“The Tigers of East St. Louis’ Lincoln High ran basketball, but the Flyers got one now” — State Championships that is, for the school year 2018-2019, as did the East St. Louis Girls Track Team and the East St. Louis Boys Track Team.

We welcome everyone back to school with this very special St. Louis Americans Sports Break hosted by Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. with special guest “From the East Side” Columnist Maurice Scott, which tells the story of a magnanimous year in high school sports in East St. Louis that proves once and for all that -- East St. Louis truly is the City of Champions!

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