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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 22 years, it becomes part of your identity,” Smith said. Smith’s wife, who is a full time nurse, is in training to be a nurse practitioner. Smith noted that with her schedule becoming hectic with that and the demands of ...

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Trinity pulls away from fourth-seeded Duchesne for first MICDS Holiday Tournament championship

      Being the No. 6 seed has become a good luck charm for teams in the MICDS Holiday Invitational Tournament in recent seasons. Ladue won the tournament last year as a six seed. The 6th seed proved to be good luck this time around for the Trinity Titans. Trinity, seeded sixth finished off a perfect week of play with a resounding 60-39 win over fourth-seed Duchesne to claim the schools first MICIDS tournament championship Friday night at MICDS. “I’m always hard on my guys, so I thought we were about a 10 or 11-seed Trinity coach Jeffrey McCaw ...

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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 in the second game of Day 4 of the GAC/Suburban Shootout at Lindenwood University’s Hyland Arena. The finish was tough end to a great performance for the Vikings but there was no frustration for Howell in this one against the ...

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Sports Briefs: Dec. 6

Boys high school soccer It was a season of great success for both Wentzville Liberty and Fort Zumwalt South – one that drew major accolades as both the Eagles and Bulldogs received big recognition on the 2017 All-Gateway Athletic Conference Central soccer team. Liberty, which finished 21-7 with a Class 3, District 8 championship game appearance, landed 5 players on the squad. Class 3 fourth-place finisher Fort Zumwalt South [14-13-1] placed four players on the team. The Bulldogs made the Class 3 tournament semifinals for the third time in four seasons. Here is a look at the All-GAC Central team: ...

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Red-hot Fort Zumwalt East uses big first period to dispatch Francis Howell Central

  So far in 2017, the Fort Zumwalt East Lions hockey club is a group that can score goals quick and in bunches. Monday at St. Peters Rec-Plex South, Francis Howell Central found out the hard way. In the first 11 minutes of play, red-hot Zumwalt East erupted for four goals and in the process, breezed to an 11-1 Mid-States Club Hockey victory over the outgunned Spartans. “Yeah, that’s kind of how it’s (scoring) gone for us, in spurts,” Fort Zumwalt East coach Denny Klaesner said. “We have a high-powered, high octane offense and it goes in spurts. We get ...

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