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The Ultimate sport: De Smet shows skill with a flying disk in game that’s catching on

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They dress as if they're playing a soccer game, minus the shin pads. They make catches and they throw, but they don't wear baseball gloves, football helmets or carry lacrosse sticks. The aim is to get into their opponent's zone and score, but there's no goal.

Marathon-running Sister of St. Joseph imparts lessons

“Every day is a beautiful day to run” for Sister Sarah Heger, CSJ, the principal of Marian Middle School. She ran with Alexandrina Weingard of the school’s track team April 13. Sister Sarah is running in the Boston Marathon April 18.

By running in the Boston Marathon, the principal of Marian Middle School is setting an example of hard work and perseverance to help her students succeed.

Sister Sarah Heger, CSJ, will be among the 30,000 runners in the challenging race which passes through eight cities and towns on Monday, April 18. The oldest annual marathon in the world, it often is considered the most prestigious. For many, getting a Boston qualifier is a lifetime running achievement. Since 1970, the primary way for runners to enter the Boston Marathon has been with a qualifying time from another marathon.

FAITHFUL FAN | NHL still has much to do in promoting player safety

Joseph Kenny

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith should feel lucky he's not in jail instead of receiving a six-game suspension for intentionally high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle.

Girls lacrosse has action-packed, thrilling moments

Teak Phillips | teakphillips@archstl.org

Villa Duchesne co-captains Louise Keefer, center, and Molly Walsh, right, pressured Nerinx Hall’s Lindsay Morrow in the first half of a lacrosse game April 5. Villa Duchesne won 9-8.

Villa Duchesne and Nerinx Hall teams showed April 5 that girls high school lacrosse provides plenty of action-packed, thrilling plays by well-conditioned, talented athletes.

Louise Keefer scored five times as Villa Duchesne held on for a 9-8 victory after Nerinx roared back from a 6-2 halftime deficit to make it close. The win was Villa Duchesne's first of the season after two losses.

St. Vincent’s talent, attitude lead to good start

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org | twitter: @aeternusphoto

Crystal City High School second baseman, Logan Grove missed the throw, allowing St. Vincent High School’s Noah Niswonger to reach second base. St. Vincent High School beat Crystal City 4-1 March 28.

St. Vincent High School's players are having fun and serving the Lord while winning games early in the spring baseball season.

Behind a one-hit, 15-strikeout performance from Jordan Rellergert, St. Vincent won 4-1 March 28 against Crystal City, its third consecutive victory to open the season.

With six seniors providing leadership, "I couldn't ask for a whole lot more out of those guys," St. Vincent coach Tyler Search said, adding, "There's not a whole lot of holes (in the lineup). We just have to continue having quality at-bats."

Chaminade claims state basketball title

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Chaminade obtained what it missed the previous year in Columbia at the Missouri Class 5 finals — a state championship.

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