Fourth-quarter run downs Effingham in opener
Despite returning just one starter, Effingham gave Belleville Althoff Catholic all it could handle for three quarters.
Leighton Lark, the Flaming Hearts' one returning starter, drilled a three with a minute and a half left to cut the Crusader lead to 40-35 in the third.
But in the blink of an eye, Althoff ran away with the game with a 14-0 run and downed Effingham 64-45.
Dieterich beats Cumberland
Dieterich started a 22-point third quarter on a 14-4 run to take a two-point lead and didn't look back, in the Movin' Maroons 63-54 win on Monday.
Bulldogs blow out Charleston 58-30
St. Anthony found its way into the paint early and often Monday night, while Charleston settled for jump shots the majority of the night.
The difference showed on the scoreboard at the end of the game, as the Bulldogs had little trouble putting away the Trojans in a 58-30 season-opening win.
Teutopolis wins pool at Salem tourney
With a 42-32 win over Highland and a 53-28 victory over Olney, Teutopolis swept its pool play and heads back to Salem next weekend to play in the winners’ bracket.
Braunecker earns two top 3 finishes
the Illinois state swim championships, and came through with a second-place finish and a third-place finish as well.
Newton places six on All-LIC's Egyptian team
Newton's work in the trenches earned them a trio of Little Illini Conference All-Egyptian Division first-team selections.
Mathis earns NTC MVP honors
The area’s National Trail Conference coaches did agree, as Mathis was named the conference’s MVP for the second year running this week.
Teutopolis' Hartke headed to Maryville
It was a few months in the making, but Teutopolis’ Madeline Hartke made her next step official Wednesday.
The Lady Shoes’ senior had her signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officially committing to play basketball at Maryville University in St. Louis next season.
Bulldogs shut down Maroons' offense
Top players Makayla Walsh and Lexie Niebrugge didn’t play for St. Anthony on Tuesday and it didn’t matter, as the Bulldogs took advantage of their height to shut down the Dieterich offense.
Six-foot-1 forward Maggie Mumm limited Dieterich’s Mallorie Vahling throughout Tuesday’s 54-38 win, which caused the Movin’ Maroons’ offense to struggle when their outside shot wasn’t working.
St. Anthony named NTC tourney's top seed
Pairings from the National Trail Conference girls basketball tournament were released Tuesday morning with St. Anthony (1-0, 1-0) as the top seed and the only first-round bye.
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