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July 18, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals Homestand Highlights

ST. LOUIS – Fresh off the All-Star break, the Cardinals are home at Busch to kick off the second half of the season. The five-game homestand features three games with the Dodgers in their first visit to Busch since being eliminated in the 2013 NLCS as well as two games with the Tampa Bay Rays. The homestand is highlighted by Photo Day, a jersey giveaway, live music at Cardinals Nation, the Cardinals Wives’ Grab Bag event, Christmas in July and a visit from Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker.

Friday, July 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:15 p.m.)

1964 World Champions Print: 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a replica newspaper print celebrating the Cardinals’ 1964 World Series victory. Presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (#CardsPromo)

1964 World Champions Print

Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: During the game, the Cardinal Wives will be selling grab bags of autographed baseballs to raise money for the Covering House, a local agency which provides a place of refuge and restoration for girls who have been victimized by sex trafficking or have been sexually exploited. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 2, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. Learn more at cardinals.com/wivescare. (#CardsWives)

Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher, Danny Cox, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle Ceremony: Twenty-eight lucky fans will be presented an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day (April 15) at tonight’s game. Fans had the opportunity to win jerseys through a springtime raffle benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care hosted by the Cardinals and On the Run. Coupled with a $15,000 donation from Anheuser-Busch, the sponsors will present a $46,000 donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation before game time.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Rich Mahogany on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and on MLB Network outside the Cardinals’ home television territory.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles (3:05 p.m.)

Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Brandon Michael Holland on the 2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant post-game until close.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports 1.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)

Adult Replica Home White Jersey with League Champions Logo: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older receive a replica home white jersey with league champions logo. Courtesy of AT&T. (#CardsPromo)

Photo Day: Prior to the game, fans will be allowed on the field to get up-close and personal photos of their favorite players, coaches and Fredbird. Field access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting. Fans are encouraged to share their photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CardsFanGram.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on ESPN as Sunday Night Baseball.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (7:15 p.m.)

Farmers Appreciation Night: Monsanto invites fans to celebrate America's Farmers at Busch Stadium during the Farmers Appreciation Theme Night. Fans who purchase this special Theme ticket at cardinals.com/theme will receive a limited edition Cardinals and Monsanto themed t-shirt! Please note that the shirt is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Peanut Controlled Zone Theme Day: The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to present the second of three Peanut Controlled Games at Busch Stadium. This unique opportunity allows our fans with peanut allergies to sit in a "Peanut Controlled Zone" - sales of peanuts will be halted in this section and fans will not be allowed to consume peanut products in that area. A limited number of tickets remain for this game and the final peanut controlled game on Sunday, August 3 at cardinals.com/theme.

All-Star Teacher of the Year: Teachers are classroom all-stars that make a difference in the lives of students and their communities. During this year’s All-Star Game® at Target Field in Minnesota, 30 teachers from across the country represented their favorite team as they were recognized on field. Tonight, the Cardinals’ teacher, Hank Kauffman of Ladue High School, will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony. Kauffman has been teaching math at Ladue since 1961. (#MyAllStarTeacher)

Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2014 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Man Eating Tiger, Johnny Chase, and Red Letter Days Band. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Rays (6:15 p.m.)

Christmas in July Theme Night: Celebrate Christmas in July at Busch Stadium! Fans who purchase this special theme ticket will take home an exclusive Cardinals "Ugly Sweater" Christmas t-shirt designed by STL Style. A limited number of tickets remain for this game at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Johnny Hekker Takeover: Rams’ Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker is taking over tonight’s game. Hekker will throw the ceremonial first pitch and take over the Cardinals Twitter account (@Cardinals) during the game. Fans can follow along and join the conversation using #HekkerTakeover.

Jason Motte Lights Up the New Edition of Cardinals Magazine

Jason Motte inspires fans and the baseball world with his campaign to strike out cancer. Kolten Wong uses symbols of strength to celebrate his late mother and guide him through ups and downs of professional baseball. Prospect James Ramsey demonstrates character, leadership and faith to serve others. Read these inspirational stories and much more inside the new Cardinals Magazine, now on sale during this 10-game homestand. Fans thirsting for 2014 draft coverage will enjoy our profile on Cards' scout Charlie Gonzalez, who's been responsible for discovering players like Jon Jay, Kevin Siegrist and six selections from the '14 draft—all from his expansive Florida territory. And our year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the '64 World Championship continues with an inside look at the team's reunion weekend, the June anniversary of the Brock-for-Broglio deal, and the latest installment of "Miracle of '64." This jam-packed edition includes the latest installments of Adam Wainwright's journal, Old School vs. New School, Playing Pepper and Team Fredbird, along with the Kolten Wong wall poster!

Fans can purchase this new edition along with the 2014 Official Scorecard for just $5 together at all stadium gates. It's also available for purchase at the team store, Cardinals Authentics inside Ballpark Village and numerous St. Louis area retailers. Start a subscription today ($35 for print; $25 for digital with exclusive bonus content) by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/magazine. (#CardsMag)

Official 2014 Scorecard

Also on sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. This year's edition commemorates the franchise's 19th NL Pennant and the opening of Ballpark Village. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the "Cardinal Way"-a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

New this season, the St. Louis Cardinals Official Media Guide is available for fans to purchase online. Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2014 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Nation – Restaurant, Museum, Hall of Fame, Retail and Rooftop Seating

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation allows fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. Learn more at cardinalsnation.com.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: The two-story restaurant featuring three patio decks, four full-service bars and more than 50 flat-screen TVs is filled with Cardinals history and memories. Bringing an old school vibe to a contemporary dining experience, the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar is great for family, friends and fans of all ages. The Restaurant is open daily 11 a.m. – midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 314.345.9880 or by going online to cardinalsnation.com. On game days, the 2nd floor will feature a buffet. Fans are encouraged to make reservations, however walk-ins will be seated as tables become available. There are also private rooms that can be reserved. For more information, visit the website. (#CardsNation)

Cardinals Authentics Shop: Fans will find that gearing up for baseball just got easier with the debut of a new 800 square foot Cardinals Authentics Shop located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation adjacent to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar. With the grand opening of Cardinals Nation Authentics, there are now two locations to shop for genuine Cardinals gear and own a piece of St. Louis history! Both Cardinals Authentics locations (inside Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium in the Ford Plaza north of Gate 6) specialize in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed collectibles and memorabilia direct from the club. Both stores offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The new Shop also serves as a gift shop with great souvenirs from the Museum. The Cardinals Nations Authentics Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On game nights, the shop will remain open one hour post game. (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Museum: Few franchises have the acclaim and heritage of the St. Louis Cardinals, and that history lives here, in the new Cardinals Museum. Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum's seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Hall of Fame: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones settles in its permanent home inside Cardinals Nation. Created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, the Cardinals Hall of Fame gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about these Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the new Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame is accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open. (#CardsHOF)

AT&T Rooftop: Featuring over 330 seats on 2 decks, the all-inclusive AT&T Rooftop ballgame experience features a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and full service bar as well as complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether cheering on the Birds in a sea of red or hosting a private event, the AT&T Rooftop is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. To purchase all-inclusive game-day tickets or to book an event, visit cardinalsnation.com. Fans should use the 8th Street or west entrance for game day or private event access to AT&T Rooftop.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways (#CardsCare):

Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 7th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k. (#CardsCare6K)

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details. (#Fredbird)

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green. (#4AGreenerGame)

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. In 2013, over 50% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less, thanks to dynamic pricing. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

July 14, 2014

Athlete/Parent Meeting slated at PHS

PERRYVILLE – Perryville High School has announced a mandatory meeting for all high school students who plan to participate in a fall sport, along with at least one parent or guardian.

The meeting will be on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 5 p.m. in the high school gym.

Completed physical forms should be turned in prior to or at the meeting so athletes can participate in the first day of practice, which will be on Monday, August 4.

It is a state requirement for athletes to have a current physical form and medical insurance on file before they can participate in sports.

Physical forms are available in the high school lobby or on our website on the Athletics Home Page.

Information about affordable insurance is on the website's District Home Page under Announcements.

Please make sure ALL information is completed on the physical form before turning it in to the high school office.

July 11, 2014

Kelly Off The DL; Birds Land A Cleveland Catcher

MILWAUKEE – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly (left hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons to Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that pitcher Jaime Garcia has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Kelly, who was leading the National League with his 0.59 ERA at the time of his injury on April 16, is scheduled to start tonight’s series opener in Milwaukee. The 26-year-old Kelly made three injury-rehabilitation starts for Memphis – the most recent this past Sunday (July 6).

Kelly won five straight starts and eight consecutive decisions from July 12 to Sept. 6 last season during the Cardinals second half run and he finished third amongst all Major League pitchers in ERA (1.97) in games played after June 1.

The Cardinals also announced this afternoon that they have claimed catcher George Kottaras (pronounced Cuh-TEAR-us) off waivers from the Cleveland Indians and that he will likely be added to the team’s 25-man roster tomorrow.

Kottaras, 31, owns a .216 career batting mark with 32 HR’s and 100 RBI in 305 games between Boston (2008-09), Milwaukee (2010-12), Oakland (2102), Kansas City (2013) and Cleveland (2014). The left-handed hitting Kottaras was batting .286 with 3 HR’s and 4 RBI in 10 games for the Tribe this season. Kottaras, who had been designated for assignment by Cleveland on Monday (July 7), also appeared in 14 games for the Columbus Clippers of the International League (AAA).

July 9, 2014

News from Shooting Starz Gymnastics

Submitted article and photo

PERRYVILLE -- Shooting Starz Gymnastics of Perryville announces its newest promotions!

Pictured are: (front row, from left): Tayla Hileman, Samantha Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Ashlyn McClure, Brylee Friedman, Sophia Taylor, Zoey Besand, Leah Grantham, Anna Grantham, Emmalynn Koenig, Olivia Doernhoefer, and Ava Doernhoefer and back row (from left): Brea Leible, Riley Hansen, Madison Kontomook, Alissa Jones, John Grantham, Sarah Niswonger, Ava Moll, and Allison Cowell

July 7, 2014

Cardinals activate Wong; option Robinson to Memphis

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals activated infielder Kolten Wong prior to Sunday’s game and optioned outfielder Shane Robinson to Memphis (AAA) following Saturday’s game.

Wong, who missed 13 games since June 21st with a left shoulder contusion, started at second base in three rehab games at Triple-A Memphis batting .455 (5-11) with a home run and three runs batted in.

Robinson appeared in eight games since his recall on June 22nd making one start in right field, five pinch-hit appearances and two defensive substitutions.

July 3, 2014

4th of July $4 ticket promotion

ST. LOUIS – For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Budweiser to present a special 4th of July ticket promotion. During this year’s special holiday ticket sale, which begins tomorrow, fans can purchase $4 tickets for three games in the upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates series (July 7-9) and the two-game Tampa Bay Rays series two weeks later (July 22-23).

The $4 tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, July 3rd at 10 a.m. CT and will be available while supplies last. Approximately 10,000 total tickets will be available for the five games in various seating categories.

Cardinals announce Minor League Player, Pitcher of Month

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June by honoring outfielder Rowan Wick at State College (shortseason A) and lefthanded starting pitcher Rob Kaminsky at Peoria (A) for their accomplishments on the field.

Wick, 21, began his 2014 season on June 13, at State College where he promptly went 3for4 with two home runs and 5 RBI, scoring three times at Williamsport. That game was his first of two threehit games (also 6/17 vs. Batavia) during the month, and part of his 13 of 17 games in which he collected a hit, including seven multihit games.

Wick batted .407 during June and blasted 10 home runs, with 21 RBI, a .536 onbase pct. and 1.019 slugging pct. Despite the season not beginning until midJune, the 10 home runs and 21 RBI led all Cardinals minor leaguers for the month, and his 10 homers equaled the State College team record for home runs in a season. He ranked T2nd among all minor league players in homers, while pacing shortseason clubs in RBI and ranking 2nd with his .407 average. Wick made all his outfield appearances in rightfield (15 games). He is a 9th round (300 overall) selection by the Cardinals in 2012 out of British Columbia, Canada, in his third season with St. Louis.

Kaminsky, 19, started five games spanning 30.1 innings for Peoria during June. He went 40 with a 0.89 ERA as he struck out 28 batters to just three walks for a 0.69 WHIP and held batters to a .165 average. He had two shutout starts in the month, 6.0 innings vs. Clinton and 7.0 scoreless frames to end the month, June 30 vs. Quad Cities. Kaminsky allowed single earned runs in his three additional starts: two runs (one earned) over 6.2 innings vs. Kane County, 5.0

innings at Quad Cities (1 run) and 5.2 innings vs. Cedar Rapids (1 run). The lefty was the Cardinals 1st round selection (28th overall) in last year’s June draft out of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the 2014 Outdoors Night presented by Cabela’s, World’s Foremost Outfitter, on Tuesday, September 16th which features an appearance from Mark, Terry, Matt and Taylor Drury of Drury Outdoors.

All fans who purchase the special themed ticket will receive a one-of-a-kind, camouflage Cardinals winter hunting cap, Cabela’s koozie and Drury decal.

A limited number of VIP ticket packages are also available for the event. In addition to the cap, VIP ticketholders will receive access to a special pre-game Q&A event with Drury Outdoors’ stars Mark and Terry Drury as well as Cardinals Alumni. VIP ticketholders will also take home a Cabela’s camo cooler bag which includes an autographed Drury Outdoors DVD.

Tickets and VIP packages for Outdoors Night presented by Cabela’s at Busch Stadium are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme.

The Drurys’ love of the sport of hunting led to the development of Drury Outdoors in 1989. Both Terry & Mark know that the major component to any great hunting team, and part of the success of Drury Outdoors, is the gratification that comes from capturing their love of hunting on video in an ethical manner that helps promote the sport, and the pride they take in the quality of their products. Mark and Terry have dedicated their entire careers to bringing that excitement into the viewers’ living rooms year in and year out on their 4 television shows and full length DVD's.

Cabela’s is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since their founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®.

Outdoors Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2014 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pre-game event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Tickets at cardinals.com/theme.

July 1, 2014

Cardinals option Rondon; will recall Taveras from Memphis

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals optioned right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon following Sunday’s game and will report to Triple-A Memphis for Tuesday’s matchup. The Cardinals will recall outfielder Oscar Taveras on Tuesday to report in San Francisco for the game tomorrow night against the Giants.

Rondon made his Major League debut on Sunday at Dodger Stadium throwing a scoreless inning and issuing one walk.

Taveras, a 22-year old from Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, played in 11 Major League games from May 31 through June 11 earlier this season before being optioned back to Memphis (AAA). He batted .189 (7-37) with a home run and two RBI during the 11 games. In 62 games at Memphis this season, Taveras was batting .318 with 8 HR and 49 RBI. Taveras’ .318 batting average ranks 14th in the Pacific Coast League and his 49 RBI rank 13th.

June 30, 2014

Cardinals sign 29th round draft pick, Bryan Dobzanski

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they signed their 29th round draft pick (885th overall), right-handed pitcher Bryan Dobzanski, a high school senior from Delsea Regional High School of Franklinville, N.J.

Dobzanski, 18, a six-foot-four, 220 lb., three-sport athlete, played baseball and football, but was also a two-time New Jersey State wrestling champion posting a record of 155-8 including a senior year in which he was 43-0 without being taken down. On the mound, Dobzanski had an earned run average of 0.91 his senior season over 46 innings pitched, averaging 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

He signed a college letter of intent with the University of Louisville, a school whose baseball program has reached the College World Series in each of the last two seasons.

Dobzanski will report to the Cardinals Gulf Coast League affiliate in Jupiter, Fla.

Cardinals recall Rondon from Memphis

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis Friday morning and activated him for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. To make room, right-handed pitcher Eric Fornataro was optioned to Memphis following Saturday’s game.

Rondon, 26, has been in the Major Leagues twice this season with the Cardinals but has yet to appear in a game. He was 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 appearances at Memphis, striking out 23 batters in 34.1 innings.

Fornataro made one appearance during his most recent recall, yesterday, allowing two runs over two innings against the Dodgers. He has appeared in eight games this season with the Cardinals without registering a decision and posting a 4.66 ERA in 9.2 innings.

June 25, 2014

Cardinals purchase Marco Gonzales

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales from Double-A Springfield. Gonzales is scheduled to start for St. Louis today against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Colo., in the 2:10 CDT tilt. To make room for Gonzales on the 40-man roster, the team transferred right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly (left hamstring strain) to the 60-day disabled list and designated shortstop Pete Kozma for assignment.

Gonzales, 22, was drafted in the 1st round, 19th pick overall, of the June 2013 first-year player draft by St. Louis. He joins Michael Wacha (2013) and Cris Carpenter (1988) as the most recent Cardinals pitchers to graduate to the Majors in the year immediately following their draft selection. He becomes the first Cardinals pitcher to make his debut as a starter and bypass a Triple-A club since right-handed pitcher Cliff Politte did so in front of his hometown Busch Stadium crowd (Vianney High School) on April 2, 1998, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. The last Cardinals lefty to make his starting debut straight from Double-A was Donovan Osborne on April 9, 1992, vs. New York Mets.

At 6-1, 195 lb., Gonzales started 2014 at Palm Beach and made six starts before a promotion to Springfield. At Double-A he posted a 3-2 record with a 2.33 ERA in seven starts, striking out 46 in his 38.2 IP.

Between Springfield and Palm Beach he was 5-4 with a 1.89 ERA over 13 starts, spanning 76.1 innings with 78 strikeouts. Gonzales was named to the North squad for the Texas League (AA) All-Star game and was also named to the U.S. roster for the MLB Futures All-Star Game yesterday by Major League Baseball.

Gonzales, a Fort Collins native, led his Rocky Mountain High School baseball team to four Colorado 5A state Championships and is the only Colorado high school pitcher to be the winning pitcher in four state Championship games (2007-10).

He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Colorado following his senior season and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 29th round of the 2010 draft, but did not sign.

Gonzales’ father, Frank, is the Colorado Rockies New York-Penn League pitching coach at Tri-City.

Marco Gonzales will wear uniform no. 56.

June 24, 2014

St. Vincent High School releases falls sports schedules

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent High School has released its fall schedules for football, volleyball, softball and cross-country.

Click here to view the schedules:

June 19, 2014

Winkler to play football at Westminster

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent High School running back Alex Winkler has signed a letter of intent to play football at Westminster College in Fulton.

Winkler was accompanied at the signing ceremony by his coach Paul Sauer and new Indian head football coach Nathan Rowland.

June 17, 2014

'Once In A Lifetime' With Bob Gibson

ST LOUIS -- Busch Stadium Events will be hosting back-to-back "Once in a Lifetime" events with St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson on Wednesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 17th at Busch Stadium.

Wednesday night’s event includes a cocktail party and photo opportunity with the 1967 World Championship trophy in the Redbird Club, dinner and drinks in the Redbird Club, a 90 minute question and answer session with Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin and each guest will receive a Bob Gibson autographed baseball.

Thursday’s event will be similar, but with the cocktail party and photo opportunity with the 1967 World Championship trophy to be held on the Busch Stadium warning track.

"We are really excited to offer an exclusive, close up experience with one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball," said Julia Row, Director of Special Events at Busch Stadium. "Spending an evening with Bob Gibson at ‘Baseball Heaven’ is a one of kind opportunity that fans won’t want to miss."

Tickets for the events are $225.00 and can be purchased online at cardinals.com/GibsonNight for Wednesday’s event, cardinals.com/Gibson for Thursday’s event or by phone (314) 345-9600.

June 13, 2014

Busy homestand ahead for the Cardinals

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – Back from interleague play, the Cardinals come home to Busch for a jam-packed homestand. Over the next 10 days, the Cardinals will host the Washington Nationals, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies from the National League East. The homestand is highlighted by Pooches in the Ballpark, Social Media Night, the Cardinals Wives Grab Bag fundraiser and six promotional giveaways, including the Jack Buck bobblehead, Bob Gibson jersey and Cardinals batting practice cap.

Friday, June 13, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (7:15 p.m.)

Retired Numbers Wall Pad Canvas: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a unique canvas print that replicates the retired numbers mural in left field. (#CardsPromo)

Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher, Kyle McClellan, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: The Cardinal Wives will be raising money to help abused and neglected children by selling grab bags of autographed baseballs during the game. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 2, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. All proceeds benefit Great Circle, a Midwest agency which provides services to children who have been abused or neglected and learning and social skills to kids who are on the autism spectrum. Learn more at cardinals.com/wivescare. (#CardsWives)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (6:15 p.m.)

