Ballwin Days – What to know before you go

Free shuttle service for Ballwin Days guests No parking will be permitted in Vlasis Park during Ballwin Days, except for vehicles with handicapped tags. Free shuttle service is available from the following locations: • Target at Holloway and Manchester roads • Olde Town Plaza, 14980 Manchester Road Shuttles will run continuously beginning 30 minutes prior to the opening of the festival each day, until 30 minutes after closure. Saturday only, the following parking locations also will be available with continuous shuttle service beginning at 3 p.m. to accommodate fairgoers attending the Marshall Tucker Band concert: • Selvidge Middle School, 235 ...

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Weldon looks ready for the competition in the annual Old Warson Cup after red-shirt spring at K-State

You can’t blame Kyle Weldon for wanting to get out on the golf course in actual competition. Weldon, a senior at Kansas State and a Parkway South graduate, red-shirted this spring at Kansas State so he will have one year of eligibility remaining. After practicing with his teammates all season, Weldon finally got to play when he took part in the recent Local Qualifying tournament for the U.S. Open at Norwood Hills. Weldon, a Des Peres native, fired an even par round of 71 to advance to the next step in his quest for play next month in the U.S. ...

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Incarnate Word Academy faces familiar foe in Class 3 quarterfinal tilt playing St. Dominic

The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights are one game shy of their first trip to the Final Four since 2011. Incarnate Word (13-8-2) will host St. Dominic (21-4) at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 30). The winner goes to the Class 3 finals that begin June 5 at Blues Springs. “The girls are excited,” Red Knights coach Beth Sims said. “Again, every chance you get to play another game is one step closer to your ultimate goal.” In 2011, Incarnate World reached the finals of Class 3, which was the biggest class then and finished fourth. Incarnate Word has history with ...

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Whitfield ready to battle at Trinity in Class 1 girls soccer quarterfinal contest

The Whitfield Warriors head into the Class 1 girls quarterfinal match after winning just the second district championship in the history of the program. Whitfield (8-9) will play at Trinity Titans (16-4) at noon Saturday (May 30) in north St. Louis County. Warriors coach Jeff Cacciatore said he knows his squad has a tough test ahead of it. “We are excited to play against Trinity, but we will have some starters missing due to other commitments, which we will have to deal with as we prepare this week,” Cacciatore said. Trinity has won seven of its last eight games. The ...

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Principia faces tough test in Class 1 girls soccer quarterfinal match

The Principia Panthers head into the Class 1 girls quarterfinal match confident, coach Lauren Rinnert said. Principia (8-8) will play the Saxony Lutheran (21-2) Crusaders at noon Saturday (May 30) in Jackson. The winner will advance to Blue Springs to take part in the Final Four. It will be a challenge but one the Panthers eager to exploit and succeed. “The team is excited for the challenge and grateful to compete at a higher level in the tournament,” Rinnert said. “We know they are a good team and we’ll have to earn every opportunity in front of the goal.” The ...

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Lafayette’s Quisenberry returns to state boys track meet along with area athletes

Lafayette junior Dylan Quisenberry is returning to state to compete in the Class 4 state boys track meet as the defending 800-meter run champion. Quisenberry, also a cross country standout, won the race last spring with a time of 1 minute, 54.52 seconds. The two-day event begins Friday (May 29) at Lincoln University’s T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. The state meets for Class 5, 4 and 3 will be held. This is the first year for competition in Class 5 in Missouri. At the recent sectionals, the top four finishers qualify for this weekend’s state meet. Here is at ...

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Eureka’s Long to end career at state girls track meet with area athletes who have qualified

Eureka’s Hannah Long will end her high school career in the girls state track meet. The two-day event begins Friday (May 29) at Lincoln University’s T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. The state meets for Class 5, 4 and 3 will be held. This is the first year for competition in Class 5 in Missouri. Long has earned seven medals in the track in the last three years. She is the two-time defending champion in the 800- and 1600-meter races and is the Class 4 record holder in the 1600-meter. Long, who signed to run track at Stanford, won the ...

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Area athletes will compete in state tennis singles, doubles tournaments

The Missouri State High School Activities Association singles and doubles tournaments in two classes begin play Friday (May 29) with several area athletes taking part in the two-day state finals at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Here is a look at who is playing in the includes 16-player fields for singles and doubles: Class 1 singles First round is at 9 a.m. Friday with quarterfinals set for 1 p.m. MICDS’ Rohit Chouhan meets Arcadia Valley’s Joey LaValle. MICDS’ Clayton Keathley Campbell faces Thomas Jefferson Independent High’s Weston Greenstreet Class 1 doubles  First round is at 9 a.m. Friday with ...

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Parkway West meets defending champion Rockhurst in Class 2 state boy tennis semifinals

Parkway West coach Jason Townsend has been to Springfield before but the trip this week to southwest Missouri is downright special. The Longhorns will be taking part in the Class 2 Final Four team tournament at the Cooper Tennis Complex. “I don’t think it has sunk in,” Townsend said. “At practice, it felt like business as usual.” Parkway West (19-1) will face the defending state champion Rockhurst Hawklets (12-1) at 9 a.m. Thursday (May 28) in the Class 2 semifinal. The winner advances to meet the winner of the match between Ladue (23-3) and Rock Bridge (21-1) at 1 p.m. ...

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