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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 www.cardinals.com/hof.

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.

July 28, 2014

SGHS cheerleaders attend NCA camp

Submitted article and photos

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School Cheerleaders recently went to a National Cheerleading Association camp.

The camp was held at Southeast Missouri State University last week. The cheerleaders spent about 12-14 hours in the Show Me Center each day learning many new skills and perfecting cheer, chants, dances, stunts, and jumps. The cheerleaders earned a spirit stick each day of camp. One of the SGHS seniors and cheer captains, Amanda Kastner, was chosen to receive the NCA Leadership Award.

Also, seven girls were chosen for the All American Team. They were Amanda Kastner, Jodessa Bowman, Jessi Cenatiempo, Drew Moore, Katelyn Roth, Kierra Benton, and Conner Schilli. They were chosen because they stood out in a special area such as jumps, motions, leadership, dance and/or stunting.

The All American Nominees tried out for the All American team where they had to show school spirit, a triple jump, and a camp cheer. After try outs, Drew Moore was selected for the All American team. She is invited to perform in a Christmas Parade at Walt Disney World in December.

The SGHS cheerleaders learned a lot of new skills and can’t wait for the 2014 sports season to begin. Go Dragons!

Pictured: Top Row- Head Coach Ashley Grein, Drew Moore, Katelyn Roth, Kierra Benton, and Assistant Coach Laura Gegg. Middle Row-Jennifer Burr, Katrina Boland, Georgia McCranie, Brie Gegg, Lauren Bell, and Conner Schili. Bottom Row-Danielle Heifner, Jessi Cenatiempo, Jodessa Bowman, Amanda Kastner, Jenna Grieshaber, and Ashley Crider. Photo taken by Linda Roth.

All American Nominees- Drew Moore (selected for the All American team), Kierra Benton, Katelyn Roth, Conner Schilli, Jodessa Bowman, Jessi Cenatiempo, and Amanda Kastner.

Cardinals to name Cardinals Care field for Tony La Russa

From a news release

COOPERSTOWN, New York - St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced today that the St. Louis Cardinals will name their next Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies field for Tony La Russa. DeWitt made the announcement Saturday evening in Cooperstown at a team reception honoring La Russa in advance of his Hall of Fame induction on Sunday.

"Given your role in founding Cardinals Care, as well as your consistent support of our efforts to help children, we can think of no more fitting tribute to honor you than dedicating this field serving kids in need," DeWitt said. "Generations of St. Louis boys and girls who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to play the game of baseball will have the chance to play, learn and have fun on Tony La Russa Field."

Tony La Russa Field, Cardinals Care’s 22nd youth ball field, will serve the children residing within the Clinton-Peabody Public Housing Complex in the Near Southside neighborhood of St. Louis just blocks from Busch Stadium. Located at the 12th & Park Recreation Center, the professionally designed field is the result of a six figure investment by Cardinals Care that includes a graded and irrigated playing field, two paved and covered dugouts, bleachers, fencing, and a state-of-the art solar powered scoreboard. The field will play an integral role in teaching Redbird Rookies participants the values of teamwork, integrity, self-esteem, and leadership.

La Russa, the winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals franchise history, announced his retirement in October 2011 after a record 16 seasons as the team’s manager and after guiding the Cardinals to their 11th World Championship. La Russa left the game ranked 3rd all-time in managerial wins (2,728) behind only John McGraw (2,763) and Connie Mack (3,731). La Russa, who was named the Cardinals 48th manager on October 23, 1995, guided the Cardinals to a franchise record 1,408 wins. He led the Cardinals to eight division titles (1996, 2000-02, 2004-06 & 2009), three National League pennants (2004, 2006 & 2011) and two World Championships (2006 & 2011). He ranks 1st on the Cardinals all-time games managed list with 2,491. La Russa, in 2011, became only the second manager to win two World Championships with the Cardinals, joining Billy Southworth (1942 & 1944). La Russa will be the eighth Cardinals Manager to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame when he is enshrined along with former Cardinals Manager Joe Torre and Braves Manager Bobby Cox on Sunday.

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods.

2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans may join the conversation with #CardsCare, #TLRHOF and #HOFWKND.

July 24, 2014

$9 tickets for World Series rematch

ST. LOUIS –The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Bank of America to present a special World Series rematch $9 ticket promotion. During the special ticket sale, fans can purchase $9 tickets to the upcoming three-game series with the Boston Red Sox on August 5-7th.

The $9 tickets go on sale today, Thursday, July 24th at 10 a.m. CT and will be available while supplies last. Approximately 9,000 total tickets will be available for the three games in various seating categories.

This is the first time the Cardinals and Red Sox will face off since dueling in the 2013 World Series.

Tickets are limited to six per customer. For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/bankofamerica.

July 23, 2014

Cards activate Kevin Siegrist from DL

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist (left forearm strain) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood to Memphis (AAA).

Siegrist, who went on the disabled list May 24, appeared in five games for Springfield (AA) during an injury rehabilitation assignment, allowing no runs in his 4.2 innings pitched with three strikeouts. He logged 1.1 scoreless innings in his most recent outing – July 21 vs. Tulsa.

Siegrist, who as a rookie last season set the Cardinals record for lowest ERA (0.45) by a relief pitcher (min. 35.0 IP), fanned 50 batters in 39.2 IP and allowed just 17 hits.

Prior to going on the disabled list, Siegrist had posted a 1-1 mark with a 3.60 ERA in 23 games (20.0 IP) while striking out 27.

Greenwood debuted with the Cardinals last month and appeared in nine games. He was 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA and turned in two perfect innings of relief last night.

July 21, 2014

Team Genesis/Love Swimming offers swim classes

BONNE TERRE – The Team Genesis/Love Swimming, a love ministry of Trinity Fellowship Church is offering a Summer 2014 community swim clinic.

Click here for a flyer and application form:

July 18, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals Homestand Highlights

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

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

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

1964 World Champions Print

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jason Motte Lights Up the New Edition of Cardinals Magazine

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

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

Official 2014 Scorecard

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

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cardinals in the Community

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

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

Cardinals Social Media

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

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

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

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

Fan-Friendly Values

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

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

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

July 17, 2014

Team Genesis Swim Club participates in State Games

Submitted article and photos

COLUMBIA -- There were a lot of swimmers at this year’s Show Me State Games swim meet at the newly renovated Hickman High School, Columbia.

Our swimmers did an outstanding job this year!

The ratio of state championship medals per the number of swimmers we had competing was the greatest this year. Several of our swimmers earned more state championship medals this year versus last year.

We were also very fortunate for our swimmers to experience the first ever relays at this year's Show Me State Swimming Games.

They had two relays and our team took a Gold Medal - 1st Place in the 200 Freestyle Relay and a Silver Medal - 2nd Place in the Medley Relay. Our relay swimmers did a fantastic job, they had a lot of competition.

Please remember to congratulate Mercedes Higgs, Zackary Jackson, Justin Oates and Jacob Trent.

We also need to give special recognition to the following swimmers for excellent performances:

Amanda Higgs - Earned 10 State Championship Medals - 5 Gold and 5 Silver. She medaled in every individual even she swam. She had an outstanding swim meet.

Zackary Jackson - Had a 7 plus second drop in his 200 Backstroke, he was amazing! He went on to earn 11 State Championship Medals in 9 of his individual events along with a Gold and Silver Medal in his relay events.

Justin Oates - Had awesome swims in his 200 Butterfly and 50 Breaststroke - they were blazing fast. Justin also went on to earn State Championship Medals in all 10 of his individual events, 9 Gold and 1 Silver plus a Gold and Silver Medal in his relay events for a total of 12 medals.

To say that we are excited about the upcoming 2015 Show Me State Swimming games would be an understatement. Columbia Swim Club USA Swim Team were awesome hosts and we look forward to all of our swimmers participation in next year's games.

We currently train our swimmers at Webster University Pool, 175 Edgar Road, St. Louis, Missouri; Mehlville Senior High School Pool, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri; Jefferson County Family YMCA, Festus, Missouri; and Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive Farmington, Missouri.

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July 11, 2014

Kelly Off The DL; Birds Land A Cleveland Catcher

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

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

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

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

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

July 3, 2014

4th of July $4 ticket promotion

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

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

Cardinals announce Minor League Player, Pitcher of Month

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the

Month for June by honoring outfielder Rowan Wick at State College (shortseason A) and lefthanded starting pitcher Rob Kaminsky at Peoria (A) for their accomplishments on the field.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 1, 2014

Cardinals option Rondon; will recall Taveras from Memphis

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

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

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

June 30, 2014

Valle players named all state

JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its all-state teams.

Five Valle players were selected to the Class 2 MBCA all-state team.

Junior Dan Bergtholdt was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher, senior Nolan Wood was selected second-team all-state as a catcher, sophomore Connor Basler was selected second-team all-state as an infielder, Valle Catholic junior Koltyn Schilly was selected first-team all-state as an outfielder, junior Andrew Basler was selected first-team all-state as a utility player.

Cardinals sign 29th round draft pick, Bryan Dobzanski

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

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

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

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

Cardinals recall Rondon from Memphis

From a news release

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

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

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

June 25, 2014

Cardinals purchase Marco Gonzales

From a news release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marco Gonzales will wear uniform no. 56.

June 24, 2014

Werner named Gatorade Mo Track and Field Athlete of Year

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore Taylor Werner has been named the Gatorade 2013-2014 Missouri Track and Field Athlete of the year.

According to the Gatorade Player of the Year website: The 5-foot-2 sophomore distance runner won three individual state championships this spring and led the Dragons to a third-place finish as a team at the Class 3 state meet.

Werner won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.18, the 1600-meter run in state-record 4:44.26 and the 3200-meter run, breaking the tape in 10:19.15.

The state's reigning Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, her state-record clocking ranked as the nation's No. 5 performance among prep competitors in 2014 at the time of her selection.

Werner has maintained an A average in the classroom.

A member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, she has served as the secretary of her school's student council and has volunteered locally on behalf of the American Red Cross and the Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation. She has also donated her time as an altar server at her church.

June 18, 2014

Valle is No. 1 in final state baseball poll

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The state champion Valle Warriors finished the season atop the Class 2 poll.

The rankings are provided by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Assocation.

Class 1

1. Cooter

2. Cairo

3. Dadeville

4. New Franklin

5. Lakeland

6. Santa Fe

7. LaPlata

8. Leopold

9. Oran

10. Bakersfield

Class 2

1. Valle

2. Hartville

3. Linn

4. Archie

5. East Carter

6. Crane

7. Canton

8. West Platte

9. Bernie

10. Belle

Others receiving votes: Harrisburg, Skylline, Portageville, Spokane, Concordia, Elsberry

Class 3

1. Springfield Catholic

2. Christian

3. Fatima

4. New Madrid County Central

5. Cuba

6. Hallsville

7. Holden

8. Forsyth

9. St. Pius X

10. Bishop Leblond

Class 4

1. Westminster Christian

2. Pembroke Hill

3(t). Logan-Rogersville

3(t). St. Mary's (STL)

5. Notre Dame (Cape)

6. Mexico

7. Smithville

8. Monett

9. Lutheran South

10. Clinton

Class 5

1. Rock Bridge

2. Francis Howell

3. Blue Springs South

4. Vianney

5. Marquette

6. Lee's Summitt West

7. Staley

8. Nixa

9. Liberty

10(t).Liberty North

10(t). SLUH

Others receiving votes: Timberland, Parkway South, CBC

Baseball: Post 150 Seniors fall to Rock Memorial

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Gen Sr. Legion Post 150 fell to visiting Rock Memorial 6-5.

Baseball: Riverdogs play Waterloo in SG Friday

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Riverdogs have a double header with Waterloo Friday at Yanks Field beginning at 7 p.m.

June 17, 2014

'Once In A Lifetime' With Bob Gibson

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

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

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

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

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

June 13, 2014

Busy homestand ahead for the Cardinals

From a news release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Fan Fun

Jason Motte Lights Up the New Edition of Cardinals Magazine

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

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

Official 2014 Scorecard

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

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cardinals in the Community

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

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

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

Cardinals Social Media

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

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

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

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

Fan-Friendly Values

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

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

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

June 12, 2014

SGHS student athletes earn honors

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The following spring sports teams at SGHS earned Scholastic Achievement Awards based on team GPA's.

Distinguished Achievement Award (team GPA between 3.00-3.25)

Boys Track and Field- 3.12 Team GPA

Boys Golf- 3.13 Team GPA

Boys Varsity Baseball- 3.16 Team GPA

Boys JV Baseball- 3.22 Team GPA

Outstanding Achievement Award (team GPA between 3.26-4.00)

Girls Varsity Track and Field- 3.69 Team GPA

All five teams that were eligible earned one of the two awards

Cardinals to host Jon Hamm Night at the Ballpark

ST. LOUIS – On Monday, August 18th the Cardinals will celebrate Hollywood actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm during the first-ever Jon Hamm Night at the ballpark.

The Million Dollar Arm and Mad Men star will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cardinals taking on the Cincinnati Reds at 7.15 p.m. All fans who purchase the special game ticket will receive an exclusive Jon Hamm bobblehead.

"Jon Hamm is one of the greatest ambassadors for Cardinals baseball," said Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Whether he’s photographed walking down the street in his lucky Cardinals cap, or talking up the team on late night television, he’s one of our biggest fans. We’re really looking forward to hosting this event with him."

A limited number of VIP ticket packages are also available for the event. In addition to the bobblehead, VIP ticketholders will be able to take their photo with the homegrown star during a pre-game meet-and-greet.

"I am beyond thrilled and tremendously honored that the St. Louis Cardinals are having "Jon Hamm Night" at Busch Stadium. I have been a fan of the team since before I can remember and participating in a night like this is simply mind-blowing. I'd like to thank the team, the organization, and the fans for participating in what I hope will be a fantastic night for everyone but the Reds."

Tickets and VIP packages for Jon Hamm Night at Busch Stadium are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme. For each themed ticket sold, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to Jon’s charity of choice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A graduate of John Burroughs High School and the University of Missouri, Hamm rose to fame starring as Don Draper in the hit AMC television series Mad Men. Most recently, the avid Cardinals fan merged his love of baseball and acting for the role of J.B. Bernstein in Disney’s feel-good baseball tale Million Dollar Arm.

Jon Hamm 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.

Cards sign second round pick Williams

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals signed 10 more members of their 2014 MLB Draft Class, including second round selection Ronnie Williams, a right-handed pitcher out of American Senior High School in Miami, Fla., bringing their total signees to 18 of 42 total draft picks.

Williams, 18, is one of seven draft picks in 2014 who were alumni from Major League Baseball’s RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), and will report to the Cardinals Gulf Coast League affiliate in Jupiter, Fla.

"Ronnie is an elite athlete who already has a repeatable delivery, feel for both a changeup and breaking ball, and a fastball that we have clocked in the mid 90’s," said Dan Kantrovitz, Cardinals Director of Scouting. "Ronnie is a great kid who will work as hard as anybody to find success in our system. From my standpoint, this signing is a result of the excellent work of our scouts in South Florida, Fernando Arango (Southeast Cross-checker) and Charlie Gonzalez (South Florida Area Scout)."

Andrew Sohn (rhymes with "own"), 21, a sixth-round selection shortstop from Western Michigan University will report to the Cardinals short season New York-Penn League affiliate in State College.

Daniel Poncedeleon, 22, a ninth-round right-handed pitcher out of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus, signed and will also report to State College. Poncedeleon was drafted four times in his career and played college baseball at four different universities including the University of Arizona and University of Houston. The ninth round was the highest he was drafted after being selected by the Rays (2010, 24th round), Reds (2012, 38th round) and Cubs (2013, 14th round) in previous drafts.

Cody Schumacher (SHOE-mahk-er) (36th round), a right-handed pitcher out of Missouri State University will report to State College, the third signee who will report to the New York-Penn League affiliate of today’s group. Blake Drake (18th round), Casey Grayson (21st round), Cole Lankford (27th round) and Josh Wirsu (WEHR-soo) (30th round) will all report to the Cardinals short season rookie affiliate in Johnson City of the Appalachian League. Julian Barzilli (31st round) and Davis Ward (40th) will report to the Gulf Coast League affiliate in Jupiter, Fla.

A full list of Cardinals draft picks with signees in bold and report location follows:

2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - RECAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC = State College (New York-Penn League) JC = Johnson City (Appalachian League) GCL = GCL Cardinals (Gulf Coast League)

June 11, 2014

Cardinals sign eight players from 2014 draft class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 9, 2014

Cardinals complete 2014 first-year player draft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT - RECAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

June 5, 2014

Local Athletes make baseball All-Conference

COLUMBIA -- The MAAA All-Conference baseball teams have been announced, with plenty of local representation:

MAAA All-Conference

LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION

First Team

Jake Bridges-Central, Brayden Manion-Central, Jonah Barnes-Farmington, Nathan Gonz-Farmington, Jordan Ankrom-Farmington, Luke Korokis-Fredericktown, Dylan Coleman-Potosi,

Jacob Reed-Potosi, Aaron Stuppy-Ste. Genevieve, Drew Schmelzle-Ste. Genevieve

Second Team

Drew Harlow-Central, Drew Jaco-Central, Conner Forsythe-Farmington, Brett Mann-Farmington, Logan Winder-Farmington, Dylan Kater-North County, Colby Eckhoff-Potosi, Lane Mercille-Potosi, Cody Stacy-Ste. Genevieve, Jacob Kemper-Ste. Genevieve

SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION

First Team

Josh Camillo – Kingston, Andrew Basler-Valle Catholic, Connor Basler-Valle Catholic, Daniel Bergtholdt-Valle Catholic, Justin Roth-Valle Catholic, Koltyn Schilly-Valle Catholic, Nolan Wood-Valle Catholic, Clayton Brinkley-West County, Jonathan Hovick-West County, Clayton LaBruyere-West County

Second Team

Tyler Neubrand-West County, Parker Forshee-West County, Hayden Helvey-Arcadia Valley, Levi Earnest-Arcadia Valley, Jake Pryor-Arcadia Valley, Grant Latham- Bismarck, Cody Schafluetzel-Bismarck, Skyler Henson-Bismarck, Seth Kemper-Kingston, Alan Shawgo-Kingston, Tyler Shuh-Valle Catholic, Micah Casteel-Valley, Nick Province-Valley, Blake Barlow-West County

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."

Track and field: Valle boys first, girls fifth at district meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Warriors Boys Team took first place when the 4x400 team came in first in the final race of the day.

They are (from left) Tristan Huck, Austin Pennel, Damian Jokerst and Jarrod Davis won the final race of the meet. (Valle track photos by Lynn Davis)

They were trailing Herculaneum by four points prior to the final race.

Their win gave the Warriors the points they needed to regain first place and the district championship.

The Valle girls 4 x 400 relay team also won the final race of the day.

They are (from left) Chelsea Operle, Lacey Marschel, Briley Bieser and Eva Rolfe. Girls Team took fifth place.

Valle’s boys and girls track teams:

Cardinals open homestand with the Cubs tonight

From a news release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Fan Fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

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

Cardinals Magazine Featuring Trevor Rosenthal Now On Sale!

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

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

Official 2014 Scorecard

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

Cardinals in the Community

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

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

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

Cardinals Social Media

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

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

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

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

Fan-Friendly Values

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

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

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

May 9, 2014

Baseball: Valle wins conference tournament!

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle downed Farmington 2-0 to win the MAAA Conference Tournament.

The Warriors host St. Pius Monday at 4 p.m.

In other conference tournament action Thursday:

Ste. Genevieve fell to Park Hills 13-3.

The Dragons play at Herculaneum at 4:30 Tuesday.

May 8, 2014

11U team takes second in Rivertown Classic

STE. GENEVIEVE – The 11U team took second place in the Ste Gen Rivertown Classic.

The team lost to the St Louis Pirates in the championship game by one run in extra innings.

The 11U team is coached by (back row, from left) Jeremy Hoog, Dean Meyer, Joe Gegg and Scott Derousse.

The 11U team members are (starting with middle row, from left) Bryce Barley, Mitchell Meyer, Carter Hoog, Hunter Lorance, Kolten Naeger, Austin Burnett, Drew Bauman, Jayden Gegg, Adrien Derousse, Logan Trollinger and Payton Matthews

Baseball: VHS, SGHS advance in MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle downed Potosi 11-1, Ste. Genevieve beat Arcadia Valley 9-7 and Farmington downed West County 5-2 in the MAAA Tournament last night.