Cardinals Blanket: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive a Cardinals blanket for you and your pet, sponsored by Purina. (#CardsPromo)

10th Annual Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark: Fans who purchased a special ticket are allowed to bring their dog to the game in a pet-friendly section of the stadium. Participants will take part in pre-game costume parade around the warning track and receive a Purina goodie-bag. All fans –regardless of ticket type – can enjoy a performance by the Purina® Ultimate Air Dogs at 2 p.m. in the Ballpark Village lot. The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) will also be on site with dogs available for adoption. The event is sold out, but for more information, visit cardinals.com\pooches.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast exclusively on FOX.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (1:15 p.m.)

Jack Buck Bobblehead with Voice Chip: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older receive an exclusive voice-chipped Jack Buck bobblehead, courtesy of first National Bank. Members of the Buck family will throw the ceremonial pitch. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Father’s Day: Major League Baseball is teaming up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) for baseball’s annual effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease. On Father’s Day, MLB players, managers, coaches, trainers, umpires and groundskeepers will wear blue wristbands and blue ribbon uniform decals. Fans are encouraged to share their favorite baseball moments of Dad on social media using #MLBThanksDad. Additionally, photos shared using #MLBThanksDad will be curated on MLB.com/FathersDay.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Monday, June 16, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:10 p.m.)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Mo Tie Monday’ Theme Night: Back by popular demand this season is the 2nd Mo Tie Monday. Fans can dress as sharply as General Manager John Mozeliak with the purchase of a themed ticket which comes with a limited-edition Cardinals bowtie. A portion of each ticket sold – available online at cardinals.com/theme – benefits Cardinals Care. Please note that the bowtie is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the bowtie. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest in the home television territory and on ESPN outside the local market.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (7:15 p.m.)

Social Media Theme Night: The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser present the 2014 Social Media Night (#CardsSocial). For just $25, fans receive a special Left Field Porch Ticket which provides access to pre-game program featuring Seth Maness (@Maness_43), Jason Motte (@JMotte30) and a surprise guest at 5:45 p.m. in the Budweiser Bowtie Bar, a Cardinals tablet case (pictured), as well as giveaways and prizes including the opportunity to throw out the first pitch. Fans can purchase the special theme ticket at cardinals.com/socialmedianight. Please note that the tablet case and pre-game program is only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans can also follow #CardsSocial at home on Twitter for the chance to win prizes. All fans can also "take over" the Cardinals Twitter account for the game. @Cardinals will allow fans to tweet the story of the game during Social Media Night by selectively re-tweeting fans that include the hashtag #STLFanTakeover.

 

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2014 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Seminary Villains, Jeske Park, and Slow Down Scarlett. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. New York Mets (12:45 p.m.)

"A League of Their Own" Ceremonial Pitch: Erma Bergmann, a native St. Louisan and former pitcher/outfielder who played from 1946 through 1951 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, will throw a ceremonial pitch before the game. June 18th marks Erma’s 90th birthday.

Kids Day Out Theme Day: Starting at 10:45 until game time, all kids with this special Theme Ticket will have access to a "Kids Zone" with fun activities in Riverview Corner. Ticket-holders will also receive a hot dog, bag of chips and soda. This is the perfect field trip for summer camps, daycares and any kids looking to have fun and catch a Cards game! While tickets for this event are sold out, fans may learn more at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the activity zone and lunch is only available with the purchase of this Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for this promotional item. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Summer Beer Tasting Theme Night: Grab some buds and join the Cardinals for the Summer Beer Tasting event. Fans who purchase the special Theme Night ticket will have the chance to sample a variety of Anheuser-Busch specialty beers and new products including Goose Island Endless IPA, Goose Island 312 Urban Pale, Faust (available only in STL), Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider, Busch Signature and Shock Top Lemon Shandy. Each ticket includes entry into the Fall Beer Tasting, six 4 oz. samples, a commemorative Cardinals bottle opener, live music and free popcorn. A number of tickets remain at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the bottle opener and entry to the Summer Beer Tasting are only available with the purchase of this special ticket. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Friday, June 20, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

Adult Replica 1964 Bob Gibson Jersey: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a replica jersey, just like the one World Series MVP, Bob Gibson wore as he pitched during the 1964 Championship game. (#CardsPromo)

Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher and current broadcaster, Rick Horton, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (3:10 p.m.)

Cardinals Tote Bag: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive a Cardinals tote bag courtesy of Diet Coke and Schnucks. (#CardsPromo)

 

Prairie Farms Run the Bases: Following the game, fans 15 and under are invited to run the bases of Busch Stadium (weather permitting). Presented by Prairie Farms.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:15 p.m.)

Adult Replica Batting Practice Hat with 2013 National League Champions Logo: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older will receive their very own Adult Replica Batting Practice Hat with the 2013 National League Champions logo. Sponsored by AT&T. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Peanut Controlled Zone Theme Day: The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased to present the first of two Peanut Controlled Games at Busch Stadium. This unique opportunity allows our fans with peanut allergies to sit in a "Peanut Controlled Zone" - sales of peanuts will be halted in this section and fans will not be allowed to consume peanut products in that area. A limited number of tickets remain for this game and additional peanut controlled games on Tuesday, July 22 and Sunday, August 3 at cardinals.com/theme.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

More Fan Fun

Jason Motte Lights Up the New Edition of Cardinals Magazine

Jason Motte inspires fans and the baseball world with his campaign to strike out cancer. Kolten Wong uses symbols of strength to celebrate his late mother and guide him through ups and downs of professional baseball. Prospect James Ramsey demonstrates character, leadership and faith to serve others. Read these inspirational stories and much more inside the new Cardinals Magazine, now on sale during this 10-game homestand. Fans thirsting for 2014 draft coverage will enjoy our profile on Cards' scout Charlie Gonzalez, who's been responsible for discovering players like Jon Jay, Kevin Siegrist and six selections from the '14 draft—all from his expansive Florida territory. And our year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the '64 World Championship continues with an inside look at the team's reunion weekend, the June anniversary of the Brock-for-Broglio deal, and the latest installment of "Miracle of '64." This jam-packed edition includes the latest installments of Adam Wainwright's journal, Old School vs. New School, Playing Pepper and Team Fredbird, along with the Kolten Wong wall poster!

Fans can purchase this new edition along with the 2014 Official Scorecard for just $5 together at all stadium gates. It's also available for purchase at the team store, Cardinals Authentics inside Ballpark Village and numerous St. Louis area retailers. Start a subscription today ($35 for print; $25 for digital with exclusive bonus content) by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/magazine. (#CardsMag)

Official 2014 Scorecard

Also on sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. This year's edition commemorates the franchise's 19th NL Pennant and the opening of Ballpark Village. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the "Cardinal Way"-a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

New this season, the St. Louis Cardinals Official Media Guide is available for fans to purchase online. Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2014 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

All-Star Balloting Underway: Ready to #VoteSTL? Ballots for the 2014 All-Star Game are now available inside Busch Stadium. Online voting is also underway at cardinals.com/vote, and fans can vote a total of 25 times online and from mobile devices until Thursday, July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Send your favorite Cardinal players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota by joining the conversation (#VoteSTL) and voting for Matt Adams (#BatAdams), Peter Bourjos (#BourjosForUs), Matt Carpenter (#CarpenterSkills), Allen Craig (#AllStarAllen), Matt Holliday (#HollidayIn), Yadier Molina (#YadiYadiYadi), Jhonny Peralta (#JhonnyBeGood) and Kolten Wong (#VoteInKolten).

Cardinals Nation – Restaurant, Museum, Hall of Fame, Retail and Rooftop Seating

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation allows fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. Learn more at cardinalsnation.com.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: The two-story restaurant featuring three patio decks, four full-service bars and more than 50 flat-screen TVs is filled with Cardinals history and memories. Bringing an old school vibe to a contemporary dining experience, the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar is great for family, friends and fans of all ages. The Restaurant is open daily 11 a.m. – midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 314.345.9880 or by going online to cardinalsnation.com. On game days, the 2nd floor will feature a buffet. Fans are encouraged to make reservations, however walk-ins will be seated as tables become available. There are also private rooms that can be reserved. For more information, visit the website. (#CardsNation)

Cardinals Authentics Shop: Fans will find that gearing up for baseball just got easier with the debut of a new 800 square foot Cardinals Authentics Shop located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation adjacent to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar. With the grand opening of Cardinals Nation Authentics, there are now two locations to shop for genuine Cardinals gear and own a piece of St. Louis history! Both Cardinals Authentics locations (inside Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium in the Ford Plaza north of Gate 6) specialize in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed collectibles and memorabilia direct from the club. Both stores offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The new Shop also serves as a gift shop with great souvenirs from the Museum. The Cardinals Nations Authentics Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On game nights, the shop will remain open one hour post game. (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Museum: Few franchises have the acclaim and heritage of the St. Louis Cardinals, and that history lives here, in the new Cardinals Museum. Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum's seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Hall of Fame: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones settles in its permanent home inside Cardinals Nation. Created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, the Cardinals Hall of Fame gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about these Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the new Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame is accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open. (#CardsHOF)

AT&T Rooftop: Featuring over 330 seats on 2 decks, the all-inclusive AT&T Rooftop ballgame experience features a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and full service bar as well as complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether cheering on the Birds in a sea of red or hosting a private event, the AT&T Rooftop is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. To purchase all-inclusive game-day tickets or to book an event, visit cardinalsnation.com. Fans should use the 8th Street or west entrance for game day or private event access to AT&T Rooftop.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways (#CardsCare):

Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 7th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k. (#CardsCare6K)

Cardinals for the Cure: The Cardinals are teaming up with fans again this year for the 17th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Fans should visit cardinals.com/komen for more information or to join the St. Louis Cardinals’ Team. The first 3,000 participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals t-shirt.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details. (#Fredbird)

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green. (#4AGreenerGame)

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. In 2013, over 50% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less, thanks to dynamic pricing. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

June 11, 2014

Cardinals sign eight players from 2014 draft class

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals signed eight members of their 2014 MLB Draft Class, including two of their first 10 picks: fifth-round selection, second baseman Darren Seferina (SEF-er-ee-nah) and eighth round pick, outfielder Nick Thompson.

Joining Seferina and Thompson are left-handed pitcher Jordan DeLorenzo (12th round), right-handed pitcher Matt Pearce (13th round), second baseman Casey Turgeon (24th round), right-handed pitcher Landon Beck (25th round), right-handed pitcher Tyler Dunnington (28th round) and a local prospect from St. Louis, left-handed pitcher Sasha Kuebel (COO-buhl) (38th round).

Seferina, 20, a left-handed batting infielder out of Miami-Dade Community College South will report to State College in the New York-Penn League.

"Darren is a burner on the base paths and possesses tremendous barrel accuracy with his bat," said Cardinals Director of Scouting Dan Kantrovitz. "We are looking forward to him being a catalyst in the State College lineup and getting his career going soon."

Thompson, 21, will join Seferina and report to State College. Thompson led NCAA Division I in runs scored (69), batting a team-leading .368 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI, adding to 42 walks contributing to a .479 on base percentage while at the College of William & Mary.

"Nick had one of the most impressive offensive seasons of any college player this year," said Kantrovitz. "He controls the strike zone very well and has game power to all fields."

DeLorenzo, Pearce, Turgeon and Beck will each report to Johnson City, the Cardinals rookie league affiliate in the Appalachian League. Dunnington and Kuebel will report to the Cardinals rookie league Gulf Coast League entry in Jupiter, Fla.

State College begins their season on Friday, June 13, with Johnson City following on June 19 and the GCL Cardinals on June 20.

June 9, 2014

Cardinals complete 2014 first-year player draft

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals concluded the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, selecting 42 players including 23 pitchers (20 RHP, 3 LHP), 11 infielders, five outfielders and three catchers. The breakdown has the Cardinals drafting 33 college and nine high school players overall.

Three of the players are still playing in the Super Regional round of the College World Series. Players came from hometowns covering 17 different states and Canada. The top producing states had 10 players from California, seven from Florida and four each from Texas and Georgia.

The Cardinals drafted two previously drafted players with infielder Casey Turgeon (24th round) previously drafted by the Mets in the 22nd round in 2011 and left-handed pitcher Sasha Kuebel (38th round) previously drafted by the Athletics in the 31st round of the 2011 draft.

Two local players were drafted in Anthony Herron, Jr., (32nd round) a right-handed pitcher from St. Louis, who played high school baseball at Affton High School and Kuebel who played college baseball at Iowa and high school at Saint Louis University High School. Cody Schumacher (36th round), a right-handed pitcher from Missouri State University, was the third player with an Missouri association, but has a hometown in Kansas.

Several draftees have family members with athletic backgrounds. Justin Bellinger’s (11th round, 1B) parents were both competitive athletes at Northeastern University, his father David played during the NFL strike season of 1987 while his mother Lisa was a competitive runner. Tyler Bray’s (26th round, RHP) brother Colin was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round of 2013. His father, Scott, played baseball at the University of South Alabama and in the Expos organization. His mother, Donna, was a volleyball player at South Alabama. Cole Lankford’s (27th round, C) father was on the track team at the University of Houston. Tyler Dunnington’s (28th round, RHP) brother Jacob plays in the San Francisco Giants organization. Michael Bono’s (35th round, RHP) father Vince was a goaltender and captain of the United States Military Academy ice hockey team in 1988.

Draftees with connections to the Cardinals organization and players include Langford who was a teammate of current Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha at Texas A&M in 2012. Matt Ditman, (15th round, RHP) was a high school teammate of current Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk at Lamar Consolidated High School in Richmond, Texas. Ditman made the conversion from bullpen catcher his freshman year to the Rice closer his junior year with a 5-6 record, 1.83 ERA and nine saves. George Iskenderian (35th round, SS) is from the same hometown, but different high school, as Cardinals first round pick in 2013 left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

The Cardinals drafted several players with athletic accolades this season. Jordan DeLorenzo (12th round, LHP) was 11-1 with an 0.93 ERA in 12 starts at the University of West Florida. He threw seven complete games and a school record four shutouts to go with a 30 inning scoreless streak, and was honored as NCBWA National Pitcher of the Year and an ABCA Division II first team all-American.

Chris Shaw (14th round, C) batted .383 with 14 HR and 63 RBI while playing for Midland College (Texas). The Canada-native from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was named to the NJCAA First Team and WJCAC all-Conference.

Dustin Beggs (17th round, RHP) led the NJCAA with 125 strikeouts at Georgia Perimeter College. Collin Radack (20th round, OF) was the first Academic All-American in Hendrix College history. Dom Thompson-Williams (19th round, OF) was a member of the Iowa Western College NJCAA National Championship squad and was a high school all-state baseball and football player named Western Iowa Athlete of the Year and the Gatorade Iowa Player of the Year.

Bryan Dobzanski (29th round, RHP) was a two-sport athlete at Delsea Regional High School posting a career 155-8 match record in wrestling to go with his two state championships including a 43-0 match record his senior year. Julian Barzilli (31st round, 3B) was ABCA All-West Region Player of the Year batting .387 with an NCAA Division III lead 17 HR, 52 RBI and an OPS of 1.342 and Chase Raffield (37th round, LF) out of Georgia State is the first two-time all-American in GSU Baseball program and ranked T7th in the NCAA Division I with 14 home runs in 2014.

The complete list of Cardinals draft picks can be found below:

2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - RECAP

Rd., Player (overall pick) Pos. B-T Ht. Wt. School Hometown

1. Luke Weaver (27) RHP R-R 6-2 170 Florida State University DeLand, Fla.

1. Jack Flaherty (34) RHP R-R 6-4 205 Harvard-Westlake HS Burbank, Calif.

2. Ronnie Williams (68) RHP R-R 6-0 170 American Senior HS Miami, Fla.

2. Andrew Morales (71) RHP R-R 6-0 185 University of California-Irvine Covina, Calif.

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3. Trevor Megill (104) RHP L-R 6-8 235 Loyola Marymount University Huntington Beach, Calif.

4. Austin Gomber (135) LHP L-L 6-5 215 Florida Atlantic University Winter Garden, Fla.

5. Darren Seferina (165) 2B L-R 5-10 175 Miami-Dade CC South Lake Worth, Fla.

6. Andrew Sohn (195) SS R-R 6-0 185 Western Michigan University Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

7. Brian O’Keefe (225) C R-R 6-1 205 St. Joseph’s University (Pa.) Albany, N.Y.

8. Nick Thompson (255) RF R-R 6-1 210 College of William & Mary Chesapeake, Va.

9. Daniel Poncedeleon (285) RHP R-R 6-4 200 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. La Mirada, Calif.

10. Danny Diekroeger (315) 3B L-R 6-2 205 Stanford University Woodside, Calif.

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11. Justin Bellinger (345) 1B L-L 6-6 236 St. Sebastian’s School Weston, Mass.

12. Jordan DeLorenzo (375) LHP L-L 6-1 205 University of West Florida Winter Park, Fla.

13. Matt Pearce (405) RHP R-R 6-3 205 Polk State College (Fla.) Bonita Springs, Fla.

14. Chris Shaw (435) C R-R 6-1 185 Midland College (Texas) Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)

15. Matt Ditman (465) RHP R-R 6-1 205 Rice University Richmond, Texas

16. Tristan Hildebrandt (495) SS R-R 5-9 170 Esperanza HS Yorba Linda, Calif.

17. Dustin Beggs (525) RHP R-R 6-3 180 Georgia Perimeter College Roswell, Ga.

18. Blake Drake (555) CF R-R 6-1 175 Concordia University (Ore.) Ramona, Calif.

19. Dom Thompson-Williams (585) CF L-L 6-0 180 Iowa Western College Sioux City, Iowa

20. Collin Radack (615) OF R-R 6-3 205 Hendrix College (Ark.) Austin, Texas

21. Casey Grayson (645) 1B L-L 6-1 215 University of Houston Cypress, Texas

22. Derek Casey (675) RHP R-R 6-2 190 Hanover HS Mechanicsville, Va.

23. Joe Gillette (705) 3B R-R 6-1 190 Scotts Valley HS Scotts Valley, Calif.

24. Casey Turgeon (735) 2B L-R 5-10 160 University of Florida Palm Harbor, Fla.

25. Landon Beck (765) RHP R-R 6-3 215 Anderson University (S.C.) Hartwell, Ga.

26. Tyler Bray (795) RHP R-R 6-5 200 University of Louisiana-Monroe Vancleave, Miss.

27. Cole Lankford (825) C L-R 6-0 185 Texas A&M University Houston, Texas

28. Tyler Dunnington (855) RHP R-R 6-2 195 Colorado Mesa University Shelton, Wash.

29. Bryan Dobzanski (885) RHP R-R 6-4 220 Delsea Regional HS Franklinville, N.J.

30. Josh Wirsu (915) RHP R-R 6-0 190 Georgia Southern University Harlem, Ga.

31. Julian Barzilli (945) 3B R-R 6-0 185 Whittier College Los Angeles, Calif.

32. Anthony Herron, Jr. (975) RHP R-R 6-2 195 Affton HS St. Louis, Mo.

33. Dominic Moreno (1,005) RHP R-R 5-11 190 Texas Tech University Farmington, N.M.

34. George Iskenderian (1,035) SS R-R 6-1 190 Indian River State College Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

35. Michael Bono (1,065) RHP R-R 6-1 177 Buchanan HS Clovis, Calif.

36. Cody Schumaker (1,095) RHP R-R 6-0 195 Missouri State University Hayden, Kan.

37. Chase Raffield (1,125) LF L-R 5-11 180 Georgia State University Cochran, Ga.

38. Sasha Kuebel (1,155) LHP R-L 6-1 196 University of Iowa St. Louis, Mo.

39. Kyle Ruchim (1,185) 2B R-R 5-10 185 Northwestern University Buffalo Grove, Ill.

40. Davis Ward (1,215) RHP R-R 6-0 196 Ouachita Baptist University Little Rock, Ark.

June 4, 2014

Youth Softball Team Finishes 1st in June Blast

The Perryville Venom 12U softball team recently competed in the June Blast Tournament in Manchester Missouri. The Venom team went 5-0 and won the championship in the 12U age group.

Front Row Left to Right: Addison Cates, Brittanie Stewart, Cailyne Sparkman, Mollie Dobbleare, Abby Neuling.

