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St. Charles Community College Women’s soccer wins third straight Region 16 championship

The St. Charles Community College [SCC] Women’s Soccer team advanced to the Region XVI Championship game for the fourth consecutive year and, for the third time in a row, walked away Region XVI champions. SCC defeated Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods on Friday, Oct. 28, in a game that went into double-overtime and was settled on penalty kicks to advance to the region championship.  This was only the fourth game of the year that Sam Garvilla, SCC goalie, and the SCC defense allowed more than one goal. Maple Woods struck first on a 40-yard shot that was held up in the ...

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Fort Zumwalt South, Francis Howell North give state tournament St. Charles County presence

  A definite St. Charles County presence will be visible on the field, and in the stands when the Class 3 and Class 4 state soccer tournament commences this weekend at Soccer Park in Fenton. Fort Zumwalt South, thanks to a riveting 2-1 double overtime victory over Ladue in a Class 3 quarterfinal will look for a state title berth in a semifinal matchup against Summit on Friday at 6 p.m. Zumwalt South (21-5-1) will be making its second final four appearance in three years and the Bulldogs are definitely glad to be back in that position. “It’s an amazing ...

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Mueller’s big night honors Holt seniors, jump-starts Indians

There was only one thing Holt’s Cole Mueller had on his mind when the Holt Indians took on GAC Central foe Fort Zumwalt East on Oct. 7. Simply to do his part to bring home a victory to honor the program’s seniors. “I just wanted to do something special to honor the seniors because I knew that it was their last home game and that’s pretty important,” Mueller said. Mueller accomplished that  mission and a whole lot more. A 6-foot, 160-pound sophomore, Mueller had a career night that may well stand the test of time as the best single game ...

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Francis Howell spikers ready for state after breaking quarterfinal drought against Timberland

  Last weekend marked the end of three years of frustration for the Francis Howell girls volleyball team. The Vikings had been bounced from the quarterfinal round by Marquette in 2013, and then St. Joseph’s Academy the past two seasons. Then last Saturday arrived and the Vikings, hosting the quarterfinals on their own floor, made sure they claimed their spot for the Class 4 tournament. Howell dispatched Gateway Athletic Conference South division rival Timberland 25-16, and 25-12 to advance to the school’s second state tournament berth since 2012. “For Timberland, we’ve kind of been up and down with them, so ...

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Sports Briefs – Ft. Zumwalt West Swimmer Ready to Make Big Splash

Boys high school swimming Swimming is not only fun for Adam Grimm, but a way of life. Grimm, a junior swimmer for Fort Zumwalt West, has been swimming for 12 years. After a sophomore season that saw him place in two individual events, he is poised for a major splash in the pool come November. “He has been spectacular for us,” said Fort Zumwalt West coach Sarah Martin. “He has really rededicated himself in the pool from the summer when he had a stellar long course season and he is one of the older kids on the team, so he ...

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Francis Howell North topples Hazelwood West in sectional

Francis Howell North senior Megan Seigler dropped in a single to center field to chase home two runs in the third inning, and pitcher Elizabeth Davis made that small lead stand up, as the Knights prevailed for a 2-1 Class 4 sectional win on Wednesday afternoon at Hazelwood West. “It will go down as a two-run single, it just found a hole and you don’t have to hit it hard always but you got to just put the bat on the ball,” Howell North coach Bob Dunahue said. Howell North (15-7) moves on to the quarterfinal round and will play ...

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Fort Zumwalt West upset win over Francis Howell puts Jaguars in GAC South drivers seat

Three weeks ago, the Fort Zumwalt West football Jaguars got off to a hard-luck 0-3 start, and appeared to be on the way to a season of treading water. Fast forward three weeks, into the final third of the 2016 campaign, and the Jaguars are suddenly poised to claim the Gateway Athletic Conference South division championship. Thanks to a riveting gut-check 27-20 road win over archrival Francis Howell last Friday night, Zumwalt West (3-3) is in the drivers seat in the GAC South race at 3-0 with two conference games left. “That was a good win for us and the ...

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Rascals defeat Evansville to force Game five in Frontier League Championship Series

  The River City Rascals defeated the Evansville Otters, 7-5, behind a five run first inning Sunday afternoon to force a game five in the Frontier League Championship Series. The winner take all game will be played at historic Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana, Monday night as the Rascals look to win their second championship in team history (2010 under manager Steve Brook). Prior to this year, the Rascals have lost the past two championships and looking to avoid that for the third year in a row, Brook sent southpaw Dan Ludwig to the mound. In the opening frame, Ludwig ...

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