Weather permitting:

Valle plays Farmington at 4:30 today at Valle.

Ste. Genevieve will play Park Hills at 4:30 tonight at Yanks Field in Ste. Genevieve.

May 7, 2014

Baseball: Valle tops Fredericktown in conf tny

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle downed Fredericktown 20-1 in the MAAA Conference baseball tournament yesterday in Ste. Genevieve.

Ste. Genevieve R-II Athletic Director Jeff Nix says this will be the schedule for games today:

4:30 - Park Hills vs. Fredericktown

6:30 - Ste. Gen vs. Arcadia Valley

Two more games will be played tomorrow at Yanks Field:

4:30- Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 Loser

6:30- Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

Rodriguez and Cooney earn Minor League honors

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

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

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

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

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

May 6, 2014

Baseball: SGHS, Valle open MAAA Tournament play with win

STE. GENEVIEVE – The MAAA Conference baseball tournament opened yesterday in Ste. Genevieve with eight games in four pools.

Ste. Genevieve downed Bismarck 17-4. The Dragons will play West County at 4:30 today.

West County beat Bismarck 15-1 yesterday.

Valle Catholic defeated North County 7-0 in their pool.

Other games today:

Valle plays Fredericktown

Farmington plays Kingston

Potosi plays Park Hills.

All games are at 4:30.

Golf: SG’s Burr qualifies for sectional

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's Dylan Burr fired a 91 at the district tournament at Crown Pointe yesterday. That was good enough to send Burr on to the sectional round.

May 5, 2014

Riverdogs win tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The 8U Riverdogs placed second in this weekend's Riverdogs Classic Tournament.

The 8U Riverdogs are: (Bottom row from left to right): Grant Fallert, Preston Lurk, Tyler Gegg, Bryant Schwent, Alex Viox, Isaac Viox, Rylan Fallert, Isaac Basler. (Top row left to right): Noah Bauman, Mason Nix, Aiden Meyer, Gavyn Joggerst. Coaches Matt Fallert, Jeff Nix, Ben Joggerst.

Track: SGHS places second at conference meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Both the Ste. Genevieve boys and girls track teams came in second in the MAAA Conference meet Friday at North County.

Jon Jay and Allen Craig team up for bowling challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2014

Baseball: Valle tops SGHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle beat Ste. Genevieve 7-3 for its 12th consecutive win.

The Dragon loss ends their winning streak at seven games.

Valle plays Cuba at home Saturday at noon and 2 p.m.

Ste. Genevieve is off until the MAAA Conference Tournament at Valle Monday through next Friday.

May 1, 2014

Baseball: SGHS tops PHS

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

The 13-6 Dragons play Valle today at 4:15.

Cardinals Hall Of Fame induction class announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim Edmonds (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

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

Willie McGee (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

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

Mike Shannon (Team Selection)

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

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

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

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

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

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Panel

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

Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum (#CardsMuseum)

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

Cardinals Nation (#CardsNation)

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

Ballpark Village (#BallparkVillage)

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

Physicians Health and Rehab offers sports physicals

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Dr. Roland Kuenzel of Physicians Health and Rehab has again offered to provide athletic and school physicals for both Valle and Ste. Genevieve schools this year.

Physicals will be provided to athletes and those needing the exams during regular office hours in the months of May and June, 2014 at Physicians Health and Rehab, 21995 Highway 32, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. There will not be any specific dates this year -- you have the months of May and June to do this. The office is located next to MRV Banks and directly across from Casey's General Store.

The cost of the complete examination will be $15 per student with Physicians Health and Rehab returning a portion of that fee to the respective school to be used by the athletic program at the discretion of the school's athletic director. It will be necessary to schedule an appointment (this will avoid a wait time and please honor your scheduled time) to have the physical done. The appointment can be made by calling 883-2442.

It is strongly recommended that anyone requiring an examination schedule appointments as early as possible (appointments are limited) and we recommend that the athlete not engage in strenuous activities at least two hours before the examination. Exams can be scheduled throughout the year as needed but any exams not done in May or June 2014 will not be a part of the fundraiser for the schools and pricing will be different.

April 30, 2014

Baseball: SGHS tops Arcadia Valley

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed visiting Arcadia Valley 8-0.

The Dragons host Perryville today.

Girls’ Track: SGHS wins meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity girls won a meet at Farmington Tuesday.

April 28, 2014

Valle Catholic names new boys basketball coach

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic High School announced Saturday afternoon that a very familiar and respected educator and coach has been named to coach the boys’ basketball team.

According to a news release Principal Dr. Mark Gilligan told the Valle faculty Friday afternoon that Noel "Chris" Trimmer would be joining the Valle faculty in a social studies position, plus accepting coaching duties and supporting the Valle Catholic Academic team.

Gilligan said Trimmer brings years of success and experience to both the classroom and athletic programs at Valle.

"Just one victory shy of 300 wins in Missouri Boys High School Basketball, the Valle family is looking forward to celebrating this milestone with Coach Trimmer and supporting his efforts to build an exciting program at Valle," he said.

"I am excited for the opportunity to work with the fine staff and students from Valle Catholic High School," Trimmer said.

Trimmer previous coached the Ste. Genevieve High School boys basketball team.

Baseball: SGHS JV wins two

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity baseball team scored two wins on Saturday. The JV Dragons downed North County 6-5 and Park Hills 6-1.

April 25, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Gen tops Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won at Potosi 2-1.

The Dragons host Arcadia Valley Tuesday at 4:30.

April 24, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Genevieve wins at Fredericktown

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won at Fredericktown 11-1 in six innings.

The Dragons play at Potosi today at 2:30.

Girls’ Track: SGHS JV wins at Hillsboro

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity won the Hillsboro Relays.

April 23, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Genevieve tops Fredericktown, twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won twice at Fredericktown.

The varsity won 4-2 and the junior varsity won 11-0.

The Dragons play at Potosi at 4:30 tomorrow.

April 18, 2014

Baseball: SGHS tops Crystal City twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won both their game with visiting Crystal City.

The varsity won 4-1 and the junior varsity won 9-4.

The Dragons play at Festus Monday at 4:30.

Cardinals host 5th Annual Green Week at Busch

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

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

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

Friday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.

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

April 17, 2014

Track: Local teams participate in Simpson Relays

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

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

GIRLS -

Team Results:

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

Individual Results:

800 Meter Run – 1. Taylor Werner, Ste. Genevieve 2:16.82

1600 Meter Run – 1. Taylor Werner, Ste. Genevieve 5:10.66, 2. Mallory Koller, Ste. Genevieve.

3200 Meter Run – 1. Mia Jerman, Ste. Genevieve 11:08.30, 5. Shelby Werner, Ste. Genevieve.

100 Meter Hurdles – 3. Madison Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve, 5. Natalie Engel, Ste. Genevieve

300 Meter Hurdles – 4. Madison Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve, 8. Jacie Korenak, Ste. Genevieve.

4x200 Meter Relay – 4. Ste. Genevieve

4x400 Meter Relay – 7. Ste. Genevieve.

4x800 Meter Relay – 1. Ste, Genevieve 10:10.52.

Pole Vault – 4. Monica Inman, Ste. Genevieve.

BOYS –

Team Results:

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

Individual Results:

200 Meter Dash – 6. Logan Rhinehart, Ste. Genevieve.

1600 Meter Run – 4. Andrew Moore, Ste. Genevieve, 7. Ben Naeger, Ste. Genevieve.

3200 Meter Run – 2. Ben Naeger, Ste. Genevieve, 4. Andrew Moore, Ste. Genevieve.

110 Meter Hurdles – 5. Jonas Schwent, Ste. Genevieve

300 Meter Hurdles – 1. Logan Rhinehart, Ste. Genevieve 43.11

4x100 Meter Relay – 6. Valle Catholic.

4x400 Meter Relay – 5. Valle Catholic

High Jump – 2. Roe, Anthony, Ste. Genevieve

Baseball: Ste. Gen drops two to Hillsboro

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost both games with Hillsboro.

The varsity lost 5-3 and the junior varsity fell 10-0.

Ste. Genevieve hosts Crystal City today at 4:30.

April 16, 2014

Baseball: SGHS splits games at Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve split their games at Farmington.

The varsity lost 6-4 and the junior varsity won 7-3.

The Dragons host Crystal City today at 4:30.

April 14, 2014

Bacon is new athletic director at Farmington

FARMINGTON -- The Farmington Press reports former Valle Catholic Football Coach John Bacon has been named the new athletic director at the Farmington R-VII School District.

Current director Pat Burns recently announced he was leaving the district after 10 years to take the athletic director position in the Parkway South school district.

Bacon is currently an art teacher at Farmington High School and has worked for the district for 18 years.

He previously served as a coach in several sports at Valle and was the head football coach at Farmington High School.

SGHS hosts Invitational track meet

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for complete results:

Valle participates in the Windsor Invitational today.

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

Baseball: Ste. Gen tops St. Pius twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won twice at St. Pius Friday.

The varsity won 11-3 and the junior varsity won 6-1.

Ste. Genevieve hosts Farmington Tuesday at 4:30.

Cardinals announce contract extension for Mozeliak

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

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

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

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

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

April 10, 2014

Natural Disaster 11U Volleyball wraps up fantastic season

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The 11-year old Natural Disaster AfterShock volleyball team has had a fantastic 2014 season.

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

The AfterShock team has won every 11-year old tournament in the gold division that they have played in this year.

These tournaments have included: Perryville on February 2, Perryville on February 16, Park Hills on February 22, Perryville on March 15, and Premier Alliance in St. Louis on March 23.

AfterShock also participated in the Ste. Genevieve 12's Tournament on March 1 where they won this tournament and were gold division champions. The team was also invited to play in a 12's tournament in Perryville on February 9. They finished pool play and advanced to the gold play-off bracket where they were eventually eliminated.

After regular season play, the AfterShock is currently ranked second out of 44 teams in the girls 11-year old division of the Gateway Volleyball Region with a record of 54-0.

They are scheduled to participate in the 2014 Gateway Regional Volleyball Championship Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

April 8, 2014

New district assignments for basketball and football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 7, 2014

Baseball: SGHS JV splits DH with Perryville

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's junior varsity split with Perryville Saturday.

They lost the first game 12-2 and won the second game 13-10.

Track: SGHS boys, girls win Old Settlement meet

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

Click here for complete results:

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

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

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

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

Valle travels to Grandview Tuesday.

Ste. Genevieve hosts an invitational meet Friday.

April 4, 2014

Baseball: Riverdogs announce sign ups

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

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

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

April 1, 2014

Baseball: Valle tops Oran

STE. GENEVIEVE —Valle beat Oran 11-1.

The Warriors play Maplewood at Deer Creek Park today at 4:30.

Golf: SGHS plays in Notre Dame Tourney

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

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

Individual scores (if available)

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

Holdman won the individual play.

Alex Lipe was fourth and Matt Julian was seventh.

Baudendistel and Lottes were second in scramble play.

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

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

Perryville hosts Hillsboro tomorrow at 3:30.

Ste. Genevieve plays in the North County Tournament tomorrow.

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

March 28, 2014

Golf: Ste. Gen is second in four-way match

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve came in second in a match at Park Hills Thursday.

Park Hills won it with a 183. Ste. Genevieve was at 199. West County had a 203 and Bismarck had a 254.

The Dragons were led by Tim Schweigert with a 48 and Trevor Drury with a 49. Wes Klein shot 51 and Madison DeRousse was one back with a 52.

Ste. Genevieve plays in the Notre Dame Tournament on Monday.

March 27, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Gen falls to Jackson

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to Jackson 5-4.

The Dragons are off until Monday when they travel to Jefferson R-7 for a 4 p.m. game.

Golf: PHS, SGHS tie, SVHS third

STE. GENEVIEVE – Perryville and Ste. Genevieve tied at 1087 and St. Vincent had a 203 in a tri-match at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Club.

Perryville's Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist with a 42.

Zoellner had a 44, Ponder a 50 and Mueller a 51 to round out the Perryville scoring.

St. Vincent plays at De Soto today at 3:30.

Ste. Genevieve participates in a quadrangular match with Park Hills, Bismarck and West County at Park Hills today at 4 p.m.

Perryville travels to the Notre Dame Tournament on Monday at noon.

March 26, 2014

8u Riverdogs win first tournament of first season

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The 8u Riverdogs team won first place in the Game 7 BPA Indoor tournament this past weekend in Florissant at the Rivers Edge Sports Complex.

The 8u team won three out of four games.

This was their first tournament of their first Riverdogs Season.

The 8u Riverdogs are: (front row, from left) Grant Fallert, Bryant Schwent, Isaac Viox, Preston Lurk, Alex Viox, Rylan Fallert, (second row), Isaac Basler, Noah Bauman, Aiden Meyer, Tyler Gegg, Mason Nix, Gavyn Joggerst and the team is coached by (back row), Ben Joggerst, Jeff Nix and Matt Fallert.

March 24, 2014

Baseball: Ste. Gen-Valle Tourney results

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

Friday

Jefferson 6 West County 2

West County 3 Father Tolton 1

Valle 10 Chester 7

Valle 10 Scott City 0

Ste Genevieve 10 Crystal City 4

St Louis Patriots10 Ste Genevieve 3

Cape Central 7 PHS 3

PHS 5, Senath-Hornersville 2

Saturday

Valle 15 Jefferson 3

Valle 10 Cape Central 0

Perryville 8 Ste Genevieve 4

Ste Genevieve 5 Chester 3

West County 9 Chester 1

Perryville 7 West County 6

Ste. Genevieve hosts Jackson Tuesday at 4:30.

Chester plays at Steelville today at 4:30.

Perryville plays at Grandview Thursday at 4:30.

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

March 20, 2014

Cardinals option Tyler Lyons to Memphis

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

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

March 19, 2014

SGHS Sports Banquet, Awards presentation held

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve High School All Sports Boosters Club held its Winter Sports Banquet last night with 92 of student athletes attending, along with a large number of parents and friends.

An excellent meal was prepared by the SGHS cafeteria staff.

The event was recorded for later cablecast on Ste. Genevieve Community Access Television’s Channel 98 and is available on line at www.stegentv.com

Click here to view the banquet program and the list of award recipients in wrestling, boys’ and girls’ basketball, dance and cheer.

March 12, 2014

Boys’ BB: Drury, Dallas are All District

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Two members of the Ste. Genevieve High School boys basketball team have been named to the Class 4, District 2 All District team.

They are Matt Drury and Brendan Dallas.

Also named to the All District Team were:

Jake Bridges - Park Hills

Alaric Jones - Park Hills

Dylan Coleman - Potosi

Dallas Seim - Potosi

Jordan Ankrom - Farmington

Logan England - Farmington

Garrett Callahan - Farmington

Adam McGraw - North County

February 24, 2014

MSHSAA releases Class 2 Wrestling Championship results

COLUMBIA -- The latest MSHSAA results from the Class 2 Wrestling Championship in Columbia show Ste. Genevieve in 11th place:

Team Scores

Class_2

1. Oak Grove 163.0

2. Smithville 140.5

3. Kirksville 117.0

4. Fulton 101.0

5. Pleasant Hill 96.5

6. Cameron 86.0

7. St. Charles West 82.5

8. Savannah 82.0

9. Harrisonville 65.0

9. Monett 65.0

11. Ste. Genevieve 54.5

12. Moberly 54.0

13. Reeds Springs 53.0

14. Odessa 51.0

15. Benton 48.0

16. Mexico 46.5

17. McCluer South-Berkeley 42.5

18. Logan-Rogersville 38.5

19. Clinton 38.0

20. Excelsior 34.0

21. Dexter 32.0

22. Boonville 31.0

23. Nevada 30.0

23. Owensville 30.0

25. Bolivar 28.0

26. Center 16.0

27. Osage 15.5

28. MICDS 10.0

28. Van Horn(Independence) 10.0

30. Chillicothe 9.0

30. Winfield 9.0

32. Central(Park Hills) 8.0

33. St. Clair 7.5

34. Notre Dame(Cape Girardeau) 7.0

35. Priory 5.0

36. Buffalo 4.0

36. Luthern South 4.0

38. Affton 3.0

38. Clayton 3.0

38. Lafayette(St. Joseph) 3.0

38. Sullivan 3.0

42. Marshall 2.0

42. Soldan 2.0

44. St. Charles 1.0

45. Potosi 0.0

45. Sumner 0.0

45. Vashon 0.0

These are the latest individual results from the Class 2 Wrestling Championship.

2014 MSHSAA Wrestling Championships Results for Ste. Genevieve

106 Class 2 - Wade Dickens (26-14) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Wade Dickens (Ste. Genevieve) 26-14 won by decision over Matt Kahnert (Reeds Springs) 25-16 (Dec 9-3)

Quarterfinal - Drew Ditter (St. Charles West) 44-3 won by tech fall over Wade Dickens (Ste. Genevieve) 26-14 (TF-1.5 5:45 (23-8))

Cons. Round 2 - Devan Hudson (Fulton ) 19-10 won by major decision over Wade Dickens (Ste. Genevieve) 26-14 (MD 9-0)

113 Class 2 - Andrew DeRousse (36-9) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Andrew DeRousse (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 won by fall over Austin Ballard (Marshall) 20-17 (Fall 3:10)

Quarterfinal - Michael Hummer (Savannah) 47-5 won by major decision over Andrew DeRousse (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 (MD 9-1)

Cons. Round 2 - Andrew DeRousse (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 won by decision over Kaleb Cox (Kirksville ) 27-16 (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Round 3 - Hunter Sparrow (Smithville) 34-10 won by fall over Andrew DeRousse (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 (Fall 0:55)

126 Class 2 - Travis Jones (45-2) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Travis Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 45-2 won by fall over Samuel Bayless (Clinton ) 29-16 (Fall 0:28)

Quarterfinal - Travis Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 45-2 won by fall over Trevor Burkhart (Cameron) 46-7 (Fall 0:40)

Semifinal - Ty Cochran (Harrisonville ) 48-5 won by fall over Travis Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 45-2 (Fall 5:02)

Cons. Semi - Travis Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 45-2 won by decision over Jordan Jones (Mexico ) 39-11 (Dec 5-0)

3rd Place Match - Travis Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 45-2 won by decision over Trevor Burkhart (Cameron) 46-7 (Dec 7-1)

132 Class 2 - Tanner Jones (38-8) placed 4th and scored 14.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tanner Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 38-8 won by tech fall over Cole Wagner (Priory ) 31-11 (TF-1.5 4:10 (15-0))

Quarterfinal - Tanner Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 38-8 won by decision over Aaron Baker (Chillicothe) 34-8 (Dec 8-7)

Semifinal - Brendan Hachtel (St. Charles West) 48-7 won by fall over Tanner Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 38-8 (Fall 3:27)

Cons. Semi - Tanner Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 38-8 won by major decision over Chris Johnson (Osage) 27-4 (MD 16-4)

3rd Place Match - Tyler Brown (Oak Grove) 37-11 won by decision over Tanner Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 38-8 (Dec 2-1)

138 Class 2 - Tyler Jones (36-9) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 won by decision over Branden Beeler (Kirksville ) 31-18 (Dec 6-2)

Quarterfinal - Olen Brattin (Pleasant Hill) 41-5 won by decision over Tyler Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 (Dec 8-4)

Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 won by decision over Matt Garza (Benton ) 37-20 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 3 - Skyler Jackson (Oak Grove) 33-11 won by major decision over Tyler Jones (Ste. Genevieve) 36-9 (MD 10-1)

145 Class 2 - Austin Brewer (33-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Anderson (Cameron) 34-12 won by decision over Austin Brewer (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 (Dec 2-1)

Cons. Round 1 - Grant Taylor (Clinton ) 45-3 won by fall over Austin Brewer (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 (Fall 0:56)

170 Class 2 - A.J. Gonz (13-11) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Dalton Brinegar (Oak Grove) 38-8 won by fall over A.J. Gonz (Ste. Genevieve) 13-11 (Fall 2:36)

Cons. Round 1 - A.J. Gonz (Ste. Genevieve) 13-11 won by fall over Jonathan Haupert (St. Charles West) 24-22 (Fall 4:02)

Cons. Round 2 - Dustin Conner (St. Clair ) 27-5 won by tech fall over A.J. Gonz (Ste. Genevieve) 13-11 (TF-1.5 4:44 (16-1))

182 Class 2 - Corey Heberlie (16-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Scott Rusmisel-Swink (Nevada) 34-16 won by fall over Corey Heberlie (Ste. Genevieve) 16-14 (Fall 5:54)

Cons. Round 1 - Chance Barnes (Benton ) 29-9 won by fall over Corey Heberlie (Ste. Genevieve) 16-14 (Fall 2:48)

195 Class 2 - Ethan Vaeth (31-3) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Pernell Robinson (McCluer South-Berkeley) 16-11 won by forfeit over Ethan Vaeth (Ste. Genevieve) 31-3 (For.)

