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St. Joseph’s Academy field hockey displays its strengths

St. Joseph’s Academy forward Annie Genovese tried to power through Kirkwood’s defense but was stopped by Sydney Scott and goalie Shea Look. The 10-3 win over Kirkwood placed St. Joseph’s record at 10-0-1, equalling Villa Duchesne’s record.

The field hockey team this season at St. Joseph's Academy is lean, but not-so-mean — it's tough to be mean with so many smiles.

"We have a much smaller squad than we've had in years past, so our bench players are all very strong" said the varsity team's coach, Claire Aubel. "We have a lot of unselfish girls playing this year, which is working to our advantage. There's lots of passing, so it's not a one-man show by any means this year."

Borgia, Kennedy soccer teams showcase talents

Kennedy's Patrick Wisnewski tried to come around on Borgia's Gus Kleekamp as they battled for possession. St. Francis Borgia and John F. Kennedy Catholic High Schools faced off in a soccer match with Borgia defeating Kennedy 4-0.

St. Francis Borgia and Kennedy Catholic are two high school teams drawing attention early in the soccer season for inspired play and potential.

Borgia, which plays in the larger Class 3 division, defeated Kennedy 4-0 on Sept. 12 to bring its record to 5-4. Kennedy took its second loss to go with four wins, but won an important conference game the next day, 1-0 against Bishop DuBourg.

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Chaminade QB has steady hand in leading talented team

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team. St. Louis University High School lost the football match 30-28 against Chaminade Preparatory.

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team, complementing the team's speedy backs and receivers and strong linemen.

The offensive talents were displayed Sept. 2 as Chaminade edged St. Louis University High School 30-28. McGovern threw two touchdown passes and showed poise as he led a scoring drive as time ran out in the first half. The senior quarterback rolled out and connected on a 5-yard pass to junior Cameron Campbell for a touchdown that cut SLUH's 22-14 lead to two points.

Chaminade QB has steady hand in leading talented team

Chaminade's wide receiver, Reggie Crawford, was taken down by SLUH's #35 Daniel Terry and #32 Jaleel Aschford. St. Louis University High School lost their football match 30-28 against Chaminade Preparatory. Both sides played a strong offensive game.

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to a Chaminade football team, complementing the team's speedy backs and receivers and strong linemen.

The offensive talents were displayed Sept. 2 as Chaminade edged a tough St. Louis University High School team 30-28. McGovern was calm throughout the close contest, throwing two touchdown passes and showing poise as he led a scoring drive as time ran out in the first half. The senior quarterback rolled out and connected on a 5-yard pass to junior Cameron Campbell for a touchdown that cut SLUH's 22-14 lead to two points.

Mix of players solidifies Notre Dame’s softball team

Notre Dame High School shortstop Madelon Belaska (13) hit the ball during the Rebels softball game against Rosati-Kain High School at an Affton Athletic Association field Aug. 29. Notre Dame topped Rosati-Kain 11-2.

A combination of youth and experience is bringing success and fun for Notre Dame High School's softball team in the early-going this season.

Notre Dame coach Bill McDonough said the mix of players adds a fresh dimension to the team. "The older players are showing the younger players what it's all about, and that's really good to see," he said.

Sportsmanship, faith on display in Rio

U.S. track and field athlete Joe Kovacs competes during the men's shot put final Aug. 18 at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He won silver. The Pennsylvania native is a Knight of Columbus and a 2007 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School in the Diocese of Allentown, Pa.

As water doused the Olympic flame Aug. 21 at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, athletes and spectators reflected on the previous 16 days of global competition and sportsmanship.

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