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Acorns Wins Kloepper World Championship

The popular rural Wartburg golf course and clubhouse, Acorns, is known for its first-class amenities, and now Bill Ebeler and his staff can add the world’s best kloepper players to its title. Acorns’ card playing crew won its very first World Series Of Kloepper this past Sunday with the 2020 final tournament being played at……

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Pickett And Moehrs Inducted Into Hall

Two longtime Monroe Countians are to be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, class of 2020. St. Louis Shootout’s Keith Pickett and legendary Waterloo baseball Manager Vern Moehrs will represent the county in the hallowed halls. “It’s kind of neat that Vernie and I are both being honored in the same year,”……

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Grade School Volleyball Teams Dig Blue For Officer Mitch Ellis

Grade school volleyball teams from Valmeyer and Dupo dedicated a recent match to Mitch Ellis of Hecker. Ellis, a St. Louis County police officer, died in a vehicle accident last October on his way home from work. Ellis was the uncle of three Valmeyer Junior High students – Kohler triplets Gracie, Ben and Sam. Gracie,……

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Hubbard Shoots To Third Place

Waterloo High School’s Aubrey Hubbard has already shattered the Bulldogs’ three-point records, well, the senior can now add a state award to her trophy case. After the WHS team bowed out of the playoffs, Aubrey competed in the IHSA Class 3A Three-Point Tournament. The sharpshooter advanced the regional and sectional rounds and was invited to……

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Waterloo Wrestlers On Their Way To State Tournament

Three WHS athletes are competing this weekend in the Class 2A State Tournament in Champaign. They are Jordan Sommers, Brandon Lloyd and Brett Howard. Lloyd and Sommers each won their opening round matches. Howard lost a tough one in overtime and does not advance to Saturday’s second round. “Congrats on a great junior year, Brett!”……

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McCarthy, Hawkins – Kohnz, Huffman – Marquardt And Esker Inducted Into VHS Sports Hall Of Fame

Four former Valmeyer High School standout athletes have been inducted into the school’s Sports Hall Of Fame. The Class of 2020 is Pat McCarthy, Randy Esker, Jenny (Hawkins) Kohnz and Sharon (Huffman) Marquardt. A ceremony took place at the gym Feb. 15 prior to the start of a boys’ basketball game. A reception followed at……

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Fifth Grade Crusaders Win Volleyball Tourney

The Immaculate Conception fifth graders won first place at the St. Clare of O’Fallon Volleyball Tournament. The Crusaders beat St. Clare A and Queen of Peace in the opening rounds then finished off St. Clare B in the title game. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are…

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Columbia swimmer Carter Nelson to compete in IHSA Sectionals

Columbia High School recently recognized senior swimmer Carter Nelson. Carter’s 50-meter performance landed him in USA Swimming’s World 100. His time of 23.37 was a mere .18 seconds short of an Olympic Qualifying Time. Nelson is now set to compete in the IHSA Swimming Sectionals on Feb. 22. To access more content, login or subscribe…

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Donovan McBride Receives Championship Ring

Waterloo High School’s Athletic Boosters recognized one of the school’s most distinguished athletes. Senior Donovan McBride, a wheelchair racer, was presented with a Championship Ring from the Boosters before a recent home basketball game. McBride has earned 16 state medals, including being a two-time 800-meter state champion, a 1×100-meter champion and a 1×200-meter champion. Donovan……

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Columbia Cheerleaders Fly Home With 3rd Place Trophy

The Columbia High School cheer team is adding to their already substantial trophy case. Today, the Eagles finished in third place (medium school division) at the IHSA State Competitive Cheerleading Tournament in Bloomington. The results are: First: Antioch – 93.33 Second: Oak Forest – 93.29 Third: Columbia – 91.43 (This is the same order of……

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