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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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Undermanned Parkway South comes up short against Kirkwood

    Playing without seven players down due to injury and with its top two lines missing, the Parkway South Patriots seemed heavily overmatched against the talented Kirkwood Pioneers at the start of their Mid-States hockey clash. Starting out with a thin bench, a lot of heart, and strong goaltending from super keeper Kyle McClellan, the Patriots raced to a 2-1 after two periods.  Still, the Pioneers found their mojo in the third period. Kirkwood, thanks to big third period plays from Kole Mudra,  Jake Siegel, and Adam Tackess, exploded for four third period goals and held on for a ...

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Westminster Christian Academy, De Smet eager to play in Mid-States hockey Winter Classic

Westminster Christian Academy and De Smet get a chance to show they can play hockey outdoors as well as they do indoors. The team are part of the 2015 edition of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association’s Winter Classic. The annual outdoor lineup of hockey games will be played at Clayton’s Shaw Park. The Classic is scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 24). Admission for the day will be $5. Also, Ten Game Passes will be not be accepted. Here is the schedule for the day: * Noon: Clayton vs Northwest * 1:45 p.m.: Affton Squirts vs St. Peters Squirts * 2:30 p.m.: ...

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CBC to meet Chaminade in boys basketball at Lindenwood University

If CBC coach Justin Tatum didn’t have to work, he would be in the stands, watching the matchup between his Cadets and the Chaminade Red Devils. “The atmosphere will be electric,” Tatum said. “It’s going be a state championship type of game.” The big Metro Catholic Conference game will be at 7 p.m. Friday (Jan. 23) at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. The game is CBC’s home game but Tatum moved it so more fans could witness the game that features some of the area’s top high school boys basketball players. “We wanted to give everybody who wants to see ...

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Tournament tested Lafayette to wrestle in triangular at Marquette

The Lafayette Lancers wrestlers are showing themselves to be tournament tough. The Lancers finished second in the 31-team All Suburban Conferences meet at Hazelwood Central and earned third place in the Capital City Invitational in Jefferson City. The Lancers now head back into competition. Lafayette will compete Wednesday (Jan. 21) in a triangular at Marquette against the Mustangs and Fox. The action begins at 6 p.m. Lafayette came in behind Seckman at Hazelwood Central. The Lancers had 206 points while Seckman earned 226.5 points. In Jefferson City, the Lancers scored 254.5 points to wind up behind Holt (285) and Park ...

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