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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled virtual meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, where the Board provided a timetable on winter sports decisions, and also voted to provide a one-time accommodation to the IHSA’s Independent Team By-la…

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St. Anthony’s Allison Kowalke used a strong serve to overpower and Mattoon’s Emily Stortzum 6-4, 6-0 stifling the Green Wave players strong net game Tuesday afternoon at Community Park.

Altamont’s Jared Hammer knew he hit the ball solid. Fans heard the sophomore hit it solid. It was just a matter if the ball was going to stay fair or if the wind was going to blow the ball past the left field line giving the Indians a 5-4 victory over the visiting St. Anthony Bulldogs in ext…

St. Anthony’s Logan Antrim’s rocky third inning, where he allowed five runs to South Central giving them a 6-3 advantage, would have in the past knocked him out of the game due in part as he said ‘a shaky mental game’. His teammates clawed back scoring two in the top of the fourth, one in th…

St. Anthony’s Connor Roepke just wanted to do something – anything – to make up for the two errors he committed on back-to-back popups against Neoga batters in the top of the second inning of their National Trail Conference tournament game.

Teutopolis’ number 1 doubles team in Macy Probst and Isabella Hemmen showed the Apollo Conference who’s the boss. Probst and Hemmen dispatched Mattoon’s Emily Stortzum and Tess Huene, who were state qualifiers last year, 6-1, 6-2.

Teutopolis Junior High School’s Mollie Ruholl had a game she’ll never forget. The Eighth grader knocked in 6 runs on a 3-for-3 day at the plate, including a solo home run to centerfield as the Wooden Shoes beat Clay City 17-2, for the IESA Class 2A Regional 16 championship Saturday finishing…

Effingham’s Ryley Arend will be the first to tell you she didn’t have a good singles match Tuesday against Mt. Zion’s Allison Bradford at Effingham High School.

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St. Anthony Grade School’s baseball team went into their IESA Class 1A Regional 15 championship game undefeated. The Bullpups used three pitchers to shut out Sacred Heart 6-0 and finish the season 12-0.

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Effingham Junior High School’s softball team avenged an early season loss to Newton by defeating them 8-5 on Saturday in the IESA Class 3A Regional 13 championship game.

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Altamont varsity baseball coach Alan Whitt began walking onto the field towards his pitcher, Bradin Baucum, a second time in the top of the seventh inning against Dieterich Friday afternoon.

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St. Anthony girls golf coach Randy Blake Thursday simply had two words for his girls performance the last two matches.

As we fast approach the advent of the 2020-21 archery deer hunting season, my mind ponders over the vast numbers of hunters that are injured or killed each year in a variety of accidents.

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St. Anthony’s Thomas Chojnicki walked up the 18th fairway at the Effingham Country Club on Tuesday along with his counterpart, Mattoon’s Colton Romine, all square in their singles match.

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St. Anthony’s Seth Hotze throws a pitch in the Bulldogs’ 9-3 win over Brownstown/St. Elmo on Friday afternoon at Paul Smith Field. “I thought we came out from the start and played with what we’ve been trying to preach with some passion and excitement. We still need to work on the middle inni…

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St. Anthony girls and boys golf teams scored wins Wednesday by defeating Altamont and Effingham in a tri-match, 168-219-194 and 156-177-169, respectively.

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SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that he stands behind his decision to prohibit high school football for the fall season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even as professional and many college leagues have decided to resume play.

The St. Anthony Bulldogs used a one-hit shutout out performance from Logan Antrim Tuesday to help defeat the Movin’ Maroons of Dieterich 10-0 in five innings in a National Trail Conference matchup.

The Movin’ Maroons of Dieterich High School used a 3-RBI night from Austin Ruholl at the plate, as well as a 10-strikeout night from Pete Britton on the mound to help defeat the Bombers of Brownstown/St. Elmo 8-3 Friday.

The St. Anthony Bulldogs plated 16 runs Tuesday, half of them coming in the top of the fifth inning in a 16-0 win over the Bobcats of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes earned a 10-2 victory of the Hatchets of Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Monday afternoon in the team’s season opener.

The Effingham-Teutopolis Christmas Classic tournament committee came to the decision to cancel the event for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions that were put into place by the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois High School Association.

The St. Anthony Lady Bulldogs are off to a hot start to the 2020 golf season, posting consecutive wins at the Lady Trojan Scramble Monday, followed by a first place finish at the Teutopolis Invitational at Meadowview Golf Course Tuesday.

The Effingham High School senior softball players were honored at a dinner Sunday. From L-to-R: Emma Budde, Emma Huss, Jaelyn Boone and Morgan Krouse.


The Big Ten is on the verge of canceling football this fall, a historic move in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people and claimed more than 160,000 lives in the United States.

Oklahoma City – Audrey C. Niebrugge of Effingham, captured the world championship title in Yearling Mares at the 2020 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on July 31st at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

Earlier this summer, we had reached a tentative agreement with Illinois State University to hold this year’s event on Saturday, September 5, 2020. It does not appear that date will work for us under the State of Illinois restrictions which limit indoor gatherings to 50 people.

On Wednesday, the Illinois High School Association announced it was moving football to the spring season. The starting date for football and the other newly defined spring sports is set for Feb. 15, with the first possible game likely being slated for Friday, March 5.


All Sports Guidance This guidance pertains to all youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports (IHSA & IESA), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. This guidance does NOT perta…

Effingham’s Chad Green was called upon for his first action of the 2020 season on Sunday, coming on for relief and earning the win for the New York Yankees in the team’s 3-2 victory.

The Effingham Unit 40 School Board this week approved the following personnel related to the district’s sports program:

The IESA Board of Directors held a special meeting on Thursday, July 23. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss fall sports and whether those activities could be held in accordance with the current limitations placed on schools and activities by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Stickney, IL—BBR Lady pushed her record to five wins in seven starts Sunday evening with a victory in a $17,500 leg of the Fox Valley Flan Series at Hawthorne Racecourse for owner Elizabeth Roedl of Edgewood.

Stickney, IL — Kyle Husted of Altamont was injured shortly after 10:30 Sunday night in a harness racing accident at Hawthorne Racecourse, when the horse he was driving stumbled and fell while leading the field around the final turn.

Effingham Park District is welcoming sign ups for soccer. Soccer will be offered for boys and girls four years old through eighth grade. Play will be on Saturday mornings for seven weeks at Evergreen Hollow Park binning August 22.

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