Cons. Round 1 - Matthew Barsch (Reeds Springs) 20-19 won by forfeit over Ethan Vaeth (Ste. Genevieve) 31-3 (For.)

220 Class 2 - Kellen Steagall (33-11) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kellen Steagall (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 won by fall over Colby Gerber (Cameron) 29-21 (Fall 1:12)

Quarterfinal - Haldan Toomsen (Boonville ) 34-13 won by fall over Kellen Steagall (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 (Fall 3:04)

Cons. Round 2 - Kellen Steagall (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 won by decision over Marcus Paddack (St. Charles West) 13-11 (Dec 5-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Paul Books (Fulton ) 14-3 won by major decision over Kellen Steagall (Ste. Genevieve) 33-11 (MD 11-2)

285 Class 2 - Luke Hemmerla (33-9) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Luke Hemmerla (Ste. Genevieve) 33-9 won by fall over Brian Brummell (Bolivar ) 24-19 (Fall 3:11)

Quarterfinal - Chase Thomas (Smithville) 31-17 won by fall over Luke Hemmerla (Ste. Genevieve) 33-9 (Fall 5:29)

Cons. Round 2 - Noah Diaz (Benton ) 40-9 won by fall over Luke Hemmerla (Ste. Genevieve) 33-9 (Fall 4:11)

February 17, 2014

Wrestling: Ste. Genevieve claims district title!

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve are district champs for the 10th time!

The Dragons hosted the district tournament Friday and Saturday.

The final scores are:

Ste. Genevieve came in first with 255, Dexter in second with 198 and Park Hills in third with 148. St. Clair is in fourth with 113, followed by Affton (101.5), Sumner (81), Sullivan (78), Lutheran South (50.5), Cape Notre Dame (44), Soldan (38), Potosi (35), Miller Career (33), Vashon (32), Roosevelt (0).

State qualifiers:

113: Andrew DeRousse, first

126: Travis Jones, first

132: Tanner Jones, first

145: Austin Brewer, first

195: Ethan Vaeth, first

220: Kellen Steagall, first

285: Luke Hemmerla, first

106: Wade Dickens, second

138: Tyler Jones, second

182: Corey Heberlie, second

170: A.J. Gonz, third

Next up for Ste. Genevieve, the state meet this Friday and Saturday.

February 11, 2014

Shelby Werner signs with Missouri Southern State

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Shelby Werner signs her athletic scholarship to compete at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Shelby will compete in cross country and also on the women's indoor and outdoor track teams for MSSU.

Shelby was a four-time all-state cross country runner and an all-state member of the girls track team at Ste. Genevieve High School.

She hopes to be accepted into the honors program at MSSU where she will pursue a degree in nursing.

February 10, 2014

Boys’ BB: SGHS, VHS advance in MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve and Valle began play in the MAAA conference tournament Saturday.

The sixth seed Dragons downed 11th seed Caledonia 72-42.

Ste. Genevieve advances to a 7 p.m. game against third seed Park Hills Tuesday at Mineral Area College.

Seventh seed Valle defeated 10th seed Kingston 78-44 in its opening game Saturday.

Valle advances to an 8:30 p.m. game against second seed West County Tuesday at Mineral Area College.

Boys’ BB: SGHS JV falls to Perryville

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve junior varsity lost to the Perryville JV 53-39 to finish second in the green pool at the Old Settlement JV Tournament they hosted Saturday.

Girls’ BB: SGHS tops VHS in MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve and Valle began play in the MAAA Conference Tournament Saturday.

The seventh seed Hunters defeated the 10th seed Lady Warriors 42-33.

Ste. Genevieve advances to play second seed North County at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Valle plays at St. Pius Monday, February 17th.

Wrestling: Ste. Gen goes 2-1 in home quad

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed visiting Cape Notre Dame, lost to Farmington and beat Hillsboro in the quad they hosted Friday.

The Dragons outscored Notre Dame 70-9, lost to Farmington 39-27 and then defeated Hillsboro 58-15.

Ste. Genevieve travels to De Soto Tuesday for a 5 p.m. match.

Boys BB: SGMS 7th graders fall to Potosi in conf tny

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School 7th graders lost to Potosi 38-35 in the game for third place in the conference tournament.

February 7, 2014

Boys’ BB: SGMS 7th graders fall to North County in conf tny

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School 7th graders lost to North County 24-23 in the conference tournament in Potosi. The seventh graders play Potosi for third place tonight at 6.

Girls’ BB: SGMS 7th graders fall to Farmington in conf tny

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School Seventh Graders lost to Farmington in the conference tournament at Potosi.

Football: Tyler Fallert to become SEMO Redhawk

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic senior Tyler Fallert Wednesday signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau.

He was one of 23 players who made up coach Tom Matukewicz's first recruiting class.

Fallert an all-state running back also played linebacker. He rushed for 2,329 yards his senior season scoring 35 touchdowns and had 46 tackles.

Fallert helped Valle to win three state titles.

He reportedly turned down walk on offers from Baylor and Georgia Tech.

December 2, 2013

Warriors Win 12th State Title!!!

ST. LOUIS -- Senior quarterback Nolan Wood completed nine of 10 passes for 284 yards and four scores as Valle Catholic won its 12th state title by defeating Marceline 41-0 in the Class 1 State Championship Game Saturday in St. Louis.

The 12 state titles tied the Warriors with Webb City for the most of any Missouri school. Webb City beat Helias 28-14 in the Class 4 game on Friday to win their 12th.

It was Valle's third title in the last four years.

The win was also the 15th of the year for Valle setting another school record for most wins in a season. It was the Warriors fourth straight shutout and seventh of the 2013 season.

The game was a rematch of the 1989 championship game when Marceline

last made it to the state title game only to lose to Valle 49-7.

Marceline, the boyhood home of Walt Disney, may have been hoping for a fairy tale ending in 2013 but Valle ended their run. The Tigers started out 3-3 on the year but then ran off 8 wins in their quest for the class one crown. Marceline knocked off four state ranked teams to reach the championship. They upset Penny who beat Valle in the championship last year in the semi-final.

Valle led 35-0 at the half and after Tyler Fallert scored on a 4-yard run to make it 41-0 with 3:37 in the third, Valle coach Judd Naeger, in the interest of sportsmanship, pulled his starters.

It was Fallert's 35th TD of the 2013 season.

Wood not only threw for 4 scores he ran for another. The 5-yard TD run with 8:26 to play in the first gave Valle a 7-0 lead.

His favorite target was sophomore Conner Basler.

Basler hauled in 6 catches for 156 yards and three scores. Basler also had two interceptions in the game.

Valle coach Judd Naeger said he had planned for the Warriors to throw

more in the playoffs but the wind had not been in their favor.

Wood threw his first TD pass with 1:03 left in the first. The 13-yard TD pass to Basler gave the Warriors a 14-0 lead at the end of the first.

The Warriors drove 87 yards early in the second and took a 21-0 lead with 9:35 before the half. The big play was Wood's 63-yard TD pass to Justin Roth.

Roth had 123 combined yards on four carries and two receptions in his final game.

Valle fumbled a punt return later in the second but their defense came up big stopping the Tigers on a fourth and five at the Valle 11.

What followed the defensive stand was another show me bowl record.

Wood threw a 90-yard TD pass to Basler and the Warriors went up 28-0 with 4:24 before the half.

Wood's 37-yard TD pass to Basler with 1:15 left in the half gave the Warriors a 35-0 lead at the break.

The second half was played with a continuous clock, stopped only for TV time-outs.

The Valle defense was as remarkable at their offense as they allowed the Tigers only 120 yards the entire game. Marceline ran 48 plays.

Bryant Vessell had a team-high 8 tackles. Ethan Fallert and Jacob Trautman both recorded sacks. Logan Tucker added to his team leading number of tackles setting a new school record with 191 for the season.

The Valle defense held the Tigers leading rusher Blake Belzer to 40 yards on 21 carries.

Freshman Silas Bartotto recovered a Tiger fumble to preserve the shutout for Valle late in the fourth. The recovery stopped the Tigers final drive of 50 yards.

The Warriors only allowed their opponents 8.5 points per game for the 2013 campaign.

Valle's offense rolled up 501 yards on Marceline.

The Tigers concentrated on stopping the Warrior's leading rusher. Senior Tyler Fallert still ran for 75 hard yards on 13 carries.

The all-stater added 2,327 yards rushing in his senior season. As a junior he set a school record with 3,030 yards.

Naeger is now the second winningest coach in Valle football history as he concludes his 10th year. He has led the Warriors to the state playoffs in eight of the last nine years collecting three state championships.

As a player for Valle in 1995 he quarterbacked the Warriors to a state title.

Wood, Vessell, Basler and Jesse Meyer were named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' players of the game by the KBDZ sports crew.

Michelle Hoog and Rich McClure flank the State Championship 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' players of the game, sponsored my Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC. From the left-Michelle, Nolan Wood, Bryant Vessell, Jesse Meyer, Connor Basler, Rich.

Boys’ BB: SGHS freshmen fall to Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve fell to the host team 35-33 in the Farmington Freshman Tournament.

Girls’ BB: SGHS JV tops Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity downed Park Hills 34-26 in the Jefferson R-7 Tournament.

November 25, 2013

Football: Warriors Back To The Dome For 5th Straight Year

Valle Catholic is heading back to the Show-Me-Bowl for the fifth straight year.

The Warriors defeated Osceola 35-11 in a Class 1 state semifinal game at Fr. John Dempsey Field on Saturday.

Senior quarterback Nolan Wood threw for 2 scores and ran for 3 more as Valle improved to 14-0.

The Warriors will meet Marceline (11-3) at 2:15 this Saturday at the Edward Jones dome in St. Louis as they attempt to win their 12th state title. 

Marceline surprised 2-time defending champion Penney 42-22 in the other class 1 semifinal.

Wood found Garrett Jaegers on a 43-yard TD pass with 1:13 to play in the 1st quarter as the Warriors took a 7-0 lead.

The Indians got on the board when Zach Carney booted a 26-yard field goal with 50 seconds left before the break. 

The Warriors answered right back and drove 65 yards in the final minute as Wood connected with Conner Basler on a 22-yard TD pass with 5-seconds left in the half to lead 14-3.

The game got more interesting after Thane Sommer returned the 2nd-half kickoff 94 yards for an Osceola score. The Indians then used a gadget play to add a two-point conversion and make the score 14-11.

Wood ran for a 5-yard TD with a minute left in the third as Valle went ahead 21-11.

His 5-yard TD run with 7:50 left in the game gave Valle a more comfortable lead of 28-11.

The Warrior quarterback added his fifth TD of the game on a 3-yard run with 4:40 on the clock. 

Devon Kutz was good on all of Valle's extra-point kicks.

Wood finished with 146 yards on 28 carries. Thru the air he was good on 8 of 13 attempts. He was named the ‘Nationwide Is On Your Side’ player of the game.

Nolan Wood was selected as the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Basler led the team in receiving with 5 catches and on defense he had two big interceptions.

Osceola's defense held all-state running back Tyler Fallert to only 72 yards rushing in the game while forcing a fumble.

Valle's defense held the Indians to only 57 yards the entire game. 

The state championship game with Valle and Marceline will be broadcast on 50,000 watt KBDZ FM (93.1) and kbdz931.com this Saturday afternoon. Brad Palmer will call the play-by-play.

Show Me Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday at VHS

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic High School has announced that tickets for the Valle Catholic-Marceline Class 1 State Championship Football Game on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will be on sale Tuesday afternoon, from 3-6 p.m. in the lobby of Valle Catholic High School (following the 1:30 pm Alumni Mass).

The cost of the tickets is $11 with a limit of 10 tickets purchased per person. If any tickets are left after Tuesday, they would go on sale from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday.

Game time Saturday is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Details on tailgating at the Dome (same location as past years) on game day will be available soon.

November 18, 2013

Cross Country: Werner first, Ste. Gen nine at Nike Meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve had several runners in the Nike Cross Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Taylor Werner finished first running as part of the Ste. Gen Camel Pack with a time of 18:36.2, Mia Jerman was 28th in 20:01.1 with Mallory Koller 98th in 20:56.2.

The SG Girls team finished ninth.

Runners came from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan, as well as Missouri.

Valle releases info about basketball tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic School have released an information sheet regarding the upcoming basketball tournament.

Click here to view the information sheet:

November 12, 2013

Football: Rebels End Dragons' Hopes, 30-8

The Ste. Gen Dragons season ended Monday night when the state-ranked Central Rebels took a 24-0 half time lead and held on for a 30-8 class 3 district championship win in Park Hills.

"Our kids never quit but they were more physical than us," said Ste. Gen coach Bob Stolzer. 

It was the second year in a row the Rebels defeated the Dragons (8-4) for the district title and it was the second time this season Central prevailed as they won the regular season conference matchup 17-14.

"They were the better team again tonight," Stolzer said.

The Rebels turned three Ste. Gen turnovers into points in the first half. 

"You can't turn the ball over against a good team like that," Stolzer said. 

Central set up their first score with a 47-yard pass play.  

Sophomore D. J. Buckhanan finished off the drive with a two-yard TD run and it was 7-0 with 9:06 in the first. 

The Dragons fumbled the ensuing kick-off at their 25 and Central scored quickly on a 15-yard TD run by Drew Harlow.

Ste Gen had not run an offensive play and trailed 14-0 with 7:07 to play in the first.

Buckhanan broke a 26-yard TD run in the second and Central went up 21-0 with 5:50 before the half. 

The two teams traded fumbles before Central converted a 28-yard field goal to end the half 24-0.

The Rebels had held their last six opponents scoreless but Ste. Gen broke the streak in the third when Brendan Dallas raced 50-yards to paydirt. It was the senior's 31'st TD of the year.

After a two-point conversion run by Matt Drury it was 24-8 with 3:02 to play in the third. 

The Rebels added another TD on a 6-yard run by Buchkhanan with 2:42 in the fourth. 

Dragons Devin Brown (above, flanked by Rich McClure and Michelle Hoog) and Logan Gegg were named co-recipients of the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Dallas led the Dragons in rushing with 91 yards while sophomore Anthony Roe added 62 yards. The two backs both ran for more than 1,000 yards on the season. 

"I don't remember when we had a 1-2 punch like that," Stolzer said. 

Buchkhanan had 146 yards for the Rebels (12-0), who will meet for the second straight year John Burroughs in the quarterfinal. The Bombers (10-0) defeated Cardinal Ritter 24-0.

"I was hoping for a different outcome in this rematch but we had a good season," Stolzer said. 

The 2013 Dragon football season featured the 200th win by Stolzer in his 25 year coaching career. 

Stolzer said he was not sure if he would be back next year. "I will have to talk it over with my sons," he concluded.

Cross Country: SGHS girls win state

JEFFERSON CITY — The Ste. Genevieve Hunters were back on top Saturday at the Class 3 State Cross Country Meet.

Sophomore Taylor Werner set a new record of 17:31.30 -- not just for Class 3 but for all classes.

The Hunters scored 46 points as a team, well-ahead of Festus at 62. Notre Dame de Sion was third at 74.

Hunters placed their first five girls in the Top 25 to receive All-State honors.

1. Taylor Werner, So 17:31.30,

4. Mia Jerman, So 19:20.80,

7. Mallory Koller, So 19:36.94,

18. Shelby Werner, Sr 19:58.38,

25. Amy Huck, So 20:19.08,

75. Maggie Flieg, Jr 21:31.67.

Ste. Genevieve only had two runners in the Class 3 boys race and both earned All-State honors.

6. Ben Naeger, Fr 16:25.82,

12. Andrew Moore, Sr 16:35.97.

Cross Country: Valle places sixth at state

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Valle Catholic Lady Warriors finished in sixth place in the Class 1 Meet.

12. Sally Heil, So 21:19.69,

55. Emily Roth, So 23:19.70,

60. Eva Rolfe, Jr 23:30.88,

69. Amber Roth, Sr 23:42.98,

79. Nupur Kanani, Jr 23:53.48,

99. Colleen Brake, Sr 24:31.58,

111. Paige Fallert, Jr 24:44.45.

On the boy’s side: Calvin Colvis made the All-State Team

15. Calvin Colvis, Sr 17:43.78,

32. Matthew Naeger, Sr 18:09.56.

November 7, 2013

Football: Dragons Give Stolzer 200th Win

Brendan Dallas scored 5 TD's as the Ste. Gen Dragons won their class three district semi-final game 39-15 over Potosi Wednesday night in Ste. Genevieve.

It was the second time the Dragons defeated the Trojans this season and sets up a district championship game Monday night in Park Hills when Ste. Gen (8-3) will face undefeated and state ranked Central. The two teams met in week four with Potosi winning 35-20.

The game was the 200th career win in 25 years for Ste. Gen head coach Bob Stolzer and assistant coach Bob Weiler (right, in photo).

Stolzer was presented with a plaque to honor the milestone achievement in a ceremony on the football field following the game.

The popular coach thanked Weiler and all of his assistants and former players.

"Not one guy can do it all. I have been very fortunate to have great players and coaches and Weiler has been like my right hand," he said.

Dallas gave the Dragons a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 16-yard TD run.

His 19-yard TD in the second put Ste. Gen up 14-0 but the Trojans answered with a 3-yard TD run by Blaine Riddle.

A 35-yard run by Anthony Roe set up another Dallas TD and the senior made it 20-7 with a 2-yard TD carry. Roe converted a two-point play as Ste. Gen went ahead 22-7.

Potosi again answered as Aaron Vinson connected with Gavin Wright from 32 yards out to make it a 22-15 game with 58 seconds left in the half.

Clayton Naeger's 40 yard field goal with 6-seconds left before the break gave the Dragons a 25-15 lead.

A fumble recovery set up another Dallas TD run of 2-yards with 7:06 in the third.

He scored his fifth TD on a one-yard plunge with 3:36 in the third.

Potosi added their final score on a 57-yard TD pass to Vinson with 8:08 left in the game.

Dallas ran for 128 yards in the game on 23 carries while Roe had 128 yards on 19 carries.

"They are getting to be a great one two punch," Stolzer said.

Ste. Gen had two turnovers in the game while Potosi had five.

Dragons Luke Hemmerla (above, with Michelle Hoog) and Zack Jamirson (below) were named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' players of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

The Trojans season ended at 6-5.

"We have been looking forward to the rematch," Stolzer said of the upcoming game with the Rebels.

"It's going to be a battle. Their defense has not given up many points and they have five or six good running backs. We are going to have to play our best game of the year," Stolzer said.

The district championship game will be broadcast Monday night at 7:00 pm on KBDZ 931 FM and kbdz931.com.

Boys’ Cross County: Valle sends two to state

JACKSON – Valle didn’t have enough runners at the Class 1 District 1 Cross Country boys meet held Saturday at Saxony Lutheran High School, but they did have four and two of them qualified for state.

Individually, Valle was led by Calvin Colvis who came in first (18:03), Matthew Naeger came in fifth (18:23), Blake Dunlap came in 29th (20:44) and Nathan Zerwig came in 52nd (22:47).

Colvis and Naeger advance to state as individuals.

Girls’ Cross Country: Valle qualifies for state

JACKSON -- Valle came in second in the Class 1 District 1 Cross Country Girls Meet at Saxony Lutheran High School Saturday.

Valle scored 43 points to finish behind Crystal City which won the meet with 37 points. Oak Ridge was third with 46.

Valle was led by Sally Heil who came in third (21:38).

