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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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St. Joseph’s tennis team heads to Kansas City for tournament at Pembroke Hill

If the St. Joseph’s Academy tennis team needs a motto perhaps they could use this one: Head ’em up, move them out. “It seems like a tournament and often a road trip every weekend for St. Joe,” Angels coach Doug Smith said. The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels won the Heather Bradshaw Tournament in Edwardsville. The girls from left to right: Morgan McKinnis, Megan Nguyen, Ellie Choate, Lexie Woodman, Shannon Sims, Abby Gaines, and coach Doug Smith. The Angels travel to Kansas City on Friday to play a dual against the Pembroke Hill School Raiders at the Owen Tennis Complex. St. ...

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Marquette heads to Springfield to play in Ozark Fall Festival Softball Tournament for first time

The Marquette Mustangs softball team are hitting the road. The Mustangs (4-3) will play in the 29th annual Ozark Fall Festival Softball Tournament. It will be their first appearance in the event. The Marquette Mustangs finished third in the Parkway Tournament. This weekend, they will be playing in a tournament at Springfield Kickapoo. The Mustangs will play at least five games with three games on Friday and two games on Saturday in the 16-team tournament. Games will be played on the high school fields of Ozark, Nixa, Republic, and Springfield Kickapoo. Marquette is in Pool D. The other teams in ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy begins field hockey season with three wins, set to host MICDS

The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels will put their undefeated record on the line against a familiar foe. The Angels (3-0) will host the MICDS Rams (3-0-1) at 4 p.m. Friday. Last year, the Rams scored a 4-0 win in its meeting with St. Joseph’s. Two years, the Angels defeated MICDS in a tournament contest as well as in the regular-season meeting. “MICDS is always a tough program, so it’s always a big game for us,” St. Joseph’s coach Claire Aubel said. “We want to step onto the field at the very beginning of the game and prove to them that ...

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