In this week’s edition of the Inside the Lines High School Sports Podcast, Jim Powers continues his conversations with the coaches that led their teams to state championships this spring. We first talk with Triad’s head girls’ soccer coach Matt Bettlach about the Knights outstanding run to their second IHSA Class 2A state title. We then catch up with MICDS head girls’ soccer coach Jack Fischer about winning the school’s first state title in their first appearance in the state final four. Finally, Jim chats with Edwardsville head baseball coach Tim Funkhouser about the Tigers and their terrific season that ended with their fourth state baseball title.

Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at japowers2421@yahoo.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan