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November 21, 2014

Football: MSHSAA playoffs enter the semifinal round

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State High School Activities Association football playoffs have entered the semifinal round:

Friday semifinals

Class 4

Cape Central-St. Charles West

Class 1

Westran-Penny

Saturday semifinals

Class 3

John Burroughs-Monett

Class 2

Malden-Lamar

Class 1

Skyline-Valle

November 20, 2014

All Region Football Teams announced

SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected.

The full list is as follows:

Class 4 & 5

Offense

First team

QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr.

RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr.

RB -- Jaden Reddick, Festus, Sr.

RB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr.

RB -- Trey Terry, Hillsboro, Sr.

WR -- Al Young, Cape Central, Jr.

WR -- Xominique Davis, Jackson, Sr.

WR -- Tristin Francisco, Poplar Bluff, Jr.

ATH -- Peyton Montgomery, Chaffee, Sr.

TE -- Andre Statam, Cape Central, Sr.

T -- Ryan Ochoa, Hillsboro, Sr.

T -- Drew Forbes, North Co., Sr.

G -- Shawn Armstrong, Hillsboro, So.

G -- Logan Reynolds, Festus, Sr.

C -- Lucas Reynolds, Festus, Sr.

Second team

QB -- Brandon Renaud, Perryville, So.

RB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr.

RB -- Tyler Curtis, North Co., Sr.

RB -- Nathan Cummings, Festus, Sr.

RB -- Victwon Riley, Sikeston, Jr.

WR -- Lamont Allen, DeSoto, So.

WR -- Ben Maudie, Jackson, Sr.

WR -- Corbyn Blissett, Sikeston, Sr.

ATH -- Jordan Wilkes, Festus, Sr.

TE -- Adam McGraw, North Co., Jr.

T -- Jaylen Flye-Sadler, Cape Central, Sr.

T -- Preston Hobeck, Jackson, Sr.

G -- Calen Crites, Jackson, Sr.

G -- Casey Baughn, Cape Central, Jr.

C -- Brandon Simpher, Jackson, Sr.

Defense

First team

DL -- Preston Hobeck, Jackson, Sr.

DL -- T.J. Pearson, Cape Central, Sr.

DL -- Tyan Ochoa, Hillsboro, Sr.

DL -- Deandre Banks, Cape Central, Sr.

DL -- Mitchell Garner, Sikeston, Jr.

ILB -- Josh Stone, Jackson, Sr.

ILB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr.

ILB -- Brennan Shular, Festus, Sr.

ILB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr.

OLB -- Alex Keathley, Festus, Sr.

OLB -- Ben Maudie, Jackson, Sr.

OLB -- Jordan Franklin, Cape Central, Sr.

DB -- Jalen Reddin, Cape Central, Sr.

DB -- Donnell Cobb, Sikeston, Sr.

DB -- Seth Castleman, Hillsboro, Sr.

DB -- Al Young, Cape Central, Jr.

Second team

DL -- Jaden Reddick, Festus, Sr.

DL -- Devin Cochran, Sikeston, Jr.

DL -- Braden Eisenbeis, Festus, Jr.

DL -- Tyler Norton, Poplar Bluff, Sr.

DL -- Matthew Terbrak, Perryville, Jr.

ILB -- Drew Carter, Hillsboro, Sr.

ILB -- Steven Haley, Poplar Bluff, Jr.

ILB -- Scotty Roberts, Farmington, Sr.

ILB -- Gabriel Dudley, Jackson, Jr.

OLB -- Sam Mock, Hillsboro, Sr.

OLB -- Austin Mills, Perryville, Sr.

OLB -- Dakota Burns, North Co., Jr.

DB -- Elijah Richeson, Festus, So.

DB -- Ty Crowden, Jackson, Sr.

DB -- Briar Alford, Poplar Bluff, Sr.

DB -- Justin Gibbons, DeSoto, Jr.

Special teams

First team

P -- Andrew Hayden, Festus, Sr.

K -- Brayden Krause, Farmington, Jr.

RS -- Al Young, Cape Central, Jr.

Second team

P -- Dante Vandeven, Jackson, Sr.

K -- Andrew Hayden, Festus, Sr.

Offensive POY -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr.

Defensive POY -- Preston Hobeck, Jackson, Sr.

Lineman of the Year -- Ryan Ochoa, Hillsboro, Sr.

Coach of the Year -- Nathan Norman, Cape Central

Class 3

Offense

First team

QB -- Jake Bridges, Park Hills, Jr.

RB -- Brandon Maberry, Park Hills, Sr.

RB -- Blaine Riddle, Potosi, Sr.

RB -- Austin Brewer, Ste. Genevieve, Jr.

RB -- Tryson Thornton, St. Pius, Jr.

WR -- Brayden Manion, Park Hills, Sr.

WR -- Hunter Strange, Park Hills, Sr.

WR -- Ethan Stevens, Dexter, Jr.

ATH -- Edward Wilson, Kennett, Jr.

TE -- Chandler Franklin, Potosi, Jr.

T -- Bud Hilburn, Kennett, Sr.

T -- Colin Bess, Park Hills, Sr.

G -- Zack Drennen, Potosi, Sr.

G -- Britt Harris, Kennett, Jr.

C -- Dakota Pope, Park Hills, Sr.

Second team

QB -- Peyton Pollack, Dexter, Sr.

RB -- Jajaida Childress, Kennett, Jr.

RB -- Caleb Carver, Fredericktown, Sr.

RB -- MC Hudson, Kennett, Sr.

RB -- Drew Harlow, Park Hills, Jr.

WR -- Drew Schmelzle, Ste. Genevieve, Sr.

WR -- Austin Aldridge, Dexter, Sr.

WR -- Tyler Reed, Fredericktown, Sr.

ATH -- Austin Cooley, Potosi, Sr.

