EDWARDSVILLE 4, BELLEVILLE EAST 0 — Edwardsville improved to 25-5 overall and 10-3 in the Southwestern Conference Thursday, as head coach Tim Funkhouser secured the 599th win of his coaching career.
Funkhouser could pick up win No. 600 when the Tigers take on Jersey Saturday in Jerseyville.
On Thursday, it was Adam Hosto guiding EHS to the victory. The starting hurler tossed six scoreless innings, fanning eight, walking one and scattering three hits to earn the win.
Cole Cimarolli, Jake Garella and Joel Quirin all had two hits to pace the offense, while Daniel Reed blasted a home run in the nine-hit performance for the Edwardsville hitters.
O'FALLON 11, GRANITE CITY 0, FIVE INNINGS — The Warriors couldn't figure out O'Fallon Thursday on the road at Blazier Field. The short-game loss dropped GCHS to 4-25 overall and 2-9 in the Southwestern Conference.
Granite City only mustered one hit in the game, off the bat of Collin Barrett. Sam Watson took the loss on the hill.
EDWARDSVILLE 14, BELLEVILLE EAST 3, FIVE INNINGS — The Tigers remained perfect in Southwestern Conference action on Thursday, improving to 22-4 overall and 11-0 on the league slate.
Jordan Garella was the winner in the circle, while Rachel Anderson, Anna Burke, Hayli Green and Emma Lewis all had two hits to pace the offense. Burke whacked a homer and drove in four in the win.
GRANITE CITY 4, CHATHAM GLENWOOD 3 — The Warriors overcame a 2-1 deficit at the break to win and improve to 8-6-4 on the season.
Rian Hutson and Grace Neidhardt supplied two goals apiece in the win, while Lexi Grote directed the offense by dishing out four assists.
Haley Davis and Neeley Wiehardt split time in goal for GCHS. Wiehardt was credited with the win.
BELLEVILLE EAST 2, ALTON 1, OT — Wins in the Southwestern Conference eluded the Redbirds this season, despite a very respectable overall regular season. On Thursday, Alton dipped to 11-5-3 overall, but finished play in the SWC at 0-4-2.
The game remained scoreless entering halftime, before each squad scored in the second half to force extra time. Unfortunately for the Birds, the Lancers scored in OT to hand them the loss in a preview of the Class 3A Collinsville Regional semifinal game between the two teams at 7 p.m. Wednesday at CHS.
MASCOUTAH 3, CM 2 — CM fell to 6-9-4 overall and 2-6-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference with Thursday's loss.
Mascoutah nabbed a 2-0 lead at the break and held on for the win over the Eagles.
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
MVC MEET — The CM Eagles finished in sixth place in the six-team Mississippi Valley Conference meet on Thursday at CM.
The Eagles accumulated 13 points, while winner Waterloo had 187. The rest of the field rounded out with: Mascoutah (164), Triad (117), Highland (72) and Jersey (62) ahead of CM.
The points for the Eagles came from: Brett Lane, third in the triple jump (39 feet, 11 inches), Brandon Branch, fifth in the shot put (39-3.75), Michael Stevenson, sixth in the 400-meter run (52.24), from the 4x400-meter relay finishing fourth (3:40.31).
MARQUETTE 8, CM 1 — The Explorers cruised by local rival CM on Thursday.
Singles wins came from: Jon Claywell (No. 1), Joe Segneri (No. 2), Daniel McCluskey (No. 3), Nick McCune (No. 4), Peter Wendle (No. 5) and Tom Morrissey (No. 6)
In doubles, McCluskey/Nathan Walters (No. 1) prevailed and Morrissey/Alex Sanders (No. 2) won.
EDWARDSVILLE 2, EAST ST. LOUIS 0 — EHS won in straight games over the Flyers Thursday, 25-16, 25-13, to improve to 18-12 overall on the season and 7-4 in the SWC.
Nick Allen accumulated 12 kills, four aces and one solo block and Ben Lombardi dished out 28 assists to accompany four digs to direct the Tigers in the triumph.
MELHS 2, CAPE GIRARDEAU NOTRE DAME (MO.) 1 — MELHS won in three games, 19-25, 26-24, 25-15, on its Senior Night, improving to 13-9 on the season.
A.J. Risavy steered the attack with 32 assists. Braden Woolsey hammered 14 kills, while Joseph Babcock sparked the defense with 20 digs.