Chaminade graduate Allen drafted by Padres in MLB Draft

Chaminade graduate Austin Allen has been drafted. The 2012 graduate was selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft. The San Diego Padres selected him as the 117th pick. Allen, a Florida Tech catcher, was excited to hear the news. He told spacecoastdaily.com. that he gushed with joy and relief after he was called and congratulated by the Padres’ area scout. He was watching the draft with his family in St. Louis. “Oh man, I don’t even know how to describe it,” he said. “My whole family just erupted. I’m very thankful and very blessed that the Padres are taking ...

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Business

PEOPLE RedKey Realty Leaders St. Louis has added Renee Schultz to its team of agents. Schultz specializes in West County, St. Charles County and adjoining areas. She holds a master’s degree in psychology along with an undergraduate degree in business management, marketing and sales, and has worked in real estate since 1998. • • • Liz Modesitt has been promoted to regional manager of First Bank’s In-Store Region, a newly created branch network encompassing 14 First Bank/Dierbergs locations in the St. Louis and Metro East areas. Modesitt , who joined First Bank in 1998, will be responsible for all aspects ...

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Health Capsules

Skateboarding is a popular adolescent activity, particularly in the summer months, but like most any sport, it can result in injury.

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Glory of Missouri recipients

Fourteen Parkway West seniors have been honored with Glory of Missouri Awards, representing each of the virtues engraved in the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives chamber.

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Parkway West doubles team wins Class 2 state tennis championship

Parkway West senior Willliam Tong and sophomore Kenji Yanaba are just the second doubles team ever to win a state tennis championship for the Longhorns. The last one was in 1989. “That one was a long time ago,” Longhorns coach Jason Townsend said. That state doubles drought is over. Tong and Yanaba defeated Rockhurst’s Mikey Michaelis and Justin Nogalski 6-1, 6-2 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield to claim the Class 2 championship. “I don’t know if it ever sunk in for them that day,” Townsend said. “They were all smiles and felt very rewarded, but it was kind ...

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Lafayette turns in another great effort at boys state track and field meet

There’s a reason why Lafayette boys track and field coach Matt Warren is still wearing a big smile. His Lancers finished second in the Class 5 state track meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. “This is a big moment for the program,” Warren said. “Earning a trophy at the state meet is not an easy feet, and we are very excited.” It was the second consecutive year the Lancers came in second. Lafayette was second in 2014 with 44 points after coming in ninth in 2013 with 23 points. “I’m very ...

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Lafayette girls earn first state team track and field trophy since 1993

The dedication shown girls on the Lafayette track and field team left a big impression on Lancers coach Rick Voss. The Lancers, fresh off an impressive fourth-place finish at the recent Class 5 state track and field championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, went back to work immediately after to begin efforts to improve. Despite efforts by Voss to get the girls to enjoy their moment, the athletes chose to continue to hit the weights and keep running. “We started our summer strength and conditioning program on the Monday after the state meet, and I could not keep the ...

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Sidewalk proposed for Conway Road 

St. Louis County would spend about $1.1 million to build approximately 650 linear feet of sidewalk along Conway Road between S. Mason Road and Broadview Farm Road in Town & Country, according to county officials.

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