(From left) Dave Shannahan, Steve Porter, and Dennis Schickadenz display photos of the late Larry Graham during a Celebration of Life for the former basketball coach recently at the Arlington Greens Course. Graham was a successful basketball coach at SIUE and Madison High School.

Citing a philosophical difference with Mike Shildt, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their manager. Shildt has been the team’s manager since taking over in July 2018 after the team fired Mike Matheny.

The Illinois Fighting Illini football team has a bye on its schedule this week.  Their next game is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at Penn State.  Illinois lost to Wisconsin, 24-0 last Saturday in their homecoming game.  The Fighting Illini fall to 2-and-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten …

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Marquette Catholic High School senior Gracie Piar is the Class 1A girls golf state champion.  Piar shot a state record for any class with a 7 under par round of 65 on Friday and followed up with a one under par 71 on Saturday for a total of 136 to win the title by 5 shots.