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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...  Ryan Whealen and Matt Coplen block a shot during St. Louis University High School's championship game.

At first there were five, then one.

St. Louis University High School was the one remaining Catholic school of the five that entered the semifinals of the Missouri Boys Volleyball State Tournament's two classifications.

SLUH faced Lafayette in the Class 4 finals and won in three sets, taking its eighth state championship, moving past St. John Vianney High School for the most championships in the classification.

In the Class...

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Parkway South High School’s Molly Mcdonnell kicked the ball away from St. Joseph’s Academy's Jacqueline Wildeisen. St. Joseph’s Academy beat Parkway South High School in the Class 4 District 3 playoff game by a score of 4-2.

Speed, ball-handling and pinpoint passing have contributed to the roll St. Joseph's Academy's soccer team is on this season.

The team defeated Nerinx Hall High School 1-0 May 18 to move its record to 18-2-1 this year and advance to the sectionals of the Girls Soccer State Championship May 24 against Northwest High School of Cedar Hill.

The win against Nerinx brought St. Joseph's the Class 4, District 2 championship. Freshman Mari...


They dress as if they're playing a soccer game, minus the shin pads. They make catches and they throw, but they don't wear baseball gloves, football helmets or carry lacrosse sticks. The aim is to get into their opponent's zone and score, but there's no goal.

Similar to high school golf and tennis, Ultimate has no referees or other officials on the field, just the seven players on a side. Points in the noncontact sport are scored by a p...

“Every day is a beautiful day to run” for Sister Sarah Heger, CSJ, the principal of Marian Middle School. She ran with Alexandrina Weingard of the school’s track team April 13. Sister Sarah is running in the Boston Marathon April 18.

By running in the Boston Marathon, the principal of Marian Middle School is setting an example of hard work and perseverance to help her students succeed.

Sister Sarah Heger, CSJ, will be among the 30,000 runners in the challenging race which passes through eight cities and towns on Monday, April 18. The oldest annual marathon in the world, it often is considered the most prestigious. For many, getting a Boston qualifier is a lifetime r...

Joseph Kenny

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith should feel lucky he's not in jail instead of receiving a six-game suspension for intentionally high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle.

In the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety's own words, Keith looked directly at Coyle in the game on March 29, wound his arm back and whipped his stick forward in a chopping motion at the Coyle's face. In other words, it was an assau...