Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


  • GarrettZieglerMain.jpg More than a stat: Altamont's Ziegler caps career as EDN Player of the Year

    Garrett Ziegler's "ultimate goal" this year for his Altamont Indians was to deliver them their first basketball sectional win ever — he said as much after scoring his 1,000th point in February.
    Underneath that came a deeper, more basic wish that drove him to work harder than he ever had in three seasons of basketball with the Indians — for both his town and himself.

    April 5, 2014 2 Photos

  • Barnes.jpg Beecher City's Barnes bounces back

    Of all of the awards displayed in his bedroom, Brady Barnes knows his most valuable player plaque from Saturday’s Central Illinois All-Star Game was the most improbable.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10-18 NTC mvp Cougars, Cardinals will share Busch Stadium in June

    The South Central baseball team is going back to Busch Stadium.
    The Cougars will take the field against Mattoon after the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants leave it, following the Cardinals’ 1:15 p.m. game on Sunday, June 1.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg 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:
    The iPhone.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • CGP_3771.jpg 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.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0061.JPG 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.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burns.jpg 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.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • 14129_024.jpg 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.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Probst2.jpg 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.

    April 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Casey.jpg 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.

    April 1, 2014 2 Photos

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