High School Sports

East St. Louis, Edwardsville to battle for SWC title

The defending state track champions, East St. Louis will take on the Edwardsville Tigers and the rest of the Southwestern Conference at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday during the Southwestern Conference Track and Field Meet at Edwardsville High School.

The meet was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but with heavy rain and storms in the forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday, Edwardsville High School Athletic Director Brad Bevis and administrators from the other SWC schools made the decision to move the meet up one day.

East St. Louis is led by brothers Delano and Deante Anderson in the hurdles, 400 meters, and sprint relays, while Edwardsville is led by seniors Travis Anderson (110 and 300 meter hurdles), A.J. Epenesa (shot put and discus), and Devonte’ Tincher (long jump and 200 meters). The Tigers finished runner up to East St. Louis at last year’s state meet.

Other players to watch include O’Fallon senior Chris Conrad (800 meters), Belleville West senior Ricky Berry (110 and 300 meter hurdles), Collinsville freshman Jemnarrion Stewart (100 and 200 meters), Granite City brothers Will O’Keefe and Andrew O’Keefe (800 and 1,600 meters) and Torrey Deal, also of Granite City, in the triple jump and long jump.

Mascoutah wins MVC girls championship

The Mascoutah Indians dominated in the relays and sprints to win the team title at the Girls Mississippi Valley Conference Meet n Friday at Mascoutah High School.

The Indians received wins from Kaydria Coleman in the 200 meters (26.96 seconds) and long jump (16-feet-6-inches), Sydney Brown in the 100 meters (12.93 seconds), Mackenzie Dixon (2:27.4) in the 800 meters, Dejae Hudson in the 100 meter hurdles (17.46) and also won the 400-, 800- and 3,200-meter relay titles to finish with 154 points, 40 more than runner-up Triad which finished with 114. Waterloo was third with 110 points.

Triad was led by Kelly Pottorff who won both the shot put (37-feet-6-inches) and the discus (126 feet). Denise D’Anonio won the triple jump with an effort of 32-feet-7-1/2 inches for the Knights.

Waterloo sophomore Jenna Schwartz won the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:20. Also winning titles for the Bulldogs were Ella King in the 3,200 meters (11:59.1) and Genna Bourgeios in the high jump (4-feet-10-inches).