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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductions includes several local legendary figures

Legendary amateur golfer Jim Holgrieve and three outstanding high school coaches in MICDS’ Ron Holtman, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Maureen McVey and De Smet’s Rich Grawer will be among a total of 13 individuals and two American Legion baseball teams that will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Thursday (Nov. 6) at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles. The Enshrinement events will kick off with a 5 p.m. reception with the banquet and Enshrinement Ceremonies getting underway at 6 p.m. All festivities conclude around 9 p.m. Tickets for the Enshrinement are $125 each with ...

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Fort Zumwalt South topples defending Class 3 champ St. Dominic in sectional

  The Fort Zumwalt South soccer team made a historic breakthrough on Tuesday night (Nov. 4). Thanks to a determined, hard-nosed effort from beginning to end, the Bulldogs upended defending two-time Class three champion St. Dominic 3-0 at St. Dominic. It was Zumwalt South’s first sectional victory in four appearances, and the Bulldogs (18-6-1) now move on to host Ladue (20-4-1)  Saturday in a quarterfinal round game. Ladue shut out Westminster Christian 2-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs came out aggressive on the ball in the opening half and took the lead midway through the first half. Zumwalt South sophomore Michael ...

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High school boys swimming

Parkway West won the annual Parkway Quad that was held at Parkway North. The Longhorns finished first with 414 points. Parkway Central was second with 383. Parkway North came in third with 294 and Parkway South was fourth with 263. “It is a great meet for all of the high schools,” Parkway North coach Bart Prosser said. “It’s kind of like a bragging rights meet. It is good and bad to have it so close to the conference meet. The good is that it gives a good sense of how quick you might swim in conference the following week. It’s ...

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Chaminade faces Vianney in Class 4 sectional soccer game

It’s time for another rematch with a Metro Catholic Conference team for the Chaminade Red Devils. Coach Mike Gauvain’s squad defeated St. Louis University High 3-2 in overtime to win the Class 4 District 4 championship match last Saturday at Chaminade. Now, the Red Devils (22-1-1) will be playing Vianney in the sectional on Tuesday (Nov. 4). Chaminade is the host but the game will be played at 7 p.m. at De Smet. Chaminade does not have lights and the game would have had to start at 2:30 p.m. That didn’t work for Vianney so the site was changed. “We ...

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Journey to state championship raises Holt to new heights despite loss

Getting blanked without a run in the Class 4 championship game was not exactly what the Holt Indians had planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, at Killian Sports Complex in Springfield. The softball team had its state title hopes washed away thanks to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Lee’s Summit Tigers. But for Holt, which finished 26-6, this season was not just about winning a title. It  was about making a run to the state championship game and enjoying the journey. “I think that was the best part about this experience for the coaches, our players and parents ...

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Prep hockey season preview

It's time to drop the puck on high school hockey for the 2014-15 season. The season begins Nov. 3 and concludes in February at the Scottrade Center where the Challenge Cup and Wickenhauser Cup championship games will be played.

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Westminster Christian Academy will meet Ladue in a Class 3 soccer sectional match

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats are ready for their first high school sectional soccer game since 2009. The Wildcats (12-10) host Ladue at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 4). It will be a rematch between the two teams. Back on Oct. 17, Ladue (19-4-1) defeated the visiting Wildcats 3-1. Coach Dan Legters said his Westminster squad wants to avenge that loss. “They want to prove that the score with Ladue earlier in the year was not an accurate measure of their soccer,” Legters said. “They know they can beat them and will play with that determination. “We lost because they capitalized ...

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Marquette will play Hazelwood West in Class 4 soccer sectional game

The Marquette Mustangs will play in the sectional round of boys soccer for the first time since 2005. The Mustangs (16-7) earned their trip with two victories over tradition soccer powers De Smet and CBC to fin the Class 4 District 5 championship. Marquette will play Hazelwood West (15-7) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Florissant Civic Center. “We have not played them this year,” Marquette coach Chris Kenny said. “They are always a quality opponent.” Hazelwood West has won six of its last seven games. Marquette lost its last two regular season game before winning its two district games. ...

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High school girls volleyball

Whitfield made their mark in the Class 2 District 6 meet before the Lutheran St. Charles Cougars earned a 25-18, 25-14 win over the Warriors in the championship match. Whitfield stunned defending state champion Hermann 23-25, 25-23, 25-15 in the semifinals. Whitfield finished its season 15-16. Coach Cip Casado said Whitfield had faced Hermann before many times before in sectionals but never in district play. Before the match with Hermann, Casado said his girls were ready for the task at hand. “Our team was focused and ready to play,” Casado said. “I think they were ready to play in the ...

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Elizabeth Leath: Parkway Central’s ‘most productive’ lady golfer ever

It was the final trip to state for Parkway Central’s Elizabeth Leath. The Colts senior made it a memorable one. Leath finished second overall in the Class 2 state championship at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin. She fired a 76, falling by one shot to state champion Mariah Peters, of Blue Springs, in what turned out to be just be a one-day tournament. The state tournament was shortened to 18 holes when the opening round was canceled because of rain. “Yeah, that was unfortunate because you always want it to be a two-day event,” Leath said. “I got 10 ...

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