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CBC knocks off Borgia to claim Borgia Tournament Gold division crown

While many folks were enjoying Turkey and Thanksgiving weekend activities the CBC basketball team was getting some early action in on the hardwood. Early indications are that the Cadets look well set to defend their Class 4 championship this winter. CBC traveled to St. Francis Borgia early during Thanksgiving week and won three games in six days to claim the Gold Divison championship of the 62nd annual Borgia Turkey Tournament. The Cadets opened the tournament with a win over Washington on Monday (Nov. 24), Soldan on Thursday (Nov. 27) , and defeated host Borgia on Saturday night to win the ...

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Oak Grove, Graham run away from John Burroughs for Class 3 title

  Oak Grove’s high-octane offense was a major concern for John Burroughs coach John Merritt heading into Friday’s  Class 3 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome. Merritt figured his team would be hard-pressed to stop the Panthers powerful offense and Oak Grove more than lived up to its advance billing. Oak Grove kept the scoreboard operator busy and the Bombers were simply unable to keep pace as Burroughs fell to the Panthers 49-27. “I figurted they would probably score in the score in the 40’s, Merritt said. “I was hoping that we would get in the 50’s and we ...

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Undefeated CBC will face Rockhurst in Class 6 state championship football game

CBC coach Scott Pingel had to make some adjustments to getting his Cadets ready for the Class 6 state high school football championship game. It was a tough week for the St. Louis region with the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges related to the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. The riots that followed left Pingel with a sticky situation. “The footballl is secondary to what’s going on,” Pingel said on Thanksgiving (Nov. 27). “Football was on the back burner.” School was called off Tuesday, a day before ...

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Baking bread for charity

Students at Ellisville Elementary put their baking skills to the test and donated their creations to two local food pantries. The students were learning, baking and sharing through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. “The students were proud of themselves for baking a loaf of bread, but also because they helped a family in need,” said fifth-grade teacher Cheryl Hunn. Students used math, science and reading skills to create two loaves of delicious bread – one to keep and one to share. They also collected 76 loaves of bread which will be donated to Circle Of Concern and ...

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Off the ice teamwork helps to get the job done

The Parkway West varsity hockey team can do more than skate and shoot the puck. As part of its annual giving back to others, the Longhorns conducted a community service event recently, helping out at Circle Star Ranch, a program of the Erin Eickmeier Foundation. Members of the team including coach Shawn Egan, treasurer Jay Ransom, board member Steve Russell and players Dirk Adams, Hasan Baig, Patrick Brawley, Jackson Fleming, Austin Gast, Chris Hanson, Jacob Ransom, Jack Russell, Andrew Schuchardt and Haydn Vance all participated. The team traveled 45 minutes to Circle Star Ranch in Valles Mines, Missouri, and spent ...

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Missouri ranked 3rd in love for green bean casserole

There are quite a few Thanksgiving side-dishes that can overshadow the turkey as the most-anticipated foodstuff of the holiday. Stuffing, mashed potatoes and buttered rolls are all popular, but Missourians may be a little partial to a side-dish with a little more green in it.

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Boys Basketball preview

It’s time to tip off another high school boys basketball season. CBC won the Class 5 state championship last year and the Cadets’ coach Justin Tatum has two starters back. Tatum is casting his squad as underdogs who will “need to play with a chip on our shoulder” this season. Chaminade will be competing with CBC for supremacy in the Metro Catholic Conference. Coach Frank Bennett’s Red Devils will be led by senior Jayson Tatum, the son of the CBC coach. Lafayette Coach Scott Allen’s team should be solid again; while De Smet Jesuit coach Kevin Poekler will have a ...

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Birthday celebration at The Little School

The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3. The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to five years of age. In addition to the proclamation presentation by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, The Little School received a special blessing by Monsignor Dennis Stehly, visits from Juggling Jeff, the Bubble Bus, Monarch Fire Department and Chesterfield Police Department. ...

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