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Marquette records first state championship in softball

Marquette pitcher Annah Junge has been on both the winning and the losing end of a state championship softball game. Most recently, it was the winning end. The Mustangs scored a 2-0 victory over Blue Springs South in the Class 4 title game in Springfield. In the historic win for Marquette, Junge, a junior, allowed just two hits. She retired ...

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Lafayette’s run of state volleyball championships ends in quarterfinals

The state volleyball championship is being held this weekend but a familiar team is not there this year. The Lafayette Lancers won the Class 4 state championship for the last six years but there will be a new champion this year. Lafayette fell to St. Joseph’s Academy in the quarterfinals. The Lancers ended with a 35-3 record. All things pass. ...

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Parkway West claims district volleyball crown in Anderson’s first year as head coach

In coach Susan Anderson’s first year leading Parkway West, the Longhorns won a district championship. Parkway West captured the Class 4 District 6 crown. “Going into districts I knew that the top three teams (West, Parkway Central and Marquette) were very closely matched so it would be a tough game and fight in the championship,” Anderson said. The Longhorns opened ...

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Whitfield wins district volleyball championship before falling in the sectional

The Whitfield Warriors won its second consecutive district volleyball championship this season. Whitfield won the Class 2 District championship before falling in the sectional round to Fatima to end the season with a 10-17-1 record. Coach Maureen Dube said her squad was playing well entering the district tournament. “I was very eager and excited to enter districts,” Dube said. “The ...

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MICDS’ McClain finishes second in Class 2 girls state singles tennis tournament

MICDS’ Caleigh McClain is getting ready for the Rams’ winter swimming season. Looking back, she enjoyed at a successful fall campaign playing tennis. The Rams finished third in the Class 2 state team tournament at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. In individual state singles play, McClain finished second, a career best. McClain, who lives in Chesterfield, was happy the team did ...

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Marquette’s Lewis finishes girls tennis career with another trip to state

Ellie Lewis ended her Marquette tennis career with another medal and a legacy that will be tough to top. The senior finished eighth in the recent Class 2 state singles tournament  in Springfield. “Ellie is the most accomplished player we have had in the girls program,” Marquette coach Matt Del Pizzo said. Lewis ends her tenure as a Mustang with ...

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