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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.
06/14/2018

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...

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06/07/2018

Expectations were high for St. John Vianney's baseball team this year after it came within a whisker of going to the state final last year.

This year's team reached the title game June 1 at Car Shield Field in O'Fallon. Noah Niznik's four-plus innings in relief and an offense determined to bounce back from an early deficit led to an 8-2 win over Hickman and a Class 5 championship.

Hickman jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inn...

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05/31/2018

Two Catholic schools from the archdiocese made the finals of the Missouri Boys Volleyball State Tournament, with St. Louis University High School completing an undefeated season in Class 4 and St. Mary's High School falling just short of a state title in Class 3.

SLUH defeated Lafayette 25-22 and 25-16 May 24 at Webster Groves High School to win the title. The win was the Junior Billikens' third championship in four years and ninth sinc...

St. Louis University High School took control of the net during an undefeated season, including this play by Andrew Cross in the title match of the Missouri Boys Volleyball 2018 State Tournament May 24 against Lafayette High School.
05/25/2018

Two Catholic schools from the archdiocese made the finals of the Missouri Boys Volleyball State Tournament, with St. Louis University High School completing an undefeated season in Class 4 and St. Mary’s High School falling just short of a state title in Class 3.

SLUH defeated Lafayette 25-22 and 25-16 May 24 at Webster Groves High School to win the title. The win was the Junior Billikens’ third championship in four years. SLUH lost in...

Sydney Juszczyk, a freshman at Trinity Catholic High School, won two national championships in the javelin last year: at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in Lawrence, Kan., and at the AAU Junior Olympics in Michigan. At a meet earlier this season, she threw the javelin 161 feet, 8 inches, which was the second-longest throw of any female high school athlete in the nation this season.
05/24/2018

Sydney Juszczyk struggled when her mom decided it was time for Sydney to end her four-year stint as a quarterback and outside linebacker on her youth football team.

She was in love with the contact sport played almost exclusively by boys, and didn't think it was right that she was told she couldn't play anymore.

Then she took up track and field — following in the footsteps of her dad, Peter Juszczyk, the 1999 Missouri Valley Conf...

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05/17/2018

It started as a class on developing leadership skills, but it turned out to be God's hand working to bring people together through the game of soccer while raising awareness of homelessness.

Junior Tony Petruso had signed up for Leadership, a semester-long elective course for juniors and seniors at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon. On the first day of class, students received the assignment to design a service project that would take...

Father William Dotson, administrator of St. Charles Borromeo Parish took a selfie with Paralympic medalist Noah Elliott after the athlete gave a presentation to the school on April 30. Elliot won a gold and bronze medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
05/03/2018

Near the end of Noah Elliott's presentation at St. Charles Borromeo School, a video played of his charge down a mountain in the snowboard-cross event at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

"Oh, that's me!" the self-described "bionic man" shouted as he moved out from the side of the screen and pointed at the helmeted figure at the top of a mountain. Elliott then chanted "USA, USA," and applause rang out from the...

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04/26/2018

The chapel at St. John Vianney High School was packed with close to 200 people for the Easter Vigil, including a number of the baseball players who came to support their teammate who was baptized, confirmed and received the Eucharist for the first time.

Andrew Keck, a catcher on the baseball team who was named to the All Metro Team last season, said around Lent every year he had thought about becoming a Catholic. His mom was raised Cath...

Saint Louis FC’s Austin Martz sped toward the ball against LA Galaxy II on April 14. Martz is participating in a program that gives children from low-income families an opportunity to play at camps, clinics and with a club team.
04/19/2018

Jack Maher signed with Saint Louis FC, a professional soccer team based in Fenton, at the start of the 2017 season and made an appearance in the final game of the season. He's on the team again this year.

That's a good reason for the Althoff Catholic High School senior to miss some classes while he practices with the team on weekdays.

Up to five players may be part of a non-professional academy program within an MLS organization...

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04/12/2018

The Notre Dame High School soccer program is off to one of its best starts ever, thanks to a mix of talented players, from freshmen to seniors.

"We have an interesting blend of young and old," Notre Dame coach Dave Robben said.

Several talented freshmen are making an impact, he said, with seniors providing leadership while sophomores and juniors are making contributions to the winning formula. "It's just a very cohesive group rig...