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Francis Howell Central girls cagers make mark with strong playoff run

Last Saturday was a bittersweet experience for the Francis Howell Central girls basketball team but for the Spartans, their run in the Class 5 playoffs definitely reenergized the student body and the program. The Spartans were eliminated from the playoffs by Kirkwood 52-39 in the quarterfinals at Hyland Arena on the Lindenwood University campus, but the 22-7 season was one that brought Spartans back among the elite in St. Charles County basketball circles. “I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish with this season,” Howell Central coach Hayley Leake said. “Going towards the end of the season we ...

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Ramey, Gordon propel Webster Groves over Fort Zumwalt South for return trip to state

  The Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs had plenty of youth, energy, and desire when they faced defending champion Webster Groves on Saturday. Unfortunately, that was not nearly enough as the Statesmen, led by super recruits Courtney Ramey and Carte’Are Gordon. The super tandem played above the rim all night, driving Webster Groves to a 78-45 Class 5 quarterfinal win over the Bulldogs at Hyland Performance Arena on the campus of Lindenwood University. Defending champ Webster Groves (20-9) will face Liberty from Kansas City in a Class 5 semifinal on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Springfield. “I picked him up today ...

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