Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lex Kaplan suspended; Rams have to play without his services.
It was not the way the Ladue Rams had intended to end a great season. John Ceriotti delivered a walk-off RBI single in the home-half of the 9th inning to edge the visiting Rams 2-1 in the district champipmnship game at St. Louis U. High. For SLUH, this registers their 23rd consecutive district title. Earlier this year on April 11, Ladue blanked SLUH, 4-0. The Rams were without the services of senior center fielder Lex Kaplan. He was ejected from Monday's semifinal win over Webster Groves with just one out to go. Serving a one-game suspension, the Rams played without his services. Still, Ladue finished the season with a lofty 18-4 mark. SLUH moves on with a 22-4 record. Here's Nate Latsch, reporter for St.L Today's account of this very …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The center from Chesterfield signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday.
Center Alec Abeln cemented his "lifelong dream" Wednesday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Missouri Tigers next year. "It's Mizzou—this was the easiest decision of my life," he said. "I've been going there for years. You dream of playing for the state school." Abeln is excited by playing in the SEC and can't wait to see Mizzou face off with Alabama. "You want to play the best," he said. ESPN's scouting report on Abeln notes his potential: Abeln flashes the playing strength and mobility to dominate his present level of competition. Presently lines up at the left tackle spot demonstrating the athleticism for the position however his size and growth potential are better suited for the offensive guard…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Junior Bills late surge is good enough for a win in Coaches vs Cancer Shootout at Scottrade Center.
The MICD Rams learned a painful lesson against the Junior Billikens of St. Louis U High, dropping a 44-40 decision in game 2 of the Coaches vs Cancer Shootout at the Scottrade Center today. The Rams failed to box out on a free throw and Charlie Nester followed his miss and canned a second attempt and won the struggle. The two teams did not meet in the Rams Christmas tournament at home the very end of December. "We played them (the Bills) last year and they beat us in overtime," said Rams coach Matt Hixenbaugh. "Both teams played good defense and in this game, points were at a premium." "We were up going into the fourth quarter and in a position to win," said Hixenbaugh. "We didn't play with a lot of poise from that point forward." The Rams…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Olivette resident fluent in various languages and puts that skill to good use. Part 1.
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Michael Costello, University City resident who moved recently to Olivette. Costello talks about his teaching duties in the business school at UMSL. Michael J. Costello is a life-long St. Louisan who has made his mark in international business. A graduate of St. Louis U. High, he holds a Juris Doctorate (law degree) from Saint Louis University, and has served s general counsel for Agribrands business and was international counsel for Monsanto Co and Ralston Purina. Costello, age 60 moved with his family from Ames Place in University City to Covington Lane in Olivette three years ago. In semi-retirement, he is an assistant teaching professor at UMSL in the College of Business Administration, and is…
Monday, June 18, 2012
State champions SLUH, John Burroughs, Rockwood Summit teams take a bow at annual get-together.
On June 12, a couple hundred fervent fans and participants of local lacrosse met at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles to break bread and to honor their best and brightest. This was the sixth annual confab, and an unqualified success. Master of Ceremonies and long time lacrosse leader Michael O’Brien framed it best when he said lacrosse was the ultimate team sport, and no one individual could win a game on his or her own. Awards were aplenty. Curiously, the girls honored some 50 academic achievers while the boys side featured just one Academic All American, that being Sean Roskamp of Parkway West, headed to Iowa Wesleyan University. On the boys agenda, All-Americans were recognized: Stephen Lordo, Thomas Place and John Jedlicka, St. …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
This writer, both memorialized and toasted at his Memorial Service in Forest Park.
No doubt, this was the big story of the week. When they set up 200 chairs at the Jewel Box for Rick Desloge's Celebration of Life, that was hardly enough. A shoulder to shoulder crowd packed every inch of space inside this historic attraction, the location where Rick and Nancy were married 31 years earlier. The memorial service was both a tribute to Rick and a chance to reflect on all the good he did for his family and his community. One praiser after another shared stories and values from his life, including his elder son Rick Jr. This is surely one journalist's passing that will hardly go unnoticed. I’m trying to absorb the shocking news. KMOX Radio just reported that Rick Desloge, age 63, lifetime journalist had died of pancreatic …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
John Vullo's 15 member team captures CISL championship in 2012.
The girls of St. Joseph’s Academy don’t just win championships in basketball and swimming and other sports. They are a value driven school, and excel in all areas including theater, government, leadership, speech and debate. Just recently, the 15 members of John Vullo’s speech club won the St. Louis area Interscholastic Speech League (CISL) championships. Everything was contested February 26 at Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood. The team was able to hoist the championship trophy over male rival St. Louis U. High. “I told the girls they could do this. Two years ago, we finished in third place, and last year we were second,” said Vullo, who in his sixth year teaches different units of speech and debate during the school day. The interscholastic …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Angels roar out the gate and steam roll the Statesmen 76-34 in district semifinals.
Webster Groves basketball coach Patti Perkins told her coaches at halftime: “If we continue to play the way we are playing, we won’t beat anybody. And the way St. Joseph’s (Academy) is playing, they would beat Missouri’s men’s team. Maybe not quite that, but the Angels of St. Joe put on a first-half shooting clinic that was amazing to everyone in the stands at St. Louis U. High Thursday afternoon. The Angels scorched the nets at a record setting pace, scoring the first 17 points of the game. Twice Perkins called for time outs, trying to stem the tide. None of it worked. The Angel built up a steady lead that bulged as high as 41 points, 62-21. The Angels toyed with the Statesmen and liberally subbed, en-route to a 76-34 win, their 27th of …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Rams seek redemption in district semifinals against Cadets of CBC.
By virtue of Ladue’s 45-38 win over Roosevelt in the quarterfinals of the Class 5 District 2 game at St. Louis U. High, the Rams earn a rematch with a talented CBC team. The Cadets are coached by Bob McCormack who began his coaching/teaching career at Ladue. The game is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Danis Field House at SLUH. The winner will advance to the championship of the SLUH/Webster Groves semifinal game. On January 11, CBC powdered Ladue 78-57. Coach Chad Anderson of Ladue vows this will be different. We are looking forward to the challenge of playing CBC a second time. Our kids are looking forward to the opportunity. We have a lot of respect for what CBC has done this year, but we are going to have a good game plan. If our kids execute…
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Local students provide wide variety of Christmas items for May's tornado survivors.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Kristi Monschein and her husband JT are well known real estate agents for Prudential Alliance in Wildwood. She and her children wanted to do something for the survivors in Joplin, MO that would be meaningful at Christmas, the most joyful time of the year. Working on behalf of the family’s parish St. Alban Roe, Kristi put out the word to help those less fortunate in Joplin, MO who lived through the devastating May tornado that ravaged the community. She enlisted the help of the youth group at the parish. She asked teengers there if any had volunteer hours to fulfill. They descended upon her like locusts avoiding the plague. Everything was confirmed at a retreat in October. Collections went on for some time. The goal was to provide hundreds …