Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Representatives from all five Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette-area high school's made this week's Athlete of the Week candidate list. Fans can vote for a winner through 5 p.m. Thursday.
The national and local government elections are thankfully over, but the ballot for the Patch MVP of the Week award is just officially opening, as we ask our readers to vote for their favorite "Athlete of the Week". Deserving representatives from all five local high schools, Ladue, John Burroughs, MICDS, St. Joseph's, and Villa Duchesne were named to the ballot, and it's now up to the fans of these wonderful student-athletes to tell us, who they believe should be named our MVP of the Week. The ballot will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday, and we encourage all fans to make sure their favorite athlete is represented by voting in this week's poll. We'll announce the winner on Sunday. Here are this week's candidates:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Villa's sensational little leader helped the Saints take fourth place at the MSHSAA Class 3 state championship meet, by finishing 8th and running the fastest time at state of any St. Louis-area runner.
Once again, the vote was close. But a late push in the final hours of the balloting helped send Villa Duchesne freshman cross country star Hannah Deines over the top, and into the spotlight as this week's Patch MVP "Athlete of the Week." And it's such a deserving award for Deines, who shook off an up and down first high school running season, to finish in 8th place at the MSHSAA Class 3 state championship meet. The Saints took fourth as a team, and a huge part of that was because Deines led her squad, by running the fastest time at the state meet of any runner from the St. Louis area. Deines also figures to be one of the top newcomers to watch when the spring running season rolls around. Through the great help of the folks over at Villa, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With the winter sports season quickly approaching, fans are running out of chances to make sure their favorite fall student-athletes get a shot at being our MVP Athlete of the Week.
Once again the time has come for Patch readers to nominate their favorite Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette area student-athlete for the Patch MVP of the Week award. We've gotten some great suggestions in the past, and we're looking for more, in what could be the final week of the fall sports season. Many of the fall sports have completed their seasons, with the field hockey and cross country state championships last weekend. That just leaves football and soccer left, before everything goes indoors for basketball, wrestling, and all the other winter sports seasons. Our quick list of possible Week 12 Patch MVP "Athlete of the Week" candidates are: Once again though, we hope our great Patch readers will send in some of their own suggestions for MVP …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Senior Grzeskoviak ranked in the top 10 in nearly every goalkeeping category, and helped lead Saints 18-6 record and an appearance in the state tournament semifinals.
Maggie Grzeskoviak is the standout goalkeeper for the Villa Duchesne field hockey team. This season, Grzeskoviak helped lead Villa to an 18-6 record, and a trip to the state tournament semifinals. And this past week, in one of our closest votes ever, the Villa senior was the leading vote-getter in our weekly Athlete of the Week poll. So it is our pleasure to announce Maggie Grzeskoviak as this week's Ladue-Frontenac Patch MVP of the Week. With the great help of her coaches and administrators at Villa, we were able to catch up with Maggie, and here's some of the cool stuff we were able to find out about her: Have you thought about where you're going to college yet? If you've already decided where are you going? And what made you decide on …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Soccer, field hockey, and cross country where were we found this week's Athlete of the Week candidates. Ballot will be available until 5 p.m. Thursday.
Voting is now officially open for this week's Patch MVP "Athlete of the Week" award. In a different kind of week, each of our candidates would probably be a landslide winner for the Patch MVP honor, but with so much talent locally participating in so many different sports, it's going to be difficult to choose a winner. We encourage all fans to make sure their favorite athlete is represented by voting in this week's poll. The ballot will be available until 5 p.m. on Thursday, and we'll annouce the winner on Sunday. The Week 11 Patch MVP "Athlete of the Week" candidates are: Ty Trzecki, John Burroughs soccer The senior did it all in the Bombers' 2-1 win over MICDS last Thursday. He made a key save, got the win in goal, and even scored the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Nominees for Athlete of the Week include district cross country champion Amos Bartelsmeyer, the entire St. Joe state championship tennis team, and a set of field hockey and soccer standouts that will be seeking playoff victories this week.
