The Highland High School boys bowling team tied host Triad, 20-20, on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville before traveling to Tri-County Lanes in Jerseyville the next day and rolling over the Panthers, 28-12.
The Highland High School girls bowling team had a hugely successful week. The Lady Bulldogs won all three of their Mississippi Valley Conference dual matches before going on to win first place in the gold division of the Southern Illinois Team Challenge, hosted by Belleville East on Saturday.
The Highland basketball Bulldogs battled long and hard to score two big well-deserved come-from-behind victories in overtime to open with a 2-0 mark in defense of its shared Mississippi Valley Conference crown from a year ago.
Alabama sophomore Hayley McSparin finished off a successful second season with the women’s volleyball team as the 2016 Highland High School graduate helped the Crimson Tide post an 18-14 overall record.
The Highland bowling Lady Bulldogs got a second-place individual finish from freshman Molly Marshall en route to taking fourth place as a team out of 20 competing squads at the 10th Annual Abe Lincoln Invitational Saturday in Taylorville.
The Highland High School wrestling team got off to a strong start to the season after earning fifth place out of 17 competing squads Saturday at the 39th Annual Civic Memorial Invitational in Bethalto in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, Mo.
The Highland High School varsity dance team captured first place with its lyrical routine while the junior varsity squad captured first place with both its lyrical and jazz routines at the Yvonne Cole Invitational Saturday at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Mo.
The Highland girls basketball team hit its stride en route to an emphatic 65-30 victory at Triad on Thursday to open up in defense of its four consecutive conference championships in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, Mo.
The Highland High School boys bowling team bowled a huge third game to rally for the biggest comeback in program history to beat Roxana, 22-18, and score the team’s first victory of the season Wednesday at Poplar Junction Lanes in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, M0.
Maryville University sophomore Amanda Ponce, a 2016 Highland High School graduate, drilled six of seven shots, including both 3-point attempts, and tied for game-high honors with a career-best 16 points to help the women’s basketball team score a wire-to-wire 83-63 road victory at Northwest Missouri State.
University of Missouri-St. Louis freshman Alex LaPorta, a 2017 graduate of Highland High School, has notched three double-doubles in the first four games of her collegiate career to help the women’s basketball team get off to a solid 3-1 start to the season.
The Highland High School girls basketball team battled hard to split a pair of games Saturday and come away with a 4-1 overall record and a second-place finish at the 17th annual Salem Thanksgiving Tournament, a round-robin tourney featuring six teams.
The Highland High girls basketball team used its speed to pressure Centralia, force turnovers and get out in transition for easy baskets en route to dumping in an eye-popping 45 points in the first half.
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) released its annual list of All-State players, even as the season continues into the playoff semifinals round, and two Highland Bulldogs we deservedly recognized for their own and their team’s spectacular seasons.
As he enters his second year at the helm, Highland High boys basketball coach Brian Perkes said his team is a full 180 degrees different than what he inherited when he took over the reins for his initial campaign.
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