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Two rowing camps to learn the sport will be held by St. Louis Rowing Club

The St. Louis Rowing Club will have two upcoming Junior Learn To Row Camps. They are  an introduction to rowing for juniors ages 12 to 17. The session includes 10 lessons over two weeks in both team boats and individual boats. The camps run from July 21–25 and July 28–Aug. 1. The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $275 per person. It will be held at Creve Coeur Lake in Maryland Heights. For more information, call head coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017 or email him at TimSLRC@hotmail.com. Email this page

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Ballwin sweeps Manchester, beats Imperial to close regular season as District 10 champs

It was a banner final week of regular season play for the Ballwin Post 611 senior legion baseball team. Ballwin opened the week by sweeping a doubleheader over Manchester on Monday (July 7) and then finished out the week in equally strong fashion with a 13-5 road win over Imperial on Friday (July 11). Ballwin heads into this week’s District 10 Tournament with a 25-5 mark and went a perfect 14-0 to capture the regular season District 10 championship. “It was a really, really good and productive week for us and we had played 15 games in about the last ...

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Cusumano is tied for lead after two rounds of the Metropolitan Open

St. Louis’ Alex Cusumano has a share of the lead Friday (July 11) after two rounds of the ninth annual Metropolitan Open. Cusumano shot a 68 and sits at 135 in the tournament being played at The Country Club of St. Albans. He is tied with two professionals — Jace Long, of Columbia; and Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan. Cusumano, a Loyola of Chicago graduate, shot 3-under on this front 9. That included an eagle 2 at the par 4 fifth, “a little chip in from just off the green about 25 feet” said Cusumano. He is looking forward to ...

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Rams National 7-on-7 team has 18 local football players ready to compete

The St. Louis Rams National 7-on-7 Team finished second last year and this year the squad of 18 local high school football players will attempt to win it all. Team will be coached by St. Louis Rams manager of fan development Kyle Eversgerd and Rams Training Academy Coach Matt Biermann. The Lineman Challenge participants will be coached by St. Louis Rams youth football ambassador Mike Gohn, who is retiring as the athletic director for the Parkway school district. The 2014 NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament and Lineman Challenge will be hosted by the Indianapolis Colts. Various events are scheduled throughout the ...

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Port outlasts younger competitors, wins ninth women’s state championship

Father Time is not about to catch Ellen Port just yet. Port, 52, won her ninth  Missouri Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Port entered the final round of the 54-hole tournament challenged by her younger competitors. Port was tied with Oregon graduate Hanule Seo, of Chesterfield. Port played par golf through the front nine.  Port’s only birdie was on No. 11 and it was followed by one bogey on the next hole.  Port amazingly hit all 18 greens, several times from deep rough approaches. She finished with even par round ...

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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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