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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...

Chaminade College Prep basketball player Luke Bumgarner guards O’Fallon Township High School’s Elijah Kinmon during the Red Devils’ 82-77 win over the Panthers in the Coaches vs. Cancer High School Shootout at Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus Jan. 27.

The recent Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus left two local Catholic schools with hard-fought victories and a perspective on their priorities.

Christian Brothers College High School coach Bob McCormack said that he and his players appreciated the venue, but “in the whole scope of things it’s really trivial. … Seeing the people (cancer survivors) before the game tossing the ball made us real...

Assumption Parish volleyball player Amanda Gapsch returned the ball during Assumption’s game with Holy Infant in the championship match of the CYC girls’ parochial closed division tournament at the Msgr. Meyer Youth Center in St. Louis Dec. 10.

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's Catholic Youth Council (CYC) sports program has announced winning teams and final scores of the 2010 archdiocesan soccer and volleyball playoffs.


Results of the girls closed divisions for soccer were: St. Joan of Arc in South St. Louis over St. Simon in South County, 1-0, midget division; Queen of All Saints in Oakville and St. Raphael in South St. Louis tied 0-0 and are co-...

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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."