By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
The Bishop DuBourg boys soccer team is enjoying its season so far, relying on experience and talent to fight hard for wins.
The players "have a lot of familiarity. A lot of guys played last year so they've been together two years, some of them even three years," said Head Coach Steve Bettlach. "There's a high level of skill in a number of spots. We have a young freshman kid, and he fit right in because he knows how to play, and so do the rest."
Before that night in March of 2012, freshman Emily Roeder knew nothing about the speaker who would welcome her and classmates as charter members of Bishop DuBourg High School’s Academy of Advanced Studies, a four-year program for gifted students.
But after the speech, Roeder had not only learned about but been inspired by the speaker, then-Colonel Jeannie Flynn Leavitt, the 1985 DuBourg alumna who has accomplished a series of firsts for women in the U.S. Air Force. Among them:
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John Becvar and Tom Long played baseball together 44 years ago at Bishop DuBourg High School, making varsity as sophomores.
They're at it again, not for the Catholic school in south St. Louis, but for the Jets in the St. Louis Baseball Forever League's over-60 division. Long has been in the league for three years and started recruiting old teammate Becvar at their 40th class reunion in 2013.