Althoff, St. Joseph take the floor at state semifinals
The Althoff Crusaders (30-2) take the floor for the 3A state semifinal date with Westchester St. Joseph, the same team that defeated them in the championship game last season. The winner advances to this years title game against Lincoln-Way West,
Tierney Lanter, a Belleville native who attends Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, is one of the leaders on a talented Pirates team that has just one loss. Lanter, a center back, talks about living in Belleville and playing in St. Louis.
Belleville East senior Ben Cruikshank started the game on the mound for Belleville East but didn't last two innings. However, he had two triples, a double and scored three runs as the Lancers rallied for an 11-9 victory over Belleville West.
Former and current players, district administration and about 50 members of the Junior Lancers softball program helped celebrate the dedication of the Belleville East varsity softball field in honor of longtime coach Rita Menke.
Belleville East junior shortstop Alyssa Krausz singles in the third inning of a game against O'Fallon to drive home teammates Jackie Belzer. Krausz also homered and had a sacrifice fly to finish the game with four RBIs.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright says he’s taking the rest of his career day-by-day and believes he can have a better season in 2018 than he did in 2017. The longtime Cardinal will start the 2018 season on the disabled list.