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Visitation Academy field hockey player Claire Taiclet, left, battled Cor Jesu Academy’s Grace Frisella for control of the ball. Taiclet later scored the game-winning goal, giving Visitation a 2-1 win.

Few expected the Visitation Academy field hockey team to set things on fire this season.

But call coach Faith Mackin a pyromaniac; she has poured gas on the Vivettes' burning desire.

"We've had the highest expectations of ourselves since day one," Mackin said. "The goal has been a state title since then, and we haven't gone off of that."

Hours of practice and conditioning "are a big commitment, but ... are really starting...

Trinity’s goalie Cory Schonhoff, a sophomore, stood out in goalagainst DuBourg. A save near the end of the second half during a corner kick. Trinity High School lost in a soccer match against rival Bishop DuBourg. The final score was 4-1.

The Bishop DuBourg boys soccer team is enjoying its season so far, relying on experience and talent to fight hard for wins.

The players "have a lot of familiarity. A lot of guys played last year so they've been together two years, some of them even three years," said Head Coach Steve Bettlach. "There's a high level of skill in a number of spots. We have a young freshman kid, and he fit right in because he knows how to play, and so do th...

St. Pius X High School defeated local rival Jefferson High School in two sets, 25-12 and 25-9. Emma Grimshaw hit the ball at the net as Jefferson's Sydney Weik went for the block.

A positive vibe flows through the St. Pius X girls volleyball team.

The tone is evident on and off the court, from the varsity's senior leadership on down for the team from the school in Festus.

"We come out with a lot of energy and passion, no matter who's on the court or what the score is," said Shelby Meyer, a senior who was named to the second team all-conference last season. "We keep that energy up, keep the momentum to win...

St. Joseph’s Academy forward Annie Genovese tried to power through Kirkwood’s defense but was stopped by Sydney Scott and goalie Shea Look. The 10-3 win over Kirkwood placed St. Joseph’s record at 10-0-1, equalling Villa Duchesne’s record.

The field hockey team this season at St. Joseph's Academy is lean, but not-so-mean — it's tough to be mean with so many smiles.

"We have a much smaller squad than we've had in years past, so our bench players are all very strong" said the varsity team's coach, Claire Aubel. "We have a lot of unselfish girls playing this year, which is working to our advantage. There's lots of passing, so it's not a one-man show by any means this year."...

Kennedy's Patrick Wisnewski tried to come around on Borgia's Gus Kleekamp as they battled for possession. St. Francis Borgia and John F. Kennedy Catholic High Schools faced off in a soccer match with Borgia defeating Kennedy 4-0.

St. Francis Borgia and Kennedy Catholic are two high school teams drawing attention early in the soccer season for inspired play and potential.

Borgia, which plays in the larger Class 3 division, defeated Kennedy 4-0 on Sept. 12 to bring its record to 5-4. Kennedy took its second loss to go with four wins, but won an important conference game the next day, 1-0 against Bishop DuBourg.


Borgia, which a...

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team. St. Louis University High School lost the football match 30-28 against Chaminade Preparatory.

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to the Chaminade football team, complementing the team's speedy backs and receivers and strong linemen.

The offensive talents were displayed Sept. 2 as Chaminade edged St. Louis University High School 30-28. McGovern threw two touchdown passes and showed poise as he led a scoring drive as time ran out in the first half. The senior quarterback rolled out and connected on a 5-yard pass t...

Chaminade's wide receiver, Reggie Crawford, was taken down by SLUH's #35 Daniel Terry and #32 Jaleel Aschford. St. Louis University High School lost their football match 30-28 against Chaminade Preparatory. Both sides played a strong offensive game.

Quarterback Michael McGovern provides a steady hand to a Chaminade football team, complementing the team's speedy backs and receivers and strong linemen.

The offensive talents were displayed Sept. 2 as Chaminade edged a tough St. Louis University High School team 30-28. McGovern was calm throughout the close contest, throwing two touchdown passes and showing poise as he led a scoring drive as time ran out in the first half. The senior q...

Notre Dame High School shortstop Madelon Belaska (13) hit the ball during the Rebels softball game against Rosati-Kain High School at an Affton Athletic Association field Aug. 29. Notre Dame topped Rosati-Kain 11-2.

A combination of youth and experience is bringing success and fun for Notre Dame High School's softball team in the early-going this season.

Notre Dame coach Bill McDonough said the mix of players adds a fresh dimension to the team. "The older players are showing the younger players what it's all about, and that's really good to see," he said.

The combination was represented by the battery Aug. 29 — freshman pitcher Carlee Gilham...

U.S. track and field athlete Joe Kovacs competes during the men's shot put final Aug. 18 at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He won silver. The Pennsylvania native is a Knight of Columbus and a 2007 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School in the Diocese of Allentown, Pa.

As water doused the Olympic flame Aug. 21 at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, athletes and spectators reflected on the previous 16 days of global competition and sportsmanship.

Positive examples of sportsmanship abounded. New Zealand's runner Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D'Agostino were awarded the Pierre du Coubertin medal for extraordinary sportsmanship after they helped each other up after a c...

Southeast head coach Steve Bieser watches the from the sideline in the fourth inning against Belmont at Capaha Field on Friday, May 20, 2016. Belmont won 4-3.

Steve Bieser's coaching is built on four cornerstones. The first is faith — the core values of players, their integrity and the character they represent as well as self-worth, purpose and respect. Family, education and service are the others.

His record shows those cornerstones built a strong foundation.

Bieser is a former teacher and head baseball coach at St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood. Leading the Griffins from 2004-...