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Sid Hastings
Tommy Barlow, a junior at Chaminade College Preparatory School, was selected Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year for the state of Missouri.

When Tommy Barlow talks soccer, he could easily bring up his personal accomplishments. He netted the ball 27 times last season and assisted his teammates with 17 goals. He was a leader of the Chaminade soccer team that advanced to the Class 3 state championship game. He was named Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the Year, was an All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and chosen as the Missouri Socce...


Wrestling will be dropped as an Olympic sport starting in 2020 if a decision by the International Olympic Committee holds.

The committee voted last month to drop wrestling from the list of 25 core sports, allowing it to add one more sport, such as sport climbing, wakeboarding or karate.

If wrestling is dropped, it will be a shame. Wrestling is recognized as the world's oldest competitive sport. According to a history of the sport...

Sid Hastings

 St. Louis University High School hockey player Stephen Lordo (16) slips the puck past CBC  High School goalie Joe O'Brien (31) to score the game-winning goal in overtime during the Mid States Club Hockey Association's Challenge Cup championship game Monday, March 4, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. SLUH beat CBC 2-1 in overtime on Lordo's rebound shot.

A funeral Mass Jan. 26 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for Stan Musial — "a true American hero" — brought comfort to those mourning the loss and a call for others to emulate his life of kindness to all.

"Your servant Stanley, who has fallen asleep in Christ," may rejoice to rise again through Him, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson noted in the opening prayer.

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tenn., who was pastor of Musial's...

David Schmidt threw a pitch for Stanford earlier this year. The sophomore reliever, a CBC High School grad, had a good first year for the California school and an exceptional experience in the New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer.

Two Catholic high school graduates from St. Louis have pitching, Stanford University and a fondness for the Catholic faith in common.

Priory grad

Danny Sandbrink never thought he’d end up at such a prestigious school as Stanford University, much less being drafted by a Major League baseball team and being paid to play baseball.

What helps keep him level-headed as he seeks to climb through the San Francisco...

Nolan Berry, a 6-8 power forward for De Smet Jesuit High School, is known for his maturity on and off the court. Currently out of action and healing from broken arms, the senior and team leader will play for Butler University next year.

As a basketball player, Nolan Berry gets asked about following in the footsteps of his late grandfather, former St. Louis University and NBA star Ed Macauley.

But what often is missed is the influence in everyday life of that same grandfather, pro-life advocate and community leader Deacon Ed Macauley.

Berry, a standout 6-8 power forward for De Smet Jesuit High School who last year average 19.5 points and 9.2 rebounds a game, said...

Bradley Fletcher of the St. Louis Rams visited St. Frances Cabrini Academy to talk to the students about courage.

St. Louis Rams' cornerback Bradley Fletcher smiled a lot during his visit to St. Frances Cabrini Academy in south St. Louis.

That smile might have been its widest in the first-grade classroom when he fielded questions as smoothly as intercepting an errant pass.

"Is your favorite play the Hail Mary?" asked a Catholic schoolgirl who managed to mix her religion and football.

Fletcher laughed and noted that if his team is maki...

Sid Hastings
Valle Catholic High School wide receiver Trevor Klump (35) attempted to make a catch over Penney High School safety Kellen Overstreet (29) during the MSHSAA Class 1 state championship football game at the Edward Jones Dome Nov. 23. The Hornets scored 21 points in the game’s final 2:30 minutes to beat Valle 60-34.
Cor Jesu Academy field hockey players Katherine Zanaboni (25) and Sophia Carretero (34) celebrated after a 4-1 win over Edwardsville High School during the playoffs at Parkway South High School in Manchester Oct. 27. The team won again Oct. 30 over John Burroughs 2-0 and advanced to the Final Four Nov. 1 along with Nerinx Hall, Villa Duchesne and MICDS..

Cor Jesu's field hockey team has had a season to remember, picking up praises from across the St. Louis area and beyond.

No matter what happens in the Midwest Field Hockey semifinals (scheduled after press time, Nov. 1) and the championship game Nov. 3, it has been an amazing season for Cor Jesu.

In September the team won 5-0 against Lafayette, the school that defeated Cor Jesu last year in the state title game. Lafayette's loss...