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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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Marquette graduate Styer set to begin what could be last gymnastics season at Illinois-Chicago

Taylor Styer is battling to help his school retain its gymnastics program. The Marquette graduate and Chesterfield native is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He competes with the men’s gymnastics team. The school has announced that it will drop women’s and men’s gymnastics at the end of this season. UIC coach Charles Nelson naturally is unhappy with the move to do away with his sport. “As of this moment the end of the 2019 season will be the end of varsity gymnastics at UIC,” said Nelson, now in his 24th season at UIC. “The NCAA Championships ...

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High school girls volleyball all-conference teams

Here are the girls who made all-conference teams in high school girls volleyball in 2018. Suburban Conference Yellow Pool FIRST TEAM OH Staciana Stock, sr., Lafayette MB Allison Beaton, jr., Lafayette S Kenzie Meador, sr., Marquette MB Regan Inglis, sr., Eureka S Avery Crowder, jr., Eureka L Natalie Lenoard, sr., Lafayette OH Colleen Flynn, sr., Marquette MB Rebecca Reinecke, sr., Parkway West SECOND TEAM L Andrea Zeiser, sr., Eureka L Caitlin Kuehn, sr., Marquette OH Megan Eickhoff, sr., Webster Groves OH Tory Penick, sr., Eureka S Shannon McLain, jr., Lafayette OH Tess Allgeyer, sr., Parkway West S Hannah Sondag, sr., ...

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High school girls all-conference tennis teams

Here are the girls who made all-conference teams in tennis in 2018. Suburban Conference Yellow Pool Player of the year: Kate Ferguson, fr., Lafayette FIRST-TEAM SINGLES Ferguson, Lafayette Erin Davis, jr., Lafayette FIRST-TEAM DOUBLES Laney Tvrdik, jr., and Meghan Ferguson, jr., Lafayette Lydia Koester, sr., and Maya Martin, fr., Lafayette SECOND-TEAM SINGLES Michelle Korenfeld, jr., Parkway Central Morgan McKinnis, fr., Kirkwood SECOND-TEAM DOUBLES Korenfeld and Zoe Hahn, sr., Parkway Central Nick Maeda, sr., and Hannah Chun, so., Marquette Metro League Player of the year: Emily Kantrovitz, fr., John Burrough FIRST TEAM Isabella Cancilla, so., Westminster Ainsley Heidbreder, so., John Burroughs ...

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High school girls field hockey all-conference teams

Here the girls that made all-conference in field hockey in the 2018 season. Suburban Conference National Division Player of the year: M Cate Camenzind, sr. Kirkwood Defensive player of the year: G Emma Opoku, sr., Summit Newcomer of the year: D Alex Berns, fr., Ladue FIRST TEAM F Theresa Consolino, sr., Summit F Katherine Goddin, sr., Lafayette F Kaitlyn Lee, sr., Marquette F Mattie Norton, jr., Edwardsville F Megan Rice, sr., Kirkwood F Mia Simpson, so., Lafayette M Julianne Green, jr., Marquette M Emily Ingram, sr., Ladue M Jensen Kitrel, so., Eureka M Kailey Noud, jr., Edwardsville M Hannah Suffian, ...

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High school boys, girls cross country all-conference teams

Here are the boys and girls who made all-conference in the 2018 high school girls cross country season. Boys Suburban Conference FIRST TEAM Harrison Brown, sr., Lafayette Aiden Murphy, jr., Lafayette Gottlieb Gerstenecker, sr., Parkway Central Christian Baker, sr., Kirkwood Billy Driemeyer, sr., Lindbergh Jacob Ewen, sr., Kirkwood AJ Wallach, jr., Kirkwood Aiden Murphy, jr., Lafayette SECOND TEAM Thomas Andersen, so., Parkway West Michael Nicholson, sr., Lafayette Ethan Koop, so., Marquette Mason Walters, sr., Marquette Martin Strong, jr., Kirkwood Nicholas Mungenast, sr., Eureka Robert Gibson, sr., Pattonville Nathan Key, sr., Seckman Metro Catholic Conference FIRST TEAM Alex Hunn, sr., CBC ...

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MICDS girls squash team wins Mercersburgh (Pa.) Tournament for fourth consecutive year

Winning the Mercersburg Tournament is getting to be old hat for the MICDS Rams girls squash team. The girls made the trip to Mercersburg, Pa., and came away winning the Tom Flanagan Invitational Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The Rams successfully defeated The Potomac School (Va.), Mercersburg Academy (Pa.), and Nardin Academy High School by scores of 9-0 to win their pool. Coach Robyn Williams said the event is a big one. The girls always circle the calendar for it. “The Mercersburg Tournament is definitely one that the team looks forward to,” Williams said. “They are able to travel ...

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MICDS boys squash team wins Flanagan Invitational Tournament for first time

MICDS boys varsity squash coach David Doherty believed his Rams would be good this year but the younger players would have to step up and perform to make the season a memorable one. “After losing some key seniors last year, it looked like it might be a rebuilding year,” Doherty said. “However, several of the rising juniors participated in squash summer camps in St. Louis and on the East Coast, and they returned for this season as much stronger players. It may be our deepest team in years. “Aside from two seniors and one freshman, the whole team is made ...

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