Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


  • Vonderheid.jpg Patience leads Windsor/Stew-Stras past Shelbyville 9-2

    Windsor/Stew-Stras tallied just three hits through the first four innings of its season opener against Shelbyville.
    By that point, Christian Vonderheide had pitched four shutout innings and the Blue Devils were cruising to a 9-2 win, as the Blue Devils rode a high number of walks and aggressive baserunning to their advantage.

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parks.jpg Bombers blast Ramsey 15-5

    Before the season, Brownstown/St. Elmo coach Ryan Beccue said his co-op team's depth would be key for the Bombers moving into the spring season.
    If the Bombers play like they did Friday, Beccue won't have anything to worry about. Seven different players scored twice on the day as Brownstown/St. Elmo beat Ramsey 15-5 in six innings.

    March 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • McNamee.jpg McNamee: Brackets, Madness unlike anything else

    “The Office,” formerly the Thursday night anchor of the NBC slate, is many things. It's like “The Great Gatsby” and “Jane Eyre” — a great book you re-read every year or so.
    It's a television show that I have no qualms about annually re-watching on Netflix. It's a mockumentary about the Dunder Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Penn., filled with reusable jokes, memorable characters and, sometimes, a teaspoon of irony.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • kelsey-cramsey1.jpeg Cramsey puts name in Louisville's record book

    After setting a University of Louisville record in the 800-meter run, one could have expected tears from Effingham alumna Kelsey Cramsey.
    But instead, it was her coach Taryn Sheehan who cried after the performance.
    Cramsey, a sophomore at Louisville, set the school record for the indoor 800 with a time of 2:05.60 on March 1 at the American Athletic Conference indoor meet. When she crossed the finish line, she saw Sheehan.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lorenz.jpg Bulldogs bested in opener

    St. Anthony fell in a hole early, falling behind 2-0 in the first inning after Champaign Centennial's Jeff Lindgren homered in the game's second at-bat.
    While the Bulldogs kept digging, they came up short in their season opener, falling 7-5 to the Chargers Tuesday at Paul Smith Field.
    It was a hard-fought effort, as St. Anthony trailed 2-1 after four despite not putting a ball in play to that point, and the Bulldogs would cut a 5-1 lead to 5-4 and a 7-4 lead to 7-5 by the game's end.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knop.jpg Comets' comeback falls short

    The strong wind never changed, but the Stew-Stras/Windsor bats did with three outs left in the Comets' first game of the season, a 7-6 loss on Tuesday.
    The Comets managed one hit in the first six innings against Central A&M pitcher Addie Collins, who struck out seven, and trailed 7-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ziegler, Hardiek named IBCA All-State

    The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A and 2A All-State polls were released at the state tournament this weekend and Altamont’s Garrett Ziegler leads the area selections.
    Ziegler, an Associated Press Class 1A All-State honorable mention, was voted to the All-State third team, while Teutopolis’ Reed Hardiek earned a spot on the fourth team as the only other area player to receive a spot on the top four All-State teams.

    March 19, 2014

  • Eff.jpg Effingham's Lark, Daugherty named All-Apollo

    Effingham’s Leighton Lark and Kevin Daugherty were the Flaming Hearts’ representatives on the All-Apollo team released earlier this week.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lawson.jpg Cardinals crush Oblong in opener

    While Oblong and North Clay took the diamond Monday, the temperature was far from balmy in the low- to mid-40s, hardly traditional baseball weather.
    At least that's what one may think. North Clay used the experience it has gained practicing outdoors all month and crushed Oblong in the first inning, scoring nine runs on its way to an 11-1 win in four-and-a-half innings.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brownstown/St. Elmo set for first spring season

    Coming off a fall season where the Bombers went 9-10 but won the Egyptian Illini Conference, Brownstown/St. Elmo is ready to make its mark in its first spring season.

    March 18, 2014

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