Locals heading off or are already in major collegiate programs.
Tuesday, January 29
Information provided by the St. Louis Rowing Club. This has been a banner year for the St. Louis Rowing Club. The SLRC, as it had seven boats qualify for the junior national championships and has added two more Ivy League recruits to its membership. Ladue’s B.J. Francis will row for Princeton in the fall. He helped Team USA finish fifth in the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria this summer. Isabella Benduski, also a senior at Ladue, will attend Harvard. She and her boat mates Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Abby Lane (Incarnate Word), Maggie Berra (Visitation), and Madi Hovis (MICDS) took first in their race at Head of the Hooch, the second largest regatta in the nation. Francis and teammate Charlie Lebens, a junior at Whitfield, won gold there…
Vivettes win 1-0 to capture Class 2, District 5 Title.
The Mary Institute Country Day soccer team played 184 minutes between Monday and Wednesday and score 1 goal. The goal Monday against Villa Duchense well into the second sudden-death overtime propelled them to a win over Villa Duchesne and a match with Visitation Academy in the championships Wednesday at Westminster Christian Academy. Junior Abby Grimes solo goal at the 49:08 minute mark of the second half was the only score in the game. The Vivettes made it hold up for the Class 2, District 5 title. Now, the V’s go on to play the winner of Trinity-St. Charles in the regional round. First things first. Both goalkeepers, Campbell Torchin, senior from MICDS and freshman Grace Forthaus played brilliantly. A collision in the second half almost …