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KC Volleyball Loaded With Area Talent Opens Up Season Today

KC Volleyball Loaded With Area Talent Opens Up Season Today

The KC volleyball team will open up their season today as they host Frontier College at 1pm.  Kim Rahar’s squad features a ton of area talent including Centralia’s Jacqueline Grimes, Alyssa Hutton and Mady Becker; Carlyle’s Molly Diekemper and Brooklynn Smith as well as Mater Dei’s Gabby Jamruk, Claire Tonnies, Baylee Richter and Carter Mohesky.Read more »

Elite Head To Damiansville For Weekend Action

Elite Head To Damiansville For Weekend Action

The SI Elite 8th Grade AAU basketball team that includes athletes from Franklin Park, Iuka, Central City, Woodlawn, Bluford, Irvington and Raccoon, will return to action with 4 games this weekend. They will play in Damiansville on Saturday at 8am when they take on Hoop Squad followed at 3pm against the Shockers.  Then on Sunday,…Read more »

SIU-Edwardsville wins in emotional return to basketball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shamar Wright scored 14 points including a putback dunk with under a minute to go, Lamar Wright added a last-second free throw and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville edged Tennessee State 67-65. The game was SIUE’s first in 33 days as COVID-19 issues forced a lengthy pause. The coronavirus hit especially close to…Read more »

Lakers handle Bucks to move to 12-4

Lakers handle Bucks to move to 12-4

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have made a successful start to their seven-game road trip by winning for the 12th time in 16 games.   LeBron James pumped in a season-high 34 points and the Lakers bounced back from Monday’s meltdown against Golden State by downing the Bucks, 113-106 in Milwaukee.   The…Read more »

Mahomes takes most reps

Mahomes takes most reps

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is giving strong indication that he’ll be the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting quarterback for the AFC championship game Sunday against Buffalo. The 2018 NFL MVP took the majority of first-team reps in practice Thursday, even though he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Mahomes was initially listed as…Read more »

Hoosiers rally past Hawkeyes

Hoosiers rally past Hawkeyes

UNDATED (AP) — A huge run allowed unranked Indiana to post its most impressive win of the season. The Hoosiers trailed 53-44 before reeling off a 22-3 spurt in an 81-69 victory at fourth-ranked Iowa. The Hawkeyes didn’t have a field goal for an 11-minute stretch until Joe Toussaint’s layup with 59.6 seconds remaining. Trayce…Read more »

Lightning win in OT, move to 3-0

Lightning win in OT, move to 3-0

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have continued their perfect start to the season. Brayden Point scored 1:56 into overtime to complete the Lightning’s 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead on goals by Blake Coleman and Mathieu Joseph 1:23 apart late in the second period. Columbus picked up…Read more »

Hertl’s shootout goal lifts Sharks over Blues, 2-1

Hertl’s shootout goal lifts Sharks over Blues, 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored the only goal in a four-round shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Marcus Sorensen scored the tying goal late in the second period and Martin Jones made 22 saves for the Sharks, who snapped a six-game losing streak to…Read more »