Chaminade’s defense faces tough test in trying to slow down CBC offense

An offense that scores points like a hot pinball machine going to play against a defense that resembles a brick wall means something has to give. That’s setting the scene for the 7 p.m. Metro Catholic Conference game Friday (Sept. 19) that finds the Chaminade Red Devils (3-1) taking a short bus ride to face the host CBC Cadets(4-0). The Red Devils have been strong defensively this season. The squad takes pride in it’s ability to shut down the opposition. “Our identity is defense,” said Chaminade coach Antoine Torrey. “They have a great offense and we have a great defense. ...

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High school boys basketball

Chaminade’s Jayson Tatum, who is ranked No. 1 in the junior class of 2106 by Scout.com., recently revealed his top 10 college choices. Tatum listed his choices in alphabetical order on Twitter. Of interest to local basketball fans, Missouri, Illinois and Saint Louis University are on the list, which is rounded out with Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The 6-foot-9 Tatum had an eye-popping sophomore season. He scored almost 26 points a game along with 10.4 rebounds. The forward, who also can play shooting guard, averaged four assists per game. For his efforts, Tatum was ...

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High school softball

The Parkway West Longhorns finished second in the Suburban Showdown, a tournament featuring many of the area’s top teams. Holt scored a 6-5 win over Parkway West in the championship game played at Chesterfield Athletic Association. Longhorns coach Jeff Chazen said he was happy with how his squad performed in the event. “We played some great teams and seemed to step up to each and every challenge. We just ran out of gas at the end,” Chazen said. Parkway West opened tourney play with a 6-2 win over powerful Parkway North. The Longhorns followed with a 6-3 win over Lindbergh ...

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District sets priorities

The Fort Zumwalt Board of Education has approved its top 10 priorities for the 2014-15 school year. The board sets these goals at the beginning of each school year. Reviewing and updating curriculum is always a top priority; however, this year the district also will make industrial technology and physical education top priorities. Completing construction of the new transition center, recently named Mike Clemens Center for Adaptive Learning, as well as the new elementary school in Flint Hill also is a top priority for the district. The district also has plans to develop a pilot preschool program to be open ...

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Boomers defeat River City to win second straight Frontier League championship

  An exciting championship run for the River City Rascals didn’t end with a bang. It was more of a whimper. The Schaumburg Boomers once again proved to be just a little too much for River City to handle. Schaumburg claimed its second consecutive Frontier League championship by handing the Rascals a 6-2 loss in game four of the championship series Wednesday night in Schaumburg, (Il.). The loss brought to an end a magical season that saw the Rascals win 61 games. Kyle Brady got the start for River City and he struggled with his control from the start. The ...

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Student participates in aviation challenge

Fort Zumwalt South Middle sixth-grader Devin Smith spent a week of his summer in Huntsville, Alabama, at the Aviation Challenge Mach 1 program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The weeklong camp is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experience geared toward students interested in military aviation and the mechanics of flight. The team flew a simulated F/A-18 fighter jet, learned critical land and water survival skills and even mastered a few Top Gun flying maneuvers. At graduation, the crew was awarded the Green Flag Award for Best Drill and Cadence. Smith, a Boy Scout and a ...

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Amateur golf

Several St. Louis area junior golfers took part in the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The tournament brought together some of the world’s most talented junior golfers, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Local boys competing were: • James Siegfried, of Town & Country, who graduated last spring from De Smet Jesuit and is playing golf this year as a freshman at Missouri. • Jack Klingel, of Ellisville, a junior this year at De Smet Jesuit. • Daniel Trost, of St. Charles, a senior this year at ...

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Free parenting class

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition and St. John Church will offer a four-session parenting class “The Courage to Parent” beginning Sept. 15. Program facilitation will be provided by Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW, and Jan Cloninger, co-authors of a book by the same name and owners of A Place To Turn To. The class is free and open to the public. It will be held on Monday evenings, Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 at St John Church in Ellisville and begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner options are available and free child care is provided. Weekly topics are: • 40 Developmental ...

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Lake Saint Louis mayor dies at age 71

Ralph Sidebottom, who said being elected mayor of Lake Saint Louis was one of his dreams, died Sept. 15 at his home of pancreatic cancer. Sidebottom, 71, was elected mayor in April 2013, defeating incumbent Mike Potter by 12 votes. Prior to becoming mayor, he served seven years on the city’s Board of Aldermen representing Ward 1. For three years he was president of the board. He ran for alderman in the city after retiring in 2005 as international vice president of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied workers. He served 33 years as a labor relations representative and ...

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Wildwood’s Jones set to defend her Missouri Women’s Senior Championship

Wildwood’s Tina Jones is ready to begin her defense of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association Senior Championship. The touranment is being held at the Sedalia Country Club. This is the 22nd year for this 36-hole stroke play championship. In addition to Jones, 10-time champion Barbara Berkmeyer, of West County also will be playing There are two divisions of play in the tournament. The Championship Division will play from 5,301 yards with a par 70. The Open Division will play at 4,934 yards with a par 70. A Missouri Senior Women’s Champion will be awarded as well as a Low Net ...

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