In 2015, the Althoff Crusaders turned in one of the most exciting seasons in recent metro-east football history. They blazed through 13 straight wins before their high-flying offense was finally stopped in a 51-7 loss to Chicago Phillips in the Class 4A state championship game.
Waterloo senior midfielder Philip Most scored four goals — including three in the opening 20 minutes — as defending Class 2A state champion Waterloo ruined the Belleville East coaching debut of James Chambers on Tuesday with a 7-2 win
Matt Carpenter has spent most of his career pestering pitchers from the top of the St. Louis Cardinals’ batting order. After eight straight games as the No. 3 hitter, Carpenter returned to his familiar role Wednesday against the New York Mets.
With 66 wins over the past two seasons, a remarkable total by any standard, the Columbia Eagles volleyball program continues to excel. However, coach Kelly Landgraf and the Eagles are searching for a little more playoff magic to help get them deeper into the postseason. Mascoutah eliminated Columbia from the playoffs in two of the last three years and Class 3A gets no easier this season with Mater Dei back in 3A after competing in 4A in 2015.
Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.