Eve Rolfe was 10th (23:30).

Emily Roth was 11th (23:37).

Colleen Brake was 14th (24:14).

Amber Roth was 15th (24:17).

Paige Fallert was 16th (24:30).

Nupur Kanani was 17th (24:34).

The state cross country meet will be held Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City.

November 4, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to Winona in sectional

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle closed out its 2013 season with a loss to Winona Saturday in a Class 1 sectional contest at Spokane.

The final score was 25-22, 24-26 and 16-25.

Valle ends its season with a 26-9 record.

Earlier in the sectional tournament Saturday Valle downed host Spokane 25-14 and 25-14.

Valle Catholic vs Spokane

Varsity Scores: 25-14, 25-14

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (10 points, 2 aces)

2. Cassandra Moulton (8 points, 1 ace)

3. Megan Abt (3 points, 2 aces)

4. Maria Hermann (3 points, 1 ace)

5. Courtney Huck (2 points)

6. Coco Kertz (1 point, 1 ace)

7. Ally Doza (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (11 kills)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (7 kills)

3. Susan Roth (3 kills)

4. Ally Doza (1 kill)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 3 assists)

2. Michaela Operle (1 solo, 1 assist)

3. Courtney Huck (2 assists)

4. Briley Bieser (2 assists)

5. Ally Doza (1 solo)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (9 digs)

2. Maria Hermann (5 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (5 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (3 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

6. Emmy Fischer (2 digs)

7. Michaeal Operle (2 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

9. Megan Abt (1 dig)

10. Josie Meyer (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (8 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (6 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (3 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (1 reception)

5. Michaela Operle (1 reception)

6. Sydnie Weiler (1 reception)

7. Courtney Huck (1 reception)

8. Susan Roth (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (8 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (7 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (3 assists)

4. Briley Bieser (2 assists)

5. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

6. Megan Abt (1 assist)

7. Emmy Fischer (1 assist)

Valle Catholic vs Winona

Varsity Scores: 25-22, 24-26, 16-25

Season Record to Date: 26 wins, 9 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 4 wins, 1 loss

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (9 points)

2. Megan Abt (7 points)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 points, 2 aces)

4. Sydnie Weiler (3 points)

5. Courtney Huck (2 points)

6. Maria Hermann (2 points, 1 ace)

Attack Leaders:

1. Michaela Operle (9 kills)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (9 kills)

3. Susan Roth (5 kills)

4. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

5. Cassandra Moulton (4 kills)

6. Ally Doza (2 kills)

7. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

8. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

9. Sydnie Weiler (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 3 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (4 assists)

3. Mackenzie Wiplfer (1 solo, 2 assists)

4. Michaela Operle (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (16 digs)

2. Maria Hermann (8 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (8 digs)

4. Megan Abt (6 digs)

5. Cassandra Moulton (6 digs)

6. Michaela Operle (5 digs)

7. Ally Doza (3 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

9. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

10. Susan Roth (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (21 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (11 receptions)

3. Maria Hermann (7 receptions)

4. Megan Abt (6 receptions)

5. Sydnie Weiler (4 receptions)

6. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

7. Briley Bieser (3 receptions)

8. Josie Meyer (2 receptions)

9. Susan Roth (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (17 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (16 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

4. Coco Kertz (1 assist)

Football: SGHS tops Kennett

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Gen ended Kennett's season with a 55-30 win last Thursday night in Ste. Genevieve.

The Dragons led 34-6 at halftime as they improved to 7-3.

Brendan Dallas scored 4 times and Anthony Roe 3 times and both backs ran for more than 100 yards.

Anthony Roe (above, with Michelle Hoog), and Brendan Dallas (below) were co-recipients of the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game award, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Dallas scored on runs of 1-yard and 20-yards in the first. He had TD runs of 35 and 50 yards in the second.

Roe ran for a 16-yard TD in the second then had scoring runs of 34 and 14 in the third quarter.

Austin Brewer broke a 70-yard TD run for Ste. Gen early in the fourth.

Treyvon Bradford had 3-yard TD runs for the Indians in the first and fourth quarters.

The Indians (2-8) scored late in the fourth on pass plays of 54 and 23 yards to Akeem Nelson.

Ste Gen will prepare to host Potosi as the class 3 playoffs continue this Wednesday night.

The Dragons defeated the Trojans 35-20 when they met in September.

Potosi (6-4) won their first round district game with Dexter 33-12 last Thursday.

The Potosi at Ste. Gen game (7:00 pm) will be broadcast on KBDZ 931 FM and kbdz931.com this Wednesday night.

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve season stats released

STE. GENEVIEVE – The 2013 season stats for the Ste. Genevieve High School Hunters volleyball team are now available.

Click here for the stats:

Click here for the stats from the final game of the season with Park Hills

October 31, 2013

Volleyball: Valle wins district crown

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle Catholic Lady Warriors won the district crown at Crystal City last night with victories over New Haven and Bismarck.

Valle downed New Haven 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 24-8-1.

The Lady Warriors will next play in the sectional at Spokane.

Winona will play Sacred Heart first, followed by Valle vs the host team, Spokane.

Winner plays at 4 p.m. to go to state.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (7 points, 1 ace)

2. Cassandra Moulton (6 points, 1 ace)

3. Sydnie Weiler (5 points)

4. Courtney Huck (3 points, 1 ace)

5. Megan Abt (3 points, 1 ace)

6. Coco Kertz (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (8 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (7 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (5 kills)

4. Susan Roth (4 kills)

5. Ally Doza (2 kills)

6. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

7. Sydnie Weiler (1 kill)

8. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

9. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 3 assists)

2. Courtney Huck (2 solos)

3. Susan Roth (1 solo)

4. Briley Bieser (1 assist)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

6. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (24 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (8 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (8 digs)

4. Maria Hermann (7 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (6 digs)

6. Sydnie Weiler (6 digs)

7. Ally Doza (2 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

9. Susan Roth (2 digs)

10. Megan Abt (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (12 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (11 receptions)

3. Ally Doza (4 receptions)

4. Megan Abt (3 receptions)

5. Michaela Operle (2 receptions)

6. Cassandra Moulton (2 receptions)

7. Sydnie Weiler (2 receptions)

8. Susan Roth (1 reception)

9. Briley Bieser (1 reception)

10. Josie Meyer (1 reception)

11. Courtney Huck (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (13 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (11 assists)

3. Courtney Huck (1 assist)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 assist)

Valle Catholic downed Bismarck 25-16, 18-25 and 25-20 to improve to 25-8-1.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (11 points, 1 ace)

2. Megan Abt (6 points, 2 aces)

3. Coco Kertz (5 points)

4. Courtney Huck (3 points)

5. Cassandra Moulton (3 points)

6. Sydnie Weiler (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (23 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (10 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (4 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

5. Susan Roth (1 kill)

6. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

7. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 3 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (3 assists)

3. Courtney Huck (2 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

5. Michaela Operle (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (17 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (11 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (10 digs)

4. Michaela Operle (9 digs)

5. Sydnie Weiler (9 digs)

6. Courtney Huck (8 digs)

7. Megan Abt (4 digs)

8. Susan Roth (2 digs)

9. Briley Bieser (2 digs)

10. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 dig)

11. Ally Doza (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (22 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (11 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (8 receptions)

4. Michaela Operle (6 receptions)

5. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

6. Susan Roth (3 receptions)

7. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

8. Josie Meyer (1 reception)

9. Courtney Huck (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (20 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (16 assists)

3. Briley Bieser (1 assist)

4. Courtney Friedman (1 assist)

Volleyball: Ste. Gen falls to Park Hills in district

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve lost to Park Hills in the district tournament last night.

The scores were 14-25, 29-27 and 14-25.

The game was the final one for head coach Dennis Drumm who is stepping down after 32 years of coaching.

October 29, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Chamois

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle defeated Chamois in straight sets last night in the district tournament at Crystal City.

The final score was 25-13, 25-11 as Valle improved to 23 wins, 8 losses, 1 tie

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (10 points, 3 aces)

2. Coco Kertz (6 points, 1 ace)

3. Megan Abt (4 points, 1 ace)

4. Maria Hermann (4 points)

5. Courtney Huck (3 points, 2 aces)

6. Emmy Fischer (3 points, 2 aces)

7. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (11 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

3. Susan Roth (3 kills)

4. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

5. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (4 digs)

2. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 digs)

4. Maria Hermann (3 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

7. Megan Abt (2 digs)

8. Michaela Operle (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (5 receptions)

2. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (3 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

5. Emmy Fischer (2 receptions)

6. Josie Meyer (1 reception)

7. Briley Bieser (1 reception)

8. Michaela Operle (1 reception)

9. Sydnie Weiler (1 reception)

10. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (9 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

4. Briley Biesler (1 assist)

Volleyball: SGHS tops Festus in District Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve topped Festus in the Class 3 District 2 Tournament at Park Hills.

The Hunters won 22-25, 25-22 and 25-14 to advance to play Park Hills at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The game will be broadcast live on KBDZ B-93one FM and online at kbdz931.com

Football: SGHS JV tops Kelly

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's junior varsity downed Kelly 28-24 last night.

October 28, 2013

Football: Ste. Genevieve falls to Caruthersville

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Gen lost a 49-42 shootout to Caruthersville in their regular season finale in Ste. Genevieve Friday night.

The unbeaten and state ranked Tigers played the Dragons to a 35-35 tie at the half.

Ste Gen took a 42-35 lead on a 3-yard TD run by Anthony Roe early in the third.

But the Tigers tied it at 42-42 with 6:12 in the period.

A 25-yard run with 3:26 left in the fourth gave Caruthersville the hard fought seven point win.

There was plenty of scoring in the first half.

Darrell Monroe's 92-yard TD run gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead with 3:23 in the first.

The Dragons answered with a two-yard TD run by Roe and took a 7-6 lead with 1:15 in the first.

It was tied 14-14 after a Tiger TD and two-point conversion with 10:49 before the break.

With 9:03 in the second Ste Gen regained the lead on a Brendan Dallas TD run.

But the Tigers scored on a 47-yard run to make it 21-21.

Dallas scored the second of his four TD's on the night with a one-yard run with 4:17 left as the Dragons went up 28-21.

A 79-yard TD by Monroe evened up the game at 28-28 with 3:31 still to play.

Dallas scored again to put the Dragons ahead 35-28 but with 7-seconds to play a 52-yard TD pass to Monroe evened the game at the break.

The Tigers now 7-1 will have the top seed in their upcoming class 2 district.

Ste. Gen drops to 6-3.

The Dragons have the #2 seed in their upcoming class 3 district 1 tournament and will host #7 Kennett on Thursday Oct 31st.

The 7:00 pm game will be broadcast on KBDZ 931 and streamed at kbdz931.com.

MAAA All Conference teams announced

STE. GENEVIEVE – The 2013 MAAA All Conference teams have been announced:

Large School

1st Team:

Megan Skaggs-Central

Whitney Johnson-Farmington

Kourtney Knox-Farmington

Kourtney Kekec-North County

Emma Basler-Ste. Genevieve

Monica Inman-Ste. Genevieve

2nd Team:

Abby Fischbeck-Central

Mackenzie Jones-Central

Mattie Bradley-Farmington

Ellie Jensen-Fredericktown

Emily Eaton-North County

Maddie Eye-Potosi

Honorable Mention:

Sydney Skaggs-Central

Alex Long-Fredericktown

Jessica Hampton-Potosi

Jacie Korenak-Ste. Genevieve

Small School

1st Team:

Kristen Williams-Arcadia Valley

Megan Williams-Arcadia Valley

Darcy Latham-Bismarck

Jenna McGraw-Bismarck

Sydnie Weiler-Valle Catholic

Mackenzie Wipfler-Valle Catholic

2nd Team:

Katelynn Lamb-Arcadia Valley

Hailey Cadwell-Bismarck

Kaitlyn Loughary-Bismarck

Courtney Huck-Valle Catholic

Michaela Operle-Valle Catholic

Hannah Hollock-West County

Honorable Mention:

Heather Prunty-Bismarck

Dawn Yates-Kingston

Callee Payne-Valley R-6

Bailey Marks-West County

October 25, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to Park Hills in MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic lost to Park Hills 18-25 and 22-25 in the championship match of the Gold Bracket in the MAAA Conference Tournament last night.

The Lady Warriors fall to 22-8-1.

Valle will play Chamois at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Class 1 District 5 Tournament at Crystal City.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (6 points, 1 ace)

2. Sydnie Weiler (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Coco Kertz (3 points, 1 ace)

4. Cassandra Moulton (3 points)

5. Megan Abt (3 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (10 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (3 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (2 kills)

5. Susan Roth (2 kills)

6. Coco Kertz (1 kill)

7. Ally Doza (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 3 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (3 assists)

3. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 1 assist)

4. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (9 digs)

2. Coco Kertz (8 digs)

3. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

5. Michaela Operle (3 digs)

6. Josie Meyer (3 digs)

7. Megan Abt (2 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 dig)

9. Susan Roth (1 dig)

10. Maria Hermann (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (18 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (7 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (4 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (4 receptions)

5. Sydnie Weiler (2 receptions)

6. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 reception)

8. Courtney Friedman (1 reception)

9. Susan Roth (1 reception)

10. Emmy Fischer (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (9 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (6 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (1 assists)

4. Courtney Friedman (1 assist)

5. Megan Abt (1 assist)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 assist)

Volleyball: Valle tops Bismarck at MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic defeated Bismarck 26-24 and 25-19 to improve to 22-7-1 in a semifinal round game in the Gold Bracket in the MAAA Conference Tournament last night.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (6 points)

2. Cassandra Moulton (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Maria Hermann (5 points)

4. Coco Kertz (4 points)

5. Courtney Huck (2 points

6. Sydnie Weiler (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (11 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (6 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (2 kills)

5. Sydnie Weiler (2 kills)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

7. Ally Doza (1 kill)

8. Susan Roth (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 2 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 1 assist)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

4. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (11 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (7 digs)

3. Michaela Operle (6 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (6 digs)

5. Maria Hermann (5 digs)

6. Megan Abt (3 digs)

7. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

8. Ally Doza (2 digs)

9. Susan Roth (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (14 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (6 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (5 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (5 receptions)

5. Ally Doza (3 receptions)

6. Cassandra Moulton (2 receptions)

7. Josie Meyer (1 reception)

8. Susan Roth (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (10 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (10 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

4. Coco Kertz (1 assist)

5. Megan Abt (1 assist)

October 24, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS wins silver bracket of MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won the silver bracket of the MAAA Conference Tournament with a pair of wins last night.

The Hunters downed Arcadia Valley 26-24 and 26-24.

Ste. Genevieve then defeated North County 25-21 and 25-15.

The Hunters play Festus Monday at 7:30 in the Class 3 District 2 Tournament at Park Hills.

October 22, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS Wins One, Splits One

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Hunters defeated Kingston 25-7, 25-10 and split with Farmington 25-22, 15-25 in MAAA tournament play last night.

The Hunters will play in the Silver Bracket at Park Hills tomorrow.

Volleyball: Valle tops Caledonia

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle defeated Caledonia 25-9 and 25-8 in the MAAA Conference at North County last night.

With the win, the Lady Warriors improve to 20-7-1 and 4-1 in the conference.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Abby Fischer (12 points, 4 aces)

2. Courtney Huck (9 points, 1 ace)

3. Sydnie Weiler (7 points, 2 aces)

4. Courtney Friedman (5 points, 2 aces)

5. Maria Hermann (2 points, 1 ace)

6. Sydnie Weiler (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (9 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (3 kills)

3. Ally Doza (3 kills)

4. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

5. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

6. Abby Fischer (1 kill)

7. Emmy Fischer (1 kill)

8. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

9. Coco Kertz (1 kill)

10. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

11. Susan Roth (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Susan Roth (1 solo, 1 assist)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 assist)

3. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

4. Courtney Huck (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (6 digs)

2. Maria Herman (3 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (2 digs)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 dig)

6. Courtney Huck (1 dig)

7. Megan Abt (1 dig)

8. Abby Fischer (1 dig)

9. Michaela Operle (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (4 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

3. Vanessa Roth (2 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

5. Megan Abt (1 reception)

6. Michaela Operle (1 reception)

7. Abby Fischer (1 reception)

8. Claire Schweigert (1 reception)

9. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (6 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (6 assists)

3. Abby Fischer (6 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

Volleyball: Valle tops North County

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle defeated North County 25-14, 25-17 last night in the MAAA Conference Tournament at North County.

With the win, Valle improves to 21-7-1 and 4-1 in the MAAA.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (7 points, 1 ace)

2. Coco Kertz (7 points, 1 ace)

3. Maria Hermann (7 points)

4. Courtney Huck (3 points)

5. Sydnie Weiler (2 points, 1 ace)

6. Megan Abt (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (8 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

3. Sydnie Weiler (2 kills)

4. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

5. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

7. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

8. Susan Roth (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. none

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (16 digs)

2. Maria Herman (7 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (6 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (5 digs)

5. Megan Abt (5 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

7. Michaela Operle (2 digs)

8. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (8 receptions)

2. Megan Abt (7 receptions)

3. Maria Hermann (5 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (1 reception)

5. Sydnie Weiler (1 reception)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 reception)

7. Michaela Operle (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (8 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (7 assists)

3. Briley Bieser (2 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

October 21, 2013

Cross Country: SGHS girls win at Borgia

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve High School girls cross country team ran away with first place at Borgia Saturday.

Taylor Werner came in first, Mia Jerman was second, Mallory Koller third and Amy Huck fourth. Shelby Werner came in 11th.

On the boys’ side, Andrew Moore came in second and Ben Naeger came in fifth.

Volleyball: SGHS freshmen finish second in tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School freshmen team finished the season with a 14-2 record and a second place finish in their own tournament Saturday.

Volleyball: SGHS has No. 6 seed in MAAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School varsity squad has drawn a No. 6 seed for the MAAA Conference Tourney. They play tonight at Farmington at 6 p.m. vs. Kingston and then Farmington directly afterward.

Volleyball: Class 3 District 2 seeds announced

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve High School Athletic Director Jeff Nix has released the seeding for the Class 3 District 2 volleyball tournament.

1. Windsor

2. Park Hills

3. Ste. Genevieve

4. North County

5. De Soto

6. Festus

7. Potosi

The seeds and bracket may also be viewed on the MSHSAA website.

Football: Warriors Beat ‘Cats; Conference Looms

HERCULANEUM -- Balanced offense and a ferocious defense led the Valle Warriors over Herculaneum 47-7 Friday night.

Nolan Wood threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including a pair to fellow senior Justin Roth.

Coach Judd Naeger was impressed once again by his QB. "Nolan has all the tools, and he's just a solid, great quarterback," he said. "He leads the team, he runs the field, and he makes good decisions...along with throwing the ball really well."

Tyler Fallert added four scoring runs and finished with 212 yards on 18 carries. Valle's defense held the Blackcats to less than 100 yards offense, while the offense racked up an impressive 400-plus of their own. Herky would only have three total first downs in the first half.

Roth started the scoring in the first quarter, as he caught a 6-yard pass on fourth and goal, and later caught a 45-yard pass to extend their lead to 41-0 at halftime.

The Warriors needed just four plays to go 67 yards in their next drive. The big play was a 38-yard pass reception by Connor Basler. Fallert would score from 10-yards out.

Basler finished with 77 yards on four receptions, and Wood threw for 149 yards. Basler made several nice defensive plays as well.

"I really like Connor's lineage," Naeger said after the game. "He's a super athlete, and he complements our style of play so well."

Basler was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Fallert scored twice more in the second quarter, adding a third quarter TD to make the score 47-0.

The Blackcats' Nico Brown ruined the shutout bid, scoring with 5:54 remaining. The Warriors underclassmen had been holding Herky to that point. "The young guys get banged up, too," Naeger said.

Herky Senior Dustin Johnson gained 26 yards on his first play from scrimmage. He would gain just 18 yards for the entire game after that run. He had rushed for over 300 yards in the Blackcats’ 41-39 win over Valle last year.

Valle Catholic is now 8-0 on the year. They remain number one Class 1 rankings.

The Warriors have the I-55 conference crown on the line this week, as they host St. Pius X out of Festus. Brad Palmer will have the call on KBDZ, B93.1 FM, and at kbdz931.com

Naeger said, "This one is for all the marbles. Pius has been playing very well. We'll have to bring a solid mindset into Friday."

