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HARDIN - Calhoun superstar hurler Grace Baalman was her usual dominant self against Carrollton’s girls on Thursday at Hardin, but this time she had some big help from Emily Baalman (three-run home run) and Macy Margherio (solo home run). The Warriors’ Abby Baalman was two for three... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville’s girls’ track and field team captured its 16th consecutive Madison County Meet at Winston Brown Track on Thursday, posting 177 points. Alton’s girls were next with 120 points; Granite City had 79 points and Triad finished with 76 points. Alton's LaJarvia... read more
ALTON – In their Southwestern Conference match up this Thursday, the O’Fallon High School Panthers (7-1) defeated the Alton High School Redbirds baseball team (5-3) 7-0 after seven innings of play. Dynamic pitching courtesy of O’Fallon’s Bradley Harrison kept the Redbirds of... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville's track program, at least in Madison County, is the gold standard to which other high school track programs strive to be. The Tigers' dominance was confirmed once again at Thursday's Madison County large-school Track and Field Championship meets at Edwardsville's... read more
HARDIN - A crucial third inning was the difference as the Carrollton Hawks beat the Calhoun Warriors, 12-2 in six innings on Thursday afternoon in Hardin. Cole Brannan pitched a complete game, while striking out 14 batters, walking four, and gave up five hits. “I’ve got into my mid-season... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville cross-country and track and field distance coach George Patrylak has had considerable success with distance runners in the past. This past year, he graduated a strong group, led by Wes Schoenthal and several other exceptional runners. This year he has had to depend o... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville High School's Colleen Corkery has been dedicated to running since she was in junior high and that hard work and commitment paid of with a college scholarship announced this past week to McKendree University at Lebanon. Corkery wanted to have a strong senior cross-country... read more
BASEBALL HARDIN-CALHOUN 9, BRUSSELS 6: A five-run fifth inning pushed Hardin-Calhoun over the top in a 9-6 win over Brussels at home Wednesday. The Raiders put up six runs themselves in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead, but the Warriors cut it to 6-4 in their half of the fourth before putting up a five-spo... read more
ALTON – Base hits were pretty hard to come by in Wednesday afternoon's non-conference game between Marquette Catholic and Roxana at Gordon Moore Park/Lloyd Hopkins Field (the game, originally scheduled for Roxana Park, was moved to Lloyd Hopkins after severe rainstorms Tuesday and Wednesday mad... read more
SEE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF SHANDON BOONE BELOW: ALTON – Shandon Boone was a member of Marquette Catholic's boys basketball team for just two years, arriving at the downtown Alton campus after two years attending CBC in St. Louis County. Boone, though, made a huge impact as an Explorer, scoring... read more

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