John Hough, Sports Writer

ARGENTA - On the brink of a gut-wrenching exit to their season, the Carrollton Hawks were not about to go out quietly. In a high-scoring, roller-coaster game between the Argenta-Oreana Bombers, Carrollton just needed one more chance. After letting go of a 13-point lead with less than three...
CARROLLTON - Long ago, legendary soccer coach, Sir Matt Busby coined the phrase, “if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.” Coming into the season, the Carrollton Hawks had some of their lowest numbers in recent history. They have 27 players on their roster, with 13 of the...
CARROLLTON 30 TRIOPIA 8 Despite facing an injury scare, Carrollton senior quarterback Hunter Flowers played and performed up to standard. He threw for 262 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions, and rushed for another score to help the Hawks beat the Triopia Trojans 30-8. Kyle Leonard,...
ALTON - The Marquette Catholic Explorers faced adversity early on. After two touchdowns were called back and two turnovers were committed, the Explorers found themselves trailing the Dupo Tigers 6-0 in the second quarter. But the game would turn a 180 within three plays. Junior kicker, Jonah Fahnestock...
WOOD RIVER - A six-goal second half carried the Marquette Catholic Explorers to an 8-2 victory over the East Alton-Wood River Oilers in a non-conference game at Victory Field in Wood River on Monday night. Marquette improves to 13-3-5. Isaac Hendrickson netted two goals for the Explorers,...
WOOD RIVER - Marquette Catholic High School senior sensation Riley Vickrey blazed to a first-place finish with a swift clocking of 17:55 in the varsity girls division Tuesday at the Madison County Cross Country Championships in Wood River. Marquette Catholic freshman sister - Kailey Vickrey - finished...
NORTH GREENE 19 CALHOUN 14 WHITE HALL - North Greene has had a remarkable football turnaround this season under head coach Donnie Allen. The North Greene Spartans outlasted the Calhoun Warriors to improve to 4-2 (3-1). Dalton Mitchell was 8-for-11 passing with 223 yards and two touchdowns an...
CARROLLTON 34, WEST CENTRAL 28 After giving up a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Carrollton Hawks rallied with under three minutes to play and scored a late touchdown to stun West Central. Sophomore Andrew Kaufmann scored on two rushing touchdowns, including two successful two-point...
GREENFIELD-NORTHWESTERN 22 CARROLLTON 14 The Greenfield-Northwestern Tigers handed the Hawks their first loss of the season with a 22-14 upset victory. With the score tied at 14 all, Colin Grummel scored on a 2-yard run with 53 seconds to go to give the Tigers the go-ahead lead for good. I...
CARROLLTON - Nick Flowers knew his team had a chip on their shoulders. Expectations were low for the Carrollton Hawks at the beginning of the season due in large part to their lack of numbers and experience. The glaringly obvious was the number of 10th-graders on the field. The Hawks start six sophomore...
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