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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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Great season gives Marquette high hopes heading into state swimming and diving meet

The Marquette Mustangs have had a season to remember and they would like to cap it off with a memorable state meet. The Missouri High School Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday (Nov. 7) and end Saturday at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Marquette finished with an 11-0 dual record. The Mustangs also won the Marquette Relays and the Lindbergh Invitational as well as the Suburban West Conference meet. Marquette set a school record for points scored in the conference meet. “I’ve been particularly proud to coach this group of boys,” Marquette coach Joe Schoedel said.  “At the ...

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Swimmers and divers who have qualified for state meet

The Missouri High School Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday (Nov. 7) and endSaturday at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Here are the local qualifiers for the state meet. Chaminade Head Coach: Kevin Brennan Senior David Bader, senior Eric Byrne, sophomore TJ Halliburton, junior Jesse Jo, junior Justin Knasel, senior Chuck McKee, junior Michael Nester and senior Jack Reigel.  CBC Head Coach: Sean Dooley Junior Cole Robinson. De Smet Head Coach: Doug Maitz Senior Sam Davis. Eureka Head Coach: Sharon Wasson Sophomore Bartek Blaszczyk, sophomore, Nick Deatherage, junior Trent Esser, freshman Andrew Fessenden, junior Zach Figueroa, senior Matt ...

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Howell Central gets payback, beats Timberland in sectional round

Francis Howell Central had its soccer season ended at the hands of Timberland in a penalty-kick shootout loss in the Class 4 quarterfinals a season ago. The Spartans had been longing for a possible rematch with the Wolves since then. On Wednesday, the Spartans got their long-awaited chance and made the most of it, posting a 2-0 win at Liberty High. Howell Central (21-4-1), which won its fourth straight sectional crown, moves on to play host to Marquette in a Class 4 quarterfinal Saturday at 1 p.m. Neither team was able to generate much offense in the first half as ...

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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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