Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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September 3, 2013

Bulldog freshman Keller wins Metro-East Lutheran Invitational St. Anthony takes 8th, Neoga finishes 19th

Anna Sophia Keller was one of the IESA's greatest athletes ever, setting eight state records before moving on to high school.Not that it was a surprise, but the success has continued at the high school level. Keller ran her first cross country race Saturday at the Metro-East Lutheran Invitational as a member of the St. Anthony Bulldogs and took home first-place. Her time of 18:08.02 was easily good enough for first, besting Red Bud junior Deanna Deterding's time of 19:17.46. All in all, Keller bested 318 other runners from 34 teams overall in heat so excessive they cancelled the boys' race. The Bulldogs finished eighth overall with a team score of 270. Decatur St. Teresa won the meet with a score of 51, taking home three top-ten finishes and no scoring times worse than 19th overall. Sophomore Carson Fonner took 30th overall with a time of 22:08.03, Sara Wortman finished in 50th in 23:45.09, Elizabeth Falconburg's time of 25:22.47 was good for 83rd and Rachel Wortman clocked in in 130th in 26:58.58.Neoga also competed, taking 19th with 548 points. Madison Butler led the Indians in 81st with a time of 25:19.14. Brittany Deters took 103rd with a time of 26.12.98, Taylor Baker finished 26:45.07 for 12rd, Madeline Gibson earned 135th in 27:03.85 and Rachel Ewing was the Indians' final scoring time in 29:16.92 in 171st. St. Anthony will compete Tuesday at Olney at 4:15 p.m. with the boys making their season debut after the Saturday race was canceled. Neoga hosts Altamont at 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

RESULTS1. Decatur St. Teresa 51, 2. Rochester 139, 3. Breese Mater Dei 157, 4. Carlinville 167, 5. Mt. Zion 198, 8. St. Anthony 270, 19. Neoga 548St. Anthony: Keller 18:08.02, Fonner 22:08.03, S. Wortman 23:45.09, Falconburg 25:22.47, R. Wortman 26:58.57, Spraul 36:05.50Neoga: Butler 25:19.14, Deters 26:12.98, Baker 26:45.07, Gibson 27:03.85, Ewing 29:16.92, Rich 30:36.29, Buening 31:00.81, Morrison 32:24.64, Andrews 33:50.03, Krampe 37:03.74, Burrell 38:09.01, Hakman 38:33.19, Beard 50:57.10, Banning 51:26.16Race winner: Keller (STA) 18:08.02

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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  • Teutopolis, Deters down Altamont Post 512 2-0

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  • 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

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    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

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

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    Tied 0-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Effingham Post 120 got its first run via a bases-loaded, two out balk. The lead would hold up as Post 120’s offense sparked, and Effingham beat Dieterich Post 628 5-0 in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament opener.

    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

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