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Class 3A Mater Dei Regional semifinal: Mater Dei 42, Breese Central 33

Breese Central's Ella Jansen (center) is triple-teamed by Mater Dei players (from left) Claire Tonnies, Abby Braundmeier, and Shannon Lampe. Breese Central ...

Small in stature, Mater Dei junior doesn’t lack power or talent  Belleville News-Democrat

sports news: Hayley Palm, a member of the Mater Dei Knights softball team in Breese, IL. in southern Illinois near Belleville, Il. and St. Louis, Mo. is ...

This O’Fallon seventh grader loves helping people. It earned her a national honor.  Belleville News-Democrat

Delaney Hall's love of dogs and her big heart started her on a path in 2014 to make a difference in many lives: young and old, human and animal, here and ...

Mater Dei puts offensive weapons on display in victory over Freeburg  Belleville News-Democrat

The Breese, Illinois Mater Dei High School Knights ihsa football team defeated the Freeburg High School Midgets 56-28 in a nonconference football game.

Rivalries restored in Week 5, including tense battle between Althoff and Centralia  Belleville News-Democrat

*Fresh* off an impressive 41-0 win over Mt.Vernon a week ago, the Althoff Crusaders will try for a second straight South Seven Conference victory when they ...

Mater Dei shocks Central in Breese’s annual Milk Bowl battle  Belleville News-Democrat

The quick-strike capability of the Mater Dei Knights was evident in the first eight minutes as they regained possession of the Milk Bowl with a 40-12 win over ...

Royals take Mater Dei graduate Zach Haake in sixth round  Belleville News-Democrat

MLB Draft: The Kansas City Royals selected University of Kentucky pitcher Zach Haake in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Haake played at ...

Former Shiloh mayor, Mater Dei teacher Norman Acker dies  Belleville News-Democrat

Former Shiloh IL mayor Breese IL Mater Dei High School teacher St Clair County Emergency Management director dead death Southern Illinois St Louis MO.

Former Mater Dei head coach Dennis Litteken headed for Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame  Belleville News-Democrat

Dennis Litteken was 25 years old when he got his first head football coaching job at his alma mater, Mater Dei High School in Breese.

She battled stage 4 breast cancer. Watching her sons play football fueled the fight.  Belleville News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois woman who fought stage 4 breast cancer got through her chemo treatment by watching her two sons play IHSA football for the Freeburg ...

Outpouring of support helping Waterloo football team deal with loss  Belleville News-Democrat

The Waterloo High School Bulldogs football team received an outpouring of support following the death of senior defensive tackle David Woodall last ...

Mater Dei claims sweep for ailing ex-coach Rakers

BREESE, Ill. • The Mater Dei girls volleyball team already had a lot of motivation to play well Tuesday in its season opener.

These metro-east players could be taken in 2018 MLB Draft  Belleville News-Democrat

Several metro-east baseball players could hear their names called during the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, which begins Monday in Secaucus, New ...

Steve Schomaker joins Holland Construction Services

Steve Schomaker has joined Holland Construction Services as the newest member of its business development team. Schomaker has been building ...

New Lebanon restaurant's menu features lobster mac and cheese burger, avocado carbonara  Belleville News-Democrat

Restaurant news: The new Cobblestone Eatery and Drinkery restaurant near me has replaced 1814 Eatery & Drinkery in Lebanon, IL, in Southern Illinois, near ...

Cycling enthusiast wants you to get out on your bike and ride  Belleville News-Democrat

The Bike Surgeon store in Southern Illinois operated by Jon Greenstreet on State Street.

Rich history, intense rivalries create great atmosphere at Mater Dei Christmas Tournament  Belleville News-Democrat

On the first few days day after Christmas every year, there's no place that Bill Beckemeyer would rather be than the Mater Dei High School gym.

Nathan Jatcko's family announces death of beloved musician

ST. LOUIS - The family of St. Louis musician Nathan Jatcko announced on a Facebook page established to find him that he has died.Jatcko, 31, was last see.

Family ties: Coaching staffs at Althoff and Mater Dei are closely connected, but chasing the same goal  Belleville News-Democrat

How closely connected are the football coaching staffs at Althoff and Mater Dei? Althoff defensive coordinator Austin Frazier not only coached at Mater Dei under ...

High schoolers travel to Cape Girardeau for Catholic school  The Southern

Gwyn Schaefer of Herrin is a high school freshman, and, like many other area high school students, she has to get up early so she can make sure she doesn't.

How to apply for scholarships to send your kids to private school  Belleville News-Democrat

Families in Southern Illinois that can't afford tuition will soon be able to apply for new scholarships to send their children to private K-12 schools in the next ...

Josh Thole Stats, Fantasy & News

February 11, 2019, C Josh Thole assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers. January 17, 2019, Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent C Josh Thole to a minor ...

Retired EHS Assistant Principal Joe McNamara: 'Showing respect key to school success'

EDWARDSVILLE - Some are born to be leaders.It appears that has been the case for recently retired Edwardsville High School Assistant Principal Joe ...

Top recruit Smith chooses Illinois  Herald & Review

EDWARDSVILLE – When it was finally time to end months of suspense and reveal where he will attend college and play basketball Wednesday, Mark Smith ...

100 Best Private High Schools in Illinois: 2017

Chicago, IL - See where North Shore Country Day School, Brother Rice, Wheaton Academy, the Latin School and others rank in's annual list.

Born with no arms, metro-east man continues to inspire  Belleville News-Democrat

John Foppe, a Breese resident, author, professional speaker and executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis will appear on TV in “Armed ...

Metro East family traveling to Rome for Mother Teresa canonization

St. Vincent de Paul head John Foppe has special reason for devotion.

Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation honors McClain family  Quincy Herald Whig

Faith, family and the value of Catholic education were common themes from speakers Saturday night at the 2016 Friend of Catholic Education Award Dinner.

Diocesan Priests Celebrate Anniversaries of Ordination  The Messenger

Some of the diocesan priests and one Franciscan ministering in a parish and in prison ministry are celebrating their anniversaries of ordination this year ...

Local pitcher Voss still trying to realize his MLB dream

Lefthander from Breese awaits contract offer from a big-league organization.

100 Best Private High Schools in Illinois for 2016

Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best private high schools.

New St. Paul pastor is excited to return home  Belleville News-Democrat

Father Pat Jakel is enjoying a family reunion of sorts. Last month, the most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, assigned the ...

Kelly Hummert comes home to lure us into Hamlet’s lair  Belleville News-Democrat

Actress, director and Breese, Illinois native Kelly Hummert has come back to the St. Louis metro-east area to do her first Immersive Theatre Project.

Rodney Atkins concert in Alton benefits Meals on Wheels  Belleville News-Democrat

Country music star Rodney Atkins will perform Saturday in Alton at the outdoor Liberty Bank Amphitheater. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels in the ...

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