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BELLEVILLE – Fans who came out to Belleville's Whitey Herzog Field Wednesday night saw themselves a pretty good pitcher's duel.Both Jack Lanxon of Belleville and Storm Coffman of Metro East were keeping the opposite teams off-balance with some key pitches and finding ways to get out of jams.In... read more
ALTON JUNIORS 2, BELLEVILLE JUNIORS 1: Alton Post 126's juniors had to overcome a late start of the game to score twice in the third and hold off Belleville's juniors 2-1 in Wednesday's curtain-raising game at Whitey Herzog Field.The juniors went to 17-4 overall, 4-1 in District 22.“Anytime you... read more
GODFREY – Trailblazers golfers Joaquin Perez and Brian Gebben competed against more than 130 junior college players in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-II championship tournament May 23-26 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.Perez, a sophomore from Cordoba, Argentina,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Andrew Frank and Cole Hansel wound up having big roles to play in the Metro East Bears' 4-1 home win Tuesday over Highland in an Illinois American Legion District 22 game.Frank had an outstanding pitching performance, keeping Highland in check and giving up just one run in the top... read more
TUESDAY NIGHTALTON JUNIORS 12, HIGHLAND 1 JUNIORS 4: Alton Post 126’s junior team bounced back from a loss Monday night to Valmeyer with a 12-4 win over the Highland 1 juniors at Roy Lee Field Tuesday evening in a curtain-raiser to the Bears-Highland game.The junior Legionnaires improved to 16-4... read more
SUMMER BASEBALLEDWARDSVILLE 14, PIASA SOUTHWESTERN 3 (5 INNINGS): Edwardsville's summer baseball team used an 11-run third inning to defeat Piasa Southwestern's summer team 14-3 in five innings at home Tuesday.The Tigers improved to 1-4 on the summer with the win.The 11-run explosion was highlighted... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Pitching is one of those things in baseball that can make or break a team.“Baseball starts with pitching,” said Metro East Bears manager Ken Schaake Tuesday night.The Bears and Highland got very good pitching performances in their Illinois District 22 American Legion... read more
CARROLLTON - For 23 years Jeff Krumwiede was the head basketball coach of the Carrollton Hawks until officially early Wednesday morning. He released the following statement:“After much thought over a period of many weeks, I have submitted my resignation as Head Basketball Coach at Carrollton.”... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville’s boys tennis team recently completed a strong boys season, with sophomore Zach Trimpe and Alex Gray coming back with a state doubles title. The two finished the season 31-1 and also earned first-team All-Southwestern Conference in boys tennis.Eric Weiler, a senior,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – The Metro East Bears built up a lot of momentum going undefeated in five games in winning the Ron Bone-Ray Abernathy Invitational tournament in Jefferson County, Mo., over the weekend.They kept that momentum going Monday night as Tyler Lewis and Tate Wargo combined for a three-hit... read more

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