Alton Restaurant Week Participants - 2018

Brent Feeney, Sports Writer

Feeney, 56, is a native of Granite City and graduated from Granite City South in 1978. He was a part-time writer for the old Granite City Journal from 1979-84 before attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
from which he earned his BA in journalism in 1988. He has worked for newspapers in Sikeston, Mo., Rocky Mount, N.C., Seneca, S.C. and in Charleston-Mattoon. He also worked for the old St. Clair County Suburban
Journals.

His biggest accomplishments include gaining an exclusive interview with Michael Jordan when he was playing minor-league baseball and for an interview with Charles Duke, who walked on the moon as part of the Apollo 16 crew in 1972.

He is single and currently resides Collinsville with his twin brother Colin. He is an avid fan of the three St. Louis sports teams (Cardinals, Blues, STLFC); Missouri, Illinois and Eastern Illinois in college sports; the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League; the Geelong Cats and Carlton Blues of the Australian Football League (Australian Rules football); the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League in Australia; and the US Men's and Women's national soccer teams.

In his spare time, he volunteers for St. Louis community radio station KDHX-FM and is an active member of the Ethical Society of St. Louis. He also is a fan of classic movies (three of his all-time favorite films are early MGM silent films) and of the television quiz show Jeopardy! and has auditioned twice for the show; he describes himself as a "future Jeopardy! champion."

FRONTENAC, Mo. - Edwardsville's girls basketball team went to West St. Louis County Wednesday night for a game against traditional St. Louis-area power St. Joseph's Academy and went on to take a 51-43 win over the Angels. Edwardsville took their record to 19-0 for the year while SJA fell to 11-4....
FRONTENAC, Mo. - Quierra Love led the way for Edwardsville Wednesday night with a game-high 17 points as the Tigers went to 19-0 on the season with a 51-43 road win over St. Joseph's. EHS got out to a lead early on and never relinquished it, though the Angels made a couple of runs at them as the...
BELLEVILLE – Champaign Central came into Belleville East's gym Tuesday night and all but shot the lights out of the building. The Maroons went into their opening-round contest against Alton and couldn't miss a shot, jumping out to a 25-9 quarter-time lead on the Redbirds and went on to defeat...
JERSEY - Jersey will have some strong competition this week in its Mid Winter Classic Tourney at Jersey. The Panthers face Collinsville in a 7:30 p.m. game Wednesday in the tournament. Then, the Panthers meet Quincy Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Cahokia at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to close the tourney...
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville's boys swimming team took a page from their girls swimming team counterparts Monday afternoon and held a fund-raising Swim for HOPE meet to raise funds for Allison's HOPE, a local charity named for Edwardsville Olympic-level swimmer Allison Cassens who died of...
REDBIRDS WIN JERSEY REGIONAL; PANTHERS, SHELLS ADVANCE: Justin Milliman's six-game total of 1,305 – enough to win the individual championship - helped Alton to victory in the IHSA Jersey Regional Tournament at Jerseyville's Tri-County Lanes Saturday. The Redbirds had a team total of 5,891...
SEE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH COURTNEY WILSON: EDWARDSVILLE – Alton wrestler Courtney Wilson had a successful night Thursday as he won both of his bouts in a triangular wrestling meet with the Redbirds, Edwardsville and Belleville Althoff. Wilson defeated Drew Gvillo 11-2 in the Redbirds' meet...
SEE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH NOAH SURTIN BELOW: EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville's Noah Surtin is without a doubt one of the top wrestlers in the state of Illinois in the 120-pound weight category. Surtin lost his first wrestling bout of the high school season at last weekend's Cheesehead Tournament...
COLLINSVILLE – One of the things that has made bowling such an attractive game for people over the years is a simple one: Anyone, regardless of level of experience, has a chance to bowl 12 strikes in a row – a perfect game. The thing that makes a perfect game so remarkable is that it ca...
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville’s girls’ basketball team got 16 points from Myriah Noodel-Hayward, while Quierra Love scored 14 and Kate Martin and Jaylen Townsend each added 13 as the Tigers - currently ranked atop the Associated Press Class 4A poll - an their record to...
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