The Highland volleyball Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a sluggish first game to show why they have owned the conference this season as they hammered out a 21-25, 25-17, 25-19 victory over visiting Waterloo on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The Highland High School girls tennis team won the program’s first sectional title in 31 years over the weekend. The Lady Bulldogs captured the IHSA Class 1A Centralia Sectional, held Friday and Saturday, nipping Flora by a single point for the team crown.
Highland senior Cory Stieb made his final home game a memorable one when he scored in double overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 upset victory over visiting Mascoutah to end the regular season Thursday at HHS stadium.
Highland sophomore Sam Hengehold did not win her third consecutive race but she did the next best thing as she crossed the finish line with a strong second-place effort for the second year in a row at the Mississippi Valley Conference Championships held Thursday at Principia College in Elsah.
For Highland senior golfer Rece Portell, her experience at the IHSA Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur last weekend was more than about what score she shot or where she ended up placing.
The Highland Middle School baseball team clinched the school’s first ever Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class L state baseball championship with a 6-1 victory over O’Fallon Carriel Thursday, Oct. 5 at Rotary Park in Centralia.
The Highland Middle School softball team defeated Hamilton County 3-1 to finish third in the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class L State Softball Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Rotary Park in Centralia.
The Highland High School girls tennis team capped off an historically successful regular season by capturing the program’s first Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament championship in years Friday and Saturday at Triad High School.
The Highland High School volleyball team traveled to Triad and outdueled the Knights in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday, Oct. 3 before going 4-1 and earning second place at its own Highland Invitational Tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Highland Middle School.
Highland sophomore Brylee Portell provided the big highlight for the boys cross country team after grabbing the Bulldogs’ lone medal at the Madison County Championships held Oct. 3 at Alhambra Township Park.
The Highland High School girls golf team got a very balanced attack from its top three golfers and a personal-best round from its fourth scorer to finish in third place at the IHSA Class 1A Teutopolis Regional Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the very challenging Effingham Country Club.
The Highland High School boys golf team did not have its A-game at the IHSA Class 2A Roxana Regional at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River, but the Bulldogs played just well enough to nab third place and grab the final qualifying spot for Monday’s Salem Sectional.