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Kameron English, Demarion Duncan, and William Wilterson watch an ongoing game between peers at Cairo High School on Saturday afternoon. The intramural tournament gave younger students the opportunity to play against eachother and show the community skills learned over the course of an eight-week camp. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

March Madness Intramural Tournament Held at CHS

Competition was fierce among the players at the March Madness Intramural Tournament held at Cairo High School on Saturday.  The tournament gave children in third, fourth, and fifth grade the opportunity ro show off the skills ...

Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday.  The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title  and were victorious with a score of 68 - 65. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Pilots Take 1A Boys Regional Championship

The regional basketball tournament held at Century High School last week pitted area teams against eachother for a chance to extend their seasons. Cairo met the Meridian High School Bocats in the 1A Regional Championship game o...

The Cairo Junior High basketball team is shown after being crowned Class M Regional champions on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Meridian High School in Mounds. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Junior High Claims Regional Championship

The Juninor High Cairo Pilots beat Meridian High School to claim the Class M Regional Championship on Saturday.

Cairo's Junior Varsity squad beat Scott County Central High School 63 -57 on Tuesday evening at Cairo Junior/Senior High School.   The Junior Varsity Pilots maintained possession for a majority of the game and were able to hold on with the lead for the win. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Varsity Loses to Scott County Central 86-65

The Cairo Pilots faced Scott County Central High School Tuesday evening at Cairo High School. The Junior Varsity squad played an aggressive game, maintaining possession of the ball for a majority of the game.  The Junior Varsi...

Saluki Sports: January 30, 2014

It’s hardly final . . . and we haven’t taken the time to check records extensively, but in addition to being one of the losingest teams in SIU’s history, the 2014 Salukis may become the all-time leader in “close” loss...

Louise Ogg displays old Cardinals' logos at The Custom House Museum in Cairo. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

St. Louis Cardinals’ Logo Has Roots in Cairo

With the St. Louis Cardinals currently in The World Series, fans from the regions are rejoicing and hoping for victory over the Boston Red Sox.  What many from the region do not know is that the Cardinal’s iconic logo has ro...

Karen Mangan of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leads a tour through the Cache River Wetlands Saturday.  The tours were part of Cache River Days in Ullin.  The area has been deemed a Wetland of International Importance and features a wide variety of animal and plant life.  One of the highlights of the tour was the opportunity to behold the state champioin Bald Cypress tree which is over one thousand years old. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: September 12, 2013

The visual report for the week of September 12, 2013                


Camp teaches more than skills on the court

Brian Branter hopes to pass on more than basketball skills with his summer camp.

Local hoopster hosts charity tournament

More than 60 basketball players from the area converged at Meridian Elementary School June 1 and 2 for the 1st Annual Bobcat Hoopfest. Eight teams played games all day June 1 and into the night on the 2nd, with the Championship...


Egyptian senior makes it to state

Alex McCrite, a recent senior at Egyptian High School. represented Southern Illinois at the State Track and Field Meet held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. May 23. McCrite Qualified for State by tacking secon...