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…

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.