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Whitfield meets Strafford again in Class 3 Final Four with hopes for a different outcome

The Whitfield Warriors meet four-time defending state champion Strafford but don’t call them underdogs. “Are the Warriors underdogs in this game? Depends on who you ask,” Whitfield coach Michael Slater. The Whitfield Warriors, shown here after winning the district championship, play Friday in the Class 3 state Final Four against defending champion Strafford. He believes in his squad heading into the Class 3 semifinal game set for 12:50 p.m. Friday at the John Q. Hammons Arena on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. Licking (24-6) and Macon (24-4) meet in the other semifinal at 11 a.m. on Friday. The ...

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Marquette meets Chaminade for first time since 2011 in Class 5 sectional basketball contest

The last time Marquette played Chaminade the Red Devils had future NBA star Bradley Beal on the roster in his senior year. That sectional game ended with Chaminade scoring a 75-45 victory in 2011. The Marquette boys basketball team celebrates winning its first district title since 2012. The Mustangs now get another chance to play the Red Devils. Marquette (15-13) will play Chaminade (19-6) at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lindenwood University. The Mustangs take a five-game winning streak into the game. “We played a Bradley Beal-led Chaminade team years ago and look forward to this challenge, as well,” Marquette coach ...

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Marquette hopes third time is the charm meeting Kirkwood in girls sectional game

The Marquette Mustangs get a rematch against the Kirkwood Pioneers in a Class 5 sectional girls basketball game. Marquette (17-9) plays against Kirkwood (22-4) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Lindenwood University. The Marquette girls basketball team won its second consecutive district title when the Mustangs defeated rival Lafayette in the Class 5 District 3 tournament. The Mustangs lost twice this season to Kirkwood. Marquette fell 59-47 to Pioneers in a regular season game and then lost 37-32 in a tournament game at Lindbergh. “Kirkwood is a tough matchup,” Marquette coach Timothy Bowdern said. “They have size and play two ...

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Parkway Central will meet Hazelwood Central in Class 5 girls sectional contest

The Parkway Central Colts, fresh off winning their second district title in a row, advance to the sectional round against an opponent who throttled them earlier this season. Parkway Central (16-11) will play Hazelwood Central (18-9) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Charles West in the Class 5 sectional round of girls basketball postseason play. The Colts advanced after defeating Pattonville 45-23 to win the Class 5 District 6 championship The Colts lost 73-46 to Hawks back on Feb. 14 in a regular season. In the Visitation Christmas Tournament in December, Parkway Central lost 59-54 to Hazelwood Central “They played ...

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Chaminade prepared for the challenge of facing Marquette in sectional

The Chaminade Red Devils will ready for the best effort from the Marquette Mustangs in the Class 5 sectional matchup. Chaminade (19-6) squares off against Marquette (15-13) at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lindenwood University’s Hyland Arena. The Chaminade Red Devils celebrate winning the Class 5 District 4 championship. Each team is hot going into the sectional. The Red Devils have won seven consecutive games. The Mustangs take a five-game winning streak into the game. The winning team heads to the quarterfinals to meet the winner of Jackson (11-16) and Mehlville (21-5) at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Lindenwood University. “There are ...

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Parkway Central’s Kelly ready for postseason after topping 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career this season

Parkway Central senior Jayla Kelly is ready for her final postseason with the Colts. The 6-foot-4 senior forward recently reached two big milestones in her high school career. Kelly, who has signed to play at Missouri in college, scored her 1,000th career point in a game against St. Joseph’s Academy. She also reached 1,000 rebounds for her career during a game against Nerinx Hall. She is just the second player in school history to achieve those feats. Parkway Central senior Jayla Kelly topped 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds this season for the Colts. Parkway Central (15-11) is the top-seeded team ...

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