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Ballwin sweeps Manchester, beats Imperial to close regular season as District 10 champs

It was a banner final week of regular season play for the Ballwin Post 611 senior legion baseball team. Ballwin opened the week by sweeping a doubleheader over Manchester on Monday (July 7) and then finished out the week in equally strong fashion with a 13-5 road win over Imperial on Friday (July 11). Ballwin heads into this week’s District 10 Tournament with a 25-5 mark and went a perfect 14-0 to capture the regular season District 10 championship. “It was a really, really good and productive week for us and we had played 15 games in about the last ...

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Cusumano is tied for lead after two rounds of the Metropolitan Open

St. Louis’ Alex Cusumano has a share of the lead Friday (July 11) after two rounds of the ninth annual Metropolitan Open. Cusumano shot a 68 and sits at 135 in the tournament being played at The Country Club of St. Albans. He is tied with two professionals — Jace Long, of Columbia; and Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan. Cusumano, a Loyola of Chicago graduate, shot 3-under on this front 9. That included an eagle 2 at the par 4 fifth, “a little chip in from just off the green about 25 feet” said Cusumano. He is looking forward to ...

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Rams National 7-on-7 team has 18 local football players ready to compete

The St. Louis Rams National 7-on-7 Team finished second last year and this year the squad of 18 local high school football players will attempt to win it all. Team will be coached by St. Louis Rams manager of fan development Kyle Eversgerd and Rams Training Academy Coach Matt Biermann. The Lineman Challenge participants will be coached by St. Louis Rams youth football ambassador Mike Gohn, who is retiring as the athletic director for the Parkway school district. The 2014 NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament and Lineman Challenge will be hosted by the Indianapolis Colts. Various events are scheduled throughout the ...

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Port outlasts younger competitors, wins ninth women’s state championship

Father Time is not about to catch Ellen Port just yet. Port, 52, won her ninth  Missouri Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Port entered the final round of the 54-hole tournament challenged by her younger competitors. Port was tied with Oregon graduate Hanule Seo, of Chesterfield. Port played par golf through the front nine.  Port’s only birdie was on No. 11 and it was followed by one bogey on the next hole.  Port amazingly hit all 18 greens, several times from deep rough approaches. She finished with even par round ...

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Port, Seo tied for lead after two rounds of women’s state amateur championship

Don’t look now but eight-time state champion Ellen Port is in good shape to win her ninth title. Port, who is the John Burroughs golf coach, is tied with Chesterfield’s Hanule Seo at 2-under in the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at The Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Port began the second round two shots back. She started off Wednesday (July 9) with a birdie on the first hole. Steady pars and two more birdies landed Port in the lead with her score of 3-under 69. That gives Port a 2-under 142 for the tournament. Recent University of Oregon ...

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Jasper ready to tee it up and play in ninth Metropolitan Open Championship

Shawn Jasper always circles the dates for the Metropolitan Open Championship on his calendar. It gives the Marthasville native a chance to play in a local event. It doesn’t hurt that he was won the tournament twice, either. Jasper and a total of 65 golf professionals from St. Louis and around the country along with some of the area’s elite amateur will tee it up Thursday (July 10) in the ninth Metropolitan Open Championship on the Lewis and Clark Course at the Country Club of St. Albans. The professionals will compete for a $15,000 first-place check. After two rounds, there ...

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Rapp out as Kennedy soccer coach; O’Connell and Madison take charge

There will be a new look in leadership on the sidelines for the John F. Kennedy High School soccer program when school resumes in August. After 30 years of running the show as the boys and girls soccer coach at the school, Tom Rapp was let go. In Rapp’s place will be two new faces. Bob O’ Connell takes over the boys program and Rob Madison will lead the girls program. Madison, 26, and a 2006 Kennedy graduate, will also help out as an assistant coach for the boys team. He is also a 201o graduate of Truman State University and played soccer there as well. Madison ...

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Thomas Sowell – America’s Birthday

Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made “America” a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world. All is not lost. But all could be lost — especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of ...

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Thomas Sowell – A Lame Duck Country?

Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama’s recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it is extremely unlikely to happen to this president. There are reasons why other presidents have become impotent during their last years in office. But those reasons do not apply to Barack Obama. The Constitution of the United States does not give presidents the power to carry out major policy changes without the cooperation of other branches of government. ...

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Thomas Sowell – A Bitter After-taste

The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind. Surely we need to learn something from a tragedy of this magnitude. Some say that we should never have gone into Iraq in the first place. Others say we should never have pulled our troops out when we did, ...

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Crossings Storage Lot has been approved for a vacant tract of land along T.R. Hughes Boulevard near Hwy. 79.

Crossings Storage Lot has been approved for a vacant tract of land along T.R. Hughes Boulevard near ...

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