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Francis Howell falls to Hazelwood Central in triple overtime

    It was billed as a decided underdog in Francis Howell going against perennial power Hazelwood Central. After 44 crazy, gut-wrenching minutes of basketball, it will likely be remembered as a classic. Francis Howell junior guard Daylan Dalton’s last-gasp three-pointer clanged the rim at the buzzer, and Hazelwood Central held off a gritty Vikings club for an 85-82 win ...

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Weather, Pattonville doom Fort Zumwalt North in Class 5 semifinals

Fort Zumwalt North managed to control everything in their first 12 games as they won each week this fall. Saturday at Pattonville was out of their control nearly from the start. Despite scoring the first touchdown, the Panthers could not handle the windy, rainy/cold conditions, a physical Pattonville defense, and the Pirates run game powered by speedy, shifty senior running ...

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Defense, Vaughn help Fort Zumwalt North stop Timberland for district championship

  A fast-paced, run-oriented offense gets the headlines these days for the Fort Zumwalt North football team. But the Panthers also have a pretty good defense as well. Fort Zumwalt North’s defense showed its muscle against Timberland. The Panthers “D” shut out Timberland for over three quarters and the offense did just enough as Zumwalt North defeated the Wolves 24-7 ...

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St. Dominic spikers fall short, still enjoy first trip to Class 4 Tournament

For the St. Dominic volleyball team, making it to last weekend’s Class 4 Tournament in Cape Girardeau was not so much about winning it all, but enjoying the journey and the experience. The Crusaders finished fourth behind champion St. Joseph’s Academy, Ozark, and St. Teresa’s Academy from Kansas City. Still, it was a worthwhile trip for the St. Dominic club ...

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Despite tough state finish, Francis Howell softball has stellar season

The 2017 Class 4 softball tournament did not go the way the Francis Howell Vikings would have liked. Not even close to that. Still, for coach Jenn Beckmann-Brown’s 2017 club, the Vikings had a season that will be long remembered and cherished by the Francis Howell community. Howell lost to Marquette 6-4 in the Class 4 semifinals and fell to ...

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Foster, Hawkins vault Parkway North past St. Dominic in district opener

Cameron Foster made it happen for the Parkway North football team with his arm and Jason Hawkins did his thing in the receiving and return game. Foster threw for three touchdowns and Hawkins scored four touchdowns, three of them on pass receptions as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 47-11 win over St. Dominic in the ...

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