I have just completed my 25th year of covering high school sports at the St. Louis American. In the coming weeks, I will be providing you with some of my greatest memories from the past 25 years; and there have been many of them. For my first installment, I will be taking a look at some of t…
The St. Louis area continues to produce top quality girls basketball talent that has gone on to excel at the NCAA Division I level.
The high school basketball season was brought to a close on Monday morning when the Missouri State High School Activities Association canceled its upcoming Class 4-5 state tournament in Springfield due to the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus.
It was a tremendous week for athletes from the St. Louis area in terms of special recognition for their achievements.
It was another great season of high school football in the St. Louis metropolitan area. It is now time to present the 2019-20 St. Louis “All-American” High School Football Team.
In past years, one of the features of the St. Louis American was following the weekly progress of African-American quarterbacks in the National Football League. With the NFL Division playoffs about to begin this weekend and the large presence of black quarterbacks at the forefront, we though…
Former Incarnate Word Academy girls basketball star Napheesa Collier was named the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year this week.
“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.