SGHS tops De Soto 49-21

STE. GENEVIEVE -- On a cold and rainy friday night in Desoto the Ste. Gen Dragons built a 28-7 half time lead and posted a 49-21 win.

Anthony Roe ran for a 1-yard score on the Dragons first possession then broke a 49 yard run to set up an 11-yard TD by Brendan Dallas as Ste. Gen took an early 14-0 lead.

Roe caught an 11-yard TD pass from Matt Drury to give the Ste. Gen Dragons a 28-7 lead at the half.

Ste. Gen took a 42-14 lead in the third after two TD throws from Drury to Clayton Naeger.

Dallas got his second TD and Ste. Gen's final score in the fourth on a 1-yard TD run.

The senior running back had 22 carries in the game for 196 yards.

Roe ran for 181 yards on 20 carries.

Ste. Gen improved to 6-2 while the Jefferson County Dragons fell to 1-7.

The Dragons will wrap up their regular season hosting a class two team that is unbeaten in games in Missouri. Caruthersville's only loss this season was to out of state Liberty of Mountain View (60-28). They have wins over Malden (32-7), Charleston (26-18), Dexter (63-13), New Madrid (42-0), Kennett (62-25) and Hayti (56-0).

Last season Ste Gen held on to win a close one (21-20) over the Tigers.

October 18, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Kingston

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle beat Kingston last night, 25-18, 25-15 to improve to 19 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie and 4 wins, 1 loss in the MAAA.

Valle begins play in the MAAA Conference Tournament Monday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (10 points, 3 aces)

2. Cassandra Mouton (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Maria Hermann (5 points, 1 ace)

4. Claire Schweigert (3 points)

5. Abby Fischer (2 points, 1 ace)

6. Sydnie Weiler (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (5 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 kills)

4. Briley Bieser (2 kills)

5. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

6. Emmy Fischer (1 kill)

7. Coco Kertz (1 kills

8. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 2 assist)

2. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

3. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

4. Courtney Huck (1 assist)

5. Richele Ramer (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

2. Abby Fischer (5 digs)

3. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (3 digs)

5. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

6. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

7. Michaela Operle (2 digs)

8. Vanessa Roth (1 dig)

9. Claire Schweigert (1 dig)

10. Coco Kertz (1 dig)

11. Megan Abt (1 dig)

12. Briley Bieser (1 dig)

13. Courtney Friedman (1 dig)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (5 receptions)

2. Coco Kertz (4 receptions)

3. Vanessa Roth (3 receptions)

4. Michaela Operle (3 receptions)

5. Megan Abt (1 reception)

6. Courtney Friedman (1 reception)

7. Abby Fischer (1 reception)

8. Richele Ramer (1 reception)

9. Sydnie Weiler (1 reception)

10. Cassandra Moulton (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (7 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (4 assists)

3. Abby Fischer (4 assists)

4. Briley Bieser (2 assists)

Volleyball: SGMS splits MAJHAA Tourney games

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School split their games in the Mineral Area Junior High Conference Tournament.

The seventh graders won in three sets over West County to finish the conference tournament in third place.

The eighth graders lost in two straight sets to Farmington and finished in second place in the conference tournament.

Football: SGMS drops two to North County

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve Middle School lost both games last night.

The seventh graders lost 30-14 to North County.

The eighth graders lost 22-26 to North County.

October 17, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS tops Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed visiting Park Hills for senior night.

The varsity won 25-22 and 25-17 to improve to 15-10-2 and 3-2 in the MAAA.

Next up for the varsity: the MAAA Conference Tournament next week.

The junior varsity won 25-13 and 25-11.

The freshmen team did not play last night. They wrap up their season Saturday morning when they host their freshmen tourney.

Volleyball: SGMS splits their MAJHAA Tourney games

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School split their games last night in the Mineral Area Junior High Conference Tournament.

The seventh graders lost to Farmington 20-25 and 10-25.

The eighth graders downed Arcadia Valley 25-23, 22-25 and 25-17.

October 16, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Caledonia

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle Lady Warriors downed Caledonia in three straight sets Tuesday at Ste. Genevieve.

Varsity Scores: 25-9, 22-25, 25-12

Season Record to Date: 18 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 3 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Kingston Lady Cougars at Kingston on 10/17/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Abby Fischer (9 points, 4 aces)

2. Megan Abt (7 points, 2 aces)

3. Coco Kertz (7 points)

4. Sydnie Weiler (4 points, 1 ace)

5. Cassandra Moulton (4 points)

6. Courtney Friedman (4 points)

7. Briley Bieser (2 points, 1 ace)

8. Maria Hermann (2 points)

9. Courtney Huck (2 points)

10. Vanessa Roth (2 points)

11. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 ponts)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (8 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (6 kills)

3. Susan Roth (5 kills)

4. Ally Doza (4 kills)

5. Courtney Friedman (4 kills)

6. Josie Meyer (3 kills)

7. Richele Ramer (2 kills)

8. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

9. Michaela Operle (1 kill)

10. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

11. Maria Hermann (1 kill)

12. Emmy Fischer (1 kill)

13. Claire Schweigert (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (2 assists)

2. Susan Roth (1 solo)

3. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 assist)

4. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

6. Courtney Friedman (1 assist)

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve tops Fredericktown

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve defeated Fredericktown twice last night.

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The varsity won 25-11 and 25-11 to improve to 14-10-2 and 2-2 in the conference.

The junior varsity won 25-12 and 25-21.

Ste. Genevieve hosts Park Hills tonight for junior varsity and varsity games beginning at 6 p.m. with the JV. It is senior night for the Hunters.

Volleyball: SG seventh graders advance in MAJHAA Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School seventh graders also won last night.

They play in the Mineral Area Junior High Conference Tournament and won 23-25, 25-18 and 25-12. They advance to play Fredericktown at 7:45 tonight.

Cross Country: SGMS runners excel at Antonia meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School runners performed well at a meet at Antonio Tuesday.

On the girls’ side: Sarah Moore came in first with a new course record and Mia Klein was sixth.

On the boys’ side: Jesse Pinkley came in third, Clayton Vaeth was fifth and Simon Grass came in sixth.

October 15, 2013

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve tops Valle

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve won the battle of Ste. Genevieve last night, in three sets over the visiting Valle Lady Warriors

The varsity scores: 23-25, 25-22, 25-27

Ste. Genevieve improves to 13-10-2.

Valle falls to 17 wins, 7 losses, 1 tie and in the MAAA Conference: 2 wins, 1 loss

Valle's junior varsity won 25-22, 25-27 and 25-17.

The Ste. Genevieve freshmen won 25-12 and 25-21.

Ste. Genevieve plays Fredericktown tonight.

Valle hosts Caledonia tonight.

Individual stats:

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (12 points)

2. Courtney Huck (11 points, 1 ace)

3. Sydnie Weiler (11 points)

4. Megan Abt (2 points, 1 ace)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

6. Maria Hermann (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (14 kills)

2. Ally Doza (6 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (3 kills)

5. Sydnie Weiler (2 kills)

6. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 7 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (6 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (5 assists)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 assists)

5. Michaela Operle (3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (21 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (12 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (8 digs)

4. Megan Abt (6 digs)

5. Michaela Operle (6 digs)

6. Courtney Huck (5 digs)

7. Maria Hermann (5 digs)

8. Ally Doza (5 digs)

9. Mackenzie Wiplfer (4 digs)

10. Josie Meyer (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (20 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (10 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (10 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (9 receptions)

5. Cassandra Moulton (5 receptions)

6. Josie Meyer (4 receptions)

7. Ally Doza (3 receptions)

8. Sydnie Weiler (2 receptions)

9. Courtney Huck (1 reception)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (12 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

3. Coco Kertz (2 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

5. Courtney Huck (1 assist)

Volleyball: SGMS 8th grade wins

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's eighth graders defeated their opponent in the MAAA Conference Tournament 25-16 and 25-21.

Football: SGHS JV tops Fredericktown

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve junior varsity downed Fredericktown 22-0.

October 14, 2013

Football: Valle tops New Madrid for homecoming

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Justin Roth scored 5 TD's as state ranked Valle Catholic celebrated homecoming with a 48-14 win over New Madrid Friday night in Ste. Gen.

Roth scooped up a fumble for a 60-yard TD return and it was 7-0 Valle with 10:28 in the first.

A Conner Basler interception led to the Warriors second score. Tyler Fallert finished off the 5-play 98-yard drive with a 5-yard TD run and Valle led 14-0 with 4:02 in the first.

Nolan Wood's 22-yard TD pass to Roth with 1:02 in the first made it 21-0.

"Justin is one of our fastest players. He can take it to the house," said Warrior coach Judd Naeger.

Justin Roth was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game. The award is sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

The Warriors Logan Tucker recovered an Eagle fumble at the New Madrid 33 setting up a 10-yard TD by Roth that increased the Valle lead to 28-0 with 4:33 in the second.

Valle went up 35-0 after Wood found Roth for a 46-yard score with 2:20 left in the half.

"We were able to get some big plays on them when they loaded up the box," Naeger said.

With 33-seconds left before the break the Eagles scored on a 58-yard TD pass.

Another TD catch by Roth with 1.4 seconds in the half allowed Valle a 41-6 halftime lead.

Fallert finished off a 71-yard drive in the third with his second TD of the game and it was 48-6 with 6:14 remaining.

The Eagles added a 6-yard TD with 9:12 left.

New Madrid rushed for 171 yards in the game on 30 carries but managed only 69 yards passing catching 3 of 12 tosses.

Valle ran for 233 yards on 26 carries while Wood was 7 of 9 thru the air for 177 yards.

The Warriors now 7-0 and 4-0 in league will travel to Herculaneum this Friday night.

The Blackcats won the conference championship last season when the upset Valle 41-39 in Ste. Genevieve.

The Warriors had a 21-7 lead at the half but the Blackcats turned the game in their favor after Valle quarterback Nolan Wood left the game with a concussion early in the second half.

It was Valle's first-ever loss in the small school division of the Jefferson County Conference.

"I think the kids will remember that and will be excited to play for the conference championship this season," Naeger said.

Herculaneum is 3-4 on the year and 2-3 in league play this season. They have wins over Scott City (13-0), Grandview (40-18) and Crystal City (35-20). They have lost to Northwest (24-20), Jefferson (66-30), St. Vincent (20-14) and St. Pius (50-8).

Football: Ste. Genevieve handles Fredericktown 42-0

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Brendan Dallas scored 4 TD's to lead the Ste. Gen Dragons to a 42-0 win at Fredericktown Friday night.

The senior running back scored twice in the first quarter. He ran in from 8-yards out and it was 7-0 with 6:12 in the first. With 1:37 left in the period he scored from 3-yards out and it was 14-0 Ste. Gen.

Dallas picked off a Blackcat pass to set up the Dragons next score.

Anthony Roe capped off the 58-yard drive with a 39-yard burst and it was 21-0 with 4:27 in the second.

Ste. Gen added two more scores before the half.

An interception by George Steagall led to a TD pass to Dallas from Matt Drury and it was 28-0 with 3:41 in the half.

Ste. Gen made it 35-0 when Drury found Clayton Naeger from 5-yards out.

Playing under a continuous clock in the second half the Dragons added their final score. .

Dallas broke a 50-yard TD run to make it 42-0 with 3:17 left in the game.

Dallas ran for 133 yards on 21 carries and added another 62 yards on 4 catches.

Ste Gen ran for 227 yards and passed for another 136.

Fredericktown managed only 144 yards on the ground and theywere limited to 15 yards in the air.

Ste. Gen now 5-2 with a 4-1 conference mark will play at DeSoto Friday night. The Jefferson County Dragons are 1-6 on the year. Their lone win was over Windsor (26-8). They have lost to Pacific (28-21), St. Clair (32-22). North County (53-33), Festus (37-0), Union (46-6) and Hillsboro (48-13).

Cross Country: Ste. Genevieve wins conference meet

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve's girls came in first in the conference meet at Potosi Saturday.

Taylor Werner won the race, Mia Jerman came in second, Mallory Koller was third, Amy Huck was fourth, Shelby Werner was fifth and Maggie Flieg was 15th.

Andrew Moore won the boys race.

Sarah Moore came in first in the girls division of the Potosi Middle School Invitational.

Boys Varsity Standings:

1. Potosi - 42; 2. Notre Dame - 51; 3. Festus - 60; 4. Arcadia Valley - 110; 5. Ste. Genevieve - 145; 6. Hillsboro - 156; 7. Farmington - 203; 8. Pacific - 204; 9. Jefferson - 213; 10. Steelville - 216; 11. De Soto - 255.

Girls Varsity Standings:

1. Ste. Genevieve - 15; 2. Notre Dame - 74; 3. Potosi - 96; 4. Farmington - 107; 5. Festus - 108; 6. Pacific - 163; 7. Arcadia Valley - 173; 8. Valle Catholic - 191; 9. North County - 253.

Local Individual Boys (Top 40):

Ste. Genevieve: 1. Andrew Moore - 16:14; 26. Nathaniel Ogden - 18:23; 27. Schuyler Ogden - 18:24. 49. Blake Engel - 19:57.

Valle Catholic: 12. Calvin Colvis - 17:42; 15. Matthew Naeger - 17:57.

Local Individual Girls (Top 40):

Ste. Genevieve - 1. Taylor Werner - 17:14; 2. Mia Jerman - 18:56; 3. Mallory Koller - 19:27; 4. Amy Huck - 19:46; 5. Shelby Werner - 19:48; 15. Maggie Flieg - 21:37.

Valle Catholic - 19. Sally Heil - 21:48.

October 11, 2013

Volleyball: Valle wins at Arcadia Valley

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle won at Arcadia Valley last night in three sets: 25-18, 22-25 and 25-21.

The Lady Warriors improve to 17-6-1 and are now 2-1 in the MAAA Conference.

They play at Ste. Genevieve Monday with the freshmen getting things started at 5 p.m.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (11 points, 2 aces)

2. Courtney Huck (5 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (5 points)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 points, 2 aces)

5. Coco Kertz (3 points, 1 ace)

6. Maria Hermann (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (19 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (12 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (4 kills)

4. Ally Doza (4 kills)

5. Josie Meyer (3 kills)

6. Susan Roth (1 kill)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

8. Susan Roth (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (3 solos, 3 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (6 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (4 assists)

4. Ally Doza (1 solo, 1 assist)

5. Courtney Friedman (1 assist)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (11 digs)

2. Coco Kertz (11 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (7 digs)

4. Megan Abt (6 digs)

5. Michaela Operle (6 digs)

6. Ally Doza (5 digs)

7. Mackenzie Wiplfer (4 digs)

8. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

9. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (14 receptions)

2. Marai Hermann (12 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (7 receptions)

4. Megan Abt (6 receptions)

5. Michaela Operle (5 receptions)

6. Ally Doza (5 receptions)

7. Josie Meyer (2 receptions)

8. Sydnie Weiler (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (15 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (12 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (5 assists)

4. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

5. Megan Abt (1 assist)

6. Michaela Operle (1 assist)

Volleyball: SGHS splits with Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve split with Potosi.

The varsity won 25-15 and 25-10 to improve to 12-10-2 on the season and 1-2 in the MAAA conference.

The junior varsity lost 25-8, 19-25 and 23-25.

Ste. Genevieve hosts Valle Monday beginning with the freshmen at 5 p.m.

Middle School Football: SGMS scores a pair of wins

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School scored a pair of wins over Fredericktown.

The seventh graders won 46-20 and the eighth graders won 32-6.

October 9, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops West County

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle downed West County 25-11, 25-17 to improve to 16 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie and 1 win, 1 loss in the MAAA.

The Lady Warriors play Arcadia Valley Thursday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (12 points, 6 aces)

2. Sydnie Weiler (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Vanessa Roth (4 points)

4. Courtney Huck (3 points, 1 ace)

5. Michaela Operle (3 points)

6. Abby Fischer (2 points, 1 ace)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (6 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (5 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (3 kills)

5. Susan Roth (2 kills)

6. Ally Doza (1 kill)

7. Claire Schweigert (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 assists)

2. Josie Meyer (3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (5 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (4 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

4. Coco Kertz (3 digs)

5. Michaela Operle (3 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wiplfer (3 digs)

7. Megan Abt (3 digs)

8. Ally Doza (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (7 receptions)

2. Megan Abt (5 receptions)

3. Maria Hermann (4 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Abby Fischer (8 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (7 assists)

3. Cassandra Moulton (6 assists)

Volleyball: Ste. Gen falls to North County

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve varsity lost to North County last night in straight sets 22-25 and 20-25 to fall to 11-10-2 and 0-2 in the MAAA Conference.

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The junior varsity won 25-19, 21-25 and 26-24.

The Hunters host Potosi Thursday for junior varsity and varsity games only.

Volleyball: SGMS tops Fredericktown, twice

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve Middle School scored a pair of wins over Fredericktown.

The seventh graders won 25-15 and 27-25.

The eighth graders won 25-20 and 25-17.

Cross Country: SGMS runs at meet

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve Middle School ran in a meet on Tuesday.

There were no team scores released.

Individually

Girls:

S. Moore, 1st.

M. Klein, 16th

K. Brewer, 53rd

P. Bieser, 54th

Boys

J. Pinkley, 6th

C. Vaeth, 8th

S. Grass, 10th

D. Toombs, 17th

M. Upchurch, 32nd.

Freshman Football: Ste. Gen falls to Valle

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to Valle 23-22.

October 8, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Windsor

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic defeated the visiting Windsor Lady Owls 27-25 and 25-17 last night.

Valle improves to 15 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie and remains 0-1 in the MAAA.

The Lady Warriors host the West County Lady Bulldogs tonight.

Individual stats:

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (10 points, 2 aces)

2. Megan Abt (5 points)

3. Cassandra Moulton (4 points)

4. Sydnie Weiler (3 points)

5. Maria Hermann (3 points, 1 ace)

6. Courtney Huck (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (10 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (7 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (2 kills)

5. Ally Doza (1 kill)

6. Sydnie Weiler (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 2 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (13 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (10 digs)

3. Michaela Operle (6 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

5. Maria Hermann (4 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wiplfer (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (14 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (7 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (7 receptions)

4. Michaela Operle (3 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (9 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (8 assists)

3. Courtney Friedman (3 assists)

Volleyball: Hunters drop two to Bismarck

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost both their varsity and junior varsity games with Bismarck last night.

The varsity lost 13-25, 25-23 and 15-25.

The junior varsity lost 24-26 and 16-25.

The Hunters fall to 11-9-2 and will play at North County tonight.

Volleyball: SGMS drops two to Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School lost both their games with Farmington last night.

The seventh graders fell 25-18, 15-25 and 17-25.

The eighth graders lost 12-25 and 23-25.

October 7, 2013

Football: Ste. Genevieve tops Perryville

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School Dragons celebrated homecoming Friday night with a 67-0 win over the Perryville High School Pirates.

The Dragons scored on their first 10 possessions as they improved to 4-2 and 3-1 in conference play.

The loss left PHS 2-4 and 0-4 in league action.

"It was important for us to come out and take control early," said a relaxed Ste. Gen coach Bob Stolzer.

The Dragons scored on their first possession as they went 68 yards in only 4 plays. Anthony Roe finished off the drive with a 26-yard TD run as Ste. Gen went up 7-0 just a 1:17 into the game.

Ste. Gen added three more scores in the first quarter.

After blocking a punt and recovering at the Pirate 30 it was 13-0 after Matt Drury hit Clayton Naeger on a 25-yard TD pass with 9:36 in the first.

A 9-yard TD run by Brendan Dallas gave the Dragons a 19-0 lead with 6:34 in the period.

Dallas added the second of his four TD's in the game on a one-yard run with 16 second left in the first as Ste Gen went ahead 27-0.

The Dragons matched their first quarter scoring with 4 more TD's in the second quarter.

Roe caught a 33-yard TD pass with 10:05 in the second and it was 34-0.

Drury found Naeger again with a 33-yard TD pass with 8:27 in the period and it was 41-0.

Dallas ran in from 12 yards out to make it 47-0 at the 5:16 mark of the second.

