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Monday, March 8, 2021

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...

Fleming pitches in World Series

Major League Baseball pitcher Josh Fleming, a 2014 graduate of Columbia High School, made his postseason debut Thursday for the Tampa Bay Rays in...

Book captures essence of Mon-Clair majesty

The love of America’s pastime shines through in a longtime Mon-Clair League player’s new book. “Amateur baseball holds a special place in my heart –...

Valmeyer, Millstadt make state

The junior high baseball season came to an end for some local schools, but two are playing on with eyes on capturing the main...

Junior high baseball teams in action

Local junior high baseball teams have started their fall schedule of games as allowed through the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association. Under the...

Fleming wins MLB debut

Columbia native Josh Fleming made his Major League Baseball debut Sunday as the starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching five solid innings...

Belleville edges Millstadt for Mon-Clair title

In a thrilling ending to a unique Mon-Clair League season, the Belleville Rockies dethroned the defending champion Millstadt Green Machine in an epic extra-inning...

IHSA sports plan approved

The Illinois High School Association said the Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday officially approved the IHSA’s modified sports schedule that the IHSA...

Millers opt out of playoffs

The Mon-Clair League playoffs begin this Saturday in Cape Girardeau, Mo., but the most decorated team in league history won’t be there. The Waterloo Millers...

Mon-Clair season winding down

Rain put a damper on Sunday’s Mon-Clair League schedule, but the one doubleheader that did take place decided this year’s Monroe Division champion. The Millstadt...
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