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From Kunin going pro to high school racquetball honors, here is this week's look at local athletes doing good.

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2017 high school boys golf capsules: Chaminade, De Smet Jesuit eye return to Class 4 state tournament

Chaminade has four players back from last year’s squad that finished third in the Class 4 boys state golf tournament. In his seventh season as coach, Jack Wilson has some talented, experienced golfers this spring. Senior Joe Terschluse is a three-time state qualifier. Senior Andrew Horner, senior Patrick Mooney, and junior Colin Stolze, who was all-state last year with 13th ...

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2017 high school boys volleyball preview: Parkway Central looks to make another run at state title; postseason format changes

The Parkway Central Colts finished second in the Class 3 state tournament last spring under coach Tom Schaefer. Schaefer begins his 22nd year leading the Colts. Parkway Central has six starters returning from the team that lost to Affton in the third title match by a mere two points. De Smet Jesuit coach Tim Haffner has four starters back from ...

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Incarnate Word graduate Collier a Naismith Trophy finalist; set to play in NCAA semifinal game

UConn’s Napheesa Collier is one of five finalists for the 2017 James A. Naismith Trophy, given to the nation’s most outstanding women’s college basketball player. The Incarnate Word Academy graduate and O’Fallon resident joins UConn teammate Katie Lou Samuelson, Washington’s Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson of South Carolina as the finalists for the Naismith Trophy. Collier, a 6-foot-1 sophomore forward, ...

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2017 boys lacrosse capsules: MICDS, Priory seek to defend state championships, league undergoes realignment

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MICDS and Priory are the defending Division I and Division II boys lacrosse state champions but a new alignment may put both teams in the same bracket this spring. There are no more divisions. Instead, conferences have been drawn up for teams that are traditional rivals, like Metro Catholic, Metro League and Suburban West. After the regular season, teams get ...

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2017 high school girls soccer capsules: IWA wants to continue district title streak, Westminster’s Davis seeks another good season

Incarnate Word Academy looks to continue one of the top streaks in high school girls soccer. The Red Knights will attempt to win their 33rd consecutive district titles this season. Coach Beth Sims has four starters back from last year’s 18-6-2 team that finished tied for third place in the Class 3 state tournament. Whitfield coach Jeff Cacciatore is entering ...

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2017 high school girls lacrosse capsules: Marquette, MICDS have experienced players returning to make another run at state title

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Marquette coach Chris Elledge is looking to build on the success of last season’s third-place squad in high school girls lacrosse. MICDS coach Kate Hafenreffer wants to do the same with her team that lost the state championship game to Cor Jesu last spring. Elledge has an experienced lineup to play this spring. The Mustangs went 20-4 last year. Returning are 10 girls ...

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