Bone, Walker, Hayes named All-Apollo
After a 19-14 campaign and a trip to the regional semifinals, Effingham's baseball team placed three players on the All-Apollo Conference team.
Senior Preston Walker and juniors Braydon Bone and Carter Hayes were all honored, with Walker and Bone being named first team members and Hayes making the second team.
Obstruction call costs Post 120 seniors
A two-out RBI single by Vandalia Post 95’s Quinn Wadkins had already tied the game at 3-3 with Effingham Post 120 in the bottom of the sixth, but what happened moments after decided the game.
Wadkins’ liner was bobbled by Effingham left fielder Devin Mayfield, allowing Ryan Miller to try and take third. He slid in safely and the ball trickled away from Effingham third baseman Clayton Ruckman.
The two became entangled in what appeared to be incidental contact, but Ruckman was called for obstruction at third and Miller was awarded home, putting Vandalia up 4-3.
Czachorski: USA drawing me into World Cup
I’m not really much of a soccer guy; I know the general landscape of the sport in Europe, who’s good, who stinks, etc., but it’s never really caught my fancy.
Minus this glorious month that comes about every four years, with the World Cup in full swing right now.
Newton Post 20 bests Effingham Post 120 juniors
The game could’ve gotten away from pitcher Michael Woltman and Effingham Junior Post 120 quickly, after giving up four runs on four hits and three errors in the top half of the first inning on Thursday.
But Woltman and his teammates hung around and entered the sixth inning with a 4-2 deficit against Newton Post 20. The tight game quickly fizzled away, though, with Newton winning 12-6 in the seven innings that count in nine-inning legion games.
Effingham Post 120 capitalizes in 13-0 win over Dieterich Post 628
Dieterich Post 628 worked around an error in the first inning to hold Effingham Post 120’s juniors off the board.
That seemed to be a limited-time occurrence, as Effingham would score 13 runs on 14 hits and 10 Dieterich errors, as Post 120 shut out Post 628 13-0 in five innings Wednesday.
Patience leads Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 to win
Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 saw a lot of pitches from Vandalia Post 95 starter Tristan Wesselman, who threw 34 more pitches in one fewer inning than the Shelby County’s Christian Vonderheide.
Shelby County hitters drew five walks in the first four innings, including three in the three-run second inning and two in the two-run fourth, all on the way to a 5-2 win in game one of a doubleheader.
Post 512 juniors top T-Town
Altamont Post 512 starting pitcher Caden Miller showed that he had everything working.
Miller swept through the first 13 hitters who came to the plate for Teutopolis Post 924’s juniors with ease and retired 19 of 20 one out into the seventh inning.
Behrends bests Probst, Post 924
With the high school season over, two of the area’s best prep pitchers squared off again Tuesday in game one of a doubleheader between Vandalia Post 95 and Teutopolis Post 924 in senior action.
Vandalia had the upper hand with Brownstown/St. Elmo’s Jacob Behrends, as he outdueled Teutopolis’ Darren Probst en route to a 3-1 win for Vandalia in game one.
Schafer to coach in IBCA all-star game
He's not calling it his best coaching job, but this season was the one Effingham girls basketball head coach Jeff Schafer was recognized for.
Altamont's Ledbetter takes second-straight NTC MVP
ALTAMONT — Deidre Ledbetter held plenty of team trophies this season, not limited to — but no bigger than — the Class 1A state championship.
But the Altamont star pitcher and Lake Land commit is stacking up individual titles since the season ended, including an encore as the National Trail Conference's most valuable player.
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