McNamee: Opening Day, a holiday?
Generally, people recognize Opening Day and the Super Bowl as unaccredited national holidays because they, like me, capitalize them in sentences. There’s a greater power that can settle this dispute:
Shoes sweep five-team meet
The Teutopolis boys and girls track teams dominated at their meet on Tuesday, coming up with a number of first-place finishes and ending up in first as a team in both girls and boys.
Errors undo Effingham in 10-1 loss
The Rams took advantage of several Effingham errors to break open a close game Monday.
Mt. Vernon claimed a 10-1 win on a soggy night at Brennan Klein Memorial Field.
Burns' walkoff pushes Altamont past Cumberland
Brooke Burns scored as a pinch runner in a two-run third inning for Altamont, but she stepped up for her first at-bat in the seventh and delivered.
Burns knocked a single past Cumberland center fielder Taylor Layton, scoring Alex Teasley from second base for the walk-off 3-2 victory Tuesday.
Cougar comeback: Effingham alum Green back from injury for SIUE
Entering the 2013 collegiate baseball season, Effingham alumni Chase and Chad Green had dreams of making a major step toward being drafted.
The story’s already partially unfolded. Chad emerged as one of the University of Louisville’s top pitchers, making the College World Series and being drafted by the Detroit Tigers. He’s been assigned to their low-A team in Grand Rapids, Mich., the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Chase, who already had the harder of the two roads as Chad had been drafted before, found a major pothole that he ran through from 2012 all the way to 2014.
Timely hitting leads Shoes past W/SS
Teutopolis scored eight runs with two outs against Windsor/Stew-Stras on Monday and beat the Blue Devils 12-2 in five innings.
Cumberland downs St. Anthony 24-5
St. Anthony has been the team swinging the hottest bats in the area, and looked to keep it going Monday against Cumberland.
For three innings, they did, taking a 4-3 lead behind two Makayla Walsh homers and another by Jenna Woltman.
Then Cumberland struck back, and a combination of the Pirate offense and St. Anthony pitching injuries snowballed, leading the top-ranked Pirates to a 24-5 victory over 11th-ranked St. Anthony.
Czachorski: On the nature of fandom
With Opening Day Monday, I grabbed nearly everything I owned with a Cub logo on it and wore it around town.
That doesn’t count the bathing suit I got as a Christmas present once; I may have briefly considered it anyway.
Stewardson Trinity takes SIJHSAA title
It's clear Stewardson volleyball and coach Ronda Schlechte are becoming a power.
Just four months after leading the Stew-Stras varsity to second in Class 1A, Schlechte and the Stewarsdson Trinity Cardinals won the SIJHSAA title Saturday. Stew-Stras Junior High, not coached by Schlechte, also made the state tournament in the IESA Class 7-1A.
Effingham sweeps track quad
Effingham hosted its first outdoor meet of the year with svery similar results on the boys and girls sides.
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