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Tatum ranked No. 1 junior player in nation

Chaminade standout Jayson Tatum has been ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the nation. Scout.com released its recent national player rankings and moved the 6-foot-8 Tatum from the No. 2 slot to No. 1. Tatum has his pick of colleges as he has scholarship offers from all the top schools. Chaminade’s 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward Tyler Cook is ranked No. 73 on the list. Cook, who averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds last year for the Red Devils, also has many schools wanting his services. Email this page

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Local soccer

In the 30th Missouri Athletic Club Senior Boys All-Star Game played recently at the St. Louis Soccer Park, the North squad won a 6-4 victory over the South. Francis Howell North graduate Keegan Fouch was named the MVP for the North squad. North owns a 20-7-4 advantage in the series. The dominant North has won 11 of the last 13 games.  South won the previous two all-star contests, breaking North’s string of 10 consecutive victories. Parkway West’s all-time leading scorer Chandler Klemm scored a goal for the South squad along with Marquette’s Nick Werner. De Smet’s Kevin Edwards scored a ...

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Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sends 11 teams to national championships

The Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sent 11 teams to the recent Junior National Championship in Minneapolis and returned with outstanding results. Team U16 Mizuno won the championship in the National division, finishing the tournament with an impressive match record of 10-1. “The first day of tryouts, I knew we were going to be good,” said Team U16 Mizuno player Taryn Griffey. “We decided early on that we were going to win Nationals. It was our goal. The experience was absolutely incredible.” Teammate Kaitlyn Bright agreed. “Throughout the season we worked hard,” Bright said. “We practiced a lot. There are always ...

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St. Louis Rowing Club attends national championship in California

The St. Louis Rowing Club sent three boats to the recent U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. All three of the boats made B Finals. The girls 4+ finished first and wound up seventh in the country. Competing on the team were Paige Hibbard, of Ladue High; Charlotte Cordova, of St. Joseph’s Academy; Lauren Vanek, of Westminster Christian Academy; Sarah Suddarth, of Cor Jesu; and Abby Lane, of Incarnate Word Academy. The boys 8+ crew finished second and wound up eighth in the country. Competing on the team were Andrew Grant, of Parkway Central; ...

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Thomas heads to Texas to play in U.S. Junior Amateur

Chesterfield’s Frankie Thomas will tee it up bright and early Monday (July 21) morning. It will be a big day for him. Thomas, who will be a junior this fall at Marquette, begins play at 8:20 a.m. in the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. It will be his debut on the USGA scene. The tournament will be played at The Club at Carlton Woods, in The Woodlands, Texas. The Nicklaus-designed course will play to a par-72 and cover 7,284 yards. Thomas qualified for the USGA event recently at Old Hickory Golf Club. Thomas shot a a 3-under 69 in Round ...

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Rosters set for Missouri women’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur teams in Fore State Championship

Catherine Dolan and Brooke Cusumano will lead the Missouri “Amateur” team while Ellen Port, Tina Jones and Kathy Glennon will lead the Missouri “Mid Amateur” team into the Fore State Championship that begins next week. Dolan, a Ballwin native, and Cusumano, of St. Louis, competed in the recent Missouri Women’s Amateur Golf Association Amateur Championship and the six members of the team came out of that competition. The Four State Championship will be played at The Shangri La Country Club in Monkey Island, Okla.  The competition will be held on the Heritage and Legend Courses.  Each state will have teams ...

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Chaminade’s Tatum invited to USA men’s U17 tryouts

  In just over a week, Chaminade’s Jayson Tatum will be out west looking to make another select basketball team roster. Tatum, a junior at Chaminade, has been invited to the USA basketball u17  training camp which will open on July 24 in Colorado Springs, Co. Tatum is one of a group of 36 players that is trying out for the squad. The team,which will be culled down to 12 members, will compete in the FIBA World Championships, in Dubai, United Emirates during August 8-16. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-8 Tatum excelled for the Red Devils averaging 26 points and 11 rebounds ...

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American Legion District 10 baseball tournament gets underway

The District 10 American Legion playoffs get under way Tuesday (July 15). Here are the seeds for this postseason: 1. Ballwin. 2. Eureka. 3. Creve Coeur. 4. Florissant. 5. Manchester. 6. Maryland Heights. 7. Thoman Boothe. 8. Lemay. The games will play at the Ellsville Athletic Association complex on Field 1. Two first-round games in the double elimination tournament will be played Tuesday. Ballwin meets Lemay at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., Manchester meets Florissant. The two winners will play at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The two losers meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The other two first-round games will be Wednesday. ...

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Brant wins first professional victory at Metropolitan Open

Edwardsville pro Chris Brant captured the ninth Metropolitan Open on Saturday at The Country Club of St. Albans. Starting the final round 3 shots back of three others, Brant closed strong with birdies on 14 and 16 to get to the clubhouse at 5-under and wait for the final groups to complete play. Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan., playing in the final pairing with Missouri gradaute Jace Long, had polar opposite nines in the final round.  Thompson made the turn with a 4-shot lead; however, bogeys at 11, 15 and 17 would bring him back to 5-under and tie Brant ...

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