Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductions includes several local legendary figures

Legendary amateur golfer Jim Holgrieve and three outstanding high school coaches in MICDS’ Ron Holtman, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Maureen McVey and De Smet’s Rich Grawer will be among a total of 13 individuals and two American Legion baseball teams that will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Thursday (Nov. 6) at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles. The Enshrinement events will kick off with a 5 p.m. reception with the banquet and Enshrinement Ceremonies getting underway at 6 p.m. All festivities conclude around 9 p.m. Tickets for the Enshrinement are $125 each with ...

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Fort Zumwalt seniors play at Grand Ole Opry

Fort Zumwalt South High seniors Ben Dufour and Kyle Spies traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to play the Grand Ole Opry as members of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles on Oct. 29. The journey to Nashville began at the Metro 8 District Honors Band competition, where Dufour and Spies each won first chair on their respective instruments. That success advanced them to the All-State Band Audition in Columbia, where they each won chairs in the All-State Band. Dufour and Spies were among thousands of high school musicians to send in a taped audition for the national competition ...

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Bow Tie Tuesday goes viral at Craig Elementary

Craig Elementary Principal Bill Senti had no idea he would be starting a school-wide domino effect when he began wearing bow ties on Tuesdays. Having first heard about Bow Tie Tuesday on Twitter at hashtag #bowtietuesday, Senti joined the trend, and soon after, Assistant Principal Berin Waller did too. At the end of last school year, there was an unrelated surprise assembly for Senti and Waller at which the kids wore paper bow ties. This school year, with the addition of a few new male staff members, the idea of Bow Tie Tuesday spread. Perhaps not surprisingly, several male students ...

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Fort Zumwalt South topples defending Class 3 champ St. Dominic in sectional

  The Fort Zumwalt South soccer team made a historic breakthrough on Tuesday night (Nov. 4). Thanks to a determined, hard-nosed effort from beginning to end, the Bulldogs upended defending two-time Class three champion St. Dominic 3-0 at St. Dominic. It was Zumwalt South’s first sectional victory in four appearances, and the Bulldogs (18-6-1) now move on to host Ladue (20-4-1)  Saturday in a quarterfinal round game. Ladue shut out Westminster Christian 2-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs came out aggressive on the ball in the opening half and took the lead midway through the first half. Zumwalt South sophomore Michael ...

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Adventure Club staff sought

Despite numerous posts being filled, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is continuing to                                                          seek staff for its popular Adventure Club programs. Rockwood’s Board of Education on Oct. 16 approved a plan to provide a $25 cash stipend per new employee referral for existing Adventure Club employees, who have been employed for 90 days or more. To receive the stipend for referrals, referred employees also must remain on the job for 90 days or more. Adventure Club programs have been a staple in the Rockwood district since 1984 and now are being offered in some Parkway elementary schools for the first time. Programs ...

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Opening of Hwy. 364 closes chapter in St. Charles history

“This is a ribbon cutting to open a new project but it’s the closing of the last chapter of the history of the Booneslick Trail in St. Charles County,” said County Executive Steve Ehlmann on Oct. 31. “This is where Daniel Boone and before him Native Americans crossed this area to go west.”

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Student achieves ACT perfection

Francis Howell High senior Gary Rudolph scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam. Rudolph also is ranked in the top 3.5 percent of his class with a GPA of 4.54. He currently is enrolled in the gifted program and is in the National Honor Society. His favorite classes are music theory, advanced placement (AP) chemistry, and advanced placement physics. He enjoys AP chemistry for the class interactions and enjoys the curriculum in music theory. Rudolph also is in the FHHS Marching Band and serves as the drum line section leader. He has won the Mozingo Snare Drum ...

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Foreign language master

Marquette High French teacher Della Thompson believes a good foreign language educator is someone who not only cares about students but also has a passion for languages. Her passion was honored recently by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM), which recognized her its 2014 Distinguished Foreign Language Educator. “This prestigious award is presented each year to an outstanding Missouri teacher who has significantly and positively impacted foreign language teaching and learning,” said FLAM President and Eureka High French teacher Janice DeNure. As the recipient of the award, Thompson will represent Missouri as a nominee for the Central States Conference ...

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High school boys swimming

Parkway West won the annual Parkway Quad that was held at Parkway North. The Longhorns finished first with 414 points. Parkway Central was second with 383. Parkway North came in third with 294 and Parkway South was fourth with 263. “It is a great meet for all of the high schools,” Parkway North coach Bart Prosser said. “It’s kind of like a bragging rights meet. It is good and bad to have it so close to the conference meet. The good is that it gives a good sense of how quick you might swim in conference the following week. It’s ...

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Chaminade faces Vianney in Class 4 sectional soccer game

It’s time for another rematch with a Metro Catholic Conference team for the Chaminade Red Devils. Coach Mike Gauvain’s squad defeated St. Louis University High 3-2 in overtime to win the Class 4 District 4 championship match last Saturday at Chaminade. Now, the Red Devils (22-1-1) will be playing Vianney in the sectional on Tuesday (Nov. 4). Chaminade is the host but the game will be played at 7 p.m. at De Smet. Chaminade does not have lights and the game would have had to start at 2:30 p.m. That didn’t work for Vianney so the site was changed. “We ...

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