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Juniors help Holt roll past Zumwalt South

On a day when the Holt softball team was without senior captain and third baseman Madison Kettler due to an injury, the Indians junior class stepped up and helped out against Fort Zumwalt South. Junior pitcher Carly Nolde gave a solid performance in her debut in the circle and fellow juniors Taylor Bell, Trinity Busby, and Julia Meyr each clicked for 2 hits as Holt captured a 7-3 victory at Fort Zumwalt South on Tuesday afternoon. “It’s kind of tough when you lose a captain and three-year player like Madison but you find a way and they stepped up for ...

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Francis Howell pulls away late for season opening win at Francis Howell Central

  They had to wait an extra three days to get the season started but in the end it was all worth it. Francis Howell’s softball team had its first two games canceled earlier this week, but on Thursday, the Vikings got to hit the diamond for real. Suffice to say, they had some fun. Howell scored a run in the fifth inning, a run in the sixth inning, and then exploded for six runs in the seventh inning. That offensive outburst combined with senior standout Whitney Boschert’s pitching was just the right mix as the Vikings cruised to an ...

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Local high school coaches talk football

Fort Zumwalt North coach Joe Bacon would like to repeat last season – but with a different result in the final game. The Panthers had the best season in the program’s history in 2016, finishing 12-2 and winning the Gateway Athletic Conference [GAC] Central division. Fort Zumwalt North lost 49-14 to Vianney in the Class 5 state championship game. But that was then. Now, it’s time for the 2017 campaign. Bacon welcomes back five starters on offense and five on defense. In his first season at Francis Howell last fall, coach Cory Snyder led the Vikings to a 9-3 record ...

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Naumann, Sesti power Francis Howell over Ritenour in Fort Zumwalt Kickoff Classic

  In the first 5 minutes, the Ritenour Huskies had the Francis Howell soccer team out of sync on offense. But junior forward Tommy Naumann and sophomore forward Tony Sesti asserted themselves over the next 20 minutes and the Vikings got rolling. Naumann scored the Vikings first two goals in 15 minutes and Sesti added a pair of goals as Howell raced to a 7-0 victory over Ritenour in the first game of the Fort Zumwalt Kickoff Classic at Fort Zumwalt East. The game was also the season opener for both teams. After being held scoreless for the first 5 ...

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Eureka stops Fort Zumwalt West with late surge

The Eureka High Wildcats football team definitely seems to find a way to close out games late. On Friday night, the Wildcats took control of a nip-and-tuck clash with Fort Zumwalt West thanks to a pair of late touchdowns, prevailing for a 45-26 week one win at Fort Zumwalt West. “I think we came out a little slow and we were executing the right things but we didn’t have the energy,” Eureka junior quarterback Tyler Kennedy said. “We talked about it at halftime and we came out and exploded.” Zumwalt West gave the Wildcats gave Eureka all it wanted for ...

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STL Legends game Saturday at CarShield Field

O’FALLON, MO- Only two days remain until the long awaited St. Louis Legends game. The STL Legends game is taking place on Saturday, August 19 at CarShield Field. The gates will open at 10:15 AM for the pre-game autograph meet and greet (sold out). Tickets are still available for the STL Legends game with gates opening at noon for the general public. The seven-inning baseball game will begin at 1:00 PM. Eight former St. Louis Cardinals will play in the 2017 STL Legends Game, presented by Pella Windows and Doors. The illustrious roster includes Jim Edmonds, Skip Schumaker, Rick Ankiel, ...

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Francis Howell softball looks to go further in playoffs

There is a burning desire of wanting more surrounding the Francis Howell softball team as the Vikings prepare for the 2017 season. Howell finished 18-9 in 2016, but their postseason was halted in the sectional round by eventual state champion Troy Buchanan. This time around, the Vikings have expectations that clearly include moving past the sectional round and possibly into the Class 4 state tournament. “This team wants to go further,” Francis Howell coach Jen Beckmann said. “There’s a hunger in them and we have had in a couple of our meetings talking about things, that they want to go ...

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Fort Zumwalt South kickers primed for another Final Four run

14 players return for the Fort Zumwalt South soccer Bulldogs club that went 22-6-1 in 2016, and made the school’s second trip to the Class 3 Tournament last November. Zumwalt South finished third in the Class 3 tournament. The 2017 edition of the Bulldogs has the personnel and the drive to make that journey again. “Last year, this group obviously had a taste of what being at state is all about and what it takes to be there,” You could see it last year, that they had a little bit more of an edge to them and I think that ...

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