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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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Marquette plays in Gateway Match Up Volleyball Tournament after winning Summit Tournament

The Marquette Mustangs girls volleyball team are tournament champions. The Marquette Mustangs volleyball team won the recent Summit Tournament. The Mustangs won the recent Summit Tournament. Marquette defeated O’Fallon Christian 25-23, 25-19 to earn the championship. It was a solid showing for her squad, Marquette coach Tammy Becker said. “The girls were ecstatic to finish out on top,” Becker said. “I think it will help build confidence in our younger players.” Marquette was seeded third in the tournament. The Mustangs were playing well heading into the meet. “We are off to a pretty good start (this season), and we are ...

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Lafayette gets chance to avenge loss with girls volleyball match against Cor Jesu

The Lafayette Lancers will have a chance to play the team that gave them a loss this season. The Lancers will hit the road and play Cor Jesu against the Chargers at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “Any time you play a top team in the area, it’s exciting,” Lafayette coach Zach Young said. “You hope you can bring your ‘A’ game and play with grit. (It) Should be a fun match.” The Lancers are coming off a second-place finish in the Tournament of Champions played Saturday at St. Joseph’s Academy. Lafayette was 8-0 heading into the tournament with some big wins ...

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Fresh off softball tournament championship, Eureka faces two tough home games

The Eureka Wildcats look to build on a tournament championship this week. The Wildcats (10-5-1) are back in action with two home games this week after beating Holt 6-5 to win the Suburban Showdown. Eureka will host Kirkwood at 4:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 23) and then have a Suburban Conference Yellow Pool game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against always tough Parkway South. The Eureka Wildcats softball squad defeated Holt in eight innings to win the Suburban Showdown. The Wildcats began the season losing its first two games — a 4-1 decision to Cor Jesu and a 15-5 drubbing to Summit. ...

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Parkway West girls ready for big Paul Enke Invitational after winning Nelson race

The Parkway West girls are off and running. Finally. The cross country Longhorns, who finished second in the Class 4 state meet last fall, at last got their 2019 season under way. They did so in winning fashion. The Parkway West girls will run in the Paul Enke Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 21). The Longhorns enter the big meet after winning the recent Stan Nelson Invitational. The Longhorns finished first in the Stan Nelson Invitational at Northwest High. Parkway West won with 76 points. Marquette finished with 96 points to come in second. Winning the Nelson is something Parkway West ...

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Parkway West cross country boys team heads into big meet after winning Stan Nelson Invitational

Coach Kevin John’s Parkway West boys cross country Longhorns finally got to stretch their legs in something that counts. The Longhorns didn’t get a chance to run in the Parkway Quad. The season-opening meet was rained out. The Parkway West boys cross country team won first place in the Stan Nelson Invitational. “The season has been going well,” John said. “Our kids have been training hard and staying excited, but it was nice to finally get a real 5K race in.” They finally got the opportunity to compete in the Stan Nelson Invitational hosted by Northwest High. A total of ...

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