Field hockey all conference teams

MICDS captured its second consecutive state field hockey championship earlir this fall. The Rams won the state championship with a 2-1 win over Cor Jesu. The all-conference teams have been announced. Here is a look at local conferences and the girls who were recognized. Suburban, Division I Player of the year: Riley Kniptash, sr., Ladue Goalkeeper of the year: Eliza Pauk, sr., Edwardsville FIRST TEAM F Kerstin Morley, sr., University City F Annie Mulford, so., Edwardsville M Delayne Ivanowski, jr., Kirkwood M Sarah Jacober, jr., Marquette M Ryler Miller, jr., Edwardsville M Mia Schweain, jr., Marquette M Alexa Simpson, sr., ...

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Yes, Virginia

In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon had been told “If you see it in The (New York) Sun it’s so.” Armed with this advice she wrote to The Sun asking if Santa Claus was real, for some of her friends had told her he was not. That’s when one of the editorial writers, Mr. Francis P. Church, replied.

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Body found in Bluebird Park

According to a press statement released by the Ellisville Police Department, a decomposed body was found hanging from a tree in a wooded area in Bluebird Park on Sunday, Dec. 14, at about 3:20 p.m.

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Big second period pushes Marquette skaters past Francis Howell

It took Zachary Schade and his Marquette teammates about a period to figure out Francis Howell goalie Nicholas Farber. Once they did, it was a fun night for the Mustangs. Schade scored a goal late in the first period. Marquette followed that up with a five-goal second period outburst and rolled to an easy 7-3 win Friday (Dec. 12) at Hardees Ice Plex in Chesterfield. “Their goalies was pretty good and making pretty good saves, so it was tough to get anything early,” Schade said. “Once we got the first one, it felt good and we kept putting shot against ...

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College women’s basketball

Saint Louis University sophomore and St. Joseph’s Academy graduate Erin Nelson is a third-team pick for the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team. The Ballwin native was selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference women’s basketball All-Rookie team by a vote of the league’s head coaches in the 2013-2014 season. A 5-10 forward who led the Billikens in scoring last year, Nelson also was a two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week, averaging 14 points a game. At St. Joseph’s, Nelson collected four varsity letters and was a McDonald’s All-America nominee as well as a first-team All-State and first-team All-Conference player as a senior.

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