Tennis | Hannah Macias
Macias won her first Alton Invitational Tournament championship the hard way on Sept. 17.
The Alton sophomore came from behind to beat Triad’s Cathy Catalano 3-6, 7-6, 10-6 in the No. 2 singles championship at the Andy Simpson Tennis Center at Lewis and Clark Community College. Macias was the lone Alton player to win a title at the eight-team tournament.
“It could have gone either way, so we’re proud that she wanted it a little more than the Triad girl,” Alton coach Jesse Macias said.
Macias, who placed second in No. 4 singles at the Alton tournament last year, began tournament play by defeating Granite City’s Olivia Brinker 6-0, 6-0 in two sets in the first round. She advanced to the championship match against Catalano by beating Highland’s Elisabeth Meadows 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals.
Macias helped the Redbirds finish second in the tournament with 43 points.
Football | Corey Price
After four weeks, Price has been a scoring machine for the Civic Memorial Eagle football team.
The CM senior has a team-high six touchdowns, including three in the Eagles’ Mississippi Valley Conference opener against Jersey on Sept. 17.
Price’s effort helped CM pull off a come-from-behind, 31-27 win over the Panthers. It also helped him earn this week’s AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
With Jersey leading 27-23, Price gave the Eagles the lead for good with a two-yard touchdown run with 5 minutes, 46 seconds left in the game.
Price also scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter. He scored a nine-yard TD run with 11:08 left to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead and a seven-yard TD catch with 3:32 remaining to give his team a 13-7 lead.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Price finished with his second three-touchdown effort of his high school football career.
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