Don Halling

Don Halling

Don Halling has been active in the Youth/AAU boys basketball scene in Illinois for the past 10 years. Don helped to coach the 2018 Gateway(IL) team the past 2 years which produced 8 college basketball players and 1 college football player.

Don has also been involed in the girls game for the past 2 years as a Varsity Assistant for Alton Marquette. This year he helped Marquette to win their first 2A Regional ever and produce the first 20 win season in 18 years.

Don hails from South Dakota where was a 3 sport athlete in High School and went on to play at the University of South Dakota.

  • 45th Carrollton Invitational preview

    45th Carrollton Invitational preview

    The 45th annual Carrollton Invitational kicks off on Monday 1/21. The top 4 seeds Jacksonville Routt, QND, Jerseyville and Alton Marquette all start their journey to hopefully winning the championship. There are many top players to see in what looks to be an exciting event.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 20, 2019

  • 33rd Highland Shootout preview

    33rd Highland Shootout preview

    The 33rd Annual Highland Tourney tips on Monday. There are many top teams in the tourney this year and many exciting players to watch.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 14, 2019

  • Player Profile: Hannah Krumwiede

    Player Profile: Hannah Krumwiede

    Hannah Krumwiede a senior from Carrollton is approaching 1,500 points in her career. The two sport standout is hoping to pursue both basketball and softball for at least her first year in college. She is an outstanding student and multiple time all conference selection in both sports. Hannah was also an IBCA All State selection in basketball her junior year.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 13, 2019

  • Prairie State Conference: Mid season update

    Prairie State Conference: Mid season update

    The Prairie State league is heating up and the crucial games are coming up. Metro East Lutheran and their senior leader are tied at the top of the league with Alton Marquette and their dynamic freshman Adrenna Snipes.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 8, 2019

  • Mississippi Valley Conference: Mid season update

    Mississippi Valley Conference: Mid season update

    The Mississippi Valley conference as expected looks to come down to CM and Highland. CM won the first game at home and must now travel to Highland on 1/10. In this article we update the current conference standings and top players.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 8, 2019

  • Breese Central PAWS shootout players of the game

    Breese Central PAWS shootout players of the game

    The first annual Breese Central PAWS Shootout featured 6 games. There were excellent teams from 1A to 4A with some outstanding players. In this article we cover the players of the game for each team during the event.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 6, 2019

  • 5 Key Takeaways : O’Fallon vs Edwardsville (free)

    5 Key Takeaways : O’Fallon vs Edwardsville (free)

    SIUC verbal commit Quierra Love helped lead the Edwardsville Lady Tigers to a tough win at O'Fallon. Love had 14 points and Sydney Harris had 12 to lead Edwardsville. Kayla Gordon led O"Fallon with 13 as the Lady Panthers fought until the end. Here we examine 5 key takeaways from the game.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 5, 2019

  • South Central conference: Mid season update

    South Central conference: Mid season update

    The South Central conference is off to an exciting start at the mid season mark. Hillsboro, led by All State selection Sammi Matoush is undefeated. They are followed closely by 4 teams with just one loss. This should be an exciting conference to watch in January. The top teams will also battle it out come playoff time in February.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 4, 2019

  • Breese Central Shootout preview

    Breese Central Shootout preview

    The Breese Central Lady Cougars host their Shootout this Saturday. They have put together a great field with top programs and top players. Southern Illinois to programs Teutopolis, Civic Memorial, Lebanon, Breese Central and Mater Dei highlight the field.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 3, 2019

  • Southwestern Conference: Mid season update

    Southwestern Conference: Mid season update

    As the Southwestern conference teams prepare to begin the heart of their conference schedule we take a look at a mid season report. The Edwardsville Lady Tigers again lead the conference at 4-0. Ofallon and Belleville East have 1 loss and hope to make a run at a title.

    by: Don Halling  Jan 2, 2019

  • Jerseyville tourney recap

    Jerseyville tourney recap

    The Deck with the Halls with Basketballs tourney in Jerseyville showcased some great talent. The Lady Panthers, led by 2021 standout Clare Breden, brought home the 1st place trophy after a victory over Triad 50-30.

    by: Don Halling  Dec 31, 2018

  • Day 1 Jerseyville Holiday Tourney: What did we learn?

    Day 1 Jerseyville Holiday Tourney: What did we learn?

    Clare Breden lead Jerseyville to two big wins in their own tourney on opening day. With one more day of pool play before the final games Jerseyville, Triad and Carrollton are currently undefeated.

    by: Don Halling  Dec 28, 2018