(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1512]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                          ST. ANTHONY BASEBALL


                           HON. JOHN SHIMKUS

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. SHIMKUS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the 
achievements of a state champion baseball team from Effingham, 
  The St. Anthony Bulldogs had not visited the IHSA baseball state 
finals since before any of the current players were born. But this 
year, behind third-year coach Kenny Miller, the Bulldogs charged to a 
31-8-1 record and defeated Tuscola 6-1 for the state championship.
  I want to congratulate Coach Miller and Assistant Coach Grant Keller, 
and especially the members of the 2012 St. Anthony Bulldogs state 
champion baseball team: Zach Gardewine, Thomas Stephens, Ben Hecht, 
Jacob Lorenz, Austin Bushur, Charlie Schultz, Scott Renfrow, Kyle 
Burgois, Neil Williams, Michael Kabbes, Reed Willenborg, Cody Pike, 
Jared Having, Eli Dasenbrock, Alex Hoelsher, Conner Greene, Braden 
Puckett and Michael Stehens. They have represented themselves, their 
school and their community in a first-rate fashion, and I am proud to 
join with the other Members of this House in congratulating them, and 
wishing them all the best in their future athletic and academic