Belleville East Lancers Advance to Metro Cup Consolation Final

The Belleville East Lancers shrugged off Monday’s narrow 1-2 loss to Rochester and defeated the Marquette Explorers 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the Metro Cup Consolation Final Saturday. They will face Springfield, who lost 0-3 to Triad on Monday before defeating Waterloo 2-1 Wednesday. PHOTO GALLERY – Belleville East v Marquette The goals were […]

2017 Metro Cup Opens Illinois High School Soccer Season

The llinois High School soccer season opens today and the 2017 Metro Cup Tourney always ensures the season starts with a burst of competitive juices for the participating team. There are two brackets, the large school Adidas bracket being played at Edwardsville and Belleville West High Schools and the small school Nike Bracket being played […]

Waterloo Bulldogs Earn Top Seed in Illinois Class 2A Sectional Tournament

The seeding and brackets for the Class 2A Illinois High School Association Boys Soccer tournament have been released. The defending Champion Waterloo Bulldogs take the second step in their defense of the Illinois State title, a win over Peoria Notre Dame. BND talked to the Bulldogs about their goals for the season in August. There […]

Illinois Small School Playoffs – Marquette, Mater Dei & Columbia Advance

The Illinois High School soccer playoffs for the smallest classification (1A) got underway on Saturday in a few instances but today is the beginning of competition for the majority of programs. There are four Regionals (equivalent to Districts in Missouri) locally that will send the winners to the Althoff Catholic Sectional playoff that begins next […]

State Tournament Sites for Illinois Girls Playoffs Set

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has released the list of tournament sites for the High School Girls this season. You can find the complete list on the IHSA website. I’ve culled the local details below, including Triad’s hosting of Sectionals. Class 3A Super-Sectional – TBA Sectional – Normal (Community) Regionals + Collinsville + Granite […]

Marquette Draw With Alton in Local Derby

The Marquette Explorers came back from a deficit to tie the Redbirds today to earn a well-deserved draw in the the local derby held at Gordon Moore Park. PHOTO GALLERY – Marquette Explorers host Alton Redbirds More pictures and game details coming, here’s an initial set along with a video of the final minute of […]

2015 CYC Bob Guelker Soccer Tournament, Day Three

Day Three of the 61st Annual CYC Bob Guelker Memorial Soccer tournament. All of the games have been added to the St. Louis Soccer calendar I maintain of High School, Club and College games of interest in the area but let’s look at Wednesday’s action. I’ve taken a look at all three Divisions and the […]

Illinois Sectional Soccer Playoffs

The Illinois State playoffs resume today. The small schools have reached the Super Sectional (Quarterfinal) stage with Alton Marquette representing the region while Class 2 Triad plays Wednesday and the large schools are at Edwardsville tonight. Pictured above are a pair of sophomores. Emily Holten is over-shadowed by Mikayla McCarthy and Sophia Sharos for Collinsville […]

Metro Cup High School Tourney Opens In Illinois

Illinois opened High School play today and the Metro Cup Tourney will increase the competitive juices for the participating team. There are two brackets, the Nike Bracket for large schools is provided below. There is also a small school bracket that I haven’t been able to find details on yet. Use the Contact Form if […]

60th Annual CYC/Guelker Tournament – Walsh Division

The 60th Annual CYC/Bob Guelker Tournament will be held the Monday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 27th. This years tournament features 41 teams competing in 3 different divisions. The Msgr. Larry Walsh Division includes the following Teams: Alton Marquette Explorers, Clayton, Columbia, Fort Zumwalt North, Granite City, Kennedy, Ladue, Pattonville, Timberland, Triad, Trinity and Waterloo. […]