TE -- Noah Kronk, Dexter, Sr.

T -- Dalton King, Fredericktown, Jr.

T -- Brandon Richardson, Park Hills, Sr.

G -- Kade Jett, Ste. Genevieve, Jr.

G -- Chaz Brown, Kennett, Sr.

C -- Jacob Neff, Potosi, Jr.

Defense

First team

DL -- Wayland DeClue, Potosi, Sr.

DL -- Dalton Craig, Kennett, Sr.

DL -- Colin Bess, Park Hills, Sr.

DL -- Brandon Maberry, Park Hills, Sr.

DL -- Rylan Matthews, Fredericktown, Sr.

ILB -- Bud Hilburn, Kennett, Sr.

ILB -- Drew Harlow, Park Hills, Jr.

ILB -- Noah Kronk, Dexter, Sr.

OLB -- Jacob Coleman, Potosi, Sr.

OLB -- Jahaida Childress, Kennett, Jr.

OLB -- Logan Comfort, Park Hills, Sr.

DB -- Blaine Riddle, Potosi, Sr.

DB -- Dylan Bazarian, Dexter, Sr.

DB -- Brock O'Neal, Fredericktown, Jr.

DB -- Brayden Manion, Park Hills, Sr.

Second team

DL -- AJ Gonz, Ste. Genevieve, Jr.

DL -- Morgan Schneck, Ste. Genevieve, Jr.

DL -- Drake Mitchell, Dexter, Sr.

DL -- Dakota Pope, Park Hills, Sr.

DL -- Dylan Wright, Potosi, So.

ILB -- Dalton King, Fredericktown, Jr.

ILB -- Caleb Carver, Fredericktown, Sr.

ILB -- Scott Earley, St. Pius, Sr.

OLB -- Jason Mattison, Dexter, Sr.

OLB -- Tom Edington, Kennett, Sr.

DB -- Matthew Williams, Fredericktown, So.

DB -- Anthony Hawkins, Kennett, Sr.

DB -- MC Hudson, Kennett, Sr.

DB -- Drew Schemelze, Ste. Genevieve, Sr.

Special teams

First team

P -- Zak Keller, Fredericktown, Jr.

K -- Brenden Withrow, St. Pius, Sr.

RS -- Brayden Manion, Park Hills, Sr.

Second team

P -- Ethan Stevens, Dexter, Jr.

K -- Drew Schmelzle, Ste. Genevieve, Sr.

RS -- Matthew Williams, Fredericktown, So.

Offensive POY -- Jake Bridges, Park Hills, Jr.

Defensive POY -- Bud Hilburn, Kennett, Sr.

Lineman of the Year -- Brandon Maberry, Park Hills, Sr.

Coach of the Year -- Aaron Pixley, Kennett

Class 2

Offense

First team

QB -- Chapen Riley, Malden, Jr.

RB -- Dremond Robinson, Malden, Sr.

RB -- Daniel Fugate, Caruthersville, Sr.

RB -- Daniel McCray, Portageville, Jr.

RB -- Landon Harper, Herculaneum, Sr.

WR -- Austin Spriggs, Scott City, Sr.

WR -- Mack Marcum, East Prairie, Sr.

WR -- Patrick McCormick, Malden, Sr.

ATH -- Deverence Jones, East Prairie, So.

TE -- Devin Riddick, Hayti, Sr.

T -- Terrell Boyle, Malden, Sr.

T -- Devon Foote, Herculaneum, Sr.

G -- Javiel Cooper, Malden, Sr.

G -- Landon Strickland, Caruthersville, Sr.

C -- Andrew Collier, Malden, Sr.

Second team

QB -- Braden Cox, Scott City, So.

RB -- Adrian Soto, East Prairie, Sr.

RB -- Caleb Sykes, Scott City, Sr.

RB -- Nick Thompson, Malden, Jr.

RB -- Eathan Faries, Kelly, Jr.

WR -- Dalton Huffman, Kelly, Sr.

WR -- Ian Torrey, Portageville, Fr.

WR -- Dayon Moore, Hayti, So.

ATH -- Cortez Dobbins, Malden, Sr.

TE -- Zach Gray, Malden, Jr.

T -- Malik Monroe, Caruthersville, Sr.

T -- Chris Gephart, East Prairie, So.

G -- Stefan Clennin, Jefferson, Sr.

G -- Omar Bailey, Malden, Sr.

C -- Levi Davidson, Scott City, Jr.

Defense

First team

DL -- Javiel Cooper, Malden, Sr.

DL -- Cordiero Clark, Malden, Sr.

DL -- Zach Gray, Malden, Jr.

DL -- Malik Monroe, Caruthersville, Sr.

DL -- Dalton Goforth, Scott City, Sr.

ILB -- TJ Shands, East Prairie, Sr.

ILB -- Nico Brown, Herculaneum, Sr.

ILB -- Jake Elders, Scott City, Sr.

ILB -- Derrick Priggel, Portageville, Sr.

OLB -- Nick Thompson, Malden, Jr.

OLB -- Darron Howard, Charleston, Sr.

OLB -- Blayn Gooding, East Prairie, Jr.

DB -- Dayon Moore, Hayti, So.

DB -- Brandon Stanley, Malden, Sr.

DB -- Mack Marcum, East Prairie, Sr.

DB -- Brandon Smith, Herculaneum, Sr.

Second team

DL -- Landon Strickland, Caruthersville, Sr.

DL -- Houston Graham, Kelly, Sr.

DL -- Brenden Bielik, Grandview, Sr.

DL -- Mason Tidwell, East Prairie, So.

DL -- Devon Foote, Herculaneum, Sr.

ILB -- Alvin Johnson, Caruthersville, So.

ILB -- Dremond Robinson, Malden, Sr.

OLB -- Brian Rodgers, Kelly, Jr.

