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September 16, 2014

Volleyball: Valle falls to St. Vincent

STE. GENEVIEVE -- St. Vincent scored three wins over Valle.

The Lady Indians varsity won 25-22 and 25-18.

The junior varsity won 25-14 and 25-23.

The freshmen won 25-21 and 25-18.

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Valle falls to 3-4 and hosts North County Thursday night.

Golf: DeRousse comes in second at Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's Madison DeRousse came in second by one stroke at a three-team golf match at Farmington.

Frosh-Soph FB: SGHS tops Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Fresh./Soph. team downed Potosi 41-0.

September 15, 2014

Valle dispatches Crystal City 54-0

Another shutout for the Valle defense as the Warriors traveled to Crystal City Friday night and came away with a 54-0 win.

It was Valle's 19th straight win and while the defense produced another shutout the offense scored frequently.

The Warriors put up 20 points in the first quarter. Koltyn Schilly caught a Conner Basler TD pass and then ran for another score. Nick Oberle also had a TD catch.

Scores by Garrett Jaegers and Jarrod Davis and a Devon Kutz field goal, his second of the season, gave Valle a 42-0 lead at the half and a continuous clock.

The Warriors added a third quarter score on a Logan Tucker TD run and Freshman Chris Loida finished off the scoring with a late TD for a 54-0 Valle win.

Basler finished 13-22 for 253 yards with 4 TD passes and no interceptions.

Wide receiver Garrett Jaegers made four catches for 124 yards and one touchdown.

Lee Stuppy led the Warriors rushing squad with 11 carries for 55 yards and one touchdown. The Warriors rushed for a total of 206 yards.

Logan Tucker led the Warriors defense in tackles with six solos and 10 assists. 

The Hornets fell to 2-2 and 0-1 in conference play.

Valle improved to 4-0 with a 2-0 league mark.

The Warriors will host Grandview for homecoming this Friday.

Last season Valle won the matchup 48-0.

The Eagles are 3-1 with a loss to East Prarie (63-6) and wins over Chaffee (20-6), St. Pius (41-12), and Missouri Military (27-6).

Potosi runs by Ste. Gen 20-7

Potosi used defense to defeat Ste. Gen 20-7 Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

It was the second year in a row the Trojans won over the Dragons (2-2) and it sets Potosi (4-0) up for a big conference clash with undefeated state ranked Park Hills.

The Trojans stopped Ste. Gen with a goal line stand in the first and took a 7-0 lead on a 50-yard TD pass to Jon Thompson as the quarter ran out.

Potosi's Austin Cooley ran for a 24-yard score in the second as the Trojans took a 13-0 lead at the half.

Blaine Riddle who ran for 103 yards on 34 carries scored on a two-yard run late in the third to give the Trojans a 20-0 lead.

Ste. Gen's only score came on a 58-yard punt return by Logan Rhinehart with 6:32 in the fourth.

Dragon quarterback Wyatt Lalumondier was 6 of 15 in the air in his return to action. Lalumondier set out last week with an injury.

Luke Gettinger led the Dragons with 61 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Ste. Gen will host Fredericktown for Senior night this Friday.

The Blackcats (1-3) are coming off a 33-6 win over PHS. They have losses to Kennett (32-19), Hillsboro (36-7) and Potosi (19-0).

Last season the Dragons won 42-0.

Before the game Friday Mike Carroll (class of 1966) and Kelly Bonds (class of 1985) were inducted into the Ste Gen High School Hall of Fame.

The school also remembered 26-year-old Lindsay R. Roth a kindergarten teacher in the district who died Monday at a St. Louis hospital with a moment of silence and a balloon release.

Softball: SGHS falls to Farmington, beats PHS, Windsor

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity fell 12-0 to Farmington at Ste. Gen. on Friday.

K Nash got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She pitched six shutout innings. Nash struck out eight, walked one and gave up three hits.

Olivia Siebert, Nash, A Tucker and M Scruggs helped lead Farmington. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs.

Megan Huck was the game's losing pitcher. She allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked five and struck out none.

Farmington increased its lead with two runs in the second. A hit into a fielder's choice scored A Tucker to get Farmington on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Nash's double, scoring E Briese.

Farmington added five more runs in the top of the fourth. Scruggs' single got things going, plating A Tucker. That was followed up by Siebert's double, scoring Briese.

