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Howell Central, Fort Zumwalt South bring honor, pride to St. Charles County

Francis Howell Central and Fort Zumwalt South did not come away with the ultimate prize on the weekend of Nov. 14 in the Class 3 and Class 4 soccer tournament at Blue Springs South High School in suburban Kansas City. Still, the two clubs came back with a pair of gifts that were much more valuable in the long run to their schools and programs.

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CBC knocks off Borgia to claim Borgia Tournament Gold division crown

While many folks were enjoying Turkey and Thanksgiving weekend activities the CBC basketball team was getting some early action in on the hardwood. Early indications are that the Cadets look well set to defend their Class 4 championship this winter. CBC traveled to St. Francis Borgia early during Thanksgiving week and won three games in six days to claim the Gold Divison championship of the 62nd annual Borgia Turkey Tournament. The Cadets opened the tournament with a win over Washington on Monday (Nov. 24), Soldan on Thursday (Nov. 27) , and defeated host Borgia on Saturday night to win the ...

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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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