Second Row left to Right: Adrienne Weibrecht, Faith Mueller, Makayla Burns, Katie Burns, Shawnell Madison, Makayla Brown

Coaches; Jerid Burns and Matt Sparkman

Cardinals Minor Leaguers Honored

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for May by honoring outfielder Randal Grichuk at Memphis (AAA) and right-handed relief pitcher Chris Perry at Peoria (A) for their accomplishments on the field.

Grichuk, 22, a former first-round pick by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009 who was acquired in a trade this past November, batted .321 (26-81) with six doubles, seven home runs and 15 RBI during the month while posting a 1.029 on-base plus slugging percentage. The Rosenberg, Texas, native ranked tied for 7th among Triple-A players with the seven home runs for the month and ranked 7th with the 1.029 OBP, despite missing the first eight games of May while in St. Louis with the Major League club. Grichuk hit home runs in three consecutive games from May 13-16, including his 7th career multi-home run game vs. Omaha on May 14th. He has crushed Triple-A left-handed pitchers this season at a .451 clip (23-51, 6 HR).

"Randal is coming off a very productive month in Memphis," said Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque. "He’s hitting for average and power, earning him a promotion to St. Louis."

Perry, 23, the Cardinals 17th round (540th overall) selection out of Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., in the 2012 first-year player draft, was 2-0 with an 0.46 ERA over 10 relief appearances at Peoria. The Cary, N.C., native struck out 40 batters over 19.2 innings averaging 18.31 strikeouts/9 innings pitched. His 40 strikeouts were the most of any pitcher in Minor League Baseball who did not make a start, and tied for 8th overall in May. Perry threw over 2.0 innings in three of his relief appearances including a career-high nine strikeouts over 4.1 innings of relief versus Clinton on May 19th. The last reliever to earn the honors was current St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kevin Siegrist in May 2013.

"Chris was impressive in May, working ahead of hitters and putting together low walks with excellent strike out numbers," said LaRocque.

June 3, 2014

Four Fitness Classes Coming To PPC

The Perryville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting four fitness classes this summer at the Perry Park Center.

The classes include Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Yoga and Self-Defense. Tai Chi will improve your balance both physically and emotionally. The relaxation will definitely help with the onset of the holidays. This class will be held in the Perry Park Center meeting room on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:15pm starting June 3.

Martial Arts are fun for all ages. This is the perfect opportunity for child and parent to take a class together. You will grow in respect for your body, and the ability to protect yourself if needed. This class can be found at the Perry Park Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm starting Tuesday, June 3.

Yoga is well known for improving flexibility and strength. This class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15pm starting Tuesday, June 3.

Self defense classes are for those we are 14 and older. This class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm starting Tuesday, June 3.

Each class will run at 6 week sessions. The sessions will cost $35.00 for members for the Perry Park Center and $40.00 for guests. Registration forms can be found at the Perry Park Center Operations desk.

For more information about these Fitness Classes, please contact Chad Unterreiner, Leagues/Fitness Supervisor at (573) 547-7275 or email chadunterreiner@cityofperryville.com.

June 2, 2014

Schirmer To Hoop At Fontbonne

Colin Schirmer, a senior at PHS, will play basketball at Fontbonne University next year. He is seated with his parents Tina (left) and Kenny Schirmer of Altenburg. Back — Perryville High School athletic director Jeff Steffens and head boys' basketball coach Justin Dreyer. At PHS, Schirmer was a starting center for the Pirates, and is a member of National Honor Society.

May 30, 2014

Baseball: Three PHS players named to Jeffco second team

HILLSBORO – Three members of the Perryville High School baseball team have been named to the Jefferson County, Large Schools Division, 2014 all-conference baseball second team.

Senior infielder Grant Dix, junior outfielder Tyler Holligan and senior pitcher Trent Green were named to the second team.

Three more players from Perryville received honorable mentions:

Senior infielder Darin Hoehn, junior catcher Sean Mark and senior utility player Spencer Buchmann.

Player of the year: C Ryan Harris, sr., Windsor

Coach of the year: Jeff Montgomery, Festus

FIRST TEAM

INF Jeremy Brown, sr., Festus

INF Harry Markotay, sr., Hillsboro

INF Alex Andrews, jr., Windsor

INF Garrett Keath, sr., De Soto

OF Jake Kelam, sr., Hillsboro

OF Nick Pollite, so., Windsor

OF Travis Spraul, sr., Festus

P Matt Phillips, jr., Festus

P Danny Brice, sr., Windsor

C Ryan Harris, sr., Windsor

UT Seth Castleman, jr., Hillsboro

SECOND TEAM

INF Grant Dix, sr., Perryville

INF Nick Keating, sr., Hillsboro

INF Jimmy West, sr., Windsor

INF William Wamble, jr., Festus

OF Tyler Holligan, jr., Perryville

OF Craig Theiss, fr., De Soto

OF Sam Duncan, sr., Hillsboro

P Trent Green, sr., Perryville

P Zach Hart, sr., Hillsboro

C Cameron Tinker, sr., De Soto

UT Cherokee Boynton, jr., De Soto

HONORABLE MENTION

INF Darin Hoehn, sr., Perryville

INF Zac Stamps, jr., Festus

INF Jake Bennet, sr., Windsor

P Austin Green, sr., De Soto

P Sam Duncan, sr., Hillsboro

C Andrew Hayden, jr., Festus

C Sean Mark, jr., Perryville

UT Spencer Buchmann, sr., Perryville

May 27, 2014

Track and field: St. Vincent ties for 52nd at state meet

JEFFERSON CITY -- St. Vincent tied for 52nd in the Class 2 State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday.

St. Vincent had one point.

Click here for complete team results:

http://www.mshsaa.org/2014C2BoysTMscores.aspx

Individually:

Robbi Wingerter came in eighth in the discus (136-11).

Kenzie Graham came in 11th in the pole vault (9-0).

The 4x800 meter relay team of Isaac Baer, Levi Krauss, John Lipe and Zach Schumer came in 16th (8:57.28).

First day individual boys results:

http://www.mshsaa.org/2014C2BoysD1Results.aspx

Second day individual boys results:

http://www.mshsaa.org/2014C2BoysD2Results.aspx

First day individual girls results:

http://www.mshsaa.org/2014C2GirlsD1Results.aspx

Second day individual girls results:

http://www.mshsaa.org/2014C2GirlsD2Results.aspx

May 21, 2014

Baseball: Valle wins district crown

PERRYVILLE -- Valle downed Crystal City 10-0 in the championship game in the Class 2 District 4 tournament at St. Vincent Monday.

Valle will advance to play either Chaffee or Bernie in the sectionals which begin Monday at Valle.

The Chaffee-Bernie game is today at 4 at Bernie.

Baseball: PHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost to Notre Dame 12-3 in the Class 4 District 1 Tournament at Sikeston.

The Pirates end their season at 17-9.

Golf: Gotto finishes eighth at state

SPRINGFIELD - St. Vincent Senior Levi Gotto earned All-State honors at the Missouri Class 1 State Golf Championships Tuesday.

Gotto shot a 79 on Monday and an 83 yesterday for a two-day score of 162 to place eighth of 92 golfers at the par-72 Rivercut Golf Course.

Gotto placed third in the State in 2013 and 15th in 2012.

Soccer: Saxony bows to St. Pius in district championship

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to St. Pius 4-3 Tuesday in the district tournament.

Saxony finishes 13-6.

The Crusaders posted one player to the All District First Team: Junior Chase Steffens.

Two other Crusaders were honorable mentions: Junior Conrad Bonney and sophomore Nathan Hurst.

2014 Class 2 District 3 - All District Baseball Team Selections

FIRST TEAM

Josh Stevens – Bernie, SR.

Devin Trammell – Bernie, JR.

Austin Beck – Bernie, SO.

Trent Tompkins – Greenville, SO.

Devon Duncan – Greenville, JR.

Trey McDaniel – Greenville, FR.

Austin Teichman – Puxico, SR.

Chris Dunivan – Puxico, SO.

Cody Payne – Chaffee, SR.

Layton Tenkhoff – Chaffee, SR.

Devon Yahn – Chaffee, SR.

Tim Fox – Bloomfield, SR.

Jacob Hector – Bloomfield, FR.

Chase Steffens – Saxony Lutheran, JR.

Jack Lake – Saxony Lutheran, SR.

HONORABLE MENTION

Matt Vernon – Bernie, JR.

Dakota Norden – Greenville, SR.

Tim Hancock – Puxico, SR.

Storm Estes – Chaffee, SR.

Jimmy Golden – Chaffee, SR.

Kaleb Thomley – Bloomfield, SR.

Noah Vandiver – Bloomfield, SO.

Conrad Bonney – Saxony Lutheran, JR.

Nathan Hurst – Saxony Lutheran, SO.

May 20, 2014

Registration underway for Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic

Submitted article

ST. LOUIS – Registration is underway for the Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic hosted by Cardinals Care that will be held Tuesday, June 10th at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.

Former Cardinal Ted Savage started the tournament 25 years ago to help kids in the St. Louis community who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program. RBI is a Major League Baseball youth outreach program designed to increase participation in baseball among underserved youth, encourage academic achievement and preparation, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the game, and teach the value of teamwork.

The golf classic promises an impressive roster of celebrity participants including Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Whitey Herzog, as well as Alan Benes, Glenn Brummer, Bernard Gilkey and several other former Cardinals. The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. and features first, second and third place teams. In addition to donuts, coffee, juice, beer, soda, water, snacks and lunch, each participant will go home with a goody bag. For sponsorship information, registration or other information, contact Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or visit cardinals.com/rbigolf. Join the conversation with #CardsCare and #SavageRBIgolf.

"The Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic is a day of golf, good times and giving back," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "We hope fans can come out to the course and enjoy a game of golf knowing they’re fostering the growth of young ballplayers on and off the field."

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.

Cardinals fans can purchase $4 tickets

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that discounted tickets as part of the team’s Cards Win, You Save promotion will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. A select number of tickets normally priced at $19 will be sold for $4 as the team took $3 off for each victory (and rainout) during the most recent homestand series with the Cubs and Braves (4-2). The total savings are $15 per ticket.

"This continues to be one of our most successful promotions from both a winning and savings perspective," said Joe Strohm, Vice President of Ticket Sales. "Not only do fans get a tremendous value to some of our best games, but the promotion seems to bring good luck to our team.

The Cardinals are 25-9 (.735) lifetime with the promotion. The discount applies to a select number of Pavilion and Terrace level tickets when the Cardinals take on the Kansas City Royals (June 2-3) and New York Mets (June 16-18).

The Cards Win, You Save discounted tickets are available online only at cardinals.com/win. For a complete list of Cardinals ticket values and promotions, visit cardinals.com/tickets.

Baseball: St. Vincent falls to Valle, season is over

PERRYVILLE -- Valle downed St. Vincent 12-2 and Crystal City beat Kingston 5-1 in the district tournament at St. Vincent Monday.

The championship game between Valle and Crystal City will be played at 4:30 today.

Baseball: Perryville tops Dexter, faces Notre Dame today

SIKESTON -- Perryville beat Dexter 7-5 in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 Tournament.

The Pirates (17-9) face top seed Notre Dame (21-3) today at 4.

May 19, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Bernie in district tournament

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran fell to Bernie 5-2 in the Class 2 District 3 tournament at Bernie.

The Crusaders were led by Chase Steffens and Dano Drury who both had 2 hits for Saxony. Saxony had six hits in the game.

Conrad Bonney went the distance on the mound for Saxony and took the loss. Bonney allowed three earned runs on four hits. He struck out five and walked three.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 = 2 runs 6 hits 3 errors

Bernie 0 0 0 3 0 2 x = 5 runs 4 hits 1 error

WP: Matt Vernon LP: Conrad Bonney

Multiple Hits: Bernie: Josh Stevens 2-3.. Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-3 and Dano Drury 2-3

Records: Saxony 10-13 Bernie 18-3

Track: PHS girls 11th, boys 12th at district meet

DE SOTO -- Perryville was 11th in the girls division of the Class 3 District 1 Track Meet held at De Soto Saturday.

Perryville had 16 points.

Sikeston came in second at 102 and host De Soto was third with 95.

Festus was fourth (79) followed by Notre Dame (55), Dexter (54), Windsor (50), North County (37.5), Park Hills Central (33), Kennett (26.5), Perryville (16), New Madrid County Central (15), Arcadia Valley (5), Potosi (4) and Fredericktown (1).

Perryville was 12th in the boys division.

Festus won it with 139 points, host De Soto was second with 88 and Notre Dame came in third with 77. Sikeston came in fourth (75), followed by Ste. Genevieve (58), Potosi (58), Windsor (50), Kennett (36), Park Hills Central (31), North County (31), Fredericktown (30) Perryville (15), New Madrid County Central (7.5) and Arcadia Valley (5.5).

Track: St. Vincent sends seven to state

ST. LOUIS - St. Vincent will send seven to the Missouri Class 2 State Track and Field Meet.

Zach Schumer, Isaac Baer, Levi Krauss, John Lipe came in second in the 4x800 meter relay (8:41.79).

Kenzie Graham came in second in the pole-vault (9-0) and placing second.

Robbie Wingerter came in second in the discus (135-04).

Delia Lowman came in fourth in the 400-meter run (1:01.23).

Baseball: St. Vincent tops Bismarck in district contest

PERRYVILLE -- Fourth seed St. Vincent defeated Bismarck 5-2 and Crystal City downed Meadow Heights 14-5 in the Class 2 District 3 Tournament at St. Vincent Saturday.

Valle plays St. Vincent today at 4 p.m.

Second-seed Kingston plays third seed Crystal City today at 6 p.m.

The championship game will be played at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

May 16, 2014

Dix signs with Southwest Tennessee

From a news release

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville High School senior Grant Dix has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Southwest Tennessee Community College Saluqis in Memphis.

Grant (front , center) is pictured with his parents Rich and Sue Dix and PHS athletic director Jeff Steffens (back, left) and PHS Head Baseball Coach Don O’Keefe (back, right).

Dix has played baseball all four years of high school, as well as basketball and football. He plays second base for the Perryville Pirates, and will probably play that position for the Saluqis.

Cardinals announce time for postponed Cubs game

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – Following the postponement of last night’s rained-out game with the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals have announced that the teams will make up the game on Saturday, August 30th at 1:15 p.m. CT as part of a day/night split doubleheader. Fans holding tickets for last night’s game should use those same tickets for admittance to the newly rescheduled 1:15 p.m. make-up game.

The originally-scheduled 6:15 p.m. game on August 30th has been changed to a 7:15 p.m. first pitch to accommodate the make-up game. Fans holding tickets for the August 30th night game should still use those same tickets for admittance to the night game.

Tickets are available for both games at cardinals.com.

May 15, 2014

More tickets available for the Purina ‘pooches in the ballpark’

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – Due to high demand, the St. Louis Cardinals are releasing an additional 400 tickets for the 10th Purina Pooches in the Ballpark baseball game on Saturday, June 14.

These tickets will be located in two sections of the Right Field Pavilion (328 and 329). Unlike the all-inclusive Pooches in the Ballpark tickets, which sold out in less than 3 days, these tickets will require one ticket for the owner and one ticket for the dog; however, ticket holders will still participate in the pre-game parade around the field, receive consideration in the canine costume contest, and take home the commemorative Pooches in the Ballpark t-shirt, bandana and Purina/Cardinals branded blanket (the stadium-wide promotional giveaway for the game).

The cost per ticket is $40 ($80 total for one owner and one dog) and can be purchased at cardinals.com/pooches beginning on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Upwards of 400 four-legged Cardinal fans are expected to be at Busch Stadium for the game. The second-ever Pooches in the Ballpark night game, against the Washington Nationals, will be an evening of fun-filled events including:

· Canine Cardinals Fan Costume Parade 4:45 p.m.

o All four-legged ticket holders (and their owners) will show off their favorite Cardinals gear in a pre-game costume parade on the Busch Stadium field.

· Purina® Pro Plan® Performance Team 5:00 p.m.

o Watch as these incredibly talented, athletic canines snatch flying discs out of the air while performing some amazing tricks. The Purina Pro Plan Performance Team travels across the country performing at sporting events, on television shows and a variety of other public events.

· Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark 6:15 p.m.

o 400 canine Cardinals fans will join their owners in the designated Pooches in the Ballpark sections of Busch Stadium to cheer on a victory against the Washington Nationals.

· Additionally, 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a Purina/Cardinals branded blanket at gates.

WHEN: Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 16. To purchase tickets and learn more about the game day,

please go to cardinals.com/pooches. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

HOW: Visit cardinals.com/pooches for more information about purchasing tickets.

WHO: Purina® and Schnucks® are proud to once again sponsor this fun-filled hometown event the whole family can enjoy – including

our beloved four-legged Cardinals fans.

May 14, 2014

Cardinals announce pitching changes

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced changes to their pitching staff yesterday, recalling left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman and right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (left shoulder strain) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and that right-handed reliever Eric Fornataro was optioned to Memphis.

Freeman, 26, who has appeared in 37 combined games (1-2, 4.18 ERA) with the Cardinals over the 2012 and 2013 seasons, was 0-1 with a 3.78 ERA in 13 games (16.2 IP) for Memphis this season. The 6-1, 165-pound lefty has allowed just two earned runs (1.50 ERA) over his last 10 appearances dating to April 12, striking out 16 batters in 12.0 IP.

Rondon, 26, who has spent eight-plus seasons in the minors, will be making his Major League debut with his first game appearance. The Calabozo, Venezuela native is a product of the Cardinals former Venezuelan Summer League team where he began his professional career in 2006 after signing as a non-drafted international free-agent in July of that year.

The 6-1, 215-pound Rondon was 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 11 games (14.1 IP) at Memphis this season. He has not allowed an earned run in his past five games (8.0 IP) since April 25.

Freeman will wear uniform no. 71 and Rondon will wear no. 68. Both players were expected to be in uniform for last night’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

Jason Motte and Cardinals partner to strike out cancer

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, September 2nd, the Cardinals and pitcher Jason Motte will join forces to fight cancer during the 2014 Strike Out Cancer Theme Night at Busch.

Fans who purchase the special Strike Out Cancer Theme Ticket will receive a ticket to that night’s game (7:15 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) as well as a one-of-a-kind Jason Motte bobblehead featuring the Cardinals pitcher in his popular "K Cancer" t-shirt. Fans may also purchase a VIP ticket for Strike Out Cancer Night which includes a pre-game meet-and-greet with Jason Motte (one autograph per VIP ticket), in addition to the game ticket and bobblehead. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit childhood cancer research in St. Louis.

"Fan support for the Strike Out Cancer effort has been amazing," said Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte. "I’m really looking forward to our night at the ballpark as it promises to be a nice way to honor cancer survivors, support those still fighting their battle, and remember those we have lost."

What began in 2010 as a small idea to provide support for cancer patients has evolved into the mission of the Jason Motte Foundation led by Jason and his wife Caitlin. In addition to the Theme Night and hosting annual fundraisers in Memphis, Tennessee, the Foundation partnered with locally-based t-shirt company 108 Stitches last year to produce a "K Cancer" t-shirt which benefits the cause. Earlier this year, Jason and 108 Stitches rolled out t-shirts league-wide in every team’s colors. Each t-shirt is promoted by a different player who agreed to join Motte’s effort. For each shirt sold, $5 will go to the Jason Motte Foundation and $5 to a charity of that player's choice.

"At the end of the day, we’re just trying to get the word out and raise money to help," said Motte. "I’m fortunate to have this platform and to be able to do my part to give back."

Tickets for the Theme Night are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme.

Strike Out Cancer Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2014 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pre-game event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Tickets at cardinals.com/theme.

About the Jason Motte Foundation

The mission of the Jason Motte Foundation is to provide comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. The seed for the Jason Motte Foundation was planted in the fall of 2010 when Jason and Caitlin Motte asked, "what can we do to help?" At the time, Caitlin’s grandfather, Lynn Doyle, was a cancer patient at The West Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Jason and Caitlin saw a sign that mentioned a need for blankets and wondered what more they could do to help. That question led to the formation of the Strike Out Cancer with Jason Motte Foundation. The Motte family uses the monies raised towards research all while providing comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. To learn more, visit jasonmottefoundation.org.

Cardinals announce details for Christian Day

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the 24th Annual Christian Day at the Ballpark on Saturday, August 2nd which features a post-game program with keynote speaker Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL whose bestselling book Lone Survivor inspired the 2013 motion picture of the same name.

