Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Four-year performer led Angels to more than 100 victories.
Now that the four-year career is over, St. Joseph’s Academy senior Erin Nelson can reflect back on those “Golden, Olden days.” She played in more than 117 games; scored 1,179 career points (7th all time at St. Joe), hauled down 808 rebounds (4th best all time) and was a main figure in the Angels going to the state tournament two of her four years The record during her four-year career is 93-24. She and her best friend center Sydney Stipanovich led the Angels to the Promised Land. For that unparalleled effort, she is the Ladue-Frontenac and Olivette Patch Female Athlete of the Winter. No one deserves the award more Nelson is taking her game locally to Saint Louis University in the fall. “I wasn’t going there at all. I had my heart set on …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Spring sports are officially underway. Soccer, baseball, lacrosse teams have gotten out doors and into action.
Editor's note: Since this is spring break, and so many voters are gone to the beach or the mountains, voting will begin today, and end on Monday, April 1 at 5 p.m. Please vote in our first spring poll. No time like the present to vote for our MVP "Athlete of the Week." Some of the local teams are getting games under their belts, even prior to the Easter weekend. Here's a chance to vote for one of your favorites. Each of these athletes did great things for their respective schools last year. Allie Magaletta, St. Joe soccer. One of the area's leading scorers. The Angels took third place in last year's state championships. Scored in the opening win over Oakville. Amos Bartelsmeyer, MICDS track. The state's fastest 1,600 meter runner and a …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Male winner presented Monday; the female on Wednesday. Who do you think deserves this recognition?
Once again, the Ladue-Frontenac and Olivette Patches roll out the MVP's for the winter season. The winner comes from the following schools: Ladue, MICDS, Villa Duchesne, John Burroughs or St. Joseph's Academy. Those schools fall within the boundaries of the local Patches. This was another winter season filled with great perfomances in basketball, wrestling, ice hockey and swimming. Winners are selected from these sports. Feel free to speculate who you think each winner ought to be? Just add that to the comments section below. Again, the male winner tomorrow, and the female on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
5 different Angels score in season-opening win over visiting Tigers.
There’s no business like show business The St. Joe Angels brought the curtain up on the 2013 season, and in grand fashion. Five different Angels pounded the ball past Oakville junior Tina Haberberger for a 5-0 shutout to open the season. Oakville already has two games in the books. They lost their opener to Jackson (Mo) and beat rival Mehlville. Lexi Boschert, Ali Magaletta, Kaley Nieters, Kelly McLaughlin and Haley Kavanaugh all scored for the Angels. The first half featured 2 goals, and 3 goals in the second. Actually, Haberberger played a very good game, with little support from her defense. “She did a good job for us. It could have been worse,” said veteran coach Dave Robben of Oakville. This could be the season on the brink for St. …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Columbia Rock Bridge Bruins wipe out a 10-point halftime deficit to win the Class 5 crown, 45-38.
Senior Hannah Dressler played the last 11 seconds of the Class 5 championship game for the Rock Bridge Bruins. It was a symbolic gesture. Dressler, daughter of Mark Dressler who played on state championship teams for the DeSmet Spartans and played for the Mizzou Tigers had her career cut short by a severe knee injury. The symbolism was poignant because the Bruins had just staged a dramatic comeback, overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit and outscoring the St. Joe Angels by 17 points in the second half for an improbable but rewarding 45-38 state championship victory. Coach Jill Nagel’s Bruins played a real championship game. They have now successfully won back to back class 5 state crowns. The Bruins wound up 25-5 for the year, and St. Joe…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Angels in the hunt for a 7th title in school history. They meet the winner of Columbia Rock Bridge and Blue Springs of Kansas City.
Sydney Stipanovich and Erin Nelson have accomplished many things during their brilliant high school basketball careers. But winning a Missouri Class 5 state title has not been one of them. The Angels of St. Joseph’s Academy are 32-minutes away from winning their first title since 2004 and a 7th in school history. Their opponent will be either Columbia Rock Bridge or Blue Springs. They beat Blue Springs but lost to Rock Bridge earlier this year. The duo of Stipanovich and Nelson blew the doors off the Cor Jesu Academy defense. The two combined for 37 points. Nelson had a game high 20 points; Stipanovich had 17 before both took a seat with two minutes left in the game. What a night for Stpo, headed to the basketball program at the University…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Chance to vote for these final 4 candidates who were under strong consideration other weeks.
This is it for MVP "Athlete of the Week" for the winter sports season. The race for the best will resume for spring sports in early April. Voting is started and continues until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Vote for your favorite, and get your friends, relatives and others to do the same too. These are our final four candidates for the season. Cornell Johnson, junior, Ladue basketball. CJ is one of the area's premier guards, leading the Rams to a 21-6 finish.They lost the district title game to Chaminade. CJ averaged 14.2 points and 8.41 assists per game. Andrew Maddock, junior, Ladue basketball. This rugged forward had a big hand in beating CBC and other top teams. He averaged a shade under 11 points a game and almost 9 rebounds per game. Emily Kyman…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Sectional win propels the Angels into a quarterfinal match with Parkway South Saturday.
For the second-consecutive year, the St. Joseph's Academy Amgels (21-5) have defeated the Jackson Indians in the sectional game of the Class 5 basketball playoffs. Sydney Stipanovich paved the way to victory with a game-high 19 point performance at Northwest of House Springs in Cedar Hills. The 21st win of the season earns St. Joe a quarterfinal berth at Lindenwood Saturday against Parkway South, winners over Parkway Central. This is how St.L Today sports analysed the game.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Angels face Jackson Missouri while MICDS tangles with unbeaten Incarnate Word.
By a quirk of fate, it will be MICDS, not St. Joseph’s Academy playing Incarnate Word Academy in the state sectional game of the Missouri basketball tournament tomorrow night. The game is between MICDS (24-2) and IWA (27-0) at Parkway West at 7:45 p.m. IWA, long a class 5 team (like St. Joe) dropped its enrollment and became a class 4 team this season. That is good news for the St. Joe Angels, but not so much for the MICDS Rams. The Rams defense will have to find a way to slow up sophomore sensation Napheesa Collier, the top scorer in the Metro. The combined averages of MICDS’ top scorers Emily Kyman, 11.9, Taylor Baur, 9.9 and Caroline Militello 7.8 are just slightly higher than Colliers 24.7 points per game. Rams coach Scott Small takes …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Basketball dominates the scene coming down the stretch of the winter sports season.
There are just two Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette teams alive in the state basketball tournament. St. Joseph’s Academy meets Jackson at Northwest House Springs Wednesday night in sectional play while MICDS girls take on 27-0 Incarnate Word Academy at Parkway West, also on Wednesday. Here are the nominees for Week No. 11 MVP “Athlete of the Week.” Emily Kyman, junior guard, MICDS. Hit the clutch free throw to send the game to overtime and a win over rival Westminster Christian Academy last week at Clayton. Kyman,a point guard leads the (24-2) Rams in scoring with 11.9 points per game. Taylor Bauer, freshman forward, MICDS. A newcomer, she has had numerous strong games, averaging almost 10 points per game. Andrew Maddock, junior forward, Ladue. …