Farmingtonmore stats


Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Olivia Siebert 3 2 0 1 1 2 0

A Pingel 4 1 1 1 1 0 0

K Nash 2 0 1 2 2 3 0

H Hight 3 0 1 1 1 0 0

H Tucker 4 1 1 1 0 0 0

A Tucker 4 3 1 3 1 0 0

E Briese 4 2 1 1 2 0 0

M Scruggs 4 1 2 2 2 0 0

B Link 4 0 1 1 2 0 0

PlayerA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

#14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

#6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

Totals 34 12 10 14 12 5 0

Batting2B: Olivia Siebert, K Nash, A Tucker 2

TB: Olivia Siebert 2, A Pingel, K Nash 3, H Hight, H Tucker, A Tucker 5, E Briese, M Scruggs 2, B Link, #6

RBI: Olivia Siebert, A Pingel, K Nash 2, H Hight, A Tucker, E Briese 2, M Scruggs 2, B Link 2

ROE: H Tucker, E Briese 2

FC: E Briese, M Scruggs

SB: Olivia Siebert 2, H Tucker

CS: B Link

PIK: K Nash

TotalsTeam QAB: 19 (48.72%)

Olivia Siebert 3, A Pingel 2, K Nash 5, H Tucker 2, A Tucker 2, M Scruggs 2, B Link 2, #6

Team LOB: 8 FieldingE: K Nash

Ste. Genevievemore stats


Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Hannah Abt 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

Danielle Kemper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Olivia Schneier 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Crystal Naeger 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Ashley Viox 3 0 0 0 0 0 3

Adrea Mueller 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

Makayla Bader 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Andreine Webery 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Regan Zerwig 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lauren Kuchta 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Kara Grass 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kelci Carron 3 0 1 1 0 0 0

Megan Huck 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Allison Bova 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Brooke Martin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals 22 0 3 3 0 1 8

BattingTB: Hannah Abt, Adrea Mueller, Kelci Carron

ROE: Kelci Carron

SB: Adrea Mueller

TotalsTeam QAB: 5 (21.74%)

Ashley Viox, Regan Zerwig 2, Lauren Kuchta, Kelci Carron

Team LOB: 5 FieldingE: Crystal Naeger, Makayla Bader, Brittany Klein

Farmingtonmore stats


Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

K Nash 6.0 78 27 3 0 0 1 8 0 .654

Totals 6.0 78 27 3 0 0 1 8 0 .654

PitchingW: K Nash

Pitches-Strikes: K Nash 78-51

Groundouts-Flyouts: K Nash 8-2

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: K Nash 15-23

Ste. Genevieve more stats

Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

Megan Huck 6.0 122 60 14 12 8 5 0 0 .508

Totals 6.0 122 60 14 12 8 5 0 0 .508

PitchingL: Megan Huck

WP: Megan Huck

Pitches-Strikes: Megan Huck 122-62

Groundouts-Flyouts: Megan Huck 4-11

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Megan Huck 16-39

Game Thoughts - Everyone on our Varsity Roster got to play! And Kelci Carron continues to hit everyone - 2 for 3 at the plate.

Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Perryville and captured a 10-0 victory on Saturday.

With seven runs in the first three innings, Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

A walk by Makayla Bader, a walk by Andreine Webery, a walk by Regan Zerwig, and a two-run double by Megan Huck in the first inning and an RBI single by Lauren Kuchta and a bases loaded walk by Huck during the second inning fueled Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity's offense early.

Kuchta reached base three times. She scored three runs and had one RBI.



Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity's Huck kept Perryville off the scoreboard for all five innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on two hits while ringing up two.


Courtney Wingerter was the game's losing pitcher. She lasted just one inning, walked four, struck out none, and allowed five runs.

Perryvillemore stats


Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Kailyn Fahnestock 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

Emma Nelson 2 0 1 1 0 0 0

Lilly Pecaut 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

C Moore 2 0 1 1 0 0 0

Andrea Pannier 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Courtney Wingerter 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Rachel Moore 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Allison Brewer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jordan Stumpe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 18 0 2 2 0 1 2

BattingTB: Emma Nelson, C Moore

ROE: Andrea Pannier

FC: Andrea Pannier, Allison Brewer

SB: Emma Nelson

TotalsTeam QAB: 7 (36.84%)

Kailyn Fahnestock, Emma Nelson 2, Lilly Pecaut, Andrea Pannier, Courtney Wingerter, Rachel Moore

