Newton varsity football coach Jason Fulton was a bit more energetic in his post-game ritual of hugging his daughter due to a balanced team effort that led to 28 unanswered points in a 28-14 win over Lawrenceville Friday night.

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The Effingham Flaming Hearts used a dominant first half to help crush the Bulldogs of Mahomet-Seymour Friday 49-7 in an Apollo Conference matchup led by a combined four touchdowns from dual-threat quarterback Nate Shackelford at military appreciation night.

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Tim and Lisa Mueller welcomed their first grandchild into the world on a November morning in 2017. That afternoon they learned Tim had colon cancer. For the Neoga High School track coach, the diagnosis was just another hurdle.

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NEOGA — Tim and Lisa Mueller welcomed their first grandchild into the world on a November morning in 2017. That afternoon they learned Tim had colon cancer.

The St. Anthony Buldlogs used a three-hit complete-game shutout from Kaden Fearday on the mound to help defeat the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Hatchets Tuesday, 6-0 in National Trail Conference play.

The Altamont Indians posted a 5-3 victory at home over the Dieterich Movin’ Maroons behind a solid pitching performance from senior Noah Teasley.

On a blistering afternoon, St. Anthony golf celebrated senior night with a nine-hole win over Flora 163-204.

The St. Anthony Bulldogs boys golf team earned a top 10 finish at the Mattoon Invitational Friday and Saturday with a score of 652 for tenth overall.

The Newton Eagles ran into buzz saw against Casey-Westfield’s Storm Washburn. The running back rushed 237 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns while breaking through an inexperienced front seven that was without Sam Wheat for most of the game and Adam Bridges for the second half lead…

Newton’s Trenton Hance (32) tackles Casey-Westfield’s Storm Washburn Friday evening at Casey-Westfield.

The Effingham Flaming Hearts hung on for a 34-28 win over Jersey Friday after forcing interceptions on Jersey’s final two offensive drives of the game.

The twenty-eighth annual Crossroads Classic Volleyball Tournament returns to Effingham this weekend. Generally regarded as the strongest high school tournament in Illinois south of the Chicago area, it is loaded with powerful teams. That is probably the most exciting facet of this event. You…


St. Anthony head golf coach Phil Zaccari checks his mail at school without much fanfare. Sitting in his mail slot last Friday, was a letter sent from the Illinois High School Association like a specter haunting the living.

Defense was huge on Thursday as Cowden-Herrick Beecher City volleyball routed Ramsey, 25-14, 25-10.

Windsor/Stew-Stras volleyball took on Cumberland on Thursday and notched their 3rd straight victory this season. Te hatchets sliced past the Pirates, 25-20, 25-18.

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes cruised to a 13-2 win in five innings Friday over Odin/Patoka.

You wouldn’t have known that St. Anthony’s Logan Antrim hadn’t pitched yet this fall season by how the lefty fared against Altamont Saturday morning. Buoyed by a three run second inning by his teammates, the junior lefty who broke his wrist in the summer struck out seven while walking four t…

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After a comeback win over the Knights of Breese Mater Dei in the season opener, head coach Brett Hefner and the Effingham Flaming Hearts find themselves in an unfamiliar position, 1-0 after Week 1.

Windsor-Stew-Stras volleyball dumped Dieterich without much game play on Tuesday night. The lopsided affair ended, 25-14, 25-16.

The Altamont Indians baseball team defeated the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcats 5-1 Tuesday in a National Trail Conference matchup.

Effingham’s Hayley Diveley (24) and Kennedy Sowell (28) attempt to block a tip from St. Anthony’s Ada Rozene (12) during their Pink Out matchup Tuesday evening at St. Anthony High School.

St. Anthony’s Stella Passalacqua and Taylor Ritz try to block an Effingham spike during their Pink Out matchup Tuesday afternoon at St. Anthony High School. Chet Piotrowski Jr. photo/Piotrowski Studios

The Effingham Flaming Hearts used a second-half explosion of seven goals to help defeat the St. Anthony Bulldogs 10-3.

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Richard Doyle "Dick" Winterrowd age 85 of Effingham, formerly of Newton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. Arrangements are pending at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at