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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 St. Anthony Lady Bulldogs used a go-ahead layup from Grace Karolewicz with 5.6 seconds remaining to edge the Lady Rams of Shelbyville Thursday 58-56.

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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.

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EFFINGHAM — The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes snagged a 66-57 road victory against cross-county opponents the Effingham Hearts Friday.

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.

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Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City high school girls basketball coach Carolyn Wendte always wanted to coach basketball.

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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.

Teutopolis’ Luke Ungrund brings the ball up the court past Bloomington Central Catholic’s Jadyn Ellison during their 77-65 win Friday evening.

Teutopolis’ Evan Wermert high fives head coach Chet Reeder after the Wooden Shoes win over Bloomington Central Catholic 77-75 Friday evening.

The Effingham Flaming Hearts bested the Mattoon Green Wave for the second time in six days Friday with a 76-71 win in Apollo Conference play.

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

The Bombers of Brownstown/St. Elmo used a well-balanced scoring output to help defeat the Dieterich Lady Maroons Thursday 69-31.

Eight members of the Effingham Flaming Hearts football team were named to the All-Apollo Conference First Team Monday and three to the Second Team.


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.

STEWARDSON—Stew-Stras High School senior Martina Gratz on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to join the Ole Miss competitive shooting team.

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes used a well-balanced scoring effort in the season opener Tuesday to defeat the Newton Lady Eagles 68-41.


The Effingham Flaming Hearts defeated Prairie Central Saturday 27-14 to advance to the IHSA Class 4A state semifinal.

The National Trail Conference released its All-Conference list for the season, with Altamont’s Rachel Jackman being named the most valuable player.

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 …

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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.

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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.

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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 …