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Marquette Knocks off Francis Howell Central for Wickenheiser Cup Championship

    Marquette senior forward Zachary Schade could not have imagined a better ending to his high school hockey career. Schade scored a pair of goals and Ben Chase added a goal and two assists as Marquette notched a 4-2 victory over Francis Howell Central in the Mid-States Hockey Wickenheiser Cup championship game Friday at Scottrade Center. “It feels amazing you know there’s no other way that I would want to end my high school hockey career,” Schade said. While Schade and Chase provided the offense, it was junior goaltender Alex Kalmes that made sure the Marquette leads stayed intact. ...

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Koch steps down as Francis Howell football coach

Bryan Koch resigned as head coach of the Francis Howell football Vikings on Friday morning, Feb. 26. Koch, 34,  walks away from Howell’s top football spot as the winningest coach in the history of the program and leaves behind a legacy that elevated Howell to elite status as the premier program in St. Charles County and one of the elite programs in Missouri Class 6 football. “At the end of the day I have a 5-year-old, a 4-year-old, and 3-year-old twins and they have sports and activities six days a week,” Koch said. “The job of being the head football coach ...

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Long’s overtime goal lifts John Burroughs over Howell North in Founders Cup final

James Long scored a goal just 2 minutes, 24 seconds into sudden death overtime and lifted the John Burroughs Bombers to an amazing 5-4 comeback win over Francis Howell North in the Mid-States Hockey Founders Cup Championship game Friday night at Hardees Iceplex in Chesterfield. Burroughs (9-12) which defeated Francis Howell last season for the Founders Cup, fell behind 1-0 and 4-1 before rallying with three third period goals to force overtime. “We sort of came together at the end of the year,” Burroughs coach Andy Leonard said. “We knew we had a real solid defense and we knew we had a ...

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Sports Briefs

Francis Howell baseball coach Tony Perkins has had a career blessed by super talent, a lot of winning, and more than a few awards and accolades for his tireless work in making Howell one of the most successful and recognizable high school baseball programs in the state of Missouri.

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