Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out more about Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass, who was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes.
Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass was recently announced as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes, which is bestowed on one senior from each school in the Post-Dispatch coverage area. The soccer team captain was named second-team all-conference and earned the Mr. Hustle award, according to his profile on Post-Dispatch. But he's also class president and a member of his church choir. Bass told the Post-Dispatch, "I have been singing since I was 7. But it was not until we moved to St. Louis that I truly embraced performing." Learn more about Bass's college plans on Post-Dispatch. This year's 150 scholar-athletes were honored May 15 prior to the Cardinals-Mets game at Busch Stadium, according to Post-Dispatch.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Find out more about Bayless High School student Luella D. Loseille, who was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes.
Bayless High School student Luella Loseille was recently announced as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes. She is captain of the Bayless Dance Explosion and a 2012 National Dance Association's All-American Dancer, according to her profile on Post-Dispatch. But Loseille also participates in a number of school and civic activites. “I was the head and orchestrator of the Haiti Relief Fundraiser in Student Council, which raised over $700 to send to the Red Cross to help with the Haiti Relief after Haiti was struck by the devastating earthquake back in January 2010,” she said in the profile. “I am a proud Haitian-American, with both parents having come from Haiti." Learn more about Loseille's college plans on Post-…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This year’s Suburban West Conference title is the team’s seventh championship in the past 12 years.
The Lindbergh High School Lady Flyers track team brought home both the conference and district titles this spring, the Lindbergh School District announced in a news release. Lindbergh has laid claim to the district title for the past 12 of 13 years, and this year’s Suburban West Conference title is the team’s seventh championship in the past 12, according to the release. From the Lindbergh School District: During conference competition at Marquette High School on May 1, the Lady Flyer scored 124 points, beating out other top finishers Lafayette, Marquette, Eureka, Oakville and Northwest. The Class 4 District 1 meet took place at Hillsboro High school on May 11.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 2011 Affton graduate's passion, attitude and work ethic was rewarded.
Affton High School graduate D.J. Mueller (2011), who now plays soccer at Culver-Stockton College, was honored at its 2012-13 sports banquet May 8 with the PAW Award. The PAW Award is recognizes passion, attitude and work ethic, according to a press release from the college. It goes to one player from each athletic team and the student athletic training staff. Mueller is a sophomore defender on the men's soccer team this year. Also in Patch: Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Affton High School Senior, Halid Abera, received a scholarship and signed his letter of intent with Central Methodist University to play basketball.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
The girls ran with Girls on the Run Saturday morning.
More than a dozen Gotsch Intermediate School girls were among thousands from 200 schools and 19 counties to come to the 10th annual Girls On the Run five kilometer race. The girls prepared for the run with a curriculum that included running, as well as 20 lessons to inspire them to become independent thinkers, to enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The Girls on the Run mission: “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Did you run the Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday? Was it your first race?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fazlo Alihodzic can be found in pick-up games at Mehlville on weekends.
Bayless senior Fazlo Alihodzic, known simply as Fazlo in St. Louis soccer circles, is deciding between college offers from Drury University and Mid-Continent University. Alihodzic started on varsity all four years for Bayless, and his senior year led the St. Louis area in goals (47) and assists (42). He had older relatives for role models growing up. He said he started on a Bosnian team with an older cousin when he was seven. He also hitched rides with his older brother to practices and games. “Where ever he went, I went with him," he said of his brother. "I played with the team or by my self.” He said his father, Muradif Fazlo, played in 1990s in Bosnia, but when when he moved to the United States and got a job and had three children he …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Cougars varsity girls soccer team is young, but could do well in Districts.
The Affton JV soccer girls faced Riverview Gardens on Friday next to the home baseball game against DuBourg. The boys shut out DuBourg 7-0 and the girls beat Riverview 1-0. The varsity girls are 6-10-1 on the season, defeating Berkley 10-0 on Monday. Coach Brian Mesplay said the varsity team is struggling with consistency. "Part of that is that we are extremely young. We've got 10 sophomores on the team," he said. He said they've struggled in goal a bit too, which doesn't help when you're not scoring a lot of goals. "We've done some good things at times, if not consistently enough to get over the hump against some teams of quality," he said. He's optimistic for Districts, though. "I'm confident that we can fair pretty well in Districts," …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A scout from Jefferson College was at Friday's game with a speed gun and notebook.
Affton junior pitcher Anthony Herron led the Cougars to a 7-0 shutout over DuBourg on Friday. Affton now stands at 8-6 on the season. Herron is playing his third year on varsity, and Coach Rob Uthoff said they're fortunate to have him back next year. He's attracting college interest already. See game photos on Affton-Shrewsbury Facebook. "It's exciting for him and exciting for our program," Uthoff said. Uthoff said Herron's fastball averages 86-87 MPH. "He throws a curve ball that drops real well. He's got a split finger fastball that he falls in love with that drops off," he said. Herron also leads the area in batting, currently with a .643 average. Junior Zach Fiebig hit 3 for 4 and sophomore Nick Reyering went 4 for 4 against DuBourg. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
More than 100 people have already signed up for the five-mile race organized by Rogers Middle School students to benefit one of their own classmates, who suffers from a neuromuscular disease.
Are you running The Affton 5? The charity race named after it's length (five miles) and the number of Affton School District buildings it passes (the elementary, middle school, intermediate school, high school and district offices) kicks off Sunday. "The only way we're canceling is if a tornado is barreling down Mackenzie Road," joked Cathy O'Brien, a communications arts teacher at Rogers Middle School. Check out the race route in the interactive map above. Since September, O'Brien, 3 teachers and 30 Rogers Middle's service learning students have worked to organize a race for a charitable cause. "We wanted students to make the decisions," said counselor Alice Hein, who helped plan the race. "We had them do everything." Part of the …