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SLUH stays steady in winning volleyball championship

Lisajohnston@archstl.org  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

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | @aeternusphoto 

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.

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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.

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