Ballwin’s Migdal will play in U.S. Amateur before turning professional

Ballwin’s Joe Migdal is ready for his swansong as an amateur golfer. Migdal, 23, will begin playing Monday (Aug. 11) in t he U.S. Amateur that runs through Aug. 17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Migdal earned medalist honors in the qualifying at Jefferson City Country Club with the only 36-hole under par total. The De Smet and University of Central Missouri graduate fired back-to-back rounds of 69 for a 4-under par 138 total. “It’s going to be exciting,” Migdal said. “This will be my first USGA event.” It will also be his last. Migdal plans ...

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Weldon ready to play in his second U.S. Amateur

Before he goes back for his senior year at Kansas State, Kyle Weldon will play in his second U.S. Amateur. Weldon qualified for the nation’s top amateur tournament when he qualified at Louisville, Ky. Weldon, a Parkway South graduate, shot 8 under with rounds of 69 and 67 in the 36-hole day. He finished second. “This has been an awesome summer,” Weldon said. “I can’t complain about anything. I feel like I’m playing some of my best golf right now. This summer has just been … I think honestly that I’ve only played one bad round. That was in the ...

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Missouri Baptist football will play three Division I foes in debut season

  In just three weeks, the inaugural season of play will kickoff in earnest for the Missouri Baptist football Spartans and head coach Jason Burianek. The historic inaugural game for Missouri Baptist will involve a road trip down I-55 to Cape Girardeau to take on Ohio Valley Conference member, Southeast Missouri State at Houck Stadium. After going to SEMO, MBU will have to tackle back-to-back road games to the University of St. Francis (Ind.) on Sept. 4 and then nine days later at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee (Ok). The Spartans finally get a taste of home cooking on Sept. ...

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Rockwood counselor introduces First Lady Michelle Obama

Lafayette High guidance counselor Sharon Sevier is passionate about her work. “I love working with my students and their families,” she explained. That passion has led to her involvement in the American School Counselor Association. She is chair of the association’s Board of Directors and helps set the vision for the national association and the school counseling profession. This summer, she traveled to Orlando with 2,100 other school counselors from across the country. Sevier said, “We engaged in first-class professional development. We heard amazing motivational speakers.” They also had a very special guest at the conference – First Lady Michelle ...

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Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship awarded

Sullivan High School senior, member of Congregation Temple Israel (Creve Coeur) and NFTY (Reformed Jewish Teens), Tyler Andreasson, has been named as a recipient of the 17th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship Award, according to the Anti-Defamation League for Missouri and Southern Illinois. Andreasson will receive a $2,000 college scholarship and will attend Indiana University in the fall. Ken Kranzberg, a member of ADL’s National Executive Committee and former chair of the ADL’s regional advisory board, established the scholarship in his parents’ memory.  

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Eagle Scout celebration

Connor Jenkins, of Boy Scout Troop 623, celebrated his Court of Honor on May 24 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Chesterfield. The Court of Honor celebrated Jenkins accomplishments, including the Eagle Scout Award he received in August of 2013. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award in Boy Scouts, recognizing the knowledge and leadership skills of the Scout. As his final Eagle Scout Project, Jenkins designed and built a preschool car and puppet stage for Sunshine Ministries Preschool.  

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Westminster Christian Academy graduate Turner designated for assignment by Miami Marlins

Westminster Christian Academy graduate Jacob Turner, who was once expected to be a key part of the Miami Marlins’ future, was designated for assignment on Tuesday (Aug. 5). The Marlins let Turner, a native of St. Charles, go after enduring his struggles as a starter for the past two years. He went 8-19 in 47 games over three seasons with Miami, including 39 starts. Turner, 23, who is 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA in 20 games this year, was considered a top prospect when Miami acquired him in July 2012 in the five-player trade that sent right-hander Anibal Sanchez to ...

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Beal does not make roster of U.S. men’s national basketball team

Chaminade graduate Bradley Beal did not make the roster for the U.S. men’s national basketball team. The Americans have 16 players left in their roster pool after cutting three players Tuesday (Aug. 5). In addition to Beal, who plays for Washington, the other two cut were Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap. The remaining players will report to Chicago for practices that begin Aug. 14. They have to get down to 12 before the World Cup of Basketball begins Aug. 30 in Spain. The players remaining are: Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Cleveland’s Kyrie ...

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Gabbert adjusting to new role with the San Francisco 49ers

Parkway West graduate Blaine Gabbert has had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers’ playbook. The latest addition to the quarterback group comes with solid credentials, though without much NFL success despite starting 27 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars the past three years. “The biggest thing is a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball,” Gabbert said to the Associated Press. “That makes the quarterback’s job easy.” Gabbert, drafted in the first round, the 10th pick overall out of Missouri, of the 2011 draft was handed the job in Jacksonville without much preparation ...

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St. Charles County election recap

The Aug. 5 elections have concluded. Amendment No. 7, the three-quarter-cent sales tax meant for Missouri roadway and other transportation improvements, was voted against by 59 percent of Missouri voters. Amendment No. 8, which would have created a Veterans lottery ticket, failed to pass as well. Amendment No. 5, which deals with the right to bear arms, passed due to statewide votes. Amendment No. 9, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures in relation to electronic communications, also passed statewide with 74 percent voting in approval. In the St. Charles county executive race, the Democratic primary saw Rod Zerr ...

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