EDWARDSVILLE — AdVantage News sports reporter Steve Porter was honored on the field prior to the Metro East Bears game on Thursday at the American Legion Great Lakes Regional.
Porter was awarded a lifetime achievement award by American Legion Tournament Director Derrick Ater. The longtime sports journalist has been covering American Legion baseball since the early 1970s and will be retiring in the end of August.
The Great Lakes Regional will conclude on Sunday at Roy E. Lee Field in Edwardsville. The champion will advance to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.