OLB -- Austin Neisler, Hayti, Sr.

DB -- Hunter Trevathan, Caruthersville, Sr.

DB -- Shaeen Perkins, Malden, Sr.

DB -- Dylan Keller, Scott City, So.

DB -- Deverence Jones, East Prairie, So.

Special teams

First team

P -- Chapen Riley, Malden, Jr.

K -- Trevonne Leatherwood, Caruthersville, Sr.

RS -- Tyler Craig, Charleston, Sr.

Second team

P -- Peyton Faulkner, Caruthersville, Jr.

K -- Nicholas Allred, Portageville, So.

RS -- Maurice Davis, Kelly, Jr.

Offensive POY -- Dremond Robinson, Malden, Sr.

Defensive POY -- Nick Thompson, Malden, Jr.

Lineman of the Year -- Javiel Cooper, Malden, Sr.

Coach of the Year -- Joel Wyatt, Malden

Class 1

Offense

First team

QB -- Connor Basler, Valle, Jr.

RB -- Tristen Huck, Valle, So.

RB -- Riley Reihn, St. Vincent, So.

RB -- Donovan Williams, Crystal City, Jr.

WR -- Garrett Jaegers, Valle, Jr.

WR -- David Camerillo, St. Vincent, Sr.

WR -- Zach Cheaney, Crystal City, Jr.

ATH -- Cole Steinbecker, St. Vincent, Sr.

TE -- Koltyn Schilly, Valle, Sr.

T -- Jacob Trautman, Valle, Sr.

T -- Drake Childers, Crystal City, Jr.

G -- Nick Friend, Valle, Sr.

G -- Chase Schumer, St. Vincent, Jr.

C -- Ethan Fallert, Valle, Sr.

Honorable mention

QB -- Joe Whistler, St. Vincent, Jr.

TE -- Nick Oberle, Valle, Jr.

T -- Brody Swinford, Chaffee, Sr.

T -- Matthew Skaggs, Valle, Jr.

C -- Alex Lappe, St. Vincent, Sr.

Defense

First team

DL -- Trevor Morehead, Chaffee, Sr.

DL -- Jacob Trautman, Valle, Sr.

DL -- Koltyn Scholly, Valle, Sr.

DL -- Jacob Womble, Crystal City, Sr.

ILB -- Jake Perkins, Chaffee, Sr.

ILB -- Logan Tucker, Valle, Sr.

OLB -- Garrett Jaegers, Valle, Jr.

OLB -- Cole Steinbecker, St. Vincent, Sr.

DB -- Logan Chapman, Chaffee, Sr.

DB -- Jarrod Davis, Valle,, Sr.

DB -- David Camarillo, St. Vincent, Sr.

Honorable mention

DL -- Augie Knutson, Chaffee, So.

DL -- Nick Friend, Valle, Sr.

DL -- Ethan Fallert, Valle, Sr.

DL -- Alex Lappe, St. Vincent, Sr.

ILB -- Tristen Huck, Valle, So.

ILB -- Nick Mingione, St. Vincent, Sr.

OLB -- Tyler Unterreiner, St. Vincent, So.

DB -- Austin Pennell, Valle, Sr.

DB -- Connor Basler, Valle, Jr.

DB -- Tyler Monier, St. Vincent, So.

Special teams

First team

P -- Drake Childers, Crystal City, Jr.

K -- Drake Childers, Crystal City, Jr.

RS -- Braden Cox, Crystal City, Fr.

Honorable mention

P -- Cole Steinbecker, St. Vincent, Sr.

Offensive POY -- Connor Basler, Valle, Jr.

Defensive POY -- Jacob Trautman, Valle, Sr.

Coach of the Year -- Judd Naeger, Valle

November 19, 2014

SGHS honors student athletes in football, dance and cheer

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve High School honored its student athletes in football, dance and cheer this evening with a banquet and awards ceremony presented by the All Sports Boosters Club and Ste. Genevieve High School Athletic Department.

Congratulations were also given to Head Football Coach Bob Stolzer who is retiring after many years with the football program.

Click here to view the ceremony’s program and awards:

November 17, 2014

Football: Valle tops Marionville!

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic scored 28 unanswered second half points and the defending state champions won 48-20 at Marionville Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors (13-0) will now host Skyline (10-3) in a class one semifinal game at 1:00 this Saturday.

Skyline defeated Cass Midway 48-46 in the other quarterfinal.

Marionville's season ended at 9-4.

The Comets played Valle to a 20-20 halftime tie.

Valle scored on just two plays to open the game. Junior quarterback Conner Basler ran for 63 yards and then Koltyn Schilly busted a 24-yard TD run and the Warriors led 7-0 just 30 seconds into the game.

The Comets key player junior Tanner Wright answered as he returned the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for the first of his three TD's.

The Warriors went up14-6 after Schilly scampered for his second TD on a fourth down play.

Tanner answered again with a 71-yard TD run. Following a two-point conversion it was 14-14.

Valle went up 20-14 on a 58-yard TD pass. The Warriors threatened to break the game open but Wright picked off a Basler pass. Wright then scored on a 31-yard screen pass to tie the game at 20-20 at the half.

The second half was all Valle.

Sophomore Tristin Huck scored the first of his two TD's on a 10-yard run and the Warriors went up 26-20 with 8:38 in the third.

Schilly made it 32-20 with a 16-yard TD run with 2:51 in the third. The Warriors added a two point conversion to lead 34-20.

Valle recovered a fumble at the Marionville 20 to set up their next score and Huck ran in from 6-yards out to put the Warriors ahead 41-20.

Basler then found sophomore Tristan Rollhaus on a 58-yard TD throw as Valle went up 48-20.

Basler was 8-17 for 165 yards in the game. The

Warriors rushed for 265 yards.

The Valle defense held the Comets to 295 yards of offense.

