Mr. Basketball to stay in state, play for Illini next year

Morgan Goebel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017

Filed under Sports

From his 45-point sectional championship game against Danville to the various facial expressions after every dunk he makes, senior point guard Mark Smith has always had a flare for the dramatic on the court—and the announcement...

Tournament rain-out doesn’t dampen EHS baseball

Emma Lipe, Life Editor

April 27, 2017

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The baseball team traveled 2 and a half hours to Metamora, Ill. last weekend after their tournament in Kentucky was rained out. The Tigers attained two wins at Metamora High School on Friday, Apr. 21, first defeating Peoria...

The man in the orange shirt

Morgan Goebel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Sports

He can be seen on the sidelines of nearly every EHS boys basketball game wearing the same collared, orange T-shirt underneath the camera that hangs on his chest with a simple, black baseball cap backward on his head. Although...

Boys Volleyball Sets Season Up for Success

Kerrington Holland, Sports Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Sports

As basketballs are put away and three-point shooters hang their jerseys up for the season, Edwardsville’s gymnasium swaps basketball hoops for volleyball nets in preparation for the volleyball boys’ successful season to come. The...

Tiger Baseball Starts Season Strong

Kerrington Holland, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

Filed under Sports

Spring comes along and as baseball players dig their dirt-trodden cleats and worn leather gloves out of their closets, they can start to feel the excitement of another opportunistic season coming along; But little did the Tiger...

Mark Smith Awarded Player of the Year

Jack Vuagniaux, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Filed under Sports

Edwardsville boys’ basketball season might have ended March 14 in the Illinois Class 4A super-sectional game, but players are still receiving recognition for their achievements on the team. The newest recognition given to...

Record-Breaking Senior Starts Final Track Season with Two New Accolades

Lily Grieve, A&E Editor

March 16, 2017

Filed under Sports

Only three street lights stood on Lilac Lane. Once the sky turned dark and lights flickered on, the neighborhood kids flocked to the street. They started at the farthest light, waiting for someone to count them down. They would...

Tigers Crush Competition at Exclusive Track Invitational

Nara Markowitz, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Filed under Sports

After hurdling through erratic weather and intense workouts, the EHS girls track and field team’s work paid off on March 11 when a selection of high-performing players participated in the Eastern Illinois University meet. Senior...

Basketball Fans, Bettors prepare March Madness Brackets

Jack Vuagniaux, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Filed under Sports

Money will be lost and friendships will be destroyed.  It’s March Madness again. The NCAA recently released the bracket for this year’s March Madness Tournament.  First round games are scheduled to begin on Thursday,...

Tigers Attack Regionals, Advance to Sectional Finals

Morgan Goebel, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2017

Filed under Sports

Although the boys basketball team’s first conference game of the season ended in a loss to the Belleville West Maroons, the Tigers made sure their last game wouldn’t end in the same way. EHS beat Belleville West 56-43 on...

Two Underclassmen Make History at State Wrestling Meet

Jade Weber, News Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Sports

EHS wrestling sent four athletes to the IHSA state meet last week and later welcomed home history. Freshman Luke Odom and sophomore Noah Surtin placed third and fifth, respectively — making them the first two to place in the...

Senior Night Wraps Up Boys Basketball Season As Players Look Forward to Postseason

Lily Grieve, Culture Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Sports

Fifteen players, 25-1 record, no. 1 state ranking. The boys basketball team beat Alton 76-61 Friday, Feb. 17, racking up their 20th consecutive win and landing them the second place state ranking. It wasn’t until Tuesday,...

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