Incarnate Word gets ready for second part of its basketball season

Incarnate Word Academy coach Dan Rolfes divides the season for his Red Knights in third parts. The first third is over and Incarnate Word is 5-2 with a championship in the Visitation Christmas Tournament. “We look at a season in thirds,’ Rolfes said. “The first third is practice and goes up to Viz tourney. Now it’s time to practice and play games. Then it’s the playoffs. “Now we need to get in focus and play well and then make a run in the postseason.” The two-time defending Class 4 state champion Red Knights, who also won the state title in ...

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Thomas Sowell – A Year of Anniversaries

Thomas Sowell

2014 has been a year of anniversaries. It was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War — a war which many at the time saw as madness, and predicted that it would be the harbinger of a Second World War a generation later. 2014 was also the 70th anniversary of the fateful landing at Normandy that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. 2014 was likewise the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that marked the beginning of the end of racial segregation, the 50th anniversary of ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy performs well in Visitation Christmas Tournament

The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels were seeded fifth in the Visitation Christmas Tournament and finished third. The fifth seed was not used as a motivational tool by Angels coach Julie Matheny to spark her squad. “I really don’t care where we get seeded,” Matheny said. “I do think it is funny watching other coaches strategically fix their seeds so they don’t have to play someone. I understand that but, really, I would love to play them all.” St. Joseph’s defeated second-seeded Parkway North 64-58 to finish third. A loss to tourney champion Incarnate Word Academy in the semifinals sent the ...

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Parkway South grapplers ready to compete after solid December

The Parkway South matmen had a December to remember and now the Patriots are ready for 2015. The Patriots return to action Wednesday (Jan. 7) when they host Fox, Mehlville and Alton in a quadrangular. Parkway South finished fifth in the 19-team Lindbergh Flyer Classic over the holiday break. In the tough tournament, Parkway South earned two class championships and a third-place finish. The Patriots’ Michael Aldrich, a senior, beat Jackson’s Carson McCord 5-3 to win at 170 pounds and Eddie Morris got by Francis Howell Centra’s Luke Diener 3-1 in overtime. Parkway South’s Jack Marak scored a 5-2 decision ...

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Parkway South girls swim team getting ready for upcoming meets

The holiday break may be relief from school work and hitting the books but the Parkway South swimmers and divers have kept busy working out. The Patriots are getting ready to return to action. “Swimmers never get a break, so we are training hard through the holiday break everyday,” Parkway South coach Sara Gerth said. The Patriots jump back into the pool Tuesday (Jan. 6) with a dual match at Eureka. There they will compete in the in the Parkway Quad on Jan. 9. Parkway South entered the holiday break fresh off a strong second-place showing in the Flyer Invitational/Splashing Out Cancer girls ...

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Thomas Sowell – Are Facts Obsolete?

Thomas Sowell

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series “Dragnet,” may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.” But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated. What matters today is how well you can concoct a story that fits people’s preconceptions and arouses their emotions. Politicians like New York mayor Bill de Blasio, professional demagogues like Al Sharpton and innumerable irresponsible people in the media have shown that they have great talent in promoting a lynch mob atmosphere toward the police. Grand juries ...

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