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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  • JakeLinders.jpg Flaming Hearts win St. Anthony Invitational

    The Flaming Hearts of Effingham were the overall winners and also had the medalist. Effingham shot a team score of 312 to beat the host Bulldogs by nine shots. Hearts senior Jackson Wendling finished with a 72 to take medalist honors.

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Willenborg.jpg Teutopolis takes opener against St. Thomas More

    Teutopolis took the course with a new coach and four players, but as coach Becky Probst said, it takes four to score.
    And those four Lady Shoes took their first match of the year, topping Champaign St. Thomas More 216-227 in both teams' openers at Cardinal Golf Course in Effingham.

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • callawaysmith.jpg Time to tee off, golf season starts fall sports campaign today

    The fall sports campaign kicks off in earnest Monday afternoon, with the first area varsity contests being held in Windsor and Effingham this afternoon.
    The St. Anthony Invitational boys golf tournament will be held at Fox Prairie Golf Course at 1 p.m. in Windsor, while the Teutopolis Lady Shoes host St. Thomas More at Cardinal Golf Course at 4 p.m.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • AndrewBingham.jpg Flaming Hearts' flexibility a plus; Effingham prepping for upcoming soccer season

    Three days into the practice season, Effingham soccer coach Aaron Witges sees a lot of flexibility.
    It was something his squad had last year, with 10 seniors but young players forcing their way into the lineup as well.
    Coming off a 10-8-3 season, some of those young players will find themselves in new positions for the Flaming Hearts this season.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-16 eff volleyball.jpg Flaming Hearts set with new coach

    The Effingham Flaming Hearts volleyball team will have a new but familiar face leading them on the sideline this season.
    As a former player for the Hearts, coach Mindy McCollum-Boswell will look to lead her team to their first regional title since 2008.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ryan.jpg Czachorski: Bears backups worrisome

    This might sound shockingly similar to a number of columns I've written in the past, but it bears repeating (excusing a terrible pun).
    The quarterback situation is worrisome.

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • FelixScharnbacher.jpg Newton soccer kicks off, inaugural season starts Sept. 2

    For the first time in the history of Newton High School, a soccer team will be a part of the fall sports season.

    August 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • ATV2.jpg Pocrnich wins national ATV title

    As people get older, their chance at a national championship diminishes, but Effingham’s Kevin Pocrnich was able to win one at 49 years old.
    Pocrnich won the Class 16 Senior 40+ Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Championship and according to the league website, finished fourth in the Class 14 30+ Veteran division. He went out with a bang, winning the final race of the season in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee Saturday.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teutopolis alum Thompson part of no-hitter

    A pair of Effingham natives are making some noise up in the Northwest League.
    Teutopolis alumnus Derek Thompson and Effingham alumnus Nick Gardewine, both members of the Spokane Indians in the Texas Rangers organization, earned some recognition over the past week.

    August 14, 2014

  • KnopVolleyball.jpg Comets coming off stellar season

    The Stew-Stras Comets finished in second-place at the state championship last season, a high-water mark for the program in recent years.
    Coach Ronda Schlechte lost five players who played quality minutes from last year’s team, but she said she has a lot of freshmen that have the ability to help the team.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

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