The Skyline win gives the Warriors another home game and allows Valle to avoid a long trip to Cleveland located south of Independence near Kansas City.

Valle beat Skyline 41-8 in a quarterfinal game in 2011.

The high school is located in Urbana.

In the other semi-final this Saturday it will be Westran and Penny.

Valle beat Westran earlier this season 72-28.

Another Valle win and the Warriors will return to the Show Me Bowl.

The Skyline at Valle game Saturday will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and online at ksgm980.com.

November 13, 2014

SGHS holds first of two fall sports banquets

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve R-II Athletic Department and All Sports Boosters Club held the first of two sports banquets and awards ceremonies for fall student athletes last night.

Six cross country awards were presented, three each to the boys and girls teams:

Team Leaders: Ben Naeger and Taylor Werner

Most Improved: Schuyler Ogden and Summer Garcia

Most Spirited: Max Upchurch and Mia Jerman.

Click here to view the remaining award recipients, team records and accomplishments:

The second banquet for football, dance and cheer will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

November 10, 2014

Football: Valle tops Monroe City!

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Junior quarterback Conner Basler threw for three TD's and ran for 3 more as Valle Catholic won their 7th straight class 1 district title beating Monroe City 56-18 Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

Koltyn Schilly ran for 2 TD's and caught a Basler TD throw for another and Valle scored on seven 1st half possessions to win their 27th consecutive game.

Basler hit 10 of 17 throws for 166 yards and ran for 99 more.

The Warriors took their opening drive 79 yards in six plays and Schilly finished it with a 34 yard TD run.

Basler needed only 3 plays to cover 42 yards on Valle's second drive. His 12-yard TD run gave the Warriors a 14-0 lead with 4:29 left in the first.

His 1-yard TD run with 1:02 left in the quarter gave Valle a 21-0 lead.

The Panthers answered with 46 seconds left in the 1st as Taylor Birt returned the kickoff 95 yards on a reverse and it was 21-6.

The Warriors responded with a quick 3-play 42 yard scoring drive and Schilly added his second rushing TD on a 12-yard run with 12-seconds left in the period for a 28-6 Valle lead.

Basler opened the second quarter scoring with a 5-yard TD run that made it 35-6 with 8:38 before the half.

The Panthers after a fumble recovery scored on a 42-yard TD pass from Brandon Devlin to Johnathan Shuck and with 2:30 left in the half it was 35-12.

The Warriors added two more scores before the break.

Basler found Schilly on a 46-yard TD pass with 1:01 on the clock and then connected with Garret Jaegers for a 27-yard TD with just 9-seconds left.

It was Valle 49-12 at the intermission.

Valle reserves finished the game under a continuous second half clock.

Sophomore Cole Wood caught an 8-yard TD pass with 5:36 in the third for Valle.

Tariq Garner's 2-yard TD run with 13-seconds left in the game made the final 56-18.

Valle ran for 286 yards in the game on 31 rushes and added 180 in the air. Schilly led the ground attack with 120 yards while Tristan Huck added 55.

Schuck led the Panthers in rushing with 80 yards.

Valle kicker Devon Kutz nailed all 8 extra point attempts.

It was the first meeting between the two schools.

Monroe City (8-4) had been a class 2 school and this was their first year in class 1.

In class 2 they won state titles in 1994 and 1996. They finished second in 97 and 98.

Valle (12-0) will travel to Marionville Saturday for a class 1 quarterfinal.

Marionville (9-3) beat Cabool 20-16 in the district championship to set up a rematch with Valle. The Warriors won last year 35-0.

Marionville has loses this season to class 2 power house Strafford (47-0), Ash Grove (43-12) and Miller (34-31).

Cross Country: Ste. Gen girls place second at state meet

JEFFERSON CITY -- There was a tie for first place Saturday at the at the Class 3 Missouri Girls Cross Country Meet.

Festus won the tie-breaker. Ste. Genevieve finished in second.

Taylor Werner won the race for her third cross country championship in three years.

Mia Jerman came in second, Amy Huck was 22nd, Mallory Koller was 28th and Summer Garcia came in 71st.

Three Ste. Genevieve boys competed in the meet:

Ben Naeger came in second, Schuyler Ogden was 17th and Nathaniel Ogden was 30th.

Naeger and Schuyler Ogden both earned All-State honors.

Cross Country: Valle runner competes at state

JEFFERSON CITY -- Valle girls individual results in the Class 2 cross country meet.

77. Sally Heil, Jr., 22:50.6

November 7, 2014

High school football

PERRYVILLE -- This week’s schedule:

Class 1

Monroe City-Valle

Cabool-Marionville

Class 2

Malden-Carruthersville

Cardinal Ritter-Herculaneum

Class 3

Kennett-Park Hills Central

Class 4

Cape Central-Hillsboro

Class 5

Jackson-Vianney

November 6, 2014

Football: All Region, All Conference Teams announced

PERRYVILLE – Several members of the Ste. Genevieve High School football team have been named to the All Region and All Conference Teams.

Click here to view the All Region team:

Click here to view the All Conference team:

November 5, 2014

Volleyball: Roth, Bahr named to All State Team

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic High School has two selections on the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association (MHSVCA) All-State Team.

Senior Susan Roth (right) was named to the Class 2 Second Team and Sophomore Hannah Bahr was an honorable mention.

November 4, 2014

All Conference football team announced

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve High School this morning announced the Dragons players who have been named to the All- Conference football team.

