Friday, May 17, 2013
2-nil victory is the 31st consecutive district title for Incarnate Word Academy.
In the blink of an eye, the MICDS soccer season has come to a conclusion. Incarnate Word broke away from a scoreless first half to edge the Rams on their home field 2-nil and won the district title Thursday. There will be no more practices; no more game plans to draw up this year for MICDS. Still, the Rams shall keep their heads held erect. Thirty other teams have had the same season-ending results against the powerful North County Red Knights. This is IWA's 31st consecutive district title. Quite an achievement. “We put the pressure there. I think its tough for anyone to come onto our field and play on our turf,” said IWA’s coach Erin Hesselbach. More photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Next for the Red Knights, they will rematch…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Red Knights dominate semifinals of district with a convincing 4-1 win.
Ladue started the soccer season with a win and ended with a loss, but there were lots of “W”s in between. Since records were kept accurately starting in the early 1990s, Ladue broke almost every record in the books. They tied most wins in a season with 17 and set many others. But it was Incarnate Word Academy’s day on their home field Tuesday in the semifinals of the Class 2, District soccer championships. IWA moves on to host MICDS for the title match Thursday, 4 p.m. at home. Bigger, stronger, faster, that was IWA over an inspired but outmanned Ladue squad. Sometimes, the Rams got pushed around like gag dolls. Elly Freesmeier was poetry in motion. She battled Ladue tooth and nail. Kelsey Murphy was a scoring machine, beating Ladue keeper…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sophomore Napheesa Collier pours through 24 points for the visiting Red Knights.
For the St. Joseph’s Academy basketball team, the frustration continues. The Angles have managed just one win over Incarnate Word Academy in the last 10 games or so, and that was on the Angels' home floor two years ago. Incarnate has a newcomer to the game, sophomore 6-foot-1 Napheesa Collier who leads the area in scoring with a 24.3 average. More photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. The Angels double teamed IWA’s post player, front and back and held her to just 4-first half points. But Dan Rolfes, coach of the Red Knights turned her loose in the second half and she scored a game high 24. The Knights departed SJA with a convincing 56-44 win. The game was pure frustration for senior center Sydney Stipanovich of St. Joe who fouled …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Angels win two-set match is less than 40 minutes.
They used to say Cardinals Hall of fame pitcher Bob Gibson worked so fast for the Cardinals, it was if he was double parked outside the stadium. If that was the case, then the Incarnate Word Academy team bus must have been parked in the fire lane Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Academy. They weren’t there long enough to get a ticket from the Frontenac police. The Angels dispatched their arch rivals with the greatest of ease in less than 40 minutes, winning a two-set match, 25-10 and 25-12. The front line of Natalie Gower, Lauren Gresham, Alyssa Jensen and Grace Carter gave great efforts from beginning to end. Last week, the Angels' schedule was rudely interrupted, losing a two-set match to mighty Lafayette to open the long season. This victory was…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
St. Joseph's falls for the third time to the Red Knights, losing 49-42 Saturday in the Class 5 quarterfinals at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Despite a pair of losses to Incarnate Word during the regular season, St. Joseph's basketball coach Julie Matheny felt good coming into Saturday's Class 5 quarterfinal game against the Red Knights. "I had good vibes," Matheny said. "I thought today was going to be our day." But instead of celebration, it was heartbreak and tears in the St. Joseph's locker room after a 49-42 loss at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Angels fell a game short of reaching the final four while Incarnate Word stays alive in its attempt to defend the Class 5 championship. "We had a great first quarter but when you play a team like Incarnate Word you have to play four great quarters," Matheny said. The second quarter was the downfall for the Angels, who …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Watch this game streamed live on Fox Sports Midwest
Today at 6 p.m. the top two girls teams in the state of Missouri will clash at the Mark Twain Center on the campus of UM-St. Louis for the right to go to next week’s semifinals of the Show Me Showdown, the state basketball championships. Watch this game live, streamed on Fox Sports Midwest. These are clearly the two most talented teams in all of Class 5 girls basketball. Incarnate Word Academy 24-6 will battle with St. Joseph’s Academy, 25-5 for the right to continue the season. St. Joe coach Julie Matheny believes a third time is a charm. Her Angels have fallen twice to IWA this year. They lost the title of the Visitation Christmas tournament 46-41 and fell again on the Red Knight’s floor 50-41 on January 28. Both teams have winning …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Top-ranked St. Joseph's Academy plays the nightcap against Ozark, Missouri.
The top girls basketball teams in Missouri and illinois will clash in the fifth-annual Prepcasts Elite Shootout Saturday at CBC. Admission for everyone is $5. Here's a capsule look at the schedule of games: 1:00 Eureka Wildcats (6-6) vs Edwardsville Tigers (13-0) Coach Lori Blade has Emmonnie Henderson at 17 points per game to lead her unbeaten Tigers. The Tigers have already won the Salem and Edwardsville Tournaments. James Alsup has the leading scorer in the area at Eureka in Alex Hillyer. This Missouri State signee has a 23.8 points per game as a premier inside player. She leads the Suburban West Conference in points, rebounds and blocked shots 2:30 St Dominic Crusaders (7-3) vs Smithville Warriors (6-3) This is rematch of the 2011 …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Red Knights smother Angels with a smothering defense in a 46-41 win.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
There’s a lot of things the St. Joseph’s Academy basketball team can do. But one of the enigmas in their lives is not beating their arch rivals the Red Knights of Incarnate Word Academy. The Word won out last night 46-41 in the 37th renewal of the Visitation Christmas tournament, the most prestigious of the bunch over the holidays. The place was packed to the rafters as IWA led from end to end. Ahead by as many as nine, the Angels pulled within two on several second half occasions. But winning was not meant to be. Incarnate has won the last five tournament titles, capturing the last three over the Angels. Last year’s win was by one point. The Angels committed too many sins to pull this one out. They clanged three-pointers off the rim; they…