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1912 -- The New York Giants outslugged the Boston Braves 21-12 with the teams scoring a total of 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored seven runs to take a 21-2 lead and the Braves scored 10 runs in the ninth.

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I'll be the first to admit it. I don't follow professional hockey, and never did, and I don't follow the NBA. I used to be a huge NBA fan back in the days of Willis Reed, Lew Alcindor [Kareem Jabbar], Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and their ilk. But I doubt I could name a dozen star players no…

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Golfers in the MCC Men's Open over the weekend might have seen an unusual sight on the pond at hole 11. There was an 8 inch terrapin wedged in a 6 inch overflow pipe in the corner of the pond.

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For the past three years Drake Stepter has had a stranglehold on the Metropolis Country Club Men's Open. But Tyler Gilliand broke the string this past weekend. Mind you it took extra golf to decide the title, but when the smoke cleared the trophy went to Gilliand.

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For the third year, Southern Illinois Healthcare and the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team are honoring outstanding high school athletic coaches. During home stands, Tuesday night is their "Hall of Fame" night for the coaches.

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The MLB season is just about at the 3/8ths pole and so far no one in my favorite division has distanced themselves from the field.

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With one more weekend of play to go, the Illinois State baseball and softball playoffs are almost in the books and so far the southern half or third of the state is pretty well represented again.

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Century High School's Halvorsen twins, Cassidy and Christian, will further their educational endeavors as well as their athletic endeavors about three miles up the road as they will enroll at Shawnee College this fall.

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) baseball and softball playoffs are nearing their final stages and things look like this for southern Illinois.

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For Massac County's Lady Patriot softball team, the Carbondale Class 3A regional was a three-act drama. Acts one and two ended well for the girls and act three . . . not so much.

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The Murphysboro Red Devils brought down the curtain on the 2019 MCHS baseball season as the 'Devils won a "close to the vest" 3-1 game in the play-in game [quarterfinal] of the Carterville Class 3A regional.

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In horse racing terms, we're at the quarter pole this baseball season, and I've had quite enough of some things.

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Massac Patriot Hayden Lee recently signed a letter of intent to attend Western Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) in Paducah. WKCTC All Stars Head Coach Mike Chumbler continued his recruiting of local talent to fill his roster and has plans to use Lee at a small forward positio…

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In 2014, then Massac County High School Athletic Director (AD) Parker Windhorst started a program to recognize the student-athletes who participated in multiple sports all through high school. The A.D.'s Nine Plus awards are annually given to student-athletes who manage to participate in at …

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With Class 3A baseball and softball regionals scheduled to begin next Monday, the Massac County teams are bringing down the curtain on the 2019 regular season.

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From a Massac Countian's viewpoint, the "play-in" [quarter-final] game to the IHSA Class A girls soccer regional was a lot more interesting than the semi-final game.

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Saturday's running of the Kentucky Derby, my favorite sports day, was steeped in controversy as Maximum Security, the apparent winner was disqualified and placed 17th after a stewards' inquiry.

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With rain seemingly every day last week, the softball team managed to grab a win over Herrin and with the skies drying up over the weekend and the past couple of days, got in a game against Kentucky rival Graves County.

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Massac Junior High School (MJHS) volleyball team finished up another great year with a third place finish at the SIJHSAA Class L tournament held March 23 at Pinckneyville.

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Massac County's girls soccer team finished up its regular season Tuesday playing the Lady Lions of Carterville to a 1-1 draw.

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When you break it down, Massac County's Lady Patriots softball team, like so many other softball teams, is as good as their starting pitching or pitcher. You can say that about almost all softball and baseball teams. Pitching is vitally important.

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Massac County baseball showed a lot of spunk Tuesday taking an extra inning affair 4-3 over Herrin.

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What seemed unthinkable just a few years back was almost unstoppable Sunday as Tiger Woods let the world know that he is indeed back.

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Brookport's Harry Statham was honored Sunday night with the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Golden Anniversary Hillyard Award.

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Well here we are, slightly more than one week into baseball season, and my season looks like it might be already in the tank.

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Massac County's softball team made the trip down I-24 to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to do battle with Meade County and the host school Christian County Saturday and came away with one win and one loss.

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Congratulations to the Lady Patriot soccer team who got their first win last week at Anna-Jonesboro.

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The Sterling, Illinois Golden Warriors pinned the first loss of the 2019 season on Massac County last week when they came away with a 6-2 win over the Lady Patriots.

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Harrisburg was on the slate for Massac’s baseball team Tuesday evening, and while we don’t have the details for this one yet, the last few games have been gut-wrenching for Coach Pat Clark and his squad.