Colin Feeney, Contributing Sports Writer

EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville freshman Iose Epenesa received a national honor for his freshman year on the football field when he was named first-team defensive lineman on the MaxPreps All-Freshman team, which was announced on the popular high school sports website. Epenesa, a six-foot-three, 225-pound...
ALTON - Freshman point guard Kiyoko Proctor has made the transition from middle school to high school varsity basketball in a magnificent fashion. The Redbirds playmaker is one of the more special athletes to come along at Alton High School in many years. Proctor was one of the key players for Alton...
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 SPORTS ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL MC CLUER 53, ALTON 40: In the opening game of the Chick-Fil-A Belleville East Classic, the Redbirds lost their opener to McCluer High of Ferguson, Mo. Leroy Stampley, Jr. led the Redbirds with 16 points, with Adrian Elliott adding 10 points...
EDWARDSVILLE - Marquette Catholic jumped out to a big first-quarter lead as three players scored in double figures in the Explorers' 68-18 win over Metro-East Lutheran in a Gateway Metro Conference girls basketball game played Tuesday night at Hooks Gym. The game was played in a virtually empty...
MONDAY, JANUARY 17 SPORTS ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL JERSEY 53, CAHOKIA 49: In the second game of the first day of the Jersey Mid-Winter Classic, the host Panthers battled back to take a close win over Cahokia at Havens Gym. The Comanches led after the first quarter 15-8, with Jersey coming...
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville's girls' basketball team welcomed back seniors Elle Evans and Macy Silvey and junior Ashlyn Hauk to the lineup after being out due to COVID protocols and both Evans and Silvey made an immediate impact, joining Syd Harris in double figures as the Tigers went on to a big...
JERSEYVILLE - The Edwardsville boys basketball team faced a Granite City Warriors' team full of athleticism and length during the Jersey Mid-Winter Classic Monday night at Havens Gym and the Tigers fell 40-30 to the Warriors. "Granite City really bothered us with their length and athleticism," said...
EDWARDSVILLE - Evan Grinter was the only multiple winner for Edwardsville High's boys swimming team, while Cohen Osborn and Logan Oertle also won events and the relay teams won two events as the Tigers won the fourth annual Swim For Hope meet Monday afternoon at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center....
GLEN CARBON - Mary Harkins led Father McGivney Catholic with 13 points, while Charlize Luehmann added 12 as the Griffins scored the game's first 18 points in going on to a 48-11 win over Metro-East Lutheran in a Gateway Metro Conference girls basketball game Friday night at the McGivney gym. McGivney...
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 SPORTS ROUNDUP SATURDAY'S RESULTS GIRLS BASKETBALL ALTON 59, HIGHLAND 36: In the Highland Shootout, the Redbirds won their second straight game since returning from COVID protocols in taking a big win over the host Bulldogs. The Redbirds led from start to finish,...