Mississippi Area Football Conference All conference Squad:

First Team:

Austin Brewer - Running Back

Kade Jett - Offensive Guard

Logan Dowdy - Linebacker

Morgan Schenck – Defensive Line

Drew Schmelzle - Defensive Back and Unanimous Choice-Kicker

Second Team:

Morgan Schenck - Center

Harrison Womack - Offensive Guard

Drew Schmelzle - Wide Receiver

Austin Brewer-Linebacker

AJ Gonz- Defensive End

Honorable Mention:

Andrew DeRousse - Defensive Back

Luke Gettinger – Running back

Tate Meyer - Linebacker

Logan Rhinehart - Kick Returner

November 3, 2014

Valle tops St. Vincent

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic needed only three plays to score two TDs in a 69-7 rout of rival St. Vincent in a class 1 district semi-final game in Ste. Genevieve Friday night.

For the Warriors it was their 26th straight win and the defending class 1 state champions left little doubt why they are the state’s top ranked team.

Valle dominated the first half with over 500 yards of offense scoring on 10 of their first 11 possessions to build a 62-7 lead at the half.

Conner Basler broke a 50-yard TD run on the Warriors second offensive play and with 11:20 in the 1st it was 7-0.

Koltyn Schilly raced 82-yards with 8:48 on the clock as Valle went up 13-0.

With 6:05 in the 1st Basler's 13-yard TD pass to Nick Oberle gave the Warriors a 20-0 lead.

With 1:41 left in the period Garrett Jaegers scored on a 40-yard TD pass from Basler and Valle lead 27-0 after the 1st.

A 20-yard TD run by Tristan Huck made it 34-0 with 10:55 in the 2nd.

The Indians then surprised the Warriors with an 84-yard TD pass from Joe Whistler to Trevor Leible. The score with 10:25 to play in the 2nd was the last for the Indians who finished their season 4-7.

Valle answered with a 22-yard TD pass to Jaegers with 8:31 before the half.

Huck’s second TD on a one-yard run with 4:52 to play in the half gave the Warriors a 48-7 lead.

Oberle caught his 2nd TD pass with 2:06 left in the period. The 15-yard catch gave the Warriors a 55-7 advantage.

Cole Keeley playing with Valle's second unit scored on a 2-yard run with two seconds left before the break.

The Indians lost Whistler to an injury in the second quarter and Cole Steinbecker finished the game at QB for St. Vincent.

The Warriors final score came early in the third when Zach Viox raced 51-yards for a TD.

The second half was played under a continuous clock.

Basler was 11 of 17 for 201 yards and the Warrior rushed for 366 yards on 32 attempts.

The Indians were held to a minus 14 yards rushing but gained 129 yards thru the air on 10 for 32 passing.

The Warriors were forced to punt only once in the game and it was only their 10th punt of the entire season.

St. Vincent was on a four-game winning streak before the loss.

They opened the season with a 56-0 loss to Valle.

The Warriors (11-0) will host Monroe City (8-3) this Friday night for the district championship.

The Eagles ran over Mark Twain 56-18 Friday night in the other semi-final.

Monroe City also has wins over Clark County (40-22), Louisiana (55-22), Highland (52-18), Scotland County (42-6), Centralia (42-21), Palmyra (32-0) and Louisiana (46-0). Their losses were to Macon (23-20), South Shelby (34-20) and Brookfield (28-0).

The Monroe City at Valle game will be broadcast on AM 980 KSGM and can be heard online at ksgm980.com. Brad Palmer will call the play by play for Donze Communications.

Cross country: SGHS girls first, boys third at district

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's girls came in first, and the boys were third at the Class District 1 Meet Saturday.

The girls team advances to state.

Individually: Taylor Werner came in first, Mia Jerman came in second, A. Huck was sixth and M. Koller 10th.

Three members of the boys team qualified for state: Ben Naeger came in third, Schuyler Ogden was ninth and Nathan Ogden came in 13th.

June 4, 2014

Valle Wins State Gold!
photos provided by Cindy Vessell

O'FALLON -- The Valle Warriors finished a stellar season with a 13-2 state championship win over Hartville at a hot T.R. Hughes ballpark in O'Fallon Tuesday.

It was the second state championship in baseball for the school, and it came in a season that saw the Warriors extend their school record for wins (31).

For departing seniors Evan Lauer, Justin Roth, Bryant Vessell and Nolan Wood, it was something of a payback for their sophomore year. The Warriors finished second in that season.

The state championship will apparently be the last for head coach Judd Naeger. While his exit from the baseball program has been whispered knowledge in the Ste. Genevieve community, Naeger made it official after the game. He leaves the program after guiding the young men under his charge to two state championships in four appearances, and nine district crowns in 13 years. He will continue to lead a football program that has been red hot, with three state titles in the past four seasons. He told reporters at the ballpark that it all "...came down to spending more time with my family."

Andrew Basler went the distance, settling down after a shaky second inning. His complete game followed a gem by junior Daniel Bergtholdt in Monday's 4-0 semifinal win over Linn. Basler allowed only five hits.

Bergtholdt, meanwhile, was a red-hot hitter. He was 4 for 5 in the championship game after a three hit performance in the semifinal.

Valle stranded 14 runners and scored in every inning except the fourth.

The team placed third in 2007 in Class 1, won the Class 2 title in 2009, and finished second in Class 2 in 2012.

 

Valle Catholic 212 011 6 - 13 14 2

Hartville 010 100 0 - 2 5 3

W - Andrew Basler 7ip 2r 1er 5h 3k 3bb.

L - A.J. Buford 5 1/3ip 7r 4er 9h 4k 7bb.

Hitting:

Daniel Bergtholdt 4-5, Andrew Basler 3-5, Evan Lauer 2-4, Justin Roth 2-5, Connor Basler 1-2, Tyler Shuh 1-5, Koltyn Schilly 1-5.

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

Warriors One Win Away!

O’FALLON – The Valle Catholic baseball Warriors have earned the right to play for the MSHSAA Class 2 state championship!

Daniel Bergtholdt threw a complete game shutout, striking out 15, and he also helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate in a 4-0 semifinal victory at T.R. Hughes Stadium. The 15 strikeouts give him a sixth-place tie for most strikeouts in a game at state level (all classes).

