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12/15/2016

The Archdiocesan Athletic Association is expanding by two schools — Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, Mo., and Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, Mo.

The schools will play in limited championship events in the 2017-18 school year, then full conference schedules in 2018-19. Both Helias Catholic and Father Tolton Catholic are in the Diocese of Jefferson City.

They will join eight archdiocesan high schools...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | @aeternusphoto
12/13/2016

A successful start to the season has St. Dominic High School’s girls basketball team jubilant, while Notre Dame’s team is upbeat despite struggles in limited action against good teams.

The teams played a spirited contest Dec. 12 at Notre Dame, with St. Dominic winning 44-27. St. Dominic led throughout the game, but Notre Dame hung tough, fighting hard for loose balls and under the basket. Both teams moved the ball well, but St. Dominic...

Vianney players screamed as Lucas Giegling, right, hoisted the championship trophy at the MSHSAA Class 5 state football championship Nov. 26 at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
12/01/2016

St. John Vianney's football season, which culminated in a Missouri Class 5 high school championship, provided lessons in perseverance and self-confidence.

"They far exceeded everyone else's expectations, but not their own," said Vianney president Mike Loyet. "They worked so hard year-round to get to this point. They never stopped believing in themselves, kept battling and good things happened for them."

Vianney defeated Ft. Zumwa...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Lisa Stone, the 2015-16 A-10 Coach of the Year, has lead the St. Louis University women’s basketball team for five years and has a 67-61 record at the school. She coached the team in timeout in the Billikins’ 90-49 victory over Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Nov. 15 at Chaifetz Arena.
11/23/2016

Coach Lisa Stone has the St. Louis University women's basketball program thriving.

The 2015-16 Billikens enjoyed the most successful season in program history: a school-record 26 victories; a share of its first conference title; and reaching the third round of the WNIT.

SLU promises to be equally good or even better this year, with the team off to a 5-0 start.

After two road victories on the opening weekend, the Billikens...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | Twitter: @aeternusphoto

CBC soccer team rejoices after a battle for the MO State Championship vs. Kansas City rival, Rockhurst.
11/17/2016

The Christian Brothers College High School soccer team has been resilient all year, and the Class 4 state championship game Nov. 12 was no exception. Down 1-0 with 10:47 left in the game and facing an energized Rockhurst High School team, CBC took advantage of a penalty just outside the box in its opponents' zone and tied the game on a shot by Conner Lonero with an assist by Bryce Starzyk.

The Cadets stayed resilient through two overtim...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | Twitter: @aeternusphoto  

CBC soccer team heads to state semifinals with 1-0 win.
11/11/2016

Christian Brothers College High School's Nate Temm had a split second get a shot through a small clearing in the Francis Howell North defense, which had been right on the spot all game.

He didn't hesitate, made a powerful boot and the ball shot through to the back of the netting behind the goal. The brief celebration with his teammates was long awaited, since only 13:20 remained in the Class 4 Missouri State High School Activities Assoc...

Fourth-grader Jayden McGrath, right, of St. Paul Parish in Fenton battled Owen Scott of St. Peter Parish in Kirkwood for the ball in a CYC soccer game Nov. 5 in Kirkwood Park. The CYC sports program instituted new rules prohibiting headers for youth players in its league in an effort to reduce concussions and potential brain damage in soccer players.
11/10/2016

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's CYC Sports soccer program reports a smooth transition during the first year of its new rule prohibiting head balls by players in fourth grade and below.

The rule was implemented after recent research about brain injuries. The Sports Legacy Institute reports researchers have seen a close relationship between the amount of heading that a player does and brain abnormalities. Researchers also compared soccer...

St. Pius X volleyball players celebrated the team’s 25-10, 25-18 win over Hermann in the Class 2 state championship game Oct. 29.
11/03/2016

The St. Pius X High School volleyball team's main goal from the beginning of the season was to bring home the state championship.

"The seniors had been so close (to a championship) for three years," Coach Dustin Cutts said. "Shelby Meyer, Jena Otec and Elle Russell have meant so much to this program for four years, and the rest of the team wanted to do everything they could do to help them get that first-place trophy."

Mission ac...

Cory Patterson, center, is the head football coach at Trinity High School. He talked to his team, who has just completed its first undefeated regular season and is heading to the playoffs.
10/27/2016

Trinity Catholic High School's Cory Patterson mixes praise, blunt assessments and encouragement at football practice.

"Make it look good, fellows," the coach shouted before one play. "Too deep, come on," he barked after a busted play. "Good," he yelled while applauding a catch.

The team mowed through its regular season schedule this fall, going 8-0 while scoring more than 40 points in every game except one. The team posted three...

Freshman Grace Aromando, left, and senior Emily Guzy met through their love of golf, but found sisterhood in their journey to help St. Joseph’s Academy to a state title. The girls find fun ways to practice, chipping or paddling the ball back and forth, gaining experience with their clubs. The golf team at St. Joseph’s Academy won the Class 2 Missouri State High School Championship.
10/20/2016

The St. Joseph's Academy golf team was simply splendid this year.

Just ask senior Emily Guzy.

She used "splendid" as her "secret word" to help concentrate at the state finals, and it certainly worked out. Guzy led St. Joseph's to the state championship in Class 2, scoring 78 in the first round and a two-day score of 164, best on the team and good for 14th in the field of 89 golfers.

Guzy summarized the journey to the state...