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  • Former SLU Billiken Cody Ellis on Australian brushfires: “It’s so heartbreaking”

    ST. LOUIS – We’re starting to learn about the numbers which will help tell the tale of the devastating wildfires in Australia. At least 25 people dead. At least 2,000 homes destroyed. A swath of territory scorched that’s twice the size of the state of Maryland. Insurance claims that are nearing a half-billion US dollars. Several basketball players with ties to the St. Louis area have been in-country since the wildfires began in September. Cody Ellis played at SLU from […]

  • Louisiana wins LendingTree Bowl despite Miami efforts from Gabbert, Bester

    MOBILE, AL- Levi Lewis threw two touchdown passes to Ja’Marcus Bradley, and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Miami of Ohio 27-17 in the LendingTree Bowl. Lewis was 19 for 26 for 246 yards as the Ragin’ Cajuns earned their first bowl win since 2014. CBC graduate Brett Gabbert was 22 for 31 for 248 yards for Miami, setting a school record for completions in a bowl game. At one point, the freshman playcaller had 12 straight completions. JB for 6⃣#RiseUpRedHawks — Miami […]

  • De Smet Jesuit DB commits to All-American game; Spartans’ Steeples wins national coaching honors

    ST. LOUIS, MO-On a weekend when several of the best high school football players in the St. Louis region are competing with elite counterparts from around the country on a nationally televised stage, we already know of at least one area athlete who will participate in a national showcase this time next year. De Smet Jesuit defensive back Jakailin Johnson, ranked by Rivals as the top-ranked recruit in the state of Missouri’s class of 2021, confirmed his invitation and participation […]

  • Atwater, Bruce, and Holt named football Hall of Fame finalists Thursday

    ST. LOUIS – A trio of pro football stars is a step closer to Hall of Fame immortality. Former St. Louis Rams receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, and Lutheran North high school graduate Steve Atwater were among 15 announced finalists for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Atwater, who played all but one season as a Safety for the Denver Broncos, has reached the semifinal stage nine times and is a finalist for the second […]

  • Don Larsen, former St. Louis Brown who went on to World Series history, dead at 90

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The only man to throw a perfect game in World Series history has died. Don Larsen, who broke into the major leagues with the St. Louis Browns in 1953, passed away Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News, at age 90.  The paper reports he died in hospice of esophageal cancer. Larsen went 7-12 in his rookie season, the last one for the Browns in St. Louis before the team relocated to Baltimore. After the 1954 […]

  • Counting down the 10 top sports stories in St. Louis for 2019

      ST. LOUIS, MO- News outlets sometimes shy away from actually ranking stories that you might read in a typical “year-ender” list, but for anyone looking at the sports landscape in St. Louis in 2019, the top spot is a no-brainer. Having said that, we’ll remember the past year for more than Gloria, “Binner” and a Cup. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s review what made sports news here in 2019. The 2018-19 St. Louis Blues: “History Made” […]

  • ISP investigators working East St. Louis homicide after body found in school parking lot

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – A spokesman for the Illinois State Police confirms the agency is investigating a homicide after the body of an unidentified man was found Sunday morning in East St. Louis. According to the ISP, East St. Louis police took a call about the body, located just before 8 a.m. in the parking lot at Mason-Clark Middle School and requested state help in taking over the homicide investigation. An autopsy is pending.

  • Mike Glass III apologizes for punches thrown near end of bowl game

    ST. LOUIS – One day after his actions at the end of a hotly-contested bowl game resulted in his ejection, Eastern Michigan QB Mike Glass III apologized for his behavior. Glass III, a Hazelwood Central grad, was ejected for hitting two opponents and nearly an official on the field following a play late in the fourth quarter of the Quick Lane Bowl Thursday night in Detroit. The Eagles were trying to respond in the game’s final minute after Pitt took […]

  • Lutheran North grad Ronnie Perkins suspended for college football playoff game

    ST. LOUIS – The Oklahoma Sooners will be without three players this weekend, including St. Louis native Ronnie Perkins, when they take on LSU in Saturday’s college football playoff semifinal contest at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Perkins and two other players were suspended by Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley. Riley confirmed the decision at a news conference Monday in Atlanta without identifying the reason for taking action, saying he didn’t want to air “dirty laundry.” “We’re not a one-man […]

  • 2019 in review: Top 10 news stories in the St. Louis region

          ST. LOUIS, MO- As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of the last twelve months and the stories which made headlines across the St. Louis region. There were stories which brought us together and stories which broke our hearts. Here are 10 stories which had a big impact on the past year and will continue to bring attention in 2020.   GUN VIOLENCE STRIKES THE VERY YOUNGEST VICTIMS   Xavier Usanga. Jaylon McKenzie. […]

  • Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting in Carondelet

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police responded to an intersection near an Interstate 55 off-ramp in south city after learning of an officer-involved shooting Thursday night which left a suspect dead. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden told reporters late Thursday night that a Mobile Reserve Unit officer stopped a 28 year-old pedestrian and the man broke free, which started a foot pursuit. Hayden said the suspect displayed a weapon, a semi-automatic gun with an extended magazine, and refused several […]

  • Mizzou’s St. Louis area football recruits gearing up to meet the new head coach

    ST. LOUIS, MO- With Eli Drinkwitz expected to be formally introduced Tuesday morning in Columbia as the next head coach of the Missouri Tiger football program, recruits in the class of 2020 can expect a blitz of activity over the next week ahead of some key NCAA recruiting deadlines. Drinkwitz is expected in the St. Louis region sometime this week to meet with the student-athletes who committed to the previous MU staff, according to Chaminade QB Brady Cook. The plan […]

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