Incarnate Word senior named to U.S. Youth Olympic Basketball team

Incarnate Word Academy senior Napheesa Collier will be going to China next month. Collier, who committed to the University of Connecticut earlier this spring, has been named to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. The team will take part in the 3×3 basketball competition in the second annual Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The games, featuring 15 sports, will run from Aug. 16-28.  

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Hi-NRG Gymnastix Acrobatic team qualifies for 2014 Gymnastics Championships

The Hi-NRG Gymnastix Acrobatic team has qualified for the 2014 USA Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Although Hi-NRG, located in Chesterfield, is only in their second year of competition, coach Tony Palmasanohas developed a strong competitive team with gymnasts ranging in age from 6 to 22. They all have qualified for and are headed to the U.S. National Championships. In addition, two of the teams – the mixed pair of Sloane Roper and Chris Trager and the women’s trio of Lauren Knoll, Jordan Christian and Addison Fastenau – are being considered for the Junior National Team. Knoll, 12, attends ...

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Road to the Stanley Cup

Paul Stastny will do more than help the St. Louis Blues after signing a free-agent contract. For thousands of youngsters playing here, he will serve as a symbol that you can reach the NHL from St. Louis.

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Girls soccer

The North squad scored a 1-0 victory in the 30th annual Missouri Athletic Club Girls Senior All-Star Game at the St. Louis Soccer Park. The squad’s MVP was Brigitte Reilly, of Duchesne. Reilly, who will play at Missouri State, scored the lone goal with just under 28 minutes to play. The South squad’s MVP was St. Joseph’s Academy midfielder Alli Magaletta.

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Tatum ranked No. 1 junior player in nation

Chaminade standout Jayson Tatum has been ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the nation. Scout.com released its recent national player rankings and moved the 6-foot-8 Tatum from the No. 2 slot to No. 1. Tatum has his pick of colleges as he has scholarship offers from all the top schools. Chaminade’s 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward Tyler Cook is ranked No. 73 on the list. Cook, who averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds last year for the Red Devils, also has many schools wanting his services.

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Local soccer

In the 30th Missouri Athletic Club Senior Boys All-Star Game played recently at the St. Louis Soccer Park, the North squad won a 6-4 victory over the South. Francis Howell North graduate Keegan Fouch was named the MVP for the North squad. North owns a 20-7-4 advantage in the series. The dominant North has won 11 of the last 13 games.  South won the previous two all-star contests, breaking North’s string of 10 consecutive victories. Parkway West’s all-time leading scorer Chandler Klemm scored a goal for the South squad along with Marquette’s Nick Werner. De Smet’s Kevin Edwards scored a ...

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Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sends 11 teams to national championships

The Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sent 11 teams to the recent Junior National Championship in Minneapolis and returned with outstanding results. Team U16 Mizuno won the championship in the National division, finishing the tournament with an impressive match record of 10-1. “The first day of tryouts, I knew we were going to be good,” said Team U16 Mizuno player Taryn Griffey. “We decided early on that we were going to win Nationals. It was our goal. The experience was absolutely incredible.” Teammate Kaitlyn Bright agreed. “Throughout the season we worked hard,” Bright said. “We practiced a lot. There are always ...

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St. Louis Rowing Club attends national championship in California

The St. Louis Rowing Club sent three boats to the recent U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. All three of the boats made B Finals. The girls 4+ finished first and wound up seventh in the country. Competing on the team were Paige Hibbard, of Ladue High; Charlotte Cordova, of St. Joseph’s Academy; Lauren Vanek, of Westminster Christian Academy; Sarah Suddarth, of Cor Jesu; and Abby Lane, of Incarnate Word Academy. The boys 8+ crew finished second and wound up eighth in the country. Competing on the team were Andrew Grant, of Parkway Central; ...

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Standout sixth-graders recognized

Rossman School presented awards for special achievements to four graduating sixth-graders. Sriya Bandi earned the Pauline Marshall Award for Scholarship. Meredith Goldberg received the Mary B. Rossman Award for Citizenship. Additionally, two students received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Specialty Subject. Zachary Mella received it for his accomplishments in Social Studies, while Lauren Wallace received the award for her accomplishments in music.  

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Recognition of outstanding Christian achievement

Westminster Christian Academy history teacher, Chris Knerr, was awarded the Arlen R. Dykstra Teaching Prize at the school’s 2014 commencement ceremony. The award, named in honor of former Westminster headmaster Arlen R. Dykstra, is a $1,000 prize, which is presented annually by the current head of school. It recognizes the recipient’s outstanding expression of the Christian worldview and life-view in both their personal and professional life. It also demonstrates the recipient’s mastery of his or her teaching matter, involvement with the life of the school through extracurricular activities, and creative and innovative presentation of teaching material.

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