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Parkway West rebounds from slow start to topple Marquette

The evening didn’t start off right for the Parkway West volleyball team but when it was all done, the Longhorns had reason to smile and high-five each other. Parkway West shook off a first game 25-21 loss to Marquette and the Longhorns rebounded to win the next two games 25-19 and 25-17 to claim a 2-1 match victory on Charity Silent Auction Night Wednesday at Parkway West. The win moved West, which dropped a Suburban Central-National conference match to Webster on Tuesday, to 11-7-4. Marquette, slipped to 9-8-2 with the setback. In the opening game of the match, West jumped ...

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Hindman will defend his championship in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in the Netherlands

Mizzou Cross Country and Track & Field freshman Austin Hindnman  will represent the United States at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final this weekend in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Hindman, a Lafayette graduate from Wildwood, will compete in the Triathlon Junior World Championship, which consists of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run, on Saturday(Sept. 16,) at 8 a.m. local time (1 a.m. CT). Hindman, who has competed internationally since the age of 16, is no stranger to this event, having competed in the race twice already in his career. After a 10th-place finish in 2015, Hindman blazed past numerous runners ...

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For Emma Cocos, 2017 was a field hockey season that almost didn’t happen

Going into her senior in high school, Emma Cocos faced a crisis. Imagine yourself with one year of high school left and being faced with a cross-country move to Rochester, New York. Cocos, of Wildwood, faced that dilemma when her father, Steve, received a promotion. The Eureka senior didn’t take the news well. “When I first found out, I burst into tears,” Cocos said. Besides her classmates, Cocos would have had to leave behind her teammates on the Wildcats’ field hockey team. Coach Melissa Menchella, who was an assistant coach last fall, recalled her thoughts on the news. “Last year’s head coach ...

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Parkway West boys cross country captures two big meet championships

The Parkway West Longhorns boys cross country team are running themselves into a season that could be one to remember. The Longhorns will compete Saturday (Sept. 16) in the Paul Enke/Hazelwood Central Invitational at Sioux Passage Park. Parkway West, last fall’s Class 4 fifth-place state finisher, is fresh off two impressive meet victories. The Longhorns won the Brooks Memphis (Tenn.) Twilight and following by claiming the 52nd annual Stan Nelson Invitational, hosted by Northwest. Parkway West scored 77 points to win at Memphis. Coach Kevin John said it was a good outing by his squad, which has six runners back from ...

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Parkway West racquetball teams to have picnic for encourage others to learn about the sport

Parkway West is about to get ready for another season of racquetball. The team goes by Parkway West but in reality, students from all the Parkway schools are eligible to play and they combine to field the team. It has been a successful program. Parkway West was the 2017 USA Racquetball National High School overall high school championship. The Parkway girls varsity team will be defending its state and national championship title this year against a tough field of local teams including Cor Jesu and Lindbergh. The Parkway boys varsity squad is looking to better their second-place state finish and third-place ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy’s Davis set to enter St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame

Being inducted into a hall of fame is getting to be old hat for St. Joseph’s Academy’s Karen Davis. Davis will be going into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on Friday (Sept. 15). The annual dinner will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel. The cost for a ticket is $150. Last December, Davis became a member American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She became the first Missouri high school to go into that hall. “That was quite the honor,” Davis said about the induction. Davis also is in her college hall of fame at ...

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Marquette softball team remains undefeated after 16 games

Another softball tournament, another piece of hardware for the Marquette trophy case. The Mustangs captured the St. Louis Suburban Showdown at Kirkwood with a 3-0 victory over the Holt Indians. “The field of competition was great in this tournament,” Marquette coach Amy Doyle. “We played a number of teams will solid defense and offense.” And Marquette certainly was one of them. “The girls have been playing well,” Doyle said. “We approached the tournament in the same way that we approach all of our games, by focusing on the process, not the result. The girls know that if they can take ...

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Early hitting onslaught catapults Francis Howell North over Lafayette

Francis Howell North has been inconsistent with its hitting so far this softball season with ups and downs at the plate. On Tuesday, the Knights bats rattled for nine runs in the first two innings, and then broke loose for eight runs in the third, racing to a 17-2 mercy rule victory over Lafayette on Tuesday at Francis Howell North. Howell North (5-5) had seven hitters with two hits or more as the Knights banged out 17 hits against Lafayette pitching. “It’s very difficult to see slower pitching,” Knights coach Bobby Dunuhue said. “It usually causes a lot of good ...

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