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Alyssa Jensen of St. Joseph’s Academy has been chosen by ESPN as the Missouri Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.

St. Joseph's Academy's Alyssa Jensen didn't get selected by ESPN as Missouri Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year by accident. She earned it.

Alyssa is a talented volleyball player, but her success is the result of hard work.

She's been playing since she was "a little, little kid," she said. Her mom, a collegiate volleyball player, coached, and her sister already played.

"So it's like I was born into the sport," Alyssa s...

DeSmet Jesuit High School’s Louis Berra and Maddie Friedmann from Ursuline Academy were named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America boys and girls high school All-America teams.

Both are known as intelligent, talented soccer players with a great sense of vision on the field. One has a special mix of toughness and finesse while the other mixes skill and drive. One is a role model for her sense of responsibility and the other for his team-building efforts.

Two players from Catholic schools in the archdiocese have been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America high school All-America soccer...

Visitation tennis champs, front to back, Jana Haikal, Marielle Newell, Ali Squellati, Briana Menolascino, Stephanie Fortune, Jocelyn Koester and Cesiley Kink. They helped lead their team to the Class 1 state tournament with an undefeated season.

Priory, Visitation Academy, Valle, Villa Duchesne, St. Pius X and DeSmet won titles in the recently completed fall sports season. Other Catholic high schools in the archdiocese also had fine seasons.

Cross country

Valle's girls team finished fifth and boys team was seventh in Class 1 competition at the state meet in Jefferson City Nov. 5. On the girls side, Valle was led by Neve Cavanaugh 13th, Rebecca Abt, 24th...

CBC High School linebacker Jonathan Parker forced a fumble by St. Louis University High School quarterback Trevor McDonagh.

Two football teams from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese -- CBC and Valle -- are headed to the state finals this weekend.

CBC goes into the final game of the playoffs against Blue Springs South with an undefeated -- and dominating -- season. The team defeated another powerful squad, St. Louis University High School, 66-28 Nov. 18 in the semifinals. Since its third game of the season, CBC has held its opponents to 10 points or le...

Cor Jesu senior Tori Zanaboni jumped over Ursuline goalie Allie Moro who was able to save the goal from being scored in the 2011 Midwest Field Hockey Tournament.

Two Catholic high schools battled each other Nov. 1 for one of four spots remaining in the Midwest Field Hockey championships, with Cor Jesu topping Ursuline 3-0.

Cor Jesu was to play another Catholic high school, Nerinx Hall, on Nov. 3, with the winner advancing to the finals Saturday, Nov. 5. MICDS and Lafayette play in the other semifinal.

Liz Fox, varsity field hockey coach at Cor Jesu, said that in the game against Ursuline,...

Members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary seventh- and eighth-grade CYC softball team represented several parishes and schools. It took cooperation and determination to put the team together. Shown bottom row from left are Jackie Broekelmann, Kristi Navalta, Kristen Patterson, Maria Cantalin, Madeline Broekelmann, Jessica Bryan, Shyanna Street and Kristen Ward. Middle row from left are Courtney Patterson, Taylor Otis, Lucie Indelicato, Mary Magee, Abby Pastorello, Olivia Fahrmann, Amber Pierson, Jaclynn Street, Grace Moody, Katherine Poett. Back row from left are manager Michael Broekelmann and coaches Tom Magee, Bob Peth and Steve Patterson. Not available were Erin Schissler, Maggie Dummitt, Chelsea Declue, Angeline Cronin and coach Ron Declue.

Twenty-two girls from four parishes in two grade levels at five schools with five coaches from three parishes.

It took some work, but seventh- and eighth-grade girls from south St. Louis fielded a softball team this summer thanks to a combined effort under the sponsorship of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and inclusion in the south county district of the Catholic Youth Apostolate's CYC sports program.

"It shows what can happen w...



Bishops make bet on baseball title, Archbishop Carlson tries to bring Bishop Vann back to Cardinal Nation.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has prompted a World Series wager with former Cardinals fan, Bishop Kevin W. Vann from the Diocese of Fort Worth, TX, official home diocese of the Texas Rangers.

Bishop Vann has strong ties to the St. Louis area. He is a Springfield, Illinois native and...