Author: Les Winkeler

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The shorthanded Miners went into the ninth inning three outs away from a big win over West Division co-leader Evansville. [Read More]
The future is now for the Southern Illinois Miners. [Read More]
These are supposed to be the dog days of summer, but like the temperature, things are heating up in the sports world. We will be... [Read More]
Just a couple years ago, Tony McDaniel was an assistant in Southern Illinois University's sports information department. A typical view from his perch in the... [Read More]
As the screen faded to black and the credits began to roll, my wife reached into her purse and, unprompted, handed me a tissue. [Read More]
I took some social media flak last year after making a snarky remark about Matt Carpenter's lack of prowess as a first baseman. Someone immediately... [Read More]
A legend is returning to Southern Illinois' basketball sidelines this year … and he has some big shoes to fill. [Read More]
It was a stunningly beautiful October afternoon when we drove through the West Gate. The blue sky was big, as only the Western sky can... [Read More]
California's Yosemite National Park has been wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall." [Read More]
When Southern Illinois Miners manager Mike Pinto came calling, Yeltsin Gudino was comfortable making the move to Marion. [Read More]
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