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Parkway Central girls off to fast start by winning first three basketball games

The Parkway Central girls basketball team got started off this season on a good note by winning all three games in the Parkway Tip-Off Classic. Colts coach Brian Guilfoyle was looking for his squad to start strong. “We wanted to compete at a high level every night and give our best effort,” Guilfoyle said. Parkway Central opened with a 54-39 win over Parkway South. “The girls did a nice job against a strong South team,” Guilfoyle said. “It was a good way to start the season off.” The Colts followed that with a 58-43 victory over Parkway West. “We did ...

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2018-19 high school girls basketball preview

The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights won their fifth girls basketball state championship in the last six years last winter. It was No. 9 overall for the program in state titles. The goal this season, coach Dan Roles said, is the same. Win another one. “That’s always our goal,” Rolfes said. The Red Knights have three seniors who signed letters of intent to play in college next fall. Rikki Woltman will be going to Purdue. Marissa Warren will go to De Paul and Kiki Britzmann will attend Belmont. Incarnate Word has eight players, including two starters back from the 27-5 ...

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2018-19 high school boys basketball preview

Chaminade finished second at state last winter and coach Frank Bennett has two starters back to help the Red Devils attempt to make another deep run in the postseason. The Red Devils lost 101-90 to Webster Groves in the Class 5 championship game. Bennett said he has a good group of players to work with this season. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with our guys,” Bennett said. “The team chemistry is good and they enjoy playing for each other.” Mike Potsu is entering 15 year as head coach of the Whitfield Warriors, who finished 21-8 last ...

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Wier happy to be wrestling coach at Lafayette

Joe Wier is living the dream. Wier is back as a head wrestling coach. The former Marquette head  coach has been an assistant coach at Lafayette for the last seven years. When Jonathan Sumner became the athletic director at Lafayette, the position opened up for someone to take. Wier got the job. “Coaching wrestling has always been a dream job for me,” Wier said. “Each and every day I feel thankful that I was blessed in high school with amazing teachers and coaches to lead me into a career of teaching science and coaching wrestling. I don’t think there have ...

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2018-19 high school wrestling preview

CBC and Whitfield both won state wrestling championships but both programs lost talented champion matmen to graduation. CBC was the first St. Louis wresting squad to win a Class 4 state championship since 1998. CBC began its wrestling program in 1964 and broke though to win a state championship.” CBC lost three state champions, who all are now Division I wrestlers. Malik Johnson and Cevion Severado are at Missouri and DJ Shannon is at West Virginia. Coach Cornell Robinson, who was first black head wrestling coach to win a team title in Missouri, has five state qualifiers returning this winter. ...

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Chaminade opens season in Chicago Elite Classic; ranked No. 1 in first Class 5 poll

It will be rise and shine for the Chaminade Red Devils in their high school basketball season opener. The Red Devils begin play in the 2018-19 season Saturday (Dec. 1) in the Chicago Elite Classic at Bloomington High School. Chaminade will play Bloomington at 10:30 a.m. Coach Frank Bennett said the early tip-off will not be a problem for his squad. “Our pregame routine stays the same,” said Bennett, who is entering his sixth year as the Chaminade head coach. The Classic is a good showcase for high school basketball, Bennett said. He is happy to have his team be ...

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Principia Honor Flight Classic is more than just boys basketball; it helps to honor veterans

The Principia Honor Flight Classic is about to take off for its second edition. Action begins Tuesday (Dec. 4) with four first-round games in the eight-team tournament. Coach Kyle Johnson said his Panthers are enthusiastic about playing at home in the tournament again. Principia is the defending tourney champions. “We are very excited to host the tournament again this year,” Johnson said. “It was awesome to win the inaugural tournament last year. We graduated nine seniors so most of the kids we have on the team this year did not get to experience the tournament last year. “They are hoping ...

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MICDS meets Ladue for Class 4 football state championship at Faurot Field

The football history at MICDS includes seven state championships. The Rams have an opportunity to add No. 8. MICDS (13-1) will play undefeated Ladue (14-0) in a battle of the Rams at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30) at Faurot Field in Columbia. it is MICDS’ first trip to the state championship game since 2011 when Webb City topped MICDS. In that 2011 season, MICDS defeated Ladue 31-21 in a sectional game. “Our team is excited to have earned the opportunity to play in the championship game, but they are focused on what is most important,” MICDS coach Matt Buha said. ...

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