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Week In Sports
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
And LHSS's Brandon Downey is one of our athletes of the week.
A new playoff format means new district assignments for area football teams. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced the new districts needed for the new playoff format. In recent years, there have been four teams in most districts with the final three games of the season determining which two teams from each district moved on to the post-season. This year, there will be as few as six and as many as eight teams in each district. The regular season will now be nine games instead of 10. Lindbergh, Mehlville, Northwest and Oakville will be joined by Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Parkway South in District 1. CBC, DeSmet, Francis Howell North, Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West, Pattonville, Ritenour and SLUH will be in …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Tigers and Chargers open the 2012 season with four victories while the Falcons are 3-0.
The start of the 2012 season has been a successful one for the Cor Jesu and Oakville soccer teams. Defense has been the key for Cor Jesu in its 4-0 start. The Chargers have three shutouts in the four games with wins over Edwardsville (4-0), Marquette (4-0) and Ursuline (3-0). Oakville improved to 4-0 Saturday with a 2-1 overtime victory over rival Mehlville. Ashley Burton scored her team high fourth goal in regulation and Lauren Fussell added the winner in overtime. The Tigers have scored 16 goals in their four victories. Eight different players have scored so far for Summit in its 3-0 start. Kali Thomas leads the way with four goals. Affton's Haley Stewart found the back of the net five times in a pair of Cougar victories, which moved …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
All-conference teams were named for the Suburban West boys, Suburban South girls and MWAA White Division girls.
The post-season awards continue for area players as all-conference teams were announced for the boys in the Suburban West Conference and for the girls in the Suburban South Conference and the MWAA White Conference. The Suburban West Conference was one of the state's top boys leagues in the area this year with final four team Marquette. A pair of area players from the South Patch area were named to the first team. Lindbergh's Blake Welch was named first team in the Suburban West Conference. The 5-foot-11 senior guard averaged 11.4 points per game for the Flyers. The sharp-shooter shot 49.5 percent from the field and converted 44 of his 112 3-point attempts (39.3 percent). Cor Jesu senior Monica Simon was named first team in the ultra …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Check out the latest sports developments in South County.
Hockey The Lutheran South and Whitfield hockey teams put on a game for the ages in the Wickenheiser Cup championship contest Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center. The teams battled through a 5-5 tie in the 45 minutes of regulation and then through another 10 minutes of sudden death overtime. The championship would eventually be determined by a three-man shootout. Whitfield's Hunt Lucas was the only player on either side to score in the shootout and the Warriors had a 6-5 victory. "It was a heart-breaker," Lutheran South coach Dan Bertarelli said. "But somebody has to win and somebody has to lose. It was a great game. We fought back a couple of times but came up just short. Sometimes in life you work hard and it just doesn't happen. I …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Rockwood Summit's Megan Popp wins in swimming while Lindbergh's Michael Slyman and Brock Wingbermuehle capture wrestling titles.
State championships were held over the weekend in wrestling and swimming and three athletes from the South County Patch area came home with first place medals. Lindbergh senior Michael Slyman capped off an amazing career by defending his title at 160 pounds in the MSHSAA Wrestling Tournament in Columbia. Seckman's Brock Wingbermuehle won the title at 120 pounds. He defeated Hunter Neighbors of Jefferson City 2-0 in the championship match. Seckman had three other state medalists: Weston Basler (second at 106); Danny Farrell (third at 126); Matt Kraus (third at 132); and Luke Welland (fourth at 113). The Jaguars finished third as a team and was the top team from the St. Louis area in Class 4. Blue Springs won the championship with 164 points…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Our weekly South County roundup catches up on area sports.
Wrestling The Seckman wrestling team finished fourth in the state in Class 4 last winter. The Jaguars look to equal or even better that mark this weekend at the Mizzou Arena. Seckman took a big step toward a high finish as it qualified 10 wrestlers, including five district champions, from the Class 4 District 1 Tournament Saturday at Lindbergh. Seckman dominated the lower weight classes, winning the first five: Weston Basler (106); Luke Welland (113); Brock Wingbermuehle (120); Danny Farrell (126); and Matt Kraus (132). Tony Diaz (145), Kaleb Cheek (152), Jacob Lynch (160), Brett Feager (170) and Josh Glore (182) also finished in the top four at districts, which assured a spot in the state meet. Seckman won the team district title with 209…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Lutheran South and Seckman win first round series in the Mid-States Hockey Association playoffs.
The road to the Scottrade Center has begun for area hockey teams as the Mid-States Hockey Association playoffs began this weekend. All teams in the league qualify for the playoffs which are three-tiered. The top flight of teams compete for the St. Louis Blues High School Challenge Cup. The championship game for those teams is scheduled for March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. The next tier of teams play for the Wickenheiser Cup which has its championship game prior to the Challenge Cup at 5:30 p.m. The third tier play for the Founders Cup which will have its championship game Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Queeny Park. First round series are best-of-two. If teams split the two games, a mini-game will be played following the second game. …
Monday, January 30, 2012
In hockey, Oakville won the Southwest Division while Summit captured the South Division title.
Boys Basketball The 3-pointers were flying and falling for a pair of area boys basketball players Friday. Lutheran South's Parker Van Nest connected on five treys en route to 25 points in a big 61-55 win over Festus. Jim Hudson added 15 points and 14 rebounds in the win over the Tigers, who entered the game with a 13-3 record. Seckman's Colby Holloway made six 3-pointers although they came in a losing cause against Sullivan 60-46. Affton continued to light up the scoreboard in a pair of wins last week. The Cougars had four players score in double figures in wins over McCluer South-Berkeley (75-52) and Seckman (71-51). Affton has scored in excess of 70 points in three straight games. Bayless had another nail-biter this week. The Bronchos …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Both Affton squads entered the week with four-game winning streaks.
The Affton boys and girls basketball teams entered action this week on a hot streak. The Cougar boys have won four in a row including a pair of convincing victories last week in which they scored 154 points. Affton defeated St. Pius 79-58 Tuesday as Sean Benedict scored 23 points. Reid Siebert added 16 while Halid Abera had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. It was a balanced attack Friday as five Cougars scored in double figures in a 75-36 win over Herculaneum. Kohl Siebert led the way in the win over the Blackcats with 16 points. The Affton girls have matched the boys four-game winning streak with the help of Hali Ford who had 16 points, 10 rebounds, eight blocks, six assists and six steals in a 48-44 win over Rockwood Summit…