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Chaminade College Prep's Reggie Crawford headed downfield after one of his five catches for 127 in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 5 finals at the Edward Jones Dome Nov. 28. His team lost to Fort Osage.

Fort Osage High School quarterback Skylar Thompson’s fleet feet and accurate arm proved to be too much for Chaminade College Preparatory in a Class 5 state playoff game Nov. 28 at the Edward Jones Dome in Downtown St. Louis.

Thompson ran for 205 yards and completed 13 of 15 passes for 253 yards. He scored three touchdowns on the ground and threw for four others.

Chaminade’s head coach, Antoine Torrey, said his team knew Thompson...

Trey Brant of CBC High School scored four touchdowns and gained 186 yards on the ground in his school's 37-28 loss to Blue Springs South in the Class 6 state football title game Nov. 27.

Blue Springs South's consistent running game, persistent pass rush and seamless pass coverage sank Christian Brothers College High School‘s chances for a second straight Class 6 football championship Nov. 27.

The West County Catholic school missed some chances to seize a big lead in the first half. Despite fighting hard after falling behind in the second half, CBC fell to the Kansas City-area team 37-28.

Still, it was a good run...

22 Nov. 2015 -- WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. --  St. Gerard Majella Parish volleyball player Andrew Normington (3) greets Mary Queen of Peace player Andrew Zimmerman (44) before the start of the 2015 CYC South Central District Volleyball Playoff 8th Grade Championship at Holy Redeemer School in Webster Groves, Mo. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.

The fifth-grade soccer players from St. Joseph Parish in Manchester had just won a competitive playoff game against a team from Queen of All Saints Parish.

The players from the losing team were visibly upset, and their opponents were not just shaking their hands as they do after each game but also patting them on their backs, giving encouragement and even hugging them.

"I was so proud of them," said Frank Ganninger, coach of the...

De Smet Jesuit High School's Nicholas Hanson, right, gained control of the ball from Francis Howell's Joshua Bragen during the Class 4 state championship game Nov. 14 in Fenton. Despite a fierce offensive onslaught in the second half, De Smet lost 1-0.

In one game, a team was down by one goal and then played the most dominating second half possible. In the other game, a team was tied in the second half when it began to take control of the game.

In the Class 3 and Class 4 games of the state high school soccer championship finals at Soccer Park in Fenton Nov. 14, both of the Catholic school teams from the archdiocese lost, finishing a more than respectable second in the state. But they...

The Villa Duchesne High School volleyball team celebrated on the court Oct. 31 after winning the state championship in Cape Girardeau over St. Pius X High School. Villas’ coach, Shane Weber, praised his team for its perseverance and resilience.

The volleyball season came to a close Oct. 31 in Cape Girardeau with Villa Duchesne coming out on top in Class 3. The team defeated St. Pius X of Festus 25-17, 25-10 for its second title in the sport, winning the school's first in 2011.

The team remained calm and never got flustered, said Villa Duchesne's coach, Sean Weber. "They just played. Their perseverance and resilience was exceptional. There's no doubt in my mind that's how we we...

27 OCT. 2015 -- ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- De Smet Jesuit High School soccer players Charlie Gibbs (6) and Andrew DeGreeff (3) head the ball toward the Parkway North High School goal during the Class 4, District 4 soccer tournament semifinals at Parkway North in incorporated west St. Louis County Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. The Spartans won, 5-0, advancing to the district finals.

Photo by Sid Hastings.

Any doubts whether the De Smet Jesuit High School soccer team is having fun this season were erased during its district semifinal game against Parkway North Oct. 27.

De Smet won the game 5-0, and, just as important, the players felt they played up to their potential and that the hard work they have put in since before the season started has paid off.

Griffin Morgan, a senior midfielder, scored a goal in the semifinal, controlled...

Ellie Burger competed on the final day of the state tennis championships Oct. 17 in Springfield. Burger, a junior at St. Joseph’s Academy, finished second in the tennis singles competition.

The smiles tell a lot about the recently completed golf and tennis seasons at St. Joseph's Academy.

The joy wasn't necessarily about the teams' success in the state tournaments -- a second-place finish in golf and a third-place title in tennis, along with individual achievements.

Ellie Burger, a junior who came in second in tennis singles competition, said her teammates made the season so enjoyable. "Everyone clicked right off th...

Kicking the ball on a fast defensive charge, Rosati-Kain’s goalie Nina Migneco made her final save of 14 in the game. Rosati-Kain beat Webster Groves 2-0.

Rosati-Kain field hockey goalie Nina Migneco reached to her right and kicked the ball away. She reached to her left and did the same thing. Then she blocked a shot that was looped over her shoulder.

Migneco made 14 saves against Webster Groves High School on Oct. 12. The talented 5-foot-6 senior stood tall in goal, helping her team shut out Webster Groves 2-0.

Rosati-Kain improved to 10-6 with two games remaining in the season....

Joseph Kenny

Three is an important number to people of faith, starting with the Trinity. Jesus was tempted three times in the desert and fell three times carrying the cross. The angels cry "holy" three times to the triune God (Isaiah 6:3).

In baseball, the number three has significance as well. A triple play, three strikes you're out, three outs, three bases on the field, three outfielders.

I'm picking three people associated with the St. Lou...

St. Mary’s Ian Comerford and Chaminade’s Cam Cavlovich competed for the ball late in a match won by Chaminade 6-1.

Chaminade's soccer standouts Tim Steele and Cameron Cavlovich haven't received near the attention as basketball star Tyler Cook.

They certainly aren't as imposing physically as the 6-foot-8 power forward with a four-star recruiting rating whose commitment to the University of Iowa last month made headlines.

But they have a few things in common. They're seniors and superb athletes. They've helped bring success to their school's te...