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  • Columbia Girls Basketball | Team of the Week

    The Columbia High School girls basketball team is this week’s Republic-Times Team of the Week. Last week, Scott Germain’s bunch opened their season by winning their third consecutive Columbia Tip-Off Classic. Columbia posted three impressive wins in...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • My Big Campus prepares students for 21st Century

    (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a two-part series looking into how Gibault is going high tech.) Gibault Catholic High School principal Russ Hart is empowered to see how a “textbookless” environment will work at...

    • Posted November 20, 2012
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  • Farris, Bourgeois named to All-State Team

    Two area football players have been named to the All-State Class 4A football team the Illinois High School Association announced late Friday afternoon. Clayton Bourgeois, a tight end/linebacker at Waterloo High School, and Charles Farris, a running...

    • Posted November 18, 2012
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  • Gibault going high tech

    (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles looking at Gibault going “textbookless” in 2013.) Teachers are asking questions all the time at Gibault Catholic High School. Parents are even asking principal Russ Hart...

    • Posted November 14, 2012
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  • Red Bud’s Burmeister finishes 10th at State

    Brittney Burmeister has been on pace for a top finish all year. On Saturday, the Red Bud Musketeers senior made it a reality. Burmeister finished in 10th place at the Class 1A State Cross Country meet. Burmeister...

    • Posted November 6, 2012
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  • Eagles’ volleyball season comes to an end

    Columbia’s quest for its first state volleyball title came up just short Saturday in Salem. Jacksonville beat Columbia, 25-18, 27-25, claiming the Salem Super Sectional title. Columbia led Jackonsville, 23-22, in the second game. But some bad...

    • Posted November 4, 2012
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  • Harrisburg beats Columbia, 14-7, ending Eagles’ season

    When the going gets tough, Harrisburg fullback Dylan Hathaway starts running. On Saturday, the 217-pound Harrisburg senior had 36 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat the Eagles, 14-7, in the second round...

    • Posted November 4, 2012
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  • Eric Read | Athlete of the Week

    Columbia football player Eric Read is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week. The Columbia wide receiver will never forget Saturday’s Class 4A playoff game against Mt. Carmel. A 6-1, 165 pound senior, Read scored four touchdowns,...

    • Posted October 31, 2012
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  • Two area former Major Leaguers remembered

    Two former Major League Baseball pitchers with area ties have recently passed away. Former Detroit Tiger and Mon-Clair League Hall of Famer Leslie Clyde “Les” Mueller died Oct. 25, at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville. He was...

    • Posted October 31, 2012
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  • Columbia blows through Mt. Carmel, wins playoff game No. 1

    Columbia wide receiver Eric Read will never forget Saturday’s Class 4A playoff game against Mt. Carmel. Read scored four touchdowns, leading Columbia to a 57-22 victory at Columbia High School. Read scored all four of his touchdowns...

    • Posted October 27, 2012
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  • Hawks fall in Sectional Semis

    The third time proved to be the charm for the Alton-Marquette Explorers. Beaten twice by Gibault during the regular season, Marquette defeated Gibault, 3-2, in an overtime thriller Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 1A Columbia...

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Bulldogs’ soccer season ends

    The Waterloo High School boys soccer season came to an abrupt end Tuesday night in Troy. No. 2 seed  Triad (10-5-6) beat No. 3 seed Waterloo (5-13-1), 4-1 , in the Triad Regional semifinals. It was a...

    • Posted October 18, 2012
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