Hole in one

Manchester’s Ned Gregory waited 64 years but he said it was worth the wait. Gregory, 75, started playing golf when he was 11. He recently recorded his first hole in one. He made the hole in one Oct. 5 playing in a tournament at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. On No. 10, Gregory hit a 3-wood 192 yards. “It took me 64 years to do it,” Gregory said. “It was a great golf shot. It hit 10 or 12 feet in front of the hole. We couldn’t see it.” Unfortunately, his playing partner spoiled it for him. “He ...

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Soccer Hall of Fame inducts Chris Papagianis

The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame recently held its 2014 Hall of Fame banquet at the America Center. Chesterfield’s Chris Papagianis, 64, was inducted for his playing career at Southwest High School and Harvard, where he also is in the Hall of Fame. The other 2014 inductees included Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Austin Gomez, Carl Hutter, Mike O’Mara, Tom Pollihan, Ray Schnettgoecke and Francis Slay. Honorees for 2014 were Rich Meisemann receiving the Msgr. Jimmy Johnson Award; Dan Flynn, USSF secretary general, receiving the Bob Burnes Benchwarmer Award; Jeff Robben, of St. Mary’s and ...

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Lafayette honors fallen teammate, knocks off Eureka

Noah Cook's spirit carried the Lafayette Lancers football team to higher ground Friday night at Eureka High School. Cook, a sophomore lineman on the Lafayette junior varsity team, passed away on Thursday morning and the Lancers played with heavy hearts. But that did not stop the club from honoring their teammate as they dedicated the game to his memory.

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Fatal accident claims life of Eureka High senior

According to a press statement released Sept. 30 by St. Louis County Police, 17-year-old Natalie Timm, a senior at Eureka High, died as the result of a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Sept. 28. Grief counselors have been on site at the high school since students learned of Timm’s death on Sept. 29. “Many within our team at Eureka High School and beyond are hurting along with the family and close friends of Natalie,” Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost said in a statement sent to students and families on Sept. 30. “When our schools experience such tragedies, we all need ...

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Progress 64 West to award up to $10,000 in scholarships

Progress 64 West is seeking applications from high school seniors attending schools along the Hwy. 40/I-64 corridor for its annual Louis S. Sachs Scholarships. Sponsored by American Direct Marketing Resources, LLC and DosterUllom, LLC with Lindenwood University as a matching sponsor, the scholarships (three) total $10,000.

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Bi-annual Mud Run to benefit BackStoppers

On Oct. 4, The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake, is holding its fifth bi-annual race. The five-mile run features more than 30 military-themed obstacles for the physically and mentally fit. Registration is underway; spectators are welcome.

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O’Fallon Fall Fest opens with street dance on Oct. 10

O’Fallon’s Fall Fest kicks off on Friday, Oct. 10 with a free street dance on Civic Park Drive from 7-10 p.m. Visitors can party beneath the autumn moon to the music of Trixie Delight’s powerhouse vocals on rock ‘n roll hits from the 1970s through today. All ages are welcome. On Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the city’s 30th annual Fall Fest takes place in Civic Park. Country songwriter Bobby Cage & Friends will open the Fall Fest, followed by the Original Boneheads playing doowop, swing and variety on their trombones. Then, Gary and Carol Bibb & Friends ...

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Missouri team ready to begin play in the USGA State Team Championship

The three-man Missouri team will begin competition Tuesday (Sept. 30) in the USGA’s Men’s State Team Championship. For the third consecutive time, and seventh time in the 11 playings of the championship, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have entered a team. The average age of the competitors is 35.7 years. New York won the event in 2012. The event runs through Thurdsay at French Lick, Ind.  Opened in 2009, the par 72 Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort is a jewel. The course is one of the rising stars in the game, having already ...

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