Our first RiverBend Scholar Athletes of the week have been named for the week ending August 26.  The Big-Z / Chris Erwin State Farm Scholar Athletes of the Week are:


*Roxana senior golfer Bailey Sharpmack (pictured here)

*Marquette senior football player John Blachford




>>Sharpmack has a 3.75 GPA.  Bailey has started the season winning 4 medalist honors at various matches.  She teed off the season as the medalist at the Madison County girls golf tournament at the Legacy Golf Course in Granite City.  Other medalist honors for Sharpmack this season:

8/21 - @ Hillsboro: vs. C.M., Litchfield, Hillsboro

8/22 - @ Belk Park GC: vs. Granite City

8/23 - @ Belk Park GC: vs. C.M., Granite City


Note: Sharpmack medaled 9 times in her junior year (2016).  She went on to win the Marquette Regional and qualified for the state tournament out of the Salem Sectional.


Roxana senior Bailey Sharpmack:




>>Blachford started the 2017 football season by helping the Marquette Explorers to a 21-7 season-opening win over the Civic Memorial Eagles.  The senior caught 3 passes for 84 yards including a 66-yard touchdown reception.  He had a 48-yard kickoff return on the opening kickoff and kicked an extra point in the home opener.