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Oak Grove, Graham run away from John Burroughs for Class 3 title

  Oak Grove’s high-octane offense was a major concern for John Burroughs coach John Merritt heading into Friday’s  Class 3 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome. Merritt figured his team would be hard-pressed to stop the Panthers powerful offense and Oak Grove more than lived up to its advance billing. Oak Grove kept the scoreboard operator busy and the Bombers were simply unable to keep pace as Burroughs fell to the Panthers 49-27. “I figurted they would probably score in the score in the 40’s, Merritt said. “I was hoping that we would get in the 50’s and we ...

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Undefeated CBC will face Rockhurst in Class 6 state championship football game

CBC coach Scott Pingel had to make some adjustments to getting his Cadets ready for the Class 6 state high school football championship game. It was a tough week for the St. Louis region with the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges related to the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. The riots that followed left Pingel with a sticky situation. “The footballl is secondary to what’s going on,” Pingel said on Thanksgiving (Nov. 27). “Football was on the back burner.” School was called off Tuesday, a day before ...

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Off the ice teamwork helps to get the job done

The Parkway West varsity hockey team can do more than skate and shoot the puck. As part of its annual giving back to others, the Longhorns conducted a community service event recently, helping out at Circle Star Ranch, a program of the Erin Eickmeier Foundation. Members of the team including coach Shawn Egan, treasurer Jay Ransom, board member Steve Russell and players Dirk Adams, Hasan Baig, Patrick Brawley, Jackson Fleming, Austin Gast, Chris Hanson, Jacob Ransom, Jack Russell, Andrew Schuchardt and Haydn Vance all participated. The team traveled 45 minutes to Circle Star Ranch in Valles Mines, Missouri, and spent ...

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Boys Basketball preview

It’s time to tip off another high school boys basketball season. CBC won the Class 5 state championship last year and the Cadets’ coach Justin Tatum has two starters back. Tatum is casting his squad as underdogs who will “need to play with a chip on our shoulder” this season. Chaminade will be competing with CBC for supremacy in the Metro Catholic Conference. Coach Frank Bennett’s Red Devils will be led by senior Jayson Tatum, the son of the CBC coach. Lafayette Coach Scott Allen’s team should be solid again; while De Smet Jesuit coach Kevin Poekler will have a ...

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High school signings

Some area high school seniors signed letters of intent recently with universities. Here is a list of local signings: CBC Baseball: Shane Melbrod and Stephen Haring with Xaiver, Ryan Deering with the University of Illinois-Springfield and Ryan Vierling with Notre Dame. Track and field: Jerrick Powell with Howard University.   EUREKA    Baseball: Blake Clynes with Murray State. Cross country/track and field: Hannah Long with Stanford. Volleyball: Alexa McAndrew with St. Edward’s College and Ellen Schulz with Missouri S & T.   INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY Basketball: Napheesa Collier with Connecticut. Rowing: Abigale Rachel Lane with Kansas.   LAFAYETTE Lacrosse: Matt ...

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Eureka’s Long set to run in Foot Locker’s Midwest Regional cross country race

Fresh off winning another state cross country championship and signing a college letter of intent with Stanford, Eureka senior Hannah Long will keep on running. Long will compete Saturday (Nov. 29) in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional. She will be running in the high school girls division on the Wayne Dannehl Cross Country Course at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. As a junior, she finished fifth last year with a time of 17 minutes, 46 seconds. As a sophomore, Long came in seventh in 17:33. The high school division of the  regional is open to ...

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High school swimming

In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds. Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance. “It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.” Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds. Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at ...

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High school girls cross country

The Lafayette Lancers finished a program-best second in the recent Class 4 state cross country meet held at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. The Lancers finished with 103 points. Nerinx Hall won state with 83 points. Coach Scott Brandon was pleased with how well his girls performed this season. “The Lafayette Lady Lancers had an exceptional year,” Brandon said. “This is a very special team. They know when to work hard and when to have fun. I feel very fortunate to be their coach. “Looking back at the season, we finished first or second in all of ...

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Moten, late blocked kick pushes John Burroughs into state title game

  John Burroughs running back John Moten had another huge day for the Bombers on Saturday (Nov. 22) as Burroughs knocked off Monett 24-23 in a Class 3 semifinal game at Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett, Mo. It wasn’t just Moten that came up big as the Bombers also got a big hand from the their special teams late to ensure Burroughs got to make the trip to the state title game next weekend. Nathan Van Slyke blocked an extra point with 1 minute, 16 seconds left after the Cubs threatened to tie it off Zack Hammond’s 2-yard touchdown run. ...

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Parkway South, Parkway West skate to draw

  The Parkway South and Parkway West hockey teams got together on the ice Thursday night and the sizeable, boisterous contingent of students and fans from both schools got their money’s worth and then some. South and West banged each other around the rink, played hard defense, skated fluidly, and scored but after three hard-fought periods, the clubs had to settle for a 2-2 tie in their Suburban South West contest at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex Ice Rink at Queeny Park. “It’s always fun to play a rival and Parkway West has been a long-time rival for many years,” Parkway ...

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