Christian Day at the Ballpark is a day of faith, fellowship, and baseball, which begins when the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:15 p.m. Following the game, all fans are encouraged to stay for a special post-game program emceed by broadcaster Rick Horton featuring Luttrell and Cardinal players sharing their testimonies in faith. A popular event every season, past Christian Day events have included featured speakers such as Willie Robertson, Lou Brock, Mike Singletary, Kurt Warner, Tony Dungy, Mike Matheny and Adam Wainwright.

"Christian Day is a wonderful day of faith and baseball that we look forward to every summer. This year we are extremely honored to have Marcus Luttrell joining us at Busch Stadium to share his incredible story," said Joe Strohm, Vice President of Ticket Sales.

In 2005, during Operation Redwing’s mission to gather intelligence on a Taliban leader with ties to Osama bin Laden, Luttrell’s four-man team of Navy SEALs was ambushed on a remote ridge. Heavily outnumbered, Marcus Luttrell and his teammates valiantly fought for hours, displaying characteristic SEAL determination and bravery, until Luttrell was the last man standing. Badly wounded, it would be five nights after the nightmare began before Luttrell was rescued.

To honor his lost comrades, Luttrell established the Lone Survivor Foundation dedicated to honoring and remembering American warriors by providing unique educational, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces service members and families.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/christianday. Both individual and group tickets are available for the event through this page. All fans are invited to stay for the post-game program, regardless of ticket-type.

May 13, 2014

Baseball: Saxony downs Meadow Heights

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (10-12) went on the road and shut out Meadow Heights.

Conrad Bonney threw a complete game shut out for Saxony. Bonney allowed five hits and struck out eight.

Bonney and Jack Lake both had two hits each for Saxony. Lake, Luke LeGrand and Paris Johnson all doubled for Saxony.

Yamnitz had three hits including a double for Meadow Heights. Cook also doubled for Meadow Heights.

Welker took the loss on the mound for Meadow Heights.

Box Score:

Saxon Lutheran 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 = 10 runs 7 hits 2 errors

Meadow Heights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 5 hits 2 errors

WP: Conrad Bonney LP: Welker

2B: LeGrand (SL), Johnson (SL), Lake (SL), Yamnitz (MH), Cook (MH)

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Conrad Bonney 2-4, Jack Lake 2-3. Meadow Heights: Yamnitz 3-4.

Records: Saxony 10-12

Saxony Lutheran plays at Century, Illinois tomorrow at 4:30.

May 12, 2014

Cardinals open homestand with the Cubs tonight

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals are back at Busch and embarking on the first of 19 home games in 23 days over two homestands. The action starts tonight with four games versus the Chicago Cubs, and continues with three-game series against the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks. 2014 All-Star Game balloting begins in-stadium during this jam-packed homestand which is highlighted by six theme nights (including two Scout Nights, Mo Tie Monday, Grant’s Farm Night, Chuck Berry Night and Gardening Night), the Replica 2013 National League Champion’s Trophy giveaway, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest, and more.

Monday, May 12, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:10 p.m.)

In-stadium All-Star Balloting Begins: Ready to #VoteSTL? Ballots for the 2014 All-Star Game are now available inside Busch Stadium. Online voting is also underway at cardinals.com/vote, and fans can vote a total of 25 times online and from mobile devices until Thursday, July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Send your favorite Cardinal players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota by joining the conversation (#VoteSTL) and voting for Matt Adams (#BatAdams), Peter Bourjos (#BourjosForUs), Matt Carpenter (#CarpenterSkills), Allen Craig (#AllStarAllen), Matt Holliday (#HollidayIn), Yadier Molina (#YadiYadiYadi), Jhonny Peralta (#JhonnyBeGood) and Kolten Wong (#VoteInKolten).

Ceremonial Pitches: Prior to the game, ceremonial pitches will be thrown by former Rams player and Professional Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams; Miss Missouri 2014 Erica Sturdefant; and Koko Kondo, a Hiroshima A-bomb survivor, peace advocate and Webster University commencement speaker.

‘Mo Tie Monday’ Theme Tickets: Fans can dress as sharply as General Manager John Mozeliak with the purchase of a themed ticket for the first-ever Mo Tie Monday. Each special Mo Tie Monday ticket comes with a limited-edition Cardinals bowtie. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Cardinals Care. Fans may also purchase a VIP ticket which includes the game ticket, bowtie and a pre-game Q&A with Mozeliak, starting with a bowtie-tying tutorial. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the bowtie is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the bowtie. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Radio Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on AM 980 KSGM and other affiliates of the Cardinals Radio Network.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and to a national audience on ESPN.

Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Boy Scout and Girl Scout Night at Busch Stadium. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a badge. While tickets for this Theme Night are sold out, fans may purchase tickets for a second Scout Night on May 20th at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the patch is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Scouts who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2013 schedule features 15 local bands over the course of five nights, at five different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Cardboard Room, SOMA, and Unifyah. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

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Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts during this game as well as on May 16th and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Grant’s Farm Theme Night: The Cardinals are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Grant’s Farm – Anheuser Busch’s nationally recognized family attraction and St. Louis tradition. Each special Grant’s Farm Night ticket comes with a limited-edition Cardinals camel t-shirt for the event’s "Hump Day" festivities. Prior to the game, fans will have the opportunity to see a variety of small animals and have their picture taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale in Ford Plaza. Fans can even see three camels in the Busch II infield at Ballpark Village before the game. Grant’s Farm’s newly refurbished tram will take a lap around the warning track at approximately 6:30 p.m. before former Cardinal Wally Moon throws out the ceremonial pitch. Moon was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1954, the same year Grant’s Farm opened. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the t-shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Ceremonial Pitch: Gata Kamsky, an International Grandmaster from Russia, 20-year world elite chess player, and the reigning U.S. Chess Champion will throw the ceremonial pitch.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Friday, May 16, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (7:15 p.m.)

2013 Replica National League Champions Trophy: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 6.5" tall replica of the National League Champions Trophy. Presented by Ameren Missouri. (#CardsPromo)

Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder, Rick Ankiel, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

Ceremonial Pitch: Prior to the game, talk show host Wendy Williams will throw the ceremonial pitch.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts on May 13th, May 16th, and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)

Cardinals Beverage Jug: 25,000 ticketed-fans will take home a Cardinals beverage jug, courtesy of Powerade. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinals Care Jersey Day: All fans can purchase scratch-off tickets from roaming volunteers for a chance to win a game-used Cardinals jersey from today's game. Proceeds benefit Cardinals Care.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest: Nathan’s Famous is making a stop at Busch Stadium for an official 2014 qualifying event for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island. The official qualifying event will take place at 12 p.m. on May 17 and is part of more than a dozen contests in cities across the United States. World champion Joey Chestnut will be on hand to oversee the 10-minute, all-you-can-eat contest, which will take place around noon in Ford Plaza and feature top-ranked eaters, including world matzo ball, donut and green pea-eating champion, "Badlands" Booker, as well as Sean Gordon, Matthew Raible and Josh Miller. Joey Chestnut will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. The top male and top female finishers will earn a spot to compete in the finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Brooklyn, NY. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., set the world record by eating 69 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes in 2013, and he will seek his eighth straight title this year. Along with Joey Chestnut, a group of students from Keysor Elementary School and their principal, Dr. Bryan Painter, will be attending the game. The school and surrounding Kirkwood community were honored with a fun, carnival-like event in Ford Plaza before noon as part of Nathan’s and KaBOOM!’s new program, Ready. Set. Play., which celebrates active play and the organizations that facilitate it for children. MEDIA OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE by emailing communications@cardinals.com.

Rooftop Broadcast: FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast today’s game live from the new AT&T Rooftop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Sunday, May 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)

Matt Carpenter Kids Bat: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a 28" Matt Carpenter bat, courtesy of Rawlings. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: The Cardinal Wives will be raising money to support breast cancer research by selling grab bags of autographed baseballs during the game. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 3, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen® St. Louis whose mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Honorary Bat Girl: The Cardinals are proud to present Karen Neal as the winner of the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest. The MLB campaign recognizes baseball fans that have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Karen, a wife, mom, math teacher and inspiration, is currently battling an aggressive inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis with chemo, a double mastectomy and a third round of radiation. As our Honorary Bat Girl, Karen will take part in pre-game activities and be honored during an on-field ceremony. You can read Karen’s story and meet the other club representatives at HonoraryBatGirl.com.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Boy Scout and Girl Scout Night at Busch Stadium. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a badge. Tickets are available at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the patch is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Scouts who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts on May 13th, May 16th, and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Chuck Berry Theme Night: Chuck Berry Night celebrates rock-and-roll legend and St. Louis native Chuck Berry. All fans who purchase the special themed ticket will receive an exclusive Chuck Berry bobblehead. Fans can also purchase a VIP ticket which includes a pre-game meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, in addition to the bobblehead and game ticket. All fans will have the opportunity to see Chuck Berry during his pre-game on-field ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the bobblehead is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the bobblehead. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Thursday, May 22, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:15 p.m.)

Gardening Theme Night: Fans purchasing this special themed ticket will take home their very own, limited edition, Cardinals Garden Gnome. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the gnome is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the gnome. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

More Fan Fun

Cardinals Nation – Restaurant, Museum, Hall of Fame, Retail and Rooftop Seating

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation allows fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. Learn more at cardinalsnation.com.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: The two-story restaurant featuring three patio decks, four full-service bars and more than 50 flat-screen TVs is filled with Cardinals history and memories. Bringing an old school vibe to a contemporary dining experience, the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar is great for family, friends and fans of all ages. The Restaurant is open daily 11 a.m. – midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 314.345.9880 or by going online to cardinalsnation.com. On game days, the 2nd floor will feature a buffet. Fans are encouraged to make reservations, however walk-ins will be seated as tables become available. There are also private rooms that can be reserved. For more information, visit the website. (#CardsNation)

Cardinals Authentics Shop: Fans will find that gearing up for baseball just got easier with the debut of a new 800 square foot Cardinals Authentics Shop located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation adjacent to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar. With the grand opening of Cardinals Nation Authentics, there are now two locations to shop for genuine Cardinals gear and own a piece of St. Louis history! Both Cardinals Authentics locations (inside Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium in the Ford Plaza north of Gate 6) specialize in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed collectibles and memorabilia direct from the club. Both stores offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The new Shop also serves as a gift shop with great souvenirs from the Museum. The Cardinals Nations Authentics Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On game nights, the shop will remain open one hour post game. (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Museum: Few franchises have the acclaim and heritage of the St. Louis Cardinals, and that history lives here, in the new Cardinals Museum. Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum's seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Hall of Fame: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones settles in its permanent home inside Cardinals Nation. Created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, the Cardinals Hall of Fame gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about these Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the new Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones, will always be accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open. (#CardsHOF)

AT&T Rooftop: Featuring over 330 seats on 2 decks, the all-inclusive AT&T Rooftop ballgame experience features a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and full service bar as well as complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether cheering on the Birds in a sea of red or hosting a private event, the AT&T Rooftop is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. To purchase all-inclusive game-day tickets or to book an event, visit cardinalsnation.com. Fans should use the 8th Street or west entrance for game day or private event access to AT&T Rooftop.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

New this season, the St. Louis Cardinals Official Media Guide is available for fans to purchase online. Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2014 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Magazine Featuring Trevor Rosenthal Now On Sale!

The highly anticipated new edition of Cardinals Magazine features fan favorite Trevor Rosenthal on the cover, exploring the right-hander’s rise from minor league starter to big-league closer—all guided by an upbeat personality that serves him well as he navigates the pressures of being the team’s closer. Also inside this jam-packed issue is an up-close look at the prized equipment and apparel for several Cardinals, including Yadier Molina, Jon Jay, Matt Adams and Joe Kelly, a first-hand account of watching a game from the rooftop of Ballpark Village and touring the new Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and a profile on baseball pioneer and former Cards’ owner Helene Britton—the first female owner in the history of major league baseball. Loaded with additional content, Issue 2 includes an extensive photo gallery from Opening Day, an examination of the organization’s extensive outfield depth, Adam Wainwright’s latest journal entry, a Rosenthal wall poster, and much more!

Purchase your copy during this exciting stretch of 19 home games in 23 days; it’s now on sale with the 2014 Official Scorecard for just $5 at all stadium gates. This issue is also available for purchase at the team store, Cardinals Authentics inside Ballpark Village and numerous St. Louis area retailers. Start a subscription today ($35 for print; $25 for digital with exclusive photo galleries and videos) by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/magazine. (#CardsMag)

Official 2014 Scorecard

Also on sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. This year’s edition commemorates the franchise’s 19th NL Pennant and the opening of Ballpark Village. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the "Cardinal Way"—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways (#CardsCare):

Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 7th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k. (#CardsCare6K)

Cardinals for the Cure: The Cardinals are teaming up with fans again this year for the 17th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Fans should visit cardinals.com/komen for more information or to join the St. Louis Cardinals’ Team. The first 3,000 participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals t-shirt.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details. (#Fredbird)

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green. (#4AGreenerGame)

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. In 2013, over 50% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less, thanks to dynamic pricing. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

May 9, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to visiting Bell City

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-10) fell to Bell City at home 9-8.

Saxony trailed 8-2 after two innings only to scratch back into the game but losing by one run.

Nathan Hurst tripled, doubled and singled for Saxony. Jack Lake and Chase Steffens added two hits each for Saxony.

Paris Johnson took the loss on the mound for Saxony.

Box Score

Bell City 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 = 9 runs 9 hits 2 errors

Saxony 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 = 8 runs 8 hits 4 errors

WP: Bobby Wright LP: Paris Johnson

3B: Nathan Hurst (SL) 2B: Nathan Hurst (SL) Chase Steffens (SL)

Leading Hitters: Hurst 3-4, Steffens 2-3 , Jack Lake 2-4

Records: Saxony 9-10

The Crusaders play a double header at Charleston Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Shooting Starz Gymnastics announces promotions

PERRYVILLE -- Shooting Starz Gymnastics of Perryville recently promoted the following students to a new level of gymnastics/tumbling classes. Congrats to all!

Pictured front row, left to right: Joella Eggemeyer-advanced tumbling, Maysa Schindler-advanced gymnastics, Aidan McKinney-intermediate gymnastics, Barrett Wheeler-level 1, Kate Rowland-advanced gymnastics, and Emmalee Mueller-intermediate gymnastics. Back row, left to right: Paige Berkbigler-intermediate, Sarah Niswonger-advanced gymnastics, Maggie Caby-advanced tumbling, Skyler White-intermediate, Wakana Hashizume-intermediate, and Anna Rehagen-intermediate.

Soccer: PHS 5, Hillsboro 1

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at Hillsboro 5-1Thursday.

The Lady Pirates host Poplar Bluff Monday.

May 8, 2014

Soccer: SVHS wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won at De Soto 5-0.

The Lady Indians host Farmington Monday.

May 7, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran falls to Oak Ridge

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-9) fell to Oak Ridge on the road 2-0 on 5/6.

Chase Steffens pitched a complete game allowing two runs on five hits. Steffens struck out 10.

Conrad Bonney, Paris Johnson, Chase Steffens, Luke LeGrand and Dano Drury all had hits for Saxony.

Brown got the complete game win for Oak Ridge. He allowed no runs on five hits and struck out six.

Jake LeGrand had two hits for Oak Ridge.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 5 hits 3 errors

Oak Ridge 0 1 1 0 0 0 x = 2 runs 5 hits 1 error

WP: Brown LP: Steffens

2B: Brown (OR) Ryan Below (OR)

Leading Hitters: Oak RIdge- Jack LeGrand 2-

Records: Saxony 9-9 Oak RIdge 8-5

The Crusaders have a double header at Charleston Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rodriguez and Cooney earn Minor League honors

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for April by honoring infielder Jonathan Rodriguez at Springfield (AA) and left-handed starting pitcher Tim Cooney at Memphis (AAA) for their accomplishments on the field.

Rodriguez, 24, the Cardinals 17th round (519th overall) selection out of the Manatee Community College in the 2009 first-year player draft, batted .346 (27-78) with nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI during the month while posting a 1.059 on-base plus slugging percentage. Rodriguez’s 1.059 OPS ranked second in the Texas League and seventh among all Double-A players. He was named the Texas League Player of the Week for April 21-27 batting .519 for the week with six doubles. Rodriguez tallied eight multi-hit games out of 21 games with four three-hit games. The San Juan, Puerto Rico, native earned his second career monthly award as he was the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month in June of 2013.

"Jonathan started strong both defensively and offensively in Springfield, hitting for average and showing his power potential," said Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque.

Cooney, 23, the Cardinals 3rd round (117th overall) selection out of Wake Forest University in the 2012 first-year player draft, was 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA over five starts at Memphis. The southpaw won his first three starts at Memphis and hurled four quality starts. The Collegeville, Pa., native struck out nine batters in his 2014 season debut and held opposing batters to a .120 batting average (3-25) with runners in scoring position.

"Tim put together an impressive month in Memphis, with a solid 30 innings in 5 starts," said LaRocque.

May 6, 2014

Baseball: Saxony edges Advance 15-13

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-8) overcame an early 7-0 deficit and came back to beat Advance 15-13.

Saxony scored four sixth inning runs to complete the comeback.

Chase Steffens had two doubles and four RBI's to lead Saxony's 10 hit attack.

Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst also had two hits each for Saxony.

Steffens also pitched a scoreless 7th inning to pick up the save.

Dano Drury got the win for Saxony.

Lane Below, Mayo and Miles had two hits each for Advance.

Box Score:

Advance 7 0 0 0 4 2 0 = 13 runs 8 hits 6 errors

Saxony 0 3 0 7 1 4 x = 15 runs 10 hits 9 errors

WP: Dano Drury LP: Walker

2B: Lane Below (A) Chase Steffens 2 (SL)

Leading hitters: Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-4, Jack Lake 2-4, Nathan Hurst 2-4.. Advance: Lane Below 2-5, Mayo 2-4, Miles 2-4.

Records: Saxony 9-8 Advance 11-11

The Crusaders play at Oak Ridge today at 4.

Golf: SVHS second, SLHS fifth at district golf tourney

PERRYVILLE -- The St. Vincent Indians finished in second place in the Class 1, District 1 Tournament played at the Ste. Genevieve Country Club Monday.

St. Vincent will join tournament winner Barat Academy in the sectional round.

Barat Academy won the tournament with a 337, St. Vincent had a 340, and Bloomfield had a 381 for third. Elsberry came in fourth (388) followed by, Saxony Lutheran (424), Silex (434) and Crystal City (501).

St. Vincent's Levi Gotto shot an even-par 72 to win medalist honors.

Alex Lipe tied for sixth at 86, Zach Heberlie tied for 10th with an 88 and Ethan Holdman came in 19th at 94.

Saxony's Karsten Short qualified as an individual for the sectional round Monday. Short shot an 89.

Kieran Griffin carded a 114, Anton Rhodes shot a 108, Mikayla Schuessler fired a 121, and Joe Rubach came in with a 131.

Golf: PHS ninth in district tournament

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville closed out its season at Class 3 District 1 Tournament at Crowne Point Golf Club at Farmington, as neither the team nor any of the individuals qualified to move on to the sectional round.

The Pirates finished with a 411 as a team, coming in ninth.

Brett Schnurbusch shot a 93 for the two rounds, just two strokes off the cut to qualify for the sectional.

Grant Zoellner and Conner Stark both had a 103, while Chris Ponder had a 112.

May 5, 2014

Baseball: Saxony tops Meadow Heights at home

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (8-8) won at home over Meadow Heights 6-2 on May 2.

Chase Steffens threw a complete game allowing no earned runs on four hits and walking only one to pick up the win for Saxony.

Paris Johnson had two hits and Jack Lake hit a double in Saxony's seven-hit effort.

Brendan Welker pitched 6 1/3 innings for Meadow Heights allowing three earned runs and took the loss for Meadow Heights.

Spencer Bragg had two hits for Meadow Heights.

Box Score:

Meadow Heights 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 = 2 runs 4 hits 5 errors

Saxony Lutheran 1 0 1 1 0 3 x = 6 runs 7 hits 5 errors

WP: Chase Steffens LP: Brendan Welker

2B: Jack Lake (SL) Justin McGuire (MH)

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Paris Johnson 2-4 Meadow Heights: Spencer Bragg 2-3

Record: Saxony 8-8

Saxony hosts Advance today.

