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Early hitting onslaught propels Francis Howell North over Lafayette

Francis Howell North has been inconsistent with its hitting so far this softball season with ups and downs at the plate. On Tuesday, the Knights bats rattled for nine runs in the first two innings, and then erupted for eight runs in the third, racing to a 17-2 mercy rule victory over Lafayette on Tuesday at Francis Howell North. Howell ...

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Juniors help Holt roll past Zumwalt South

On a day when the Holt softball team was without senior captain and third baseman Madison Kettler due to an injury, the Indians junior class stepped up and helped out against Fort Zumwalt South. Junior pitcher Carly Nolde gave a solid performance in her debut in the circle and fellow juniors Taylor Bell, Trinity Busby, and Julia Meyr each clicked ...

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Francis Howell softball looks to go further in playoffs

There is a burning desire of wanting more surrounding the Francis Howell softball team as the Vikings prepare for the 2017 season. Howell finished 18-9 in 2016, but their postseason was halted in the sectional round by eventual state champion Troy Buchanan. This time around, the Vikings have expectations that clearly include moving past the sectional round and possibly into ...

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Roberts returning to St. Dominic as athletic director

Only two years after he left, Kevin Roberts is returning home to St. Dominic High School. Roberts has been hired as the new athletic director at the school replacing longtime AD Jim Welby. Welby, the school’s athletic director the past five years, was recently named the school’s president and assumed those duties after outgoing school president Catherine Fetter retired on ...

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Ambrose selected to represent Team USA in World Games in Austria This summer will be an exciting and busy time for youth basketball player Katie Ambrose. She was recently selected to play on the U-14 Team USA squad at the World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria on June 23. Ambrose, a 13-year old point guard, is a St. Charles County resident and ...

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Howell’s Beauchamp soaring to new heights as pole vaulter

Just over two years ago, Francis Howell’s Lauren Beauchamp was happily competing and succeeding as a gymnast. Fast forward and Beauchamp is now dominating on the track as a pole vaulter for the Francis Howell girls track team. Beauchamp, a senior vaulter, who transferred from O’Fallon Christian two years ago made to the state meet as a junior and is ...

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Francis Howell boys lacrosse falls to Chaminade

Chaminade junior attacker Peter Covington has a knack for being around the ball and then has a knack for scoring as well. That turned out to be a big problem for Francis Howell. Covington had the ball a lot while running around the field at Chaminade on Tuesday and the Red Devils got big dividends from that activity. Covington, scored ...

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