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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.
09/08/2016

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.
09/04/2016

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.
09/01/2016

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.
08/25/2016

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.
08/18/2016

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-...

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competed in the women's individual all-around final during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 11. Biles won 4 gold medals and 1 bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics
08/17/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.

Biles, who won gold in the women's gymnastics all-around competition Aug. 11 and helped lead the U.S. women to a team gold Aug. 9, made those comments to Us Weekly.

"My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at c...

08/11/2016

Sportsmanship comes easy for Rolando Merriweather, who finished four years on the varsity football team at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School last fall.

That quality and other values have been instilled in the captain of Ritter's team by his football coaches — including his father — and others. He'll take those ideals with him to Missouri S&T University in Rolla where he'll play on the defensive line for the football te...

Katie Ledecky reacted after setting a new world record in the 400-meter freestyle final Aug. 7 during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
08/09/2016

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle.

Since then Ledecky, who attended Catholic schools in Bethesda, Md., has become the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles. In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she has won a gold medal and shattered her own world record in th...

The new Refugee Olympic Team arrived for the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5. In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.
08/08/2016

VATICAN CITY -- In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.

Naming each of the team's athletes from South Sudan, Syria, Congo and Ethiopia, Pope Francis said he had read some of the interviews with team members "so that I could get closer to your lives and your aspirations."

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Cardinal Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro and former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso held the Olympic torch in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5.
08/08/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch, held by Brazil's former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado.

"This is the moment for us to surpass our difficulties and work together as a team, making our country and our world safer, less unequal, and putting love in the hearts of all," the cardinal told reporters.

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