The Effingham Lady Hearts defeated Mahomet-Seymour Thursday for an Apollo Conference win.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts used another double-double performance from Effingham’s Nate Thompson to help defeat the Warriors of Casey-Westfield Saturday, 57-49 at the St. Anthony Shootout.
Neoga senior Trevor Roy found himself routinely double-teamed in the Indians’ contest against Olney Saturday at the 8th Annual St. Anthony Shootout. His teammates weren’t and they made them pay as the Indians beat the Tigers 59-53.
The Altamont Indians used a strong second-half performance to overcome a double-digit deficit and help defeat the Movin’ Maroons of Dieterich Friday evening 65-51.
The Altamont boys basketball team (13-1) were tested on the road by the Shelbyville Rams on Tuesday night. The Indians survived with an overtime win, 71-66.
On December 21, 2019 Neoga Varsity Boys Basketball played Chrisman Highschool and won 67- 44! Video submitted by Cameron Buescher, a Neoga High School student.
The Effingham Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest will be held on Sunday, January 19. Registration is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. with the free throw shoot starting at 1 p.m. at the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex.
Several area teams saw their seasons go well into the post season in 2019. Individuals and teams alike made history for their schools as well.
Newton’ senior guard Allison Harris wasn’t having any part of the cat and mouse game the Eagles and Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City were playing for four quarters that sent their 2019 Dieterich Girls Holiday Tournament championship game into overtime.
Newton’s athleticism, spurred by senior guard Kyle Schafer’s 15 first-half points, outpaced the Eagles over Dieterich, 57-50, in the 2019 Dieterich Holiday Boys Tournament championship game Saturday evening.
Newton’s Kyle Schafer stormed out to 13 first quarter points igniting the Eagles to a 19-6 first quarter lead and 62-39 win over Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City during the 2019 Dieterich Boys Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts notched an impressive win in their opener of the Seventh Annual Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Classic Thursday, defeating Sacred Heart-Griffin 78-75 in overtime.
St. Anthony had a six point lead at halftime over an injury-depleted Class 2A Pleasant Plains team and saw it slip away in the third quarter to “mental mistakes” according to Bulldog head coach Cody Rincker which cost them the lead and the game to the Cardinals, 52-49 during their opening da…
Oblong ran into a defensive buzzsaw in the first half as Dieterich held the Panthers scoreless for almost eight minutes between the first two quarters to take a 50-13 halftime leading the Moving Maroons to a 76-45 win in the opening game of the 2019 Dieterich Boys Holiday Tournament.
Both the Cumberland Pirates and host St. Elmo/Brownstown Eagles both earned wins in the opener of the 60th Annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament Wednesday.
St. Anthony’s Jaccob Dust outstretches Sullivan’s Austin Sims for the ball during the Bulldogs 69-35 win over the Indians at the Enlow Center Friday evening. Chet Piotrowski Jr. photo/Piotrowski Studios
Effingham High School Girls Basketball Coach Jeff Schafer received a text from longtime friend and fellow coach Bob Lockart Tuesday night.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts will enter Klosterman Field for the last time on the 2019 season Saturday with a chance of advancing to the state championship on the line when they host Murphysboro.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts scored 42 unanswered points Saturday to defeat Benton 42-7 to advance to the IHSA Class 4A Football quarterfinal.
The Altamont Lady Indians’ season came to an end Friday evening after falling to Norris City at the IHSA Class 1A Bridgeport (Red Hill) Super-sectional 21-25, 27-25, 21-25.
After making it to the third round of the IHSA Class 4A Football playoffs last season, the Effingham Flaming Hearts will take Klosterman field with the opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs for the second year in a row after previously not doing so since 1987 when they …
DIETERICH — Students walking into the classroom of Strasburg native Lindsay Burton at Dieterich Junior-Senior High School are met with colorful math posters, comfortable desks and a bright white board.
The Altamont Lady Indians defeated the Lady Hatchets of Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg at the IHSA Class 1A Windsor Sectional championship Wednesday 25-16, 25-12 to advance to the Bridgeport (Red Hill) Super-sectional Friday.
This Week's Circulars
Moris D. Sowers, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.
On Dec. 16, 2019 Daniel Carroll went to be with the Lord. He leaves behind a brother, David Carroll of Beecher City; three sisters, Elnora Carroll of Effingham, Doris Eveland of Effingham, and Carolyn Burk of Houston, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his …
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