Volleyball standout sisters stress having fun

Alex and Aubree Smith competed in a game during the two years they played together at Cor Jesu Academy. Alex now plays at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Aubree will join her next year.

They finish each other's sentences.

That mind-reading works on the volleyball court, too.

Alex Smith, now a sophomore at Xavier University in Cincinnati, said that for the two years she played with her sister at Cor Jesu High School and on other occasions they've played together, "Aubrey knows how my mind works. If I'm moving slow, she'll set the ball higher or do something else to help out. I don't have to say much to her."

Sounds like two girls who shared a room together for years.

Player's dream to play football comes true, inspires high school teammates

Steve Schroeder, center, took part in drills for the Duchesne High School football team. Schroeder, who has cerebral palsey, has worked hard to play sports and is an inspiration to others.

At Duchesne High School in St. Charles, Steve Schroeder represents what's best about sports.

"His love of the game is the biggest thing," said Dave Thurmer, athletic director at the school. "And he's one of the best examples of students at our school -- courteous, professional, everything you would want all of your kids to be. He's just a tremendous individual."

Schroeder, a junior on the football team who also has played baseball, has proven that even with a disability "you can participate at the highest level, and he doesn't let that affect his game," Thurmer said.

Teams score in CYC soccer, volleyball finals

Members of the fifth-grade girls CYC championship volleyball team from Ascension Parish in Chesterfield gathered after the playoffs for a photo at Bishop DuBourg High School, where the team won 14-25, 25-20 and 16-14 over Holy Trinity. From left are: front row, Molly Beshore, Elli Brunts and Jessie Squellati; second row, Camryn Sprague, Brynne Polivka, Hayley Michel and Mallory Stock. The coach is Karen Squellati. Not shown is Cecilia Kayser.

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's Catholic Youth Council recently announced the winning teams of the 2009 archdiocesan soccer and volleyball playoffs.


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