DuBourg’s stellar soccer team has early success

Lisa Johnston | Bishop DuBourg’s Kacie Trueman battled Barat forward Sara Scott to keep the ball in bounds. With four goals in the game, Trueman has 22 on the season and 74 in her career, just two away from the record. She entered the game in the top three in the state with 42 points.

Their coach is preaching caution, but the well-balanced Bishop DuBourg High School girls soccer team is marching through its early season schedule with a successful postseason in mind.

DuBourg senior Kacie Trueman is off to a fast start as she nears the school record for career goals — about to surpass Katie Bunch, the 2001 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American. With four goals in a 7-1 win against Barat Academy April 14, Trueman has 22 this season and 74 career goals, just two shy of the record. She entered the game in the top three in the state with 42 points.

Vianney’s talent, teamwork shine in volleyball

CBC vs. Vianney volleyball

St. John Vianney High School's volleyball team is showing teamwork and talent early in the 2015 season.

The team took a 25-17, 25-14 victory over a young Christian Brothers College High School squad April 7 to open its season 5-0.

"We have some upperclassmen, so we've been together a long time, and that's what you're seeing," Vianney coach Jeff Gabbert said after the game.

Having palyed varsity for three or four years together, they've developed a bond. "They're under control, and then they explode when they really need to get into the ball."

Visitation Academy’s Kayleigh Stahlschmidt puts on an offensive display

Visitation Academy’s Kayleigh Stahlschmidt scored two goals, this her first, leading her team to a 2-0 win over Nerinx Hall March 31.

Set Kayleigh Stahlschmidt loose on a soccer field, and she finds the goal.

Stahlschmidt proved it March 31 as Visitation Academy defeated Nerinx Hall 2-0 on the strength of the sophomore's two goals in the second half.

The first goal came on a shot immediately after a free kick. Stahlschmidt got loose and let go with a hard shot that Nerinx goalie Meg Cunningham deflected off outstretched hands. After another shot went wide, Stahlschmidt had a chance in front of the Nerinx goal and didn't miss.

Incarnate Word wins state basketball title with ease

Incarnate Word basketball

Incarnate Word Academy breezed to its third consecutive state title March 21, taking the Class 4 girls championship game 60-27 over Mary Institute-Country Day School.

The Incarnate Word Red Knights, and Napheesa Collier in particular, seemed to have one thing on their mind — driving to the basket. It worked, with MICDS backpedaling most of the game. Collier scored 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Ivana Easley added 10 points.

"This is the best game we played all season," Collier said. "The ball was just finding me. Literally just falling into my lap some of the time."

CBC tops SLUH with a strong second period

With sticks and gloves flying, CBC High School hockey goalie Tommy Nappier was mobbed by teammates as the Cadets celebrated beating St. Louis University High School 5-1 in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association Challenge Cup.

Using a dominant second period, the Christian Brothers College High School hockey team completed an undefeated season against St. Louis-area teams by winning the Mid-States High School Championship Series Challenge Cup on March 3 at Scottrade Center.

CBC defeated St. Louis University High School 5-1 for its 14th championship, tying De Smet Jesuit High School for most Mid-States titles. The Cadets have won won three of the past four, with SLUH winning in 2013, defeating CBC 2-1 in overtime. CBC has finished either first or second for the past 14 years.

Strong defense makes St. Pius hard to beat

St. Pius X guard Machela Cook, left, joined teammate Alex Linderer in celebration Jan. 12 after the Lancers topped Windsor High School 39-27 at Windsor in Imperial. St. Pius X outscored the Owls 15-1 in the fourth quarter. Sid Hastings

The St. Pius X High School girls basketball team started slowly this season, but it's hot now thanks to a strong defense.

On Jan. 12, the team from Festus handed coach Aaron Portell a hard-fought birthday present -- a 39-27 win over Windsor. It came from behind for the win after trailing 23-18 in the third quarter. St. Pius chipped away at that lead, ending the quarter behind by two points.

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