Belleville West Maroons junior EJ Liddell from Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, was named Mr. Basketball in Illinois. He is the second Southwestern Conference high school player in two years to win the award.
Joe Wiley, who led the Belleville West High School Maroons boys basketball team, from Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO, to a third-place finish in the 1966 state tournament, knew the 2018 Maroons had what it took to win.
The Edwardsville Tigers, Belleville East Lancers and O'Fallon Panthers high school baseball sports teams from near Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, feature elite players heading into the IHSA season.
In six years, Felisha Legette-Jack has gone from nearly walking away from basketball to coaching a boisterous and self-proclaimed, "quirky," Buffalo women's basketball team to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Tim Weah's famous father George was inaugurated as president of Liberia in January, the 18-year-old midfielder made his debut for Paris Saint-Germain on March 3 and he could make his first appearance for the U.S. national team next week.