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De Smet Jesuit’s Jimmy Barton returns for chance to play Mizzou basketball

Jimmy Barton is spending his summer in Columbia getting adjusted and doing what he loves – playing basketball. The De Smet Jesuit graduate and Des Peres native is planning to walk onto the Missouri Tigers this season. The all-time single season and career assist leader at De Smet decided to leave Houston Baptist after his freshman season and play closer to home. “I’ve been in Columbia since June 30,” Barton said. “I’m really excited to be a part of Missouri.” A 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard, Barton said, “Houston Baptist was a good experience for a year. It just wasn’t a ...

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District 10 All Star game will be held Monday

  On Monday (July 28) , the District 10 All-Star teams from the the North and South Divisions will square off in the annual District 10 All-Star game at Ellsville Athletic Association. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.   Email this page

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Ballwin playoff run stopped by Jackson

Two days ago, the Ballwin Post 611 team had high hopes and designs on a run to the Missouri senior legion state tournament next weekend in Sedalia. Jackson Post 158 had other plans and Jackson kept its zone championship hopes alive at the expense of Ballwin. Post 158 overcame an early deficit and eliminated Ballwin with an 8-4 victory in the losers bracket semifinal Saturday evening at West City Park in Festus. “I think we went 8-2 against all of the teams that were playing in the zone tournament this weekend and we lost two games the entire summer and ...

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Jackson beats Eureka, Post 177 eliminated from Zone 4 tournament

Eureka had post-season experience and drive but Jackson Post 158 had a potent hitting attack and solid pitching. That combination proved too much to overcome as Eureka fell to Jackson 11-5 in a second round losers bracket game in the Zone 4 legion tournament at West City Park in Festus Friday night (July 25). Eureka, which won the zone last year to advance to the state tournament saw its season end at a disappointing 19-21. “We got up 2-0 early on them and then they got their bats going in the third, fourth, and fifth innings and they hit the ...

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Ballwin falls to Festus in second round zone 4 contest

Day two of the Missouri Zone 4 senior legion tournament did not go nearly as well for District 10 champ Ballwin as day one did. Ballwin scored two early runs to go ahead but Festus erased that lead with a 12-run third inning explosion and rolled to a seven-inning 16-5 victory at West City Park Friday evening (July 25). Ballwin (31-6) will now to win three games in the next two days in order to advance to next weekend’s state tournament in Sedalia. “We told the kids after the game that we have lost six games like this in style ...

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Eureka beats Rock Memorial, stays alive in Zone 4 tournament

It was not to be a two games and out scenario for the Eureka senior legion baseball team on this day. Just a day removed from losing a first round game to Jackson, Post 177 bounced back strong with a 14-6 victory over Rock Memorial in a second round losers bracket game in the Zone 4 tournament at West City Park in Festus Friday afternoon. Eureka (19-20) kept its Zone 4 title repeat hopes alive by pounding the baseball and scoring some runs in bunches. “We played well yesterday but today we hit the ball real well up and down ...

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Ballwin pounds Jackson 15-9 in zone opener

There was hardly anything subtle about the Ballwin 611 Post senior legion baseball club’s approach at the plate in its zone 4 opener against Jackson Post 158. Ballwin came out hitting the ball hard and early against Jackson and when the dust settled, Post 611 began its zone tournament appearance with a convincing 15-9 win Friday night at West City Park in Festus. “It’s good to get out to a big lead early against a tough team like Jackson in a game like this,” Ballwin coach Sean Rogan said. “They (Jackson) did give a little trouble late but we held ...

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Eureka falls to Festus in Zone 4 opener

  If the Eureka Post 177 senior legion baseball club is going to make it back to the Missouri Legion State Tournament this summer, it will have the be the hard way. Eureka had a great chance to start the Zone 4 Tournament off on the right foot but after battling to a 1-1 deadlock after seven innings, a three-run eighth by host Festus did Post 177 in and Eureka fell 4-1 to Festus in the tournament opener Friday afternoon at West City Park. “It was 1-1 after seven innings and we committed a couple of errors and they (Festus) ...

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Red-hot Ballwin Post 611 ready for Zone 4 Legion tournament

The postseason drought is over for Ballwin Post 611. Ballwin scored a 9-8 victory over Eureka Post 177 to win the District 10 Tournament and earn a spot in the Zone 4 Tournament in Festus.Ballwin improved to 30-5 overall after going undefeated at 14-0 in district regular season action and 4-0 in the postseason tourney. Post 611’s last district tourney title came in 2006.  The last regular season title was in 2003. However, Ballwin has been more than competitive in the interim, having reached the tourney championship four years in a row from 2009 to 2012 but finishing second each ...

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Eureka Post 177 set to begin defense of Zone 4 Legion championship

A year ago, Eureka Post 177 was riding high heading into the Zone 4 Tournament. Eureka swept through District 10, winning the regular season and postseason tournament titles.Post 177 went on to win the Zone 4 tourney and reach the state tournament where the squad finished second. This year, Eureka has a chance to win another trip to Sedalia. Post 177 finished second in the postseason tournament to earn its berth in the double elimination Zone Tournament. Post 177 will take a 19-19 record (9-5 in District 10 play) in its first game Thursday (July 24) against host Festus (17-10) ...

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