The Missouri Valley Conference for years has produced numerous players who have local ties to area schools. The list of names is quite impressive: Southern Illinois University Hall of Famer and former Jennings High school star Darren Brooks, S.I.U.-Carbondale and Belleville East standout Ste…
From the moment I met Malachi Smith when he was a sophomore at Belleville East High School, I knew that this young man would be a special gentleman in whatever life would have to offer him. His demeanor and the respect that he has for people and life no doubt will make this young man success…
Former Belleville Althoff basketball standout Tarkus Ferguson is having a stellar college career as a member of the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames.
For Darren Sunkett and his staff at East St. Louis, the first two weeks of the 2018 season will go a long way towards the Flyers making another run at the IHSA state championship.
The results of last weekend’s opening season games were not what both Trinity Catholic and East St. Louis had in mind.
First-year head coach Mike Hill’s phone has been ringing constantly since the Trojans’ name was called last Saturday night during the IHSA Football Playoff Pairings Show.
Saint Louis University Director of Athletics Chris May rolled out the red carpet to former Vashon alumni and Saint Louis University all-time leading scorer Anthony Bonner and a slew of others on Saturday night.
New England Patriots’ defensive lineman Vincent Valentine wanted to play football in high school. But the community where he was raised Madison, Illinois, didn’t offer football during his high school days.
It was one week ago that the East St. Louis Flyers and Althoff Crusaders played an instant classic in front of 3,500 fans and a standing room only crowd at the Prairie Farms Collinsville Tournament.
The East St Louis Flyers track and field and football teams have brought state championships back to the City of Champions in the past seven months.
The East St. Louis Flyers’ season came to an end Saturday, November 26 in victorious fashion. The Flyers posted a 26-13 victory over Plainfield North in the Illinois Class 7A state championship game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.
The East St. Louis Flyers took another step toward their ultimate goal after missing the 2015 play-offs due to a teachers strike by defeating Lisle Benet Academy 20-0 in the Illinois High school Association class 7-A semi-finals Saturday at Benedictine College.
The parents of Kenny Knight Jr. and James Knight could not be more proud of their sons becoming top student-athletes.
The matchup that everyone is looking for in the Southwestern Conference between East St. Louis and Edwardsville is on and poppin’.
The inaugural Border War Gateway Scholarship Football Classic should provide plenty of bragging rights to talk about after it’s over. The three-game event will be held at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium in East St. Louis on Saturday, September 3.
East St. Louis track coach Barry Malloyd came back to coach this past school year with a promise to his student athletes to bring a state title back home in to the “City of Champions.”
This week’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament will have four Metro East players on rosters this weekend: C.J. Rivers (Drake), Armon Fletcher (S.I.U. - Carbondale), Emondre Rickman (Indiana State) and Shawn Roundtree (Missouri State).
Freshman offensive tackle Lester Cotton of Alabama began his high school career in 2011 playing football and basketball at East St. Louis Senior High. As a high school freshman, Cotton played alongside another freshman by the name of Terry Beckner Jr.
Lindenwood-Belleville will host this weekend's Illinois Class 4A state quarterfinals football showdown between Belleville Althoff Crusaders and the five-time defending state champion Rochester. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.
It was announced last week that East St. Louis Senior High football coach Darren Sunkett and Director of Athletics Leonard Manley petitioned the Illinois High School Association to play in this year's Class 7A playoffs. The Flyers competed in the Class 6A field the last two seasons.
A combined 12 IHSA state championships will be on display when the East St. Louis Senior High Flyers take on the Broncos of Lombard Montini play on Saturday night in the 5th annual City of Champions Foundation football classic. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium in East St. Louis.