River City wins division series, clinches berth in championship series

  It is on to the Championship round for the River City Rascals baseball club. River City punched its ticket to the Frontier League Championship series on Thursday night thanks to a 4-1 win over the Washington (Pa.) Wild Things in game two of its divisional series at TR Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Mo. The Rascals defeated Washington 2-1 on Monday (Sept. 9) in extra innings to take game one of the series. Rascals starter Kyle Brady pitched a strong six innings of one-run ball and Hector Crespo provided the offense with three hits and two runs batted in. Brady ...

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Week 4 high school football: Marquette plays at Lafayette

It’s  Week 4 of the high school football season and a big rivalry game highlights the schedule for area teams. The Marquette Mustangs(1-2) will play at Lafayette (0-3) against the Lancers. The kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 12). This will be the first time playing this game for new Mustangs coach Matt Klein. Lafayette has won eight of the last 10 meetings with the Mustangs. Last year, the Lancers won 35-3. Marquette is coming in off a tough 22-14 loss at Jackson. The Mustangs took a 14-6 lead with 6:43 to play. Jacobi Boykin scored on a 2-yard run. ...

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Angel Classic will determine teams for Missouri/Illinois River to River Challenge

Westminster Christian Academy is the defending champions of the Angel Classic but coach Steve Bradley said this is a different group of Wildcats that will be competing this time. “We are a pretty young team this season so we are going into the tournament with hopes of learning a little about ourselves,” Bradley said. The 17th annual high school girls golf tournament begun by St. Joseph’s Academy coach Carol Fromuth begins at 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 13) at Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Club. The course will ply to 5,400 yards. “We like playing there,” Fromuth said about her Angels, who ...

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Undefeated CBC ready to begin conference play with game at Vianney

When CBC coach Scott Pingel looked at his schedule for this season, he knew he’d have to take it one game at a time. The schedule is among the most difficult ever put together for the Cadets and the challenges were immense. “Without a doubt, it’s the toughest schedule we’ve had,” Pingel said. “I was going through all kinds of scenarios on how we’d start the season. We’ve got four new offensive lineman and a new quarterback this year. I never thought we’d be 3-0.” Yet that’s right where the Cadets are. Undefeated after facing an opening gauntlet of Columbia ...

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Berkmeyer heads Missouri’s team for the Men’s State Team Championship

Skip Berkmeyer is one of three golfers to be chosen to  to represent the state of Missouri at the USGA Men’s State Team Championship. Joining Berkmeyer on the Missouri team are Brad Nurski, of  St. Joseph, and Phil Caravia, of St. Louis. Berkmeyer and Nurski have each competed multiple times for Missouri at the championship. This will be Caravia’s first time representing the Show-Me-State. The tournament being Sept.  30 and runs through  Oct.  2 at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. In 2009, the tournament was held at the Country Club of St. Albans. Teams from all 50 states and the ...

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Marquette swims, dives to victory in the annual Marquette Relays

Marquette annually hosts one of the first big meets of the high school boys swimming season in the Marquette Relays. Now for the first time since 2007, the host Mustangs have won their own event. The divers and the swimmers combined to give Marquette 252 points. “They performed very well,” Marquette coach Joe Schoedel said about his team. “We had two freshman divers, Cole Gross and Jake Venegoni, along with senior Ben Strate that started us off great inthe morning, taking second place. “From there, the swimmers took over. Our depth really showed when we finished in the top six in ...

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Moten runs wild as John Burroughs dispatches Priory 38-27

  When John Burroughs running back John Moten is doing his thing between the hashmarks, it can be a very long and frustrating day for an opposing defense. Add Priory’s defense to the long list of opponents frustrated by Moten’s running skills. Moten led the Burroughs offense with five rushing touchdowns including runs of 67 and 55-yards as the Bombers defeated Metro League Priory 38-27 Saturday afternoon (Sept. 6) at Priory. Priory (1-2)scored via the pass in the first quarter as Andrew Rund hit Ed Griesedieck with a 28-yard touchdown pass for 7-0 Rebels lead with 5:27 left in the first ...

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Rembold OT field goal lifts Parkway Central over Parkway North

  Parkway Central and Parkway North fans had to wait a day for their teams to hit the gridiron against each other but oh the wait was so worth it. The Colts and Vikings battled back and forth for 48 minutes and it took overtime to decide the contest between the two longtime Parkway District rivals. Parkway Central kicker Michael Rembold booted through a 35-yard field goal in the first overtime and the Colts escaped with a 17-14 victory at Parkway North on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 6). Central jumped on top in the first quarter courtesy of a 21-yard touchdown ...

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Rams open 2014 season against Minnesota

Here’s a look at the St. Louis Rams who open the season Sunday (Sept. 7) against Minnesota at the Edward Jones Dome. Last year: 7-9. New faces: WR Kenny Britt; rookies G-T Greg Robinson, DT Aaron Donald, RB Tre Mason, DB Lamarcus Joiner, DB Maurice Alexander, DB E.J. Gaines, DE Michael Sam; defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Key losses: CB Cortland Finnegan, G Chris Williams, QB Kellen Clemens. Strengths: OL, DL, LB, TE. Weaknesses: DB, WR. What’s New: They’re reeling from QB Sam Bradford’s season-ending torn ACL to his left knee _ the same knee that sidelined him the final nine games last ...

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