Derek Brightwell, Southern Illinoisan

Derek Brightwell

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Past articles by Derek:

Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year | Murphysboro's Malorie Gill leads on the field, in the classroom

Murphysboro senior Malorie Gill was born to be a leader – on the court, in the field and in the classroom. → Read More

SIU Track & Field | Moore-Jones' hard work pays off with All-American honors

Southern Illinois University thrower A’veun Moore-Jones ended her collegiate career on as high a note as you can. → Read More

MVC Notebook | Mosley returns home to Mizzou after leaving Mo. State

Missouri State has had an active summer in the transfer portal. → Read More

Prep Sports Notebook | Marion soccer has tough draw in sectional, Class 3A regionals get underway

The Marion girls soccer team couldn’t have pulled a tougher card for its sectional semifinal matchup. → Read More

Prep Basketball | New Carbondale basketball coach ready for next hoops challenge

The Carbondale boys basketball team has a new coach. → Read More

Prep Softball | Murphysboro's high-powered offense leads the way to the postseason

The Murphysboro softball team has been making it hard on opposing defenses all year long. → Read More

Prep Baseball | Stotlar, Marion dominant in win over Trico

MARION – The Wildcats’ 7-1 win over Trico on Wednesday was all about starting fast. → Read More

Prep Baseball | Carbondale tops Murphysboro in rain soaked affair

CARBONDALE – It was about pitching and defense for the Terriers in their 6-2 win over Murphysboro Friday night. → Read More

Girls Track | Marion repeats as South Seven champions

CARBONDALE — “Meet. Defeat. Repeat.” That was the mantra for the Marion girls track team heading into Tuesday’s South Seven Conference Championship Meet at Carbondale and it followed through on that challenge — winning several individual events to take home the title of Conference Champions for the second year in a row. “We just won it for the first time in school history last year and now this… → Read More

Prep Sports | Marion has 15 seniors sign letters of intent

MARION — Wednesday was a great day to be a Wildcat. Marion High School had 15 seniors from eight different sports sign their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon in Wilson Gym. Volleyball player Lily Garrett (Southeastern Illinois College), baseball players Karsten Stotlar (John A. Logan), Trevor Jackson (Rend Lake), Chase Austin (Centre College), and Kale Cameron (Mayville University), track… → Read More

Prep Baseball | Harrisburg rolls to win over Massac County

A disastrous second inning for Massac County gave way to a massive third inning in Harrisburg's 16-1 win. → Read More

Prep Softball | Carterville gets true team effort in 11-run win over Du Quoin

It was a true team effort for Carterville in Thursday's win over Du Quoin → Read More

Girls Soccer | Pinckneyville blanks Harrisburg 6-0 for conference win

HARRISBURG — It was an ugly win for Pinckneyville on Tuesday evening at Harrisburg, but it was still a win. → Read More

Prep Track and Field | Herrin's runners put on show at Benton Spring Fling

BENTON – It was a good day for Herrin track and field at the Benton Spring Fling Saturday morning. → Read More