Sports news: Freddy Edwards, a Granite City High School Warriors football player in Granite City, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, has been offered a scholarship to play at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
Sports news: Sam LaPorta, an all-state football player for the Highland High School Bulldogs football team in Highland, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, is being recruited by NCAA Division I college programs.
OFallon IL High School Panthers senior basketball player Jalen Hodge has accepted an NCAA college scholarship offer from Division I University of Louisiana-Monroe. Hodge leads O'Fallon in scoring in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.
A Marissa Meteors high school cross-country runner with autism from Coulterville IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO has earned an athletic scholarship to run for Kaskaskia College Blue Devils in Centralia IL.
Mizzou Tigers basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff have made the recruitment of 2019 Belleville West forward E.J. Liddell a priority. While Martin has already helped Missouri get a few St. Louis-area prospects, Liddell could be the recruit who opens the floodgates for the Tigers in that area if he winds up signing with Mizzou.