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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hawks open season in style

The Gibault boys basketball team returned to action for the first time in nearly a year with a 41-39 win in double overtime at...

IHSA sets sports schedule

The IHSA Board of Directors met for a special board meeting Wednesday, during which it decided on an updated sports schedule and other guidance...

Finally some good news for high school sports in Illinois

With the metro east moving to Tier 2 COVID mitigations in the state’s Restore Illinois Plan on Friday, it joined other regions in finally...

CHS grad selected in MLS draft

Aedan Stanley, a 2018 graduate of Columbia High School, was picked 21st overall in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Austin FC on Thursday....

MVCHA cancels regular season

The Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association announced it has canceled its regular season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “Due to the restriction not being...

Concern mounts for high school sports

Illinois High School Association Executive Director Craig Anderson and members of IHSA and Illinois Elementary School Association staff met virtually with Illinois Department of...

No holiday hoops, just memories

For the first time since 1957, local hoops fans did not have a Freeburg-Columbia Holiday Tournament to attend.  This sparked thoughts of holiday tournaments past,...

WHS wrestling trio ranked in state

On the heels of an historic season for the Waterloo High School wrestling program in 2020, three Bulldogs enter 2021 ranked among tops in...

IHSA talks contact days, fan guidelines

The IHSA Board of Directors met Dec. 14 and while the resumption of high school sports remains in the air, an update on contact...

Fleming reflects on magical rookie season

It was an amazing 2020 for Major League Baseball pitcher Josh Fleming, a 2014 graduate of Columbia High School. He capped off an unbeaten...

A fond farewell for Pieper

Denny “Boog” Pieper, who managed the Valmeyer Lakers of the Mon-Clair League for more than 50 years and was involved in county league baseball...

Blank named Mariners bullpen coach

Trent Blank, a 2008 graduate of Columbia High School who pitched at Baylor University and then in the Colorado Rockies’ minor league system, was...
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