Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


October 1, 2012

Local roundup


EFFINGHAM — St. Anthony 25-25, Teutopolis 20-13

St. Anthony: Haylee Mathis 5K, 1B, 2D, 5A, 1 ace; Kassy Dammerman 9D; Lauren Schmidt 1B, 3 aces; Lauren Wendt 3K, 3B; Logan Braunecker 4K; Maggie Mumm 4K; Megan Nuxoll 1K, 4D, 2 aces; Megan Woltman 6A, 1 ace; Rachel Schultz 3D.

Teutopolis: Morgan Breer 4D, 1A, 1 ace; Natalie Summers 3K, 3D, 1 ace; Lucy Niemerg 2K, 3D, 1 ace; Katelyn Roholl 1K, 1D, 9A, 1 ace; Anna Grimes 1K, Dakota Swingler 4K, 1D; Michelle Schmidt 1K, 1B; Julie Wente 2K, 4D, 1B.

Hearts outlast Salem

Felicia Totten pcked up 12 kills and 14 assists, helping Effingham notch a 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 road victory against Apollo Conference foe Salem Thursday.

Kelli Utz had 13 digs, Kallie Koester had nine kills and seven digs, and Deedra Myers had eight digs and five kills for the Hearts.

Effingham also won the junior varsity contest 25-15, 22-25, 26-24. Katie Roberts had seven kills and four digs, Shelby Nunamaker had five kills, and Madeline Mitchell served eight aces for the Hearts.

Effingham 25-22-25, Salem 23-25-21

Effingham: Kourtney Utz 3K, 6D, 8A; Deedra Myers 5K, 8D, 1A, 2 aces; Bethany Donaldson 1D, 1A; Kalli Koester 9K, 7D, 3A; Holly White 2D, 1A; Kelli Utz 3K, 13D, 1 ace; Felicia Totten 1K, 12D, 14A; Shanon Daugherty 5K, 8D, 6A, 1B; Stephanie Robb 9K, 1D, 1 ace; Chandler Ramey 3K, 1B, 1A.

Stew-Stras 8-1 in NTC

The Comets improved to 11-5 overall and 8-1 in the National Trail Conference with a 25-13, 25-23 victory over Brownstown Thursday.

Lindsay Burton had nine kills, Kendall Knop had six kills and 20 dogs, and Kelsie Walden had 19 assists for Stew-Stras. Chelsey Lange had four kills, Tara Johnson nine digs and Michaela Walk seven assists for the Bombers (5-11 overall, 1-7 NTC).

Brownstown won the junior varsity match 25-19, 25-14.

Stew-Stras 25-25, Brownstown 13-23

Stew-Stras: Kelsie Walden 4D, 19A; Lindsay Burton 9K, 1D; Brittani Tabbert 3K, 9D, 2 aces; Kendall Knop 6K, 20D, 7 aces; Elizabeth Gratz 6D, 1 ace; Sarah Locke 8D; Morgan Stremming 1K; Clara Kaufman 2K, 2D.

Brownstown: Tara Johnson 3K, 9D, 1 ace; Shelby Rine 1 ace; Chelsey Lange 4K; Bethany Oberlink 3K, 5D; Danie Austin 2K; Michaela Walk 7A; Katie Kroll 5A; Brittany Kistler 8D.

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    But he's finally acting on it, as McDonald announced that he plans to retire as the head coach of the Flaming Hearts at the end of the 2014 season.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • MammoserLeft.jpg Switching it up; Newton's Mammoser trying his hands at switch pitching

    American Legion fans around the central Illinois area have started to hear of Newton’s Brock Mammoser.
    The pole vaulter, point guard and quarterback also finds time for the baseball field, and while he routinely sat in the middle of the order for Post 20 played shortstop and first base with flair, there’s one thing everyone came back to.
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    It all started with a half-hearted suggestion a few years back.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

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    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29NewtonOrientmain.JPG Newton's season ends in 14-4 loss

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    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.
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    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. 
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    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

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    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.
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    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

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

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    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

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