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Incarnate Word faces Rosati-Kain in sectional after winning districts softball title

The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights will get a rematch with the Rosati-Kain Kougars in a sectional softball game. The Red Knights will play Rosati-Kain at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Affton Athletic Complex. The Incarnate Word Academy softball team won the Class 3 District 3 championship to advance to the sectional round. During the regular season, Incarnate Word Academy lost 6-1 to the Kougars. “We just beat ourselves the last time we played Rosati Kain,” Red Knights coach Mike Gill said. “We are really looking forward to that chance to redeem ourselves against them. They bunted us a lot and ...

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Eureka girls win Suburban Conference Championships

The Eureka Wildcats girls cross country showed they could be a force in the postseason with their recent win in the Suburban Conference Championships. Eureka won with 68 points in the meet that was held at the 5-kilometer course at McNair Park. Parkway West was second with 102 followed by Lafayette with 112. The Eureka girls won the Suburban Conference Cross Country Championships for the first time. Coach Darrell Lewis liked what he saw from his squad. “To win by 34 points over a very good Parkway West team was definitely a confidence building result for us,” Lewis said. Eureka ...

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Lafayette freshman Tyson wins Suburban Conference Championships

Lafayette freshman Grace Tyson captured first place in another big race. Tyson came in first in the Suburban Conference Championships girls meet with a time of in 18 minutes, 56.89 seconds. The meet was held at the 5-kilometer course at McNair Park. Lancers coach Steven Stallis said it’s impressive to finish first in the meet. “It’s a great field of runners,” Stallis said. “It’s a large majority of the most competitive schools in St. Louis minus the St. Charles schools and private schools. McNair is a fairly flat and fast course. It’s very loopy, you do the same loop three ...

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Lafayette Junior Lancers softball teams do well in Feeder League competition

Lafayette young girls softball players are big in numbers and accomplishments. The Lafayette Junior Lancers Gold won the seventh grade championship with a 12-0 win over Hillsboro in the recent St. Louis/St. Charles combined feeder league championship. The Lafayette Junior Lancers Gold team won the seventh grade championship. Front row (left to right): Avalyn Long, Sydney Berger, Josie Alspaw, Ali Branson, Clare Carroll. Back row (left to right): Mary Hails, Addison Penn, Taylor Nania, Abby Carr, Sophia Dhanani, Nora Oswald. “It was a big moment for the girls,” coach Gary Long said. “They came together from different club teams in ...

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Parkway South girls win first district tennis title since 2007, advance doubles team to Class 2 state tournament

The Parkway South Patriots girls tennis team are district tennis champions at last. The Patriots defeated Eureka 5-1 to claim the Class 2 District 3 team championship on their home courts. The Parkway South girls tennis team won the Class 2 District 3 tournament. It was the first district title for the program since 2007. “It was the first time the girls team were district champs since 2007,” veteran coach Parkway Nick Tanurchis said. Heading into the postseason, the Patriots had a record of 7-6. Tanurchis said the overall dual record was a bit misleading. “We felt confident throughout the ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy wins district team tennis title, advances singles, two doubles teams as well

The St. Joseph’s Academy tennis Angels are getting closer to returning to the Class 2 state tennis tournament. The Angels, who finished third in the state last fall, won the recent District 4 meet it hosted by sweeping Lafayette 5-0. The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels won the Class 2 District 4 tennis tournament to advance to the sectional round. Coach Doug Smith said his squad was ready for postseason play after the regular season. “This has been a banner season for the Angels,” Smith said. “They kicked it off with a trip to Chicago where the girls played four strong ...

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MICDS duo of White, Cooper looking forward to postseason tennis

Playing tennis is like second nature to Journee White and Nia Cooper. Journee White, left, and Nia Cooper will begin district tennis play this week for the MICDS Rams. (Photo by Cheryl Ferguson) White, a sophomore, and Cooper, a freshman, are the No. 1 doubles team for the MICDS Rams. Postseason play begins Tuesday at MICDS. The Rams compete in District 6 with Principia, The Fulton School at St. Albans, Villa Duchesne, Visitation Academy and Whitfield. After team play, singles and doubles play will be held Saturday. “I love playing with Jounee we have been playing together since we’ve been ...

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