The Warriors are now 30-3 on the year, and will take on defending state champion Hartville at 1 p.m. today.

Bergtholdt was in command all afternoon, despite allowing runners to reach third base on three separate innings. He threw 81 pitches for strikes out of 122.

Andrew Basler (7-1) is expected to make the start on the mound today. Internet users can catch the video live at mshsaa.tv.

Valle Catholic  101 110 0 - 4  9  0

Linn  000 000 0 - 0  4  1

W - Bergtholdt 7ip 0r 0er 4h 15k 2bb.

L - Ryan Mantle 6ip 4r 3er 9h 4k 2bb.

Valle Catholic hitting- Bergtholdt 3-4, Andy Grieshaber 2-2, Koltyn Schilly 2-4, Justin Roth 1-3, Basler 1-3. 2b - Schilly, Roth, Grieshaber.

Follow this link for the complete box score: http://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictWinners.aspx?alg=3&class=2&id=2

June 2, 2014

SGHS Track and Field performs well

JEFFERSON CITY – The Ste Genevieve Hunters finished third in the state track meet this past weekend.

Grandview took first with 63 points, followed by McCluer South with 58, and the Hunters with 53.5.

Once again, it was the Taylor Werner show. The sophomore broke the state record for the 1600 meter run on Friday, and followed that up Saturday with another state record, this time in the 3200. Her time of 10:19.15 shattered her own state record from 2013 by nearly 19 seconds.

Mia Jernan finished third in the 1600, while Mallory Koller finished 5th. Jernan also finished 3rd in the 1600, and Amy Huck placed 8th.

Monica Inman finished 8th in the pole vault Friday, earning all-state honors.

And, freshman Ben Naeger, in his state debut, finished 4th in the 3200 on the boys’ side.

Taylor Werner now has a total of nine gold medals after two state meets.

The 4x800 relay team of Jernan, Koller, Werner and Shelby Werner finished 3rd.

May 29, 2014

Valle wins quarterfinal round, plays semi Monday!

PERRYVILLE -- Valle downed East Carter 6-4 Wednesday in a Class 2 quarterfinal contest at Alumni Field in Ste. Genevieve.

Valle's Andrew Basler struck out six and allowed four hits while improving to 8-0 on the mound.

The Warriors improve to 29-3 on the season and will play 22-4 Linn in a semifinal game Monday at 6:30 p.m. at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

Linn was a 7-3 winner over Canton yesterday.

The other semifinal will have 18-4 Hartville taking on 19-7 Archie at 4 p.m. Monday also at T. R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

A win Monday would put Valle into a game for the Class 2 championship which would be played Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the T.R. Hughes Ballpark.

Ken Weik returns to Ste. Genevieve

STE. GENEVIEVE -- A former freshmen football coach at Ste. Genevieve High School is returned.

It's being reported that Ken Weik has left his job as head coach of the Crystal City football team and will take over as defensive coordinator at Ste. Genevieve.

Weik says he hopes to take over as Head Coach when Bob Stolzer retires.

Weik was at Crystal City for five years.

The Hornets have already promoted Mike Reed to take over as their head coach.

Crystal City went 2 and 8 last season.

May 28, 2014

SGHS honors its spring athletes

By Don Pritchard, Sun Times News Online

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School Athletics Department honored its spring student athletes with a banquet and awards ceremony.

Awards were presented in baseball, golf, and boys and girls track.

Baseball awards were presented by Coach Mike McDaniel.

Aaron Stuppy was named most valuable player. Stuppy was also honored for having the most RBI (28).

Jacob Kemper received the Dirty Uniform Award.

Drew Schmelzle had the highest batting average, (.465).

Adam Fischer was named outstanding pitcher.

The baseball team finished with a 14-10 varsity record and a 10-5-2 junior varsity record.

The team finished in second place in the MAAA Conference.

All Conference selections will be announced after all MAAA teams have finished with their season.

The golf honors were presented by Coach Kyle Schweiss.

Tim Schweigert had the lowest average, Dylan Burr was the team's sectional qualifier and Madison DeRousse and Trevor Drury each received Spirit of the Game awards.

The golf team had one sectional qualifier: Dylan Burr.

Tim Schweigert finished fifth at the Ste. Genevieve Invitational.

All Conference selection:

Nathan McKlin

Girls track awards were handed out by Coach Brian Jett.

Kelci Carron was named the Outstanding Field Event Athlete.

Taylor Werner was named the Outstanding Track Athlete. Werner was also named Outstanding Distance Runner.

Kamrie Gettinger and Ashley Viox were named the Outstanding Relay Runners.

Madison Reynolds was named the Outstanding Sprinter and Hurdler.

Amy Huck received the Most Improved Award.

Hannah Giesler received the Hustle Award.

The girls track team won several meets: The Old Settlement Meet, North County JV Invitational, Ste. Genevieve Invitational, Hillsboro JV Invitational, Potosi Relays, Black Knight JV Meet, MAAA JV Conference and the Class 3 District 2 Meet.

The team came in second in the MAAA Conference Meet.

All Conference Team selections:

Jacie Korenak in the 1600m relay,

Madison Reynolds in the 1600m relay, 300m hurdles, 200m dash, 3200m relay and 100m hurdles.

Mallory Koller in the 1600m relay, 1600m run, 3200m run, 3200m relay and 800m run.

Monica Inman in the 1600m relay and pole vault.

Taylor Werner in the 1600m and 3200m relays, 400m, 800m, 1600m and 3200m runs.

Kelci Carron in the discus.

Natalie Engel in the 300m hurdles.

Mia Jerman in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m runs and 3200m relay.

Amy Huck in the 3200m run.

Shelby Werner in the 3200m run and 3200m relay.

