O'Fallon: Sports

O'Fallon: Sports

Lady Panthers boast 10-3 dual record on the tennis court

After an excruciatingly painful 5-4 conference loss to Belleville East, the O’Fallon Township High School girls’ tennis team rebounded nicely this past weekend, going 3-1 in the Southern Illinois Duals. The Lady Panthers recorded victories over Normal University High, Triad and Althoff while suffering only one setback against Columbia (MO) Rockbridge.

O'Fallon: Sports

Panther volleyball star ‘is certainly a force to be reckoned with’

O’Fallon Township High School senior Imani Williamson has been outstanding, patrolling the net for the Lady Panther volleyball team. In her second season as a mainstay in the O’Fallon, Illinois varsity lineup, Williamson has accumulated big numbers that have translated into personal and team success, with 93 kills, 12 blocks and 69 digs for the O’Fallon, Illinois team.

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Surging Panther golfers keep pedal to the metal

Despite cancellation of the high school boys’ Panther Classic and the postponement of the Lady Panther Invitational until Oct. 1 due to inclement weather, both O’Fallon Township High School squads have continued to post outstanding scores, allowing the girls’ team to record claim their fifth and sixth major tournament titles and the boys to power to three straight dual match victories.

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Boatman helps to lead a talented Panther golf team

This week’s Athlete of the Week (AOW) is O’Fallon junior Brooke Boatman who plays for the Panther golf team at O’Fallon Township High School. The AOW is a weekly highlight of the star athlete from O’Fallon Township High School who’s been chosen based on merit, recommendation and athletic accomplishment.

Boys Basketball

Gibson’s resignation leaves O’Fallon a short search for new coach

Rick Gibson's sudden resignation as boys head basketball coach at O'Fallon High School leaves the school's administration a short window in which to find a replacement. Practices generally begins upon the conclusion of football season, which would be Oct. 21 if the 1-1 Panthers fail to reach the playoffs. The first basketball game is in the third week of November. Gibson submitted his resignation as coach Tuesday, citing responsibilities to his wife and five children as the reason. He’s also contending with a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol relative to a Aug. 12 incident which led to a failed field sobriety test and his arrest by O'Fallon police.

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O’Fallon netters open season, finally

After several cancellations that wiped out their first week of competition, the OTHS girls’ tennis team finally opened the 2016 campaign this past week with a lopsided dual match victory over Highland and a fifth place finish in the Edwardsville Invitational.

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Lady Panther Spikers Begin 2016 With Targets on Their Backs

If dedicated off-season preparation and successful club play are any indicators, the 2016 OTHS girls’ volleyball team could live up to their advanced billing and approach the stellar season they produced in 2015. The Lady Panthers ended last fall’s campaign with a 32-6 overall record, bowing out of the IHSA play-offs in the sectional championship match against Normal Community.

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McMinn starts golf season on a torrid pace

This week’s athlete of the week is O’Fallon Township High School golfer Alyssa McMinn. The athlete of the week is a weekly highlight of the star athlete from O’Fallon Township High School who’s been chosen based on merit, recommendation and athletic accomplishment.

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O’Fallon soccer camp has international flavor

Last week, soccer players in the O’Fallon area had a rare opportunity to learn and refine skills with an international twist.O’Fallon hosted a Challenger Sports British Soccer camp. Over 25 players attended the week-long camp held on the Astroturf soccer field at Family Sports Park.

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O’Fallon girls score second major meet victory

O’Fallon Township High School girls track team’s major meets dominated the high school track scene this past week.The milestone 50th annual O’Fallon Relays took center stage for the boys while Belleville West hosted the West Invitational on Saturday. The OTHS girls collected their second consecutive invitational championship, edging the Edwardsville Tigers. The Edwardsville boys team claimed the O’Fallon Relays title with the host Panthers finishing fourth. At Belleville West, the Lady Panthers were tested and survived the challenge without the benefit of a first place event in either the track or field events. O’Fallon’s team depth was the key to victory as the OTHS squad finished the day with six second place medals and the same number of third place awards.

Videos

SIUE student looks at pharmaceutical products' environmental impact

SIUE student Rachel Davis was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program for her environmental analytical chemistry research. The grant is considered highly competitive; only 15 percent of applications are approved. Of the 150 projects approved this year, only 18 were submitted by undergraduate students.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
SIUE student looks at pharmaceutical products' environmental impact 1:38

SIUE student looks at pharmaceutical products' environmental impact

Security footage captures ex-Edwardsville cop stealing from salon 0:36

Security footage captures ex-Edwardsville cop stealing from salon

St. Clair County probation officers discuss contract 4:11

St. Clair County probation officers discuss contract

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Friends share memories of Mandy Titze