Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


October 1, 2012

Local roundup


EFFINGHAM — Hearts top Casey-Westfield

Lauren Hoekstra, Madisson Haake, Claudia Vinvela Ayllon, Kaitlyn Gurley and Emma Kull won singles matches, and Effingham rolled to a 7-2 victory Thursday at Casey-Westfield.

Hoekstra/Vinvela Ayllon and Shelby Funneman/Kull won in doubles.

Effingham 7, Casey-Westfield 2


1. Lauren Hoekstra (E) def. Audrey Scott (CW), 10-0; 2. Madisson Haake (E) def. Dakotah Parker (CW), 10-8; 3. Claudia Vinvela Ayllon (E) def. Cartlyn Cox (CW), 10-5; 4. Kaitlyn Gurley (E) def. Darbie Thompson (CW), 10-1; 5. Ashley Hollensbee (CW) def. Shelby Funneman (E), 11-9; 6. Emma Kull (E) def. Leslie Glade (CW), 10-5.


1. Scott/Parker (CW) def. Haake/Gurley (E), 10-3; 2. Hoekstra/Vinvela Allyn (E) def. Thompson/Hollensbe (CW), 10-0; 3. Funneman/Kull (E) def. Caitlyn Cox/Karley Fain (CW), 10-5.

Bulldogs JV tops Greenville

St. Anthony’s junior varsity team swept every match in a 5-0 victory Thurdsay over Greenville.

Erin Goeckner was a 6-3 winner in singles, and Chloe Malone won her match 6-2.

In doubles, Tierney Hammer/Goeckner won 6-1; Megan Schmidt/Hammer won 6-4; and Schmidt/Malone won 6-1.


Hearts’ frosh win big

Effingham’s freshmen built a 22-0 lead by halftime and cruised to a 38-14 victory at Paris Thursday.

Quarterback Joseph Nieman completed just 5 of 7 passes, but three of them went for touchodowns. Nieman finished with 127 passing yards.

Tucker Denton had TD receptions of 39 and 20 yards, and Drew Vasquez had a 27-yard touchdown catch and also scored on a  5-yard run. Denton finished with three catches for 80 yards.

Alex Howell scored Effingham’s other touchdown on a 58-yard interception return.

Nieman had a team-leading nine tackles, and Zach Koester had seven. Caleb Martin had  fumble recovery, and Howell and Turner Kronewitter had sacks.


Bulldogs top Shoes

Kassy Dammerman collected nine digs, and Haylee Mathis picked up five kils and five assists as St. Anthony notched a 25-20, 20-13 victory over Teutopolis Thursday.

Dakota Swingler had four kills, Morgan Breer four digs, and Katelynn Ruholl nine assists for the Wooden Shoes.

The Bulldogs also won the junior varsity match 27-25, 26-24. The St. Anthony freshmen won 25-13, 25-7, 20-25.

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