Jon Jay and Allen Craig team up for bowling challenge

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals outfielders Jon Jay and Allen Craig have teamed up for the Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl, a charity bowling "party with a purpose" benefiting Great Circle at Flamingo Bowl in downtown St. Louis on Sunday, May 18 from 7-10pm.

"I’ve hosted a celebrity bowling event the past three off-seasons in Miami," Jay said. "I am very excited to bring a similar event to St. Louis during this baseball season."

Jon and Allen will co-host the event along with their wives Nikki Jay and Marie Craig. The evening will feature bowling with Jon, Allen, and many of their teammates as well as hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, DJ music, and more.

"We are proud supporters of the St. Louis community," said Allen and Marie Craig. "We are excited to create a fun evening benefiting the important services provided by Great Circle on a daily basis."

Net proceeds from this year’s Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl will benefit Great Circle, a nonprofit agency that provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. Great Circle provides services in areas of education, autism, emotional/behavioral health, intensive on-campus care, in-home crisis intervention, foster care and adoption, plus specialized programs like outdoor adventure therapy and trauma recovery programs.

"Growing up in St. Louis, I volunteered at Edgewood School (a Great Circle program) while in high school and I’ve reconnected with Great Circle since returning to St. Louis. I look forward to raising funds for an organization so close to my heart," added Nikki Jay.

Sponsorships for the Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl start at $1,000. Bowling teams (up to six people) are $500 and individual event tickets are $75-100. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For sponsorship information, ticketing, and additional event details, please visit jaycraigbowl.com.

"We are fortunate to have so many players like Jon Jay and Allen Craig who generously give back to our community," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "Just like our players’ selfless support of Cardinals Care, this is another example of Cardinals players and their wives going to bat to help others in our community."

Fans can learn more about Cardinals players’ community efforts at cardinals.com/playerscare.

May 2, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Chaffee

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-8) lost a hard fought game to Chaffee 7-5 on May 1

Saxony had a double and two RBI's from Paris Johnson. Conrad Bonney and Nathan Hurst also got hits for Saxony.

Dano Drury went the distance on the mound for Saxony and took the loss. Drury did not walk a batter in seven innings.

Box Score:

Chaffee 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 = 7 runs 15 hits 3 errors

Saxony 1 2 2 0 0 0 0= 5 runs 4 hits 1 error

WP: L. Tenkhoff LP: D. Drury

2B: Paris Johnson (SL)

Records: Saxony 7-8 Chaffee 14-3

May 1, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran falls to Charleston

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-7) got trailed 12-5 after four innings and came back to score five seventh innings run only to come up short in a 13-12 loss at home to Charleston.

Nathan Hurst, Paris Johnson, Tyler Dowdy and Luke LeGrand all had 2 hits each for Saxony. Saxony had 12 hits in the game.

Chase Steffens started for Saxony on the mound and took the loss.

Luke Harris had 3 hits for Charleston. Casey Tatum, Andrew Thompson and Bruce Simmons all added two hits for Charleston. They had 13 hits in the game.

Bruce Simmons went 6 innings on the mound and picked up the win for the Bluejays. Simmons struck out 12 in the game.

Box Score:

Charleston 6 4 1 1 0 1 0 = 13 runs 13 hits 2 errors

Saxony 3 2 0 0 0 2 5 = 12 runs 12 hits 6 errors

WP: Bruce Simmons LP: Chase Steffens

2B: Jack Lake (SL) Tyler Dowdy (SL) Bruce Simmons (C) Corey Adams (C)

Leading hitters: Saxony: Nathan Hurst 2-3, Paris Johnson 2-5, Tyler Dowdy 2-4, Luke LeGrand 2-4.. Charleston: Luke Harris 3-4, Casey Tatum 2-5, Andrew Thompson 2-4, Bruce Simmons 2-5.

Record: Saxony 7-7

The Crusaders host Chaffee today.

Baseball: PHS falls to SGHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed visiting Perryville 5-4 for their seventh straight win.

Perryville plays at Oak Ridge Saturday at 10 a.m.

Golf: PHS 4th, SVHS 7th in conference tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Perryville came in fourth and St. Vincent came in seventh in the JCAA Conference Golf Tournament held Wednesday at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course.

Festus won the tournament with a 363, St. Pius came in second with a 386 and Herculaneum was third at 390. Perryville came in fourth (393), followed by Hillsboro (407), Windsor (417), St. Vincent (420), Grandview (442), De Soto (447) and Crystal City (462)

Individually:

Perryville: Brett Schnurbusch had an 85 to tied for medalist and Garrett Zoellner had a 95. Both were named to the All Conference Team. Mueller had a 106 and Ponder had a 107.

St. Vincent: Zach Heberlie was 14th overall at 97 and was named to the All Conference Team. Alex Lipe had a 102, Ethan Holdman had a 107, Matt Julian had a 114 and Zach Baudendistel had a 116.

Perryville plays in their district tournament at Crown Pointe on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Vincent plays in their district tournament at Ste. Genevieve Monday at 8 a.m.

Golf: SLHS falls to Kelly

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to Kelly 182-216.

Cardinals Hall Of Fame induction class announced

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday that Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon and Marty Marion will be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones on Saturday, August 16th. This is the first induction class since the team dedicated the Cardinals Hall of Fame with an Inaugural Class on Opening Day in St. Louis earlier this month.

"We are proud to enshrine this elite group of Cardinals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the honor of permanently joining the greatest names in Cardinals history in our Hall of Fame," said Bill DeWitt Jr., Cardinals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We congratulate each of them on this tremendous honor and look forward to celebrating their achievements in August during Induction Weekend."

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established as a way to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in Cardinals history, as well as those who have made exceptional contributions to the organization. To be eligible, players must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and must be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years. The eligible pool of players is divided into two categories, ‘modern players’ and ‘veteran players.’ If a player retired more than 40 years prior to the induction year, he is classified as a veteran player.

Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame is permanently enshrined in the new Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones that is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team’s new museum. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public. The plaques

that adorn the gallery are being produced by Matthews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

On Opening Day, the Cardinals dedicated the Hall of Fame with an Inaugural Class, consisting of 22 Cardinals who are either enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as Cardinals or whose number has been retired by the club. The 2014 Induction Class is the first class to be inducted into the new Hall of Fame that was selected via a formal process which includes fans, baseball experts and the team.

"We want to thank our fans and the Red Ribbon Panel for choosing an outstanding first induction class," said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. "It wasn’t easy to make a selection from a list of the truly greatest players in team history."

Chosen by the fans, McGee and Edmonds were the top two vote-getters in the first-ever online Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot presented by Edward Jones. The ballot, which also included Cardinals legends Bob Forsch, Keith Hernandez, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Ted Simmons and Joe Torre, was selected by a Red Ribbon Panel of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process. Nearly 80,000 votes were cast by Cardinals fans over the seven-week voting period.

In addition to nominating modern players for fan balloting, the Red Ribbon Panel of Cardinals baseball experts also elected legendary shortstop Marty Marion, a veteran player, for induction using a secret ballot process. Marion, the 1944 National League Most Valuable Player and seven-time All-Star, played 11 seasons with the Cardinals including three World Championship seasons in 1942, ’44 and ’46.

Independent of the Red Ribbon Panel selection process, the Cardinals organization retained the right to annually induct an individual who has been an important figure in Cardinals history and whose contributions to the franchise warrant induction. This year’s selection is Mike Shannon, a lifelong St. Louisan who has been part of the Cardinals family for more than half a century. Mike had a notable playing career with the team followed by more than 40 years in the radio booth as one of most popular broadcasters in team history.

The 2014 Cardinals Induction Class will be formally enshrined at a ceremony on Saturday, August 16th during the 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

Following is a description of each Inductee’s career as a Cardinal:

Jim Edmonds (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

Jim Edmonds joined the Cardinals in 2000 and played eight seasons, making the postseason in six of them and playing in two World Series, winning in 2006. The three-time All-Star won six consecutive Gold Gloves from 2000-05. He ranks 4th on the Cardinals all-time home run list with 241 and hit the game-ending home run in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS.

Willie McGee (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

Willie McGee played in 13 seasons with the Cardinals, playing in 1661 games, 9th all-time in franchise history. He was a four-time All-Star, won three Gold Gloves and was the 1985 National League MVP with league leading marks of a .353 batting average, 18 triples and 216 hits, while stealing 56 bases. McGee played in three World Series, winning as a rookie in 1982 when he finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting. He is one of six players to steal over 300 bases with the Cardinals, swiping 301.

Mike Shannon (Team Selection)

Mike Shannon played all nine years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1962-70. He was a member the World Championship clubs in 1964 and 1967 and National League champions of 1968, a year in which he was seventh in the NL MVP voting. Shannon hit three home runs in the World Series including his final post-season at bat in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series. He entered the broadcast booth in 1972 following his retirement as a player due to kidney disease. Mike has been an exceptional and extremely popular broadcaster for the Cardinals for 43 years.

Marty Marion (Veteran Era Player – Red Ribbon Panel Selection)

Marty Marion played 11 seasons with the Cardinals and was a seven-time all-star. Known as "Slats" or "The Octopus", he was among the Top 10 in NL MVP voting three times, winning the award during the Cardinals 1944 World Championship season. Marion helped the Cardinals win World Championships in 1942, 1944 and 1946. He played in 23 World Series games and totaled 11 RBI and seven doubles, all among the Top 5 in Cardinals World Series records.

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr., Dizzy Dean, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, Tony La Russa, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth and Bruce Sutter.

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Panel

Tom Ackerman, Frank Cusumano, Derrick Goold, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker, Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch, Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains, Red Schoendienst, Joe Strauss and Brian Walton.

Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum (#CardsMuseum)

The new 8,000 square foot state-of-the art St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises. The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 16,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals Nation (#CardsNation)

The first phase of Ballpark Village is anchored by a first-of-its-kind 34,000 square foot venue on four levels called Cardinals Nation. Cardinals Nation is comprised of four key elements: a two-story restaurant and bar, an 8,000 square foot world-class Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, a Cardinals Authentics retail store featuring game used memorabilia on the first floor, and a 330-seat roof top deck with spectacular game views and an all-inclusive experience unlike anything in baseball today. The Cardinals Nation restaurant features a high-energy, memorabilia-infused space designed by the internationally acclaimed Jeffrey Beers International. There are three separate patios, two large bars, and unparalleled sports viewing with large flat screen TVs and other multimedia features. Cardinals Nation sets a new standard for sports-inspired restaurants. The AT&T Rooftop at Cardinals Nation features ticketed seats looking into Busch Stadium and includes amenities such as all-inclusive food and beverage, a complimentary ticket to the Cardinals museum, Busch Stadium audio/visual feeds, and access to other areas within Ballpark Village. Cardinals Nation is the official headquarters for Cardinals fans who want to stay connected to the team year-round.

Ballpark Village (#BallparkVillage)

The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals’ vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed, $411 million Busch Stadium in 2006. Ballpark Village is a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies. Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the first master-planned mixed-use development designed to complement the excitement and energy of the Major League Baseball game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls. For more information about Ballpark Village, go to cardinals.com/ballparkvillage or stlballparkvillage.com.

April 30, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran defeats Bell City 8-6

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-6) scored five runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and beat Bell City 8-6 Tuesday.

Saxony trailed 6-3 going into the seventh inning and got five hits in a row from: Nathan Hurst, Chase Steffens, Jack Lake, Paris Johnson and Tyler Dowdy to complete a five run seventh and secure the comeback win 8-6.

Conrad Bonney went 4 1/3 innings on the mound and Paris Johnson came on to pitch the final 2 1/3 innings. Johnson allowed no runs and picked up the win for Saxony.

Jack Lake, Tyler Dowdy and Luke LeGrand each had two hits each for Saxony. Saxony had 10 hits in the game.

Aaron Smith, Cole Nichols and Bobby Wright all had 3 hits each for Bell City. Austin Hicks added two hits. Bell City had 11 hits in the game.

Austin Hicks went 6 1/3 innings on the mound and took the loss for Bell City.

The Crusaders host Chaffee tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 = 8 runs 10 hits 1 error

Bell City 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 = 6 runs 11 hits 4 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Austin Hicks

2B: Conrad Bonney (SL) Aaron Smith (BC)

Hitting Leaders: Saxony: Jack Lake 2-4, Tyler Dowdy 2-4, Luke LeGrand 2-4.. Bell City: Aaron Smith 3-4, Bobby Wright 3-4, Cole Nichols 3-4, Austin Hicks 2-4.

Records: Saxony Lutheran 7-6

Baseball: PHS tops Jackson

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Jackson 5-1 in eight innings Tuesday.

The Pirates play at Ste. Genevieve today.

Soccer: PHS tops Sikeston 3-2

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Sikeston 3-2 in double overtime.

The Lady Pirates host Saxony Lutheran Thursday at 5:30.

Soccer: SLHS falls to Notre Dame

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to Notre Dame 1-0 Tuesday.

April 25, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to St. Pius

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran went 10 innings vs St. Pius Thursday before falling 10-6.

Chase Steffens had four hits for Saxony including two doubles. Conrad Bonney added two hits for Saxony. Saxony had nine hits in the game.

Saxony scored three runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 5-5.

Saxony had men on first and second in the bottom of the seventh and ninth but could not score the winning run.

Box Score:

St Pius 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 = 10 runs 13 hits 3 errors

Saxony 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 + 6 runs 9 hits 1 error

WP: Brewer LP: Steffens

Leading Hitters: Chase Steffens 4-5 Conrad Bonney 2-6

2B: Steffens (2) Luke LeGrand 1

The 6-6 Crusaders play at Bell City Tuesday at 4 p.m.

April 24, 2014

Golf: SVHS 9th, PHS 10th in 16-team match at Crown Pointe

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent came in ninth and Perryville was 10th in the Invitational Golf Match held Tuesday at Crown Pointe in Farmington.

Whitfield won the event with a 316, Farmington was second at 328 and Sikeston came in third at 346. Park Hills was fourth (348), followed by Potosi (348), North County (355), St. Pius (368), Festus (369), St. Vincent (372), Perryville (377), Fredericktown (388), Hillsboro (393), Herculaneum (409), Windsor (410) De Soto (452) and Crystal City (454).

Individually for St. Vincent: Levi Gotto had an 80, Alex Lipe had an 88, Zach Heberlie had a 93, Ethan Holdman had a 111 and Matt Julian had a115.

Perryville’s individual scores were not reported.

Perryville plays at Pallo's Friday at 4 p.m.

St. Vincent is off until the conference tournament on Wednesday, April 30th.

Soccer: PHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost at Notre Dame 3-1.

The Lady Pirates host Festus today at 5 p.m.

April 23, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Oran

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (6-5) fell to Oran on Tuesday April 22 by a score of 21-10.

Chase Steffens and Jack Lake both had two hits for Saxony. Steffens doubled. Saxony had 10 hits in the game.

Lake and Jake Wyatt both had 2 RBI's for Saxony.

Paris Johnson started on the mound for Saxony and took the loss.

Box Score:

Oran 3 0 (10) 3 5 = 21 runs 14 hits 4 errors

Saxony 3 0 6 0 1 = 10 runs 10 hits 7 errors

WP: Seth Ressel LP: Paris Johnson

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-4, Jack Lake 2-2

2B: Steffens, Jake Wyatt

Records: Saxony 6-5

The Crusaders host St. Pius tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Baseball: SVHS falls to Oak Ridge

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent fell to visiting Oak Ridge 7-4.

The Indians play at Crystal City tomorrow at 4:30.

April 22, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran shuts out Eagle Ridge twice

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran won both ends of a double header Monday with visiting Eagle Ridge.

Saxony won the first game 11-0 and won the second 14-0.

Saxony Lutheran (5-4) scored nine runs in the first two innings in the first game and went on to beat Eagle Ridge 11-0.

Conrad Bonney went the distance on the mound to get the win for Saxony. Bonney allowed two hits and struck out eight.

Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst each had two hits for Saxony. Lake had three RBI's and Hurst tripled in the game.

Lane Henson took the loss for Eagle Ridge.

Box Score:

Eagle Ridge 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 2 hits 4 errors

Saxony 4 5 2 0 x = 11 runs 9 hits 0 errors

WP: Conrad Bonney LP: Lane Henson

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Jack Lake 2-3, Nathan Hurst 2-2

Records: Saxony 5-4

Saxony Lutheran (6-4) scored in every inning and went on to beat Eagle Ridge 14-0 in game two.

Dano Drury went the distance on the mound for Saxony and picked up the win. Drury allowed three hits and struck out six.

Conrad Bonney had three hits for Saxony while Luke LeGrand and Paris Johnson each added two hits. Bonney and LeGrand both doubled in the game.

Lane Henson had two hits, including a double for Eagle Ridge.

Josh King took the loss on the mound for Eagle Ridge.

Box Score:

Eagle Ridge 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 3 hits 6 errors

Saxony 3 4 5 2 x = 14 runs 11 hits 0 errors

WP: Dano Drury LP: Josh King

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Conrad Bonney 3-4, Paris Johnson 2-3, Luke LeGrand 2-2.. Eagle Ridge: Lane Henson 2-2.

Records: Saxony 6-4

The Crusaders host Oran today at 4:30.

Golf: St. Vincent second, Saxony third in tri-match

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent came in second in a tri-match with Notre Dame and Saxony Lutheran at the Bent Creek Golf Course.

Notre Dame won it with a 152. The Indians had a 197 and the Crusaders had a 237.

Levi Gotto led the Indians with a 40, Alex Lipe had a 47, Ethan Holdman had a 54, Brett Lottes had a 55, Zach Heberlie had a 56, Matt Julian had a 68 and Zach Baudendistel had a 69.

St. Vincent is now 7-5 overall .

Soccer: PHS wins at North County

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at North County 10-0.

The Lady Pirates play at Notre Dame tomorrow at 4:30.

April 18, 2014

Soccer: PHS ties Westminster Christian

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville played Westminster Christian to a 1-1 tie in the Hillsboro Tournament.

The tournament continues today.

Hennemann will cheerlead for Missouri Baptist

PERRYVILLE -- Caley Hennemann has signed a letter of intent to join the Missouri Baptist University cheerleading team. She is the daughter of Gina and Carey Sutterer, and Kent Hennemann, all of Perryville.

Hennemann is pictured (front, center) with her mom Gina and dad Kent. Back - PHS Athletic Director Jeff Steffens, MBU Head Cheerleading Coach Jessica Johnson, MBU Assistant Cheerleading Coach Vanessa Gallas, and PHS Cheer Coach Rachael Larsen.

Caley, who is a back base, has cheered at District 32 since joining the seventh grade cheerleading squad at Perry County Middle School.

She tried out for the MBU Spirit Squad on Feb. 16.

"I found out that same day that I'd made the squad," she said. "I was so excited, and I can't wait to begin."

The MBU Spirit Squad cheers at home games for football and men's and women's basketball.

At PHS, she is a member of National Honor Society and Chamber Choir.

She will graduate from PHS on May 23.

Craft and Lukefahr will cheerlead for SEMO

PERRYVILLE – Perryville High School seniors Megan Craft and Makenda Lukefahr have earned a spot on the Southeast Missouri State University Cheerleading team.

Megan (left in photo) is the daughter of Wayne and Gail Craft, and Makenda is the daughter of Randy and Tina Adams.

The two have cheered together since earning spots on the seventh grade squad at Perry County Middle School, and they attended the SEMO Cheer auditions together. Makenda is a flyer and Megan is a base.

"There were 32 cheerleaders trying out for 20 spots," Makenda said. "Seven returning cheerleaders made it. When we saw our numbers on the board, which meant we had made the squad, we both started crying."

Megan said the audition was tough. "We ran, did sit ups, bench, had a weigh in and had to show our ability to learn stunts and our flexibility," she said.

They will cheer at all Southeast Missouri State University gymnastic meets, volleyball matches, football games and men's and women's basketball games.

The girls will graduate from Perryville High School on May 23.

Both are members of the National Honor Society.

Makenda said she has most enjoyed the competition and traveling as a PHS cheerleader, while Megan said she's most enjoyed making great friends.

Both have been accepted into the RN program at Southeast.

PHS sends three to BA All Star Extravaganza

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville High School student athletes Allison Moldenhauer, Collin Schirmir, and Kaylie Hadler represented Perryville High School in the annual BA All Star Extravaganza on Saturday, April 5 at Dexter.

