St. Dominic spikers pull off iconic sweep of Timberland to advance to Class 4 tournament

    The culmination of a lot of hard work, focus, and drive is now a happy reality for the St. Dominic volleyball team. The Crusaders, focused on controlling what they could control after knocking off Class 4 runner up Francis Howell to win districts, are heading to Cape Girardeau this Friday for the Class 4 semifinals, thanks to an amazing 25-23, 28-26 quarterfinal sweep of  host Timberland last Saturday. “We really feel good about it and obviously we are super stoked,” St. Dominic coach Courtney Bland said. “Our girls played really good in both the Howell and Timberland games ...

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Despite tough state finish, Francis Howell softball has stellar season

The 2017 Class 4 softball tournament did not go the way the Francis Howell Vikings would have liked. Not even close to that. Still, for coach Jenn Beckmann-Brown’s 2017 club, the Vikings had a season that will be long remembered and cherished by the Francis Howell community. Howell lost to Marquette 6-4 in the Class 4 semifinals and fell to Staley 12-1 in the third place last Friday at Killion Sports Complex in Springfield. “We knew we had a special group of girls early this year and we knew that we had the ability to go to state and so ...

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Foster, Hawkins vault Parkway North past St. Dominic in district opener

Cameron Foster made it happen for the Parkway North football team with his arm and Jason Hawkins did his thing in the receiving and return game. Foster threw for three touchdowns and Hawkins scored four touchdowns, three of them on pass receptions as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 47-11 win over St. Dominic in the Class 4, District 3 opener at Parkway North High School on Friday. It was an ideal way start to the postseason, as North scored twice in the first quarter and added 21 second quarter points to roll to a 33-3 ...

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Francis Howell prepares for state after Boschert’s big day in quarterfinal win over Howell North

In 2015, Francis Howell senior softball player Whitney Boschert was just a sophomore when the Vikings got bounced from the Class 4 quarterfinals by rival Francis Howell North. Last Saturday, Boschert led the charge to make sure the Vikings would get revenge for that playoff loss. Boschert went 5 for 5 with two home runs, knocked in five runs, and pitched the Vikings past the Knights for a 12-2 quarterfinal win at Howell North. Saying it was vindication for Boschert and the Vikings would be a spot-on description. “It felt great since we thought 2015 was going to be our ...

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Steve Thomas opens Magnolia ranch at Eagle Estates

The long-awaited Magnolia display by Steve Thomas Custom Homes at Eagle Estates now is open. The spacious, 2,628-square-foot, split-bedroom ranch features Smart Home technology and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Building on the success of Wyndgate Forest in western St. Charles County, Steve Thomas is offering 10 large homesites on a single cul-de-sac street off Orf Road. Homes are priced from the $380’s. The Magnolia display, one of Thomas’s best-selling luxury models, has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus a study. The display at Eagle Estates includes a covered deck with a magnificent wooded view, plus a finished lower level with 10-foot-high ...

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Griffey Homes’s Denali display now open in MacArthur Park 

Griffey Homes recently hosted the grand opening of its 1.5-story Denali in MacArthur Park. Featuring four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus a second-floor bonus room on more than 3,100 square feet, the Denali is priced from $373,500. MacArthur Park is a single cul-de-sac of just 11 homesites, many backing to trees and conveniently located on Central School Road just off Mid Rivers Mall Drive. Home sizes range from 2,293 to 3,334 square feet. Prices start from the $340,000s. “There are only four homesites remaining on our beautiful cul-de-sac,” Griffey Homes Sales Manager Kim Valerio said. MacArthur Park also is the ...

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