Rib City Shootout: Twin Rivers vs. Roxana (Illinois)

The Twin Rivers boys basketball team never trailed in its 45-22 victory over Roxana (Illinois) during the Rib City Shootout on Thursday, June 17,2021, at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. The Royals led by as many as 13 (21-8) in the first half and took a 21-12 lead into halftime. They used runs of 8-0 and 11-0 in the second half to secure the victory.
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Charleston, ILTelegraph

'Amazing' blue track feels like home to Roxana's Wirth

WOOD RIVER – Roxana’s Janelynn Wirth qualified for the 2019 Class 2A girls track state meet as a sophomore in Charleston. It may not have been love at first sight for Wirth with Eastern Illinois University, but it was with the track at O’Brien Stadium. “I remember going to state...
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SoccerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Recap: Roxana topples Carlinville

Roxana got two goals (including the game winner) and two assists from Kendall Kamp and two goals and an assist from Macie Lucas in a 4-0 victory over Carlinville Tuesday at Carlinville. Racine's two goals propel St. Dominic past Nerinx Hall in Class 4 state championship thriller. Nerinx Hall erupts...
Alton, ILTelegraph

TUESDAY BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Marquette fends off 20, beats Roxana

Marquette Catholic Explorers baseball has never lost 20 games in a season. Three victories in a row and a seventh-inning rally will have saved the Explorers from a 20th defeat in 2021. Coming off a doubleheader sweep of Southwestern on Saturday, the Explorers closed the regular season with a 4-2...
Alton, ILTelegraph

SATURDAY SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Marquette's Lenihan no-hits Roxana

Marquette Catholic pitcher Lauren Lenihan threw a no-hitter against the Roxana Shells on Saturday. Still, the Shells are hoping to see her again Thursday. Lenihan fired her first career no-hitter and hit a grand slam to power the Explorers to an 11-0 five-inning victory over the Shells at Roxana Park. Marquette is 19-5. Roxana is 7-10.
Illinois StateKMOV

Crash closes SB Illinois Route 255 near Roxana

ROXANA, Ill. ( - A rollover crash has closed all southbound lanes of Illinois Route 255 near Roxana. The accident, which involved one car, happened near milepost 5 just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver was the only person inside and was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Illinois StateMetro East Sun

89.1 percent of Roxana Senior teachers stay put; average earns $73,298 per year

The Illinois Schools Report Card finds that 89.1 percent of teachers stay at Roxana Senior High School year to year, according to their 2020 three-year average. The Illinois State Board of Education records data concerning faculty salary, retention and attendance because maintaining a stable faculty makes for a better environment for teachers and students, furthering student success, according to the report.
SoccerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Roxana: Macie Lucas

Sports: Soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country. Academic bio: High honor roll; academic excellence (GPA 3.5 or better); presidents academic excellence (GPA 3.7 or better); RHS attendance award; Silver Medallion; National Honor Society; IHSA all-state academic honorable mention. Athletic bio: Advantage News athlete of the month (Jan. 2021); cross country: county...
Alton, ILTelegraph

THURSDAY BOYS ROUNDUP: Pana wins matchup of aces at Roxana

Two of South Central Conference baseball’s most talented pitchers were matched up Thursday when Pana visited Roxana. The Shells got nothing out of their best threat to get to Lane Funneman. The Panthers seized their opportunity against Gavin Huffman. And Pana’s three-run second inning provided the game’s only runs and...

Tigers get in 'good stuff' from dual win over Roxana

EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville Tigers are taking advantage of the few opportunities they do have to wrestle in this shortened summer season. On Tuesday inside the Jon Davis Wrestling Center, the Tigers defeated the Roxana Shells 54-12 to improve to 4-0 on the season. “We were able to get some...

EHS eases past Roxana on the mat

EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville Tigers are taking advantage of the few opportunities they do have to wrestle in this shortened summer season. On Tuesday inside the Jon Davis Wrestling Center, the Tigers defeated the Roxana Shells 54-12 to improve to 4-0 on the season. “We were able to get some...
Jersey County, ILTelegraph

MONDAY GIRLS ROUNDUP: Jersey routs North Mac; Roxana rolls on

Jersey Panthers girls soccer was locked in a battle to prevent its losing streak from reaching five matches in a row Monday. Jersey snapped the string with an emphatic second-half response that brought eight goals to bury the North Mac Panthers 9-1 in a nonconference game in Jerseyville. Jersey, outscored 22-3 in four successive defeats, improves to 4-6. North Mac is 3-6.
Alton, ILTelegraph

WEDNESDAY GIRLS ROUNDUP: Roxana, CM tie; Alton's Kiger one-hits Granite

The Civic Memorial Eagles were not playing for a moral victory on Wednesday. But the Eagles may have gotten one from a 3-3 tie with the unbeaten Roxana Shells in a nonconference girls soccer match at the Bethalto Sports Complex. Roxana moves to 8-0-2. CM, which had lost three in a row and five of its last six matches, is 3-6-1.

Tennis Toppers Lose Nail-Biter To Roxana

After knocking off Roxana at home on April 21, the Hillsboro boys tennis team got a taste of their own medicine on Monday, May 10, as the Shells defeated them 6-3 in the shadow of the refinery. Hillsboro wouldn’t make it easy for the Shells though as half of Roxana’s...
Alton, ILTelegraph

THURSDAY BOYS ROUNDUP: CM takes down Roxana, Alton (w/ 6 photos)

Wrestling was back Thursday night at Civic Memorial and the host Eagles flexed their muscle with a pair of dual victories. CM defeated Roxana 51-15 and Alton 38-30, while losing just two matches other than forfeits in a triangular that pushed the Eagles’ record to 6-1. The Redbirds went 1-1 by opening the night with a 51-15 win over the Shells.