Monday, August 13, 2012
This eye-catching shot grabbed more than half of reader votes in our "Be an Olympian" photo contest, which was inspired by the London 2012 Olympics.
The judges have spoken in our "Be an Olympian" photo contest and the gold medal goes to this photo submitted by Earl Higgins. Ten photos made it to the final round of judging, and readers picked the winner by casting their votes by leaving comments. This photo snagged 38 out of 63 total votes. Patchers praised the photo for its color, composition, symmetry and ability to capture the spirit of Olympic competition. Higgins will receive a $50 gift card or a prize package of equal or greater value for submitting the photo. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and voted! Read related Patch stories:
Monday, August 6, 2012
Ladue's Becky Sauerbrunn entered the game late, could win a Gold Medal Thursday.
In what those watching at home and talking about online were calling a classic, Team USA Women's soccer defeated Canada in the Olympic Semifinals Monday in Manchester, England. Alex Morgan put the match away with the winning goal in overtime for the 4-3 victory. Ladue High School graduate Becky Sauerbrunn entered the match late as a substitute for Rachel Buehler. Morgan's goal came with about 30 seconds before the match would have gone to penalty kicks. Team USA will face Japan for the Gold Medal on Thursday afternoon, St. Louis time. Miss it? Check out The Huffington Post's blog of the action, and enjoy our Storifiy look at how the match was a worldwide nail-biter.
Ladue's Becky Sauerbrunn and the Women's Soccer team advanced to the medal round thanks to a win over New Zealand Friday.
WHAT: Team USA Soccer vs. Canada WHERE: Manchester, England WHEN: 1:45 p.m. Monday HOW TO WATCH: NBC Sports Network, NBCUniversal Soccer Channel, NBC Live Extra (web)
Friday, August 3, 2012
Ladue grad Becky Sauerbrunn and her teammates look to move on in Olympic play Friday morning, St. Louis time.
WHAT: Team USA Soccer vs. New Zealand WHERE: St. James Park (Newcastle England) WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Friday HOW TO WATCH: NBC Sports Network, NBCUniversal Soccer Channel, NBC Live Extra (web)
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cast your vote for your favorite photo in the comments section of this article!
Patch has Olympic fever and it's all thanks to our users! We asked you to share your favorite photo with our readers of you (or your kids, your friends, your neighbors) participating in a sport that is part of the Olympic Games. We received some great photos, and we chose our favorites to move into the final round. Now it's your turn! Vote in the comments for your favorite photo (the photo's number can be found in the top right corner of each picture). Voting is open until 5 p.m., Aug. 10. The winner will receive a $50 gift card. Read our original story here. Here are some more details on the contest:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Ladue High School standout and her U.S. Olympic Soccer teammates have apparently gotten in on the viral video gag.
There is news off the pitch for Team USA at the London Summer Olympics. USATODAY reports that punishment has been handed down for the woman who punched U.S. star Abby Wambach in the team's match against Colombia. Meanwhile, Ladue High School graduate Becky Sauerbrunn has posted another blog for the website Pitchside Report, a portion which we've excerpted below, where she writes about the challenge of the last game in pool play: Teams that are mathematically ruled out play for pride, and players who play with a specific kind of freedom knowing there is nothing more to lose can be very dangerous opponents. In contrast, in our match against North Korea on Tuesday, both teams have something to play for and two motivated teams battling it out …