Team LOB: 4 FieldingE: Allison Brewer

Ste. Genevievemore stats


Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Ashley Viox 2 3 1 1 0 2 0

Lauren Kuchta 3 3 2 2 1 1 0

Kelci Carron 2 1 0 0 0 1 1

Makayla Bader 2 1 2 2 2 1 0

Andreine Webery 1 1 1 1 2 2 0

Kara Grass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Regan Zerwig 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

Hannah Abt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Megan Huck 2 0 0 1 3 1 0

Rachelle Abt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Danielle Kemper 3 0 1 1 0 0 1

Brooke Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Adrea Mueller 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

Totals 19 10 7 8 9 10 3

Batting2B: Megan Huck

TB: Danielle Kemper, Ashley Viox, Makayla Bader 2, Andreine Webery, Lauren Kuchta 2, Megan Huck 2

RBI: Makayla Bader 2, Andreine Webery 2, Regan Zerwig, Lauren Kuchta, Megan Huck 3

SAC: Makayla Bader

SF: Andreine Webery

FC: Danielle Kemper, Ashley Viox, Kelci Carron, Megan Huck

HBP: Kelci Carron

SB: Ashley Viox 2, Ashley Schmidt

CS: Rachelle Abt

TotalsTeam QAB: 21 (65.62%)

Danielle Kemper 2, Ashley Viox 2, Adrea Mueller, Makayla Bader 4, Andreine Webery 3, Regan Zerwig 2, Lauren Kuchta 3, Kelci Carron 2, Megan Huck 2

Team LOB: 6 FieldingE: Regan Zerwig

Perryvillemore stats


Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

Courtney Wingerter 1.0 31 19 2 5 5 4 0 0 .387

Kailyn Fahnestock 3.0 80 48 4 4 4 6 3 0 .400

#30 0.2 10 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .700

Totals 4.2 121 70 8 10 9 10 3 0 .421

PitchingL: Courtney Wingerter

HBP: #30

Pitches-Strikes: Kailyn Fahnestock 80-32, Courtney Wingerter 31-12, #30 10-7

Groundouts-Flyouts: Kailyn Fahnestock 3-1, Courtney Wingerter 1-0, #30 0-1

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kailyn Fahnestock 5-18, Courtney Wingerter 4-9, #30 3-5

Ste. Genevievemore stats


Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

Megan Huck 5.0 57 20 2 0 0 1 2 0 .649

Totals 5.0 57 20 2 0 0 1 2 0 .649

PitchingW: Megan Huck

Pitches-Strikes: Megan Huck 57-37

Groundouts-Flyouts: Megan Huck 3-8

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Megan Huck 12-19

Windsor coughs up lead, Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity wins 9-7

With the score tied at six, Kelci Carron came to the plate and tripled, bringing home Ashley Viox, Danielle Kemper and Lauren Kuchta.

Carron racked up four RBIs on two hits for Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity.

Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity would not relinquish the lead as Windsor was unable to weather a three-run sixth inning deficit.

Windsor scored one run in the seventh on an RBI single by Lizzy Miller. Still, Windsor couldn't catch Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity.


Megan Huck recorded the win for Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity even though she allowed seven runs over seven innings. Huck struck out one, walked three and gave up eight hits.

Hannah Hearst was the game's losing pitcher. She allowed eight runs in 5 2/3 innings, walked none and struck out two.

Windsor jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Windsor got things going when Madison Harris singled. A stolen base then moved Harris from first to second. The scoreboard lit up again for Windsor when Gimerek scored on an error.

Windsor pushed one run across in each of the second, third and seventh. In the second, Windsor scored on an error, scoring Harris.

Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity never surrendered the lead after the sixth inning. The runs piled on thanks to two doubles, an error, and two singles.