Sectional qualifiers were:

4x800m relay team of Shelby Werner, Taylor Werner, Mia Jerman and Mallory Koller.

Monica Inman in the pole vault.

Kelci Carron in the in the discus.

Madison Reynolds in the 100m hurdles.

Taylor Werner, Mia Jerman and Mallory Koller in the 1600m run.

Madison Reynolds and Natalie Engel in the 300m hurdles.

Taylor Werner and Mallory Koller in the 800m run.

Mia Jerman, Taylor Werner and Amy Huck in the 3200m run.

State qualifiers are:

Taylor Werner in the 3200m relay, and the 3200m, 1600m and 800m runs.

Mallory Koller in the 3200m relay and the 1600m run.

Shelby Werner in the 3200m relay.

Monica Inman in the pole vault.

Amy Huck in the 3200m run.

Mia Jerman in the 3200m relay and the 3200m and 1600m runs.

School Records broken:

Taylor Werner in the 1600m run (4:46.58).

Boys track honors were presented by Coach Chris Werner.

Anthony Roe was named the Outstanding Field Event Athlete.

Andrew Moore was named the Outstanding Track Athlete.

Clayton Naeger was named the Outstanding Relay Runner.

Ben Naeger was named the Outstanding Distance Runner.

Logan Rhinehart was named the Outstanding Sprinter and Hurdler.

Kellen Steagall received the Most Improved Award.

Luke Hemmerla received the Hustle Award.

The boys track team won the Old Settlement Meet.

The team came in second in the Ste. Genevieve Invitational, Potosi Relays and the MAAA Conference Meet.

The team came in fourth in Class 3 District 1.

All Conference Selections:

Clayton Naeger in the long jump.

Anthony Roe in the high jump.

Andrew Moore in the 1600m and 3200m runs.

Ben Naeger in the 3200m run.

Sectional Qualifiers:

Ben Naeger in the 3200m run.

Anthony Roe in the high jump.

Logan Rhinehart in the 300m hurdles and long jump.

Jonas Schwent in the 110m hurdles.

State qualifier:

Ben Naeger in the 3200m run.

School record broken:

Ben Naeger in the 3200m run (9:34.49).

Last night’s banquet of pork steaks, brats, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, chips and pickle spears was prepared by the Ste. Genevieve R-II cafeteria staff and provided by the Ste. Genevieve All Sports Boosters.

May 27, 2014

Track: Naeger breaks school record at sectional meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve traveled to the sectional meet Saturday and came back with a new school record.

Ben Naeger broke the old school record in the 3200 meter run with a time of 9:32.89. The time also qualified him to advance to the state meet next weekend.

Other state qualifiers:

Mallory Koller as a member of the 4x800 meter relay team and in the 1600 meter run.

Monica Inman in the pole vault.

Taylor Werner as a member of the 4x800 meter relay team, and in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs

Shelby Werner as a member of the 4x800 meter relay team

Mia Jerman as a member of the 4x800 meter relay team and 1600 and 3200 meter runs.

Amy Huck in the 3200 meter run.

Complete Ste. Genevieve results:

Class 3 Girls:

100 Hurdles - 8. Madison Reynolds, 16.95

300 Hurdles - 6. Madison Reynolds, 47.38; 8. Natalie Engel, 49.96

800 - 1. Taylor Werner, 2:14.41; 6. Mallory Koller, 2:26.34

1600 - 1. Taylor Werner, 4:56.60; 3. Mia Jerman, 5:11.29; 4. Mallory Koller, 5:28.82

3200 - 1. Taylor Werner, 10:47.36; 3. Mia Jerman, 11:03.00; 4. Amy Huck, 11:35.92

4x800 - 1. Ste. Genevieve (Mia Jerman, Mallory Koller, Shelby Werner, Taylor Werner), 9:32.12

Discus - 8. Kelci Carron, 101-05.00

Pole Vault - 3. Monica Inman, 10-03;

Class 3 Boys:

3200 - 4. Ben Naeger, 9:32.89

110 Hurdles - 7. Jonas Schwent, 17.10

300 Hurdles - 5. Logan Rhinehart, 41.91

High Jump - 6. Anthony Roe, 6-01

Long Jump - 5. Logan Rhinehart, 19-06.00

Track and field: Valle boys tie for 26th at state

JEFFERSON CITY - -Valle tied for 26th in the Class 2 State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday.

Valle had nine points.

Click here for complete team results:

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

Individually:

Logan Tucker came in fourth in the pole vault (13-6).

Jesse Meyer came in eighth in the shot put 46-0.5)

The 4x400 relay team of Damian Jokerst, Tristan Huck, Jarrod Davis and Austin Pennell came in sixth (3:31.86)

Austin Pennell came in 14th in the 800-meter run (2:05.96).

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 22, 2014

Baseball: Valle hosts Bernie in sectional game Monday

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle will play Bernie at home at 4:30 p.m. Monday in a Class 2 sectional game.

The game will be played at 4:30 p.m. at Alumni Field in Ste. Genevieve.

Bernie downed Chaffee 22-10 yesterday to win the championship of the Class 2 District 3.

May 21, 2014

Baseball: Valle wins 5th straight 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.

May 19, 2014

Volleyball: AfterShock ends season with winning streak

Submitted article and photo

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The 11-year old Natural Disaster AfterShock volleyball team ended their 2014 season on a winning streak. The team competed in the 2014 Gateway Regional Volleyball Championship Tournament for 11-year olds on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014. After regular season play, the AfterShock went into the tournament ranked second out of 44 teams in the girls 11-year old division with a record of 54-0. Upon the completion of the tournament, the team ended their season with a 68-0 record playing other 11-year old teams and were crowned the 2014 Gateway Regional 11’s Champions. Throughout the season, AfterShock did participate in two 12-year old tournaments. Their overall record for the entire 2014 season for 11 and 12-year old tournaments was 81-4. The players and coaches would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the parents and grandparents for all of their support and cheers this season.

