Alton Restaurant Week Participants - 2018

John Hough, Sports Writer

HIGHLAND - Jonathan Denney shook his head. The Civic Memorial Lady Eagles basketball coach was disheartened that his 20-1 team was out-muscled when usually they’re the ones who do that to opponents, but not last night. The Eagles, who are ranked No. 3 Class 3A were upset by the Breese Central...
CARROLLTON - When asked if he could remember the last time North Greene had taken down the Carrollton Hawks in their gym, Spartans head coach Brett Berry thought about it for a moment, but concluded with an “I don’t know.” One reason why is because in his 12 years as head coach...
CARROLLTON 39, RUSHVILLE-INDUSTRY 42 WINCHESTER - It's that time of year in boys basketball, when it is cold outside, but inside some rivals are heating up hardwoods action. Carrollton hosts cross-town rival North Greene at 7:30 p.m. this upcoming Tuesday. North Greene is still...
WINCHESTER - In the Winchester Invitational Tournament, you’re going to meet powerful sides in the semifinals, and the North Greene Spartans did just that with the Payson-Seymour Indians. However, the Spartans were the better team in the first half, but then their shooting went cold, and th...
ALTON - Marquette Catholic two-sport athlete, Katelyn Fitzgerald signed her letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to play field hockey at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. “It’s the most exciting experience of my high school career. It definitely means a lot to me,” Fitzgerald...
WINCHESTER - Standing at the free-throw with seconds to go, Brett Whicker was in a spot he’d never been in before in high school. The North Greene Spartans had roared back from a first-half deficit and fought toe-to-toe with the Triopia Trojans in the quarterfinals of the Winchester Invitational...
WINCHESTER - Most times in the Winchester Invitation Tournament teams have to earn their way to victory truly, and it might not be pretty sometimes. That was the story for the North Greene Spartans. “Hacking each other is a great way to put it,” North Greene head coach Brett Berry said...
WINCHESTER - It’s almost there, but not yet a reality. The Carrollton Hawks have struggled with youth, taken blows to the face, and learned on the fly throughout the season, but with a couple of minutes to play against the talented Triopia Trojans, the Hawks were getting stops on defense t...
ALTON - Kevin Caldwell collapsed to the floor. The three-year starting senior leader for the Alton Redbirds was holding his left ankle while showing plenty of pain on his face. Alton trailed 18-12 to the Belleville West Maroons, and things were never the same afterward. “We got kids tha...
JACKSONVILLE - So far the Carrollton Hawks basketball season has been one of growing pains with some ups, but more downs. There have been games where they came out fast, but couldn’t maintain their consistency, or they hung around a good opponent, but couldn’t get a key stop defense....
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