high school sports

Hard work defined St. Vincent’s championship team

Kaiti Schnurbusch attempted to head the ball in St. Vincent High School’s state championship game May 31. The team from Perryville defeated Principia 2-0 for a second successive Class 1 title. Schnurbusch was one of five seniors who helped lead her team this year.

The crest on the uniform proudly displays the fact that the players are from a Catholic school. At the top of the crest are a cross and the initials "SV" representing St. Vincent, the saintly namesake of St. Vincent High School in Perryville. Wheat strands represent the Eucharist.

But the players on the Class 1 state championship high school girls soccer team went beyond that — they wore a Miraculous Medal pin attached to their uniform shorts.

Chaminade’s loss in title game fails to dampen spirits

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The players, coach and enthusiastic supporters of the Chaminade lacrosse team remained upbeat even after a 16-5 loss to Mary Institute-Country Day School (MICDS) in the state championship game May 27 at Lindenwood University. The second-place finish in the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association was a big accomplishment for the Red Devils, who were expected to be middle-of-the-road this season.

Duchesne meets expectations with fourth title in a row

Duchesne soccer players celebrated their state championship win while Kealy Kornitzer and Caroline Peterson of Pembroke Hill hugged after their team was defeated 4-1 during the Missouri Class 2 state tournament June 2 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne High School's girls soccer team has the crown, but several other Catholic high schools in the archdiocese found plenty to cheer about this season.

Seven Catholic schools from the archdiocese qualified among the 16 teams to play in the Missouri State High School Activities Association championships June 2-4 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne's 4-1 win over Pembroke Hill High School in the Class 2 championship game is the fourth title in a row for the school in St. Charles.

Determined St. Pius, Duchesne teams set for new season

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St. Pius X High School volleyball players Elle Russell, left, and Emma Grimshaw blocked a spike by a Duchesne High School player in the match Aug. 25 at Duchesne in St. Charles. St. Pius won 25-14, 25-23.

Two volleyball teams from Catholic schools in the archdiocese began their season's schedule against each other Aug. 25, showing the determination and resilience that could carry them far this season.

St. Pius X High School in Festus defeated Duchesne High School in St. Charles 25-14, 25-23. Afterward, players and coaches reflected on the faith that the teammates have in each other and their abilities and how coming from a Catholic school and having faith in God assists them as they make their way through a sports season.

Villa tops Cor Jesu in hard-fought battle

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Their athleticism and competitive energy stood out as the volleyball teams from Cor Jesu Academy and Villa Duchesne battled Oct. 14.

Villa Duchesne won 25-19 and 25-23 in two hard-fought sets. In the first set, Villa jumped out to a 7-3 lead before Cor Jesu came back at 8-6. Some hustle and well-placed hits by Cor Jesu's Maggie Whealen and Mackenzie Orf tied the set at 13-13. Cor Jesu took the lead at 18-17 before Villa took control with Marisa Drevenak, Meghan Donovan, Lauren Wacker and Hannah Cherry leading the way.

Four Catholic schools win titles in fall sports

Sarah Geatley, center, attempted to touch the ball past Carl Junction players in the Class 3 state volleyball championship game played Nov.9.

St. Francis Borgia of Washington, St. Dominic of O'Fallon, Valle Catholic of Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis University High School won state titles in the fall sports season.

Volleyball

St. Francis Borgia won its 10th state volleyball title Nov. 9, defeating Carl Junction 25-23, 25-21.

The Class 3 tournament took place in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The team finished the season with a 33-3-2 record.

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