Monday, May 13, 2013
Villa's distance freshman Hannah Deinas is a star for the future.
“A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins” So true, so true. Ezekiel Elliott, the most prominent athlete to emerge from John Burroughs since the school’s inception in the 1920s was a winner on the MICDS district track Saturday. Consider the fact, between 11 am and 5 p.m., he ran 7 races, counting the preliminaries of the sprints and hurdles. He won six of those races--one got slightly away. More race photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook Page The fact that he lost the 100 meter dash to fellow football back Denzell Conway (MICDS) stuck more in his craw than winning the other six. (See related story about Denzell Conway.) “I was surprised he beat me. I got lost in the moment a little bit winning that 110 high hurdles. He dipped under …
Track stars dominate the ballot this week.
The district track championships provided a bevvy of performances for the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette MVP "Athlete of the Week." Vote for your favorite. Polls close Wednesday at 6 o'clock. The winner will be revealed Sunday. Here we go: Zeke Elliott, John Burroughs track & field: Triple winner in the district 200 meter dash, 110 and 300 meter hurdles and second in the 100. Heading to football at Ohio State. Amos Bartelsmeyer, MICDS track & field: Triple in district in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Going to Georgetown University for track and cross country. Madison Barker, Ladue track & field: winner of the 200 and 400 meter dashes in district finals at Ladue. Claire Ringenberg, MICDS soccer: Scored a goal Saturday in 3-0 win over Villa; …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Golfer, soccer player; two lacrosse standouts make up the ballot.
District tournaments are just about to get underway. This week, we have a talented field for MVP "Athlete of the Week." You can vote now, and until 6 p.m.on Wednesday. Vote for your favorite, and pass it on... These are the candidates this week: Seth Smith, Ladue golfer. Top golfer in the area. Won the district tournament and did well in last year's tournament as a junior. Has won a golf scholarship to play for Kansas State next year. Katie Karl, St. Joseph's Academy lacrosse. Has 57 goals, 30 assists for 97 points. The Saints are 13-3 and ready for the playoffs. Leanne Hurster, John Burroughs lacosse. The Bombers are 11-3 and she has 43 goals, 16 assists for 59 points. On to Denver University next. Kaitlin Springer, Villa Duchesne soccer…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Guess who scored the game-winner over the visiting Principia Panthers?
Kaitlin Springer is mostly any coaches’ dream come true. Especially for Tim Twellman at Villa Duchesne. Talented, smart, coachable and approachable, quiet but introspective, this five-foot attacker is a giant for the Saints’ soccer program. Springer leads the Saints in points this year, 5 goals, 1 assist for 11 points; she scored the game-winning-goal at 64:34 of the match with Principia at home Tuesday. That turned out to be the only score in a close-quartered match. Sydney Miller, junior goal keeper recorded the shutout, and had the only assist in the game. Miller fired a perfect shot down the field midway into the second stanza and Springer got it on the bounce and one-timed a rocket shot past Panthers’ keeper Jessica Clouse. “Those …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ladue clashes with Parkway North in baseball; all the local girls lacrosse teams take to the fields.
The rains need to clear out of the area and the fields need to dry up. We are heading into the month of May and the last month of high school competition. Teams still need tune ups for the playoffs, just around the corner. Here's what the locals are doing Monday: Baseball Ladue (15-2) at Parkway North (15-3) This 4:15 game on the Vikings campus takes on significant meaning. Both teams are playing exceedingly well this season. While Lex Kaplan has been ripping the cover off the ball, Rob Ewald has been limiting opposing batters. Daniel Brodksy is hitting .475 for North. Something has to give. Girls lacrosse MICDS (8-3) goes to Eureka Villa Duchesne (3-9) pays a visit to S. Joe (11-3) Burroughs (8-0) is at Lafayette Ladue (6-5) is at Nerinx …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Soccer, lacrosse, baseball and track and field candidatesfor week No. 4.
Despite some nasty weather, this was a good week for some local performances. Here’s the list of candidates for MVP “Athlete of the Week.” Vote for your favorite, now through 6 p.m. Wednesday. The winner of Week 4 will be unveiled Sunday. On to the voting: Nina Simon, St. Joseph’s Academy soccer. She is one of the top defenders in the area on a 13-2-1 team, top ranked in the area. Saturday, St. Joe blanked Blue Valley West, Kansas City, 6-0. Rob Ewald, Ladue baseball. He threw a terrific game last week and Ladue blanked Clayton 4-0. The Rams are 13-2 and 3-0 in the Suburban East. Ewald is 3-0 with an 1.05 earned run average. He’s allowed just 13 hits in 5 games. Steph Kelly, Burroughs lacrosse. The Bombers are 6-0 and 3-0 in the MWAA …
Monday, April 15, 2013
St. Joe, MICDS and Ladue playing strong. Villa and Burroughs just getting going.
We’ve reached the midway point of the high school soccer team, so time to look at the results. St. Joseph’s Academy (7-1) The weather prevailed, for a change, and the Angels won the Green Division of the St. Louis Classic (sponsored by St. Joe) at the Lou Fusz soccer complex over the weekend. The Angels defeated Cedarburg, WI 5-1, routed Parkway South 6-0 Saturday and won Friday night over Shawnee Mission East, KS 2-0. This was a big weekend for scorers Haley Kavanaugh and Kaley Nieters (candidate for Patch MVP this week). Angels defender Nina Simon suffered an apparent head injury in the Parkway South game, and might be sidelined for some time. This week, the Angels go to Cor Jesu Wednesday, host Visitation Academy Thursday and then host …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Burroughs off to a 3-0 start to the season.
Burroughs didn't fear the threat of rain or Villa Duchesne on the Saints' lacrosse turf Wednesday afternoon. Burroughs came out firing and defeated Villa, 16-3. Burroughs is 3-0 while Villa fell to 2-7. The Bombers had a comfortable 10-2 first-half lead. Leeanne Hurster and Barrett Carlson led the Bombers scoring with 5 goals apiece. Stephanie Kelly added 4 more. Abby Frerotte was the winning goal tender. Villa had solo goals from 3 different players. Here's some of the action of the game at Villa Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Recognized soccer coach will build on 12-6-1 season.
Tim Twellman is anxious to get his soccer team onto the field. Most practices have been in the gym with snow, rain and sleet cutting out outdoor practice. The Saints were 12-6-1, but lost their first game in the district tournament last year. In the Coaches Corner, Twellman talks about what experiences he brings to the program; how much the parents like the sport; and the schedule he has for his 2013 squad. Let's hear from Villa coach Tim Twellman.
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 …