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Joseph Kenny

The owner of the team now known as the Los Angeles Rams is likely the most unpopular person in St. Louis for moving the football franchise.

In spite of the owner's aloofness, there were some within the Rams organization, especially the players, who connected with the St. Louis community and particularly St. Patrick Center, a Catholic Charities federated agency that provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who ar...

Lisa Johnston | | twitter: @aeternusphoto

Fontbonne University basketball player Richard Dorhauer, a graduate of St. John Vianney High School, talked to his coach in a game against Iowa Wesleyan. Fontbonne won 82-53.

Fontbonne University's men's basketball team is seeking to hit its stride this year, with an 8-11 overall record, 6-6 in conference (SLIAC) play as of Feb. 2.

The road to consistency got a little tougher with injuries to two key players, starters Richard Dorhauer and Ben Kissing, who missed an 82-53 win Jan. 27 over Iowa Wesleyan and a 78-60 loss Jan. 30 to Spalding College. Dorhauer, a St. John Vianney High School graduate, averages 11...

Valle High School’s Coleman Keeley drove the ball upcourt in a game Jan. 26 against Jefferson High School. Jefferson won 52-51 on a last-second shot.

After a fast start, shots began hitting the rim and bouncing out for Valle High School's boys basketball team in their game Jan. 26 at Jefferson High School in Festus.

The team from Ste. Genevieve had taken a comfortable lead in the early minutes of the game before Jefferson came back just before halftime. Thanks to timely three-point shots, the public school in Festus took the lead in the second half. Though their shots went cold, Vall...

Cardinal Ritter College Prep girls' basketball player Kori Tomlin drives against  McCluer North High School's Anasha Hurst during the game between the schools, part of the 2016 MLK Basketball Classic at Cardinal Ritter in St. Louis Jan. 18. McCluer North won, 51-50.

The Cardinal Ritter girls basketball team prides itself on fighting hard on every play.

The Jan. 18 game against McCluer North High School provided a good example, with the team down by six or more points several times before coming back to tie the score or take a brief lead. In the end, Cardinal Ritter ran out of time, losing 51-50 after a late second-half run, outscoring McCluer North 17-9 in the final quarter. A buzzer-beating shot n...

De Smet Jesuit High School wrestler Cory Peterson pinned St. John Vianney High School’s Drew Doran in the first period of their match on Jan. 12. De Smet Jesuit beat Vianney 39-26 for the Spartans’ first victory in five years over their rival.

The stability of a simple wrestling stance has helped put the De Smet Jesuit High School wrestling program on solid footing.

When Colby Robinson became head coach three years ago, he inherited only a handful of wrestlers and needed to recruit new ones quickly. So, at freshmen orientation, he asked students to get into a wrestling stance, then told them that each one could be a wrestler.

"That sparked an interest," he said. "I wal...

Timberland High School junior Brendan Dyck fell into Duchesne High School senior Eric Stelmacki in the third period Dec. 22 at the Lindenwood Ice Arena in Wentzville. Timberland won 5-3.

Duchesne High School's hockey team is once again solid, despite being a school with one of the smallest student bodies of any team in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association.

The team has performed well in recent years, last year reaching the Challenge Cup before losing 4-1 in the first round to powerhouse CBC. Duchesne put a scare into the eventual Cup winner, leading 1-0 halfway into the second period. Three years ago, Duchesne made th...

Lisa Johnston |  | Twitter: @aeternusphoto Kennedy's Sam Bogard tried to block a rebound shot from Rosati-Kain's Anastasia Zink-Duda.  Rosati-Kain beat Kennedy Catholic for their first win of the season.  The final score was 40-29.

The high school basketball game against Rosati-Kain was looking good for Kennedy Catholic Dec. 14 until it rained.

Rained three-point shots, that is.

Rosati-Kain combined strong defense and rebounding with the three-pointers to overtake Kennedy 40-29 in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association game for Rosati-Kain's first win of the season. Sam Bogard's hard work under the basket propelled Kennedy to a 10-4 lead, but Rosati-Kain's S...

St. Mary’s High School forward Drew DeWeese, left, battled for a loose ball with St. Francis Borgia Regional High School center Alex Movila Dec. 8 at St. Mary’s High School. The Dragons handed Borgia its first loss of the season by winning 61-39.

St. Mary's High School's basketball team takes pride in its full-throttle approach to the game, and it shows.

The team's defense set the tone early against St. Francis Borgia at home Dec. 8, leading to a 61-39 win. It was the second win in two days for the team from south St. Louis, following a 73-57 win against Lutheran St. Charles.

Against Borgia, freshman guard Yuri Collins used his speed and agility to lead St. Mary's with 14...

Joseph Kenny

Earlier this year, Ernie Johnson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host, winning over a group of broadcasters that included Bob Costas of NBC/MLB Network, Stuart Scott of ESPN, Keith Olbermann of ESPN2 and others.

Instead of accepting the award, his third for his work on TNT's "Inside the NBA," Johnson handed the award to Taelor and Sydni Scott, daughters of Stuart Scott, who had died of cancer just months befo...

Valle Catholic High School's defense played a solid game Nov. 28 in helping the team to its 14th state football championship and its 45th win in a row.

Valle Catholic High School used turnovers to jump out to an early lead, then relied on a balanced attack for a 61-36 victory over Penney in a Class 1 state championship game Nov. 28 at the Edward Jones Dome in Downtown St. Louis.

The win was Valle’s 45th in a row and third straight state title. Its last defeat came three years ago in the championship game of the Show-Me Bowl against Penney, 60-24. Valle has 14 state titles in football,...