Windsor more stats

Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Madison Harris 4 3 2 3 0 0 0

Kelsi Gimerek 3 1 1 1 2 1 0

Krista Schmeter 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hannah Hearst 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kyle Gimerek 3 2 0 1 1 1 0

Camlyn Clark 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Devon Kaltmeyer 3 0 1 1 1 1 0

Sarah Ziegler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lizzy Miller 3 0 1 1 1 0 1

Ashley Plummer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

#1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

Totals 32 7 6 8 5 3 1

Batting3B: Madison Harris, Kyle Gimerek

TB: Madison Harris 5, Kelsi Gimerek, Kyle Gimerek 3, Devon Kaltmeyer, Lizzy Miller, #1

RBI: Kelsi Gimerek 2, Kyle Gimerek, Devon Kaltmeyer, Lizzy Miller

ROE: Kelsi Gimerek, Hannah Hearst, Kyle Gimerek, Camlyn Clark, Lizzy Miller

HBP: Lizzy Miller

SB: Madison Harris

TotalsTeam QAB: 17 (47.22%)

Madison Harris 4, Kelsi Gimerek 2, Krista Schmeter 3, Hannah Hearst, Kyle Gimerek 3, Camlyn Clark, Devon Kaltmeyer 2, Lizzy Miller

Team LOB: 8 FieldingE: Krista Schmeter 2, Hannah Hearst, Lizzy Miller

Ste. Genevieve more stats

Batting AB R 1B H RBI BB K

Danielle Kemper 3 1 1 1 0 0 0

Olivia Schneier 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ashley Viox 4 2 1 2 2 0 0

Adrea Mueller 3 0 1 1 0 0 0

Makayla Bader 4 1 1 1 0 0 0

Andreine Webery 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

Regan Zerwig 3 1 1 2 1 0 1

Lauren Kuchta 3 1 0 0 0 1 0

Kelci Carron 4 0 0 2 4 0 0

Amber Bequette 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Megan Huck 3 0 1 1 1 0 1

Salley Griessaber 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 30 9 6 10 9 1 2

Batting2B: Ashley Viox, Regan Zerwig, Kelci Carron

3B: Kelci Carron

TB: Danielle Kemper, Ashley Viox 3, Adrea Mueller, Makayla Bader, Regan Zerwig 3, Kelci Carron 5, Megan Huck

RBI: Ashley Viox 2, Andreine Webery, Regan Zerwig, Kelci Carron 4, Megan Huck

ROE: Ashley Viox 2, Andreine Webery

FC: Lauren Kuchta, Kelci Carron

SB: Ashley Viox, Makayla Bader

TotalsTeam QAB: 9 (29.03%)

Danielle Kemper, Ashley Viox, Makayla Bader, Regan Zerwig 2, Lauren Kuchta, Kelci Carron 2, Megan Huck

Team LOB: 3 FieldingE: Makayla Bader 2, Andreine Webery, Regan Zerwig 3

DP: Ashley Viox, Makayla Bader 2, Megan Huck

Windsor more stats


Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

Hannah Hearst 5.2 76 20 9 8 0 0 2 0 .737

#4 0.1 12 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 .333

Totals 6.0 88 28 10 9 0 1 2 0 .682

PitchingL: Hannah Hearst

WP: Hannah Hearst

Pitches-Strikes: Hannah Hearst 76-56, #4 12-4

Groundouts-Flyouts: Hannah Hearst 1-11, #4 1-0

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Hannah Hearst 18-28, #4 0-3

Ste. Genevievemore stats


Pitching IP #P TB H R ER BB K HR S%

Megan Huck 7.0 123 53 8 7 3 3 1 0 .569

Totals 7.0 123 53 8 7 3 3 1 0 .569

PitchingW: Megan Huck

HBP: Megan Huck

Pitches-Strikes: Megan Huck 123-70

Groundouts-Flyouts: Megan Huck 6-12

First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Megan Huck 18-36

"Great two wins for us (Saturday)!," Coach Dennis Kreitler exulted. "The Perryville game we jumped out on top. Perryville is struggling with pitching issues right now, but they will get better in 10 days when their top pitcher returns from injury. Our defense played well and Megan Huck once again threw strikes that resulted into easy ground ball and fly ball outs."

"The second game vs Windsor did not start off well," Coach Kreitler continued. "We gave them runs off of infield errors and the game was starting to get away from us (down 6-0). But we got the first two players in the bottom of the 6th and the girls starting feeding off each other and put some pretty good at bats together to tie the game up 6-6. Ashley Viox with a game tying double down the left field line. Then with bases loaded two outs, Kelci Carron cracks a shot down the right field line to clear the bases and put us up by 3 (9-6). I think I got more excited than the team did as I did a Chris Carpenter fist pump and a scream!!!! When Kelci got to 3rd. Windsor did not go down quietly as they scored one on a triple and single and had two people on with two outs, but Makayla Bader made a nice play at second base to end the threat. That was a huge win for us! Windsor was undefeated and it was just another measuring stick for us to have that kind of success against a good team. We had some magic working this week in the bottom of the 6th's for two of our games this week. We put up a 7 spot on Festus and that 9 spot yesterday vs Winsor in the bottom of the 6th. That completed a very good week for us going 4-1. Only 2 games for this next week, Tuesday at Farmington and home vs North County on Thursday."