A 39 yard TD run by Luke Gettinger made it 53-0 with 2:28 before the half.

"It was homecoming but the kids played with emotion and they were focused too," Stolzer said.

The Dragons added scores in each of the final two period that were played with a continuous clock.

With 4:11 in the third, Dallas added a 12-yard TD run and Gettinger scored from two yards out with 7:19 in the fourth for the 67-0 final.

"When you score that many points and keep them off the board you had to be doing something right," Stolzer said.

"It was a good chance to give some of our younger kids playing time too and we played everybody tonight," the Ste. Gen coach added.

"We had some penalties but they are correctible. We did an awful lot of good things too", Stolzer said.

The Dragons rolled up 545 yards of offense while holding the Pirates to 151 yards.

Dallas led the way with 12 carries for 140 yards and 4 scores. Roe ran for 77 yards on 6 carries and Gettinger added 55 yards on 4 carries.

Dallas was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Cody Crawford led PHS with 68 yards on 13 carries.

PHS will play at state ranked Park Hills Friday night. The Rebels are 6-0 and lead the conference with a 4-0 mark.

Park Hills has wins over Sullivan (3-0), North County (34-7), Fredericktown (25-0) Maplewood (25-0), Ste Gen (17-14) and Potosi (34-0).

Last year the Rebels won 27-0.

The Dragons will travel to Fredericktown this Friday night. The Blackcats are coming off a 29-12 win over Maplewood. Fredericktown is 3-3 overall with a 2-2 league mark.

The Blackcats also have wins over Kennett (2-14) and PHS (42-0). Their losses have been to Hillsboro (28-14), Potosi (28-7) and Park Hills (25-0).

"They will be scrappy and we will have to be ready, " Stolzer said.

Ste Gen won last year 50-29.

Football: Valle dominates Jefferson R-7

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic took its game to the next level as they dominated Jefferson R-7 on both offense and defense Friday night in Ste. Genevieve and the result was a 56-8 victory.

It was the state's top ranked class one team's sixth win of the season. The unbeaten Warriors are now 4-0 in conference.

Jefferson came into the game leading the state in rushing with 2,474 yards over their first 5 games but Valle's starting defense stuffed their running attack holding them without a first down thru most of the first half. Jefferson managed only 35 yards rushing in the first half on 26 carries.

Valle's offense was equally impressive. The Warriors led 42-0 at the half.

Tyler Fallert had TD runs of 25 and 3-yards as the Warriors led 14-0 with 6:59 in the first.

With 12 seconds left in the first Nolan Wood fournd Conner Basler for a 17-yard score and Valle led 21-0 after the first.

Justin Roth hauled in a 39 yard pass from Wood in the second to set up his 1-yard TD run that but Valle up 28-0 with 10:59 in the second.

Garrett Jaegers 61-yard TD run with 4:02 in the second made it 35-0.

Fallerts third TD with 2:00 before the break gave Valle a running clock in the second half.

Jefferson got on the board with 3:33 in the third and after a successful two-point conversion it was 42-8.

Fallert who ran for 147 yards answered with his fourth score a 61-yard TD burst that restored the continuous clock.

Sophomore quarterback Nick Oberle's 13-yard TD scamper in the fourth rounded out the scoring.

Wood finished 9 of 13 thru the air for 174 yards and 2 scores.

Valle will celebrate their homecoming this Friday night hosting New Madrid.

New Madrid is coming off a 21-20 win over Dexter. They also have wins over Kennett (40-21) and Charleston (22-8). Their losses have been to Malden (12-0), Sikeston (29-0) and Caruthersville (42-0).

The game will be broadcast on KBDZ 931 FM and kbdz931.com this Friday night.

Volleyball: Valle wins Bronze Bracket at Perryville Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle won the Bronze Bracket.

The Lady Warriors scored a 25-21 and 25-18 win over Bloomfield for the win.

Earlier Valle scored a 25-10 and 25-16 win over Fredericktown in the semifinal contest.

In Pool Play Valle downed Cape Central 25-15 and 25-12; lost to Bishop Du Bourg 20-25 and 18-25, split with Arcadia Valley 25-15 and 31-33 and fell to Park Hills 23-25 and 22-25.

The Lady Warriors improve to 14-6-1 on the season and remain at 0-1 in MAAA Conference.

Valle hosts Windsor tonight.

Individual results:

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Cape Central ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Pool Play – Match #1

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 25-15, 25-12

Season Record to Date: 12 wins, 4 losses

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Dubourg @ Perryville Tournament on 10/5/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (15 points, 2 aces)

2. Abby Fischer (4 points, 1 ace)

3. Vanessa Roth (3 points)

4. Cassandra Moulton (1 point)

5. Maria Hermann (1 point)

6. Megan Abt (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (10 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

5. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

6. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

7. Coco Kertz (1 kill)

8. Susan Roth (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 6 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (1 solo, 5 assists)

3. Michaela Operle (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (8 digs)

2. Megan Abt (6 digs)

3. Michaela Operle (4 digs)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

6. Coco Kertz (2 digs)

7. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (4 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (4 receptions)

3. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

4. Coco Kertz (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (9 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (4 assists)

3. Abby Fischer (3 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

5. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Bishop DuBourg ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Pool Play – Match #2

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 20-25, 18-25

Season Record to Date: 12 wins, 5 losses

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Arcadia Valley @ Perryville Tournament on 10/5/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (3 points, 1 ace)

2. Maria Hermann (1 points)

3. Sydnie Weiler (1 point)

4. Cassandra Moulton (1 point)

5. Coco Kertz (1 point)

6. Courtney Huck (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (7 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

4. Ally Doza (3 kills)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (3 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (6 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

3. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

4. Megan Abt (3 digs)

5. Maria Hermann (3 digs)

6. Sydnie Weiler (3 digs)

7. Michaela Operle (3 digs)

8. Courtney Friedman (2 digs)

9. Ally Doza (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (13 receptions)

2. Coco Kertz (6 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

4. Michaela Operle (4 receptions)

5. Courtney Huck (2 receptions)

6. Josie Meyer (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (7 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (5 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

4. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

5. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 assists)

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Arcadia Valley ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Pool Play – Match #3

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 25-15, 31-33

Season Record to Date: 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Park Hills Central @ Perryville Tournament on 10/5/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (5 points)

2. Megan Abt (5 points)

3. Sydnie Weiler (4 points)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

5. Abby Fischer (2 points)

6. Maria Hermann (2 points)

7. Vanessa Roth (1 point)

8. Ally Doza (1 point)

9. Coco Kertz (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (12 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (8 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

 

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (2 solos, 2 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (9 digs)

2. Sydnie Weiler (5 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (4 digs)

4. Maria Hermann (4 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

6. Megan Abt (3 digs)

7. Michaela Operle (3 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

9. Vanessa Roth (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (10 receptions)

2. Coco Kertz (3 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 receptions)

4. Vanessa Roth (3 receptions)

5. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

6. Abby Fischer (2 receptions)

7. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

8. Michaela Operle (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (8 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

4. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Park Hills Central ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Pool Play – Match #4

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 23-25, 22-25

Season Record to Date: 12 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Fredericktown @ Perryville Tournament on 10/5/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (4 points, 1 ace)

2. Maria Hermann (3 points, 1 ace)

3. Sydnie Weiler (3 points)

4. Michaela Operle (3 points)

5. Courtney Huck (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (4 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (2 kills)

3. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

4. Michaela Operle (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 2 assists)

2. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (4 digs)

2. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (3 digs)

4. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

6. Michaela Operle (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (9 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (4 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (4 receptions)

5. Coco Kertz (2 receptions)

6. Megan Abt (2 receptions)

7. Josie Meyer (2 receptions)

8. Emmy Fischer (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (5 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (3 assists)

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Fredericktown ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Bronze Bracket – Semifinals

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 25-10, 25-16

Season Record to Date: 13 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Bloomfield @ Perryville Tournament on 10/5/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (15 points, 2 aces)

2. Coco Kertz (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Maria Hermann (5 points, 1 ace)

4. Sydnie Weiler (5 points)

5. Abby Fischer (3 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (9 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (5 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

4. Ally Doza (3 kills)

5. Josie Meyer (2 kills)

6. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

7. Susan Roth (2 kills)

8. Abby Fischer (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 1 assist)

2. Michaela Operle (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (9 digs)

2. Maria Hermann (6 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (5 digs)

4. Michaela Oplerle (4 digs)

5. Cassandra Moulton (3 digs)

6. Vanessa Roth (3 digs)

7. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (9 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (4 receptions)

3. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

4. Abby Fischer (2 receptions)

5. Megan Abt (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (12 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (6 assists)

3. Abby Fischer (5 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

5. Claire Schweigert (2 assists)

Volleyball Results

Valle Catholic vs Bloomfield ---> at Perryville

Perryville Tournament

Bronze Bracket – Championship

10/5/13

Varsity Scores: 25-21, 25-18

Season Record to Date: 14 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie

MAAA Conference Record: 0 wins, 1 loss

Next Opponent: Windsor Lady Owls @ Valle Catholic on 10/7/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (8 points, 2 aces)

2. Courtney Huck (4 points)

3. Sydnie Weiler (4 points)

4. Maria Hermann (3 points)

5. Susan Roth (2 points, 1 ace)

6. Ally Doza (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wiplfer (12 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

5. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

6. Ally Doza (1 kill)

7. Susan Roth (1 kill)

8. Sydnie Weiler (1 kill)

9. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (4 assists)

2. Josie Meyer (3 assists)

3. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (8 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (7 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (4 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

6. Vanessa Roth (2 digs)

7. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (11 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (7 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (6 receptions)

4. Vanessa Roth (3 receptions)

5. Michaela Operle (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (10 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (6 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (4 assists)

October 4, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to Bismarck

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle lost to Bismarck 15-25 and 17-25 to fall to 11-4 overall and 0-1 in the MAAA Conference.

Valle plays in the Perryville Tournament Saturday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (4 points)

2. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

3. Coco Kertz (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (5 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (4 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solos, 2 assists)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (10 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (10 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (8 digs)

4. Cassandra Moulton (6 digs)

5. Maria Hermann (4 digs)

6. Ally Doza (4 digs)

7. Sydnie Weiler (4 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (15 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (12 receptions)

3. Coco Kertz (8 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (10 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (5 assists)

Football: SGMS beats Potosi twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste Genevieve Middle School won both their games with Potosi last night.

The seventh graders won 28-6.

The eighth graders won 34-6.

Volleyball: SGHS falls to Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost all three games at Farmington.

The freshmen lost 22-25 and 15-25.

The junior varsity lost 25-23, 18-25 and 13-25.

The varsity lost 25-18, 15-25 and 23-25.

The varsity record falls to 11-8-2.

The Hunters have junior varsity and varsity games at home against Bismarck Monday at 6 p.m.

October 3, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Perryville

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle defeated Perryville 25-18 and 26-24 to improve to 11-3.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (9 points, 1 ace)

2. Sydnie Weiler (6 points, 1 ace)

3. Cassandra Moulton (5 points, 1 ace)

4. Coco Kertz (4 points)

5. Michaela Operle (3 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (15 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 5 assists)

2. Courtney Huck (3 solos, 2 assists)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 assists)

4. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Michaela Operle (11 digs)

2. Megan Abt (7 digs)

3. Coco Kertz (5 digs)

4. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

6. Ally Doza (4 digs)

7. Courtney Friedman (3 digs)

8. Sydnie Weiler (3 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (10 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (9 receptions)

3. Coco Kertz (3 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (14 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (7 assists)

The freshmen Lady Warriors and the junior varsity Lady Warriors each won in straight sets.

Next up: Valle hosts the Bismarck Lady Indians tonight.

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve tops Grandview

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed Grandview twice last night.

The varsity won 25-13 and 25-17 to improve to 11-7-2.

The junior varsity won 25-13 and 25-19.

The Hunters play at Farmington today with the freshmen getting things started at 5.

Volleyball: Valle to play in Perryville Tournament

PERRYVILLE – Valle will be among 20 teams participating in the Perryville Tournament Saturday.

Pool play will consist of two games to 25 points. All pool will start with a score of 4-4.

Teams finishing first and second in each pool will advance to the gold bracket. Third-place finishers in each pool will advance to the silver bracket and fourth-place finishers in each pool will advance to the bronze bracket. Fifth-place finishers will not qualify for bracket-play.

Bracket-play will be best two out of three games to 25 points with the score starting at 0-0.

Pool A at Perryville High School

1. Jackson

2. Bernie

3. Sikeston

4. Perryville

5. Eminence

Jackson vs. Perryville, 8:30 a.m.

Bernie vs. Sikeston, 9:15 a.m.

Perryville vs. Eminence, 10 a.m.

Jackson vs. Sikeston, 10:45 a.m.

Bernie vs. Eminence, 11:30 a.m.

Sikeston vs. Perryville, 12:15 p.m.

Jackson vs. Bernie, 1 p.m.

Sikeston vs. Eminence, 1:45 p.m.

Bernie vs. Perryville, 2:30 p.m.

Eminence vs. Jackson, 3:15 p.m.

Pool B at Perryville Middle School

1. Saxony Lutheran

2. Scott City

3. St. Pius X

4. Fredericktown

5. DeSoto

Saxony Lutheran vs. Fredericktown, 8:30 a.m.

Scott City vs. St. Pius X, 9:15 a.m.

Fredericktown vs. DeSoto, 10 a.m.

Saxony Lutheran vs. St. Pius X, 10:45 a.m.

Scott City vs. DeSoto, 11:30 a.m.

Fredericktown vs. St. Pius, 12:15 p.m.

Saxony Lutheran vs. Scott City, 1 p.m.

St. Pius X vs. DeSoto, 1:45 p.m.

Scott City vs. Fredericktown, 2:30 p.m.

Saxony Lutheran vs. DeSoto, 3:15 p.m.

Pool C at St. Vincent High School

1. St. Vincent

2. Lesterville

3. Bloomfield

4. Bismarck

5. Charleston

St. Vincent vs. Bismarck, 8:30 a.m.

Lesterville vs. Bloomfield, 9:15 a.m.

Bismarck vs. Charleston, 10 a.m.

St. Vincent vs. Bloomfield, 10:45 a.m.

Lesterville vs. Charleston, 11:30 a.m.

Bismarck vs. Bloomfield, 12:15 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Lesterville, 1 p.m.

Bloomfield vs. Charleston, 1:45 p.m.

Lesterville vs. Bismarck, 2:30 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Charleston, 3:15 p.m.

Pool D at Immanuel Lutheran Gym

1. Cape Central

2. Park Hills

3. Arcadia Valley

4. Valle Catholic

5. Bishop DuBourg

Cape Central vs. Valle Catholic, 8:30 a.m.

Park Hills vs. Arcadia Valley, 9:15 a.m.

Valle Catholic vs. Bishop DuBourg, 10 a.m.

Cape Central vs. Arcadia Valley, 10:45 a.m.

Park Hills vs. Bishop DuBourg, 11:30 a.m.

Arcadia Valley vs. Valle Catholic, 12:15 p.m.

Cape Central vs. Park Hills, 1 p.m.

Arcadia Valley vs. Bishop DuBourg, 1:45 p.m.

Park Hills Central vs. Valle Catholic, 2:30 p.m.

Cape Central vs. Bishop DuBourg, 3:15 p.m.

GOLD BRACKET

Quarterfinals

Game 1: No. 1 Pool A vs. No. 2 Pool C, 4:15 p.m. at Perryville H.S.

Game 2: No. 1 Pool D vs. No. 2 Pool B, 5:15 p.m. at Perryville H.S.

Game 3: No. 1 Pool B vs. No. 2 Pool D, 4:15 p.m. at Perryville M.S.

Game 4: No. 1 Pool C vs. No. 2 Pool A, 5:15 p.m. at Perryville M.S.

Semifinals

Game 5: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 6:15 p.m. at Perryville H.S.

Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 6:15 p.m. at Perryville M.S.

Championship

Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 7:15 p.m. at Perryville H.S.

SILVER BRACKET

Semifinals

Game 1: No. 3 Pool A vs. No. 3 Pool C, 4:15 p.m. at St. Vincent

Game 2: No. 3 Pool B vs. No. 3 Pool D, 5:15 p.m. at St. Vincent

Championship

Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 6:15 p.m. at St. Vincent

BRONZE BRACKET

Semifinals

Game 1: No. 4 Pool A vs. No. 4 Pool C, 4:15 p.m. at Immanuel

Game 2: No. 4 Pool B vs. No. 4 Pool D, 5:15 p.m. at Immanuel

Championship

Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 6:15 p.m. at Immanuel

Softball: SGHS has two on All Conference Team

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Paige Porter and Ashley Viox were named to the MAAA All Conference Second Team.

October 2, 2013

Volleyball: SGMS 7th graders win Jefferson R-7 tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Middle School seventh grade volleyball team recently won the Jefferson R-7 7th Grade Volleyball Tournament.  The girls didn't lose a set the entire tourney. 

The SGMS seventh grade volleyball team: (front row, from left), Julia Koetting, Brooke Weiler, Jennifer Humbolt, Manager Jaida Greminger, (second row), Haley Grass, Rachel Bauman, Macie Manshack, (third row), Coach Bethany Drumm, Coach Kristina Bunyard, (fourth row), Sara McDonald, Ciarra Jacob, Shawna Wertman, Emma Flieg and Gracie Thomure

Volleyball: SGMS teams defeat Bismarck

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School downed Bismarck twice last night.

The 7th graders won 25-10 and 25-10.

The 8th graders won 24-26, 25-11 and 25-11.

Football: Ste. Genevieve freshmen top Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste Genevieve freshmen defeated Park Hills 44-36.

Cross Country: Taylor Werner is nationally ranked

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Taylor Werner is nationally ranked.

She is ranked fourth in the nation according to the Saucony rankings

http://usa.milesplit.com/articles/112163-saucony-elite-50-individual-girls-rankings-week-3#.UkwRx18o7IU

She is ranked second in the nation according to the DyeStat rankings

http://www.dyestat.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=44531&do=news&news_id=180352

October 1, 2013

Volleyball: SGMS tops North County twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Both Ste. Genevieve Middle School teams won their games with North County last night.

The seventh graders won 25-17 and 25-19.

The eighth graders won 25-18 and 25-13.

September 30, 2013

Football: SGHS falls to PHC 17-14

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Park Hills Central Rebels held on to defeat the Ste. Gen Dragons 17-14 Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

The Dragons had a chance with six seconds to play to tie the game but a 45-yard field goal by Clayton Naeger fell short.

"He came over and said one of their guys got a hand on it," said Ste. Gen coach Bob Stolzer.

"It was within his range. He kicks 50-yarders in practice," Stolzer said.

The Rebels took their first lead of the game lead in the third quarter after an 18-play 76-yard drive. D. J. Buckhanan ran in from a yard out with 1:05 to put Central up 17-14. The Sophomore was the work horse for the Rebels and he finished with 175 yards on 33 carries.

Ste. Gen scored first in the game. After a Matt Drury interception at the Central 44 the Dragons scored in ten plays. Brendan Dallas ran in from 5-yards out to give Ste. Gen a 7-0 lead with 4:25 in the first.

Park Hills answered with 7:59 in the second. Buckhanan finished off a 4-play 42-yard drive with a 19-yard TD run to make it 7-7.

Ste. Gen regained the lead with 2:57 to play in the half as Drury scored on a 13-yard TD run after a 65-yard drive and it was 14-7.

QB Matt Drury was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure, McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Park Hills dropped a pass in the end zone with 13-seconds to play in the half and on a fourth and ten with 3-seconds left settled for a 28-yard field goal to make the score 14-10 at the break.

The Rebels rushed for 262 yards in the game completing only one pass for 8 yards.

Ste. Gen had 196 yards of total offense and most of it also came on the ground. Drury was only 3 of 7 for 31 yards in the air and was sacked 5 times.

Dallas led the attack with 72 yards on 18 carries and one score. Drury ran 21 times for 70 yards and one TD.

Stolzer said it was an emotional night for his players.

"We learned right after the school song that one of our seniors had been killed in a tragic (farm) accident. He didn't play football but was an athlete and close friend of many of our players."

"Both sides got a little banged up in this one. It was a physical game," Stolzer said.

