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Howell Central volleyball breaks through for first state tournament berth

It was a feeling that closely resembled a combination of an out of body experience mixed with shock and relief for Francis Howell Central volleyball player Kayla Steinmeyer and her Spartans teammates. On Saturday (Nov. 5),  at Howell Central, Steinmeyer and the Spartans clinched the first state tournament berth school history thanks to victories over archrival Francis Howell, and Columbia Hickman. Winning the Class 4A quarterfinal at home with the Central student body celebrating, was a one of a kind experience that Steinmeyer and Spartans will long relish. “It was probably the coolest experience I’ve ever and I think as ...

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Francis Howell tennis standout Cherukuru claims first state berth

After a breakout junior season, Francis Howell girls tennis player Geethika Cherukuru clinched a spot in the Class 2 individual state tournament by beating Hazelwood West's No.1 singles player Shy Prescott 6-4, 7-5 in the Class 2, Section 3 tournament. Cherukuru will be making her first-ever trip to the state tournament, which will be held in Springfield, Missouri on Oct. 26.

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Holt softball coach savoring every moment of ‘The Last Ride’

Holt High softball coach Joel Adam always has been one to stay grounded in the moment and prepare for each season, practice and game with the total intent of helping his team improve on the field and in life. In roughly three weeks that process will change as he retires from a 30-year career that will arguably go down as the best in Holt softball history.

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