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Alex Cusumano puts golf on hold – but only for a while

Alex Cusumano not only gets it done on the golf course, he got it done in the classroom as well. Cusumano, who graduated this spring from Loyola University of Chicago, recently was named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Earlier, he was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team. “It is a tremendous honor to receive because it reflects the time and effort put into both academics and athletics,” Cusumano said. “I am very proud to be one of the few, if any, to have three teammates on the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All ...

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Weldon to compete in U.S. Amateur

Kyle Weldon, who will be a senior this fall at Kansas State, qualified for the U.S. Amateur by finishing second in a recent qualifier in Louisville, Kentucky. Weldon finished 8-under par with rounds of 67-69. It will be the second time Weldon, a Parkway South graduate, will compete in the U.S. Amateur. Weldon, a native of Des Peres, missed the cut in the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club near Denver. “I was young back then; still giving away some easy strokes,” Weldon said. “Nowadays I may not give them up. I’m looking forward to playing in that ...

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High school boys lacrosse

MICDS midfielder Harry Wellford has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia. The program is widely known for its recruiting successes, mainly from the East Coast. Wellford is the first St. Louis lacrosse player to commit to an Atlantic Coast Conference school. After considering Duke, Princeton, Georgetown, Notre Dame and a few others, Wellford decided on the Cavaliers. In addition to having the opportunity to play for the all-time winningest coach, Don Starsia, Wellford said he is excited to attend one of the best academic schools in the nation. He plans to study ...

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From Dogtown to the Hall of Fame

Chesterfield resident Chris Papagianis (in red, during his Harvard playing days) is to be inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame alongside Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Carl Hutter, Mike O’Mara, Tom Pollihan, Ray Schnettgoecke and Francis Slay.

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Migdal to turn professional

Joe Migdal’s swan song to amateur golf finds in him playing in the nation’s top event. Migdal will be playing in the U.S. Amateur set for Aug. 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. A De Smet Jesuit and University of Central Missouri graduate, Migdal earned his way into the nation’s top amateur tournament with a first-place finish in the 36-hole qualifier at the Jefferson City Country Club. The Ballwin native fired back-to-back 69s for a 4-under par 138 to grab a spot in the U.S. Amateur for the first time. “I was just real happy I did that,” Migdal said. ...

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High school cheerleading

The Marquette and Eureka cheerleading teams are headed to the state competition in Class 5. They delivered some outstanding performances at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association St. Louis Regional Competition. In the Class 5 large category, the Marquette cheerleading team placed first. Eureka placed second. They will both travel to the state competition. Marquette also placed first in the junior varsity large competition.   Email this page

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Missouri finishes third in women’s Fore State Championship

Team Missouri finished third in the Fore State Championship hosted by Oklahoma at the Shangri-La Resort on Grand Lake. Oklahoma finished in first place with 15 points, while second-place Arkansas had 12 points. Third place Missouri 11 points and defending Champions Kansas finishing fourth with 10 points. This is the ninth win for Oklahoma. Missouri has won six titles, Arkansas three titles and Kansas has two. Arkansas will host the 2015 Fore State Championship. In the final round, singles matches between Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas where held. The day began with Oklahoma having 9 points, Missouri 6 points, and ...

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Riordan leads Metropolitan Amateur championship by two strokes over Berkmeyer

Patrick Riordan had an almost flawless round to open the 24th Metropolitan Amateur on Thursday at Westwood Country Club. Riordan had seven birdies on his card to go with a lone double-bogey on the ninth hole to fire a 5-under 66. “I was kind of rolling until (No.) nine, doubled nine, turned the corner and settled down,” Riordan said describing his round. “Birdies the two par 5s, kept it rolling and birdied 18 to finish.” Skip Berkmeyer, the 2009 champion, is two strokes back after opening with a 68. “68 is a good start, you can always shoot yourself out ...

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Lindenwood football to appear on CBS Sports Network this fall

The Lindenwood football Lions will get a prime-time chance to showcase their skills to the entire nation when the Lions play in a nationally televised game during the 2014 season. That televised game, which will appear on CBS Sports Network, highlights the Lions 2014 home schedule. Lindenwood will play host to Missouri Western on Sept. 25 at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools and will be shown nationally on the CBS Sports Network. Also, it will mark the second time that Lindenwood has appeared on national television with the other appearance ...

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Weldon seeks to win third in a row at Metropolitan Amateur Championship

Kyle Weldon recently returned the Jim Tom Blair Trophy that the winner of the Metropolitan Amateur Championship keeps until the next tournament. His name is etched on there twice. Weldon, who will be a senior at Kansas State this fall, has a chance at history when the 24th annual tournament gets underway at Westwood Country Club. The Parkway South graduate is one of only three men who have won the region’s top amateur championship back to back. Now he aims for three in a row. Why not”? “I don’t think I feel pressure much at all,” Weldon said. “It’s more ...

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