The Dragon mentor said his team is hoping for a rematch in the class three playoffs.

It was Central's second straight win over the Dragons as they improved to 5-0 and 3-0 in conference.

The loss left the Dragons 3-2 and 2-1 in conference. Ste. Gen will host PHS for homecoming this Friday.

The Pirates are 2-3 on the season and 1-3 in conference. They come into the game off a 34-12 loss at Maplewood. They have wins over East Prarie (26-12) and Lift for Life (19-6). Their other two losses were to Potosi (27-0) and Fredericktown (48-0).

Last year Ste. Gen beat PHS 48-7.

The 7:00 pm game will be broadcast on KBDZ 931 and kbdz931.com.

Football: Valle shuts out Grandview

Valle Catholic blanked the Owls at Grandview Friday night 48-0.

It was the Warriors fourth shutout of the season as they improved to 5-0 and 3-0 in conference.

Valle raced to a 35-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 42-0 at the half.

Justin Roth scored two TD's as he rushed for one score and took a pass for another.

Tyler Fallert added another rushing TD.

The Warriors final score came on an interception return late in the game.

The Warriors are the state's top ranked class one team.

Grandview fell to 1-4 and 0-2 in league play.

Valle will host Jefferson this Friday night. The Blue Jays are an improving program and are 4-1 on the year. They have wins over JFK (52-32), Clevland (63-34), Herculaneum (66-30) and Crystal City (54-27). They lost to St. Pius (44-36).

Last year Valle won 48-14.

Cross Country: SGHS girls first, boys second at Hancock

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve girls won (63) the Class 4 Division of the Hancock Invitational Saturday.

Taylor Werner finished in first place (17:43).

The Ste. Genevieve boys came in 11th (289) in the Class 3 Division.

Ben Naeger came in second (16:46).

CLASS 4 GIRLS

Team: 1. Ste. Genevieve 63, 2. Eureka 98, 3. Lafayette 151, 4. Edwardsville 155, 5. Festus 158, 6. Ladue 178, 7. Jefferson City 181, 8. Howell 184, 9. West Plains 206, 10. Parkway West 216, 11. Parkway Central 280, 12. Summit 319, 13. Cor Jesu 356, 14. Fort Zumwalt South 393, 15. Mehlville 399, 16. St. Joseph's 405, 17. Kirkwood 416, 18. Fort Zumwalt West 462, 19. Northwest 503, 20. Farmington 520, 21. Ursuline 622

Top 15 individuals: 1. Taylor Werner, Ste. Genevieve, 17:43; 2. Jamie Kempfer, Festus, 18:42; 3. Hannah Long, Eureka, 18:51; 4. Maddy Brown, Parkway West, 19:04; 5. Mia Jerman, Ste. Genevieve, 19:05; 6. Maddi Leigh, Howell, 19:16; 7. Sarah Nicholson, Lafayette, 19:26; 8. Allie Sweatt, Edwardsville, 19:48; 9. Rachel Yergensen, Eureka, 19:53; 10. Mallory Koller, Ste. Genevieve, 19:59; 11. Sydney O'Brien, Fort Zumwalt South, 20:05; 12. Emily Deeken, Jefferson City, 20:07; 13. Amy Huck, Ste. Genevieve, 20:08; 14. Carolyn White, Festus, 20:09; 15. Hayley Baca, West Plains, 20:12

CLASS 3 BOYS

Team: 1. Cape Notre Dame 58, 2. MICDS 106, 3. Moberly 150, 4. Priory 159, 5. Festus 172, 6. John Burroughs 201, 7. Hannibal 239, 8. St. Dominic 243, 9. St. Clair 269, 10. Hillsboro 279, 11. Ste. Genevieve 289, 12. Centralia 301, 13. St. Mary's 313, 14. Pacific 343, 15. St. Charles West 383, 16. Affton 385, 17. Lutheran South 394, 18. University City 413, 19. Soldan 431, 20. De Soto 457, 21. North County 471

Top 15 individuals: 1. Austin King, Potosi, 16:41; 2. Ben Naeger, Ste. Genevieve, 16:46; 3. Aaron Dugan, Hillsboro, 17:01; 4. Rudy McClellan, Cape Notre Dame, 17:20; 5. Colton Downing, Moberly, 17:27; 6. Nathan Cook, St. Dominic, 17:31; 7. Austin Smith, Potosi, 17:32; 8. Robert Wunderlich, John Burroughs, 17:38; 9. Thomas Gross, Potosi, 17:46; 10. Peter Condie, MICDS, 17:49; 11. Garrett Clark, Moberly, 17:50; 12. Jacob Meadors, Cape Notre dame, 17:50; 13. Brock Kasten, Cape Notre Dame, 17:55; 14. Josh Zoeller, MICDS, 17:57; 15. Andrew Weis, Moberly, 17:57

Ste. Genevieve runs at the Jefferson City Invitational Saturday.

Punt, Pass and Kick results are listed

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The 2013 Ste. Genevieve Jaycee Punt Pass and Kick results have been released:

Girls ages 10 and 11

1st. Brittney Kreitler

2nd. Mackenzie Hogenmiller

3rd. Harlee Boyd

Girls ages 12 and 13

1st. Julia Koetting

Girls ages 14 and 15

1st. Katlyn Kreitler

Boys ages 6 and 7

1st. Wyatt Fallert

2nd. Tyler Gegg

3rd. Gavyn Joggerst

Boys ages 8 and 9

1st. Cole Pfaff

2nd. Chase Fallert

3rd. Braden Coleman

Boys ages 10 and 11

1st. Dacen Carter

2nd. Jayden Gegg

3rd. Logan Pfaff

Boys ages 12 and 13

1st. Logan Gegg

2nd. Austin Kuehn

SGMA News

STE. GENEVIEVE – Student athletes from SGMA attended a seminar in Louisville Kentucky this past weekend taught by nine-time world champion, Olympian and national team Coach Joseph Salim.

left to right-- Kyle Linderer, Cameron Murphy, Nate Jokerst, Megan Linderer. In the back World champion Joesph Salim

Ben Lundy from Kentucky tkd works on head shots with Cameron Murphy from SGMA

The seminar was hosted by Master Sean Ramey at Kentucky taekwondo and fitness.

Softball: SGHS JV places third in the Farmington JV Tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's junior varsity came in third in the Farmington JV Tournament.

Volleyball: SGMS 7th graders win tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Middle School seventh graders won the Jefferson R-7 Tournament Saturday.

September 27, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to North County

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle lost to North County in three sets last night: 25-19, 22-25 and 18-25 and fell to 10-3 on the season.

The Lady Warriors play at Perryville Wednesday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (9 points, 3 aces)

2. Ally Doza (7 points, 2 aces)

3. Megan Abt (7 points, 1 ace)

4. Courtney Huck (3 points)

5. Michaela Operle (3 points)

6. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (14 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (9 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (7 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (3 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 3 assists)

2. Josie Meyer (1 solo, 3 assists)

3. Cassandra Moulton (1 solo, 1 assist)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (15 digs)

2. Megan Abt (15 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (12 digs)

4. Michaela Operle (8 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (6 digs)

5. Coco Kertz (5 digs)

6. Ally Doza (4 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (27 receptions)

2. Coco Kertz (10 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (9 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (5 receptions)

5. Cassandra Moulton (5 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (16 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (13 assists)

Softball: SGHS beats Potosi, twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed Potosi twice.

The varsity won 11-2 for Senior Night.

The junior varsity won 8-0 in three.

The Hunters play at Herculaneum Monday.

Football: SGMS splits with Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste Genevieve Middle School split their games with Park Hills last night.

The seventh graders defeated Park Hills 30-16.

It was their first victory ever over the Park Hills team.

The eighth graders lost to Park Hills 40-20

September 26, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS tops SLHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won all three games with Saxony Lutheran last night.

The varsity won 25-12, 20-25 and 25-21 to improve to 10-7-2.

The junior varsity won 25-20 and 25-14.

The freshmen won 25-9.

Ste. Genevieve has junior varsity and varsity games at Herculaneum Monday beginning at 6 p.m.

Softball: SGHS falls to De Soto

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost at De Soto 10-0 in five innings.

The Hunters host Potosi today.

It is Senior Night.

The JV game will be played first, followed by the varsity so that parents, grandparents, and student-athletes from other sports may be able to attend.

The JV game will start at 4:30 and the varsity game will start somewhere around 5:45.

September 25, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS splits with St. Pius

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve split with St. Pius last night.

The varsity lost 18-25 and 24-26 to fall to 9-7-2.

The junior varsity won 25-19 and 25-18.

The Hunters host Saxony Lutheran tonight.

The freshmen will play one set at 5 p.m., followed by the Junior Varsity and the Varsity.

Volleyball: SGMS tops Park Hills twice

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School won both games with Park Hills.

The eighth graders won 20-25, 25-12 and 25-6.

The seventh graders won 25-17 and 25-23.

Softball: SGHS falls to North County

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost at North County 5-1.

The junior varsity won 8-5 in seven innings.

The Hunters play at De Soto today at 4:30.

Freshmen Football

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed Potosi 49-12.

Cross Country: SGMS boys placed second

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve came in second out of 10 teams in the boys' division of the Ste. Genevieve Middle School Cross Country meet yesterday afternoon.

Individually:

S. Grass came in fourth, J. Pinkley came in seventh, C. Vaeth came in 10th, M. Upchurch was 24th and D. Toombs was 39.

The girl’s team score was not released.

Individually however:

Sarah Moore came in first, M. Klein was 17th, D. Naeger was 27th and P. Beiser was 78th.

September 24, 2013

Volleyball: VHS tops St. Vincent

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle varsity volleyball team defeated St. Vincent in straight sets last night: 26-24 and 25-19.

The win improves the Valle record to 10-2.

Next up: Valle plays at North County Thursday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (10 points, 2 aces)

2. Megan Abt (5 points)

3. Courtney Friedman (5 points)

4. Courtney Huck (4 points, 2 aces)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (11 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (5 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

4. Ally Doza (3 kills)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 2 assists)

2. Courtney Huck (3 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (12 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (5 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (5 digs)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (4 digs)

5. Courtney Friedman (4 digs)

6. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

7. Josie Meyer (2 digs)

8. Cassandra Moulton (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (8 receptions)

2. Megan Abt (8 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (7 receptions)

4. Courtney Friedman (5 receptions)

5. Courtney Friedman (3 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (10 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

Softball: SGHS tops Saxony Lutheran

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed Saxony Lutheran 10-9.

The Hunters play at North County today at 4:30.

Football: SGHS JV tops Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity downed Potosi 44-14.

Volleyball: SGMS splits with West County

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Middle School split their games with West County last night.

The seventh graders won in two: 25-17 and 25-18.

The eighth graders lost in three: 25-15, 20-25 and 19-25.

September 23, 2013

Football: Valle defeats Crystal City

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic improved to 4-0 with a 42-0 win over Crystal City in Ste. Genevieve Friday night.

The Warriors opened the scoring when Nolan Wood connected with Garrett Jaegers on a 81-yard TD pass on the first play of the game. But after leading 7-0 with only 18-seconds off the clock the Warriors did not score again until the last four seconds of the half. Wood's 14-yard TD pass to Jarrod Davis gave Valle a 14-0 lead at the half.

Tyler Fallert broke two long TD runs in the third and Conner Basler's 49-yard TD catch gave Valle a 35-0 lead and a continuous clock in the third quarter.

Fallert's 73-yard TD gallop made it 21-0 with 8:00 in the quarter. He then ran for an 81-yard score with 4:00 in the period as Valle went up 28-0.

A 49-yard TD pass to sophomore Conner Basler put the Warriors up 35-0 at the end of three.

Jaegers made it 42-0 on a 36-yard TD run with 3:05 left in the game.

Fallert ran for 208 yards on 12 carries as Valle rushed for 275 yards on 23 carries,

Wood was 6 of 11 for 232 yards passing.

The Hornets ran for 104 yards on 40 carries. They managed to gain another 67 yards in the air on 8 of 14 passing.

It was Valle's second straight shut-out and third of the season.

The Warriors are the top ranked Class one school again.

They will play on the road at Grandview on Friday. Last season Valle topped the Owls 39-12.

Football: Ste. Genevieve tops Potosi

Brendan Dallas scored 3 TD's Friday night as the Ste. Gen Dragons came from behind to earn a 35-20 win in Potosi.

Dallas ran in from 9-yards out in the first quarter as Ste. Gen led 7-0.

But the Trojans took a 14-7 lead by the half.

Anthony Roe scored twice in the third in short yardage situations as the Dragons took a 21-14 lead into the fourth.

Dallas's second rushing TD gave the Dragons a 28-14 lead but the Trojans answered with their own score and it was 28-20.

Dallas scored again with two minutes to play in the game as Ste. Gen improved to 3-1.

Logan Tucker was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure (right), McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Ste. Gen will host Park Hills (4-0) this Friday night. Last season the Dragons narrowly won (22-21) their conference matchup.

The (7:00 pm) game will be broadcast by KBDZ 931 FM and at kbdz931.com.

Volleyball: Valle wins St. Charles Tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle Volleyball team won the St. Charles Tournament.

The Lady Warriors downed Ft. Zumwalt South 5-22, 25-12; beat Hazelwood West 25-19, 25-17, downed John Burroughs 25-15, 18-25, 25-13, topped Parkway Central in the semifinal round game 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 and then defeated John F. Kennedy 25-23, 25-14 in the championship game.

Valle improves to 9-2 on the season and will play at St. Vincent tonight,

Individual stats:

vs Ft. Zumwalt South

Pool Play – Match #1

Varsity Scores: 25-22, 25-12

Scoring Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (11 points, 5 aces)

2. Sydnie Weiler (3 points)

3. Ally Doza (3 points)

4. Megan Abt (2 points, 2 aces)

5. Courtney Friedman (2 points, 1 ace)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (4 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (3 kills)

3. Ally Doza (1 kill)

4. Courtney Huck (1 kill)

5. Briley Bieser (1 kill)

Digging Leaders:

1. Ally Doza (6 digs)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (5 digs)

3. Michaela Operle (4 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (3 digs)

5. Megan Abt (2 digs)

6. Coco Kertz (2 digs)

7. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

8. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Coco Kertz (3 receptions)

2. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (2 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

vs Hazelwood West

Pool Play – Match #2

Varsity Scores: 25-19, 25-17

Scoring Leaders:

1. Cassadra Moulton (8 points, 4 aces)

2. Courtney Friedman (5 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (5 points)

4. Abby Fischer (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

3. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 kills)

4. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

5. Susan Roth (1 kill)

6. Ally Doza (1 kill)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (5 digs)

2. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

3. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

5. Michaela Operle (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (6 receptions)

2. Megan Abt (4 receptions)

3. Coco Kertz (2 receptions)

4. Ally Doza (2 receptions)

vs John Burroughs

Pool Play – Match #3

Varsity Scores: 25-15, 18-25, 25-13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (12 points, 2 aces)

2. Courtney Friedman (5 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (4 points, 1 ace)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 points)

5. Ally Doza (2 points,1 ace)

6. Susan Roth (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (6 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (6 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (3 kills)

4. Ally Doza (1 kill)

5. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

6. Emmy Fischer (1 kill)

7. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

8. Sydnie Weiler (1 kill)

Digging Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (5 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (5 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 digs)

4. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

5. Megan Abt (2 digs)

6. Ally Doza (2 digs)

7. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Michaela Operle (7 receptions)

2. Ally Doza (5 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (4 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (3 receptions)

5. Emmy Fischer (2 receptions)

vs Parkway Central

Semifinal Match

Varsity Scores: 25-19, 21-25, 25-23

Scoring Leaders:

1. Cassandra (8 points, 5 aces)

2. Courtney Huck (6 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (6 points, 1 ace)

4. Courtney Friedman (6 points)

5. Megan Abt (3 points)

6. Michaela Operle (2 points)

7. Coco Kertz (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (12 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

4. Courtney Friedman (1 kill)

5. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

Digging Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (12 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (9 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

4. Josie Meyer (4 digs)

5. Megan Abt (3 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

7. Courtney Friedman (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (13 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (11 receptions)

3. Ally Doza (4 receptions)

4. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

5. Courtney Friedman (2 receptions)

vs J.F. Kennedy

Championship Match

Varsity Scores: 25-23, 25-14

Season Record to Date: 9 wins, 2 losses

Next Opponent: St. Vincent Lady Indians @ St. Vincent on 9/23/13

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (9 points, 1 ace)

2. Cassandra (6 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (6 points, 1 ace)

4. Courtney Friedman (5 points , 2 aces)

5. Michaela Operle (2 points, 1 ace)

6. Courtney Huck (2 points)

7. Ally Doza (1 point)

Attack Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (7 kills)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (4 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (4 kills)

4. Coco Kertz (1 kill)

Digging Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (9 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (7 digs)

3. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

4. Megan Abt (5 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (2 digs)

6. Josie Meyer (2 digs)

7. Courtney Friedman (2 digs)

8. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (9 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (4 receptions)

3. Cassandra Moulton (3 receptions)

4. Emmy Fischer (3 receptions)

5. Courtney Friedman (3 receptions)

6. Maria Hermann (2 receptions)

7. Josie Meyer (2 receptions)

Cross-Country: Sarah Moore wins at Festus

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's Sarah Moore came in first in the Middle School Bowles Invitational held Saturday at Festus.

Ste. Genevieve hosts the Middle School Invitational on Tuesday.

Martial Arts: SGMA announces belt promotions

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve Martial Arts announces belt promotions:


SGMA students receiving belt promotions were (back row, from left): Josie Beadle 1st orange

Nick Church 1st orange, Kyle Linderer 2nd orange, Megan Linderer 2nd orange, (front row), Finn Jokerst 1st green, Nate Jokerst 1st blue, Daniel Smith 2nd orange and (not pictured Brenden Evans 1st green)

September 20, 2013

Softball: Ste. Genevieve falls to Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve fell to visiting Farmington 12-0 in five innings.

The junior varsity Hunters also lost, 6-2.

Ste. Genevieve hosts Saxony Lutheran on Monday.

September 19, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Saxony Lutheran

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle topped Saxony Lutheran in three sets: 20-25, 25-23, 25-21 to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Valle plays at St. Vincent Monday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (12 points, 2 aces)

2. Courtney Friedman (7 points)

3. Megan Abt (5 points, 1 ace)

4. Coco Kertz (3 points, 2 aces)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 points)

6. Michaela Operle (2 points)

7. Maria Hermann (1 point, 1 ace)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (17 kills)

2. Courtney Huck (9 kills)

3. Michaela Operle (6 kills)

4. Sydnie Weiler (2 kills)

5. Susan Roth (1 kill)

6. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

8. Ally Doza (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (4 solos, 4 assists)

2. Josie Meyer (4 assists)

3. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (11 digs)

2. Ally Doza (9 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (9 digs)

4. Michaela Operle (7 digs)

5. Coco Kertz (5 digs)

6. Courtney Huck (5 digs)

7. Cassandra Moulton (4 digs)

8. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

9. Josie Meyer (3 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (14 receptions)

2. Ally Doza (13 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (12 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (5 receptions)

5. Maria Hermann (4 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (16 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (14 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (4 assists)

September 18, 2013

Softball: SGHS falls to Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to Park Hills 2-1.

The Hunters host Farmington Thursday at 4:30.

Volleyball: SGHS drops two out of three to Notre Dame

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost two out of three games at Cape Notre Dame.

The varsity lost 21-25 and 16-25 to fall to 9-6-2.

The junior varsity lost 23-25 and 16-25.

The freshmen won 25-19 and 26-24.

The Hunters play St. Pius Tuesday instead of Monday. No freshmen game. The varsity and junior varsity will begin play at 6 p.m.

Volleyball: SGMS takes two from Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's eighth graders beat Potosi in two sets: 25-8 and 25-17 and the seventh graders won 25-19 and 25-19.

Football: SGHS freshmen top Hillsboro

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve freshmen downed Hillsboro 48-0.

September 17, 2013

Warriors Defeat Indians From The Air

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent head coach Paul Sauer wanted to limit the Valle rushing attack.

"The film we looked at showed a whole lot of Tyler Fallert," Sauer said. "We worked some schemes to try and hold him down a bit. That part worked, some, but then (QB Nolan) Wood took over. That made things really rough."