Volleyball: SGMS finishes third in their own tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School hosted an eight-team tournament Saturday.

The host eighth graders finished in third place.

Cross Country: SGHS runs at Forest Park

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve participated in a cross country meet at Forest Park Saturday.

Ben Naeger came in sixth in the boys division despite falling during the race.

Taylor Werner came in second in the girls division, Mia Jerman was third and M. Koller came in 20th.

Cross Country: SGMS runs at Forest Park

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School also participated in the Forest Park Cross Country event.

Sarah Moore came in second in the girls division, while Mia Klein finished in eighth.

Chase Koller came in fourth in the boys division, while Jesse Pinkley came in 10th.

SGHS X-Country Coach Brian Jett honored

From a news release

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District would like to congratulate Brian Jett for winning the Missouri State High School Activities Association Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year Award.

John Boyd Jr (CC Coach and former SGHS CC Athlete), Coach Brian Jett, Harvey Richards, Chris Werner (CC Coach), and Jeff Nix (Athletic Director)

This is an award that is presented one time a year to one coach from all classes in each sport. MSHSAA Executive Director, Harvey Richards, surprised Coach Jett and presented him with the award during the Ste. Genevieve High School Running of the Halls Activity on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Jett has been the head coach of the Ste. Genevieve cross country program for 19 years. He started the program in 1995. Since the programs beginning, Coach Jett and his athletes have certainly created an impressive history and set the bar high for future generations.

Coach Jett and the SGHS Girls CC Team. Left to Right -- Magalena Flieg, Taylor Werner, Amy Huck, Coach Brian Jett, Mia Jerman, Mallory Koller, and Nicole Upchurch.

Under his guidance, the SGHS girls cross country team has brought home four state champions and a total of eight team trophies all together. In 2005, the SGHS Girls Cross Country team won the state meet and the Boys Team took third place. This has been the only state trophy that the SGHS Boys Cross Country Team, of which Jett is also the Head Coach, has brought home. The Girls CC team has also won a total of six conference and seven district championships.

Some of Coach Jett's most accomplished Cross Country athletes have been Jessica Bollinger who won the state meet in 2005 and Taylor Werner who was the state champion in 2012, 2013, and has high hopes to accomplish great things again in 2014. On the Boys Cross Country side, Wes Armbruster took second place at the state meet in 1998 and Andrew Moore also took second place in 2012. Additionally, Coach Jett has had a total of 47 All-State Cross Country Runners in his 19 year career.

August 25, 2014

Valle wins 16th in a row beating St. Vincents 56-0

by Bob Scott

Valle Catholic raced to a 43-0 halftime lead and added two more scores by their reserves in the second half for a 56-0 opening night win over traditional rival St. Vincents on a hot Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

The dangerous heat forced officials to move the start time back an hour to 8:00.

It was Valle's 16th straight win. The Warriors set a school record last season with 15 wins as they won their 12th state football title.

The Indians have now lost the last seven meetings by a score of 350-35.

"Valle was a good measuring stick. They are just as good as advertised and after you play the best you know you have a lot to work on, " said first year head coach Nathan Rowland.

The 30-year old Rowland who coached the Indians JV team last season moved up to become head coach after Paul Sauer left the school to join the Fredericktown coaching staff.

"Sauer still calls twice a week to see how things are going," Rowland said.

There wasn't much Sauer could have said that might have helped the Indians who were overmatched by Valle the state's top ranked class 1 school.

The Indians lost 11 starters from last years 5-5 team and have only 33 players out for football this year.

The Warriors graduated running back Tyler Fallert who rushed for over 5,300 yards and scored 80 touchdowns in his career and also quarterback Nolan Wood who scored 5 touchdowns in last year's show-me-bowl to lead Valle to their third state championship in the last 4 years.

But it appears with all but three of their starters back Valle has just reloaded. Junior Conner Basler who started as a wide reciever in his freshman and sophomore seasons has moved into the quarterback slot.

"At one point tonight Conner was 8 for 8," said Valle coach Judd Naeger.