Allison Moldenhauer, Collin Schirmir and Kaylie Hadler

"Collin and Allison were honored for basketball and Kaylie for volleyball," said PHS Volleyball Coach David Mirly.

"Coverage area is from Ste. Genevieve to the north, clearwater to the West, and the Missouri / Arkansas line to the south for 65 total schools," Mirly explained. "To be on the team you must be selected from the coaches you participate against. The top 24 athletes from each sport are recognized. Making this team is quite an honor."

Cardinals host 5th Annual Green Week at Busch

ST. LOUIS – In celebration of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, the St. Louis Cardinals will host their 5th annual Green Week (#4aGreenerGame), April 22 through April 30, with activities designed to promote recycling, both inside and outside of Busch Stadium. Following is a listing of the week’s events:

MERS/Goodwill Computer E-Cycling Drive on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Cardinals will host a computer and electronics recycling and general donations drive in collaboration with Goodwill. Fans may drop off unused or unwanted computers and electronic equipment at trailers in Parking Lot C, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40. All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, AV equipment including cable and satellite boxes, and any other electronic devices and general donations will be accepted in any condition. Goodwill will also accept any of your clothing, furniture, home décor, and housewares. All donations are tax deductible, and Goodwill will provide receipts for items donated. In return, fans donating will receive a voucher good for half off Cardinals tickets. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit cardinals.com/greenweek or mersgoodwill.org. The revenue generated from the sale of your donations is used to further MERS/Goodwill’s mission of providing opportunities for persons with barriers to employment to work and live more independently in the community. The primary focus and success of MERS/Goodwill’s employment and rehabilitation programs is in their ability to prepare people for the world of work.

Friday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 30

The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes at Busch Stadium gates before the games on Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted shoes, tie or band them together, and drop them in the designated shoe collection bags. Shoeman Water Projects creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.

On Tuesday, April 29, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Companies, in an on-field ceremony prior to the game. Together, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies diverted nearly 13,000 pounds of unused food from concessions stands in Busch Stadium to Operation Food Search in 2013, which reduced the amount of waste going to landfills. When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions. The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change.

With the help of Ameren Missouri Pure Power, the Cardinals will offset energy consumption by purchasing renewable energy credits (recs) for the duration of Green Week. By purchasing recs, the Cardinals will offset 100% of the energy used at Busch Stadium for the games during Green Week.

During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings and collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, they are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer, e-mail 4agreenergame@cardinals.com, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/green.

This week and throughout the season, fans are also encouraged to donate new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at a special bin located at the Family Pavilion in Busch Stadium, as part of "Rawlings Replay." "Rawlings Replay," which was established in 2011, supports Redbird Rookies, the flagship program of Cardinals Care, which provides disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to play baseball for free, as well as a variety of other support services. Fans are also encouraged to donate at St. Louis area Johnny Mac’s locations and receive a special discount in-store on new Rawlings products. Members of the Cardinals Kids Club (cardinals.com/kidsclub) receive an additional voucher, good for two tickets to a game, if donations are made at Johnny Mac’s.

Since the launch of 4 A Greener Game (#4aGreenerGame) in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 2,400 tons of solid waste from local landfills, and Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

The team has reduced energy use by 20% and water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.

34% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2013.

On average, four tons of trash are recycled at Busch Stadium each game.

550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.

For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek or for more information about 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green. Join the conversation with #4aGreenerGame.

April 17, 2014

Track: Local teams participate in Simpson Relays

FARMINGTON -- Ste. Genevieve came in third, St. Vincent was 13th, Perryville was 18th and Valle was 19th out of 19 teams in the girls division of the Simpson Relays in Farmington Wednesday.

Ste. Genevieve was seventh, Valle was eighth, Perryville 17th and St. Vincent 20th out of 21 teams in the boys division of the Simpson Relays.

GIRLS -

Team Results:

1. Sikeston 95, 2.Poplar Bluff 88, 3. Ste. Genevieve 80, 4. Festus 67, 5. Farmington 66, 6. Jackson 53, 7. Dexter 40, 8. Hillsboro 38, 9. De Soto 36, 10. Notre Dame 34, 11. Cape Central 21, 12. Central 17, 13. St. Vincent 15, 14. North County 13, 14. Windsor 13, 16. Herculaneum 12, 17. Arcadia Valley 7, 18. Perryville 5, 19. Valle Catholic 2.

BOYS –

Team Results:

1. Festus 71, 2. Fox 69, 3. Sikeston 57, 4. Notre Dame 53, 5. Hillsboro 52.50, 6. Poplar Bluff 49.50, 7. Ste. Genevieve 45, 8. Valle Catholic 42.50, 9. Jackson 35.50, 10. Central 35, 11. De Soto 34 11. North County 34, 13. Farmington 31, 14. Seckman 22, 14. Fredericktown 22, 16. Windsor 20, 17. Herculaneum 9, 17. Perryville 9, 19. Cape Central 5, 20. St. Vincent 4, 21. Arcadia Valley 2.

Golf: PHS is third at Ste. Gen Invitational

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Perryville came in third in the Ste. Genevieve Invitational.

De Soto won it with a 362 and Arcadia Valley was second with a 374.

Perryville had a 380 for third.

Individually:

Perryville's Brett Schnurbusch tied for medalist at 84. Stark had a 93, Zoellner had a 98 and Ponder had a 190.

Perryville plays in the Festus Invitational Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Golf: SVHS is fourth at Mideast Tournament

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent came in fourth in the Mideast Tournament.

Fox won the match at the Raintree Country Club with a 319. Northwest was second at 346 and St. Pius came in third at 366. The Indians had a 380 for fourth followed by Festus (390), Hillsboro (399), Herculaneum (407), Grandview (421), De Soto (446) and Windsor (479).

Individually for St. Vincent:

Levi Gotto had an 86 for sixth place, Alex Lipe and Ethan Holdman had 95s in the best ball competition, Zach Baudendistel and Matt had 96s in the scramble.

St. Vincent plays at Notre Dame and Saxony Lutheran at 3:30 Monday.

April 16, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Shawnee 13-3

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (4-4) went on the road on lost to Shawnee, IL (10-1) 13-3 on Tuesday April 15.

Chase Steffens doubled and singled for Saxony and Jack Lake added an RBI single.

Chase Steffens took the loss on the mound for Saxony. He went 2 1/3 innings. Conrad Bonney went the final 1 2/3 innings.

Box Score:

Saxony 2 0 1 0 0 = 3 runs 4 hits 5 errors

Shawnee 5 0 8 0 x = 13 runs 14 hits 1 error

WP: N. Crane LP: Chase Steffens

Records: Saxony 4-4 Shawnee, IL 10-1

Golf: Perryville defeats De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat De Soto 178-227 in a match played at Cottonwood.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist with a 39.

Zoellner had a 40, Stark had a 49 and Buchheit had a 50.

The varsity Pirates improve to 6-1.

The junior varsity also won.

Perryville plays in the Ste. Genevieve Invitational today.

Soccer: SVHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent fell to visiting Notre Dame 2-0.

The Lady Indians play in the Carbondale Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Soccer: SLHS tops Poplar Bluff

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran beat Poplar Bluff 6-0.

April 14, 2014

PHS, SVHS participate in meet at SGHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve boys came in second, Valle was fourth, Perryville was 13th and St. Vincent 15th of 15 teams in the boys division of the Ste. Genevieve Invitational Friday.

Ste. Genevieve won the girls division, St. Vincent was 10th, Valle was 12th and Perryville 13th among 14 teams.

Hillsboro won the boys meet with 101 points, followed by Ste. Genevieve with 87 and Notre Dame with 81. Valle came in fourth with 64 followed by Festus (59), North County (53), Herculaneum (47), Park Hills (46), Fredericktown (45), Windsor (42), De Soto (40), Potosi (17), Perryville (11), Grandview (6) and St. Vincent (3).

Ste. Genevieve's Andy Moore set a new school record in the 3200 meter run: 9:34.

Ste. Genevieve won the girls meet with 127.5 points, Festus had 79 and De Soto 75 for third. Notre Dame came in fourth (71), followed by Seckman (69), Hillsboro (67), Windsor (40.5), Herculaneum (39), Park Hills (26), St. Vincent (24), North County (20.5), Valle (18), Perryville (17) and Potosi (16).

Click here for complete results:

Valle participates in the Windsor Invitational today.

Ste. Genevieve, Valle, Perryville and St. Vincent participate in the Simpson Relays on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Cardinals announce contract extension for Mozeliak

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team through the 2018 season.

"Over the last six seasons Mo has done an outstanding job leading our baseball operations," said Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. "By extending Mo’s contract with the club, we look forward to continuing our approach which emphasizes excellence at the Major League level, supported by a strong player procurement and player development program."

The 12th General Manager in Cardinals history, Mozeliak, 45, is a 19-year veteran of the Cardinals front office who has served as the team’s General Manager the last six seasons (2008-2013). During his tenure as General Manager, the Cardinals have advanced to the postseason four times, winning a World Championship in 2011, and the National League Championship last year. The Cardinals have twice been recognized by Baseball America as the Organization of the Year (2011 & 2013). The prestigious honor recognized the Cardinals for their success in scouting and player development

Mozeliak was named Executive of the Year in 2011 by MLB.com and in recent years he has been successful in locking up core players Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Allen Craig, and Matt Carpenter with long-term agreements with the Cardinals.

"I am fortunate to work with one of the true leaders in our game today," said Mozeliak. "Bill DeWitt is a visionary leader who has overseen one of the most successful periods in our storied history. I look forward to continuing my relationship with this great franchise as we try to bring another championship to our fans and city."

April 10, 2014

Baseball: Saxony tops Mounds 11-1

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed visiting Mounds 11-1 Wednesday afternoon.

The Crusaders (4-3) scored seven runs in the first inning.

Paris Johnson pitched a complete game victory for Saxony. Johnson allowed one hit and struck out nine.

Tyler Dowdy had three hits while Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst added two hits each for Saxony.

The Crusaders had nine hits in the game.

Saxony plays at Leopold Monday at 4:15.

Box Score:

Meridian 0 0 0 0 1 = 1 run 1 hit 5 errors

Saxony 7 1 2 0 1 = 11 runs 9 hits 3 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Nichols

Leading Hitters: Saxony- Tyler Dowdy 3-3, Jack Lake 2-4, Nathan Hurst 2-3

Record: Saxony 4-3

Golf: SVHS wins tri-match with St. Pius, Perryville

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent won a tri-match with St. Pius and Perryville.

The Indians had a 178, St. Pius a 183 and the Pirates a 191.

Brett Schnurbusch led the Pirates with a 40. Stark had a 49 and Buchheit and Buehler each had a 51.

St. Vincent plays at Windsor today at 3:30.

Perryville plays St. Vincent and Crystal City Monday at 3:30.

Soccer: PHS falls to Jackson

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost at Jackson 6-1.

The Lady Pirates at St. Vincent today.

April 9, 2014

Golf: Perryville wins quad match

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won a quad match with St. Vincent, Advance and Clearwater at Dahlousie Golf Course in Cape Girardeau Tuesday.

The Pirates finished two strokes ahead of the Indians 198-196. Advance and Clearwater did not have enough players to come up with team scores.

Perryville's Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist at 41. Zoellner had a 48, Mueller a 53 and Ponder at 54.

Perryville hosts St. Pius today at 3:30.

April 8, 2014

Track: PHS JV comes in third at Mineral Area Relays

PERRYVILLE – The Perryville High School Junior Varsity Track and Field Team came in third in the Mineral Area Relays Invitational Track Meet Saturday at Herculaneum.

The team brought home a grand total of 25 medals, scoring gold in five separate events, and racking up a number of personal records.

Individual Perryville results:

The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team took 1st with a time of 1:40.10. Members of the 4x200 team are Peyton Besand, Pablo Mattingly, Emilio Mattingly, and Orion Tallevast.

The boys’ 4x400 meter relay team took 1st with a time of 3:49.06. Members of the 4x400 meter relay team are Peyton Besand, Caleb Hadler, Emilio Mattingly, and Pablo Mattingly.

Sophomore Pablo Mattingly took 1st in triple jump with a jump of 37-11, and 3rd in long jump with a jump of 17-2.

Sophomore Dalton Robinson took 1st in the 400 meter dash and 3rd in the 800 meter dash.

Sophomore Matt Terbrak took 1st in the discus with a throw of 120-3.

Freshman Lydia Cook took 2nd in the 400 meter dash in 1:07.75 and 3rd in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:39.36.

Sophomore Peyton Besand took 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 4th in pole vault with a height of 11'.

Sophomore Emilio Mattingly took 2nd in triple jump with a jump of 36-5.5.

Sophomore Kyle Jannin took 3rd in the 400 meter dash.

Senior Michaela Cavins took 3rd in the shot put with a distance of 31' 6.5".

The boys’ 4x800 meter relay team took 3rd with a time of 9:29.07. Members of the 4x800 meter relay team are Kyle Jannin, Ignacio Fuentes, Caleb Hadler, and Dalton Robinson.

Soccer: PHS 4, Cape Central 1

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Cape Central 4-1.

The Lady Pirates play at Jackson Wednesday.

New district assignments for basketball and football

COLUMBIA -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association has announced new district assignments in basketball and football for the next two-year cycle,

Class 4, District 2 retained Farmington, North County, Potosi, Ste. Genevieve and Fredericktown while replacing Park Hills Central with De Soto.

The Saxony Lutheran girls are defending champions in a group that also includes Kelly, Woodland, Scott City, and East Prairie.

Class 2, District 3 decreased in geographic size with Oran, Advance and Chaffee migrating to a more centralized District 2 in the southeast.

MAAA Small-School members Bismarck, Valle Catholic, Kingston and Valley will now compete with St. Vincent, Viburnum, Meadow Heights and Ellington.

The changes were minor in comparison for local football districts, and Class 4, District 1 was not shuffled at all.

Farmington and North County continue to be linked with defending champion Cape Central, Sikeston, Hillsboro, De Soto, Festus and Perryville.

Park Hills Central, Ste. Genevieve, Fredericktown and Potosi also remain together in Class 3, District 1, while replacing winless Lift for Life with upgraded St. Pius.

Reigning Class 1 champion Valle Catholic saw the expanse of its assigned octet stretch northward as Louisiana, Mark Twin and Monroe City join District 1.

April 7, 2014

Baseball: PHS wins both ends of double header with Dexter

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won both ends of a double header with Dexter at home Saturday.

Perryville won the first game 14-0 and won the second game as well.

Perryville hosts St. Vincent today.

Track: SLHS boys 8th, girls 10th at Old Settlement meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won both the boys and girls divisions of their Old Settlement Track and Field meet yesterday.

Click here for complete results:

On the boys side, the Dragons scored 162.5 points for first place. Chester came in second with 146 and Valle was third at 95.

Dexter came in fourth (83) followed by St. Pius X (57), Park Hills (54), Grandview (38.5), Saxony Lutheran (22), Fredericktown (20) and Arcadia Valley (17).

On the girls side, the Hunters scored 162 points for first place. Valle was second with 141 and Park Hills third with 81. Fredericktown came in fourth (78), followed by Chester (77), Arcadia Valley (60), Grandview (38), St. Pius X (33), Dexter (15) and Saxony Lutheran (14).

Chester travels to Red Bud Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Valle travels to Grandview Tuesday.

Ste. Genevieve hosts an invitational meet Friday.

April 4, 2014

Baseball: Riverdogs announce sign ups

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Riverdogs 19 and older collegiate level summer baseball team will hold tryouts on Sunday May 11th at 1:30pm at Hillhouse field in Charleston, MO. 

The Riverdogs will play around a 30 game schedule starting on May 31.  Home games will be played at Hillhouse field in Charleston and Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson.

For more information contact Coach Paul Sander at 573 270 9535 or Coach Michael Minner at 573 382 2740. 

April 3, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Bloomfield 8-0

JACKSON --Saxony Lutheran (3-3) went on the road and lost to Bloomfield 8-0 on April 2.

Tim Fox pitched the complete game shutout for Bloomfield. He allowed seven Saxony hits.

Fox also had three hits for Bloomfield while Hector added 2 hits.

Conrad Bonney and Luke LeGrand both had two hits each for Saxony. LeGrand doubled.

Bonney went the distance for Saxony and took the loss on the mound. He allowed 4 earned runs.

Box Score

Saxony Lutheran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 7 hits 2 errors

Bloomfield 0 0 4 3 0 1 x = 8 runs 11 hits 1 error

WP: Tim Fox LP: Conrad Bonney

Leading hitters: Saxony: Bonney 2-2, LeGrand 2-3... Bloomfield: Fox 3-4, Hector 2-4

Records: Saxony Lutheran 3-3

The Crusaders play in the Oak Ridge Tournament today, tomorrow and Saturday.

Their first tournament game is at home today against Bell City.

The other games will be announced.

Golf: Saxony third of three

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran came in third, behind Cape Central and Jackson in a tri-match Wednesday.

Cape Central had a 149, Jackson had a 153 and Saxony Lutheran had a 232.

Golf: PHS tops Hillsboro

PERRYVILLE – Perryville downed Hillsboro 178-195.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist at 38.

Ponder had a 45 followed by Zoellner and Gielow (49).

The Pirates play at De Soto today.

April 2, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Puxico

JACKSON – The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders hosted Puxico Tuesday, and lost to the visitors 7-4.

S. Smith came on in relief in the second inning for Puxico and picked the pitching win.

Puxico had 11 hits in the game.  Austin Rodgers had three hits for Puxico.

Saxony Lutheran (3-2) had 3 hits in the game and left 12 runners on base.

Box score:

Puxico   0 1 2 0 1 3 0  =  7 runs 11 hits  2 errors

Saxony  2 1 0 1 0 0 0  =   4 runs  3 hits  2 errors

WP:  S. Smith    LP:  Chase Steffens

Leading hitter:  Austin Rodgers 3-3 (P)

Records:  Saxony 3-2

Saxony plays at Bloomfield today at 4:30.

Golf: St. Vincent falls to Festus

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent fell to Festus 181-196 at Joachim Country Club.

Levi Gotto had a 40, Zach Heberlie had a 48, Ethan Holdman had a 52, Nick Cissell had a 56 and Matt Julian and Alex Lipe each had a 58.

St. Vincent falls to 1-2 on the season and hosts St. Pius Thursday.

Track: SVHS places fifth at Chester meet

CHESTER -- St. Vincent boys and girls each finished in fifth place out of six teams at a track meet in Chester yesterday.

St. Vincent was the only Missouri school taking part in the meet which also included Sparta, Red Bud, Christopher, Shawnee and host Chester.

On the boys side: Sparta won the meet with 202 points, Red Bud was second with 121, Chester third at 120, Christopher fourth with 79, St. Vincent fifth with 25 and Shawnee had 0.

The Indians had no firsts, one second, no thirds, two fourths, three fifths and three sixths.

Click HERE for the boys results:

On the girls side: Chester and Christopher tied for first with 153 points, Red Bud was third with 115, Sparta fourth with 87, St. Vincent fifth with 41 and Shawnee sixth with 0.

The Lady Indians had no firsts, two seconds, three thirds, one fourth, one fifth and one sixth.

Click HERE for the girls results:

St. Vincent travels to Grandview on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

April 1, 2014

Golf: SVHS, PHS, SLHS play in Notre Dame Tourney

JACKSON – St. Vincent, Perryville, Saxony Lutheran and Ste. Genevieve played in the Notre Dame Tournament Monday.

Ste. Genevieve came in 10th of 15 teams with a 397, St. Vincent was 12th at 418, Perryville was 13th at 425 and Saxony Lutheran was 15th at 502.

Individual scores (if available)

Levi Gotto led the Indians with an 86. Zach Heberlie had a 99, Ethan Holdman scored a 116, Matt Julian had a 117 and Brett Lottes had a 126.

Holdman won the individual play.

Alex Lipe was fourth and Matt Julian was seventh.

Baudendistel and Lottes were second in scramble play.

Jackson won the meet, held at Bent Creek, with a 319. Notre Dame was right behind at 320. Cape Central came in third at 345, followed by Farmington (357), Dexter (363), Sikeston (365), Nixa (367), Park Hills (377), Ste. Genevieve (397), Kelly (415), St. Vincent (418), Perryville (425), Kennett (454) and Saxony Lutheran (454).

