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2019-20 high school wrestling preview capsules

Reigning state wrestling champions Whitfield and CBC will be attempting to win another title this season. The CBC Cadets won the 2019 Class 4 state wrestling tournament. It was CBC’s second consecutive crown. CBC had four individual state champions last season and two return this year. Senior Joshua Saunders is three-for-three at the state meet. Saunders earned his third championship last winter with a 10-3 decision over Staley’s Aidan Johnson at 152 pounds. The state title gave him a 40-2 season. Saunders went 34-3 as a sophomore. He finished 36-5 as a freshman. His overall record is 110-10. Saunders will ...

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2019-20 high school girls swimming and diving preview capsules

The Marquette Mustangs are looking to jump in the pool for the girls swimming and diving season. Marquette won the Class 2 state championship last winter with 278 points. Rock Bridge was distant second at 224.5. It was the Marquette program’s third title. The other two came in 1999 and 2000. Coach Joe Schoedel’s team went undefeated in duals and won three meets before claiming the state title. He has eight state qualifiers back. Marquette senior Amanda Yu finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.01 seconds last winter. Sophomore Carsyn Cosman came in second in the 200 freestyle last ...

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CBC’s Wehrmann breaks his school record in race at Class 2 state swim meet

CBC sophomore Max Wehrmann broke his own school record at the recent Class 2 state swimming and diving meet. Wehrmann had a second-place showing in the 200 free with a time of 1 minute, 42.32 seconds. Last fall at the state, Wehrmann set the school record in 200 freestyle with his time of 1:45.59, good for an 11th-place finish. CBC sophomore Max Wehrmann finished second in the 200 free race in the recent state tournament. His time set a new school record. He also earned a state medal in the 500 free. Wehrmann finished seventh in 4:49.27. Wehrmann had a ...

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De Smet ready to meet Joplin for Class 6 state football championship

De Smet football coach Rob Steeples has been there and done that. Now, he wants this Spartans to experience it as well. That would be winning a state championship. In his fourth season at the held, Rob Steeples has his De Smet Spartans playing for the Class 6 state football championship. Steeples was a member of De Smet’s only football championship team. That Spartans squad won the 2005 title. This Spartans have another chance to win one at 3 p.m. Saturday at Faurot Field in Columbia. In the battle of unbeaten teams, De Smet (13-0) will battle the Joplin Eagles ...

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2019-20 girls high school basketball preview capsules

The Parkway Central Colts finished third in Class 5 last winter and return four starters from that team. Coach Brian Guilfoyle is entering his 10th year at helm of the Colts, who finished 24-7 with a program-best third-place showing in the Class 4 state tournament. Parkway Central will be led by Jayla Kelly, who recently signed to play college basketball with Missouri. The 6-foot-4 senior post player averaged 12.4 points and 11.8 rebounds as a junior for the Colts. “I want my players to have fun and enjoy the season,” Guilfoyle said. “Having fun means competing hard every play and ...

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De Smet finds 13 is lucky number as Spartans win Class 4 state soccer championship

The third time was indeed the charm for the De Smet soccer Spartans under coach Josh Klein. After narrow misses in the Class 4 state championship game in 2015 and 2018, De Smet was determined not to be a bridesmaid again this season. The De Smet Spartans won the Class 4 state soccer championship with a victory over Lee’s Summit. It was the sixth overall state title for the program. De Smet (19-4-1) won its first state championship since 2011 with a 1-0 victory over previously undefeated Lee’s Summit (22-1) at Worldwide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton. The state title ...

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Chaminade does well at Class 1 state swim meet, earns trophy

The Chaminade swimming and diving team has added some hardware for the school’s trophy case. The Red Devils finished fourth and set two school records in the recent Class 1 state swimming and diving meet at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. The Chaminade Red Devils finished fourth in the recent Class 1 state swimming and diving meet held at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. All three of Chaminade’s relay teams finished second. Senior Jeffrey Garlich also finished second in the 50 free with a time of 21.37 seconds. He swam to a time of 21.10 on the anchor leg of ...

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Lafayette freshman Tyson ends first girls cross country season with a medal at Class 4 state meet

Lafayette freshman Grace Tyson capped a solid first year running for the Lancers by earning a state medal. Tyson finished third in the Class 4 race at Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia. Tyson had a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds. Lafayette freshman Grace Tyson finished third in the recent Class 4 girls state cross country meet. (Photo by Chris Auckley/MoTrackFanatic@outlook.com) The state meet capped a spectacular season for Tyson. She won the Suburban Conference meet and then captured district and sectional titles. Earlier in the fall, Tyson placed third at the Forest Park Festival in the meet’s ...

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