Local golfers compete in annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

Seven local golfers are among the more than 500 of golf’s top young players who will compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The tournament will bring together some of the world’s most talented young competitors, many of whom have the potential to become leading collegiate and professional golfers in the future. Junior golfers ages 10 to 18 will travel from throughout the world to play in the annual tournament. Boyswill compete in the 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18 age divisions whiles the girls will compete in the ...

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In theaters July 25

A ancient epic turned-blockbuster and a comedy about the trials of parenthood light up the big screen this weekend.

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Women’s Missouri Mid Amateur Championship begins this week at Greenbriar

The fourth Missouri Women’s Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship begins Thursday (July 24)  at the beautiful Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood and two-time defending champion Mindy Coyle will try to make it three in a row. The women will  have a practice round Wednesday before beginning the 36-hole competition. Greenbriar Hills will once again become the battleground for an MWGA title.  The club served as a previous host of the 1969 and 1994 Women’s Amateur Championships. Coyle, of Columbia, who won in (2012 and  2013,  returns to meet players from Missouri and Johnson County, Kan., who are aged 25 and ...

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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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