St. Vincent plays at Festus today at 3:30.

Perryville hosts Hillsboro tomorrow at 3:30.

Ste. Genevieve plays in the North County Tournament tomorrow.

Ste. Genevieve junior varsity plays North County, Fredericktown and Farmington at Crowne Point today at 4.

Baseball: PHS wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at De Soto 6-2.

The varsity Pirates play at Park Hills Wednesday.

The Pirates junior varsity plays at Notre Dame today.

Soccer: SLHS tops Poplar Bluff

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed Poplar Bluff 5-0.

Soccer: PHS tops Anna Jonesboro

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Anna Jonesboro 4-0.

The Lady Pirates play at Fredericktown Thursday.

March 31, 2014
Baseball: Saxony Lutheran tops Egyptian in Showdown

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran downed Egyptian, Illinois 19-1 in the Saxony Showdown Friday.

Chase Steffens pitched a complete game three-hitter in picking up the win for Saxony. Steffens struck out 11.

Conrad Bonney had three hits for Saxony, while Jack Lake and Dano Drury both added two hits.

Saxony had 11 hits in the game.

Saxony is now 3-1 on the year and will play in the tourney finals today (Saturday) at 3:15 p.m.

C. Grunieger had 2 hits for Egyptian.

Box Score:

Saxony Lutheran 0 1 5 6 7 = 19 runs 11 hits 1 error

Egyptian, IL 1 0 0 0 0 = 1 run 3 hits 7 errors

WP: Chase Steffens LP: C. Grunieger

2B: C. Grunieger (E)

Leading Hitters: Saxony : Conrad Bonney 3-3, Jack Lake, Dano Drury 2-3. Egyptian: C. Grunieger 2-2

Records: Saxony 3-1

Soccer: PHS loses, SVHS wins in Optimist Tournament play

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost and St. Vincent won their games Friday in the Noon Optimist Soccer Tournament Friday.

The Lady Pirates lost to Notre Dame 3-1.

The Lady Indians beat Poplar Bluff 1-0.

March 28, 2014
Golf: St. Vincent wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent won at De Soto 191-232.

Levi Gotto was medalist at 40. Zach Heberlie had a 45, Ethan Holdman had a 52 and Matt Julian had a 54.

Ethan Holdman won the individual medal play. Alex Lipe was fourth and Julian was seventh.

Baudendistel and Lottes were second in the scramble play.

Bourisano led the Dragons with a 50. Mueller had a 56, Allen had a 62 and Petch had a 64.

St. Vincent hosts Herculaneum today.

Soccer: PHS wins, SVHS loses in Noon Optimist Tourney

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won and St. Vincent lost their first round quarterfinal games in the Noon Optimist Soccer Tournament Thursday.

The Lady Pirates won 2-0.

The Lady Indians lost 1-0 to Notre Dame.

The tournament continues today and tomorrow.

March 26, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran won at Risco Tuesday, 20-2 to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Paris Johnson went the distance on the mound for Saxony and picked up the win. Johnson struck out 6 and allowed 4 hits and one earned run.

Nathan Hurst had 3 hits for Saxony, while Conrad Bonney, Chase Steffens and Tyler Dowdy all added 2 hits.

Jordan Pavy homered and doubled for Risco.

Box Score:

Saxony 6 8 2 1 3 = 20 runs 15 hits 3 errors

Risco 1 1 0 0 0 = 2 runs 4 hits 5 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Bixler

HR: Jordan Pavy (R) 2B: Pavy (R), Johnson (S), Hurst (S)

Multiple Hits: Saxony- Hurst 3-4, Bonney 2-3, Steffens 2-5, Dowdy 2-4

Record: Saxony 1-1 Risco 0-2

Baseball: St. Vincent defeats Leopold

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent downed Leopold 9-8.

The Indians are off until the Potosi Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Golf: PHS wins tri-match

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won a tri-match Tuesday with Windsor and Grandview at the Raintree Country Club.

The Pirates had a 196. Windsor had a 212. Grandview had a 255.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist with a 41.

Zoellner had a 50, Mueller had a 52 and Buchheit had a 53 to round out the Perryville scoring.

Perryville has another tri-match today with St. Vincent at Ste. Genevieve.

Golf: Saxony Lutheran places fourth in quad match

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran came in fourth in a four-team match with Notre Dame, Jackson and Cape Central at the Bent Creek Golf Course.

Notre Dame won it with a 154, Jackson was second at 164, Cape Central was third at 170 and Saxony had a 252.

March 24, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Gen-Valle Tourney results

STE. GENEVIEVE – These are the scores from the Valle-Ste. Genevieve opening day tournament held Friday and Saturday:

Friday

Jefferson 6 West County 2

West County 3 Father Tolton 1

Valle 10 Chester 7

Valle 10 Scott City 0

Ste Genevieve 10 Crystal City 4

St Louis Patriots 10, Ste Genevieve 3

Cape Central 7 PHS 3

PHS 5, Senath-Hornersville 2

Saturday

Valle 15 Jefferson 3

Valle 10 Cape Central 0

Perryville 8 Ste Genevieve 4

Ste Genevieve 5 Chester 3

West County 9 Chester 1

Perryville 7 West County 6

Ste. Genevieve hosts Jackson Tuesday at 4:30.

Chester plays at Steelville today at 4:30.

Perryville plays at Grandview Thursday at 4:30.

Valle hosts Dexter Saturday at 10 a.m. and Oran at 2 p.m.

March 20, 2014

Cardinals option Tyler Lyons to Memphis

JUPITER, Florida – The St. Louis Cardinals announced following yesterday’s game that they have optioned pitcher Tyler Lyons to their Memphis (AAA) affiliate.

With the move, the Cardinals now have 33 roster players and seven non-roster players remaining in Major League Camp.

March 17, 2014

Girls’ BB: Saxony Lutheran places fourth at state

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to Hermann 68-53 in the third place game at the state Class 3 Championship at the Mizzou Arena Friday.

The Lady Crusaders finished in fourth place in the state, with a 24-5 season record.

Hermann placed third.

Hunt signs with CMU

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent High School senior Josh Hunt has signed a letter of intent to play football for Central Methodist University in Fayette.

He is the son of Direk and Vickie Hunt.

Hunt was an all-conference, all-district and all-region defensive and offensive lineman for St. Vincent.

Central Methodist is a private liberal arts school which competes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

King signs with Maryville University

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent senior Natalie King has signed a letter of intent to continue her swimming career at Maryville University in St. Louis.

King is the daughter of Steve and Julie King.

She swam four years for the combined St. Vincent and PHS swim team.

Maryville is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Conference.

The school recently completed its inaugural season under head coach Mandy Chun.

March 11, 2014

Cardinals announce roster moves

JUPITER, Florida – The St. Louis Cardinals announced following yesterday’s game that they have sent nine players from their Major League camp to minor league camp.

Today’s moves include the following:

Optioned to the Memphis (AAA) roster were pitcher Angel Castro and outfielders Mike O’Neill and Rafael Ortega. Re-assigned to minor league camp were pitchers Kurt Heyer and Boone Whiting, infielder Patrick Wisdom and catchers Carson Kelly, Casey Rasmus and Cody Stanley.

The Cardinals re-assigned pitcher Marco Gonzales to minor league camp yesterday.

With today’s moves, the Cardinals now have 37 roster players and 12 non-roster players remaining in Major League Camp.

Follow the Cards all season long on AM 980 KSGM for weekend exhibition and all regular season games.

March 10, 2014

Girls’ BB: Saxony Lutheran makes it to the final four

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran has made to the final four of Class 3 Missouri high school basketball.

They did it with a 59-52 win over Lutheran South at Jefferson College Saturday.

The 24-4 Lady Crusaders advance to play 26-3 Eldorado, who defeated Cameron 57-52 to advance to the semifinal round.

The semifinal game will be played at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at the Mizzou Arena.

The winner will play in the Class 3 championship Saturday at 2:40 p.m.

Girls’ BB: Mattingly, Unterreiner named all conf, all district

PERRYVILLE -- Two members of the St. Vincent basketball team have been named to the All Conference and All District teams.

Katie Mattingly was named to the first team all conference.

Casey Unterreiner was an honorable mention selection.

Both girls were also named to the Class 2 District 4 All Conference Team.

Boys’ BB: Carroll, Leible earn post-season honors

PERRYVILLE -- Two members of the St. Vincent varsity basketball team have been named to the All-Conference Team.

Nathan Carroll was named to the second team.

Trevor Leible was an honorable mention.

Carroll was also named to the Class 2 District 4 All District team.

March 6, 2014

Girls’ BB: Saxony Lutheran advances to elite eight in Class 3

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran defeated Twin Rivers 65-36 last night in Class 3 Tournament action.

The 23-4 Lady Crusaders advance to play 22-7 Lutheran of St. Peters Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jefferson College.

A win would put them into a semifinal game at 6:40 p.m. next Thursday, March 13 at the Mizzou Arena.

March 4, 2014

Katie Mattingly to play soccer at Truman State

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent Senior Katie Mattingly has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri.

The goalie started on the varsity since her freshman year.

She is the daughter of Mark and Maureen Mattingly.

Mattingly will play for Mike Cannon who will be entering his 21st season as head coach of the Truman women’s soccer program

November 15, 2013

Spears, Buxton named to All-State volleyball team

PERRYVILLE -- The Perryville Lady Pirates volleyball team has gathered a number of postseason honors.

PHS volleyball players who earned postseason honors include (from left) Kaylie Hadler, Brooke Hogard, Brooke Moll, Alex Spears and Kayla Buxton.

Junior Alex Spears was named to the All-State first team. She is the daughter of Scott and Yvonne Spears of Perryville.

Sophomore Kayla Buxton earned an honorable mention on the All-State team. She is the daughter of David and Krista Buxton of Perryville.

Spears and Buxton were also named to the All-District first team and All-Region first teams.

Spears was named to the All-Conference first team and Buxton earned a spot on the All-Conference second team.

Sophomore Brooke Hogard, daughter of Kerry and Dana Hogard, was named to the first teams for All-Region, All-District and All-Conference.

Senior Kaylie Hadler, the daughter of Randy and Tina Hadler, earned a spot on the All-District first team and All-Conference second team.

Junior Brooke Moll, daughter of Donnie and Lisa Moll, was named All-Conference, All-District and All-Region second teams.

November 14, 2013

Shooting Starz announces promtions

PERRYVILLE -- Shooting Starz Gymnastics of Perryville announces recent student promotions in their gymnastics and tumbling program.

Pictured front to back, left to right:

Front Row:

Makynlie Ritter to intermediate gymnastics; Gracie Dover, intermediate; Addison Brown, intermediate; Jocelyn Weibrecht, advanced gymnastics.

Second Row:

Aubrey Emmendorfer, advanced; Abigail Stelling, advanced; Aubrey Colvis, intermediate; Olivia Tomlinson, advanced; Isabella Pingel, intermediate.

Third Row:

Lilly Best, level 1 elite; Barrett Wheeler, intermediate; Brianna Kimmet, level 2 elite; Evvelyn David, advanced; Addi Urhahn, level 2 elite; Katie Farrow, level 3 elite.

Back Row:

Emersyn Pitts, level 1 elite; Hanna Colvis, level 3 elite; Kellyn Friedman, advanced; Bailey Urhahn, level 2 elite; Addie Unterreiner, advanced.

November 13, 2013

Soccer: Perryville tops De Soto in Class 2 sectional

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville defeated De Soto 6-0 last night to continue its march through the Class 2 post season bracket.

The Pirates scored four first-half goals to win the Class 2 sectional at the Perryville Soccer Complex.

Perryville outshot De Soto 17-2 in the first half and 23-4 for the game.

The 24-4 Pirates will face St. Mary's (13-11-2), a 4-0 sectional winner over Affton, in Saturday's quarterfinal round.

The location and time of the match have not yet been announced.

November 12, 2013

Cross Country: St. Vincent is sixth at state

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent cross country placed sixth at the state meet on Saturday. Facing off against 170 of the best athletes and 16 of the toughest teams in class one in the state, St. Vincent came out ahead. Projections had us finishing 7th or 8th and we beat those projections.

John Lipe finished 18th with a school record time of 17:49. He won all state honors.

Isaac Baer finished 27th with a personal best of 17:59

Levi Krauss finished 31st with a time of 18:09

All three boys competed on this course last year and each improved a lot from their places this time last season.

Zach Schumer was the 4th runner for SV at 19:32

Sam Bear the 5th at 20:56

Brett Lottes our 6th at 21:14

And Charles Nenninger our 7th at 23:25.

The Indians finished their season with sights set on the podium for next year.

November 8, 2013

Soccer: Perryville captures district crown

PERRYVILLE – Perryville has advanced to the sectional round in Class 2.

The Pirates did it with a 1-0 win over Notre Dame yesterday to win the Class 1 District 1 Championship at Cape Central.

Perryville will host De Soto in the sectional round Tuesday.

The Pirates topped Sikeston 2-1 on penalty kicks in last night's semifinal contest.

Notre Dame won the other semifinal 4-0 over Farmington.

Perryville will play Notre Dame for the district crown at 6 p.m. Thursday.

November 7, 2013

Cross County: St. Vincent wins boys district meet

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won the Class 1 District 1 Cross Country boys meet held Saturday at Saxony Lutheran High School.

St. Vincent 58 points to edge out second place Zalma by only one point.

Oak Ridge came in third (62), followed by Meadow Heights (97), Viburnum (107), Ellington (143) and Delta (168).

The Indians advance to Saturday's state meet in Jefferson City.

Individually:

Isaac Baer came in second (18:14).

John Lipe was fourth (18:18).

Zach Schumer was 11th (19:00)

Levi Krauss was 16th (19:25).

Brett Lottes was 41st (21:41).

Samuel Baer was 42nd (21:42).

Charles Nenninger was 53rd (22:54).

Girls’ Cross Country: St. Vincent runs at district

JACKSON -- St. Vincent had four runners at the district meet, but not enough to form a team.

Courtney Brown came in 19th (25:05).

Sara Geile came in 22nd (25:27).

Rachel Mudd was 28th (26:06).

Hannah Hurst was 32nd (28:30).

November 6, 2013

Soccer: PHS defeats Sikeston in district semifinal

PERRYVILLE – Perryville has advanced to the championship game in the Class 2 District 1 Tournament at Cape Central.

The Pirates topped Sikeston 2-1 on penalty kicks in last night's semifinal contest.

Notre Dame won the other semifinal 4-0 over Farmington.

Perryville will play Notre Dame for the district crown at 6 p.m. Thursday.

November 5, 2013

Show Me State Games honors athletes

COLUMBIA--Annually, the Show-Me STATE GAMES recognizes athletes who excel both on and off the field, as well as individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure the success of the GAMES.  This year the Show-Me STATE GAMES recognized its Gary Filbert Hall of Honor recipients and Missouri Lottery Athletes/Sportspersons of the Year prior to the Mizzou v. Tennessee football game Saturday. 

Honored athletes are (from left): Mike Hood, Don Laird, Ken Ash, Taileena Oja, May Scheve, Bill Jones, Kathy Frese, Frank Thompson and Chase Wilson (Photo by Emily Lorenz)

The Show-Me STATE GAMES is pleased to announce Chase Wilson and Taileena Oja are the 2013 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year and Kathy Frese and Bill Jones are the 2013 Missouri Lottery Sportspersons of the Year.   Don Laird, retired Columbia Chamber of Commerce President and Mike Hood, retired Columbia Parks and Recreation Director are the newest Hall of Honor inductees.

"We've been proud to sponsor the Show-Me State Games since our own games started back in 1986," said May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director of the Missouri Lottery. "We are especially excited to sponsor these Athletes and Sportspersons of the Year, since helping young people achieve and excel is what the Missouri Lottery is all about."

Ken Ash, Executive Director of the Show-Me STATE GAMES, May Scheve, Executive Director of the Missouri Lottery, and Frank Thompson, Show-Me STATE GAMES Steering Committee Chair and V.P. of Marketing at Shelter Insurance presented the honorees with plaques approximately 15 minutes before the game.

"It is always exciting to be able to recognize our accomplished Athletes of the Year, Sportspersons of the Year and Hall of Honor Inductees," said Ash.  "We appreciate the Missouri Lottery sponsoring these recognitions and helping us honor these individuals who help make the GAMES the outstanding event promoting health and fitness that we are today."

To read more about the honorees, visit http://smsg.org/news_display.php?entrytodisplay5

November 4, 2013

PHS Ends Season at Festus, 55-12

FESTUS--PHS couldn't handle the potent Festus offense Friday, and fell 55-12 in a rain-soaked night.

The Tigers scored three times in each of the first two quarters to put the game away early, and secure a running clock in the second half.

The Pirates' Cody Crawford did all the PHS scoring, with TD runs of 57 and eight yards.

They end their season with two wins.

Football: St. Vincent falls to Portageville

PERRYVILLE -- There was an easy story to Portageville's 28-0 win over St. Vincent in the first round of class one district playoffs Thursday night.

His name is Ben Story and he ran for 326 yards.

He gave Portageville an early 6-0 lead on a 77-yard run in the 1st.

In the second the senior broke a 48-yard TD run as Portageville took a 14-0 lead at the half.

After a 30-minute weather delay and scoreless third quarter Story scored on a 45-yard interception return.

A 24-yard TD pass midway thru the fourth from Jon Garrett Kellams to Bryce Wallace assured the Bulldog win.

Indian quartertback Nathan Carroll threw for 154 yards but suffered three interceptions.

Alex Winkler had 21 carries for 74 yards.

The Indians season ended 5-5.

Portageville will play at Valle Catholic in the second round of playoff action this Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Perryville loses to Lutheran South

PERRYVILLE — Perryville lost to Lutheran South, 25-26 and 25-23, Saturday in the sectional championship game.

Earlier Saturday afternoon the Lady Pirates defeated University City in two straight games, 25-3 and 25-9.

Perryville ends the season 30-5-5.

October 31, 2013

Volleyball: Perryville prepares for sectional tournament

PERRYVILLE – The District Champion Perryville Lady Pirates will play in the sectional tournament at University City Saturday.

The 1 p.m game is Windsor vs Lutheran South.

The 2:30 game is Perryville vs University City.

Quarterfinal game between the two winners to be held at around 4:30.

CJ Layton will have the action on KBDZ, B93.1 FM, and online at kbdz931.com

October 30, 2013

Football: PHS falls to Herculaneum

PERRYVILLE -- Herculaneum's Dustin Johnson ran for a 25-yard TD on the first play of overtime Friday night as the BlackCats edged Perryville 27-21.

PHS led off the scoring with 5:53 in the 1st quarter when Jonny Pruiett scored from 8-yards out.

Herculaneum took a 7-6 lead with 8:04 in the second quarter on a 9-yard TD run by Johnson.

With 3:36 to play in the half the Blackcats took a 13-6 lead on a

26-yard TD pass play.

The Pirates tied the game with 3:34 remaining in the third when Pruiett ran in from 36-yards out.

A 9-yard TD run by Johnson gave Herky a 21-13 lead with 4:13 left to play.

Tyler Holligan's 6-yard TD pass to Ethan Farries with 13-seconds left and a two point conversion pass to Alex Plunkett forced the overtime.

The Pirates failed to score on their first possession of overtime stopped by a holding penalty.

The win improved the Cats record to 4-5 (2-4).

It was the seventh loss in a row for PHS who fell to 2-7 (0-5).

The Pirates are the sixth seed in the class 4 district 1 tournament that begins Thursday.

PHS will play at Festus. The Tigers (7-2) have the third seed.

The game will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and ksgm980.com Thursday night.

Volleyball: Perryville wins district crown

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville defeated Kennett and then topped host Notre Dame last night to win the Class 3 District 1 Tournament.

The Lady Pirates won the first game in straight sets: 25-10 and 25-14.

Perryville then defeated Notre Dame 25-17, 15-25 and 25-21 to claim the district title.

The Lady Pirates improve to 29-4-5 on the season.

Notre Dame concludes the season with a 32-3 record, with all three losses coming at the hands of Perryville.

October 29, 2013

Volleyball: SLHS tops Scott City

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran topped Scott City, but lost to Woodland last night in the Class 2 District 2 tournament the Lady Crusaders are hosting.

Saxony defeated Scott City 25-5 25-11.

