Sports Briefs: Local triathletes earn right to compete on world stage

Local triathletes earn right to compete on world stage Three area athletes have qualified to represent the United States in the world triathlon championships. The athletes recently participated in the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris Beuer, of Chesterfield; Jen Hankins, of St. Louis; and Matthew Zupan, of Wildwood, each earned spots on Team USA ...

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Bulletin Board: Emma O’Brien Scholarship awarded

Emma O’Brien Scholarship awarded Valley Park High graduate and future Maryville Saint Daria Cwiklowski was presented with a college scholarship, courtesy of Meramec Valley Bank. At a ceremony held at Valley Park High, Senior Vice President/Lending Officer Jim Jones awarded the Emma O’Brien Scholarship to Cwiklowski. In doing so, he noted that “the Emma O’Brien Scholarship is named in honor ...

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We are Americans

Last week was the Fourth of July. There were barbecues and fireworks, concerts and celebrations. Plenty of air time was given to songs about America and what it means to be an American. But today, life is back to normal. We’re back to arguing about everything from health care to homeland security to our nation’s role in world crises. Last ...

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Enacting Article V of the U.S. Constitution

To the Editor: Many of us in St. Charles County are convinced that the federal government, over several decades, has expanded its authority and control of citizens’ lives in many ways. In recent years this trend has increased its scope. It seems to me, and many others, that the federal government – all branches – is very unlikely to begin ...

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‘The problem with politicians’ responses

To the Editor: Your June 25 editorial “The Problem with Politicians” addresses a very important issue. But it’s not as if we, as citizens and voters, don’t have control over this. We have simply let the system get away from us. Frequently, we elect people for all the wrong reasons, They tell us what we want to hear and we ...

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Economic Development in Ellisville

To the Editor: I read in wonderment the article on the filling of the Economic Development Commission in Ellisville (West Newsmagazine, June 25). I wonder, “If a K-Mart closes, can Walmart now be built? One of the reasons Walmart was not built was because it would put out of business the so called “mom and pop” stores, which I think ...

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Cheak leaving CBC to take over SLUH volleyball club

When the CBC Cadets volleyball club takes the court in the spring of 2015, it will have a new leader on the bench. Longtime coach Jeff Cheak is leaving to take over as head coach at St. Louis University High School. Cheak formally accepted the SLUH job early last week. In eight seasons at the helm at CBC, Cheak fielded one of  ...

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High school all-conference baseball teams

Here are the high school boys all-conference baseball teams that were submitted. Suburban West 2014 all-conference team: Player of the year: OF Matt Scheibel, sr., Marquette Coach of the year: John Meyer, MarquetteFirst team P Ryan Brady, sr., Oakville; P Willie Buskuehl, sr., Fox; P Mitch Carr, sr., Marquette; P Winston Chien, sr., Marquette; P Ian Cassidy, sr., Parkway South;  ...

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High school girls soccer all-conference teams

Here are the high school girls all-conference soccer teams that were submitted.  Suburban West 2014 all-conference girls team: First team F Abby Pulliam, jr., Eureka; F Sarah Sodoma, fr., Parkway South; F Sydney Vaughn, sr., Marquette; M Jessica Haller, so., Eureka; M Alex Harms, so., Fox; M Lauren Lottmann, jr., Marquette; M Victoria MacIntosh, fr., Parkway South; M Maggie Pike, ...

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High school boys volleyball all-conference teams

Here are the high school boys volleyball all-conference teams that were submitted. Suburban West 2014 all-conference boys team: First team S Ryan Hoyer, sr., Mehlville; S Joe Kimerlie, jr., Marquette; OH George Diehl, jr., Lindbergh; MB Tyler Bequette, sr., Lindbergh; OH Michael Chard, sr., Lafayette; OH Alex Gettinger, fr., Lafayette; S Matt Reinsel, jr., Lindbergh; MB Ryan Mueller, sr., Lafayette; ...

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