Residents lined the streets of Farina Friday night to honor the South Central baseball team after the Cougars defeated Father McGivney to capture the Class 1A state championship.
When Makayla Walsh became the head coach of the St. Anthony softball team, she never thought she would take her team through uncharted waters just a short period into her tenure.
Anticipation was setting in. There was only one game left in the season, and a championship was on the line.
When you looked into the eyes of the St. Anthony Bulldogs softball team entering Wednesday’s state semifinal against Arthur-Lovington (Atwood-Hammond), you never saw worry.
No matter the opponent, the St. Anthony softball team continues to show a fearless demeanor.
In Newton, several local athletes qualified for the Class 1A boys’ state track and field championships at the sectional meet on Wednesday.
Numerous area athletes competed at the Class 1A girls track and field state meet Thursday at O’Brien Field in Charleston.
Makayla Walsh didn’t set out to be the varsity softball head coach of the Bulldogs. She admits she was trying to find a job and her place in life after college.
Kayden Althoff’s hot bat helped spark a 5-run fourth inning and push along an insurance run in the sixth, in helping Teutopolis defeat Greenville, 8-5, for their Class 2A regional championship game Monday afternoon.
Teutopolis was feeling pretty good going into the seventh inning after getting to Golden Aces’ pitcher Faith Fuller for three runs, taking a 3-2 lead Saturday in their Class 2A regional championship game.
Altamont put up a run early in the game and withstood Brownstown/St. Elmo’s final charge as the Indians defeated the Bombers 1-0 Saturday morning to advance to their Class 1A regional championship.
Teutopolis’ Andy Niebrugge got a sports drink bath in celebration of the Shoes’ win as they started their postseason run with a 10-0 victory against Salem Friday night. The win gives the Shoes their 20 victory on the season. The Wooden Shoes will host Greenville Monday at 4:30 p.m.
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St. Anthony’s Maddie Kibler did it again. Kibler hit her second home run in as many days, leading the Bulldogs over Altamont 9-1 in securing their regional championship.
Teutopolis scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving them a buffer, holding off a pesky Newton squad that pulled within one as the Wooden Shoes defeated the Eagles 8-4 in their IHSA Class 2A semifinal game Thursday afternoon. Teutopolis advances with the win at 14-12, while…
St. Anthony’s Maddie Kibler put the proverbial icing on the cake for her coach’s first postseason win Thursday afternoon as the Bulldogs defeated Mulberry Grove 13-0 in their IHSA Class 1A regional semifinal game.
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Effingham Park District Foundation is raising $40,000 to install permanent pickleball courts at Hendelmeyer Park.
The Hatchets of Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg used a four-run first inning to help set the tone and defeat the St. Anthony Bulldogs Tuesday, 14-5 for the National Trail Conference Championship.
The Effingham softball team split an Apollo Conference doubleheader with Mt. Zion Saturday, taking the first game 12-1 in six innings before falling in the second game 21-15.
Teutopolis’ Andrew Niebrugge drove in two runs in the top of the eighth inning breaking up a 3-3 tie, as the Wooden Shoes went on to defeat the St. Anthony Bulldogs 5-4 at Evergreen Field Thursday afternoon.
The Effingham Lady Hearts used back-to-back home runs from Jaidi Davis and Riley Cunningham to help defeat the Mattoon Green Wave in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, 10-6.
The St. Anthony Bulldogs used a crucial four-run sixth inning to defeat the Effingham Flaming Hearts 5-2, completing the three-game sweep in the annual City Series.
The St. Anthony Bulldogs used stellar pitching in both City Series wins to take home the trophy Thursday on the back on a no-hitter from Colton Fearday in a 10-0 win in five innings.
The Effingham Flaming Hearts split an Apollo Conference doubleheader Saturday with the Charleston Trojans. The Flaming Hearts blanked the Trojans 7-0 in the first contest.
The Teutopolis Lady Shoes used an early lead to help set the tone and defeat the St. Anthony Bulldogs Friday 14-6 in the annual Cross Creek Classic.
St. Anthony beat South Central 2-1 at Evergreen Park Thursday afternoon in a pitcher’s duel that featured a double steal and four errors.
The Altamont Lady Indians defeated the Lady Hatchets of Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg for first place at the NTC Gold Flight Tournament Saturday, 25-18, 25-23 after defeating St. Anthony 25-19, 26-24.
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Ronald E. O'Dell, 60, of Altamont, died at 1:08 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Sidener Cemetery, rural St. Elmo with Robert O'Dell officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., F…
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