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New school year brings conference realignment for West County prep teams

  When the 2014-15 school year kicks off with fall sports later this week, there will be different opponents and different schedules to tackle for West St. Louis County public school sports teams. As part of a massive conference realignment that began back in 2010, schools from West County will have new conference homes in this school year. The old Suburban North, South, East and West Conference will be gone. There will be three mega-conferences that will take their place in the form of the Suburban Central, the Suburban XII, and Suburban West. The new alignment is part of the ...

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MICDS’ Wellford makes commitment to play lacrosse at Virginia

MICDS midfielder Harry Wellford has made a verbal commitment to play Division I Lacrosse at the University of Virginia. The program is widely-known for its recruiting successes mainly from the East Coast; Wellford is the first St. Louis lacrosse player to commit to an Atlantic Coast Conference school. After considering Duke, Princeton, Georgetown, Notre Dame and a few others, Wellford decided on the Cavaliers. In addition to having the opportunity to play for the all-time winningest coach, Don Starsia, Wellford is excited to attend one of the best academic schools in the nation where he plans to study business or ...

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Villa Duchesne fires athletic director Smith

  There will be a new athletic director put in charge of running the atheltic department at Villa Duchesne. On the first day of fall practice, Villa Duchesne fired its athletic director. It was announced Dory Smith was relieved of her duties Monday afternoon. No reason was given for her dismissal. It is Villa Duchesne’s stated policy to not comment on personnel matters. There is no interim athletic director in place as the school commences its search for a replacement. Also, Smith’s abrupt dismissal has caused a bit of turmoil for Metro League programs. Smith, was the president of the ...

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Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sends 11 teams to national championships

The Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sent 11 teams to the recent Junior National Championship in Minneapolis and returned with outstanding results. Team U16 Mizuno won the championship in the National division, finishing the tournament with an impressive match record of 10-1. “The first day of tryouts, I knew we were going to be good,” said Team U16 Mizuno player Taryn Griffey. “We decided early on that we were going to win Nationals. It was our goal. The experience was absolutely incredible.” Teammate Kaitlyn Bright agreed. “Throughout the season we worked hard,” Bright said. “We practiced a lot. There are always ...

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St. Louis Rowing Club attends national championship in California

The St. Louis Rowing Club sent three boats to the recent U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. All three of the boats made B Finals. The girls 4+ finished first and wound up seventh in the country. Competing on the team were Paige Hibbard, of Ladue High; Charlotte Cordova, of St. Joseph’s Academy; Lauren Vanek, of Westminster Christian Academy; Sarah Suddarth, of Cor Jesu; and Abby Lane, of Incarnate Word Academy. The boys 8+ crew finished second and wound up eighth in the country. Competing on the team were Andrew Grant, of Parkway Central; ...

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Two rowing camps to learn the sport will be held by St. Louis Rowing Club

The St. Louis Rowing Club will have two upcoming Junior Learn To Row Camps. They are  an introduction to rowing for juniors ages 12 to 17. The session includes 10 lessons over two weeks in both team boats and individual boats. The camps run from July 21–25 and July 28–Aug. 1. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $275 per person. It will be held at Creve Coeur Lake in Maryland Heights. For more information, call head coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017 or email him at Email this page

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Cheak leaving CBC to take over SLUH volleyball club

When the CBC Cadets volleyball club takes the court in the spring of 2015, it will have a new leader on the bench. Longtime coach Jeff Cheak is leaving to take over as head coach at St. Louis University High School. Cheak formally accepted the SLUH job early last week. In eight seasons at the helm at CBC, Cheak fielded one of  the area’s most competitive programs in and out of the Metro Catholic Conference. Cheak’s CBC squads went 145-65 during his tenure there and the Cadets finished 20-11 while making the state title match. Also, under Cheak’s direction, CBC advanced to the ...

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High school boys volleyball all-conference teams

Here are the high school boys volleyball all-conference teams that were submitted. Suburban West 2014 all-conference boys team: First team S Ryan Hoyer, sr., Mehlville; S Joe Kimerlie, jr., Marquette; OH George Diehl, jr., Lindbergh; MB Tyler Bequette, sr., Lindbergh; OH Michael Chard, sr., Lafayette; OH Alex Gettinger, fr., Lafayette; S Matt Reinsel, jr., Lindbergh; MB Ryan Mueller, sr., Lafayette; RS Evan Huck, sr., Lindbergh. Second team MB Brandon Warren, Mehlville; OH Sam Pourcillie, sr., Oakville; MB Sean Kroner, jr., Marquette; MB Dalton Loos, jr., Marquette; S Chris Wagan, Parkway South; S Jakob Jozwiakowski, sr., Lafayette; S Colton Inman, Fox; ...

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High school boys lacrosse all-conference teams

Here are the high school boys lacrosse all-conference teams that were submitted. Independence Division 2014 all-conference boys team Cullen Hoene, Chaminade; Alex Stackle, De Smet; Craig Koester, De Smet; Gabe Monteleone, De Smet; Mike Boehm, De Smet; Noah Iversen, De Smet; Chris Wetzel, John Burroughs; Jack Maritz, John Burroughs; Matt Gilman, John Burroughs; Craig Emert, Ladue; Elliott Shevitz, Ladue; Alex Bean, MICDS; Harry Wellford, MICDS; J.T. Thiemann, MICDS; Jake Burmeister, MICDS; Michael Gianino, MICDS; Will Cella, MICDS; Dalton McKenna, O’Fallon; Matt Schaeffer, St. Louis U. High; Max Cannon, St. Louis U. High; John Binder, Webster Groves. American Division 2014 all-conference ...

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High school girls lacrosse all-conference teams

Here is the high school girls lacrosse all conference teams that were submitted. Metro League 2014 all-conference girls team Players of the year: M Barrett Carlson, so., John Burroughs; and A Olivia Polk, sr., MICDS. First team A Anna Bergman, sr., Westminster; A Jensen Holt, sr., Westminster; A Steph Kelly, sr., John Burroughs; M Abby Baum, sr., John Burroughs; M Sara Gillis, jr., MICDS; M Cooper Hudspeth, sr., Villa Duchesne; M Rebecca Wellford, jr., MICDS; D Abby Desai, sr., MICDS; D Emily Kyman, sr., MICDS; D Riley O’Dowd, sr., Villa Duchesne; D Sophie Tomaso, sr., Villa Duchesne. Email this page

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