The Natural Disaster AfterShock volleyball team includes: (front row, from left) Molly Bahr, Maci Reynolds, Bryna Blum, Sydney Bumgardner, (back row, from left) Coach Julie Flieg, Delaney MacMillian, Lindsey Naeger, Marysa Flieg, Riley Siebert, Hannah Fowler, and Coach Ann Reynolds.

Track: SGHS girls first, boys fifth at district meet

DE SOTO -- Ste. Genevieve came in first in the girls’ division of the Class 3 District 1 Track Meet held at De Soto Saturday.

Ste. Genevieve scored 127 points to win the meet.

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).

Ste. Genevieve tied for fifth in the boys’ meet.

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).

Individual results:

Girls Results:

100 - 7. Kamrie Gettinger, SG, 13.88.

200 - 5. Madison Reynolds, SG, 27.45; 8. Kamrie Gettinger, SG, 28.90

400 - 8. Jacie Korenak, SG, 1:06.64.

800 - 1. Taylor Werner, SG, 2:16.03; 4. Mallory Koller, SG, 2:22.40

1600 - 1. Taylor Werner, SG, 4:46.58; 3. Mia Jerman, SG, 5:13.87; 4. Mallory Koller, SG, 5:16.47;

3200 - 2. Taylor Werner, SG, 10:34.55; 3. Mia Jerman, SG, 10:59.81; 4. Amy Huck, SG, 11:26.66; 6. Mallory Koller, SG, 11:50.25;

100 Hurdles - 4. Madison Reynolds, SG, 16.77; 6. Natalie Engel, SG, 17.26.

300 Hurdles - 3. Madison Reynolds, SG, 48.76; 4. Natalie Engel, SG, 49.10.

4x100 - 5. Ste. Genevieve (Kierra Benton, Jessica Boyer, Stephanie Smith, Ashley Viox), 54.40.

4x200 - 5. Ste. Genevieve (Natalie Engel, Kamrie Gettinger, Monica Inman, Ashley Viox), 1:55.74;

4x400 - 5. Ste. Genevieve (Monica Inman, Jacie Korenak, Madison Reynolds, Ashley Viox), 4:28.80.

4x800 - 1. Ste. Genevieve (Mia Jerman, Mallory Koller, Shelby Werner, Taylor Werner), 9:46.41;

High Jump - 5. Stephanie Smith, SG, 4-10;

Pole Vault - 4. Monica Inman, SG, 9-00; 7. Natalie Engel, SG, 8-00.

Long Jump - 5. Kamrie Gettinger, SG, 14-11.75;

Discus - 4. Kelci Carron, SG, 110-06;

Boys Results:

100 - 8. Clayton Naeger, SG, 12.06.

400 - 7. Logan Nelson, SG, 54.64.

1600 - 6. Andrew Moore, SG, 4:33.53

3200 - 4. Ben Naeger, SG, 9:35.40; 7. Andrew Moore, SG, 10:09.43.

110 Hurdles - 4. Jonas Schwent, SG, 17.01

300 Hurdles - 2. Logan Rhinehart, SG, 42.45; 6. Jonas Schwent, SG, 44.44

4x100 - 5. Ste. Genevieve (Joe Allen, Logan Rhinehart, Anthony Roe, Clayton Naeger), 46.56

4x200 - 8. Ste. Genevieve (Joe Allen, Logan Nelson, Clayton Naeger, Logan Rhinehart), 1:37.92.

4x800 - 8. Ste. Genevieve (Joe Howe, Ben Naeger, Nathaniel Ogden, Schuyler Ogden), 9:11.66.

High Jump - 3. Anthony Roe, SG, 6-02;

Long Jump - 2. Logan Rhinehart, SG, 19-01.00; 5. Clayton Naeger, SG, 18-11.75

Triple Jump - 6. Anthony Roe, SG, 39-01.25

Discus - 7. Luke Hemmerla, SG, 124-04.

May 16, 2014

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

SGHS student athletes earn Scholastic Awards

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Congratulations to the following teams for earning Scholastic Achievement Awards through the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).

Outstanding Achievement Awards (Team GPA of 3.25-4.00)

Boys Freshmen Basketball- 3.34 GPA

Emeralds Dance- 3.35 GPA

Boys Varsity Basketball- 3.40 GPA

Cheerleading- 3.44 GPA

Girls Varsity Basketball- 3.54 GPA

Boys JV Basketball- 3.56 GPA

Girls JV Basketball- 3.78 GPA

Seven of the eight groups that were eligible earned a Scholastic Achievement Award!

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 12, 2014

Kory Faulkner signs with the 49ers!

CARBONDALE, Illinois -- Southern Illinois University quarterback and former Ste. Genevieve High School standout Kory Faulkner signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday and is attending mini-camp today.

Faulkner, who passed for 5,347 yards and 34 touchdowns in three seasons as SIU's starting QB, said 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spotted him at a Pro-Day workout while scouting Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was picked by the New England Patriots in the second round of this weekend's draft.

"Coach Harbaugh saw me throwing side-by-side next to Jimmy and liked what he saw," Faulkner explained. "He asked for some tape and really liked my tape."

Kory Faulkner with three of his former coaches Saturday after receiving the news.

Over Easter weekend, Harbaugh flew into St. Louis to meet one-on-one with Faulkner for a couple of hours. Although six teams indicated they had Faulkner on their draft board, the 49ers told him he was their number-one prospect.

"I respect Coach Harbaugh greatly and built a great relationship with him," Faulkner said. "He was honest with me the whole time on what their plans were. They're investing in me."

Faulkner was the only quarterback San Francisco added to the roster this weekend. He joins Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

"God's given me the ability and opportunity to make my dream come true," Faulkner said. "I'm going to compete and be the best player I can be."