Raegan Wieser had five kills, Maddie Brune and Courtney Bergman each had three kills, Brune also had four digs, Breanna Mueller had five assists, Kirsti Polhman had eight assists and Abby Bergman had three aces.

The Lady Crusaders lost to Woodland 25-18, 21-25 17-25.

Courtney Bergman had nine kills and seven digs, Maddie Brune had six kills, Kirsti Polhman had 13 assists, Breanna Mueller had nine assists and Abby Bergman had nine digs and five aces.

Woodland advances to play Clearwater tonight for the championship.

Clearwater downed Puxico 25-14 and 25-17 to advance to the championship game.

Volleyball: PHS plays Kennett today in district tourney

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville will face Kennett today at 5:30 in the Class 3 District 1 Tournament at Cape Notre Dame.

Hear the game live on AM 980 KSGM and online at ksgm980.com

Kennett defeated New Madrid County Central in straight sets last night.

In the other game tonight it will be Notre Dame and Dexter at 6:45.

Notre Dame took two straight from Fredericktown and Dexter won in two straight over Doniphan.

The winners will meet at 8 p.m. in the championship game. This game will also be broadcast live if PHS is playing.

October 25, 2013

Soccer: PHS earns first conference title

PERRYVILLE – The Perryville High Boys Soccer team earned its first conference title in school history Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Windsor.

The Pirates improve to 21-3 on the season.

Volleyball: Saxony tops Cape Central

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran won its varsity game, but lost the junior varsity game with Cape Central last night.

The varsity score was 25-13 and 25-21.

Maddie Brune had seven kills, Kirsti Polhman had three kills and eight assists, Raegan Weiser had three kills, Breanna Mueller had five assists and three digs, Kelsi Siebert had three aces, Miranda Brewer had three digs.

Coach Alyssa Moeckel had a special thanks to Diana Pohlman for making the team’s pink out a success.

Saxony improves to 19-12-1 and will have the third seed in the Class 2 District 2 tournament the Lady Crusaders will be hosting.

Saxony opens with a game against Scott City at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The junior varsity score was 25-18, 19-25, 19-25.

Third, fourth grade basketball league forming

PERRYVILLE -- The Perryville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a third and fourth Grade Co-Ed basketball league starting on Saturday, November 30 to be held at the Perry Park Center.

Games will be played on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. A minimum of eight games will be played ending in a single elimination tournament at the end of the season. Awards will be given to the tournament champions. A minimum of 28 players must sign up to form a league.

The registration deadline is Sunday, October 27 at 6 pm. Please make checks payable to the City of Perryville.

For more information please call Chad Unterreiner, Leagues/Fitness Manager at 547-7275 or email chadunterreiner@cityofperryville.com

October 24, 2013

Volleyball: PHS tops Scott City, twice

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville scored varsity and junior varsity wins at Scott City.

The varsity won 25-11 and 25-6.

The junior varsity also won in straight sets.

The Lady Pirates have the top seed in the district tournament at Notre Dame. They will play either Kennett or Cape Central Tuesday

Soccer: PHS wins at St. Pius

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at St. Pius 2-1.

The Pirates improve to 20-3.

Cape-Perry LLL Dartball is underway

PERRYVILLE – The 2013-2014 season of Cape-Perry LLL Dartball has begun.

Here are the latest results:

October 23, 2013

Volleyball: Saxony scores double win over Oran

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran defeated Oran twice last night.

The varsity won 25-17 25-11.

Raegan Weiser had four kills, Amber Bergman had three kills, Courtney Bergman had three kills, Breanna Mueller had 10 assists and 9 digs, Kirsti Polhman had six assists, Maddie Brune had six digs and four aces,

The junior varsity won 25-13 25-18.

SVHS tops Grandview 63-0

PERRYVILLE -- The St. Vincent Indians rebounded from a one-point loss on homecoming pounding a depleted Grandview team 63-0 Friday night.

"Our kids came ready to play. They took the opening kickoff and scored in a just a couple of plays," said Indian coach Paul Sauer.

The Indians would score on every possession in the first half.

"We really played well. We were hitting on every cylinder," Sauer noted.

And it wasn't just the Indians offense. The St. Vincent defense came up with two fumble recoveries and three interceptions.

Alex Winkler had another big night as he ran for 198 yards on 11 carries and 2 TDs. It was Winkler's seventh game of 130 or more rushing yards. The senior has now carried for 1,195 yards this season.

"Levi Gotto played real well too, " Sauer said.

Gotto had 13 caries for 71 yards and 3 TDs. He also had an interception and a fumble recovery.

Sauer said a big play in the game was a 54-yard TD pass from sophomore quarterback Joe Whistler to senior Kevin Mattingly.

"Zack Heberlie got his first TD reception," the coach said.

The Indians had put the game away by the half leading 48-0.

"That gave us an opportunity to play our younger kids in the second half," Sauer said.

The jv got an interception to open the third quarter and went on to score.

Grandview fell to 1-7 and 0-5 while St. Vincent improved to 5-3 and 3-2 in conference.

"They only had a few seniors and they were missing some starters," Sauer said.

The Indians will host a high scoring Jefferson team this Friday night.

Jefferson has wins over JFK (52-32), Cleveland (64-34), Crystal City (54-27) and Grandview (57-22). Their losses have been to Herculaneum (66-30), St Pius (44-36), Valle (56-8) and Chaffee (56-22).

"We will have to be ready to play some defense," Sauer said.

The Jefferson at St. Vincent game will be broadcast on a tape delay Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm on KSGM AM 980. C. J. Layton will call the play by play.

October 18, 2013

Volleyball: Perryville varsity tops St. Vincent

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed St. Vincent 25-16 and 25-13 to improve to 25-4.

The Lady Pirates junior varsity lost 2-1.

The Perryville freshmen lost 2-1.

Soccer: Pirates win at Fox

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at Fox 2-0 to improve to 18-3.

October 15, 2013

Volleyball: Perryville defeats Park Hills

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville defeated Park Hills twice last night.

The varsity won 22-25, 25-23 and 25-13 to improve to 24-4.

The junior varsity won in straight sets.

Perryville plays freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games at St. Vincent Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. The game may be played at the Perry Park Center.

October 14, 2013

October 9, 2013

Volleyball: Perryville tops Carbondale

PERRYVILLE – Perryville downed Carbondale 19-25, 25-15 and 25-17 to improve to 23-4 on the season.

The Lady Pirates junior varsity won in straight sets and the freshmen won in three.

Perryville hosts Park Hills for varsity and junior varsity games Monday at 6 p.m.

October 8, 2013

Softball: PHS tops Delta, falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville split their games yesterday.

The Lady Pirates downed Delta 14-2 and lost to Notre Dame 10-2.

Soccer: PHS tops Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won at Notre Dame 1-0.

The Pirates improve to 17-2.

Volleyball: PHS varsity wins; JV, frosh lose to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won the varsity game, but dropped their freshmen and junior varsity games with Notre Dame.

The varsity score was 25-21, 22-25 and 25-20 as the Lady Pirates improve to 23-5.

The freshmen and junior varsity each lost in straight sets.

Perryville hosts Carbondale tonight.

Volleyball: PHS wins own tournament

PERRYVILLE Perryville won its own tournament Saturday.

The Lady Pirates scored a 16-0 win over St. Vincent, then topped Park Hills 25-16 and 25-17 before beating St. Pius 25-21 and 25-21 in the championship game.

Perryville plays freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games at Notre Dame today beginning at 5.

Volleyball: SLHS goes 1-1-1 in PHS Tournament

JACKSON Saxony Lutheran also played in the Perryville Tournament Saturday.

In pool play the Lady Crusaders downed Fredricktown 28-26 25-21 , split with St. Pius 25-22 19-25, defeated Scott city 25-21 25-10, defeated De Doto 25-23 25-23.

Saxony then advance to the Gold Bracket where they fell to Park Hills 26-24, 25-22, 26-28.

Raegan Wieser had 31 kills, Courtney Bergman had 29 kills and 21 digs, Brianna mueller had 23 digs, Abby Bergman had 21 digs, Kirsti Polhman had 39 assists, and Jordan Hecht had seven blocks.

Saxony plays at Bell City tonight at 6.

October 4, 2013

Volleyball: Saxony Lutheran drops two of three to Perryville

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran lost two of three games to Perryville.

The freshmen won 25-22.

The junior varsity lost 20-25 23-25

The varsity lost 18-25 23-25

Courtney Bergman had eight kills, Breanna Mueller had nine assists and eight digs, Kirsti Polhman had nine assists.

Softball: SVHS tops SLHS

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won at Saxony Lutheran 7-6.

The Lady Crusaders play at Delta today at 4.

The Lady Indians host Potosi Saturday at 10 a.m.

October 3, 2013

Volleyball: Perryville falls to Valle

PERRYVILLE – Perryville lost to Valle three times last night.

Perryville plays at Saxony Lutheran today.

October 1, 2013

Volleyball: PHS splits with Jefferson R-7

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville split with visiting Jefferson R-7 last night.

The varsity won 25-19 and 25-11.

The junior varsity lost 18-25 and 23-15.

The Lady Pirates host Valle Wednesday.

Soccer: PHS tops Fredericktown

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Fredericktown 11-1.

The 15-2 Pirates host De Soto tonight at 5.

Softball: SVHS defeats PHS

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent defeated Perryville 12-9 in nine innings.

The Lady Indians play at Herculaneum today at 6.

The Lady Pirates play at Notre Dame Wednesday at 4:30.

Soccer: PHS wins Hillsboro Tournament

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed the SLU High JV 1-0 to win the championship of the Hillsboro Tournament. The Pirates improve to 14-2.

September 27, 2013

Volleyball: PHS wins two of three with Hillsboro

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won two of three with visiting Hillsboro.

The varsity won 25-11 and 25-13 to improve to 13-3 on the season.

The junior varsity lost in three sets.

The freshmen won in two sets.

The Lady Pirates host Jefferson R-7 Monday.

Soccer: Perryville defeats Maplewood-Richmond Heights

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Maplewood Richmond Heights 10-0 in the Hillsboro Tournament.

The Pirates play North County on Friday as the tournament continues.

The finals are Saturday.

Softball: PHS falls to De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost to De Soto 8-0.

The Lady Pirates host Jefferson R-7 Monday.

September 26, 2013

Softball: PHS falls to Kelly

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost to Kelly 9-2.

The Lady Pirates host De Soto today at 4:30.

Softball: St. Vincent wins at Chaffee

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won at Chaffee 15-8.

The Lady Indians host Jefferson R-7 today at 4 p.m.

September 25, 2013

Volleyball: PHS tops Festus, twice

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville took two from Festus last night.

The varsity won 25-17 and 26-24 to go to 12-3-4 on the season.

The junior varsity won 25-15 and 25-22.

The Lady Pirates host Hillsboro Thursday.

Soccer: PHS tops Festus

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Festus 5-1 in the Hillsboro Tournament.

The Pirates play Maplewood Richmond Heights Thursday at 5:40 and North County on Friday. The finals are Saturday.

Softball: PHS falls to Jefferson R-7

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost to visiting Jefferson R-7 8-1.

The Lady Pirates play at Kelly today.

September 24, 2013

Volleyball: SVHS falls to Valle

PERRYVILLE – The St. Vincent varsity volleyball team fell to Valle in straight sets last night: 26-24 and 25-19.

St. Vincent plays at Grandview tonight at 6.

Softball: PHS falls at Windsor

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost at Windsor 11-3.

The Lady Pirates host Jefferson R-7 today at 4:30.

September 20, 2013

Volleyball: PHS takes two of three from De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won two games out of three with De Soto.

The varsity won 26-24 and 26-24.

The junior varsity won 25-16 and 25-14.

The freshmen lost in three sets.

The Lady Pirates are 11-3 on the season and play freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games at Festus Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m.

September 19, 2013

Volleyball: Saxony Lutheran falls to Valle

JACKSON –Saxony Lutheran fell to Valle in three sets: 20-25, 25-23 and 25-21.

Softball: SVHS wins at Fredericktown

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won at Fredericktown 10-0.

The Lady Indians improve to 6-4 and host Windsor today at 4.

Volleyball: SVHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent lost to Notre Dame 14-25, 21-25.

The Lady Indians play at Jefferson R-7 tonight at 6.

September 18, 2013

Softball: SVHS tops Herculaneum

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent downed Herculaneum 12-0.

The Lady Indians play at Fredericktown today.

Volleyball: Perryville wins two, loses three to Windsor

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won two and lost three at Windsor.

The varsity lost 24-26 and 19-25 to fall to 10-3.

The junior varsity lost two sets to one.

The freshmen lost two sets to one.

The eighth graders won two sets to one.

The seventh graders won two sets to one.

Perryville hosts De Soto for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.

Soccer: PHS tops Poplar Bluff

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Poplar Bluff 4-0 to improve to 9-1.

Soccer: PHS tops Sikeston

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Sikeston 4-0 to improve to 8-1.

Softball: PHS tops Fredericktown

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Fredericktown 16-3.

Softball: SVHS tops Ste. Genevieve

PERRYVILLE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to St. Vincent 13-4.

Cheerleading: PHS places second at state!

COLUMBIA – The Perryville High School cheerleaders returned from state with a second place plaque.

St. Vincent cross country report

By Coach Terry Wood

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent traveled to Forest Park Saturday.

The meet was set into small schools (White) and large schools (Green) divisions. Schools could opt to move up. We remained in the smaller schools divisions. The meet medaled to 30 runners in each of the eight different races.

In the JV boys "White" (small schools) division:

Levi Krauss 17:50.8 1st place

Isaac Baer 18:16.5 5th place

Brett Lottes 23:13.5 260th place

Charles Nenninger 23:23.2 275th

Alex Lambert 23:28.6 279th

There were 426 runners in this race.

As a team these boys placed 20th out of 29 full teams competing.

In the JV girls White division:

Courtney Brown 23:47.5 22nd place

Shelby Schumer 25:03.6 55th place

Rachel Mudd 25:30.00 62nd place

Sara Geile 26:25.3 95th

195 runners competed in this race. Being short one team member, these girls were not able to place as a team.

The varsity boys white division had two runners from St. Vincent

John Lipe 18:00.7 58th place

Zach Schumer 19:35.2 176th place

270 runners compete in this race.

Each of my runners were able to set personal bests in their races. Each girl ran 1-2 minutes faster than their previous time at the SVCC invite. Each boy showed improvements ranging from 35 seconds to 6 minutes. Charles Nenninger ran for the biggest improvement on the day shaving almost 6 minutes off his previous best last year.

The fact that each athlete was able to improve in a field of highly competitive athletes shows me some great promise for what this team is capable of achieving. While we did not race as a team, taking this information tells me we are ready for big things. Next week we travel to SIU-Edwardsville to take on a set of stiff competitors on the other side of the river. Excited to see how our Varsity team will do when put together once again.

Volleyball: PHS places second in silver bracket at Oakville

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville went 3-2-4 and came in second in the silver bracket in the Oakville Tournament.

The Lady Pirates play freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games at Windsor Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m.

September 13, 2013

Volleyball: PHS tops Fredericktown, twice

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Fredericktown twice.

The varsity won 25-12 and 25-16 to improve to 7-0.

The junior varsity won 25-27, 25-17 and 25-22.

The Lady Pirates play in the Oakville Tournament today and tomorrow.

Their first game is at 4 p.m. against Eureka.

Softball: PHS falls to Hillsboro

PERRYVILLE – Perryville fell to Hillsboro 4-2.

Soccer: PHS defeats Festus

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Festus 10-0 to improve to 7-1.

September 12, 2013

Softball: St. Vincent falls to Festus

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent lost to Festus 6-1.

The Lady Indians play De Soto today.

September 11, 2013

Volleyball: Saxony Lutheran falls to St. Vincent

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran lost to St. Vincent last night 18-25, 15-25.

Maddie Brune had three kills, Abby Bergman had nine digs, Kirsti Polhman had five digs and three assists, Breanna Mueller had four assist.

Soccer: PHS tops North County

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at North County 7-1.

Volleyball: PHS tops Farmington

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Farmington 25-18, 25-22.

The 6-0 Lady Pirates play at Fredericktown Thursday.

Softball: PHS tops Herculaneum

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Herculaneum 14-2.

The Lady Pirates plays Hillsboro today.

September 10, 2013

Softball: SVHS tops Saxony Lutheran

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent downed Saxony Lutheran 11-1 in five innings.

The 1-2 Lady Indians will host Festus Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The Lady Crusaders host Doniphan today at 4:30.

Soccer: PHS wins Notre Dame Soccerfest

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Sikeston 1-0 Saturday to win the championship game of the Notre Dame Soccerfest.

St. Vincent Cross Country Report

Coach Terry Wood

PERRYVILLE -- John Lipe, Zach Schumer and Brett Lottes, along with sophomores Levi Krauss and Isaac Baer placed second in the Junior (11th grade) division of the Jackson Invitational.  

Levi Krauss placed sixth (13:33) John Lipe, eighth (13:40) Isaac Baer, ninth (13:41) and Zach Schumer, 32nd (15:23) for a team score of 55 points.

The team to beat was Kirkwood who fields a team of 50+ male runners and 80+ female runners each year. Kirkwood won the division with 28 points. Northwest was third with 62 points. 

Brett Lottes raced for 51st place in the Junior Division with his teammates (17:47). 

Sophomore Alex Lambert raced for 53rd in his division with a time of 17:47.

Juniors Courtney Brown, Sara Geile, and freshman Shelby Schumer raced for ninth place in the Junior Girls’ Division. 

Rachel Mudd, senior, raced for 27th place in her division with a time of 20:07.

As a coach I enjoy traveling here as it allows for me to see what lies in store for the rest of the season. Essentially we use this meet as a workout. It is not raced as a full 5k, the normal distance for a CC race. Rather this meet is held on a 2.35 mile short course. With it long enough to pose a challenge, yet short enough that it is not too taxing. As for the results, it came as a surprise to me when I found out how well we had done. I expected third of fourth, never expected to get second. Schools our size have a hard time making an impact against so many 4A schools like Kirkwood, Northwest, Cape Central, etc. It makes me cautiously hopeful that we can take home more trophies or plaques.

Top 25 results from Junior boys division: http://mo.milesplit.com/meets/147080/results/257534 

September 6, 2013

Soccer: PHS tops Polar Bluff

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Poplar Bluff 7-0.

The Pirates play in the Notre Dame Tournament today.

September 5, 2013

Cross Country: St. Vincent boys first, girls third in home meet

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent’s boys were led by Levi Krauss and his second place finish (18:35.42) as the Indians won their home cross country meet Wednesday with 20 points.

Jefferson came in second in a fifth place tie breaker with 41 points.

Saxony also had 41 points. Crusader Greg Hapgood won the meet (18:18.07).

St. Pius came in fourth with 45 points.

St. Vincent’s girls were led by Courtney Brown, who came in fifth (25:20.77).

Chaffee won the meet with 10 points led by first place finisher Holly Reutherford (24:30.99).

Saxony was second with 13, led by Grace Hanebrink, who came in third (25:42.49) and Breanne Etzold, who came in fourth (25:43.81).

Click here for complete results:

September 4, 2013

Softball: PHS tops Sikeston

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Sikeston 11-1.

The Lady Pirates host Saxony Lutheran today.

Volleyball: SLHS begins play in Woodland Tourney

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran began play in the Woodland Tourney last night.

The Lady Crusaders beat Advance 19-9,19-9, lost to Woodland 17-19, 12-19 and beat Leopold 19-15, 19-14.

Saxony has the second seed for bracket play which starts Friday.

Maddie Brune, Raegan Wieser and Courtney Bergman each had 11 kills for the night.

Breanna Mueller had 16 assists, Kirsti Polhman had 13 assists, Courtney Bergman had 18 digs Abby Bergman had 16 digs and Raegan Wieser had seven blocks.

Volleyball: PHS wins twice at Cape Central

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won twice at Cape Central Tuesday.

The varsity won 25-10 and 25-12. The junior varsity won 25-16 and 25-19.

Both teams play in the Norte Dame Tournament Friday.

The junior varsity plays at 3:30.

The varsity plays host Notre Dame at 4:15.

Soccer: PHS places second at Carbondale

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville finished in second place in the Carbondale Tournament with a 2-1 record.

The Pirates opened with a 1-0 win over Waterloo, then defeated Carbondale 4-1 before losing to Anna Jonesboro 4-3 in the tournament's championship game.