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YellowJackets have tough Week 2 at Murphysboro Tournament

By Jim Beers, Contributing Writer CHESTER — The Chester High School YellowJackets competed in the Murphysboro/Trico Tournament throughout Week 2 November 29-December 4.  The Jackets fell in the first three games of the tournament to Murphysboro, 62-35; Harrisburg, 48-44; Lovejoy, 54-50 in Overtime; then rebounded in Game 4 to Sparta wining a close one, 53-46.

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Meet the Lady Indians Varsity Basketball Team

PERRYVILLE — St. Vincent hosts Fredericktown Thursday at 6 p.m. Meet the 2021 Lady Indians Varsity Basketball Team! Seniors: Addie Cates Reese Barber Juniors: Addi Ponder Abby DeRousse Sophomores: Caitlyn Prost Teagan Harris Faith Kell Freshman: Allie Patrick Mallory Patrick Haley Emmendorfer Abigail Schilling Alivia Ellis Jocelynn Leible Coaches: Mindy House Mel Kirn

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Sen. Blunt comments on Buck O’Neil’s election to Baseball Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) has released the following statement on Kansas City Monarchs baseball legend Buck O’Neil’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame: “Buck O’Neil was a larger-than-life legend whose legacy extended well beyond the baseball diamond,” said Blunt. “His election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a testament not

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Lady Jackets shine vs Gibault and Cobden; struggle against Wesclin and Carlyle

By Jim Beers, Contributing Writer CHESTER — The Lady Jackets started the season with three games at the Sparta Girls Invitational Tournament and followed in Week 2 with four games in five days.  With a roster of only ten girls and one of them out with an injury, it has been a rough opening two

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Cardinals announce 2022 Coaching Staff

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals Monday announced their coaching staff for the upcoming 2022 season with two new coaches joining the Major League staff and newly-named manager Oli Marmol.  New to the team’s coaching staff for 2022 are Bench Coach and former Cardinals outfielder/infielder Jared “Skip” Schumaker, and Assistant Hitting Coach Turner Ward.

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CHS beats 5A Mt. Vernon to end “regular season”, 7-2

By Jim Beers, Contributing Writer     CHESTER — The Chester High School Yellow Jacket Football Team has ended a wonderful 2021 season in which they boasted an undefeated 4-0 inaugural season in the Cahokia Conference, winning the Conference Championship, and finished the regular season with an overall 7-2 record. The Jacket’s only two regular season

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