CENTRALIA — It’s been a tough go for the Centralia Orphans baseball team in 2019, but Orphans coach Todd Bauer is taking positives out of the team’s play. Bauer says many young players are already getting plenty of playing time. He says those kids are learning tough lessons about baseball earlier in their career. The
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Jay Reiss, a senior long distance runner for the Mt. Vernon Boys Track & Field team on his and the team’s season so far and going forward.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — The River-to-River Conference’s Mississippi Division in recent years has featured some of the best small school softball in the state. While the conference may not be as good as year’s past, the competition in the division is better than ever. Carterville softball coach Will Capie says most teams in the division are
WMIX’s Kyle Norris talks with Chase Belangee, a senior disk and shot put thrower for the Mt. Vernon Boys Track & Field team on his and the team’s season so far and going forward.
OKAWVILLE — The Okawville Rockets baseball squad has hung around .500 through over half of their always loaded schedule. Rockets coach Jackie Smith says he has a team full of athletes that are driven by competition. Smith says all five of the starters from this year’s strong Rockets basketball team are starting for his baseball
SALEM — While the Salem Lady Wildcats softball team is off to a tough start, that hasn’t deterred the confidence head coach Stacey Lux has in this year’s team. Salem softball coach Stacey Lux says her team is very close to rolling off a bunch of wins. Lux says one of the keys to success
MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Lady Rams are off to a fast start under first-year head coach Jason Irwin, but the toughest tests lie ahead for Mt. Vernon softball. Irwin says starting with Centralia this afternoon, the schedule is going to get tougher, and the girls have to be ready. The Annies are off
HERRIN — Herrin Tigers baseball has faced a gauntlet of an early season schedule to start the year. They sit at 3-10 after a loss Thursday at Benton. Herrin baseball coach Rick Damico says the tough schedule early can help his young roster grow up quickly. The Tigers have no games this weekend. They’ll return
MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Rams baseball team isn’t where they want to be as they hover around the .500 mark with about half of the season in the books. But Rams baseball coach Tim Holloway believes this team is approaching a hot streak. Holloway says they’ve played .500 ball while many of their
SESSER — The Sesser-Valier-Waltonville football program is adding a coaching hall-of-famer to be their co-head coach for the coming season. Mike Rude has 47 years of head coaching experience, was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995, and will be coaching alongside John Shadowens this fall. Rude is honored