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De Smet Invitational features top local and out of state water polo teams

The De Smet Invitational boasts not only the area’s best water polo teams but also teams from four other states. De Smet junior Nick Miller is having a solid spring for the Spartans water polo team with 29 goals. The annual De Smet Invitational begins play Thursday. The 21st annual tourney gets under way Thursday (April 11). There will be seven matches played. Action begins at 4 p.m. at Lindbergh High School. The tourney switches to the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Games begin at 3 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s play begins at 8 a.m. “There’s quite a bit of tradition for this ...

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Lafayette puts unbeaten girls lacrosse record on line in game against defending state champion MICDS

The Lafayette Lancers head into a showdown with defending state champion MICDS with a spotless 10-0 record. The Lafayette Lancers girls lacrosse team won the first Wildwood Showdown. The Lancers will visit the Rams for a 4:30 p.m. contest Tuesday. Lafayette has beaten MICDS before. The Lancers prevailed in 2016. “That was when Maria Johnson (now at Lindenwood University) was a senior and Kat (Goddin) and Anna (Reynolds), my current senior captains, as well as MICDS’ Olivia Proctor, who is a Yale-bound standout, were all freshman. We were nationally ranked that year and MICDS was very young,” Lafayette coach Carrie ...

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Cadets win boys volleyball home opener under new coach Dean

CBC won its home opener for new boys volleyball coach Molly Dean. The Cadets defeated Eureka 25-18, 25-21. It marked the first win over a varsity team this season for Dean, who is the first female head volleyball coach at CBC. CBC boys volleyball coach Molly Dean led the Cadets to a victory in their home opener. “They were excited for their first home game, “Dean said about her team. “They came out with a good mix of relaxation and competitiveness. While it is always fun to win at home, being able to do it on the first try is ...

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2019 high school water polo preview

The Parkway West Longhorns finished second last spring in the state water polo championship and have just three starters back this season.“We have some big shoes to fill after the loss of our senior class but we are excited about that challenge,” Longhorns coach Charlie Cutelli said. De Smet wound up fourth last spring in the state tournament. Coach Tyler Swyers has five starters back to help the Spartans. With most of the squad back, Swyers said expectations are high. “We have a very disciplined, committed and veteran team that craves success for this season,’ Sywers said. “It’s been a ...

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2019 high school boys lacrosse preview

MCIDS coach Andy Kay said his Rams will have plenty of competition that will be out to halt them from capturing another Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship this spring. The Rams have won five MSLA championships in an row. That’s a record. But Kay said there several teams will be challenging for the 2019 crown. “We are clearly underdogs for the first time in a while this year,” Kay said. “Eureka, De Smet, SLUH, and Chaminade all have powerful teams who are favored to beat us. We hope to be able to play them all close.” The Rams remain talented. ...

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2019 high school girls lacrosse preview

The Marquette Mustangs reached the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association state tournament’s championship game. The Mustangs lost to MICDS and wound up 20-6. Coach Chris Elledge has five starters returning this spring from that team. Elldge is happy with this year’s squad. “This is the most positive and coachable I have had the honor of working with to date,” Elledge said.The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats have a new coach in Jamie Kuhn. The Wildcats finished third last spring. Westminster defeated Lafayette 13-9 in the state tournament. Kuhn has three starters back including Dani Mabry, who has signed with Rockhurst University to ...

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2019 high school boys tennis preview

MICDS Evan Erb won the Class 1 state boys tennis singles championship as a freshman and he will be attempting to make it back to Springfield to try again to earn another title as a sophomore. Erb defeated John Burroughs’ Rory Sutter in straight sets 7-6, 6-3. He ended his debut season at MICDS with a 24-2 record. He will be the anchor on Rams coach Patrick Huewe’s squad this season. Three other starters return for MICDS. “We’ve been working a lot to create a team atmosphere at practice and in our mindset that will benefit us later on in ...

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2019 high school boys volleyball preview

The Parkway Central boys volleyball team expects some growing pains this season. The Colts captured the Class 3 state championship with 25-20, 27-25 win over St. Mary’s last spring. The road back will be a little tougher this season. Parkway Central has just one returning starter back for coach Tom Schaefer’s 25th season at the helm. “We know there are going to be some bumps early on, but we feel we have lots of room to grow and guys who are ready to work hard and improve each day,” Schaefer said. “We hope to give ourselves a shot at advancing ...

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