Westminster Christian Academy meets St. Charles West in Class 4 football quarterfinals

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats will meet the St. Charles West Warriors for the first time on the gridiron. The two teams will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 15) at Westminster in a Class 4 quarterfinal game. Westminster is 11-1. St. Charles West is 10-2, having won its last 10 games after losing its first two games of the season. Wildcats coach Cory Snyder has respect for the Warriors. “St. Charles West has played a tough schedule and have some impressive wins,” Snyder said. “They are a very good football team.” Westminster is not shabby either. The Wildcats are ...

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Westminster Christian Academy cross country boys cap successful season at state meet

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats boys cross country team finished its season by tying for the best finish in school history. The Wildcats earned a third-place finish in the Class 3 state meet at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.  In 2010, Westminster also finished third. Those are the only two trips to the state podium in school history. Festus won state with 24 points. Notre Dame of Cape Girardeau was second with 86 points. The Wildcats wound up with 136 points. “We were hoping to be in the top four or five teams at state,” coach Doug ...

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Chaminade will play Rockhurst in Class 4 high school boys soccer semifinal

The Chaminade Red Devils meet an familiar opponent in the Class 4 high school boys soccer semifinal game. The Red Devils (24-2-1) will play the Rockhurst Hawklets at 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 14) at Blue Springs South High School. The Hawklets (21-6) are the defending Class 3 state champions. Rockhurst defeated Timberland last fall. This year, Missouri divided soccer into four classes. So this year will feature the first Class 4 state champion. Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain knows what his club will be facing. “Oh yeah, we get to a Final Four and it seems like Rockhurst is there waiting ...

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Area athletes sign national letters of intent to play in college

Two of the area’s top athletes — distance runner Hannah Long, of Eureka, and basketball player Napheesa Collier, of Incarnate Word Academy — have signed their letters of intent Wednesday (Nov. 12). Long will run at Stanford. Long just won her third consecutive state cross country championship. She has also won state in several events in track and field. Collier will play with the national power Connecticut Huskies, who have won back-to-back national Division I championships. Collier has helped Incarnate Word Academy win back-to-back state championships. Last season, Collier averaged 23.7 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Red ...

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Dardenne Prairie approves extension for Cora Marie Marketplace

A group of about 50 to 55 residents, primarily from the Bainbridge subdivision, attended the Nov. 5 Dardenne Prairie Board of Alderman (BOA) meeting to reinforce a long standing message: “We don’t want the planned Bopp Family Partnership commercial development in our neighborhood.”

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Selvidge Middle, among local schools, to pay tribute to veterans

Small U.S. flags lined the driveway at the entrance to Selvidge Middle School in Ballwin on Nov. 11. and many of those entering the building were clearly well beyond their school years. Inside, an atmosphere of celebration blended with the courteous and respectful attitude of the school’s students and faculty members as they paid tribute to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day. And, yes, there also were tears as the emotion of the occasion caught up with more than a few – both young and old – attending. This year was the ninth Veterans Day observance at Selvidge. ...

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Orf’s super effort in goal leads Zumwalt South into Class 3 semifinals

For the past four years, Fort Zumwalt South has been blessed by one of the top goalkeepers in the area between the pipes, and on Saturday senior keeper Drew Orf came up big in the biggest game to date of  the postseason for the Bulldogs. An early first half goal by Bryce Johnson got Zumwalt South the lead and Orf, with a bit of help from his defense made that lead stand for the rest of the evening as Zumwalt South slipped past visiting Ladue for a 1-0 Class 3 quarterfinal win at Fort Zumwalt South. The victory punches a ...

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Defense, ball control push Howell Central to state berth

  Francis Howell Central used a splendid combination of staunch defense and ball control offense to produce a pair of first half goals. The Spartans made that scoring stand up as they defeated Marquette 2-1 Saturday (Nov. 8) in a Class 4 quarterfinal at Francis Howell Central. Howell Central (22-4-1) advances to play Lee’s Summit in the semifinal round on Friday at Blue Springs South at  6 p.m. During most of he first half, the Spartans held the ball in Mustangs end of the field getting shots and just missing on scoring chances. Howell Central finally got a chance to ...

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