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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."

EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville has come a long way in this year's IHSA Class 8A Football Championship. The Tigers have defeated some of the top-ranked teams in the Chicagoland area in Huntley, Palatine and Minooka to reach the semifinals.Now comes the biggest test the Tigers have faced so far this...
ALTON – Jersey girls basketball coach Kevin Strebel felt his Panthers could learn a few lessons from how his Lady Redbird Tipoff Classic semifinal game against Breese Mater Dei unfolded Wednesday night.“Dave (Kohnen, Mater Dei's coach) was down there talking about, 'hey, let's slow down an...
SEE MEGAN WOLL VIDEO INTERVIEW BELOW:EDWARDSVILLE – Megan Woll certainly rewrote the Edwardsville High School defensive record book in her time as part of the Tiger volleyball program.Woll, who holds every defensive record for EHS' girls volleyball team, signed a letter of intent to play for the...
EAST ALTON – Edwardsville and Alton were coming off season-opening Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association games the night before heading into their clash at East Alton Ice Arena Tuesday night.Both of them were losses, the Tigers falling to Granite City 5-2 while the Redbirds dropped a 5-3 decisio...
BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois High School Association has announced the start times for Saturday's IHSA Class 8A football playoff semifinal games.The game between Wilmette Loyola Academy and Edwardsville at EHS' Tiger Stadium will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday, while the other semifinal game between...
ROXANA – Jordan Hawkins parlayed an outstanding performance at last year's IHSA Class 2A state track meet into a scholarship for Iowa's track and field program.Hawkins, who took fourth with a throw of 177-7 at last season's meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston after coming off shoulder...
EDWARDSVILLE – One big play. That's all Edwardsville needed.It was a backbreaker, felt Tiger coach Matt Martin.That play was an interception from Norman Harris that snuffed out a Minooka drive at the start of the second half that took about six minutes off the clock with the Tigers ahead 21-17....
SEE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH TIGERS' NORMAN HARRIS ABOUT HIS BIG PLAY BELOW: EDWARDSVILLE – Norman Harris had the biggest play of several big plays for Edwardsville Saturday evening.Harris' interception of a Zach Gessner pass about midway through the third quarter when it seemed Minooka was about...
PALATINE – There were several players who made big contributions to Edwardsville's 38-35 Saturday afternoon win over Palatine in the second round of the IHSA Class 8A football playoffs.Two big contributions came from junior defensive back Jalen Cooper – a blocked conversion attempt following...
ROXANA – Bailey Sharpmack only began playing golf at the start of her high school days at Roxana High in the fall of 2014.Now she'll be playing golf for the women's team at Eastern Illinois next fall.Sharpmack signed a letter of intent to join the Panther program next year in a ceremony at RHS'...
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