Alton ▪ Track
Ranked as one of the top three in the nation in the triple jump, Brown successfully defended her Class 3A state crown on Saturday in Charleston. Brown had a winning leap of 41 feet 2 inches.
Dupo ▪ Softball
Donald helped push the Dupo Tigers into the Class 1A Williamsville Sectional with an RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday that gave them a 1-0 regional championship win over Wood River. Entering Tuesday, Donald was hitting .464 with 12 doubles, one home run and 28 RBIs.
Belleville East ▪ track
Dorsey concluded her string of nail-biting wins in grand style on Saturday as she won the Class 3A 300 meter hurdles state championship. Dorsey finished with a time of 42.94 seconds.
Okawville ▪ Baseball
It was quite a week for Fuhrhop as the Okawville junior went 5-for-10 with two home runs — including a grand slam — and six RBIs over three games. Fuhrhop homered in back-to-back games while helping the Rockets win the Class 1A Marissa Regional, including a grand slam in the 11-5 regional championship Saturday against Valmeyer. He also had a two-run homer in the semifinal win over New Athens.
O’Fallon ▪ Baseball
Harrison had a double, home run and four RBIs last Tuesday in the Panthers’ 11-2 Southwestern Conference win over Alton. He also was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles in Friday’s 8-2 win over Centralia. The talented junior pitcher-outfielder is hitting .427 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 42 RBIs.
East St. Louis ▪ track
Herron capped a dominating senior season by winning the Class 3A shot put title on Saturday at O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. The Southeast Missouri University recruit had a winning toss of 43 feet 1 inch.
Collinsville ▪ soccer
Holten, a sophomore, had three goals in the Kahoks’ 7-1 victory over Belleville East in the semifinals of the Class 3A O’Fallon Regional. Holten became the third Kahoks player to reach double digits in goals, joining seniors Sophia Sharos (17) and Mikayla McCarthy (13).
Alton ▪ Baseball
The 6-foot-8 left-hander left his mark on another team Thursday as he drove in the winning run and tossed a three-hit suhtout with 16 strikeouts in a 1-0 victory over Jerseyville. The win was Alton’s 29th this season, a new school record. Hudson may be hitting .448 with four homers and 48 RBIs, but the reason he is expected to be a high pick in the upcoming Major League Draft is his pitching arm. He’s 10-1 with a 0.33 ERA and 148 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.
Cahokia ▪ track
In one of the great performances in Class 2A Girls State Track Meet history, Hudson won the 100, 200 and 400 meters titles and placed third in the long jump as she led the Comanches to a second straight state title.
Belleville West Baseball
Kossina tossed a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts Monday in a 5-0 regional win over Granite City, following up another strong performance when he combined with Matt Klosterman to hold Belleville East to one hit in a 6-0 victory last week. The junior right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA and also is the Maroons’ top hitter with a .440 average and 10 RBIs.
Cahokia ▪ track
With her back against the wall, Lewis came up with a jump of 18 feet 10 1/2 inches on her last attempt in the long jump to win the title as Cahokia captured its second straight Class 2A girls state track title on Saturday in Charleston.. Lewis was also second in the 100 meter hurdles.
Belleville East Baseball
Schanue helped anchor a strong pitching performance Friday as Belleville East edged Freeburg 2-1. He pitched the first five innings, holding a tough Freeburg lineup to three hits and no runs with eight strikeouts before getting relief help from Michael Lassman (two innings, two hits, one strikeout) and Alex Phillips (three innings, two hits, four strikeouts).
Okawville ▪ track
Schwankhaus tuned up for the Class 1A State Track Meet by winning the 1,600 and 3,200 meter titles at the Class 1A Chester Sectional on Thursday.
Facing one of the top teams south of Chicago last Thursday, Edwardsville hung an 11-1 loss on Chatham Glenwood with Zielonko going 2-for-3 with a triple, home run and four RBIs. Tigers’ senior ace Daniel Lloyd was sharp, allowing just four hits and one run in five innings with six strikeouts and no walks.