Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


  • 7-1DieterichAltamontLegionmain.jpg Wolff leads Post 512 in shutout win

    Klaiton Wolff’s stellar summer season for Altamont Post 512 continued on Monday.
    Dieterich Post 628 smacked only one ball through the infield against Wolff, who shut them down in a one-hit performance to lead Altamont to a 5-0 win.

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • CGP_2036.jpg Indians never led better; Altamont ace Deidre Ledbetter named EDN Player of the Year

    Deidre Ledbetter’s glove was worn out.
    It was comparatively old given the shelf life of most mitts and the workload she put it through — Ledbetter started using it as a freshman on the Altamont softball team.
    It’s a beat-up piece of leather with a lot of mileage, including the 183 innings this season, a similar total last season and her pitch counts for the Mattoon Pride every summer. A lot of riseballs and screwballs came out of her glove in the last three or four years.
    It was the glove she used during a stellar 2014 campaign where her team won it all, a season where she was named the Effingham Daily News All-Area Player of the Year.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 6-27NeogaSIBC.jpg Indians look to retool without Deters

    Much of it looks the same, but the missing piece still hanging over Neoga's head is Jillian Deters.
    One of the Indians' most accomplished scorers graduated, leaving a void in the middle of the paint, but head coach Kim Romack's team is showing no signs of falling off.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teutopolis Post 924 moves to 3-0 at Firecracker

    With player Andy Borries coaching and playing left field, Teutopolis Post 924 moved to 3-0 at the Mattoon Firecracker tournament Thursday with a 7-3 win over Olney Post 30 and a 10-0 win over Robinson Post 69.

    June 27, 2014

  • 6-27TTownSIBC.jpg Lady Shoes reset with summer shootout

    Teutopolis head coach Laurie Thompson normally knew what to expect from her squad last season, eventually finishing third in the state in Class 2A.
    But Madeline Hartke, Cierra Thompson, Haley Giles and Jessica Schumacher are gone and, this summer, the Lady Shoes are feeling some growing pains.
    “We're going through a little bit of figuring out where we're supposed to be and figuring out who is going to step up and take charge,” Thompson said.

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Errors prove costly for Shelby County

    Marty Mennenga was the complete player on Wednesday.
    The pitcher heading to Parkland College threw a complete game, seven-inning gem, while also hitting a RBI double that started a four run fifth inning in Rantoul Post 287’s 8-1 win over Shelby County Post 289-611-725 at the Mattoon Firecracker tournament.

    June 26, 2014

  • AndyBorries.jpg Borries, Teutopolis Post 924 best Mattoon Post 88

    Four batters into the seventh inning, the Teutopolis lead had shrunk to 5-4 with the tying run on second and the winning run on first with no outs.
    But Borries buckled down on the mound, striking out Ryan Hutchinson, getting Tanner Scott to fly out to second that advanced a runner to third, and cleanly fielded a surprise bunt att

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 6-25EffinghamFirecracker.jpg Post 120 downs Macon County

    The two runs Effingham Post 120’s juniors missed out on in the third inning were made up in the fifth to give the team a 5-3 win Tuesday night over Macon County’s 1 team.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelby County splits two

    Aaron Dye found his groove — he can thank Luke Collings for that.
    The first baseman for Post 88’s 1 team threw out Josh Overbeck in the first inning to keep a 0-0 tie in the top of the first inning to calm some nerves for the pitcher who threw a complete game in Mattoon’s 7-1 win over Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 at Grimes Field in the 7th Annual Firecracker Classic.

    June 25, 2014

  • Kingery2.jpg Toledo falls in Firecracker finale

    Toledo Post 764 fell in a 2-0 hole early against Danville Post 210’s 2 team, but a strong pitching performance by Matt Kingery kept them in the game.
    Sadly, the bats didn’t follow suit and Toledo dropped its Mattoon Firecracker tournament finale, losing 6-0 in six innings.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

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