EFFINGHAM ST. ANTHONY BULLDOGS
BY JACK BULLOCK
Coach Cody Rincker got his St. Anthony Bulldogs all the way to the Red Hill 1A Sectional final last March only to see their season slip away to an cold shooting ending.

St. A had trouble scoring last season in their loss to Patoka, closing the campaign at 21-11, connecting on just 18-of-56 shots from the field.

The one constant for St. Anthony last season was Drew Gibson, 6-foot-4 junior who averaged 12.4 points a night for the Bulldogs last season.
As he is the only senior left this season after graduation took its toll, his numbers should elevate this season.

Effingham St. Anthony sent away six seniors from a year ago and a great deal of statistics.
James Kabbes, Kyle Hartke, Chandler Martelli, Nick Grunloh along with Jeff and Jay Niebrugge are gone from the National Trail Conference regular season co-champs (with Altamont).

This season, Gibson will need some help if the Bulldogs are going to do any postseason damage while competing with the tough non-conference teams on the schedule.

Coach Rincker will look to six juniors and five sophomores on the roster with varying degrees of experience.

But not much at the varsity level.

Alex Beesley is a 6-foot-4 junior forward who played some last season as did 6-foot-4 junior Wyatt Lawrence.

Adam Levitt, a 6-foot-2 junior, and 6-foot-1 junior Alex Deters and 6-foot-2 Jack Nuxoll all will be part of the varsity roster.

In the backcourt 5-foot-10 junior Cade Walsh will be part of the setup.

If this team is going to improve, the shooting will have to come along from where it was a season ago.
2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE

N20-25

St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
J9 @ Neoga
N28 @ Sullivan J12 Breese Mater Dei
D5 Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City J19 @ Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg
D8 @ St. Elmo-Brownstown J23-27 NTC Tournament @ Altamont
D12 Newton F2 Teutopolis
D15 @ Dieterich F6 @ Farina South Central
D19 Robinson F10 Teutopolis Shootout
D26-29 Vandalia Holiday Tournament F13 Altamont
J2 North Clay F16 @ Casey-Westfield
J6 St. Anthony Shootout F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD