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Port, Seo tied for lead after two rounds of women’s state amateur championship

Don’t look now but eight-time state champion Ellen Port is in good shape to win her ninth title. Port, who is the John Burroughs golf coach, is tied with Chesterfield’s Hanule Seo at 2-under in the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Port began the second round two shots back. She started off Wednesday (July 9) with a birdie on the first hole. Steady pars and two more birdies landed Port in the lead with her score of 3-under 69. That gives Port a 2-under 142 for the tournament. Recent University of Oregon ...

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Jasper ready to tee it up and play in ninth Metropolitan Open Championship

Shawn Jasper always circles the dates for the Metropolitan Open Championship on his calendar. It gives the Marthasville native a chance to play in a local event. It doesn’t hurt that he was won the tournament twice, either. Jasper and a total of 65 golf professionals from St. Louis and around the country along with some of the area’s elite amateur will tee it up Thursday (July 10) in the ninth Metropolitan Open Championship on the Lewis and Clark Course at the Country Club of St. Albans. The professionals will compete for a $15,000 first-place check. After two rounds, there ...

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Rapp out as Kennedy soccer coach; O’Connell and Madison take charge

There will be a new look in leadership on the sidelines for the John F. Kennedy High School soccer program when school resumes in August. After 30 years of running the show as the boys and girls soccer coach at the school, Tom Rapp was let go. In Rapp’s place will be two new faces. Bob O’ Connell takes over the boys program and Rob Madison will lead the girls program. Madison, 26, and a 2006 Kennedy graduate, will also help out as an assistant coach for the boys team. He is also a 201o graduate of Truman State University and played soccer there as well. Madison ...

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Cusumano leads Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s state championship by one stroke

Southern Illinois University Carbondale sophomore Brooke Cusumano leads a strong, deep field by one stroke after round one Tuesday (July 8) of the Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship. The three-day 54-hole tournament is being played at Creekmoor Country Club in Raymore. The Westminster Christian Academy graduate  is playing in her second state championship. She finished fifth last year and was the low junior playing in the championship. Cusumano started her day with a birdie on the first hole. Cusumano seemed to have things going her way as she was  standing on the 13th tee at 3-under. However, a bogey on the ...

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Hard-nosed, gritty Perkins was driving force in Howell’s success

As recent Francis Howell graduate Nic Perkins looks back, there are two things that come strongly to mind when he recalls his time as a high school student-athlete – it boils down to classwork and sports. The catcher and soon to be University of Mississippi Rebel sums it up this way: “It pretty much was classes, studying and preparing for classes and working hard in sports and trying to be the best in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) for four years.” Nic’s hard-driving work ethic paid dividends on his personal player development and paid even bigger dividends for the ...

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St. Peters golfer wins 55th Junior Girls Championship

For Logan Otter, the summer golf season is going great. Otter, who lives in St. Peters, will be a senior this fall at John Burroughs, the defending Class 1 state champion girls golf team. Last fall, she finished third at the state tournament – and her resume has gotten brighter since winning the Missouri Women’s Golf Association 55th annual Junior Girls Championship at WingHaven Country Club in O’Fallon. She followed that win with a victory in the qualifier to represent Missouri in the Big “I” National Championship set for Aug. 5-8 at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West ...

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Sports Briefs: Metropolitan Open tees off July 10

Men’s Golf The ninth Metropolitan Open for professionals and amateurs begins July 10 and concludes July 12 at The Country Club of St. Albans. The tournament will feature the richest first-place prize yet. With a full field of 72 professionals, first place will be $15,000 this year, up from $13,500 last year. Marthasville native Shawn Jasper, the 2010 and 2011 champion, said the event has developed into one of the top tournaments in the area. “In just a few short years, the Metropolitan Open has become one of the premiere events in the Midwest,” said Jasper, a University of Missouri ...

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Incarnate Word Academy’s Collier earns spot on Team USA’s 3×3 team

Incarnate Word Academy senior Napheesa Collier will be going to China next month. Collier, who committed to the University of Connecticut earlier this spring, has been named to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. The team will take part in the 3×3 basketball competition in the second annual Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The games, featuring 15 sports, will run from Aug. 16-28. In addition to Collier, three USA Basketball veterans, including De’Janae Boykin (Charles H. Flowers H.S./Springdale, Md.), Arike Ogunbowale (Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.) and Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei H.S./Huntington Beach, Calif.), will ...

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Creve Coeur rallys but falls short against Washington

They were down and then back in it and then just before their last scheduled at-bat, Mother Nature pulled the plug on the evening. Such was the plight of the Creve Coeur Post 397 senior legion club on Monday evening at Parkway Central. Despite pulling within a run by the seventh and being down just two runs in the eighth, Creve Coeur dropped a 9-7 non-district contest to Washington which was halted after eight innings due to impending bad weather. “This (game) was about work,” Creve Coeur manager Mark Little said. “We put in some players who actually hadn’t been getting a lot of playing ...

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Eureka High’s Hannah Long earns four titles at state track meet

Hannah Long doing well on the track is not surprising, but the Eureka standout recently outdid herself in the Class 4 state track and field meet. In the annual meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City, Long competed in four events for the first time and won them all. “I am very proud of my accomplishments at state this year,” said Long, who will be a senior this fall. “Winning four events this year meant a lot to me because I think it shows my strength and how I’ve grown as a runner.” Long captured the Class 4 ...

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