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Moustakas, Senzel homer in return, Reds beat Cubs 12-7

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare, Nick Castellanos added a grand slam, and the Cincinnati Reds ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Cubs 12-7. Sonny Gray extended his major league record to 35 consecutive starts allowing six hits or less. With their…read more »


COVID-19 pushes high school football, soccer and volleyball to the spring

COVID-19 has forced the Illinois High School Association to push football, boys soccer, and volleyball back to a spring sport. The IHSA decision to move football, boys soccer and volleyball to a February-to-May season came hours after Gov. J.B. Pritzker barred interscholastic play for contact or intense sports such as football, wrestling, and competitive cheering…read more »


IHSA Set To Decide On Fall Sports Today

Today is the day the IHSA is scheduled to meet and make a decision on the future of high school sports this fall.  With the SIJHSAA waiting in the wings to follow the decision it does not look good.  The governor has intimated that he didn’t feel it was a strong possibility in a question…read more »

Williams Jr Named Pre-Season All MVC 1st Team

Running back/punt returner and Centralia grad Javon Williams Jr was one of 9 Salukis selected for Phil Steele’s preseason Missouri Valley Conference Team this year. The 6-foot 239 pound Williams Jr was the only SIU football player on the preseason first team.  He was the league’s leading scorer including kickers last season with 19 touchdowns…read more »

Geiler, Brandt Sign At Hannibal LaGrange

Pair of former SC Cougars has signed to play baseball at Hannibal LaGrange. Trent Geiler is a 5-9 right handed pitcher who can also play infield.  Geiler played in the Florida Gulf Coast League last summer.  He plans on majoring in Education.  Geiler recently played at Southeastern Illinois Community College playing a ton of innings…read more »

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