Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 23, 2012

Sports roundup

Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Effingham tops Charleston

    Leighton Lark exploded for 22 points on Wednesday night in the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament to lead the Hearts past Charleston, 65-57.

    Clark Williamson had 14 points and Hunter Keith added 10 points for Effingham.Zach Steidl had 11 points to lead Charleston.    

    The Hearts improved to 1-1 on the season. TheyÕll take on St. Anthony tonight at 7 p.m.

St. Anthony falls

to Althoff Catholic

    Despite 21 points from Jacob Schuette, the Bulldogs couldnÕt pull off a win against Althoff Catholic on Wednesday, losing 62-45.Neil Williams scored 11 points and John Goeckner added five points for St. Anthony.

    Chaun Wells led the way for the Crusaders, notching 14 points. Kevin Renner and Brendon Gooch each added 13 points for Althoff.

    The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 with the loss. Althoff improved to 2-0.

Robinson downs Mt. Zion

    Behind 30 points from Derrick Nicholas, Robinson took down Mt. Zion on Wednesday, 68-59.    Cory Blount added 12 points for the Maroons and Aaron Siler had 11 points.Colton Calhoun paced Mt. Zion, scoring 27 points on the night.

Bob Kerans



(in Newton)

Newton edges Flora

    Amy Bierman led the way with 10 points and seven rebounds as Newton squeezed out a 33-31 victory against Flora at the Bob Kerans Thanksgiving Tournament in Newton.

    Morgan Swingler had nine points and five rebounds, and Andrea Cartright added six points and six boards for the Eagles.    Newton improved to 3-1 on the season. The Eagles play Mt. Zion tonight at 6 p.m.

Effingham topples Mt. Zion

    Caitlin Kaufman scored 12 points on Wednesday night to lead Effingham to an easy 51-36 victory over Mt. Zion.

    Courtney Utz added 10 points for the Hearts.Effingham is back in action this afternoon against Cumberland. The game starts at 4:30 p.m.

Other Area Action

St. Elmo defeats North Clay

    Levi Maxey scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Connor Beasley added 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead St. Elmo to a 55-43 victory on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles are 1-0 on the season and will be back in action on Tuesday night against South Central.

Newton tops Shiloh

    Elijah Knepper led the way for Newton on Tuesday night, scoring 21 points while leading the Eagles to a 58-40 win over Shiloh.

    Lucas Stone and Dylan Davidson each added 11 points for Newton.

    Keith Butler grabbed eight rebounds and Davidson had five assists to lead the Eagles in those categories.

Cowden-Herrick falls to Patoka

    Luke Moore scored 12 points, but it wasnÕt enough to lead the Hornets past Patoka on Tuesday night. Cowden-Herrick lost 59-46.

    Caleb Heiserman scored 10 points, and Logan Cutler added eight points for the Hornets.

National Trail



Dieterich shuts down Altamont

    Candace Niemerg scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Dieterich to a 44-18 win over Altamont on Tuesday.

    Courtney Flach added eight points and Taylor Wright and Mallorie Vahling each had six points for the Maroons.

    Lauren Ohnesorge had six points and Madison Ohnesorge scored five points for Altamont.

    Dieterich is now 3-0.

    The Maroons will play Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City tonight at 7.

Neoga routs

South Central

    Behind 21 points from Jillian Deters, Neoga picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday, beating South Central 67-22.

    Madison Butler added 16 points, five assists and three steals, and E.C. Thies had 15 points for the Indians.

    Neoga is now 1-3 on the year and will play again tonight in NTC tournament action