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Sports Briefs: Sept. 26

By: Warren Mayes

High school boys swimming

The CBC Cadets, the 2018 Ladue Invitational champions

CBC’s swim team won the recent Ladue Invitational with 585 points.

The field had 12 teams. Westminster Christian Academy came in third with 260 points.

The Cadets finished seventh last season in the Class 2 meet.

“Our goal is to beat our place last year at state,” CBC coach Sean Dooley said. “We feel our team is strong enough to be in the top tiers and are excited for the opportunity we’ve been given.”

The team has been making a big splash so far this season. CBC won the McCluer North Relays earlier this season.

“It’s a great meet to start the season with it being an outdoor meet,” Dooley said. “It was a nice start to the season.”

The Cadets were swimming well heading into the recent Ladue Invitational.

“This is one of the strongest teams I’ve coached at CBC, so every meet they are coming in strong,” Dooley said.

Two CBC school records fell in the meet.

Senior August Brandt won the 100 fly in 51.64 and the 100 back in 53.96; both are top times in the region.

“August swam a phenomenal meet, breaking both the 100 fly and 100 back records for CBC,” Dooley said.

CBC won the 200-medley relay in 1 minute, 44.03 seconds. The boys on the relay were junior Drew Wihlmann, senior Dominic Cyr, Brandt and junior Mike Weiss.

CBC also won the 200-free relay in 1:32.04 – the top time in the region so far this season. Cyr, Brandt, Weiss and senior Brooks Cosman were on the relay team.

Max Wehrmann and Cosman were double winners. Wehrmann won the 200 free in 1:49.83 and the 500 free in 4:59.80. Cosman won the 50 free in 22.60. and the 100 free in 49.32.

Cyr won the 200 IM in 2:06.26 and was second in the 100 breast in 1:02.67.

High school girls golf

Defending Class 2 state champion St. Joseph’s Academy won its own Angel Classic at Quail Creek Golf Club.

The Angels finished with a four-player total of 298. Notre Dame de Sion, of Kansas City, was a distant second at 316.

There were 15 teams and 93 players in the field.

Junior Grace Aromando finished with a 2-under-par 70 to claim medalist honors. St. Joseph’s sophomore Nicole Rallo shot an even-par 72 to end up in fourth place. Sophomore Drew Nienhaus shot a 77 to finish seventh. Senior Lauren Gallagher and freshman Mia Rallo each shot a 79 to tie for ninth place.

St. Joseph’s also won the Mo-Kan Challenge and the Illinois-Missouri River Challenge tournaments this fall.

Lafayette sophomore Brooke Biermann shot a 71 to tie for second place with Lindbergh sophomore Sofia Gamayo.

High school boys cross country

Marquette Boys at Northwest [from left] Connor Del Carman, Jacob Laupan, Quentin Durer, Mason Walters, Ethan Koop and Stone Burke [Mark Walters photo]

In the Stan Nelson Invitational, Marquette finished second with 78 points. Kirkwood won with 21 points. Parkway West was third with 81 points.

A total of 88 runners competed in the 12-team meet.

Marquette had four runners in the top 20. Senior Mason Walters was 10th in 18:57.80 and sophomore teammate Ethan Koop was 11th in 18:59.72. Sophomore Stone Burke was 14th in 19:22.48. Sophomore Connor Del Carmen was 17th in 19:30.70. Junior Quinton Durer came in 31st in 20.14.24.

Parkway West had three runners in the top 20. Senior Zane Yates was sixth in 18:23.63. Sophomore Thomas Anderson came in 12th in 19:05.74. Junior Jonah Yates was 20th in 19:42.43. Junior Vincent Malpocker was 23rd in 19.47.45. Junior Dawson Ren was 25th in 20.01.98.

In the Gold Division of the 13th Annual Forest Park Cross Country Festival, Parkway South sophomore Eric Boles finished second overall with a time of 18:41.30. Sophomore teammate Daniel Tabaka was sixth in 18.59.30. Sophomore Luke Diehl was 32nd in 19:52.60. Senior Andrew Hediger was 50th in 20:33.40. Junior Jeffrey Ying was 95th in 21:52.40. The Patriots finished fourth with 120 points in the 19-team field.

In the Green Division of the Forest Park Cross Country Festival, Lafayette came in seventh with 225 points in 23-team field. Senior Harrison Brown was 23rd in 18:06.70. Junior Aiden Murphy was 27th in 18:13.00. Junior Andrew Mcmillen was 54th in 18:46.00. Senior Michael Atteberry was 57th in 18:48.20. Senior Michael Nicholson was 64th in 18:56.50. Senior Cole Johnson was 84th in 19:21.00.

