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SC 11u Takes Tough Loss After Big 5th Inning

SC 11u Takes Tough Loss After Big 5th Inning

The South Central 11u Storm Chasers dropped their opener to the Heaters 14-9 giving up 11 runs in the fifth inning to take the loss. SC got out hot scoring 5 times in the opening inning, but the Heaters chipped away with 2 runs in the second and another in the third before they erupted…Read more »

Coach Basch Proud of His KC Teams Academic Year

Coach Basch Proud of His KC Teams Academic Year

Kaskaskia College’s Joe Basch is a very happy coach.  All 3 of the teams he coaches showed outstanding individual or team academic achievements. His women’s tennis team GPA was 3.65, the all time team best and spring semester athletic department best.  Elisabeth Brunner, Larissa Hoffman and Grace McCormick all had 4.0’s. The women’s soccer team…Read more »

Elliott aiming to be among drivers always with shot to win

Chase Elliott has been tantalizingly close to winning NASCAR races so many times it’s hard for him not to be disappointed. He knows drivers can’t win them all.  But Elliott has flirted with victory in each of the four Cup races since NASCAR resumed competition after the 10-week shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic. The hot…Read more »

Hixenbaugh Headed To RLC

Hixenbaugh Headed To RLC

The MVP of the Black Diamond Conference, Kane Hixenbaugh of Fairfield, is headed to Rend Lake College to play for Brian Gamber and his newly named assistant, former Mt Vernon coach Doug Creel.  Hixenbaugh signed his scholarship offer this week and brings a lot of versatility and talent to the team with his 6-3 frame…Read more »

SC 15u Storm Chasers 2nd At O’Fallon, Mo Tournament

SC 15u Storm Chasers 2nd At O’Fallon, Mo Tournament

The SC 15u Storm Chasers finished 2nd at a tournament in O’Fallon, Missouri over the weekend. The championship was a heartbreaker for the Storm Chasers as they lost the lead late to fall 7-5 to the SI Bucs.  The game was tied at five in the bottom of the fifth when the Bucs plated a…Read more »

Crosby Inks To Play at IU Northwest

Crosby Inks To Play at IU Northwest

Salem graduate Damond Crosby has signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball and academic career at the University of Indiana Northwest.  Crosby attended Illinois Central College the past 2 years after graduating from Salem.  And via social media, Crosby said he is blessed to be able to continue the journey.Read more »

12u Storm Chasers Sweep Clinton County At Farina Park

12u Storm Chasers Sweep Clinton County At Farina Park

The South Central 12u Storm Chasers swept their double header with the Diamond Devils of Clinton County in games played at Farina Park. SC opened with a 5-2 win.  Cody Beard went 4 innings allowing no hits and striking out 10.  Braden Rector doubled home a run, Aaden Rostance also had an RBI with Trevan…Read more »

Another win falls into Keselowski’s lap in final moments

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski inherited his second win of the season when Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided as they raced for the victory Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski was in third with a lap and a turn remaining when he lucked into his second victory in three Cup races. Logano had…Read more »

Okawville & Chester Join Cahokia Conference

The Cahokia Conference’s new look is starting to take shape.  Okawville High announced Friday the longtime independent in multiple sports has accepted the invitation to join the Cahokia.  The decision became official Thursday at the Official District 10 School Board Meeting when members approved the move to join an athletic conference that traces its beginnings…Read more »