Whitfield loses state champion to injury in winning MICDS meet, prepares for big Francis Howell meet

The Whitfield Warriors won the 50th annual Eric Lewis Invitational at MICDS but it came with a steep price. The Warriors lost sophomore J.R. Ditter for the rest of the season with a fractured elbow. He will have surgery this week on it, coach Charlie Sherertz said. Ditter wrestles at 120 pounds this year. He won state as a freshman in the 113-pound division. “We got a big blow today,” Sherertz said Monday (Jan. 25). “We learned J.R. Ditter is done for the season. He got hurt in the semifinals. It’s too bad. He had lofty goals. He wanted to ...

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End Goal: Save Lives

The group of about 18 young men and women – most with a goal of military service, the remainder already serving – gathered on the swimming pool deck at the Pattonville High aquatic center and went through a series of stretching exercises.

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