Sports Briefs

Ambrose selected to represent Team USA in World Games in Austria This summer will be an exciting and busy time for youth basketball player Katie Ambrose. She was recently selected to play on the U-14 Team USA squad at the World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria on June 23. Ambrose, a 13-year old point guard, is a St. Charles County resident and attends Bryan Middle in the Francis Howell District. “I am excited and honored to be selected to participate in the World Games,” Ambrose said. “This will be my first trip out of the country and I’m excited for the opportunity.” ...

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Of coal ash and floodplains

letters to the editor

Thank you so much for publishing “Ehlmann calls St. Charles County ‘lucky’ in regard to spring flooding, tornado damage” [Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, May 17]. While St. Charles County was indeed lucky, I am very concerned what future flood events could mean for our region.

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Alzheimer’s awareness

letters to the editor

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. There is an urgent need to increase our nation’s awareness and investment in Alzheimer’s research funding.

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Verschoore, Connor carry Fort Zumwalt West to first Class 5 championship game berth

  Jake Verschoore provided the thunder and Patrick Connor provided the lightning. Verschoore cracked a two-run homer in the fifth and Connor laced a run-scoring single in the sixth, and reliever Drew Strohm put the finishing touch on as Fort Zumwalt West erased a two-run deficit to beat Vianney 4-3 in a Class 5 semifinal Friday afternoon at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. Fort Zumwalt West (24-14) making its first state tournament appearance in program history, will play the winner of Jefferson City-Lee’s Summit for the Class 5 Championship Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Vianney will play in the third place ...

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