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Boomers defeat River City to win second straight Frontier League championship

  An exciting championship run for the River City Rascals didn’t end with a bang. It was more of a whimper. The Schaumburg Boomers once again proved to be just a little too much for River City to handle. Schaumburg claimed its second consecutive Frontier League championship by handing the Rascals a 6-2 loss in game four of the championship series Wednesday night in Schaumburg, (Il.). The loss brought to an end a magical season that saw the Rascals win 61 games. Kyle Brady got the start for River City and he struggled with his control from the start. The ...

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Amateur golf

Several St. Louis area junior golfers took part in the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The tournament brought together some of the world’s most talented junior golfers, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Local boys competing were: • James Siegfried, of Town & Country, who graduated last spring from De Smet Jesuit and is playing golf this year as a freshman at Missouri. • Jack Klingel, of Ellisville, a junior this year at De Smet Jesuit. • Daniel Trost, of St. Charles, a senior this year at ...

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Wildwood’s Jones set to defend her Missouri Women’s Senior Championship

Wildwood’s Tina Jones is ready to begin her defense of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association Senior Championship. The touranment is being held at the Sedalia Country Club. This is the 22nd year for this 36-hole stroke play championship. In addition to Jones, 10-time champion Barbara Berkmeyer, of West County also will be playing There are two divisions of play in the tournament. The Championship Division will play from 5,301 yards with a par 70. The Open Division will play at 4,934 yards with a par 70. A Missouri Senior Women’s Champion will be awarded as well as a Low Net ...

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Schaumburg blows out River City to take championship series lead

Game three of the Frontier League championship series looked promising early for the River City Rascals. By the time the night was done, the Rascals were left knowing that their backs were against the wall with their championship hopes hanging by a thread. The Schaumburg Boomers hammered River City 11-2 Tuesday night at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg (Il.) to take a 2-1 lead int he best-of-five championship series. Boomers hurler Eddie Cody tossed a complete game as Schaumburg ripped Rascals starter Tommy Mendoza and reliever Chandler Jagodzinski for 10 runs over the first five innings to give defending champions the ...

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Port’s bid for third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title ends with loss in Round of 32

The quest for a third consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title ended early for Ellen Port. Susan West, 50, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., won two matches, including a win over last year’s runner-up, to advance to the quarterfinals and stroke-play medalist and two-time defending champion Port, 52, of St. Louis, was ousted Tuesday (Sept. 16) at the 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. Port, who was attempting to become the first medalist to win the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur since 2002, was upended in the morning’s Round of 32 by ...

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Desir’s first season with Cleveland requires his trademark perseverance

His first season in a Cleveland Browns uniform hasn’t started well for former Lindenwood University and Francis Howell Central player Pierre Desir. Picked up as a fourth round draft pick, Desir became the first Lindenwood football player taken in the NFL Draft. Cleveland’s scouts liked Desir’s size at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds. They also liked his athleticism. Desir won the 2013 Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation’s top small college defensive back. He had 33 tackles, eight pass breakups and four interceptions during his senior season. He was a four-time all-MIAA selection, including three first-team honors, and earned All-American ...

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Lafayette’s cross country team ready to uphold winning tradition

The 2014 Lancers have a lineup many coaches would love to have an opportunity to work with. But Lafayette coach Sean O’Connor has them and he wants to keep them. “I love this year’s team,” O’Connor said. “They are a great group of guys who are dedicated and have worked extremely hard this summer to improve. I can’t wait for them to realize their potential this year.” The Lancers program ranks among the best  in the state. In the last two years, Lafayette has won two sectional championships and finished third in the state meet in Jefferson City. That’s the ...

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GROWING LACROSSE: Four MICDS players commit to Division 1 schools

Missouri’s reputation in high school boys lacrosse is growing by leaps and bounds. MICDS has played a large role in that development. The program that coach Andy Kay has worked hard to build resulted in a state championship last spring with an 11-10 overtime victory against CBC. From that team, four members of the Rams now have made Division 1 commitments – which has never been done before with underclassmen. “We have three juniors committed and one sophomore,” Kay said. “This is the most that any Missouri team has ever had committed to Division 1 schools. I think it shows ...

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Port wins first round of match play, advances to play another day in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Stroke-play medalist and two-time defending champion Ellen Port, 52, of St. Louis, defeated Kimberly Briele, 53, of New Bern, N.C., 6 and 4, on Monday (Sept. 15) in the first round of match play at the 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. Port, who won the stroke-play portion by nine strokes with a two-round total of 2-under-par 144, won four of the last five holes on the outward nine to take control against Briele and went on to record her 80th match-play victory in USGA competition. “It was nice ...

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