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Christian Brothers College High School’s Austin Simpson hoisted the state championship trophy after defeating Blue Springs at the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Class 6 football championship Nov. 18 at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
11/30/2017

Christian Brothers College High School and Valle Catholic High School reached the finals of the state playoffs this season, overcoming challenges along the way.

CBC victorious

Christian Brothers College High School defeated Blue Springs 31-14 Nov. 18 to win the Class 6 football championship. The game was played at Plaster Stadium in Springfield, Mo.

CBC ended the season 13-1, with a 12-game winning streak...

11/22/2017

Pending final approval, Fontbonne University's purchase of the former John F. Kennedy Catholic High School property represents a win-win for the college and the archdiocese, which owned the campus in Manchester.

For the archdiocese, the former Catholic high school retains its rich heritage of Catholic education, rather than being bulldozed for redevelopment as housing or retail, or being purchased for a public school or secular universi...

Kenrick-Glennon seminarian Josh Deters served as player-coach in the Soals and Goals soccer match against a team of priests and friends. The game is an annual event to encourage vocations fo the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
11/16/2017

On the field, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary defender Josh Deters specializes in goal prevention. But like the other players in perhaps the most anticipated annual soccer game in St. Louis, his personal goal involves reaching souls.

Hence, the game of the year — the Souls and Goals Soccer Cup: the K-G Lions vs. the Clergy and Company.

In the fifth edition of the match, the seminarians prevailed in shootouts (7-6) on Nov. 9 at CBC High...

Holy Spirit soccer player Aiva Barry pushed past Our Lady of Lourdes’ Genevieve Wynne in the CYC semifinal match. Holy Spirit defeated Our Lady of Lourdes, but lost to Our Lady of Festus in the championship of the CYC girls midget closed division.
11/16/2017

Fall sports — at the high school and grade school levels — are nearing completion, with high school and CYC soccer championships held this month.

The high school soccer championships occurred in St. Louis at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton. St. Louis Priory won the Class 2 Missouri State High School Activities Association championship with a 3-0 victory over Lincoln College Prep of Kansas City.

Priory...

11/10/2017

To what extent may Catholics be fans of a sport where violence is part of the competition? 

This question comes at an interesting time in the sports world.

In contact sports, there's debate about what constitutes appropriate contact. Thus, as we better understand the long-term effects of injuries, such as football, there's a desire to make the sport safer and control as much as possible the contact...

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11/02/2017

It had been 10 years since Villa Duchesne won a state field hockey championship, falling several times in playoffs against Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS). The 2017 team from the Catholic high school believed the wait for a 10th championship was long enough.

The Saints fought hard against a tough MICDS team Oct. 28, battling to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes. They thought they'd won at the end of the second overtime...

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10/28/2017

It'd been 10 years since Villa Duchesne won a state field hockey championship. The 2017 team believed that was long enough.

The Saints fought hard against a tough team from Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Oct. 28, battling to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes. They thought they'd won at the end of the second overtime, but referees ruled that the goal had occurred after time expired.

But Villa Duchesne scored tw...

St. Joseph’s Academy’s golf team won its second state championship in a row this fall. From left are: Drew Nienhaus, Lauren Gallagher, Grace Renfer, Grace Aromando and Nicole Rallo.
10/26/2017

Call it that 'Grace' factor.

St. Joseph's Academy's golf team won its second state championship in a row this fall with major contributions from a senior and a sophomore named Grace.

At the Class 2 championship in Sedalia, Mo., earlier this month, St. Joseph's scored 10 strokes better than runner-up Notre Dame de Sion High School of Kansas City. Sophomore Grace Aromando finished seventh in the state after scoring a 76 the first d...

Ben Mueller, a two-sport athlete at De Smet Jesuit High School this fall, said he sees his chance to play soccer and run on the cross country team as “a gift from God. I’m definitely relying on Him to help me stay stronger and as time goes on, keep performing.”
10/20/2017

Ben Mueller put on his game uniform and headed out to represent De Smet Jesuit High School.

He had to check his schedule to make sure it was the right uniform, however.

This fall sports season, it could be a soccer or cross country uniform. Mueller is a rare athlete who is playing two high school sports in one season — and it's working out well, according to the freshman and his coaches, who were happy to work out an arrangement...

Villa Duchesne's Arden Duffy made a long reach for the ball. Villa Duchesne won their match 2-0.
10/12/2017

Confidence goes a long way in sports.

Villa Duchense's field hockey team is riding a wave of confidence into the playoffs, having defeated major rivals and solid St. Joseph's Academy, Lafayette and Cor Jesu Academy teams during the season.

Brooke Behan, a Villa Duchesne junior, said the team's four seniors lead the way. "We have a younger team without many seniors, but the seniors we do have are very strong," Behan said. "We've k...