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Murphy Troy is part of a third-generation St. Louis University High School family, following the footsteps of his grandfather, father and uncles. His older brother, Phineas, went there as well.

The extended SLUH family will be paying attention as he plays for the U.S. men's volleyball team in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A graduate of the University of Southern California in 2011, he was a national college player of the year in volle...

At a CYC fair on July 19, 1969, teens from St. Pius V Parish and St. Barbara Parish staffed a booth. The teens, from left, are Kathy Moore, Mickey Gotiear, Maureen Gallagher and Tom Miller.

The St. Louis Review and its predecessor, the St. Louis Register, have covered young people and the issues they face in many ways — high school and CYC sports, youth conventions and spiritual gatherings, racial unrest, vocations and even the crowning of queens and riverboat excursions.

The Catholic Youth Council, part of the Catholic Youth Apostolate, has been a resource for young men and women since 1941. The sporting program continues...

Chris Kreienkamp, who is headed to the University of Notre Dame, prepared to make a throw during a water polo game for St. Louis University High School. He's a big supporter of the sport and sees athletics as helping his academics by providing a mental break.

Following the path of his older brother proved to be a good move for Chris Kreiekamp, who led the St. Louis University High School water polo team to its 18th state championship earlier this year.

Chris' brother Ray played water polo at SLUH, and Chris began playing in sixth grade on the Jungle Cat Water Polo club team, for which Ray was one of the coaches. The rest, as they say, is history.

In the championship game this year, Kr...


While Olympian Colleen Quigley urges people to chant “Go Team USA,” she has hung onto another cheer: “Go Markers.”

That’s the Nerinx Hall High School Markers, where she was a state champion in track and field and a top performer in cross country.

“I have felt so much love and support from St. Louis, especially Nerinx,” Colleen said.

She’s connected with former teachers on Facebook and, especially after the Olympic trials i...

Kirby Lee

Deanna Price qualified for the U.S. Olympic track and field team with a third=place finish at the trials in June. She is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Old Monroe.

Being at Olympic Village in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and preparing for competiton will be an intense experience for Deanna Price, but she's relaxed knowing that the village has a chapel.

A third-place finish in the women's hammer throw at the Olympic trials sealed her spot on the team, which will be representing the United States in Rio de Janeiro.

Deanna attended Immaculate Conception School in Old Monroe, Troy Buchanan High Scho...


Four-year-old Vivi Miller listened to her gymnastics teacher's instruction to start her moves with her arms up.

"Now good, keep those feet together," Abby Arbas said to her student, assisting her with a handstand and a bridge. "Wow," Arbas responded in encouragement, "Good, now hop here, and jump."

It was a busy Monday at Barron Gymnastics in south St. Louis County, filled with youngsters from 14 months on up who are super-charge...

Abby Basler is off to Illinois State after finishing her high school career at Ursuline with 58 goals, first team all state, region player of the year, MVP of the North-South all-star game and much more. She values most her time with her teammates, the Catholic school atmosphere and what she's learned from her coaches.

Ursuline's Abby Basler is looking ahead — already off to Illinois State to begin her college career — but the soccer dynamo's mark on her high school soccer team will be remembered for a long time.

Basler finished her high school career with 58 goals and 34 assists, leading the team in scoring and named the team MVP all four years. She was all-state, all-district, all-region and all-conference each year and named to the all-metro team t...

Brian Howard, a St. Louis University High school graduate, threw a pitch for the TCU baseball team in a game against Oaklahoma univeristy at Lupton Stadium on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas, April 16. Howard was drafted by the Houston Astros but will play another year at TCU.

Praise came from Baseball America, D-1, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — even the St. Raphael the Archangel Parish bulletin.

The compliments were for pitcher Brian Howard, a St. Raphael School and St. Louis University High School graduate, picked by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Though he's honored to have been chosen, he will return to Texas Christian University for his senior year,...

Duchesne soccer players celebrated their state championship win while Kealy Kornitzer and Caroline Peterson of Pembroke Hill hugged after their team was defeated 4-1 during the Missouri Class 2 state tournament June 2 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne High School's girls soccer team has the crown, but several other Catholic high schools in the archdiocese found plenty to cheer about this season.

Seven Catholic schools from the archdiocese qualified among the 16 teams to play in the Missouri State High School Activities Association championships June 2-4 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

Duchesne's 4-1 win over Pembroke Hill High School in the Class 2 championshi...


Putting trust and fun together brings a team a long way, as the Priory High School lacrosse team found out this year.

Priory won its first Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association championship May 28, defeating O'Fallon (Ill.) in double-overtime 7-6 on a goal by Daniel Kacmarek, a junior, for the Division 2 title.

Trusting each other and their ability to win as well as having fun along the way were key concepts throughout the sea...