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Marquette ends its best baseball season with a second-place finish in Class 5 state tournament

In their first trip to the Class 5 Final Four in baseball, the Marquette Mustangs came home in second place. The Marquette Mustangs finished in the Class 5 state baseball tournament. It’s the best finish in the school’s history. The De Smet Spartans scored a 6-4 win over the Mustangs at at CarShield Field. Marquette finished its season at 24-9. De Smet ended its season at 14-13-1. “I have an immeasurable amount of pride for this team,” Marquette coach John Meyer said. “They were amazing and found ways to improve during the postseason against great competition. They took the program ...

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Five local golfers fail to qualify for U.S. Open

Five local qolfers, including two amateurs failed this week to qualify for a spot in the upcoming U.S. Open. Chris Naegel, of Wildwood, missed the cut by three strokes in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying. He had earned a spot last year in the U.S. Open. Manchester native Scott Langley, 30, of Scottsdale, Ariz., did not qualify playing at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Canada. Langley shot a 142. The cut was 140. Langley, a Parkway South and University of Illinois graduate, has competed in four U.S. Opens and tied for low amateur with Russell Henley in 2010 at ...

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Priory’s two doubles teams come home with state medals

The Priory Rebels sent two teams to the Class 1 state doubles tournament in Springfield and they did not come home empty handed. The Priory doubles teams with coach Kurt Miller at the Class 1 state meet. From left, Gary Gaertner, Jack McEnery, Miller, John Newell and Sean Finnie. The Rebels brought back two medals with them. What’s even better news for coach Kurt Miller is that all four boys are underclassmen. So, they will be back to compete for Priory next spring. Junior Jack McEnery and sophomore Gary Gaertner returned with the third-place championship. The two defeated John Burroughs’ ...

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Chaminade captures boys Class 3 state volleyball championship

Chaminade coach Brandon Carter knew his Red Devils volleyball team would be a good one. The Chaminade Red Devils celebrate winning the Class 3 state volleyball championship. In fact, before the season began he said: “We’ve had some really strong seasons of growth, and this year we will compete to bring home the title.” Carter wasn’t just talking to hype his team. Chaminade proved his faith was justified when the Red Devils captured the Class 3 boys volleyball state championship with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-23 over Mehlville. The Red Devils finished 28-6 overall. It’s the best record in the program’s ...

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Metropolitan Open will see new champion crowned this week at The Country Club of St. Albans

The Metropolitan Open will have a new champion this year. The 2019 version of the Metropolitan Open will set a new standard with 141 professionals competing this week for the $25,000 first prize. Jordan Russell came away with the title in 2018. Russell will not be back to defend his title this year. In total, 187 players registered for the Open, also a new record. It is another testament to what has been built with this championship over 14 years. The Country Club of St. Albans continues to perpetuate championship golf in this region. However, the club will step away ...

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2109 Legion baseball preview

The American Legion season has begun and Eureka Post 177 looking to defend its District 10 championship. Post 177 went 25-15 last summer. Eureka won District 10 championship for third consecutive season before falling just short in Zone 4 play. In his second season at the helm, coach Alex Wolters believes he has another strong team back. He welcomes back six starters. Chesterfield Post 556 has a veteran group this season as well. Coach Carl Schmittgens is entering his fifth year at the held. He has six starters back. Schmittgens also has five players in their fifth year with the ...

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Parkway North girls win first ever state championship in track and field

The Parkway North Vikings girls track team raced to the first state championship in the program’s history. The Parkway North girls won the Class 4 state track and field championship. It’s the first state title in the program’s history. Parkway North won the Class 4 state title with 74 points. Webster Groves was second with 53 while Parkway Central was third with 49 and MICDS fourth with 39. In his fourth year as the Vikings’ head coach and sixth year overall with the program, Moyenda Anwisye said it was a a great moment for everyone. “Vikings track has a strong ...

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Parkway West Longhorns win Show Me Cup boys lacrosse championship

The Parkway West are champions in high school boys lacrosse for the second time. The Parkway West Longhorns won the Show Me Cup boys lacrosse championship. The Longhorns held off Westminster 6-5 to capture the 2019 Show Me Cup title played at Lindenwood University. “The players really savored finishing the season well,” Parkway West coach Pete Stirling said. “After the quick on field celebration, we found a nice nook in the stadium to catch our breath and enjoy the moment.” In 2015, Parkway West won the Division II championship with a victory over Priory. “This is a little different than ...

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Lafayette shows its heart by finishing third in girls state lacrosse tournament

The Lafayette Lancers girls lacrosse team showed their heart and determination in overcoming losing a tough game and an undefeated record in the semifinals of the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association state tournament. The Lafayette Lancers ended their lacrosse season on a winning note and finished third in the state tournament with a victory over MICDS. The Lancers defeated the MICDS Rams, who won state last spring, 15-7 to finish third in the game played at John Burroughs. Lafayette’s final record was 21-1. “They took to heart their second chance and played for their honor, their school, but most of all ...

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Westminster Christian Academy finishes second in Show-Me Cup boys lacrosse tournament

Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats fell short to capturing the Show Me Cup in high school boys lacrosse. The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats finished second in the Show Me Cup high school boys postseason tournament. The Wildcats lost 6-5 to Parkway West. Westminster finished its 2019 season at 9-9. The Longhorns ended with a 10-7 record. Westminster coach John Pettis said it was a tough loss for his team. However, his team will learn from it and the program will go forward. “Disappointment from everyone,” Pettis said. “We truly believe we had the bigger, faster, and more skilled team however Parkway ...

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