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Baker, Knights break through against Francis Howell

Francis Howell North left fielder Audrey Baker could not have picked a better time to break out of her hitting funk.  Baker’s breakout showing on Wednesday allowed the Knights to end a three-year winless drought against arch rival Francis Howell. Baker, a .247 hitter entering a Class 4 sectional against Howell, had been been held hitless in four of her last six games against the Vikings, who had won seven straight over the Knights over the last three seasons. Thanks to Baker’s dazzling 3 for 3 day at the plate with two RBI’s, host Howell North snapped the slump against ...

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Francis Howell explodes for six touchdowns in rout of Francis Howell Central

An 80-yard Jordon Cooper touchdown run put Francis Howell Central up 7-0 just 13 seconds into the Spartans GAC South conference game at Francis Howell on Friday night. That turned out to be the only time that Howell Central would know what it was like to hold the lead against the powerful Vikings. Francis Howell erupted for 42 unanswered points and in the process rolled to a 42-7 victory over the struggling Spartans. Howell’s big-time passing combination of quarterback Colton White and wide receiver Quentin White struck almost at will as the White Brothers connected on touchdown tosses of 8, ...

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Brister brothers lead Zumwalt North to runaway win over Zumwalt South

Fort Zumwalt North’s Cade Brister and Dacey Brister were just too much to handle for the Panthers rival Fort Zumwalt South. Cade made his mark on offense running wild all over the Zumwalt South defense and Dacey on defense came up with a huge forced fumble, recovery and return that pretty much broke the backs of the Bulldogs. Together, the Brister brothers lifted Zumwalt North to a major victory Friday at Fort Zumwalt South that clinched the GAC Central championship . Junior quarterback Cade Brister ran for 250 yards and five touchdowns as the Panthers raced to a 63-27 win. ...

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Defense, passing game pushes Francis Howell past Fort Zumwalt West

There was plenty of frustration on the Francis Howell sideline during the first half as the Vikings took on GAC South rival Fort Zumwalt West on Friday night. The Vikings shot themselves in the foot with ill-timed penalties on several drives and led by just 11 points at half. Thanks to the Vikings suffocating defense, Howell got rolling in the second half. Quarterback Quentin White threw for four touchdowns, three of them to his brother Colton White, and Luke Kahle and Jack Flynn combined for 137 yards rushing as Howell rolled to a 34-3 victory at Fort Zumwalt West. “The ...

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Traverse City sweeps River City, claims first Frontier League Championship

Michael Shreves provided the pitching, while Jay Austin and Jeff DeBlieux supplied the hitting as the Traverse City Beach Bums defeated the River City Rascal 4-1 in game three to clinch the Frontier League Championship Friday night at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Mo. The championship was the first in club history for Traverse City, which finished the season at 61-38. River City. finishing second for the second in the League Championship Series for the second straight season, saw its season end at 59-51. Shreves was locked in on the hill for the Beach Bums as he pitched six and ...

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Vargas RBI-single lifts Traverse City to game two win over Rascals

Traverse City’s Jose Vargas has made a habit of getting clutch hits with the Beach Bums over his five seasons with them. But Wednesday night, Vargas got perhaps his biggest one to date. Vargas slapped a two-out out walk-off base hit in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Traverse City to a shocking 6-5 comeback win over the River City Rascals at Wuerfel Park in Traverse City, MI. River City held a 5-1 lead after five innings and watched that lead dissolve from the sixth frame on. Traverse City (61-38) leads the best-of-five series 2-0, needing just one win to ...

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Rascals fall to Traverse City in Championship Series opener

During the regular season, the River City Rascals led the Frontier League in hitting and have shown that hitting prowess time and again in the postseason. On Tuesday night, the Rascals had no answers at the plate for Traverse City starter Kramer Champlin. Champlin, baffled River City hitters, as Traverse City cruised to a 6-0 victory in game one of the Frontier League Championship Series at Wuerfel Park in Traverse City, MI. Turning in seven innings of work, Champlin was a headache for the Rascals as he struck out seven and allowed just six hits on the night. Tim Koons ...

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Silver grand slams drive River City into Frontier League Championship Series

River City first baseman Josh Silver was the man of the night for the Rascals and thanks to Silver’s big-time long ball swings, the Rascals are headed back to the Frontier League Championship series for the second consecutive season. Silver ripped a pair of grand slam home runs and catapulted River City to a 9-5 series clinching win over the Southern Illinois Miners in game three of the Division series on  Sunday night at Rent One Park in Marion, Ill. River City (59-47) advances into the League Championship Series and will open play on Tuesday evening with game one against the Traverse ...

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