Lee Stuppy who led the Warrior's jv team last season will follow Fallert as the team's go to running back.

"He has a lot to prove but he is going to be a good one," Naeger added.

Stuppy scored the first of his three touchdown runs with 11:16 in the first. The 5-yard run gave Valle a 6-0 lead only 44 seconds into the season. A bobbled extra point kick turned into two-points for the Warriors who led 8-0.

With 3:21 in the first Basler found Garrett Jaegers from 25-yards out for his first touchdown throw of the year as the Warriors went up 14-0.

A 22-yard TD pass to Jarrod Davis with 28-seconds remaining in the 1st gave Valle a 21-0 lead.

"Our kids came out focused and it showed," Naeger said.

"Valle took away our running game forcing us to pass and it made us one dimensional," Rowland said.

The Indians finished the night loosing 29 yards in the rushing game.

Thru the air returning quarterback Joe Whistler was 8 of 14 for 133 yards and an interception.

Valle went up 27-0 with 9:38 in the second when Koltyn Schilly ran 77 yards untouched for a score.

A 7-yard run by Stuppy made it 34-0 with 5:25 in the second.

After a safety with 2:33 to play made it 36-0 Stuppy ran in from 3-yards out to give Valle a 42-0 lead and Devon Kutz added the kick as the Warriors led 43-0 at the half.

Warrior reserves played the second half under a continuous clock.

Sophomore Cole Wood scored on a 34-yard TD run in the third and Cody Stoll added a one-yard TD run in the fourth.

The Warriors took a knee rather than kick the final extra point.

Valle rushed for 391 yards on 33 carries and Valle quarterbacks were 8 of 14 on the night for 133 yards in the air with one interception.

"We had some times when we lined up in the wrong formation and we will have to correct that, " Naeger said.

"Overall, I was very pleased," he said.

St. Vincents (0-1) will return home this Friday night to host Scott City. The Rams (0-1) lost their season opener 26-22 to Herculaneum. Last season the Indians won 25-14.

Valle (1-0) will host cross-town rival Ste. Genevieve (1-0). The Warriors won 36-28 last season in their 50th meeting to even the series 25-25.

The Dragons won their season opener over Dexter 27-21.

"We know they will be hungry and we will have to be ready," Naeger said.

The Ste Gen at Valle game will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and at

Brad Palmer will call the play by play for Donze Communications.

Ste Gen opens with thrilling win over Dexter

by Bob Scott

The Ste. Gen Dragons overcame 5 fumbles and rallied late in a come from behind 27-21 win over Dexter in their season opener Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

Ste. Gen built a 13-7 lead in the first half. Austin Brewer's 1-yard run gave the Dragons a 7-0 lead with 3:12 to play in the first. Ste. Gen added another score on a 52-yard run by Logan Rhinehart with 10:42 to play in the second.

Dexter answered with their first score of the night on a 33-yard TD run by Peyton Pollock with 8:17 before the half and it was 13-7 at the break.Ste Gen went up 19-7 with 8:41 in the third when Sophomore quarterback Wyatt Lalumandier broke loose for a 39-yard score.

But Dexter answered scoring twice in 30 seconds to take a 21-19 lead with 5:30 to play in the third. Both scores came on Pollack passes, a 4-yarder and a 29-yarder both to Ethan Stevens.

Lalumandier brought the Dragons back hitting Brewer for a 47-yard score with 1:59 left in the game.

The drama was not over as Dexter had a touchdown called back in the final seconds when Pollock crossed the line of scrimmage before releasing the football.

Ste. Gen had a score called back with 6:10 in the fourth. Logan Rhinehart's 70-yard punt return was wiped out by a penalty.

Lalumandier was 7 for 15 in the air for 138 yards and also led the Dragons in rushing with 17 carries for 121 yards.

Ste. Gen out rushed Dexter with 280 yards on 39 carries. Both teams threw for 140 yards.

The Dragons (1-0) will travel across town Friday night to renew their rivalry with Valle Catholic. The Warriors (1-0) won their season opener over St. Vincents 56-0.

Valle won 36-28 last season in their 50th meeting to even the series 25-25.

The Ste Gen at Valle game will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and at

Brad Palmer will call the play by play for Donze Communications.

August 14, 2014

Venue Change For PV Football Jamboree

St. Vincent high school will host a four team football Jamboree this Friday evening (August 15).

