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George powers Hazelwood Central run past Lafayette to Parkway West title

Marcus George of Hazelwood Central was not about to let a second chance against Lafayette go by without cashing in. George and his Hawks teammates lost to Lafayette last year in the Parkway West Classic and that loss was became motivation as Hazlewood Central surged to its first state semifinal berth in 20 years. This time around against the Lancers, George sought redemption and he got it. George put in a big-time effort down in the paint in the fourth quarter as Central scraped past Lafayette 49-45 to win the pPrkway West Classic Championship Friday night at Missouri Baptist University. “I ...

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Reigning champion CBC ready to begin Mid-States Club Hockey Association postseason play

It’s the time of year that players and coaches wait for since practice began last October — playoff hockey. Postseason play in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association begins with first-round play Thursday. CBC, 23-2, is the top seed in the Challenge Cup. The Cadets face No. 12 Duchesne at 9:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 30) at St. Peters Rec-Plex South. CBC is the reigning champion and has 13 champions in all. Coach John Jost has won nine leading the Cadets. He’s ready to go. “Yes, I’m very happy,” Jost said about getting ready for the playoffs. It has been a long ...

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Team USA’s Jincy Dunne grabs gold with exceptional overtime goal

Scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to help Team USA win the world hockey championship provided a perk that thrilled Jincy Dunne and her fellow students at The Fulton School at St. Albans. Dunne, 17, played a big role in helping the United States score a 3-2 victory against Canada in the gold-medal game of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, New York. Her power-play shot lifted the United States to the win after also scoring her team’s first goal. Named the U.S. Player of the Game in the gold medal game, Dunne, who was team captain, also ...

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Sports Briefs: Lancers finish second in All-Suburban Wrestling Conference

High school wrestling The defending champion Lafayette Lancers finished second in the recent 31-team All-Suburban Conference Championships at Hazelwood Central. “We are very happy overall with the way our kids performed,” Lancers coach Jonathan Sumner said. We finished the day with eight medalists and everyone else contributed points along the way.” Senior Alec Reid won at 138 pounds with a 5-3 decision over Efe Oshghae, of McCluer North. Reid was coming off a third-place finish in the Granite City Invitational, held over the winter break. “He controlled the entire match from start to finish,” Sumner said. “He controlled every position, ...

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High school rubgy season will kick off with a Feb. 28 tournament at Lindenwood

Winter is still here but it soon will be time to kick off the spring high school rugby campaign. West County high school rugby is gearing up for the spring 2015 season that begins in a big way with a tournament scheduled for Feb. 28 at Lindenwood. “We are starting workouts a bit earlier this year in preparation for the first annual Lindenwood University sponsored high school tournament,” said Parkway United Rugby coach John Watson. “The tournament will feature teams from throughout St Louis, and across the Midwest. It should be a perfect start to the season for all the ...

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CBC, Vianney, Francis Howell are top seeds in postseason Mid-States Club Hockey Association tournaments

Defending Challenge Cup champion CBC is the No. 1 seed for this year’s Mid-States Club Hockey Association’s top postseason tournament. The Cadets went a spotless 12-0 to win the Metro Division. In Mid-States play, CBC went a perfect 21-0. Overall, the Cadets are 23-2 with the two loses coming in a Chicago tournament over the winter break. Overall, CBC has won a record 13 Mid-States championships. The top seed in the Wickenheiser Cup went to Vianney, who finished with a 6-13-1 overall record. The Golden Griffons won the Tier II tournament in 1996. When there was only one postseason tourney ...

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Resilient Parkway West grinds past Ladue for first conference win

The Parkway West basketball team is not known for scoring or being pretty on offense but the Longhorns are resilient and know how to grind games out. West needed that resilience, defensive toughness, and a strong bench to overcome a seven-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off the athletic and quick Ladue Rams for a 42-39 Suburban Central North division victory Friday night before a packed house at Parkway West. Parkway West (9-5, 1-1 in Sub Central North play) got their first conference win in the final moments thanks to a couple of big shots from sophomore 6-foot-8 sophomore post ...

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