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Members of the Valle state champion volleyball team gathered for a photo recently. The team is coached by Nancy Fischer.
11/29/2010

Villa Duchense, St. Mary’s, Visitation Academy, Valle and St. Joseph’s Academy won titles in the recently completed fall sports season. Other Catholic schools in the archdiocese also had fine seasons.

Cross Country

Several Catholic schools in the archdiocese had good showings at the state cross country championships Nov. 6 at Oak Hill Golf Center in Jefferson City, including St. Joseph’s Academy, which came in th...

St. Joseph’s Academy won the Missouri Class 4 State Volleyball Championship Nov. 6 in Kansas City.
11/10/2010

Playoffs in the fall high school sports season are nearing the end, with the volleyball team from St. Joseph's Academy in Frontenac the latest to capture a state title.

In a pre-season poll, the team was recognized by PrepVolleyball.com as the number one program in the nation. The team came through in the Class 4 championship match in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 6, defeating Lee's Summit West 25-19, 31-29.

The championship is the team...

Cardinal Ritter’s Gary Jomo Wilso tried to intercept a pass to John F. Kennedy’s Andrew Durington in the first half of their football game at Kennedy.
10/13/2010

A 72-yard punt return and 60-yard kickoff return helped Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School defeat John F. Kennedy Catholic High School 60-7 Oct. 8 on Kennedy's field in Manchester.

Ritter's quarterback Jimmie Pamkin threw two touchdown passes, going 5 for 6 and 111 yards. Xavier Jordan rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown. John Edwards ran for two TDs and 62 yards to go with the punt return. Jordan Dickerson scored on the kickoff....

Kenrick-Glennon’s Jamie Zarse avoided a tackle attempt by Tim Pratt of Pat’s Bar and Grill. Encroaching on Zarse was Tom Welby. The Lions play every Sunday at 2:45 p.m. at the seminary.
10/06/2010

Victories are important, as well as the fun, camaraderie and community-building that go along with having a competitive soccer team at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury.

But the ultimate goal of the team is winning souls for Christ, according to Kevin Drew, this year's coach, a third-year theology student from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese who grew up two hours north of Quincy, Ill.

"We're serious about winning, but we...

Alex and Aubree Smith competed in a game during the two years they played together at Cor Jesu Academy. Alex now plays at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and Aubree will join her next year.
08/18/2010

They finish each other's sentences.

That mind-reading works on the volleyball court, too.

Alex Smith, now a sophomore at Xavier University in Cincinnati, said that for the two years she played with her sister at Cor Jesu High School and on other occasions they've played together, "Aubrey knows how my mind works. If I'm moving slow, she'll set the ball higher or do something else to help out. I don't have to say much to her."

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Steve Schroeder, center, took part in drills for the Duchesne High School football team. Schroeder, who has cerebral palsey, has worked hard to play sports and is an inspiration to others.
02/17/2010

At Duchesne High School in St. Charles, Steve Schroeder represents what's best about sports.

"His love of the game is the biggest thing," said Dave Thurmer, athletic director at the school. "And he's one of the best examples of students at our school -- courteous, professional, everything you would want all of your kids to be. He's just a tremendous individual."

Schroeder, a junior on the football team who also has played basebal...

Members of the fifth-grade girls CYC championship volleyball team from Ascension Parish in Chesterfield gathered after the playoffs for a photo at Bishop DuBourg High School, where the team won 14-25, 25-20 and 16-14 over Holy Trinity. From left are: front row, Molly Beshore, Elli Brunts and Jessie Squellati; second row, Camryn Sprague, Brynne Polivka, Hayley Michel and Mallory Stock. The coach is Karen Squellati. Not shown is Cecilia Kayser.
01/06/2010

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's Catholic Youth Council recently announced the winning teams of the 2009 archdiocesan soccer and volleyball playoffs.

Soccer

Champions of the boys closed division for soccer were: St. Peter in Kirkwood over Queen of All Saints in Oakville, midget (fifth grade) division; St. Joseph in Imperial over St. Ambrose in South St. Louis, crusader (sixth grade) division; St. Mark in South Cou...