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.
Shoe-in: Teutopolis' Hartke named Effingham Daily News Player of the Year
Madeline Hartke’s value is difficult to measure in a scorebook.
She’s capable of scoring way more than 12.1 points per game, but she isn’t that kind of player and that isn’t what the Shoes often needed the Effingham Daily News Area Player of the Year to do, on their way to 29 wins.
Altamont downs Greenville 4-3
Ledbetter’s tag on Hoffmeier was late, but she recognized Richardson trying to take third and threw her out from her knees for the final out of the Indians’ 4-3 win on Thursday.
Teutopolis smashes Casey-Westfield 16-0
After a pair of tough wins to open the season against Salem last weekend, Teutopolis gave itself breathing room early and often in a 16-0 win over Casey-Westfield Thursday.
The Wooden Shoes took their time and capitalized at key points, drawing 12 walks and tallying 13 hits as they walked all over the Warriors.
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