ALTON - After a wild Western Conference Championship game on Tuesday night, one that featured a walk-off grand slam, the Alton River Dragons earned their way into a best-of-three Prospect League Championship series. They would be taking on the Eastern Conference Champions, the Chillicothe Paints... read more
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 SPORTS ROUNDUP The season-opening Sports Roundup for the 2022-23 school year features local golfers doing well in the opening tournaments and meets on Thursday. BOYS GOLF PREP TOUR HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE AT THE DEN AT FOX CREEK GOLF CLUB, BLOOMINGTON LEWIS TIES FOR FOURTH,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Heading into the summer of 2022, recent Metro East-Lutheran graduate Erik Broekemeier didn't have a place to play. So, Chris Erwin, Father McGivney's head baseball coach, reached out to Erik to see if he'd be interested in playing on Troy's Legion team. Erwin got to coach with and... read more
ALTON - It's the hit you dream of growing up playing whiffle ball in the backyard. “I said a prayer to myself, ‘God help me come through in this situation and he did just that. I’m very blessed.” The situation was simple really. Erik Broekemeier found himself in the batter's... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – SIUE men's basketball Head Coach Brian Barone announced that Terrance Thompson (La Crosse, Wisconsin) will transfer to the Cougars beginning with the 2022-23 season. A versatile 6-foot-8-inch forward, Thompson comes to SIUE from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Navarro... read more
SEE PHOTO GALLERY: EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville High football team opened preseason practice on Monday morning at the Edwardsville Sports Complex on a positive note as turnout was very good and the players worked hard as the Tigers begin preparations for the 2022 season. What started out... read more
ALTON - Alton High School Athletic Director Chris Kusnerick, M.S. CAA, has announced the pairings for the Alton Redbird Boys Soccer Tournament in later August. Kusnerick said the tournament will be played on the new Public School Stadium turf and he is excited to get the fall sports seasons underway.... read more
BETHALTO – After a 7-4 season in 2021, the Civic Memorial High School football team is looking to boast another year above .500. The Eagles already held summer camps and practices throughout June and July, but Monday (August 8) marked the first day of regular season practices. There are now... read more
ALTON - Carli Foersterling and Hayley Porter are two softball players and leaders that are almost impossible to replace in a program. The two girls have graduated from Marquette Catholic, but their legacy will live on with the other players they have inspired. Carli is embarking on a continuation... read more
ALTON - Juniors Parker Mayhew and Nate Bartlett won the championship of the Riverbend Tennis Open in the boys under 16 division and had an outstanding summer of play. The Redbird teammates defeated James McKeever and Alex Teutken, also from Alton, and Caden and Ryne Breyer from Civic Memorial. Park... read more

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