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Perkins brothers power Francis Howell past Summit for 10-5 win

Francis Howell’s dynamic duo of Justin and Ryan Perkins continue to make life a bear for opposing teams with their big-time bats. On Tuesday, Justin Perkins cracked a two-run homer and Ryan Perkins broke loose for four hits to power Howell to a 10-5 victory over Summit in a Midwest Classic Tournament Pool A game at Francis Howell. “I think we played great except for letting them come back a little at the end but Mason (King) wanted to finish the game and they (Summit) came back a little bit on us then,” Francis Howell coach Tony Perkins said. Howell ...

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When baseball became Whiteyball

The way Whitey Herzog remembers it, predictions had him being the first manager to be fired in 1985. “All the writers were saying that,” Herzog recalled recently. The reason had to do with Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter leaving St. Louis. Sutter was the game’s top relief pitcher. He was wooed away from St. Louis by Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner in December 1984. Losing his relief ace, Herzog said: “I just got 45 games dumber.” But it didn’t turn out that way. The Cardinals won 101 games and lost just 61 during the season. They finished in first place ...

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Overlooked Francis Howell North ends historic run with win over Fox to claim Wickenheiser Cup Title

  There was little fanfare or buzz about the Francis Howell North hockey club for most of the 2014-15 season. The Knights entered the playoffs as a lowly 12 seed after an up and down regular season that went 9-8-4 and were not expected to contend for the Wickenheiser Cup Championship. After battling past Lutheran South and Timberland in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the playoffs, Howell North completed their season on the edge with a 3-1 win over Fox in the Wickenheiser Cup Championship game at Scottrade Center Tuesday (Mar. 3). The championship was the first ever for ...

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Teson’s record-setting bucket drives St. Charles past Fort Zumwalt South in double overtime

  Casey Teson ended up with a doubly special night at Fort Zumwalt South and for the host Bulldogs it was a brutally painful finish to an amazing evening of basketball. Teson, the Pirates senior go-to guard plucked a steal near midcourt, and scored off the drive with just 5.6 seconds left to lift St. Charles to a shocking 99-97 upset in double overtime Tuesday night at Fort Zumwalt South Brad Hill Memorial Gymnasium. In a cross division clash of the Gateway Athletic Conference North and Central Division winners, it was the Pirates that ended up having just enough after ...

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