Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Recipients come from Ladue High, Burroughs and MICDS locally.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. just released the second group of high school seniors who have been awarded scholarships this year. About 2,500 seniors nationwide were chosen to receive the $2,500 awards. Selection was based on academic record, standardized test scores, contributions in leadership and community service activities, an essay and a recommendation from a high school official. The first group of scholarships were awarded last month to about 1,000 students. The 4,800 winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced later this year. Local students who are receiving the scholarships: Ladue Horton Watkins High School Collin D. Christner, Runpeng Liu, Maxmillian E. Schindler, Victor Y. Wang and Haohang Xu. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
It was a crowning moment of redemption for this sprinter, headed to college in Indiana.
Ah, sweet redemption. Senior speed back Denzell Conway of the MICDS football team got his moment in the sun Saturday, finally. Conway brought down the champ, Ezekiel Elliott of John Burroughs in the district finals of the 100 meter dash on the MICDS track. It was a moment to savor. Conway crossed first at 10.90; Elliott was second at 10.95. Conway pumped his fist into the air at the finish line much to the delight of the partisan MICDS fans, his teammates and coaches too. They were all overjoyed to see this moment come and go. Elliott, toiling through seven races was the champ of the 110 high hurdles (13.77); the 300 intermediate hurdles(38.94) and the 200 meter dash (22.56). Conway said “I’ve been waiting a long, long time for this to …
Dominant performances by MICDS, Villa girls and Burroughs boys.
There is just one more qualifying round for the state track meet before Missouri’s elite runners and field stars go to the state track meet at Dwight Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University May 24-25 in Jefferson City. The unfinished business is sectional championships for the large schools (Ladue and St. Joe at Parkway North) and the smaller schools, (MICDS, Burroughs and Villa) at MICDS Saturday. Top performers will be in Jeff City Memorial Day weekend to make history. Class 4 District 2 at Ladue The Rams hosted the meet, but did not sweep the field. Madison Barker, a junior had a strong performance Saturday on the Ladue oval. She captured first in the 200 meter dash in 25.64 and first in the 400 meter dash in 58.44. Ladue’s …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Full account of who did what Monday on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch.
The sun bore through the clouds and there were sparkling performances abound at the local district track meets, Class 4 at Ladue and Class 3 at MICDS. The top performers move onto the sectional competition next weekend, with the best going to the annual state track & field championships May 24-25 in Jefferson City. The stars came out this weekend: Senior Amos Bartelsmeyer of MICDS won the 1,600, 3,200 and 800 meter runs without hardly breaking a sweat. Ezekiel Elliott of Burroughs was his brillliant self in the hurdles and sprints. Speester Denzell Conway of MICDS caught Elliott at the tape of the 100 meter dash. Conway won in 10.90, Elliott was second in 10.95. Elliott won the 110 high hurdles in 13.77; the 200 intermediate hurdles in 38.…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Michael Peters and Matt Wong set the pace for the youthful Bombers.
The Burroughs tennis team got off on the right foot, defeating visiting Ladue 6-1 in a dual to open the season. Bombers coach Matt Waite said the Rams put up a good fight. "It was much closer than the score indicates," said Waite. Michael Peters and Matt Wong won No. 1 and No. 2 singles respectively. Peters, a sophomore defeated Ladue freshman Ben Cobin. Seniors Nick Guo and Charlie Van Doren playing No. 1 singles won their match. The Bombers hit the road for a match with Whitfield Thursday. Here's action from the Burroughs courts Tuesday afternoon.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Game of the week will air Saturday on TV on FOX Sports Midwest
Friday, February 22
Information provided by FOX Sports Midwest FOX Sports Midwest’s coverage of the 2013 Missouri high school basketball playoffs starts Friday in the Bommarito Automotive FOX Sports Prep Zone at FOXSportsMidwest.com. Two MSHSAA Class 3 District finals will be streamed live Friday at FOXSportsMidwest.com: The Maplewood-Richmond Heights-John Burroughs game will also be televised on tape delay on FOX Sports Midwest on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. as the Bommarito Automotive FOX Sports Prep Zone game of the week. FOXSportsMidwest.com will stream approximately 50 MSHSAA playoff basketball games over the next month. On TV, FOX Sports Midwest will air a Saturday game of the week and live broadcasts of every state championship game.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Nearly everyone in America came from somewhere else.
President Obama referred more than a few times to the definition of diversity in the State of the Union address recently. That got me to thinking about what he was talking about. In my lifetime, I’ve seen diversity not just talked about, but become a reality. We all migrated from somewhere else This all remind me, we all came from somewhere else. If either we, or our forefathers were on the reception committee when the Mayflower landed, then we all came from somewhere else. Only American Indians can lay claim to the statement, they are the real native Americans, and we know how that story has played out. Everybody has a different life story to tell. Our community is diverse in nature, settled by the French, the Germans, Irish, Italians, …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Burroughs Wonder Star Zeke Elliott visits Mizzou just ahead of National Football Signing Day Feb. 12.
Burroughs super-star running back Ezekiel Elliott just returned from a whirlwind 24-hours at Mizzou. All along, his word was he was going to take his talents to Columbus, Ohio and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Friday night, departing Westminster Christian Academy's gym, Elliott put it this way: "They are still my state school, and I'm going down there to give them a chance." The worm could be turning. Ohio State brought in a last-minute prospect, just in case Zeke bolts for Columbia. The visit went very well. The crowd at the Mizzou Arena for the Vanderbilt game rocked the house with M-I-Z-E-Z-E. The Burroughs back got the message. Both his parents lettered in sports at Mizzou. His dad Elliott played football for the Tigers. USA …
The center, headed to Saint Louis U. fired in 24; Westminster crushed Burroughs, 65-27.
Scoring 1,000 points in a basketball career is a remarkable achievement. With 7:22 left in the Westminster Christian Academy game with John Burroughs Friday night, senior Sadie Stipanovich of the host Wildcats netted that coveted last two points. The crowd behind the Cats bench roared with approval. Every single girl on the bench knew exactly when the moment would happen. Stipanovich is the first Metro Conference player to reach the 1,000 point plateau since Delaney Hobbs did it for MICDS two winters ago. Hobbs is a student at Wake Forest University. Just for good measure, this 6-foot-3 senior who will play next for Saint Louis University got two more points in the game, and the Cats crushed Burroughs, 65-27. A running fourth quarter clock…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Long time verbal pledge to Ohio State could well be under consideration to change?
Burroughs' Metro Player of the Year, Zeke Elliott, who rushed for 70 TDs the past two years and who recently returned from a week at the U.S. Army All-Star football game in San Antonio plans a visit to the Mizzou football program this weekend. Dave Matter, sports writer for the Columbia Tribune reports. Elliott and his teammates have a key basketball game at Westminster Christian Academy Friday, then he's off to Columbia. Both of his parents lettered in sports at Mizzou. The National Signing Date is coming up Tuesday, February 12.