We've hit the double-digit mark of the 2012-2130 high school sports season, and with it Week 10 brings us a full-slate of playoff action in football, field hockey, cross country, and soccer. Locally, the soccer district tournament will feature semifinal and championship games at MICDS on Tuesday and Thursday. While the field hockey and cross country state championship events are slated for Saturday, in Fenton and Jefferson City, respectively. The high school ice hockey season also gets underway this week, making it the first of the winter sports to officially get going, with basketball, wrestling, and girls swimming soon to follow. For our purposes though, it's time for Patch readers to nominate their favorite MVP of the Week from Ladue, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
St. Joe will play at Burroughs in one of the marquee matchups of the day, while third-seeded Villa, fifth-seeded MICDS, and 10th-seeded Ladue will also be in action.
Day 1 of the Midwest Field Hockey Championship Tournament came and went on Thursday with no big upsets, as each of the top seeds advanced to the second round (with the exception of No. 16 Rockwood Summit, which lost to No. 17 Edwardsville). But remaining chalk is not likely to happen come Saturday, when the 16 best teams in the area will square off for a berth in the tournament quarterfinals. Top-seeded Cor Jesu Academy (19-1) is everyone's pick as the favorite to win the championship this year. The Chargers haven't lost to a St. Louis-area team all season, feature a roster made up mostly of players from last year's runner-up team, and have allowed only eight goals against all season. CJA, which received a first-round bye, will face …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Several exciting candidates for Patch MVP this week, including Ladue QB Matthew Hooper, Villa freshmen Meagan Donovan, and St. Joe tennis stars Taylor Revling and Ellie Bisig.
It's Week 9 of the 2012 Fall Sports high school sports season, which means it's the final week of the regular season in boys soccer and the start of the state volleyball and football playoffs. Field hockey's coming up soon too. But for our purposes it's time to nominate your favorite MVP of the Week from Ladue, St. Joe, Villa, Burroughs, or MICDS. We'll reveal who made the ballot on Wednesday, and the voting is open until 5 p.m. Thursday. Here's a few of our suggestions for this week: Matthew Hooper, Ladue football. The Rams' junior quarterback had perhaps his best game of the season so far, completing 18-of-23 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns in his team's huge 49-6 win over Jennings Saturday afternoon at the Ramming Athletic …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
MICDS, Villa Duchesne, Ladue, St. Joe launch second season starting Monday,
The St. Louis University High Junior Billikens, taking advantage of the President’s Day holiday next Monday are playing host to four first round Class 5, District 2 games. Some of the top teams in the area will be in their new gym. In the opening round on Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., the host Junior Bills take on Chaminade. The winner advances to a Wednesday 5 p.m. game to take on the Statesmen of Webster Groves. At 12:30 p.m. on President’s Day, the Ladue High Rams face Roosevelt in the other boys’ game. Then at 2 p.m. the Ladue girls face Webster Groves while at 3:30 p.m., Ursuline Academy take on 0-9 Roosevelt. Winners move on to Thursday. At 2:35 p.m., the winner of Ladue-Webster Groves meets the top seed, the St. Joe Angels in a 2:35 p.m. …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Entire school celebrates the 2011 Class 3 Volleyball Championship.
Tuesday was the time to celebrate Villa Duchesne state volleyball championship. The Saints defeated St. Pius X of Kansas City in two sets to run the final record to 33-5-1 and a hard-earned state title. More than 700 students from Oak Hill and Villa Duchense flooded the gymnasium to celebrate the victory. The coach is Shane Weber assisted by Linus Shyu and Jenna Holdmeyer. Members of the championship team are Marisa Drevenak, Mary Boyle, Faith Rowles, Margaret Schroeder, Riley Lawrence, Megan Peterson, Emily Kellerhais,Victoria Pollvogt, Emma Lombardo, Kimmi Thro, Catherine Wagner, Amy Federer, Celeste D'Orazo, and Sydney Sabino. This is the first state title for the Saints in the 37 year history of the event. Here are the sights and …