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Cory Patterson, center, is the head football coach at Trinity High School. He talked to his team, who has just completed its first undefeated regular season and is heading to the playoffs.

Trinity Catholic High School's Cory Patterson mixes praise, blunt assessments and encouragement at football practice.

"Make it look good, fellows," the coach shouted before one play. "Too deep, come on," he barked after a busted play. "Good," he yelled while applauding a catch.

The team mowed through its regular season schedule this fall, going 8-0 while scoring more than 40 points in every game except one. The team posted three...

Freshman Grace Aromando, left, and senior Emily Guzy met through their love of golf, but found sisterhood in their journey to help St. Joseph’s Academy to a state title. The girls find fun ways to practice, chipping or paddling the ball back and forth, gaining experience with their clubs. The golf team at St. Joseph’s Academy won the Class 2 Missouri State High School Championship.

The St. Joseph's Academy golf team was simply splendid this year.

Just ask senior Emily Guzy.

She used "splendid" as her "secret word" to help concentrate at the state finals, and it certainly worked out. Guzy led St. Joseph's to the state championship in Class 2, scoring 78 in the first round and a two-day score of 164, best on the team and good for 14th in the field of 89 golfers.

Guzy summarized the journey to the state...

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...