Women’s Missouri Mid Amateur Championship begins this week at Greenbriar

The fourth Missouri Women’s Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship begins Thursday (July 24)  at the beautiful Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood and two-time defending champion Mindy Coyle will try to make it three in a row. The women will  have a practice round Wednesday before beginning the 36-hole competition. Greenbriar Hills will once again become the battleground for an MWGA title.  The club served as a previous host of the 1969 and 1994 Women’s Amateur Championships. Coyle, of Columbia, who won in (2012 and  2013,  returns to meet players from Missouri and Johnson County, Kan., who are aged 25 and ...

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Incarnate Word senior named to U.S. Youth Olympic Basketball team

Incarnate Word Academy senior Napheesa Collier will be going to China next month. Collier, who committed to the University of Connecticut earlier this spring, has been named to the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. The team will take part in the 3×3 basketball competition in the second annual Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The games, featuring 15 sports, will run from Aug. 16-28.  

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Hi-NRG Gymnastix Acrobatic team qualifies for 2014 Gymnastics Championships

The Hi-NRG Gymnastix Acrobatic team has qualified for the 2014 USA Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Although Hi-NRG, located in Chesterfield, is only in their second year of competition, coach Tony Palmasanohas developed a strong competitive team with gymnasts ranging in age from 6 to 22. They all have qualified for and are headed to the U.S. National Championships. In addition, two of the teams – the mixed pair of Sloane Roper and Chris Trager and the women’s trio of Lauren Knoll, Jordan Christian and Addison Fastenau – are being considered for the Junior National Team. Knoll, 12, attends ...

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How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S

[Editor’s note: One of the challenges of being the editor of a community newspaper is having enough space in print to share all the great stories we come across every day. Last May one of West County’s remarkable students achieved tremendous success at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Although it’s been a while since this article was written, West Newsmagazine did not want to let Gokul Venkatachalam’s success go unheralded.] • • • Parkway West Middle student Gokul Venkatachalam, 13, spelled his way to third place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May. He placed just behind ...

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Business Profiles: St. Louis Community College names director of public information

PEOPLE In the July 9 issue of West Newsmagazine, new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties agents Dawn Munaco, Kelly Shaw, Gary Tegler and Bryan Vancil were incorrectly listed as having joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate. BHHS Select Properties, formerly Prudential Select Properties, operates 11 offices in St. Louis and St. Charles and throughout St. Louis, Jefferson and Lincoln counties; the four joined the company at its Town & Country location. Real estate agent Maria McKinney also has joined the Town & Country office. • • • Chesterfield native Tim O’Toole has joined The Country Club of St. Albans ...

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Road to the Stanley Cup

Paul Stastny will do more than help the St. Louis Blues after signing a free-agent contract. For thousands of youngsters playing here, he will serve as a symbol that you can reach the NHL from St. Louis.

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Golfer scores once-in-a-lifetime event 15 times in 8-year span

Most golfers probably consider a hole-in-one a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s if they are fortunate enough ever to get one. Chesterfield resident Mary Kordsmeier has recorded 15 aces since her first golfing experience 62 years ago, with all of them coming much closer to the end of her playing days than at the beginning.

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Health Capsules: TLC at Mercy

TLC at Mercy A group of young adults recently orchestrated a Red Carpet Party with performances, bingo and dancing for the residents of Mercy Skilled Nursing in Creve Coeur. Through Teens Learning in the Community (TLC), an innovative summer volunteer program for teens interested in a career in health care, high school and college students learn to work as a team to complete a project to improve Mercy patient care. The fourth annual Red Carpet Party at Mercy Skilled Nursing was one of this year’s projects. The TLC program allows young volunteers to interact with medical professionals, explore non-clinical positions ...

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Girls soccer

The North squad scored a 1-0 victory in the 30th annual Missouri Athletic Club Girls Senior All-Star Game at the St. Louis Soccer Park. The squad’s MVP was Brigitte Reilly, of Duchesne. Reilly, who will play at Missouri State, scored the lone goal with just under 28 minutes to play. The South squad’s MVP was St. Joseph’s Academy midfielder Alli Magaletta.

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