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  • Mike Shildt finishes fourth in Manager of the year voting

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt has only had the job since July, but voters deciding on the National League’s Manager of the Year decided he was more worthy than two of his colleagues who qualified for the 2018 postseason. Results for the award were announced Tuesday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Atlanta’s Brian Snitker won the honor with a total of 116 points and 17 first place votes. Shildt, who went 40-28 after taking over […]

  • Congressman Mike Bost wins re-election over county prosecutor

    Congressman Mike Bost has won a closely watched contest to retain his seat in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Polls had shown the race against Democrat and St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly to be a dead heat until recently, when Bost, a two-term Republican from Murphysboro, began to see polling showing signs of a lead. The Green Party’s Randy Auxier was also on the ballot. In the leadup to election day, the 12th District […]

  • Ann Wagner staves off challenge from VanOstran to win fourth term

    The Associated Press is projecting that U.S. Representative Ann Wagner (R-Ballwin) has won a fourth term in Congress representing Missouri’s Second District, defeating attorney Cort VanOstran (D-Clayton), Libertarian Larry Kirk, and the Green Party’s David Justus Arnold. Wagner’s three previous general election wins came by margins of at least 21 percentage points against opponents who did not receive much support from national Democratic party interests. This time, VanOstran, a lawyer and visiting lecturer at Washington University, garnered that support and […]

  • Hawley defeats McCaskill in contentious Senate race

    Two years after winning his first race for elected office, Josh Hawley is poised to claim his second general election win with a ticket to Washington, DC. Fox News is projecting Hawley has defeated two-term incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill in a race that has had national attention for months. McCaskill called Hawley to concede the race around 10:30 p.m. A Fox News Poll had the race as a tossup less than a week before election day. President Donald Trump publicly […]

  • Missouri voters approve minimum wage increase

    The Associated Press is projecting that Missouri voters have approved a statewide proposition that will increase the state’s minimum wage. Proposition B will increase the minimum wage to $8.60 per hour, with annual 85 cent increases until 2023, when the minimum will sit at $12. The proposition also increases the penalty for employers caught paying less than the minimum wage. The state’s current minimum wage of $7.85 per hour means a person working full-time hours would earn just over $16,000 […]

  • Congressman Luetkemeyer retains office

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Associated Press is reporting that US Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer has won a sixth term representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes parts of St. Charles, Franklin, and Lincoln counties, defeating Democrat Katy Geppert and Libertarian Donald Stolle. Reuters reports that Luetkemeyer, a former state lawmaker and banker, stands to take on a larger role on the House Financial Services Committee, regardless of which party ends up in control of Congress after Tuesday’s midterm elections. Luetkemeye, 66, […]

  • Florida win should save Mizzou from spinning on dicey coaching carousel

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Barry Odom finally got the “statement win” his tenure as Missouri Head Football Coach desperately needed, when the Tigers went on the road and shellacked Florida 38-17 in Gainesville on Saturday. It doesn’t assure ANYTHING down the stretch against teams the Tigers really SHOULD beat in Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Arkansas. But the win against a top 15 program, especially after a soul-crushing loss at home the previous week against Kentucky, puts an eight win regular season back […]

  • Lindenwood grad David Beaty fired as KU Head Football Coach

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The University of Kansas announced Sunday that Head Football Coach David Beaty will not be retained at the end of the season in Lawrence. The 48 year-old played wide receiver at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and graduated in 1994. He  has gone 6-39 in a little more than three seasons at the helm. Beaty was hired by former Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May, in large part because of a lack of progress […]

  • Edwardsville’s Mark Smith granted immediate NCAA eligibility to play at Mizzou

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Days after learning that Forward Jontay Porter would be lost for his sophomore season due to knee injuries, the University of Missouri basketball program got a dose of good news, with word from the NCAA that Mark Smith, who transferred after his freshman season at Illinois, would be eligible to play immediately without having to sit out the season. Smith, who starred at Edwardsville High School en route to being named Mr. Basketball in the State of […]

  • Upcoming CBC football game moved after tragedy strikes Kansas City opponent

    ST. LOUIS, MO- One of the year’s most anticipated high school matchups between the top two football programs in the state of Missouri will have to wait an extra day, but it’s a safe bet that when CBC does host Rockhurst Saturday afternoon, the game will not be the main focus for the opposing Hawklets. Rockhurst senior Matthew Bloskey, 18, was one of two people killed in a weekend hit and run crash in Overland Park, Kansas Saturday, according to […]

  • Gauging possible offseason trade partners for the St. Louis Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS, MO- Missing the postseason for the third consecutive year gives the Cardinals organization and fans some extra time to focus on moves to improve during the offseason. If we all agree that the odds of reeling in big free agent solutions like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are at the very least not entirely favorable, then it is only prudent to see what else is available via the trade market. It’s a safe bet that everyone will want […]

  • Cardinals have (at least) five questions to answer this offseason

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The St. Louis Cardinals came up just short in the team’s bid to return to postseason play for the first time since 2015. With the offseason now upon them, here’s a look at at least five intertwined questions which figure to loom large over the next few months. Free Agency Philosophy: The team’s second half turnaround was keyed in part by young players developed internally. Outside of Miles Mikolas, it was a year of overall frustration with […]