De Smet ready for big conference games this week against SLUH, Chaminade

The De Smet Spartans basketball team takes it one week at a time. Spartans coach Kent Williams likes it that way. Williams explained that philosophy of playing each week at De Smet. The De Smet Spartans won the Circle 7 Ranch Showdown at Parkway West and head into week facing Metro Catholic Conference games against St. Louis University High and Chaminade. (Dirt and Turf Photography/De Smet) “We look at each week as it’s own little tournament,” Williams said. “We try to simpilfy the season. We think let’s win this week. In a tournament it is easy to focus in and ...

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Marquette’s Watkins hits 1,000-point scoring milestone as a junior

Marquette junior Kennedi Watkins stepped to the free line but it was no ordinary free throw she was attempting. Fouled attempting to shoot in a recent game against Jackson in the Lindbergh Tournament, Watkins canned the first free throw. It gave the 5-foot-11 forward 1,000 points in her girls basketball career with the Mustangs. Marquette made signs to honor Kennedi Watkins when she reached 1,000 points scored in her career with the Mustangs. “Hitting 1000 points was an extremely exciting moment for me, it was almost unreal at the moment,” Watkins said. “I had got fouled and went to the ...

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Reigning Wickenhesier Cup champion Lafayette happy to be playing in Challenge Cup this winter

The Lafayette Lancers will not be defending their Wickenheiser Cup championship this season. The hockey team does not mind. Lafayette qualified to play in the Midstates Club Hockey Association’s Challenge Cup tournament this postseason. “This is where we wanted to be this season,” Lafayette coach Jim Carrico said. “We believe we can compete every game with any team in Midstates. Considering where this program has come from, we are ecstatic where we are. To be honest, I do not know the last time Lafayette was in the Challenge Cup.” The 2019-20 Lafayette Lancers. First Row: Nathaniel Yeaton, Luke Hansen, Kamren ...

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