2019-20 high school hockey preview capsules

It’s time to drop the puck on another Midstates Club Hockey Association season. Play begins Monday (Nov. 4) for some teams while others begin later in the week. St. Louis University High won the Challenge Cup over De Smet Jesuit last season. Lafayette won the Wickenheiser Cup with a win over Duchesne. Eureka won the Founder’s Cup by defeating Fort Zumwalt West. Lafayette returns 15 players from last year’s team that won the Wickenheiser Cup championship under coach Jim Carrico. The Lancers are in a new conference that has such Challenge Cup powers as De Smet, CBC and Chaminade. The ...

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CBC finishes second in Top Hat Classic, set to open hockey regular season

CBC coach John Jost liked what he saw from his Cadets in the preseason Top Hat Classic hockey tournament. The annual Webster Groves tournament has been a way for CBC to begin the high school hockey season for the last 20 years. The CBC Cadets finished second in the 2019 Top Hat Classic held by Webster Groves. Vianney defeated the Cadets 5-3 in the championship game. (Photo by Nate Lasch) The Cadets, who were the Top Hat defending champions, reached the championship game again. CBC again faced Vianney like last fall. This time, the result was different. Vianney scored a ...

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Marquette boys win district cross country meet, Mustangs’ Burke is medalist

The Marquette boys cross country team heads into the sectional meet for the 11th consecutive season. The Mustangs won the recent Class 4 District 4 meet at Brookdale Farms in Eureka. Marquette finished first in the 12-team district with 69 points. The Marquette boys cross country team won the Class 4 District 4 meet. The Mustangs will compete next in the sectional race at Parkway Central and try to earn a berth to the state tournament in Columbia. (Photo by Chris Auckley) The next seven teams following the Mustangs in order were Parkway South (73), Lafayette (76),  Parkway Central (99), ...

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Eureka girls win cross country district meet, set for Class 4 sectional race and chance to earn state berth

The Eureka Wildcats are on the run and ready to race in the girls sectional meet with the goal being to return as a team to the state meet. The Wildcats won the Class 4 District 4 meet at Brookdale Farms in Eureka with 35 points.  Coming in second was Parkway West with 78 followed by Lafayette (79) and Marquette (122). A total of 11 teams competed in the meet. The Eureka girls cross country team will race Saturday in the Class 4 sectional at Parkway Central. The Wildcats won their first district title since 2014 when they won the ...

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Week 10 high school football: District action begins

Postseason football is here. The nine-week regular season has ended. Now, it’s win and keep playing or lose and pack up the equipment. In Class 6 District 1, De Smet is seeded first while CBC seeded second. In District 3, Marquette is seeded second while Lafayette seeded third. All four teams will be in action Friday night. Kickoffs are at 7 p.m. CBC, the two-time defending state champion, will entertain St. Louis University High. The Cadets are 7-2. The Junior Billikiens are 5-4. The winner of this game advances next week to face the winner of De Smet-Pattonville game in ...

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Price for new park in Wildwood just went up

Land on which a new park will be built in Wildwood's Ward 5.

Residents of Wildwood's Ward 5 have waited several years for a promised city park in their part of town. That dream was once a grand aspiration of a large park with a price tag well over $1 million; however, residents learned earlier this year that their park would be built on a much smaller scale.

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Last ride for Loop Trolley?

Loop Trolley [Facebook photo]

As any hope for future public funding of the Loop Trolley is tossed around like a hot potato by local leaders, the question of accountability is quickly moving to the forefront.

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