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Cahokia Conference seeks to expand

The Cahokia Conference has asked five schools to join for high school athletics, with Roxana and Okawville already accepting the invitation. The other three schools...

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...

End of an era: Longtime Waterloo manager retires

Sixty years. Over 2,000 wins. Forty-two division titles (including 29 straight). Twenty-three playoff titles. And how many ejections? “Not many. Maybe two,” legendary longtime Waterloo Millers...

Columbia native playing for Grizzlies

Local fans of the Gateway Grizzlies will see a familiar face in the lineup this summer at GCS Ballpark in Sauget. Columbia native Cam Touchette...

Milam signs with Red Sox

A former Waterloo High School pitching standout has signed a free agent contract with a Major League Baseball team. Cole Milam, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound 2016...

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...

Mon-Clair season to begin July 4

Delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Mon-Clair League said this week that it plans to begin its shortened 2020 summer baseball season on...

IHSA going with modified sports schedule based on state guidance

Guidance for the future of high school and youth sports came Wednesday from Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois High School Association as state...

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...

Mon-Clair League honors Pieper

With its largest ever awards banquet audience on hand, the Mon-Clair Baseball League on Sunday presented its highest honor to longtime Valmeyer Lakers manager...

Youth baseball, softball seasons canceled

With uncertainty about the future of mass gatherings and close contact associated with athletics due to COVID-19, youth T-ball, baseball and softball seasons have...

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 –...
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