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 …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Rams close out the regular season as visitors on their home field.
Thursday, the MICDS Rams were visitors on the scoreboard on their own field against Principia. Though the Panthers batted last, the game went to the Rams 4-0 at on the William DeWitt Field at Drew Baur Ballpark. Christian Burmeister threw a six-inning gem. He shutout Principia, allowing four hits while striking out three. BJ Klar and freshman Harrison Burns had multiple hits; Klar went 2-4 at the plate with 1 RBI and Burns went 2-3. Other RBIs went to John Rouse, Shane Combs and Clayton Buddemeyer. The Rams finished the regular season 9-7 and 5-6 in the Metro Conference. They had a district game scheduled with McCluer at Clayton yesterday. Here is the action from Thursday's game.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bridget Condie scores the game winner with a perfect pass from Claire Ringenberg.
It took a shade under 85 minutes, but the MICDS girls soccer team won the battle of Ladue, defeating the visiting Ladue Rams 2-1 in overtime. This was a see-saw match that could have gone either way. Billed as the battle of the year, the combatants did not disappoint. The play and intensity increased as the game went on. See game photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Both sides featured great runs, hard shots; physical play and great goal tending. While Fran Shannon was making point-blank saves on the Ladue end, both Liz Lewis and Ines Oulamine were brilliant in nets for MICDS. Ladue got the initial goal of the game at 34:25, Natasha Medler zinged in a free kick some 35 yards over the outstretched hands of Lewis. The Ladue Rams were…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Vikings are 16-3 this season. Joey Reeves pitches a 4-hit gem over the Rams.
The Parkway North-Ladue baseball game was kind of like a 4th of July performance. While the North Vikings exploded like a bottle rocket, Ladue mostly fizzled like a cherry bomb with a bad fuse. “We really didn’t get anything going, this just wasn’t our day,” said Ladue’s coach Rob Garrett, trudging off the field after a 6-0 whitewash at the hands of the 16-3 Vikings. Ladue fell to 15-3. Sophomore lefty Joey Reeves went six innings and limited Ladue to just 4 scattered hits. The Vikings have been battled tested this year with two wins over Summit (last year’s state champs, winners over North in the title game); Parkway South, Parkway Central Troy (2 wins), Kirkwood, Hazelwood Central and Burroughs. The Vikings are really busy Coach Fred …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Heading to college in Texas at Southern Methodist or TCU.
Ladue High's Anna Nelson has been a standout for both the cross country and track teams at Ladue. After looking at a variety of schools, she is taking her talents to either SMU or TCU next year. This is what she told to Patch.com. Patch.com: Have you thought about college for next year? Anna Nelson: I have yet to select a college for next year. I was recruited and considered some bigger universities like Mizzou, KU, and University of Mississippi, but have now narrowed it down to Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University, both in Texas. I plan to run both track and cross country at either school next year. Patch: How is your season going? Nelson: My season has gotten off to a good start. We just had our first meet last…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Rams shut out Visitation Academy 2-0 for a four-win start to the year.
The soccer game between the girls of Visitation Academy and MICDS Wednesday was downright physical. More than a few players were splattered to the turf. A yellow card was handed to a Rams player. When the smoke cleared, the Rams had won 2-0, and were off to a 4-0 start to the season. A coach could hardly ask for more. Seems that if a goal is going to be scored by MICDS, it will come from Amber Jones, Klasey Medelberg, Caroline Militello or Claire Ringenberg. More game photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. The Rams held true to form. In the first half, Militello drilled a header into the Visitation Academy goalkeepers hands. The ball sprung loose, and Medelberg blasted the rebound into the net. In the second half, Militello struck a …
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.
Monday, March 25, 2013
This 6-foot-9 center is taking his talents to Emory University in Atlanta.
At the tender age of 5, Ladue’s Austin DaGue already knew he wanted to be a basketball player. As a student entering Ladue's Reed School, he played in the basketball league in the Olivette Athletic Association. Seeking a more competitive field, he soon transferred over to the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club program in North City. “I faced many of the guys I have been playing against the past few years. Foye Oluokun (Burroughs), Zeke Elliott (Burroughs), Nolan Berry (DeSmet), his teammate Cornell Johnson were all there.” DaGue was taller than most in the first grade, and has since grown into the center position at 6-foot-9 (in my shoes) but a slim 180 or so pounds. DaGue had three really good years at Ladue, he was a main figure in their …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Peter Jans has a new field; now he hopes to build a playoff team.
The MICDS Rams have a new playing field with synthetic turf; a new attitude and goal of topping last year's 10-14 mark. Veteran skipper Peter Jans goes on camera to talk about his lineup; practicing in the gym and the opportunity to go for the state playoffs which conclude at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon this spring. Go one-on-one with the Rams' Peter Jans.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Spring sprinkles of rain, snow and cold won't stop the Rams from getting ready.
Veteran MICDS baseball coach Peter Jans has his team inside these days, working out in the expansive McDonnell Center on the south end of the campus. There's enough room inside for basketball practice, track workouts and the baseball team hitting in the cage. Jans has his players working on their hitting skills. Hands up; eyes ahead, level swing, he's going through all the paces. This is no easy task to get ready. This is Spring Break week, and most of his starters are out of town on vacation. But when the starters gets back, Jans will have Clayton Buddeymeyer, Trey Baur, Brandon Klar and a bunch of other veterans to try and improve on a 10-14 record. The state tournament moves this spring from Springfield to T.J. Hughes Park in O'Fallon …