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Howell Central wins Class 4 third place game, Zumwalt South ties Smith-Cotton

A day after losing a 2-1 heartbreaker to Lee’s Summit in the Class 4 semifinals at Blue Springs South in Suburban Kansas City, the Francis Howell Central soccer team made sure their first trip to state would not be fruitless. The Spartans bounced back well in the third place game against Rockhurst on Saturday morning, using a pair of second half goals from Kyle Setchfield and a strong effort in-goal from Chase Webert and David Beecher to post a 2-0 victory. Kyle Setchfield put the Spartans on top with an unassisted goal at the 61:43 mark of the second half ...

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Powerful CBC crushes Kirkwood for trip to Class 6 title game

It was a look of satisfaction on CBC running back Calen Taylor's face that said it all. Taylor and his CBC teammates punched their ticket to the Class 6 championship game on Friday night at CBC with a 55-10 thrashing of a very talented Kirkwood Pioneers squad, marked by a dominating performance in all areas of the game.

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Westminster Christian Academy meets St. Charles West in Class 4 football quarterfinals

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats will meet the St. Charles West Warriors for the first time on the gridiron. The two teams will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 15) at Westminster in a Class 4 quarterfinal game. Westminster is 11-1. St. Charles West is 10-2, having won its last 10 games after losing its first two games of the season. Wildcats coach Cory Snyder has respect for the Warriors. “St. Charles West has played a tough schedule and have some impressive wins,” Snyder said. “They are a very good football team.” Westminster is not shabby either. The Wildcats are ...

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Westminster Christian Academy cross country boys cap successful season at state meet

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats boys cross country team finished its season by tying for the best finish in school history. The Wildcats earned a third-place finish in the Class 3 state meet at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.  In 2010, Westminster also finished third. Those are the only two trips to the state podium in school history. Festus won state with 24 points. Notre Dame of Cape Girardeau was second with 86 points. The Wildcats wound up with 136 points. “We were hoping to be in the top four or five teams at state,” coach Doug ...

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Chaminade will play Rockhurst in Class 4 high school boys soccer semifinal

The Chaminade Red Devils meet an familiar opponent in the Class 4 high school boys soccer semifinal game. The Red Devils (24-2-1) will play the Rockhurst Hawklets at 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 14) at Blue Springs South High School. The Hawklets (21-6) are the defending Class 3 state champions. Rockhurst defeated Timberland last fall. This year, Missouri divided soccer into four classes. So this year will feature the first Class 4 state champion. Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain knows what his club will be facing. “Oh yeah, we get to a Final Four and it seems like Rockhurst is there waiting ...

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Area athletes sign national letters of intent to play in college

Two of the area’s top athletes — distance runner Hannah Long, of Eureka, and basketball player Napheesa Collier, of Incarnate Word Academy — have signed their letters of intent Wednesday (Nov. 12). Long will run at Stanford. Long just won her third consecutive state cross country championship. She has also won state in several events in track and field. Collier will play with the national power Connecticut Huskies, who have won back-to-back national Division I championships. Collier has helped Incarnate Word Academy win back-to-back state championships. Last season, Collier averaged 23.7 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Red ...

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Orf’s super effort in goal leads Zumwalt South into Class 3 semifinals

For the past four years, Fort Zumwalt South has been blessed by one of the top goalkeepers in the area between the pipes, and on Saturday senior keeper Drew Orf came up big in the biggest game to date of  the postseason for the Bulldogs. An early first half goal by Bryce Johnson got Zumwalt South the lead and Orf, with a bit of help from his defense made that lead stand for the rest of the evening as Zumwalt South slipped past visiting Ladue for a 1-0 Class 3 quarterfinal win at Fort Zumwalt South. The victory punches a ...

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Defense, ball control push Howell Central to state berth

  Francis Howell Central used a splendid combination of staunch defense and ball control offense to produce a pair of first half goals. The Spartans made that scoring stand up as they defeated Marquette 2-1 Saturday (Nov. 8) in a Class 4 quarterfinal at Francis Howell Central. Howell Central (22-4-1) advances to play Lee’s Summit in the semifinal round on Friday at Blue Springs South at  6 p.m. During most of he first half, the Spartans held the ball in Mustangs end of the field getting shots and just missing on scoring chances. Howell Central finally got a chance to ...

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Westminster Christian Academy, CBC, Lafayette will play for district football championships

Three West County teams have a chance to win a district football championship. Lafayette plays at Kirkwood and CBC hosts Hazelwood Central. Both games are at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 7). The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats(10-1) host St. Francis Borgia (10-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The lone loss for the Knights came to the Wildcats on Oct. 17. Since the teams played so recently, Westminster coach Cory Snyder said that is helpful. “The preparation is definitely a little bit easier when you are playing a familiar team,” Snyder said. “Of course, you have to prepare for any new things that ...

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