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Strieker gives Mater Dei offensive boost in regional rivalry win against Breese Central

BREESE • Offense came from an unlikely source for the Mater Dei girls basketball team Wednesday.

Catching a knuckleball was a key for Drillers' Josh Thole  Tulsa Beacon

This is part one of a two-part column. Josh Thole is currently laboring in minor league baseball, as a catcher with the Tulsa Drillers, but his experiences in ...

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.

Highland’s Brian Perkes is latest metro-east high school basketball coach to resign  Belleville News-Democrat

Highland, IL. High School basketball coach Brian Perkes, who led the Bulldogs to consecutive IHSA Mississippi Valley Conference titles, has announced his ...

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 ...

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.

School Board hires Dupo admin as new DHS principal Tim McChristian brings more than 27 years experience to the position  Du Quoin Evening Call

The Du Quoin School Board hired a new high school principal at a special board meeting this past Saturday morning.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trevor Richards' changeup becomes one of MLB's best pitches  Miami Herald

Trevor Richards went overlooked because of everything but his changeup. Now with the Miami Marlins, the starting pitcher is dominating MLB with his ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Metro East family traveling to Rome for Mother Teresa canonization

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

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 ...

Vietnam War pilot who paid the ultimate sacrifice remembered  The Messenger

By SUSAN J. MEISTER Special to The Messenger. On Thursday, May 3, the late 1st Lieutenant Dennis Peek, was inducted into the Mater Dei (Breese) Hall of ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Local pitcher Voss still trying to realize his MLB dream

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

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

Video producer Chuck Neff has been following around John Foppe with his camera off and on for nearly 30 years. He's inspired by the Breese man born with no ...

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.

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 ...

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