Grant Wolfe is walking a thin line. Yet the Effingham graduate and Illinois Wesleyan basketball player is determined to travel as far as that line will allow.
Before COVID-19 disrupted lives across the globe, Drew Thompson, a junior at Effingham High School, woke every day before 6 a.m. to work out and sink some jump shots before school.
Three area students have wrangled a trip to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association finals in Casper, Wyoming, in June – but COVID-19 stopped them short.
Just 17 games into Kentucky’s Zach Lee’s freshman season, it was suddenly cut short when the NCAA announced all spring sports would be canceled.
Lake Land college made things official at the May board meeting by tabbing Julian Larry as the next head coach of the Lakers men’s basketball program.
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to talk with Altamont’s Kurt Becker, you already know he is a gold mine of information; whether it be about motor racing, horse racing, harness racing or just plain old area history.
After it was determined there would be no awards banquet, the Effingham Flaming Hearts basketball team announced its award winners for the 2019-20 season.
St. Anthony head coach Cody Rincker has another responsibility on his plate following the announcement he would be taking over as principal of St. Anthony Grade School.
Neoga’s Nikki Lee signs her letter of intent to swim at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. Other names were not provided. Lee’s main events are the 100m and 200m backstroke.
Chuck Fritscher of Dieterich was inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame and received the plaque at the ceremony in Bloomington, IL. Fritscher has been umpiring for 14 years.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker made his final decision on Illinois schools Friday when he announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
The St. Anthony Bulldogs came into the 2019-20 basketball season following a 20-11 campaign in the 2018-19 season. The Bulldogs returned many of their key contributors from the season before, including National Trail Conference Most Valuable Player Jaccob Dust.
First and foremost, the IHSA continues to encourage all Illinois residents to heed the recommendations of state officials and medical experts. These quarantine and social distancing measures have been put in place not only for your own safety, but also for those around you. By adhering to th…
Rebecca Schlechte started her high school volleyball career on the Stew-Stras Comet team that finished as the 1A State Runner-up. She added 1A 3rd Place finish her senior year and then took her talents to college.
Megan Schlechte, a 3 sport all-state athlete for Windsor/Stew-Stras in volleyball, basketball, and softball and state record-holder in kills at State, signed last year to play collegiate volleyball for Lewis University in Romeoville (28-6, 12-3 GLVC). Her freshman year found her in the starting line-up.
The Altamont Indians just wrapped up what turned out to be a historic season for the basketball program, earning 28 wins – the most by Altamont since the 1946-47 season.
COVID-19 has brought much of the country to a screeching halt. Due to the coronavirus, the Illinois High School Association canceled its state tournament, as well as putting a halt to spring athletics.
Effingham wrestlers pictured left to right: Ian Light, Jon Perry and Colin Marschewski. Not pictured: Ryan Smith and Gabe Schuette. Perry earned the Most Valuable Wrestler Award, as well as the award for Most Valuable Offensive Wrestler. Light earned the award for Most Improved Wrestler. Col…
St. Anthony’s talented offense often garners the most attention. But for a shining moment, the Bulldogs defense was the star against Casey-Westfield during their Class 1A Casey-Westfield Sectional semifinal 48-39 victory Wednesday evening.
Teutopolis boys were right with Breese Mater Dei at the Shelbyville 2A Sectional semi on Wednesday, trailing by just one point at the half. However, Mater Dei went on a big run and gave the Shoes their last dance of the year, 63-46.
The Altamont Indians will have a tall task at hand Tuesday when they take on the 26-3 Central A&M Raiders, who were ranked as the No. 4 team in Class 1A in the latest Associated Press poll.
St. Anthony’s Logan Antrim is listed in the program at six-foot tall. He played much more than than Friday evening versus North Clay as the Bulldogs outpaced the Cardinals, 69-54 for the Boys Class 1A Bridgeport Regional championship Friday evening.
The Altamont Indians and Dieterich Movin’ Maroons will meet for a third time this season after both teams won their semifinal matchup at the IHSA Class 1A Altamont Regional.
The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Robinson Maroons Tuesday, 63-58 at the IHSA Class 2A Paris Regional semifinal.
The Teutopolis Lady Shoes will have their opportunity to punch their ticket to the final four and state tournament Monday when they travel south to McLeansboro to take on the Carterville Lions.
The Teutopolis Lady Shoes proved that the third time is in fact a charm Thursday when they defeated the previously undefeated and No. 1 in Class 2A Paris Tigers at the IHSA Class 2A Paris Sectional championship, 43-29.
The St. Anthony Bulldogs used a big opening quarter to help defeat the visiting Altamont Indians Wednesday 59-36 on senior night to win the National Trail Conference regular season title.
St. Anthony varsity head coach Cody Rincker said he was ‘speechless’ after the game against Central A&M Saturday afternoon. The Bulldog locker room was anything but, as the clamorous celebration erupted out into the main hallway as the Central A&M crowd passed by after witnessing the…
A balanced offensive output by the Altamont Lady Indians propelled them to a 64-30 victory over St. Anthony in the Girls Class 1A St. Anthony Regional championship game Friday evening.
The Altamont Lady Indians and St. Anthony Lady Bulldogs both notched wins Wednesday at the IHSA Class 1A Effingham (St. Anthony) regional semifinals.
The St. Anthony Bulldogs used a late fourth quarter push Saturday to defeat the Newton Eagles 58-43, despite the Eagles managing to cut the Bulldogs lead to one in the quarter.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts had a pair of key performers from the 2019 season make their decisions on both their academic, as well as athletic futures Wednesday.
- Sullivan man charged with armed home invasion in Effingham
- Louisville man posts bond in sexual assault case
- Political chalk graffiti found in Teutopolis
- Louisville man charged with sexual assault, bond set
- Area businesses prepare for Phase 3
- Home invasion charge dropped for Montrose man
- Charleston man now also charged with home invasion
- Businesses welcome back patrons
- ISP to conduct special patrols in June
- Heartache and Determination: Local athletes deal with limitations caused by pandemic