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Parkway West sets school records, brings home trophy from state swim meet

The Parkway West boy swimming team set school records in the Class 1 state swimming and diving meet and brought home a trophy, too. The last time Parkway West won a state trophy was in 1996. Now, the Longhorns have won another one. Parkway West finished third in the annual meet held at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Senior Christopher Frederick and junior John Ransin each broke old records to set new ones. Also, the 200 medley team set a school record, too. The Longhorns entered state fresh off winning the Suburban Conference Red Pool championship. Parkway West swam well during ...

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MICDS caps solid season with second-place finish in state field hockey tourney

The MICDS Rams finished second in the 40th annual Midwest Tournament. The Rams lost for the second consecutive year in the state field hockey tournament championship game to Villa Duchesne. The Saints scored a with a 1-0 victory over MICDS at SportPort Athletic Complex. Coach Lynn Mittler said her squad will be back. “We just hate having to wait 365 days to try again,” Mittler said. The future for the program looks promising, Mittler said. She envisions “another strong season” in 2019. The Rams finished 21-6. MICDS entered the championship game winning 10 of its last 11 games. The team ...

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Lafayette caps season with second-place finish at Class 4 state girls volleyball tournament

The Lafayette Lancers finished second in Class 4 volleyball and coach Zach Young is happy. The Eureka Wildcats won their first state title by beating Lafayette 25-23, 25-23 in a matchup of Suburban Conference Yellow Pool teams. Lafayette did not reach the Final Four last season after winning six consecutive state championships. This fall, the Lancers returned to play at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. “At the beginning of the year, if you would have told us we would go 31-6, win conference, win districts, win sectionals, and finish second in the state, I don’t think many people would ...

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Lafayette brings home trophy, two all-state runners from Class 4 cross country meet

Two Lafayette Lancers seniors won all-state recognition and the team picked up a plaque at the Class 4 state boys cross country meet. Lafayette finished fourth with 148 points. Rockhurst won state with 72. St. Louis University High was second with 110 and Staley came in third with 140. The top four teams at state all earn a trophy. The Lancers program has been one of the best in the state. Since 2012, Lafayette has consistently been a podium program. Two years, the team finished third. The Lancers won state in 2014 and 2015. In 2012 and 2013, the boys ...

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Two Marquette girls earn all-state recognition at cross country meet

Marquette produced two all-state athletes in the girls Class 4 state cross country meet. Sophomore Katie Quade earned all-state honors in her first year with the program. She came in fourth in 19 minutes, 16.01 seconds. “She has the fastest time in school history for a sophomore,” Marquette co-head coach Mike Ebert said. “She ran a smart first mile and she ran very smoothly after that. She had a nice finishing kick as well.” Junior Vicky Penney also became an all-state runner in his second trip to the state cross country meet. Penney came in 16th with a time of 19:38.06. Penny ...

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Marquette’s Walters earns all-state honors in Class 4 state cross country meet

Marquette senior Mason Walters earned all-state honors for the Mustangs at the Class 4 state cross country meet. Last year as a junior, Walters finished 51 at the state meet at the Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City. This year, Walters finished 12th in 16 minutes, 32.84 seconds. “This year, Mason has really dedicated himself to cross country and personal growth, co-head coach Missy Burger said. “He has had a tremendous year by finishing 11th at conference, fifth at districts, and seventh at sectionals.” Co-head coach Mike Ebert said Walters exceeded expectations with his state race. “He ran great. ...

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