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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...

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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...

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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...

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.
10/27/2016

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.
10/20/2016

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.
10/13/2016

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.
10/06/2016

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.
09/29/2016

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...