a 4-3 lead.
    Clayton Campton held the lead in the seventh, striking out two and getting Post 95 in order to keep Dieterich's season alive.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jansen.jpg Late Newton rally downs Robinson 4-2

    Newton Post 20 rarely had an answer for Robinson Post 69's Brayden Burch, but thanks to a few key Robinson errors, Newton took their District 23 opener 4-2 Friday night.
    With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Mitch Jansen led off with a walk, followed by Tim Weber reaching on an error by Robinson shortstop Zander Laino and a bunt single by Luke Geier.
    Mike Carr came through with a bloop single to center, scoring Jansen to put Newton up 2-1.Burch struck out John Grunloh and Joe Stone, but second baseman Cameron Neese booted a grounder by Mitch Bierman and two more runs scored.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenter2.jpg Teutopolis takes down South Central 3-1

    Teutopolis Post 924 scored its first run two batters into the game and would never trail from there, holding off late rallies from South Central Post 519 to win 3-1 at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament Friday night.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Clausius (2).JPG Post 120 pulls away from Dieterich

    A pitcher’s duel between Effingham’s Will Clausius and Dieterich’s Charlie Thoele broke not at the plate, but on the mound.
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    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

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