Cross-town rival PHS will join Scott City and Potosi at the pre-season warm up.

The event was scheduled to be held at PHS but the school's football field was just sown with new grass seed and school officials want to give the field more time to establish itself before the home opener on August 22nd.

The dress rehearsal for the new season will begin at 6:00 pm Friday.

Meanwhile, in Ste. Genevieve, SGHS will host Valle , DeSoto and Park Hills.

August 12, 2014

Valle’s baseball team ranked 16th in the nation

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic High School’s baseball team has been ranked 16th in the nation among schools with fewer than 1,000 students.

Valle finished the 2014 season with a 27-3 record.

According to the MaxPreps Computer Baseball Rankings many of the schools are in Florida.

The First Academy (Orlando), won the National High School Invitational. It defeated some of the top teams in the country during the tournament, but it was unable to reach the finals of the Class 3A playoffs in Florida.

Then there is Orangewood Christian (Maitland), which defeated the First Academy three times during the season, including once in the playoffs. Orangewood Christian reached the Class 3A finals before finally losing.

Meanwhile, Coral Springs Christian was one of just two teams in the country to have three players selected in the MLB Draft, including first-round pick Touki Toussaint. Coral Springs Christian reached the 3A semifinals, but suffered the same result as Orangewood Christian - it couldn't beat North Florida Christian (Tallahassee).

Thus North Florida Christian, the Class 3A champion, finishes the 2014 season as the top small school baseball team in the country, according to the MaxPreps Computer Baseball Rankings. Small schools were deemed as those that played in state playoff divisions with enrollments generally less than 1,000 students.

The four teams mentioned all ended the season in the top five with Coral Springs Christian following North Florida Christian at No. 2, Orangewood Christian at No. 3 and The First Academy at No. 5. All total, seven Class 3A schools finished the season in the top 25. As a state, Florida finished with 11 of the top 25 teams.

Final Small Schools National Baseball Rankings

1. North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.), 26-4, 15.5

2. Coral Springs Christian (Fla.), 23-8, 14.1

3. Orangewood Christian (Maitland, Fla.), 24-8, 14.0

4. King's Ridge Christian (Alpharetta, Ga.), 28-4, 13.8

5. The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.), 24-5, 13.1

6. Edgewood Academy (Elmore, Ala.), 39-5, 12.3

7. Sunnyvale (Texas), 30-7, 12.3

8. Westminster Christian (Miami), 18-6, 12.2

9. Genoa Central (Texarkana, Ark.), 30-2, 12.2

10. Brito (Miami), 21-6-1, 12.0

11. Mount Paran Christian (Kennesaw, Ga.), 29-5, 11.9

12. Clearwater Central Catholic (Fla.), 26-1, 11.7

13. Douglass (Texas), 32-1, 11.7

14. Williston (Fla.), 25-4, 11.6

15. Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.), 22-8-1, 11.5

16. Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve, Mo.), 27-3, 11.4

17. Dale (Okla.), 26-5, 11.3

18. Trinity Christian Academy (Lake Worth, Fla.), 21-5, 11.2

19. Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 23-9-1, 11.2

20. Eagle's Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, Ga.), 27-3, 11.1

21. Lake Country Lutheran (Hartland, Wis.), 32-0, 11.0

22. Westminster (Atlanta), 26-9, 10.8

23. Bellingham (Mass.), 23-3, 10.7

24. Verdigris (Claremore, Okla.), 31-6, 10.7

25. Brock (Texas), 31-4, 10.7

August 8, 2014

Cardinals place Motte on disabled list

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list today with a lower back sprain. Motte’s D.L. is retroactive to August 1. The team has recalled

LHP Nick Greenwood from Memphis (AAA) who will join the team in Baltimore for tonight’s game.

Motte began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery performed May 2013. He made his season debut on May 21, and since then has appeared in 23 games pitching 21.0 innings. Seventeen of Motte’s 23 outings out of the bullpen have been scoreless.

Greenwood, 27, will be joining the big league club for the second time this season, having appeared in nine games from June 15 – July 22. During that stretch he threw 19.0 innings for St. Louis, including the team’s longest outing by a reliever this year on June 28 at LA Dodgers when he went 4.0 innings (3H, 0R).

