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.
Vonderheide tosses no-no for Windsor/Stew-Stras
Vonderheide threw the area’s first no-hitter of the season, allowing just one walk in a 6-0 win of the day’s opener. He struck out 17 on the day of the 21 outs he recorded.
Kersey, Fry, Sutherland earn wins at Top Times
Neoga’s Corey Kersey led the way, winning the long jump with a distance of 20-11.75 and the triple jump with a distance of 44-00.75. He’s the state’s reigning triple jump champion, and bested North Boone’s Chris Walker by 17.25 inches. He also finished seventh in the high jump with a height of 06-02.
He was joined in the winner’s circle by Stew-Stras’ Jason Fry, taking home the shot put with a distance of 53-01.50, nearly two feet ahead of Tuscola’s Stephen Gibson (51-04).
Cumberland’s Tye Sutherland was the other area winner, winning the 800-meter run by 2.5 seconds with a time of 1:58.15. He was the only runner under two minutes.
LIC tops NTC 83-61
The highlights were few and far between for the National Trail Conference all-star team Saturday night, losing 83-61 to the Little Illini Conference in the Central Illinois All-Star Game.
The NTC drew within single digits multiple times in the second half, but the LIC was too much for the NTC.
A highlight for NTC MVP Brady Barnes, of Beecher City, was simply playing in the contest, as it was for other players like Stew-Stras’ Brandon Helmuth.
Effingham's Sanders stymies Altamont
It was the Swayde Sanders show for Effingham Friday afternoon, as the southpaw pitched 6 1-3 innings and hit two doubles in an 8-1 win over Altamont.
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