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The percentage of older adults using mobility devices has increased in recent years, according to results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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CBC looks for tough battle with Kickapoo in Class 5 baseball Final Four semifinal

The CBC Cadets are entering the Class 5 Final Four coming off one of their best efforts of the season, coach Mason Horne said. CBC (30-7) will meet Springfield Kickapoo (24-8) at 7 p.m. Friday (June 5) at T-R Hughes Ball Park in O’Fallon. In the earlier semifinal at 4 p.m., Eureka (24-4) plays Staley (26-4). The Cadets defeated Francis Howell Central 5-0 last week in the quarterfinals. “I thought we played very well in the game,” Horne said. “I thought it was overall, probably one of the better games we’ve played all year. In every facet of the game, ...

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Eureka knows what it has to do in Class 5 baseball Final Four semifinal

Eureka Wildcats coach James Daffron knows what his club must do to be successful this weekend in the Class 5 Final Four in baseball. “We just need to keep doing what we are doing — (getting) great pitching and defense, and timely hitting,” Daffron said. That’s been a winning formula for the Wildcats (22-4). Eureka (24-4) plays the Staley Falcons (26-4) at 4 p.m. Friday(June 5) at T-R Hughes Ball Park in O’Fallon. In the other semifinal at 7 p.m., CBC (30-7) will meet Springfield Kickapoo (24-8). Eureka last went to the Final Four in 2001. It’s only other trip ...

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Reigning champion St. Joseph’s Academy enters Class 4 girls soccer semifinal against St. Teresa’s

This spring, the shoe is on the other foot for the St. Joseph’s Academy Angels. The undefeated Angels (23-0) meet the St. Teresa’s Academy Stars (20-2-1) at 4 p.m. Friday at Blue Springs South High School in a Class 4 high school girls soccer semifinal. In the other side of the bracket, Francis Howell Central (23-2) plays Lee’s Summit (19-2-2) at 6 p.m. St. Joseph’s is ranked No. 1 in the nation. Last spring, St. Teresa’s was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country. The two teams met for the state title and St. Joseph’s recorded a thrilling 3-2 ...

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Incarnate Word Academy ready to scale Summit in Class 3 girls soccer semifinal

The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights are looking forward to a little trip this weekend. Incarnate Word (14-8-2) will play Summit Falcons (23-2-1) at 2 p.m. Friday (June 5) in a Class 3 semifinal game. Webster Groves (27-2) meets Cape Girardeau Notre Dame (18-4) at noon in the other semifinal. “This time of year, and for this reason, we are very excited to visit Blue Springs,” said Incarnate Word coach Beth Sims, who is in her first year guiding the Red Knights. “The girls are very excited. They have been working so hard, since about this time last year, to ...

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