Greenwood made his Major League debut on June 16 vs. New York Mets, earning his first career win after pitching 3.1 innings (1R). At Memphis, the 6-1 lefthander is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA having pitched 50.2 innings over 27 games with five starts. Greenwood wears uniform #62.

August 7, 2014

Valle holds volleyball camp

Submitted article and photos

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic High School hosted a four-day summer volleyball camp for girls in grades 5 through 8 who attend grade schools in the area. Sixty-two girls attended the camp, which was held July 21 through July 24. The seventh and eighth grade camp ran each morning from 10:30 to 12:30 and the fifth and sixth grade camp ran from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each afternoon. The emphasis of the camp for both age groups was on learning fundamental volleyball skills, teamwork, and the importance of good sportsmanship. Nancy Fischer and Carla Basler, Valle High School’s volleyball coaches, directed the camp. More than 30 of the high school volleyball players, freshmen through seniors, also assisted during the camp.

8th Grade Participants: front row: Angel Parker, Ericka Loida, Kayla Steiger, April Flieg Second row: Grace Eftink, Isabella Zerwig, Lainey Bauman, Hannah Wood, Taylor Matthews, Macy Kertz, Alivia Bauman

7th Grade Participants: front: Taylor Zerwig, Kylie Samples, Mallory Weiler, Megan Schweigert, Mary Keeley. Second row: Brooke Viox, Lauren Staab, Rachel Basler, Emily Grither, Ellie Gatzemeyer. Standing: Joslyn Geisner, Julia McKlin, Breelyn Vessel, Madelyn Flieg, Hannah Drury, Maria Cabral

6th Grade Participants: front row: Morgan Schwent, Alexia Van Elzen, Kelsey Kertz, Second row: Mary Roth, Eva Oberle, Molly Bahr, Bryna Blum, Macy Shuh, Standing: Cora Friedman, Marisa Flieg, Delaney MacMillan, Riley Jo Siebert, Hannah Fowler, Lindsey Naeger

5th Grade Participants Front row: Reagan Naeger, Isabelle Fallert, Mia Weiler, Mackenzie Carron, Second row: Camryn Basler, Jewel Parker, McKenna Bauman, Katie Kertz, Ella Carron, Ashlyn Klump, Kayleigh Donze, Standing: Elizabeth Basler, Olivia Linderer, Anna Koenig, Hailey Weibrecht, Kali Schweigert, Callee Naeger, Sami Loida

August 4, 2014

Cardinals recall outfielder Shane Robinson

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday afternoon that they have recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez to the triple-A club. The team also added newly acquired pitchers John Lackey and Justin Masterson to its 25-man active roster.

The Cardinals also announced several new uniform numbers: John Lackey (41), Justin Masterson (63), Pat Neshek (37) and coach Chris Maloney (77).

The right-handed hitting Robinson will be making his fourth stint with the big league club in 2014. He was batting .304 with two homers and 16 RBI in 53 games at Memphis. Robinson had a .140 BA with 2 RBI in his 31 combined games with the Cardinals earlier this season.

August 1, 2014

Tickets on sale for Cardinals Hall Of Fame ceremony

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced tickets for the 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame induction ceremony, presented by Edward Jones, will go on sale today at 10 a.m.

The 2014 class honors Jim Edmonds, Marty Marion, Willie McGee and Mike Shannon.

The event, open to fans of all ages, will take place inside Fox Sports Midwest Live! at Ballpark Village on Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets for the event cost $18.00 per person and are general admission-standing room only. Each ticket holder will receive a special Hall of Fame Induction Day issue of the Cardinals Gameday Magazine and a limited edition print of the 2014 inductees.

Fans can purchase tickets online by visiting

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame

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. 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. On Opening Day 2014, 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.

July 30, 2014

Faulkner waived by 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Former Ste. Genevieve High School and SIU-Carbondale quarterback Kory Faulkner was waived this morning by the San Francisco 49ers.

The move was to make room for tackle Michael Philipp who was claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

Faulkner signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May. He was competing against three other quarterbacks for the backup spot behind starting QB Colin Kaepernick.

Despite missing three games due to injury last year, Faulkner led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in passing yards per game with 221.9 yards.

Faulkner completed 165 of 272 passes last season for the Salukis, finishing with 1,997 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for two TD's.

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.


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

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:

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:


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:

Second day individual boys results:

First day individual girls results:

Second day individual girls results:

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

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 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 Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

HOW: Visit 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

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

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

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 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."