The Alton Redbirds & Roxana Shells both won sectional championships Wednesday night in 8th grade girls basketball.  

Class 4A - Alton def. Cahokia, 33-11 to win the Bethalto Sectional title. 


Class 3A - Roxana def. Hillsboro, 40-29 (OT) to win the Vandalia Sectional title. 


>> Alton Jr. Redbirds 8th grade girls basketball team pictured

above with coach Amber Gieseking


The IESA (Illinois Elementary School Association) playoffs are being held in December for girls middle school basketball. 




** Up next - State tournament, SAT

Class 4A - SAT, state quarterfinals

Alton (22-1) vs. Harvey Brooks (16-1)

@ Macon Meridian HS, SAT @ 10 am


Class 3A - SAT, state quarterfinals

Roxana (21-3) vs. Pleasant Plains (22-1)

@ Germantown Hills Middle School, SAT @ 1 pm