Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


  • 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

  • ATV2.jpg Pocrnich eyeing national ATV title; Effingham resident leads Class 16 circuit

    Kevin Pocrnich is trying to win a national championship.
    The Effingham resident is the top-ranked all-terrain vehicle racers in Class 16 of the Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Championship and is in sixth place in Class 14.
    He has won his last three races in Class 16 on the national circuit and leads the standings by 35 points. He’s traveling all over the U.S. for races, sponsored by IC Enterprises.
    He’s also 49, going on 50 years old and making an ageless comeback in the sport.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eleven area players make ICA All-State teams

    In total, 11 area players made the All-State teams, with eight making the 1A squads and three making the Class 2A squads overall.
    The Class 1A first team included the Altamont battery of pitcher Deidre Ledbetter and catcher Lauren White, while the Class 2A first team featured Teutopolis ace Kadi Borries.
    On the second teams, Altamont had twins Madison and Lauren Ohnesorge both make it joined by Cumberland’s Kaylee Carlen, while the 2A team had Anni Borries and Allison Apke representing Teutopolis.
    The third team in 1A rounded out the bunch, with Altamont’s Josie Phillips, Stew-Stras/Windsor’s Kendall Knop and Cumberland’s Kyla Thornton making the squads.

    June 24, 2014

  • Koenig4.jpg Effingham juniors best Shelby County 11-5

    It wasn’t a masterpiece for either side, but Effingham Post 120’s juniors moved to 1-1 with a five-inning 11-5 win over Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 at the Mattoon Firecracker tournament Monday.
    Shelby County lost its first game 7-6 to Macon County’s second team, while Effingham fell 6-0 to Moultrie-Douglas County to open the tournament early Monday morning.

    June 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • SandersHomer.jpg Effingham, Teutopolis seniors split Legion twinbill

    A Neil Williams double put Effingham Post 120 up for good on Saturday afternoon in game one's 7-6 win, but Teutopolis Post 924 turned right around and took the second game of the senior doubleheader 10-1.

    June 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Effinghamtoned.jpg Collier, Weis make All-Apollo softball

    The Apollo Conference released its All-Conference softball teams this week and a pair of Effingham players landed on the list.
    Effingham's Hope Collier earned an All-Apollo first team bid, while teammate Madison Weis earned a spot on the All-Apollo second team.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg McNamee: Embiid's injury adds draft intrigue

    Here's news: Kansas' Joel Embiid is having foot surgery.
    It's OK if you don't know who Joel Embiid is, why foot surgery matters, or that this is an NBA news nugget from Thursday. I don't expect you to know.
    But the news of his injury was big for basketball fans who follow the NBA Draft, which is coming up on Thursday night. It shakes up the lottery and brings back sour memories of other college centers with injury issues — like Greg Oden, who almost sat his way to a championship in Miami this season.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

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