High School Sports

Boys Basketball

Althoff and CBC battle right to the buzzer

The Christian Brothers College High School Cadets (CBC) defeated the Belleville Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders 62-60 in an IHSA and MSHSAA boys basketball game played in Belleville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Boys Basketball

A mother’s message inspires Central Cougars senior

Breese Central High School Cougars senior high school basketball and baseball player Jack Strieker uses a note from his mother, Alicia Strieker, for motivation after dealing with her long illness and recent death from cancer. Strieker and the Cougars, based in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, begin the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) basketball playoffs next week as the top seed at the Class 3A Civic Memorial Regional.

Girls Basketball

Highland girls basketball coach breaks down sectional semifinal win

The Highland, IL, High School Bulldogs girls basketball team defeated the Carterville, IL, High School Lions 69-43 in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A Waterloo Sectional semifinal to advance to the sectional final against Mississippi Valley Conference rival Bethalto, IL, Civic Memorial High School Eagles in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

Boys Basketball

There’s a new No. 1 basketball team in Class 4A

The Edwardsville High School Tigers were first in the new Associated Press boys high school basketball state rankings that came out Tuesday. Edwardsville, located in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, is also 22nd in the nation in USA Today’s Super 25 poll and 23rd in the country in the MaxPreps national poll.

Girls Basketball

Mater Dei’s season comes up just short of reaching Redbird Arena

The Breese Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights lost to the Camp Point Central High School Panthers 43-36 in an IHSA girls basketball Class 2A super-sectional played on the campus of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL as part of the Illinois High School Association state tournament that continues at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL near Bloomington, IL.

Boys Basketball

Okawville stays No. 1 all season, tops final BND small-school poll

Edwardsville High School Tigers, East St. Louis Senior High School Flyers, Belleville West High School Maroons, Belleville East High School Lancers and Cahokia High School Comanches hold down the top spots of the Belleville News-Democrat southern Illinois high school boys basketball large school poll. Okawville High School Rockets, Gibault Catholic High School Hawks, Carlyle High School Indians, Nashville High School Hornets, and Wesclin High School Warriors top the final BND small school rankings of southern Illinois metro-east area coaches near St. Louis, MO.

Boys Basketball

Which area team will make a run in the Class 2A playoffs?

The Gibault Catholic High School Hawks, Marquette Catholic High School Explorers, Carlyle High School Indians, Wesclin High School Warriors and Nashville High School Hornets are among the southern Illinois teams near St. Louis, MO, hoping to make a long run in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) boys high school basketball playoffs.

Boys Basketball

This could be the year for deep playoff run by Okawville Rockets

The Okawville High School Rockets, ranked second among boys high school basketball teams in Illinois, hope to make a deep run in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 1A state playoffs. They open play this week led by University of Evansville recruit Noah Frederking at the Class 1A Valmeyer Regional in Valmeyer, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Girls Basketball

Edwardsville faces tough test against Springfield

The Edwardsville, Ill. High School and Highland High School girls basketball teams will compete this week at Illinois High School Association sectional tournaments. Edwardsville is competing in the Class 4A Normal Community High School Sectional while Highland is competing he Class 3A Waterloo High School Sectional

Videos

Senior leads Collinsville basketball to win at Belleville East

The Collinsville, IL, High School Kahoks boys basketball team defeated the Belleville, IL, Township High School East Lancers in Southern Illinois high school boys basketball action. Senior Austin Knight scored a season high 21 points and was one of five Kahoks players in double figures.
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Senior leads Collinsville basketball to win at Belleville East 1:33

Senior leads Collinsville basketball to win at Belleville East

Edwardsville basketball coach talks win over O'Fallon 2:19

Edwardsville basketball coach talks win over O'Fallon

Highland girls basketball coach breaks down sectional semifinal win 1:38

Highland girls basketball coach breaks down sectional semifinal win

Althoff basketball senior talks about win over Marion 1:10

Althoff basketball senior talks about win over Marion