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St. Mary’s Dominic Mitchell began his shot as Duchesne’s Adam Moore blocked from behind. The St. Mary's High School boys basketball team remains undefeated this season after a 64-49 win against rival Duchesne.
01/05/2017

The St. Mary's High School basketball team stresses its defense, but its offense can be eye-popping.

The 12-0 St. Mary's Dragons are averaging 69 points a game, scoring a high of 107 points against Riverview Gardens Nov. 25 and a low of 56 against Lafayette Dec. 27. The wins have stacked up against quality opponents — 78-72 against CBC and 61-58 against Borgia last month. The icing on the cake was a 60-57 win vs. St. Louis University Hi...

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville defender Austin Ledbetter advanced the ball in a game against Loyola in 2015. Ledbetter is a CBC graduate and former player for the Catholic Youth Apostolate’s CYC program. The SIUE field is named for the late Bob Guelker, a former CYC sports director and SIUE coach.
12/22/2016

"Thankful" is Austin Ledbetter's reaction to his selection to be among 53 NCAA Division I college soccer players invited to the 2017 adidas MLS Player Combine.

No chest-thumping or "look at me" attitude from the elite Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville player, who will participate in the Major League Soccer pre-draft event in Los Angeles Jan. 7-12.

Ledbetter gives thanks to his coaches, parents and other family members, wi...

12/15/2016

The Archdiocesan Athletic Association is expanding by two schools — Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, Mo., and Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, Mo.

The schools will play in limited championship events in the 2017-18 school year, then full conference schedules in 2018-19. Both Helias Catholic and Father Tolton Catholic are in the Diocese of Jefferson City.

They will join eight archdiocesan high schools...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | @aeternusphoto
12/13/2016

A successful start to the season has St. Dominic High School’s girls basketball team jubilant, while Notre Dame’s team is upbeat despite struggles in limited action against good teams.

The teams played a spirited contest Dec. 12 at Notre Dame, with St. Dominic winning 44-27. St. Dominic led throughout the game, but Notre Dame hung tough, fighting hard for loose balls and under the basket. Both teams moved the ball well, but St. Dominic...

Vianney players screamed as Lucas Giegling, right, hoisted the championship trophy at the MSHSAA Class 5 state football championship Nov. 26 at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.
12/01/2016

St. John Vianney's football season, which culminated in a Missouri Class 5 high school championship, provided lessons in perseverance and self-confidence.

"They far exceeded everyone else's expectations, but not their own," said Vianney president Mike Loyet. "They worked so hard year-round to get to this point. They never stopped believing in themselves, kept battling and good things happened for them."

Vianney defeated Ft. Zumwa...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org
Lisa Stone, the 2015-16 A-10 Coach of the Year, has lead the St. Louis University women’s basketball team for five years and has a 67-61 record at the school. She coached the team in timeout in the Billikins’ 90-49 victory over Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Nov. 15 at Chaifetz Arena.
11/23/2016

Coach Lisa Stone has the St. Louis University women's basketball program thriving.

The 2015-16 Billikens enjoyed the most successful season in program history: a school-record 26 victories; a share of its first conference title; and reaching the third round of the WNIT.

SLU promises to be equally good or even better this year, with the team off to a 5-0 start.

After two road victories on the opening weekend, the Billikens...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | Twitter: @aeternusphoto

CBC soccer team rejoices after a battle for the MO State Championship vs. Kansas City rival, Rockhurst.
11/17/2016

The Christian Brothers College High School soccer team has been resilient all year, and the Class 4 state championship game Nov. 12 was no exception. Down 1-0 with 10:47 left in the game and facing an energized Rockhurst High School team, CBC took advantage of a penalty just outside the box in its opponents' zone and tied the game on a shot by Conner Lonero with an assist by Bryce Starzyk.

The Cadets stayed resilient through two overtim...

Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | Twitter: @aeternusphoto  

CBC soccer team heads to state semifinals with 1-0 win.
11/11/2016

Christian Brothers College High School's Nate Temm had a split second get a shot through a small clearing in the Francis Howell North defense, which had been right on the spot all game.

He didn't hesitate, made a powerful boot and the ball shot through to the back of the netting behind the goal. The brief celebration with his teammates was long awaited, since only 13:20 remained in the Class 4 Missouri State High School Activities Assoc...

Fourth-grader Jayden McGrath, right, of St. Paul Parish in Fenton battled Owen Scott of St. Peter Parish in Kirkwood for the ball in a CYC soccer game Nov. 5 in Kirkwood Park. The CYC sports program instituted new rules prohibiting headers for youth players in its league in an effort to reduce concussions and potential brain damage in soccer players.
11/10/2016

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's CYC Sports soccer program reports a smooth transition during the first year of its new rule prohibiting head balls by players in fourth grade and below.

The rule was implemented after recent research about brain injuries. The Sports Legacy Institute reports researchers have seen a close relationship between the amount of heading that a player does and brain abnormalities. Researchers also compared soccer...

St. Pius X volleyball players celebrated the team’s 25-10, 25-18 win over Hermann in the Class 2 state championship game Oct. 29.
11/03/2016

The St. Pius X High School volleyball team's main goal from the beginning of the season was to bring home the state championship.

"The seniors had been so close (to a championship) for three years," Coach Dustin Cutts said. "Shelby Meyer, Jena Otec and Elle Russell have meant so much to this program for four years, and the rest of the team wanted to do everything they could do to help them get that first-place trophy."

Mission ac...