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Lindenwood Lions look to break through with big 2016 season

During the past three seasons, the Lindenwood football Lions have been stuck on the not so flattering number of three wins and it hasn’t set well with the Lions or their faithful. In just six days, Lindenwood will get their first opportunity to change that trajectory as the Lions will kick off the 2016 season at home. The Lions are ready to show that they are ready to turn the corner and be a force in the Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association. “To me it’s really not about the returners because when you win three games a couple of years in ...

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2016 Prep Football Preview

Last Friday, the first kickoff of the high school season set in motion a time-honored tradition of meeting on the grid iron, but who will the title as best team in the state? Only time will tell.

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Retooled Francis Howell kickers eye another state title run

Francis Howell’s boys soccer team made history a season ago in winning the school’s first state championship. Gone are the Vikings top four scorers from a club that went 20-7-1 in claiming the Class 4 championship. Add to that having to replace standout goalkeeper Matt Hunt, who has graduated, and no one would fault the Vikings for setting their sights a bit lower this season. That is hardly the case, as the Vikings head into the 2016 campaign with plenty of confidence and belief they can make another strong postseason run. “I feel it’s a good group of guys and ...

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Lutheran St. Charles spikers focused on back to back state championships

2015 was a superb season for the Lutheran St. Charles girls volleyball team, as the Cougars brought home the Class 2 state championship. That was then. Now it is on to a new season in 2016, and the Cougars look primed, and ready not to merely defend their state crown, but also go back to state and win the big prize for the second straight year. The Cougars won their first title in 2004 and after winning the school’s second championship last fall, Cougars coach Sasa Vaslijevic believes the club has the personnel to repeat as back to back champions ...

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Rascals host Back to School Night on Aug. 7

Summer is wrapping up and that means it’s time to get ready for school with the River City Rascals! Fans can cheer on the Rascals on Sunday, August 7th as they take on the Washington Wild Things at 4:05 PM, and collect school supplies in a complimentary backpack presented by Ameren Missouri. The first 500 children twelve and under through the gate will receive a backpack to go school supply “Trick or Treating”. Local businesses such as Walmart, Complete Auto, and Good Shepherd Children and Family Services just to name a few, will be providing complimentary school supplies at the ...

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Viking Leadership Academy seeks to make better students through activities at Francis Howell

Francis Howell High School has developed quite a reputation on the field and in extracurricular activities for fielding outstanding teams and student organizations in recent years. That success has translated into championships and accolades for the players, coaches, and organizations. As school begins in a few weeks, Francis Howell Activities Director Sean Erwin and the Athletics and Activities Department, have begun rolling out a program that will not just support athletics and activities, but help build character for all students involved in school activities. The program is called the Viking Leadership Academy. The VLA, which started on a small scale ...

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Duchesne announces hiring of new softball, girls basketball coaches

Duchesne High School athletic director Debi Turner recently announced the school has hired new coaches for the school’s girls basketball and softball program for the upcoming 26-17 school year. Jeff Gaines is taking over the softball program and Brandon Stringer will be taking charge of the girls basketball team. The two coaches take over from Ron Twitchell, who has moved on from the school. Gaines, a retired Illinois state trooper, is coming to Duchesne after spending the last two seasons coaching as an assistant at Alton Marquette as well as coaching select and club teams in previous years. He inherits ...

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Francis Howell dismantles Jefferson City to claim school record fourth state title

Soon there will be another state championship banner hanging in the Francis Howell High School gymnasium. The Howell Vikings baseball team finished off another postseason run on Friday afternoon with an 8-2 victory over Jefferson City in the Class 5 championship at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. Howell (29-11) used a pair of four run innings to dispatch the Jefferson Jays, and claim the school’s fourth state championship and third in the last five seasons. “I’ve coached out of this senior class about nine players since they were like eight years and you develop those relationships with with the players and ...

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