The Missouri team lost the PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase June 14 at Busch Stadium, but several players from local Catholic schools stood out on the field where Hall of Famers and hometown heroes make memories.
The all-stars from Missouri lost 9-7 to their counterparts from the Illinois side of the metro area. The loss didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the players, who treasured the opportunity to play a game under the lights in the Major League ballpark in Downtown St. Louis.
The St. Dominic High School girls' soccer team won its second straight Class 2 state title June 1 to cap an undefeated season, while another St. Charles County Catholic high school, Duchesne, won in Class 1.
St. Joseph's Academy finished third in Class 3, Rosati-Kain tied for third in Class 2 and St. Pius X High School in Festus finished second in Class 1. All games were played in Blue Springs, Mo.
A record-setting performance by Aiesha Irvin-Muhammad in the Missouri high school track and field championships May 18 was also the first-ever state title in any sport for St. Elizabeth Academy.
Irvin-Muhammad won the 100-meter race in a new record for Class 2 of 11.74, breaking a record she set in the preliminaries the previous day. The senior at the Catholic high school, which closed at the end of the 2012-13 school year, also won the 200-meter race, with a time of 24.40.