County considers bridge replacement project

The Vance Road bridge over Fishpot Creek just west of Hwy. 141 would be replaced under a project being considered by the St. Louis County Council, but drivers would probably not see a new bridge there for another three years.

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The big dig

Since school let out, Rockwood has been working on replacing their football fields with artificial turf. Work on the field at Lafayette High (above) began in June.

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West County native Langley leads The Greenbrier Classic after first round

Manchester native Scott Langley shot an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead of The Greenbrier Classic. The PGA event, which is being played in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., began Thursday (July 2). Langley, a 26-year-old Parkway South and University of Illinois graduate, has not had a top 10 finish this season. He needs to have some good finishes if he wants to be among the 125 qualifiers for the FedEx Cup playoffs starting in late August. “I got a little down on myself earlier in the year because the results weren’t really there,” Langley said in the media interview ...

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Thomas ready to defend his Missouri Junior Amateur boys championship

What is better than one state golf championship? Why two, of course, and that is what Frankie Thomas will be trying to accomplish. Thomas, who will be a senior this fall at Marquette, will be back to defend his state championship Monday (July 6) when the Missouri Golf Association will hold its 2015 Missouri Junior Amateur Championship over two days. “I’m very excited to be playing the Junior Amateur Championship again,” Thomas said. Winning the tournament last year was a big accomplishment for Thomas, who finished second in the Missouri Class 4 state tournament this spring. “It was a major ...

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Team Missouri wins annual Junior Girls Four State Championship

The Missouri Junior Girls Four State Team captured the championship at the annual Junior Girls Four State Championship. The two-day tournament was played at The Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha, Neb. It was Missouri’s 12th Junior Four State title since the tournament’s inception in 1969. Missouri last won it in 2013. Missouri shot a team total of 642 to best Iowa by three strokes. Kansas finished with a total of 683 and host Nebraska was fourth at 691. The two-day championship’s format consisted of individual stroke play each day with the four low scores of each team added each ...

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McCann’s big night propels Ballwin to easy win over Manchester Sr.

There are nights when a hitter can do little wrong at the plate and those performances give his team a ton of success and confidence. Ballwin Senior Legion shortstop Connor McCann had that happen on Wednesday night. McCann banged out three hits and paced Ballwin’s heavy-hitting lineup as Post 611 rolled to a 10-0, eight inning mercy-rule victory District 10 rival Manchester at Ellisville Athletic Association. “That’s probably the best game we’ve played all year,” Ballwin manager Sean Rogan said. The whole lineup hit well top to bottom,. We pitched well, and played really good defense.” After a quiet first ...

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Chesterfield’s Sisson is semifinalist for collegiate track’s highest individual honor

Two-time NCAA champion Emily Sisson  has  been named a Bowerman Trophy semifinalist  by the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Sisson, who lives in Chesterfield and is a  Parkway Central graduate, is one of 10 other female student-athletes in contention for the honor. The Bowerman Trophy is the collegiate track and field’s highest individual honor. The award debuted in 2009 and is presented annually to one female and one male. In total, the winners from the award’s first five years have won three Olympic Medals, two World Championships and six World Championships medals. When considering finalists for ...

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