Highland: Sports

Highland: Sports

Hartlieb earns first win for Class A West Viriginia Power

Highland, IL native Geoff Hartlieb fired two scoreless innings to earn his first win for the West Virginia Power, the Class A minor-league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in a 12-1 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws at the Power’s home ballpark of Appalachian Power Park on Sunday, April 22 in Charleston, W. VA. Highland is located in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Hacke fires no-hitter, Baer homers as HHS edges Triad 1-0

Highland, IL senior pitcher Aubrey Hacke threw a no-hitter and junior catcher Lauren Baer hit a solo home run in the second inning as the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Triad Knights 1-0 Wednesday, April 19 at Highland High School to stay unbeaten at 15-0 overall, including 4-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Highland is located in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Bulldogs earn second place at Roxana Relays

The Highland, IL High School boys track and field team earned a strong second-place showing at Roxana, IL Relays on Monday, April 17. Highland’s Mississippi Valley Conference foe Jerseyville, IL shaded the Bulldogs, 98-86, to win the overall team title. Highland, Roxana and Jerseyville are all located in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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HHS stays hot, runs unbeaten streak to seven games

The Highland, IL High School girls soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to seven games after following up a 1-1 tie at Waterloo, IL on Thursday with a 1-0 victory over host Mater Dei (Breese, IL) on Saturday afternoon to win the championship of the Mater Dei Tournament. Highland, Mater Dei and Waterloo are all in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Bulldogs win at Busch Stadium to snap three-game skid

The Highland, IL High School baseball team snapped a three-game losing skid with an emphatic 7-1 victory over Windsor High School (Imperial, Mo.) on Saturday morning at Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Highland is located in the metro east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Bulldogs net wins over Eagles, Comets

The Highland, IL High School boys tennis team bounced back from a tough 0-9 loss to Jerseyville on Tuesday, April 4 to sweep Civic Memorial 9-0 on Thursday and then dispatch of Greenville 7-2 on Friday. Highland is located in Madison County in the metro-east section of Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Undefeated state wrestling champ Rakers earns top BND honors

Highland IL High School senior wrestler Trent Rakers, from Madison County in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO, joined former teammate Tanner Farmer as a state champion this Winter when he won the Illinois High School Association IHSA Class 2A 152-pound state title at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign IL.

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HMS to host free ‘Changing the Game’ presentation April 11

The Highland, IL Parks and Recreation Department along with the Highland Youth Sports Commission and Highland Middle School will play host to a free presentation entitled “Changing the Game: Creating a High Performing Mindset” at 7 p.m. April 11 at HMS. Highland Middle School is located at 2813 State Route 160 in Highland, IL, which is in Madison County in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.

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Highland takes second in home triangular meet

The Highland, IL High School girls track and field team finished second in a home triangular meet on Tuesday, March 28 at HHS. The Lady Bulldogs went on to place seventh out of 16 competing teams Saturday at the Greenville Invitational. Highland is in Madison County and Greenville is in Bond County. Both are in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Giger hits PR in the shot put, ranks 10th in the nation

Stanford University junior thrower Lena Giger, a Highland, IL native, set a new personal record in the shot put with a mark of 54 feet, 2 inches (16.51 meters) en route to winning the event Friday at the Stanford Invitational. Stanford is located in California. Highland is located in Madison County in the metro-east part of southern Illinois and is near St. Louis MO.

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After being no-hit, HHS bounces back to bite Kaneland, Mater Dei

Just 48 hours after being no-hit in a 1-0 home loss to Breese Central on Monday, March 27, the Highland, IL baseball Bulldogs returned to its home field and bounced back 48 hours later with a good all-around effort in a 6-2 victory over the Kaneland Knights (Maple Park, IL) Wednesday, March 29 at Glik Park. Then Highland traveled to Breese, IL on Friday and carved up the Mater Dei Knights 16-0 in five innings. Breese is in Clinton County in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Highland edges Mater Dei 2-1 to stay unbeaten at 5-0

The Highland High School and Mater Dei softball teams locked up in a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel, with both teams combining for a total of just eight hits before the Lady Bulldogs nipped the visiting Knights 2-1 Tuesday, March 28 at Highland High School. Highland is located in Madison County in the metro-east area of southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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