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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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MICDS set to play St. Joseph’s Academy in matchup of undefeated field hockey teams

It’s always good to start a season playing tough competition and winning. And the MICDS Rams have done just that. The Rams won Pool B of the 22nd annual Gateway Classic at the SportPort Athletic Complex. The MICDS Rams won Pool B in the recent Gateway Classic. The Rams went 2-0-1 in the tournament. MICDS will be in action Friday at St. Joseph’s Academy against the undefeated Angels, who also won their pool in the Classic. “It is always to get a good test early,” MICDS coach Lynn Mittler said. “The teams we have the opportunity to play at the ...

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2019 high school girls tennis capsules: St. Joseph’s Academy seeks return trip to Class 2 Final Four as a team

St. Joseph’s Academy last won the Class 2 state tennis championship in 2012. Coach Doug Smith, entering his 22nd year with the Angels, said this year’s squad is talented. “(This is the) Best team I’ve had since Angels last won team state in 2012,” Smith said. St Joseph’s finished 21-6 last fall and won district and then won the sectional and quarterfinal matches to reach state. The Angels finished third in Class 2 team state tournament. The squad qualified two doubles teams for state doubles and they finished first and second. There are two new coaches this season. Marquette has ...

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2019 field hockey capsules: Whitfield does a co-op with Principia this season

The field hockey scene may get a little bigger. Whitfield coach Maggie Young said the Warriors are being joined by two girls from Principia. “We’re doing a co-op- with Principia in an effort to help them rebuild their program in a few years,” Young said. “Two players from Principia will be playing with us. They are Shaya Dry and Linden Hoff.” Young is entering 10th year as head coach at Whitfield. She is excited to have the Principia girls join her program. “”We are thrilled to have this group of student athletes and to begin our co-op journey with Principia,” ...

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2019 high school softball capsules: Marquette seeks return to Final Four

Adam Starling inherits a good situation at Marquette. Starling, who was an assistant coach, moved up and is entering his first year as head coach of the Mustangs softball program. He has five starters back from last year’s 23-5 team that reach the Class 4 Final Four. “I am really excited to see how the team develops and competes this season. We are young but talented,” Starling said. Eureka, which lost to Marquette in the district championship game, has seven starters back for Mark Mosley’s 10th year as head coach. The Wildcats went 23-5 last season. “With a solid season ...

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2019 high school girls volleyball capsules: Eureka looks to defend state championship

The Eureka Wildcats volleyball program made history last season. Now what does it do for an encore? The Wildcats captured their first state title last fall. Eureka defeated conference rival Lafayette 25-23, 25-23 in the Class 4 title match at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. It was sweet payback for the Wildcats as Lafayette had eliminated Eureka early in postseason play each of the previous six seasons. To top it off, it was coach Jodie Fowler’s first season as the head coach. It was a season of firsts. On its way to the state title, Eureka scored its first ...

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