Duchesne meets expectations with fourth title in a row

Duchesne soccer players celebrated their state championship win while Kealy Kornitzer and Caroline Peterson of Pembroke Hill hugged after their team was defeated 4-1 during the Missouri Class 2 state tournament June 2 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne High School's girls soccer team has the crown, but several other Catholic high schools in the archdiocese found plenty to cheer about this season.

Seven Catholic schools from the archdiocese qualified among the 16 teams to play in the Missouri State High School Activities Association championships June 2-4 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne's 4-1 win over Pembroke Hill High School in the Class 2 championship game is the fourth title in a row for the school in St. Charles.

Trust, fun had role in Priory lacrosse’s success


Putting trust and fun together brings a team a long way, as the Priory High School lacrosse team found out this year.

Priory won its first Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship May 28, defeating O'Fallon (Ill.) in double-overtime 7-6 on a goal by Daniel Kacmarek, a junior, for the Division 2 title.

SLUH stays steady in winning volleyball championship  Ryan Whealen and Matt Coplen block a shot during St. Louis University High School's championship game.

At first there were five, then one.

St. Louis University High School was the one remaining Catholic school of the five that entered the semifinals of the Missouri Boys Volleyball State Tournament's two classifications.

SLUH faced Lafayette in the Class 4 finals and won in three sets, taking its eighth state championship, moving past St. John Vianney High School for the most championships in the classification.

St. Joseph’s Academy soccer team builds another strong season

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Parkway South High School’s Molly Mcdonnell kicked the ball away from St. Joseph’s Academy's Jacqueline Wildeisen. St. Joseph’s Academy beat Parkway South High School in the Class 4 District 3 playoff game by a score of 4-2.

Speed, ball-handling and pinpoint passing have contributed to the roll St. Joseph's Academy's soccer team is on this season.

The team defeated Nerinx Hall High School 1-0 May 18 to move its record to 18-2-1 this year and advance to the sectionals of the Girls Soccer State Championship May 24 against Northwest High School of Cedar Hill.

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


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.

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