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Parkway West moves up to Class 4 in soccer, Priory drops back to Class 2

The Missouri State High School Actitivities Association recent district soccer assignments showed two schools are changing classifications. The Parkway West Longhorrns are moving up from Class 3 to compete in Class 4. The Priory Rebels are dropping back to Class 2 from Class 4. Parkway West will be District 4 with defending Class 4 champion CBC, Marquette and Lafayette. Priory will be in District 5 with St. Clair, St. Francis Borgia and Whitfield. For new Longhorns coach Tom Herpel the move was not a surprise. Herpel has been with the program as a longtime assistant before his promotion. Parkway West ...

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2019 girls golf capsules: St. Joseph’s Academy drives for a fourth consecutive state championship

The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels return five of their top six golfers from last year. The Angels won their third consecuive Class 2 state title last fall. This season, the goal is to try for a fourth championship. Grace Aromando, who has played on the last three state championships for the Angels. Aromando is the captain this year. All the Angels had big summers in tournament action. Aromando was the Accelerated Golf Tour Player of the Year. Drew Nienhaus was the Player of the Year for Gateway PGA Junior. Nicole and Mia Rallo finished first and second in the Missouri ...

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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 high school boys swimming and diving capsules

Parkway West wants to build on last fall’s success and return to the Class 1 state meet. The Longhorns went 10-1 in dual meets and won the Suburban Conference Red Pool meet. Parkway West finished in third place at Class 1 state meet. For her second season as the head coach, Coleen Sumner welcomes back 10 state meet qualifiers and 22 swimmers and divers overall. “The coaching staff is very excited about the strong start to this season,” Sumner said. “The team came in ready to train and compete. The team has great energy and is working well together.” Parkway ...

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2019 high school boys soccer preview capsules: CBC’s Michler approaches 1,000 career victories

The CBC Cadets have three starters back from last year’s Class 4 state championship team but a bigger story line involves coach Terry Michler. Michler is approaching a huge career milestone. Entering his 49th year coaching at CBC, Michler is only 10 wins away from reaching 1,000 in his career. Michler’s record is 990-273-115. He’s also led the program to nine state titles. Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain is happy for his coaching friend. CBC coach Terry Michler celebates with his Cadets when he won his 900th career game. Entering his 49th season at CBC, Michler is 10 wins shy of ...

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Priory, MICDS, Westminster Christian Academy start soccer season off in Metro League Tournament

The Metro League tradition continues with the start of the new soccer season. The league opens with the Metro League Tournament. The league’s seven teams are joined by Bayless to make it an eight-team bracket.   Priory coach John Mohrmann likes the way the league opens each season. “Our league tournament has been a long tradition, and it’s a great way to measure ourselves against very good opponents,” Mohrmann said. Westminster Christian Academy coach Dan Legters agreed. “I think it is a great way to start the season with the tournament,” Legters said. “The level of competition within our league ...

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New Marquette, Parkway North head coaches set to make their debuts in football season opener

Marquette’s Michael Stewart and Parkway North’s Karl Odenwald make their head-coaching debuts Friday and it will be against each other. The Parkway North Vikings play against the Mustangs at Marquette in a 7 p.m. game. “It’s exciting to host your very first game as a head coach,” said Stewart, who was the defensive coordinator before he became the head coach at Marquette. “I know the fans and the community. My dad has been in this district his whole life.” Stewart, 31, replaced Matt Klein, who is leaving to coach at Blue Springs South. Stewart has been an assistant coach for ...

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High school football Week One: Parkway West hosts Parkway South

The Parkway West Longhorns entertain the Parkway South Patriots in the high school football season opener Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. This marks the fourth consecutive year the two teams have met in the season opener. Other local games set for 7 p.m. Friday are: CBC at O’Fallon Priory at St. Charles Parkway North at Marquette Chaminade at Belleville East Parkway Central at Summit Principia at Van-Far MICDS at Poplar Bluff Timberland at Lafayette Eureka at Fort Zumwalt West There is one game scheduled for Saturday: De Smet at Hazelwood Central, 1 p.m. Parkway West is 3-0 against the ...

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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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