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Volleyball players from Bishop DuBourg High School, including Savanna Shatto (5), Kelsie Kiser (15) Alex Wirth (14), Sam Benson (23) and Bridget Hacker (16) sporting special pink jerseys, participated in a pre-game ritual before their game against Rosati-Kain.

Rosati-Kain and Bishop DuBourg high schools teamed up to play “pink” volleyball games Oct. 6, benefiting SSM St. Mary’s Health Care Center’s Cancer Care.

The junior varsity and varsity matches were held at DuBourg. Rosati’s varsity topped DuBourg 2-0 to run their record to 12-5. DuBourg moved to 8-7 on the season. Rosati’s varsity won t...

Msgr. Louis F. Meyer played soccer with "the kiddos" as he liked to call the many young people he came in contact with during his work with the Catholic Youth Council and as a parish priest.

The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame will honor the late Msgr. Louis F. Meyer at its annual induction dinner on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Msgr. Meyer, affectionately known as the "Soccer Priest" and whose name is synonymous with the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council, died in May at age 92.

His desire to involve young people in sports stemmed from his youth, when his pastor, Father Gerald McMahon, would take the soccer players to the old...

CBC’s defense made another stop during their game Sept. 16 on SLUH’s home field in south St. Louis. The game included a light rain and a lopsided score.

Christian Brothers College High School's football team faced another challenge to its undefeated season Sept. 16, this time beating St. Louis University High School 34-7.

CBC is now 4-0 and 2-0 in the conference. SLUH falls to 1-3.

SLUH scored early on a pass from Trevor McDonagh to Stefan Sansone but couldn't overcome an onslaught by CBC quarterback Dalton Demos, who threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Anton...

A Catholic Youth Council preseason volleyball tournament involved 38 teams at the Meyer Youth Center in South St. Louis from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

The tournament of 12 seventh-grade girls teams, 10 combined seventh- and eighth-grade boys teams and 16 eighth-grade girls teams is one of a handful of preseason volleyball tournaments listed by the CYC. Mar...

The first team from St. Ann Parish to win the Sprenke Tournament gathered for a photo in 1969. The sixth-grade boys were coached by Jack Kiely and Ray Wieschhaus. Several activities during this year’s tournament, named after a parish pastor, will help celebrate the 50th year of the soccer competition.

Plenty of highlights are planned for the St. Ann Msgr. Fred Sprenke soccer tournament, which is known as the oldest continuous parish tournament in the St. Louis area and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“It’s been an institution here in Normandy. I’ve lived here all my life, and my earliest memories are of Sprenke. We had great tea...

A player from St. Joseph in Cottleville headed into third for a stolen base as the St. Angela fielder reached for the ball in the cadet softball finals.

The Baseball and Softball Archdiocesan Championships, formerly known as city-county playoffs, began July 23 and concluded July 30-31. Host districts were West County and South Central.

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's Catholic Youth Council (CYC) noted that players, parents, siblings, grandparents, umpires and field personnel were brought together and prayed before each game. Sixty-nine games were played, with about 15 players per team a...

Msgr. Louis Meyer

Msgr. Louis F. Meyer, whose name is synonymous with the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Council, died May 14 after an illness. He was 92.

The man affectionately known as the "Soccer Priest" was much more than that. He was an athlete himself, declining an invitation to the New York Giants rookie camp in 1938 because he wanted to pursue the priesthood. He went on to help build the CYC, but he also helped make Cardinal Glennon Children's Medic...

Jesuit Father Michael Marchlewski, known to generations of students at St. Louis University High School and DeSmet Jesuit High School as Father Marco, led the lacrosse teams from the schools in prayer before their annual game May 7. The teams met in Creve Coeur for the 2011 Father Marco Cup, the final game of the season between the two Jesuit rivals. Father Marchlewski has served as spiritual adviser to students at both schools. He spent the first half on the DeSmet sidelines and the second half on the SLUH bench.


The St. Louis University High School varsity lacrosse team defeated DeSmet 13-10 May 7 in the Father Marco Cup game, but the score was secondary to what surrounded it.

The Father Marco Cup is an annual game between SLUH and DeSmet. Jesuit Father Michael Marchlewski, known as "Father Marco," has served for many years as a spiritual leader for both the DeSmet and SLUH lacrosse teams. This year, in addi...


Lacrosse teams from St. Louis University High School and DeSmet Jesuit High School met in Creve Coeur, May 7 to contest the Father Marco Cup, the final game of the season between the Jesuit rivals. The cup is named for the Father Michael Marchlewski, who has served as spiritual advisor to students at both schools.

The St. Dominic High School girls basketball team won Class 4 state championship after defeating Smithville at Mizzou Area March 12.

Two basketball teams from Catholic schools in the archdiocese have won championships in the state tournament games in Columbia, Mo.

Incarnate Word Academy won the girls Class 5 bracket, and St. Dominic High School won the girls Class 4 bracket. Several other teams from Catholic schools in the archdiocese also went deep into the playoffs this year.

Incarnate Word won its second Missouri State High School Activities Association bas...