The Cardinal Ritter College Prep Lions added to their extensive trophy case last year by winning the Class 3 state championship in boys’ basketball.
As we reflect on the 55th NFL Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, amid the continued national spread of the coronavirus, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American busine…
The DeSmet Spartans basketball team was put in the position of having to make some major adjustments before they even played a game this season.
The Chaminade Red Devils have enjoyed a tremendous run of success in boys basketball over the years with a couple of state championships, several state Final Four appearances and a group of alums who have made their way to the National Basketball Association, such as Bradley Beal, Jayson Tat…
Kelly Thames was one of the St. Louis area’s top basketball players during his stellar career at Jennings in the early 1990’s.
The NFL did not shy away from backing Black Lives Matter, pledging money and resources in support of people and communities of color and joining the NBA in advocating for record voter registration and action.
The Confluence Prep Academy Titans have a very productive holiday tournament season as they won the championship of the Francis Howell/O’Fallon-Christian Round Robin.
The high school sports year in 2020 was like no other as the pandemic wiped out much of the sports calendar, which included the large school basketball state championships, all of the spring sports and all of the fall sports in the metro east and some parts of St. Louis.
The high school basketball season is underway, and it is time to take a look at some of the top girls’ action going on around the St. Louis area.
The MICDS Rams have enjoyed a long and rich tradition of success on the football field. The Rams have continued their winning ways by making another trip to the Show-Me Bowl, where they will play Jefferson City Helias for the Class 4 state championship on Friday night at Jefferson City High.…
For the first time since moving back to St. Louis in 1995, it won't be over the river and through the woods to my mom's house for Thanksgiving. Actually, it's a short drive across Kirkwood.
The St. Louis area continues to produce some excellent football players who are currently putting in some serious work at the collegiate level.
Devin Williams grew up in the St. Louis area, the son of a single mom with a unique talent in a game that, quite frankly, has not been overly receptive to Black players.
We are now at the semifinals state of the district football playoffs around the state of Missouri. Here is a schedule of the upcoming district games this weekend involving St. Louis area teams.
Lewis Hamilton became the most victorious driver in Formula One history following his dominant 92nd career win in last Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix.
The Lutheran North Crusaders broke through last season by winning the Class 2 state championship in dominating fashion. It was North’s first championship in 20 years.
Congratulations go out to a pair of St. Louis area professional athletes who received postseason honors after having stellar seasons in 2020.
If you met the late Gale Sayers, and I had that privilege several times, your first thought might have been "this guy did all that?"
One of the top high school football prospects in the Metro East area will be headed to the Big XII Conference.
St. Louisan Napheesa Collier broke into the professional basketball ranks in a big way last season by being named the Rookie of the Year in the WNBA.
It was a historic first weekend in the National Football League in that there was a record 10 Black quarterbacks starting on opening day.
The St. Louis community lost a local legend with the passing of former Cardinals great Lou Brock at the age of 81. Not only was Lou a iconic baseball figure, but he was also a wonderful human being who was loved by everyone.
On the last night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Billy Porter reprised a song from the 1960s, “For What It’s Worth.” The song is better known by its iconic lyric, which seems to be as relevant at this moment as it was for the moment when it was recorded by Buffalo Springfield in…
Jack Flaherty, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching ace, has caught continuous hell from many so-called members of Cardinal Nation for his unabashed support of Black Lives Matter and finding way to end systemic racism in America.
I have been thoroughly entertained by the National Basketball Association action in the “Bubble” in Orlando, Florida during the past month.
Former St. Louis Cardinal Fernando Tatis Sr. is the only Major League player to hit two grand slams in the same inning. He accomplished the feat against the host Los Angeles Dodgers on April 23, 1999 and both came off pitcher Chan Ho Park. That makes it a record that will most likely never b…
In my 35 years of covering high school sports in the St. Louis area, I have had the pleasure of watching some incredible athletes accomplish some tremendous feats in athletic competition.
Congratulations to a trio of Class of 2021 high school football prospects from the St. Louis metro area who have made their commitments to Division I programs.
I've viewed Field of Dreams just once in my life. That was, and is, enough. I never liked it. Plagued by an overabundance of sappiness, the 1989 film starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones glosses over Major League Baseball’s abject racism. All the players who come to life f…
Since the re-start of the National Basketball Association in the Orlando “Bubble,” I’ve been able really able to concentrate on watching the games during the past week.
As other American professional sports leagues are learning a painful lesson, the NBA will re-start its 2020 season this weekend with COVID-19 cases down to zero.
Congratulations to former Vashon High basketball star Jimmy McKinney, who was introduced as the new boys’ basketball coach at Kirkwood High last week.
With all that is going on in America, including his personal bout with COVID, Ezekiel Elliott is upset about (of all things) several NFL media pundits saying last week that he has lost a step and is not among the NFL’s highest echelon of running backs.
As many of you know, I have been celebrating my 25 years of covering high school sports here at the St. Louis American. My current 25-year anniversary installment centers on some of the top individual performances by our high school stars during that time frame. There were so many of them. H…