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Francis Howell Central girls cagers make mark with strong playoff run

Last Saturday was a bittersweet experience for the Francis Howell Central girls basketball team but for the Spartans, their run in the Class 5 playoffs definitely reenergized the student body and the program. The Spartans were eliminated from the playoffs by Kirkwood 52-39 in the quarterfinals at Hyland Arena on the Lindenwood University campus, but the 22-7 season was one ...

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Ramey, Gordon propel Webster Groves over Fort Zumwalt South for return trip to state

  The Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs had plenty of youth, energy, and desire when they faced defending champion Webster Groves on Saturday. Unfortunately, that was not nearly enough as the Statesmen, led by super recruits Courtney Ramey and Carte’Are Gordon. The super tandem played above the rim all night, driving Webster Groves to a 78-45 Class 5 quarterfinal win over ...

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Francis Howell wrestling prevails to claim elusive district championship

After the disappointment of five second-place finishes in district tournaments in nine years, Francis Howell coach Kevin Stroh and the Vikings wrestling team finally got to enjoy the euphoria of a district championship on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Vikings came from behind to defeat Holt and win the Class 4, District 2 championship at Francis Howell. It was the Vikings ...

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Wright’s big night dooms Howell Central in Wickenheiser Cup preliminary round

After losing to Parkway South two days earlier in its first game of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association Wickenheiser Cup playoffs preliminary round, Westminster Christian Academy faced a win or go home C division matchup against Francis Howell Central. Thankfully, for the Wildcats, forward Levi Wright and goalie Samuel Haupfear were ready to answer the challenge. Wright erupted for four ...

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Smith resigns as Francis Howell girls volleyball coach

Stacey Smith walked into Francis Howell athletic director Sean Erwin’s office on Monday and informed Erwin he was resigning as girls volleyball coach due to family obligations. “It was extremely difficult to make this decision and it wouldn’t matter where I was coaching or what level, it’s hard to leave that part behind since I’ve been coaching for the past ...

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