High school girls cross country

Marquette Girls at Northwest [from left] Melissa Price, Eva Morrison, Katie Quade, Anna Warren, Riley Goring and Vicky Penney [Chris Penney photo]

Marquette finished second with 51 points in the recent Stan Nelson Invitational at Northwest High.

Marquette sophomore Katie Quade was the medalist with a time of 22 minutes, 50.15 seconds. Junior Vicky Penney was sixth in 23:23.01 and sophomore Riley Goring was seventh in 23:23.82. Junior Anna Warren was 22nd in 24:38.32 and senior Eva Morrison was 24th in 24:41.61. 

In the 13th annual Forest Park Cross Country Festival, Parkway Central came in second with 91 points in the Gold Division. Danni Lee was 13th in 22:43.90 and Brooke Hilton was 14th in 22:52.90 to finish among the top 20 runners.

The Forest Park Cross Country Festival is one of the area’s top cross country meets. It attracts some of the best competition from Missouri and some talented teams from out of state.

High school field hockey

Lafayette defeated Marquette 2-1 at Lafayette to finish third in the Rockwood Tournament.

Lafayette defeated Ladue 2-0 in the first round before falling 2-0 to Summit in the semifinals. Marquette topped Parkway West 1-0 but lost 2-1 to Kirkwood in the semifinals.

“The tournament was fielded with some strong public schools from several different districts,” Lafayette coach Melissa Schroder said. “We were very disappointed with our showing in the tournament, but hats off to the other teams for playing very well and winning as Kirkwood and Summit are very deserving of their respected first- and second-place finishes.”

Junior Audrey Samples has been playing well for the Lancers, Schroeder said.

“Audrey is doing a good job for us as a first-year varsity starter,” Schroeder said. “We have eight returners and 10 new varsity members so we are very young. We are continually working each day on our weaknesses, and the girls are adapting well to new positions. The biggest thing that we focus on is getting better each day and simply not getting outworked.”

The main scoring for Lafayette has come from sophomore Mia Simpson and junior Lauren Marshall, Schroeder said.

“We are excited for some good challenges in the upcoming weeks,” Schroeder said. “There are a ton of teams that are very competitive this year.”

New Lafayette athletic director

Jonathan Sumner is the new athletic director at Lafayette.

Sumner spent the last seven seasons as the Lancers’ wrestling coach. Now, he’s the school’s athletic director, replacing Todd Zell, who resigned before the school year began.

“The job opened toward the end of summer and I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to interview for it,” Sumner said. “I interviewed for the position a year ago, so this is something I have been considering and passionate about for a while. Lafayette was the only place that I was really interested in holding this position.

“My own children will attend Lafayette down the road as we live in the community, so it was important to my family that if I took this jump that it was at Lafayette.”

Sumner is looking forward to his new job.

“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to have a larger impact on more students in our building,” Sumner said. “It is so fulfilling to be able to help kids pursue their passions and to see them in their element on a daily basis.”

Prep Football: Week 6

CBC will play a rare Saturday afternoon game in Week 6. The defending Class 6 state champions will entertain St. John’s College High.

St. John’s is a private, Lasallian Catholic coeducational school located in Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Its mission is to provide a quality education to young men and women from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. It was established in 1851 and is the second oldest Christian Brothers School in the United States.

Many of St. John’s varsity teams travel during the year and over the summer. These opportunities offer its student-athletes a chance to compete against talented national and international competition.

Its teams play in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

St. John’s varsity football team defeated Gonzaga 30-7 to win the 2017 WCAC championship. The team finished the season having gone undefeated in the WCAC for the first time since 1976 and having won the school’s first football conference championship since 1989.

Both teams share the mascot name of Cadets. Saturday’s game will be the first meeting of the two schools.

Here  are all the games being played this week.

Thursday, Sept. 27 • 7 p.m.

• Parkway North vs. Ladue [Game played at Kirkwood High, 801 W. Essex Ave.]

Friday, Sept. 28 • 7 p.m.

• Parkway South at Lafayette

• Fox at Marquette

• Lindbergh at Eureka

• Westminster Christian Academy at Lutheran South

• Clayton at Parkway West

• Parkway Central at Webster Groves

• De Smet Jesuit at Chaminade

Saturday, Sept. 29

• Brentwood at Principia • 11 a.m.

• St. John’s College at CBC • 1 p.m.

• Lutheran North at MICDS • 1 p.m.

• John Burroughs at Priory • 2 p.m.

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