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Parkway Central boys track and field ready for Fred Lyon Invitational after winning Henle Holmes Invitational

The Parkway Central Colts boys track and field team will compete in the Fred Lyon Invitational fresh off winning its own meet. The Colts will take part in the two-day Lyon meet at Parkway North on Thursday [April 20] and Friday. Parkway Central is coming off winning the Henle Holmes Invitational for the first time since 2003. The Colts won their own meet with 124 points. Coming in second were Marquette with 105. Defending Class 4 state champion Lafayette was third with 89 points. The other team scores were: Parkway North 87, Eureka72, Timberland 66, John Burroughs 53, Parkway West 46, ...

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Covington, Chaminade roll past Francis Howell

Chaminade junior attacker Peter Covington has a knack for being around the ball and then has a knack for scoring as well. Covington had the ball a lot with him while running around the field at Chaminade on Tuesday and the Red Devils got big dividends from that activity. Covington, scored four first half goals and ended up with seven goals and two assists as Chaminade turned a 9-2 halftime lead into an easy 19-5 victory over Francis Howell. The Red Devils, who are in the midst of a busy three-game week which includes matches against Westminster Christian Academy, and ...

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Lafayette prepares to race rival Eureka after winning Parkway Central Classic in boys volleyball

The Lafayette Lancers will head into an anticipated high school boys volleyball matchup with Eureka fresh off winning the Parkway Central Classic. The two teams collide at 5:15 p.m. Thursday (April 20)  at Eureka. “We have our (Route) 109 rivalry with Eureka,” Lafayette coach Doug Ell said. “That is always a big match. Throw the records out because both teams will bring their ‘A’ game.” The Lancers played well in winning the 13-team Parkway Central Classic for the second time in three years. Lafayette (15-1-1) won all five matches it played in the tournament. “Our primary goal for this tournament ...

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Experienced Priory tennis team playing well, looks ahead to big matches

Priory pulled off a major victory when the coach Kurt Miller’s Rebels won the recent Metro League tennis tournament. MICDS has won the Class 1 state championship and has owned the tournament in recent years. The Rams have some state qualifiers back this spring and were expected to win the league tourney again. In Miller’s first year coaching the team after taking over for former longtime coach Ralph Wright, his Rebels has accomplished a big coup with the conference tournament victory in the meet held at Westminster Christian Academy. Priory slipped past MICDS. The Rebels finished with 59.5 points. MICDS ...

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Parkway Central Classic boys volleyball tournament turns 20; new champ to be crowned

The Parkway Central Classic boasts another solid field for the 20th annual playing of the high school boys volleyball tournament. Action begins Friday [April 14] in the two-day tournament. There will be a new champion crowned this year. Last spring, St. Louis University High defeated De Smet for the title. SLUH is not in this year’s meet. “We usually have 16 teams in it,” Parkway Central coach Tom Schaefer said. “This year it fell on Easter weekend, and it is too difficult to find a weekend that is clear for all 16 teams, and Easter moves around too much to ...

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Dynamic duo claims racquetball’s most coveted crowns

The Parkway South duo of senior Elyse Duffie and junior Katy Moran are national champions. The pair won first place in No. 1 seed doubles in the USA Racquetball High School National Championships held at Missouri Athletic Club West. Duffie and Moran defeated Kaitlyn Boyle and Kimaia Gassner, of Beaverton High School, Portland, Oregon, 15-14 15-5. “Winning doubles at the No. 1 seed was a huge accomplishment for both of us,” Elyse said. “Our success shows how far we’ve come as a team and I could not be happier with our performance at nationals. Both of us played very well. ...

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2017 high school boys volleyball preview: Parkway Central looks to make another run at state title; postseason format changes

The Parkway Central Colts finished second in the Class 3 state tournament last spring under coach Tom Schaefer. Schaefer begins his 22nd year leading the Colts. Parkway Central has six starters returning from the team that lost to Affton in the third title match by a mere two points. De Smet Jesuit coach Tim Haffner has four starters back from last year’s team that finished 26-10-2 and lost to Lafayette in Class 4 semifinals. There are two new head coaches this season. Chaminade has a new coach in Brandon Carter. Former head coach Eric Burdge will be Carter’s assistant coach ...

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