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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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High school rowing

A pair of rowers from the St. Louis Rowing Club did well at the recent Head of the Hooch at Ross’s Landing Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The race was held on the Tennessee River and was hosted by Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club. The team of John Jaeger, a senior at Ladue, and Hunter Wallace, a junior at Ladue, finished in second place with a time of 20 minutes, 24 seconds for the 5,000 meter race. Coach Andrew Black said he was pleased with their performance. “John and Hunter are among the best junior rowers in the country,” ...

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Amateur golf

Marquette’s Frankie Thomas won both of his matches in the recent 2014 Mid-America Junior Cup at Fox Run Golf Club. The Kansas City Golf Association and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association forged a 4-4 tie in the Junior Cup allowing the KCGA to return to western Missouri with the Mid-America Cup. “It was a great experience,” Thomas said. It was his first time playing on the Junior Cup team. “I was selected for the team because I won the Missouri Junior Amateur and I also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur,” Thomas said. “It meant a lot to be chosen because ...

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High school swimming

Parkway West won the first Suburban Central Conference meet. It was a new league formed this year and included some teams from the former Suburban South. The Longhorns won that meet last year. Parkway West finished first with 477 points. Parkway Central came in second with 445 points. “The boys were very excited to win the conference meet.,” said coach Allison Zeller. All of their hard work throughout the season paid off with this victory.” The Longhorns’ Luke Christensen was a double winner in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He won the 200 free in 1:50.49 and the 500 ...

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Sutton Smith propels Francis Howell deep into Class 6 playoffs

After a good look at Sutton Smith’s overall body of work, it is hard not to come away amazed and in awe. The senior running back had rushed for an eye-popping 1,943 yards on 228 carries for a 8.5 yards per game average heading into Francis Howell’s Class 6 semifinal matchup on Nov. 14 at Kansas City Rockhurst. That total was the area’s fifth best as Smith helped lead Howell to an 11-0 record and give the Vikings a second chance at the Class 6 championship game in three seasons. At 6-foot-1, and 210 pounds, Smith can pound the rock ...

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Lafayette Lancers win fourth consecutive state volleyball title

The Lafayette volleyball program stands in elite company. The Lancers became only the third school in state history to win four Class 4 girls state championships in a row. West Plains did it first from 1984-87. St. Joseph’s Academy accomplished it from 1990-93. Now, it’s Lafayette’s turn. Lafayette (27-7-2) defeated St. Joseph’s Academy 25-20, 25-20 at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau Nov. 1. It was the third title for coach Zach Young. Assistant coach Steve Burkard won the first championship before stepping down to become an assistant. The Lancers had four starters back from last year’s (38-1-2) squad . ...

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Marquette again wins Suburban West Conference

The Marquette Mustangs won their second consecutive Suburban West Conference swim meet and set a record doing it. The event was held at Lindbergh. The Mustangs finished first with 539 points. That set a school record for points scored in the conference meet. Eureka was second with 390 points. Lafayette placed third with 359 and Parkway South came in fifth with 187. The conference title capped a season to remember for Marquette. The Mustangs finished 11-0 in duals. The team also was the Marquette Relay champion and the Lindbergh Invitational champion. “I’ve been particularly proud to coach this group of ...

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