“We all have a platform. Please, please let’s give back to the youth. They need us; they’re the future. It’s way bigger than basketball.”
Former Incarnate Word Academy basketball star Napheesa Collier has already been able to make an impact as a rookie in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx. After her stellar collegiate career at Connecticut, Collier was the No. 6 pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
The East St. Louis Flyers boys track and field team took the baton from its state championship girls’ team by bringing home a trophy of their own.
The top girls track athletes in Illinois will convene in Charleston this weekend at the IHSA Track and Field Championships at Eastern Illinois University.
The members of the 2019 St. Louis American “Fab Five” All-Star Basketball Team are very talented individual players who led their respective teams to very successful seasons. All five players on the First Team participated in state championship games this season.
Here is a recap of what was a spectacular weekend of basketball at the high school and collegiate levels in the area.
In my 33 years of covering high school sports in the St. Louis area, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing some great prep dynasties on the scene.
It was a tremendous season of high school football in the St. Louis metro area, especially with the large schools. We saw three area teams bring home state championships with Ladue winning Class 4, Vianney winning Class 5 for the second time in three years and CBC winning the Class 6 title f…
The 2018 St. Louis All-“American” Small School Football Team features an abundance of talented players that will matriculate to the major college level in the future. Several of the talented seniors on the team are headed to programs such as Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Iowa State and The Ohio…
It was a case of turnaround is fair play for the Hazelwood West Wildcats in their Class 6 District 1 first-round playoff game against Hazelwood Central.
Former Hazelwood Central track and field standout Ashley Henderson will always remember her debut as a professional on the international circuit.
The month of July is annually one of most important during the summer grassroots basketball season, as college coaches from around the country can be out and evaluating prospective players for their respective programs.
Former Hazelwood Central girls track and field star Ashley Henderson is getting ready to conclude a fabulous collegiate career at San Diego State this weekend.
The members of the 2018 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Girls All-Star First Team represent a group of talented players with a diverse set of skills. Senior Jayla Everett of Kirkwood is a smooth wing player while junior Aijha Blackwell of Whitfield can play virtually every position on the floo…
Congratulations for St. Louisan Bradley Beal, who was selected to participate in his first NBA All-Star Game, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
When it comes to discussing the top basketball players ever produced in St. Louis, Jo Jo White is at the top of the list.
The St. Louis area is well represented with athletes who are in the professional ranks. As a new feature, the St. Louis American will chronicle the progress of these former area standouts.
The Lutheran North-Trinity high school football showdown that took place last Friday was an event for the ages. The host Crusaders held on for an epic 48-46 victory over Trinity to win the Class 2, District 2 championship before a record-setting crowd in North County. Folks, this was more th…