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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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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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