ALTON – For the first time in their short two-year existence, the River Dragons hosted and won a postseason game. They hosted the Springfield Lucky Shoes in the Prairie Land Division Championship game Sunday evening at Lloyd Hopkins Field and won by a score of 4-1. It comes off the back of... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Makoto Ochi of Akashi, Japan and his partner, Seita Watanabe of Fukushima, both won their first-ever pro doubles title at the Edwardsville Futures tennis tournament, presented by the EGHM Foundation, on July 30 at the Edwardsville Tennis Center with a 7-6 (7-1 in the tiebreaker), 6-3... read more
JERSEYVILLE - Stote Reeder, who coached the boys' basketball team at Jersey Community High School for 17 seasons, resigned to take the head coaching position at Nashville High, where he will start effective with the 2022-23 season. Reeder came to Jersey for the 2005-06 season and won 247 games a... read more
EAST ALTON - On Saturday, August 6th, the Alton Road Runners Club hosted the 26th Annual 'Dash-n-Glow'. According to East Alton-Wood River track and cross country coach Russ Colona, it was a great success. He, his wife Cathy, and their son Nicholas did most of the planning and setup of the event.... read more
ST. LOUIS - He was magnificent last year and so we’ve asked him to return. Armed forces veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Generald Wilson, U.S. Navy, retired, will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the start of the sixth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 NTT INDYCAR SERIES... read more
BURLINGTON, Ia. - Cameron Hailstone's sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning scored Edwardsville's Blake Burris with the winning run as the Alton River Dragons defeated the Burlington Bees 6-5 in a Prospect League game Thursday evening at Community Field in Burlington. The win was an important... read more
EAST ALTON - The Alton Road Runners Club is wrapping up its 25th Annual Summer Running Series this weekend. The club will host its third and final event of the summer which is the 26th Annual 'Dash-n-Glow'. It's classified as more of a family run with ages 14 and under running a half-mile and ages... read more
CLINTON, Ia. - Eddie King led the way with three hits and six RBIs, while Erik Broekemeier of Metro-East Lutheran hit a solo home run and Piasa Southwestern's Brady Salzman took the win with four strikeouts as the Alton River Dragons defeated the Clinton LumberKings 13-4 in a key Prospect League game... read more
ALTON - One of Alton's oldest-running golf tournaments, starting back in 1954, returns this year when Cloverleaf Golf Course hosts the 69th Annual Gold Medal Golf Championship. It will be the first time Cloverleaf has hosted the event. The winner of the event is automatically inducted into the Alto... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - James Kent Trotter, who plays for Ohio State University in Columbus and a native of Yogo, Japan, won his first-ever professional singles title by winning the final over Nathan Ponwith of Scottsdale Ariz. 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the Edwardsville Futures tournament, presented by the EGHM Foundation,... read more

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