Parkway West marks first foray into Class 4 district boys basketball play

It will be a new experience for the Parkway West Longhorns and coach John Wright in postseason basketball this week. The Longhorns are playing in Class 4 for the first time. The enrollment size for Class 4 is 686 to 1,205. “I think people will be surprised to realize that we are a school that has an enrollment of about 1,200 kids these days,” Wright said. “It certainly has not been the case for much of our program’s past.” That said, playing in Class 4 doesn’t mean a whole lot to the Longhorns. “I don’t think dropping in class makes ...

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Westminster Christian Academy happy with top seed in Class 4 District 4 boys tourney

Westminster Christian Academy coach Doug Coleman and his Wildcats have come far since they began working together in junior high. Coleman, in his second year coaching the Wildcats, has led them to a 21-5 season and a Metro League championship with an 11-1 mark. The Wildcats are the top seed in the high school boys Class 4 District 4 hosted by Parkway West. “I am fully aware that the top seed has the biggest target on their back,” Coleman said about his squad. “It is a blessing to be the top seed in the district. I am the young guy amongst ...

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Lafayette, Marquette ready for Class 5 District 8 boys basketball action

Lafayette earned top seed in boys Class 5 District 8 meet and Lancers coach Scott Allen said that puts a target on them. “I think it puts a bulls-eye on us,” Allen said. “We have to come and play well in order to win. It’ll be a challenge. “We were seeded No. 1 this year based on record and head to head wins versus the other district teams. Our guys have done gone job in the regular season and deserve to be where we are.” Indeed. The Lancers finished the regular season with a 22-3 record. In addition, Lafayette won ...

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Top-seeded MICDS earns first-round bye in Class 4 District 4 girls tourney at Parkway West

The MICDS Rams earned the top seed in the Class 4 District 4 girls tourney at Parkway West a first-round bye that comes with that. That leaves MICDS coach Scott Small a tad uneasy. “We are certainly excited to have the top seed after playing a tough schedule this year,” Small said. “I am always a little nervous about having a bye in the first round.” Undoubtedly, the Rams earned the top seed. MICDS went 21-2 in the regular season. The Rams won the Metro League championship with a spotless 6-0 mark. The top seed does not put any extra ...

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Top-seeded Parkway North faces Pattonville in opening girls district game

Parkway North has won district girls championship in three of the last four years. In that span, the Vikings reached the quarterfinals in 2009 and 2014. Coach Brett Katz leads his top-seeded Vikings (20-5) into Class 5 District 6 play at De Smet on Monday (March 2). Parkway North faces No. 4 Pattonville at 5 p.m. Monday followed by No. 2. Hazelwood Central playing No. 3 Hazelwood West at 6:30 p.m. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The top seed is nice, Katz said. However he said his girls know it doesn’t much that much. “Really no matter ...

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Amateur golf

Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., of St. Louis, has been elected to serve a second one-year term as the 63rd president of the United States Golf Association.

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School champions advance in Geo Bee

Each year thousands of middle schools across the nation participate in the 27th Annual National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.

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College women’s volleyball

Southeast Missouri State’s Taylor Masterson, of Chesterfield, was awarded the Howard’s Most Valuable Player Award for the Redhawks’ volleyball team.

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Westminster grinds out second win over Priory to claim Metro League championship

  This time around, the Westminster Wildcats knew it was going to be a low-scoring dogfight and a grind-it-out battle against the Priory Rebels on the hardwood. There would be few big runs, lots of floor burns, and lots of physical, defensive play. Fortunately, Westminster’s Aaron Cook and his teammates were up to the task. Cook, shook off a slow starting first half and the Wildcats used a 7-2 run in the final moments to hold on for a dramatic 44-42 victory before a rocking, packed-house at Priory on Friday night to clinch the Metro League Championship. “It feels really ...

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