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Westminster’s Van Gilst leads 2017 class into St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

Westminster Christian Academy coach Rich Van Gilst heads the list of 20 inductees going into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. The organization will hold its 44th annual banquet Thursday [April 13] at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. Tickets are $60. Tickets, including dinner, open bar, and awards ceremony are still available.  Walk-up attendance is welcomed. Van Gilst is ...

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Parkway Central uses 11-run fourth inning to overwhelm Affton

After struggling to score in a doubleheader loss to Marquette last Saturday, the Parkway Central baseball team needed to find a way to get their bats going again. Playing Affton twice in three days, apparently was just what the Colts needed. Two days after beating the Cougars 9-1, the Colts, who served as the visiting team Thursday due to wet ...

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De Smet graduate Goodwin up for Hockey Humanitarian Award for college hockey

Penn State’s ice hockey senior captaim David Goodwin is one of five finalists for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award. The winner will be announced Friday (April 7). Goodwin, a De Smet graduate, is the first-ever Penn State hockey player to be named a finalist for this prestigious award. The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation and its longtime lead sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth ...

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Sports briefs

From Kunin going pro to high school racquetball honors, here is this week's look at local athletes doing good.

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2017 high school boys golf capsules: Chaminade, De Smet Jesuit eye return to Class 4 state tournament

Chaminade has four players back from last year’s squad that finished third in the Class 4 boys state golf tournament. In his seventh season as coach, Jack Wilson has some talented, experienced golfers this spring. Senior Joe Terschluse is a three-time state qualifier. Senior Andrew Horner, senior Patrick Mooney, and junior Colin Stolze, who was all-state last year with 13th ...

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2017 high school boys volleyball preview: Parkway Central looks to make another run at state title; postseason format changes

The Parkway Central Colts finished second in the Class 3 state tournament last spring under coach Tom Schaefer. Schaefer begins his 22nd year leading the Colts. Parkway Central has six starters returning from the team that lost to Affton in the third title match by a mere two points. De Smet Jesuit coach Tim Haffner has four starters back from ...

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