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River City Rascals host Southern Illinois in division playoffs

O’Fallon, Missouri – The 2016 Frontier League Playoffs get underway Tuesday night at CarShield Field as the River City Rascals host game one of the five game series against Western Division Champion Southern Illinois Miners. Tonight’s game will mark the second consecutive season that these two teams have met in the postseason. The Rascals got the better of their rival last season by defeating the Miners in the deciding game to advance to the Frontier League Championship Series and are looking to do it again. The 2016 Frontier League playoffs also include the Eastern Division Champion Joliet Slammers and the ...

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St. Dominic football no longer a secret after knocking off John Burroughs, Westminster Christian Academy

Although the 2016 prep football season is just into week three, there is one St. Charles County team that clearly has captured the attention of many in the Bi-State region. St Dominic, who rallied in the fourth quarter to beat defending Class 2 champion John Burroughs in week one at home, followed that performance up with a victory over 2015 Class 4 semifinalist Westminster Christian Academy on the road last Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders finished 6-6 last fall, and are 2-0 for the first time in four years and while many may be surprised by the superb early start, fourth-year ...

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Rascals playoff tickets on sale now

The River City Rascals have now won 11 games in a row! The quest for number 12 will begin tonight in Florence, Kentucky, against the Freedom with their final six games of the season played on the road. If the Rascals can hold onto their wild card, the divisional round of the playoffs would begin in O’Fallon on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th. Both games are slated for a 6:35 PM start. Rascals playoff tickets are on sale now. Prices of individual tickets will remain the same as the regular season. Groups of 10 or more or any ...

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Haskins, Stewart drive Eureka over Francis Howell

  Hassan Haskins once again ran wild and Chris Stewart was wicked in the passing game as the Eureka Wildcats rolled into Francis Howell Friday night and succeeded in ruining the Vikings home opener. The Wildcats raced to a 33-22 victory over Howell in the first meeting since the two teams met in 1977. Eureka (2-0) got to celebrate vigorously with their fans on the visitors side as the Wildcats handed Howell their first home loss since CBC took down the Vikings in October 2013. “It feels good, it feels real good to come here and do this,” Haskins. “I’m ...

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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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