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Marquette boys tennis team made program history this season

It was a season Marquette boys tennis coach Alex Nelle said he will never forget. Nelle and the Mustangs reach the Class 2 Final Four for the first time in school history. “To coach this team was a blessing, as they are outstanding people on and off the court,” Nelle said. “It has been a privilege to be their coach all season and they deserved to be the first team in program history to make it to the Final Four. The hardest part of the final four for me was when it is over, as I realized that I wouldn’t ...

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Parkway Central completes good season by finishing second in Class 3 boys volleyball

The Parkway Central Colts came close but fell short in the Class 3 state boys volleyball championship. The Affton Cougars finished an undefeated season by stopping the Colts 19-25, 25-21, 27-25. The Colts finished with a 26-12 record. Affton wound up 35-0-1. “I know the boys were disappointed knowing they had come so close, but they were proud, and rightly so, of all that they had accomplished this season,” Colts coach Tom Schaefer said. “Even my seniors, who were sad it all had come to an end, and just short of the ultimate goal, were still happy to have had ...

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Marquette’s boys tennis team looking forward to playing in Class 2 state team tournament for first time

Marquette Mustangs boys tennis coach Alex Nelle knew he had a good team to lead this spring and it turned out he was right. The Mustangs are heading to Springfield to play in their first Class 2 state team tennis tournament. It will be the first trip ever for the boys program to play at state as a team. “At the beginning of the season, I knew on paper that we had a very talented team, but I also knew that the road to the Final Four would be a tough one,” Nelle said. “We had to beat some great ...

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Sports Briefs: Youth baseball

The 8 and Under Chesterfield Rawlings Tigers, coached by Mike Ott, of Chesterfield, took home the 8U Machine Pitch first-place trophy at the Ellisville Athletic Association fields during the Game 7 Spring Super Regional Tournament, April 30-May 1.

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Lafayette is No. 1 seed in Class 4 boys volleyball postseason state tournament

Lafayette is the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4 and the Lancers begins its quest for the state championship by hosting first-round district play. The state high school boys volleyball postseason begins Friday (May 13) at 4:15 p.m. for some schools and at 9 a.m. Saturday for others. Teams play best 2 out of 3 with the third game going to 15 points. Each team plays the other in districts. The Lancers finished the regular season with a sparkling 26-2 record. Lafayette’s last loss and only one to a local school came April 16 in the semifinals of the Parkway Central Invitational. ...

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