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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 attends Bryan Middle in the Francis Howell District. “I am excited and honored to be selected to participate in the World Games,” Ambrose said. “This will be my first trip out of the country and I’m excited for the opportunity.” ...

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Bennick’s field goal propels Zumwalt North past Battle for Class 5 championship berth

  Fort Zumwalt North senior kicker Matt Bennick has had a couple of dreams about kicking a game-winning field goal to help his team get to a state championship game but never expected it to happen. That dream became reality on Saturday afternoon as Bennick’s second field goal, a 27-yarder as time ran out, lifted the Panthers to an amazing 28-25 victory over Battle in a Class 5 semifinal game at Fort Zumwalt North High School. Zumwalt North (12-1) which had its playoff run stopped by the Spartans in the quarterfinals each of the past two seasons, will face Vianney ...

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Mueller’s big night honors Holt seniors, jump-starts Indians

There was only one thing Holt’s Cole Mueller had on his mind when the Holt Indians took on GAC Central foe Fort Zumwalt East on Oct. 7. Simply to do his part to bring home a victory to honor the program’s seniors. “I just wanted to do something special to honor the seniors because I knew that it was their last home game and that’s pretty important,” Mueller said. Mueller accomplished that  mission and a whole lot more. A 6-foot, 160-pound sophomore, Mueller had a career night that may well stand the test of time as the best single game ...

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Fort Zumwalt West upset win over Francis Howell puts Jaguars in GAC South drivers seat

Three weeks ago, the Fort Zumwalt West football Jaguars got off to a hard-luck 0-3 start, and appeared to be on the way to a season of treading water. Fast forward three weeks, into the final third of the 2016 campaign, and the Jaguars are suddenly poised to claim the Gateway Athletic Conference South division championship. Thanks to a riveting gut-check 27-20 road win over archrival Francis Howell last Friday night, Zumwalt West (3-3) is in the drivers seat in the GAC South race at 3-0 with two conference games left. “That was a good win for us and the ...

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St. Dominic football no longer a secret after knocking off John Burroughs, Westminster Christian Academy

Although the 2016 prep football season is just into week three, there is one St. Charles County team that clearly has captured the attention of many in the Bi-State region. St Dominic, who rallied in the fourth quarter to beat defending Class 2 champion John Burroughs in week one at home, followed that performance up with a victory over 2015 Class 4 semifinalist Westminster Christian Academy on the road last Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders finished 6-6 last fall, and are 2-0 for the first time in four years and while many may be surprised by the superb early start, fourth-year ...

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Haskins, Stewart drive Eureka over Francis Howell

  Hassan Haskins once again ran wild and Chris Stewart was wicked in the passing game as the Eureka Wildcats rolled into Francis Howell Friday night and succeeded in ruining the Vikings home opener. The Wildcats raced to a 33-22 victory over Howell in the first meeting since the two teams met in 1977. Eureka (2-0) got to celebrate vigorously with their fans on the visitors side as the Wildcats handed Howell their first home loss since CBC took down the Vikings in October 2013. “It feels good, it feels real good to come here and do this,” Haskins. “I’m ...

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Lindenwood Lions look to break through with big 2016 season

During the past three seasons, the Lindenwood football Lions have been stuck on the not so flattering number of three wins and it hasn’t set well with the Lions or their faithful. In just six days, Lindenwood will get their first opportunity to change that trajectory as the Lions will kick off the 2016 season at home. The Lions are ready to show that they are ready to turn the corner and be a force in the Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association. “To me it’s really not about the returners because when you win three games a couple of years in ...

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2016 Prep Football Preview

Last Friday, the first kickoff of the high school season set in motion a time-honored tradition of meeting on the grid iron, but who will the title as best team in the state? Only time will tell.

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