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CARROLLTON - Mission impossible or was it? Deep down did we think the Carrollton Hawks would not find a way? The same Hawks that went to state two years ago and last season that overachieved and made it to another quarterfinal. “Six weeks ago we think wow, how do we go from runner-up, to quarterfinals,... read more
GRANITE CITY – Anyone who's been on either side of a penalty-kick shootout that decided a soccer match can tell you how difficult it can be. That's exactly what Friday evening's IHSA Class 3A Granite City Regional final came down to after Edwardsville and Collinsville battled to a 1-1 draw through... read more
ROXANA — It had been a tough go for both Piasa Southwestern and Roxana’s football teams during the 2016 campaign. Both had been eliminated from Illinois High School Association playoff contention by the time they met up for the season finale Friday night. In a hard fought and hard hitting... read more
BUFFALO GROVE – One of Edwardsville's doubles teams remained alive going into Saturday's final day of the IHSA Class 2A Girls Tennis Championship in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove Friday. Tigers’ head tennis coach Dave Lipe said qualifying a tandem for the semifinals in doubles was... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville's Dionte Rodgers gets plenty of attention from a lot of people. He got quite a bit of attention from Granite City going into Friday's Southwestern Conference regular-season ending game at Tiger Stadium. Rodgers still got five touchdowns to extend his single-season... read more
MOUNT OLIVE – East Alton-Wood River came to play Friday night at Mount Olive with one thing in mind – the playoffs. The result was a 46-7 victory over the Wildcats. For head coach Gary Herron, the rest of the Oilers’ coaching staff, student body and fans, the win was one t... read more
Marquette Catholic captures Prairie State Conference title Marquete Catholic clinched the Prairie State Conference championship with a 16-6 win over South Fork/Edinburg/Morrisonville on the road on Friday night. The Explorers increase their overall record to 7-2 and finish unblemished in the conference... read more
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – SIUE women's soccer had a four-game unbeaten streak snapped Friday as the Cougars fell 1-0 on the road at Tennessee Tech. The Cougars slipped to 7-6-3 overall and 5-2-1 in OVC play. Tennessee Tech improved to 9-5-3 overall and 5-1-2 in OVC play. With the win, the Golden Eagles... read more
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – SIUE volleyball improved to 7-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play and 14-6 overall with a three-set triumph at Tennessee Tech. It was SIUE's first-ever win at the Eagles Nest, and the Cougars improved to 6-0 on the road. SIUE defeated Tennessee Tech 25-17, 25-19, 25-23. SIUE... read more
BUFFALO GROVE - In Class 1A, both of Jersey's qualifiers – Hailea Tepen in singles and Anne Snyders/Ashton Tewell in doubles – were eliminated by the second round. Tepen dropped her first-round match to Herrin's Regan Ridgeway 6-3, 6-0 but won her first-round consolation match over Champaign... read more

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