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Monday, October 10, 2011
Here's a recap of South County schools and their sports this week.
Seckman freshman Maddy Strickland started the season on the Jaguar junior varsity softball team. But the first baseman was brought up to the varsity and found herself in the most crucial of situations Thursday in the Class 4 District 2 semifinals against Lindbergh. The Jaguars had come back from a 5-3 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game on a two-run single by Alison Szydlowski. The bases were loaded with one out when Strickland stepped to the plate. She lined a single up the middle for a walk-off winner. "I was never even expecting to be on the varsity this year," said Strickland, who is the female South area Patch player of the week. "I was so nervous when I came up but I was able to line the ball right past the …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Tower Tee offers a place for rookies and veterans to enjoy the game of golf.
Steve Lotz has, in his own words, been around golf most of his life. He grew up with the game, helping out around his dad’s driving range, Tower Tee, when he was a kid. That experience fostered a love of the game that has lasted his whole life. He’s played as a pro and managed golf properties in Florida, but in 2002, he returned to where it all started and took over the family business. Tower Tee is a kind of tradition in St. Louis, Lotz said. The business dates back to 1963 when Lotz’s grandfather, Roy Lotz, transformed an old brick yard into a driving range, miniature golf course and expansive putting green. In the 1970s the business expanded its par 3 course to 18 holes and, in 2005, extended its driving range from 275 yards to 390 …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
John McLellan will try to qualify Monday for the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Shrewsbury native and St. Louis University High School class of 1994 alum John McLellan won the club championship last weekend at Maketewah Golf Club in Cincinnati, where he is a member. McLellan won the 54-hole match play championship 5&3, 6&4, and 8&7. He was 5-under-par through 11 holes when he clinched the championship on Sunday and the match ended. McLellan has also recorded scores of 64 and 63 the last two years at Maketewah, where the course record of 61 has stood for more than 40 years. Following graduation from SLUH, where he was the 1992 Missouri Junior Amateur Champion, McLellan joined the Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) men’s golf team where he was selected to the All-American team his junior year. McLellan is now a store …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The chamber is still looking for golfers and businesses willing to donate prizes.
The Affton Chamber of Commerce is inviting local golfers to participate in its 14th annual golf tournament Tuesday. The deadline to register is Friday. Four-person teams begin the 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at Quail Creek Golf Course, 6022 Wells Rd., next to the Kennedy Recreation Complex, less than 1 mile off Tesson Ferry Road. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m., and Kenrick’s Meats & Catering is providing a lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs and brats at noon. Entry into the tournament costs $120 per golfer. Once the golfers finish, there will also be a dinner of chicken and pork steaks at around 6 p.m. Dinner costs $15 and requires registration with the chamber office. There will be a small oral auction before…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Lindbergh and Parkway South are battling for the top spot in the Suburban West baseball race.
Our weekly look at the latest news and notes from the Suburban West Conference: The wacky world of the Suburban West Conference in baseball this spring was shown last week in four games played by Lindbergh. The Flyers seemed to play themselves out of the conference race with losses on Tuesday and Wednesday to Northwest, which entered the series with a 1-8 mark. Ryan Roth had two hits and two runs batted in and pitched two scoreless and hitless innings while striking out four in a 6-3 Lions win on Tuesday. Northwest came from behind the next day, scoring six runs in the final three innings in a 7-5 win. But Lindbergh righted itself on Thursday and Friday with a two-game sweep of Oakville, which had been in second place in the conference. …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The postseason begins in one sport and is on the horizon for other sports as May arrives.
Area golf teams teed it up last week for district tournaments, with the top two teams and top 15 individuals from players outside the top two teams advancing to sectional play. Parkway South won the Class 4 District 2 Tournament which was held at Persimmon Woods Golf Club in Weldon Spring. The Patriots won with a score of 214, which was six strokes better than CBC, which also qualified for sectionals as a team. Parkway South's Kyle Weldon was the individual medalist, shooting a two-over par 73. Parkway South's Jack Darland was tied for second with a 77. Wesley Allard, David Arth and Jacob Frericks round out the district champion team. (Update: After this article was written, Patch learned that long-time Parkway South golf coach, Mark Wade…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Daniel Crum received an award for his tenacity, presented by Mike Bush.
For twelve years the Saint Louis Sports Commission has been honoring athletes, coaches, and teams who exemplify the best in sportsmanship throughout the year. This year the awards, held at the Edward Jones Auditorium, honored sixteen individuals from across the United States who went above and beyond as athletes to do the right thing. Representing the Saint Louis region was legally blind Affton High School sophomore Daniel Crum, who plays on the school golf team. In spite of brain tumors on his optic nerve that left him partially blind as a child, Crum has always wanted to be involved in sports. “I try not to focus on my disability,” said Crum. “Instead I just focus on my golf.” After a story about Crum initially ran on Patch in January, …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Daniel Crum enjoys all sports, despite his impaired vision.
Affton High School sophomore Daniel Crum can’t wait for golf season. Crum, 15, is the first legally blind person ever to play on the Affton golf team. In fact, according to the Missouri State High School Activities Association, he is the only legally blind high school golfer in the state. "I like golf because it’s something I can play, even with my disability,” said Crum, who also likes whiffle ball, flag football and basketball. When Daniel was 2 years old, doctors discovered a brain tumor on his optic nerve. He had chemotherapy twice, but parts of the tumor remain, requiring annual MRIs. He is able to get some visual correction with glasses, and he has made his own adjustments to be able to play sports. “He can’t see out of his left eye…