Wood guided his teammates to a 48-0 win over the Indians in the conference opener for both teams.

The state-ranked Warriors didn’t get off to the best of starts, despite the final score. They scored seven points in the first quarter, and made several un-Warrior like errors.

"I hate to really say this out loud, but we had kind of a Ste. Gen. hangover," Valle coach Judd Naeger said. "The game last week was long, and hard-hitting, and we were all pretty sore. It affected practices. But, like I told the boys at half, we can’t use those things as crutches or excuses, ever. If we’re going to be an elite team, we have to play through things like that, maintain our mental focus."

The ball would change hands a couple times in the first quarter before anybody scored. Wood hit sophomore Conner Basler for a 58-yard score with 3:38 to go in the first. Devon Kutz added the point-after, and the quarter would end 7-0.

That changed rather rapidly in the second quarter.

An Indian turnover led to another Wood TD pass, this one a 53-yard beauty into the hands of sophomore Garrett Jaegers. The Kutz kick made it 14-0, with just 20 seconds gone in the quarter.

"I knew we might be in a real spot after that," Sauer said later. "We just didn’t find an answer, defensively, for the passing game."

Another turnover would lead to a 4-yard run by Fallert with 10:40 remaining. The Kutz kick made it 21-0.

Valle’s defense would continue to make life miserable for the Indians. St. Vincent would give up the football twice more in the half, both leading to quick scores. Basler caught a 6-yard Wood pass for one TD, then Basler caught a 74-yarder with 2:32 left. Kutz made one of two points-after. Valle led 34-0 at the half.

"I still felt we had some things we could do," Sauer said.

Indian QB Joe Whistler tried to rally his team, but the quickness of the Valle defense was evident, as the Warriors would snuff drive after drive.

The game killer came with 6:20 remaining in the third quarter. After a drive, Fallert scored from 3-yards out. The Kutz kick gave the Warriors a 41-0 lead, and a running clock.

Valle would score once more; sophomore Lee Stuppy came off the bench and got free for a 63-yard run with 7:00 remaining in the game.

Naeger said he was pleased with his substitutes. "Lee (Stuppy), if he continues to work, will be a very special player," Naeger said. "He and the other guys continue to do quality work."

Wood ended up with four TD’s in the air, three of those for well over 50 yards. He was selected as the ‘Nationwide Is On Your Side’ player of the game, sponsored by Rich McClure (right), McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

"I think the guys played very hard against an elite program," Sauer said. The Indians travel to Herculaneum this Friday.

Naeger said, "We have to keep this momentum going, have a good week of practice, and continue to improve. I’m very pleased with Nolan (Wood), showing how he can deliver."

The Warriors are at home against Crystal City Friday. Brad Palmer will have the game on KBDZ, 93.1 FM, and at kbdz931.com.

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve tops De Soto

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve defeated De Soto three times last night.

The freshmen won in three sets: 22-25, 25-16 and 25-14; the junior varsity won in three sets: 25-14, 19-25 and 25-15 and the varsity won in two sets: 25-22 and 25-17 to improve to 9-5-2.

The Hunters play at Cape Notre Dame tonight.

The freshmen will get things started at 5 p.m.

Volleyball: SGMS 8th graders top Caledonia

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's eight graders beat Caledonia in two sets: 25-18 and 25-21.

Volleyball: Valle defeats St. Paul Lutheran

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle downed St. Paul Lutheran in three sets: 25-5, 25-13 and 25-3 last night to improve to 3-2 on the season.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (15 points, 8 aces)

2. Courtney Friedman (11 points, 6 aces)

3. Megan Abt (11 points, 3 aces)

4. Vanessa Roth (8 points, 4 aces)

5. Abby Fischer (7 points, 4 aces)

6. Maria Hermann (3 points, 1 ace)

7. Coco Kertz (2 points)

8. Cassandra Moulton (1 point, 1 ace)

Attack Leaders:

1. Susan Roth (7 kills)

2. Briley Bieser (4 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

4. Emmy Fischer (3 kills)

5. Abby Fischer (2 kills)

6. Courtney Friedman (2 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Friedman (2 assists)

2. Richele Ramer (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Vanessa Roth (4 digs)

2. Maria Hermann (4 digs)

3. Emmy Fischer (4 digs)

4. Courtney Friedman (3 digs)

5. Susan Roth (2 digs)

6. Sydnie Weiler (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Maria Hermann (5 receptions)

2. Vanessa Roth (3 receptions)

3. Emmy Fischer (3 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (7 assists)

Valle hosts Saxony Lutheran Wednesday.

Softball: SGHS falls to St. Vincent

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to St. Vincent 13-4.

Softball: SGHS Senior Night is September 26th

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Thursday, September 26th is Ste. Genevieve High School Senior Night for softball.

Potosi has very graciously agreed to flip-flop the games and play the JV game first, followed by varsity so that parents, grandparents, and student-athletes from other sports may be able to attend.

The JV game will start at 4:30 and the varsity game will start somewhere around 5:45.

SGMA Report

By Lance Bohnert

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve Martial Arts participated in the Missouri State Tae kwon do Invitational.

Pictured from left to right are: Mr. Lance, Cameron Murphy first in poomsae and sparring, Nate Jokerst first in poomsae and sparring, Jayden Murphy honorable mention in poomsae and sparring and Finn Jokerst third in sparring and honorable mention in poomsae

We had a few injuries before the fights and one during. I told both of the athletes that if you quit and throw in the towel it has one predictable result; nothing will happen. Both athletes stood up and fought back and medaled. Medal count for this weekend was four gold and one bronze. Also, special thanks to assistant coach Jason Church

In two weeks the team travels to Louisville Kentucky to attend a seminar by High Performance coach Joseph Salim from Great Britain. The seminar is hosted by Kentucky taekwondo and fitness.

This week is belt promotions and more goals for October.

September 16, 2013

Warriors Throw Their Way Past Indians

PERRYVILLE -- The Valle Catholic Warriors defeated the St. Vincent Indians 48-0, in their annual game Friday night.

Valle QB Nolan Wood was named the 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game.

Look for a full story and recap in tomorrow's online edition.

SGHS rolls over Maplewood

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Brendan Dallas scored three first half TD's as Ste. Gen rolled over visiting Maplewood Friday night 36-0.

All of the scoring came in the first half and the second half was played under a continuous clock.

The Dragons who improved to 2-1 with the win were stopped on their first three drives of the night but still led 15-0 after the first quarter.

Ste Gen quarterback Matt Drury hit Dallas on a 35-yard TD pass and Clayton Naeger on a 46-yard TD pass.

Drury was an efficient 4 of 5 passing for 108 yards.

The Dragons scored three more TD's before the half.

Dallas rushed for 82 yards. Sophomore Anthony Roe had 60-yards rushing including a 6-yard TD.

The Dragon defense held the Blue Devils to only 14 yards rushing in the first half.

While the Ste. Gen rushing attack was slowed in their loss to cross-town rival Valle the week before the Dragons ran for 191 yards on 43 carries against Maplewood.

The Blue Devils (0-3) managed 126 yards passing with most of the yards coming in the second half.

The win avenged a 30-22 loss at Maplewood last year.

Ste. Gen will travel to Potosi this Friday night. The Trojans (2-1) defeated PHS Friday 27-0. Last year the Dragons beat Potosi 49-33.

Taylor Werner sets new course record at Forest Park

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve High School Cross Country team ran at Forest Park Saturday.

The varsity girls team came in first with 141 points.

Individually:

Taylor Werner came in first and set a new course record at 16:47.

Mia Jerman was eighth (18:34)

Shelby Werner (20:08)

Softball: Ste. Gen places second at Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve came in second in the Potosi Tournament Saturday.

The Hunters won two of three games.

They defeated St. Clair 14-8 and beat Salem 16-5 in five innings.

In the championship game, the Hunters fell to Jefferson R-7 5-1.

Ste. Genevieve plays at St. Vincent today at 4:30.

Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve finishes fourth at North County

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve came in fourth of 12 teams in the North County Tournament.

The Hunters downed Pacific 26-24 and 25-13, click here to see stats

The Hunters then lost to North County 14-25 and 20-25, split with Windsor 25-18 and 21-25, beat the North County junior varsity 25-12 and 25-18, beat De Soto 25-18 and 25-12, lost to Windsor 18-25 and 11-25 and then lost to Arcadia Valley 21-25 and 26-27.

Click here to see the stats from Friday’s lost to Jefferson R-7:

The 7-5-2 Hunters play freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games at De Soto today beginning at 5 p.m.

Volleyball; SGMS 8th graders second in own tourney

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's eighth graders came in second in the 26th annual Ste. Genevieve Middle School Volleyball Tournament.

September 13, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS splits with Jefferson R-7

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve split with Jefferson R-7.

The varsity lost 25-21, 23-25 and 14-25 to fall to 4-2-1.*/

The junior varsity won 25-14 and 25-13.

The Hunters play in the North County Tournament on Saturday.

September 12, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to Jefferson R-7

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle fell to Jefferson R-7 21-25 and 20-25.

The 2-2 Lady Warriors host St. Paul Lutheran Monday.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (6 points, 1 ace)

2. Ally Doza (5 points, 1 ace)

3. Coco Kertz (5 points, 1 ace)

4. Megan Abt (2 points)

5. Micheala Operle (2 points)

6. Courtney Huck (1 point1, 1 ace)

7. Cassandra Moulton (1 point, 1 ace)

 

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (10 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (4 kills)

3. Ally Doza (4 kills)

4. Courtney Huck (2 kills)

5. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

6. Josie Meyer (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 solos, 5 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (1 solo, 4 assists)

3. Courtney Huck (1 solo, 1 assist)

4. Briley Bieser (1 assist)

5. Josie Meyer (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Ally Doza (12 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (12 digs)

3. Megan Abt (8 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (6 digs)

5. Cassandra Moulton (3 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Ally Doza (14 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (12 receptions)

3. Megan Abt (11 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (3 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (8 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (7 assists)

Volleyball: Ste Genevieve wins three over Windsor

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won all three games with Windsor.

The varsity won 19-25, 26-24 and 25-23.

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

The freshmen won 25-6 and 25-14.

The Hunters host Jefferson R-7 at 6 tonight.

Click here for game stats:

Click here for season report:

September 11, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Festus

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle varsity volleyball team won in straight sets last night at Festus, 25-22 and 25-19.

The win improves the Lady Warriors season record to 2-1.

Valle plays at the Jefferson R-7 Lady Jays today.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (6 points)

2. Ally Doza (6 points)

3. Courtney Huck (3 points)

4. Cassandra Moulton (3 points)

5. Micheala Operle (3 points)

6. Sydnie Weiler (1 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (12 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (6 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (4 kills)

4. Josie Meyer (2 kills)

5. Ally Doza (1 kill)

6. Cassandra Moulton (1 kill)

7. Maria Hermann (1 kill)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 assists)

2. Courtney Huck (2 assists)

3. Cassandra Moulton (2 assists)

4. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

5. Ally Doza (1 assist)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (10 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (7 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (6 digs)

4. Ally Doza (5 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (4 digs)

6. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

7. Maria Hermann (2 digs)

8. Emmy Fischer (2 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Ally Doza (14 receptions)

2. Maria Hermann (7 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (7 receptions)

4. Megan Abt (4 receptions)

5. Cassandra Moulton (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (11 assists)

2. Cassandra Moulton (10 assists)

Volleyball: SGMS teams top PCMS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve's 7th graders beat Perry County Middle School 25-11, 18-25 and 25-19, while the 8th graders beat Perry County Middle School 25-18 and 25-11.

Softball: SGHS falls to Potosi

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost at Potosi 7-4.

The Hunters play at Fredericktown Thursday at 4:30.

September 10, 2013

SGHS volleyball stats are released

STE. GENEVIEVE – The stats from Ste. Genevieve’s games in the Notre Dame Volleyballfest have been released.

Click on the selected game for the stats:

Dexter game, St. Pius X game, Cape Central game, Jackson game, St. Vincent game

Season stats

Softball: Ste. Genevieve falls to Festus

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to Festus 4-0.

The Hunters play at Potosi today.

Football: SGHS freshmen top Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve freshmen downed Farmington 35-34.

Football: SGHS JV falls to Valle

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve Junior Varsity lost to Valle 23-6.

Volleyball: SGMS splits games

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve 7th Grade lost to Arcadia Valley in straight sets, 17-25 and 18-25.

The 8th Graders won their game with A-V in three sets 25-21, 21-25 and 25-19.

Cardinals announce process for postseason ticket sales

ST. LOUIS – September 10, 2013 – The Cardinals announced details regarding the process for fans to purchase postseason tickets. Wild Card Game and Division Series tickets will go on sale this Thursday, September 12th. Details for ticket sales for each round are as follows:

Wild Card Game: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12th. Tickets will be available at cardinals.com, via phone at 314-345-9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street. No pre-registration is required to purchase.

Division Series: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12th. Tickets will be available at cardinals.com, via phone at 314-345-9000, and at the Busch Stadium ticket windows on 8th Street. No pre-registration is required to purchase.

N. L. Championship Series: Online Registration for the chance to purchase NLCS tickets begins Friday, September 13th and concludes on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Winners of the random drawing will be notified via e-mail on Friday, September 20, 2013. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 24th. There is a four (4) ticket limit for one (1) NLCS game.

World Series: Online Registration for the chance to purchase World Series tickets begins on Friday, September 13th and concludes on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Winners of the random drawing will be notified via e-mail on Thursday, October 10, 2013, and ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. There is a two (2) ticket limit for one (1) World Series game.

Complete details and rules for the random drawing and purchases are available at cardinals.com/postseason. The exact number of seats available is unknown until the Cardinals receive commitments from Season Ticket Holders and Major League Baseball. Announcements regarding potential Tiebreaker game ticket availability and public purchase will come at a later date.

Emergency first responder & military ticket offer announced

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that the team, in conjunction with Major League Baseball and Bank of America (#troopthanks), is offering all active and retired military, as well as all emergency first responders free tickets to the Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th games vs. Milwaukee to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Active and retired members of the military, as well as emergency first responders may go to cardinals.com/heroes to obtain up to six free tickets to each of the games with the print-at-home option. The offer extends to any active or retired member of the United States Armed Services, as well as any individual who works directly as a first responder (police, firefighter or emergency service personnel), any individual who works for an emergency first responder agency or any individual who has an immediate family member who serves as an emergency first responder or serves in the military.

The military offer is in addition to the club’s daily game policy to provide a free ticket any active member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

"We want to recognize the selfless service of all of our military, police, fire and emergency response workers" said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals. "These men and women put their lives on the line to protect us. We want to thank them for their service, as well as the sacrifice each of their families make on our behalf."

Major League Baseball and all thirty teams will join in observing September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

September 9, 2013

VHS Prevails In Annual Battle

Valle Catholic avenged a regular season loss to their cross-town rival last season with a 36-28 win at Ste. Genevieve Friday night.

It was the 50th meeting between the two teams and the win evened the series at 25-25 between the schools.

"You don't like to lose any game but it wasn't like we gave away the game. They just out played us," said Dragon coach Bob Stolzer.

Valle all-state senior running back Tyler Fallert carried the load for the Warriors with 40 rushes for 237 yards and one TD.

"The big difference in the game was Fallert. We just could not stop him," Stolzer said.

The Warriors also shut down the Dragon's rushing attack. Ste. Gen managed only 50 yards rushing.

"Their quickness on defense caused us problems. We just could not block them because they were quicker than we were," Stolzer said.

With the running game slowed the Dragons relied on senior quarterback Matt Drury who had a career night completing 19 of 30 for 331 yards and 2 scores. He had no interceptions.

Two dragon receivers went over 100 yards in the game. Clayton Naeger caught 5 for 128 yards and Anthony Roe had 5 receptions for 127 yards and two TD's.

It was a back and forth game to the delight of a large crowd.

Drury opened the scoring with a 58-yard TD pass to Roe as Ste. Gen took the lead 7-0 with 9:48 in the first quarter.

Valle answered at the 8:08 mark when Nolan Wood connected with Justin Roth on a 48-yard TD play and it was 7-7.

A fumble by the Dragons at their own 24 set up the Warriors next score.

Wood finished off the drive with a one-yard run and it was 14-7 Valle with 5:06 in the first.

An 89-yard return to the Valle 5 was called back by a holding penalty but the Dragon's tied the game at 14-14 with 9:53 in the second when Roe caught a 45-yard TD pass.

Valle was in position to take a lead at half-time but a 25-yard field goal as time expired was missed.

Ste. Gen took the lead in the third quarter when Brandon LaRose on a fourth and sixteen broke an end-around for a 26-yard score. It was 21-14 with 9:38 on the clock.

Fallert ran in from 6 yards out to tie the game at 21-21 with 5:04 in the third.

The Warriors went up 28-21 with 1:37 left in the period on a TD pass to Jared Davis.

Valle increased their lead to 34-21 in the fourth after Wood scored on a 26-yard run. The Warrior's Conner Basler converted a two-point conversion pass on what appeared to be a bad snap on the extra point kick attempt to give Valle a 36-21 cushion.

Ste Gen answered again. A 57-yard pass to Naeger set up a one-yard TD run by Roe with 9:13 to play and it was 36-28.

Neither team found the end zone in the remaining minutes.

Wood was 5 of 12 thru the air for 131 yards. His favorite target was Roth who caught 3 for 94 yards and one score.

Valle finished with 439 yards of offense.

The Dragons had 381 with all but 50 coming thru the air.

"If we played Valle ten times we might go 5 and 5," Stolzer said.

Player of the game honors went to Fallert for Valle and Drury for the Dragons.

Matt Drury of SGHS receives his 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game award from Friday night's action. The award is sponsored by Rich McClure (not pictured), owner of McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Tyler Fallert of VHS receives his 'Nationwide Is On Your Side' player of the game award from Friday night's action. The award is sponsored by Rich McClure (right), owner of McClure Insurance Agency, LLC.

Ste Gen (1-1) will prepare for a visit this Friday from Maplewood.

"A lot of their best players have graduated but they have some young players who are very athletic," Stolzer said.

Last year the Dragons won 36-22.

Maplewood (0-2) lost Friday night to Brentwood 42-22 and fell to Country Day in their season opener 39-12.

The Warriors (2-0) will travel to Perryville to meet another rival this Friday when they line up against St. Vincent.

The Indians (1-1) lost their season opener 12-8 to Sumner but won on the road Friday beating Scott City 25-14.

Valle won the matchup last year 36-7.

The Valle at St. Vincent game will be broadcast at 7:00 pm on KBDZ 931 FM and kbdz931.com.

Softball: SGHS is 2-2 at Notre Dame Softballfest

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Gen softball team split their two games in the Notre Dame Tournament both Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the Hunters lost to Naylor 8-6 and beat the Notre Dame JV, 11-10 in eight innings.

On Saturday, Ste. Genevieve defeated Saxony Lutheran 4-3 and then lost to De Soto 16-1.

Valleyball: SGHS wins silver at Notre Dame Volleyballfest

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won the silver bracket of the Notre Dame Volleyballfest Saturday in Cape Girardeau.

The Hunters split with St. Pius 18-25 and 25-23 and then lost to Dexter 24-26 and 13-25 in pool play Saturday.

They then defeated St. Vincent 25-16, 25-23 and downed Jackson 25-20, 24-26 and 25-17 to win the silver bracket and improve to 4-1-1 on the young season.

Ste. Genevieve plays at Windsor Wednesday.

September 6, 2013

Volleyball: Valle tops Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Valle Catholic Lady Warriors defeated Park Hills in three sets Thursday night at home: 25-14, 17-25, 25-19

Season Record to Date: 1 win, 1 loss

MAAA Conference Record: --

Next Opponent: Festus Lady Tigers at Festus on September 10.

Scoring Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (11 points, 2 aces)

2. Courtney Huck (10 points, 2 aces)

3. Sydnie Weiler (8 points, 1 ace)

4. Ally Doza (6 points)

5. Micheala Operle (3 points)

6. Megan Abt (2 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (8 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (5 kills)

3. Josie Meyer (3 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

5. Ally Doza (2 kills)

6. Courtney Huck (2 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (3 solos, 4 assist)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 solos, 4 assists)

3. Cassandra Moulton (4 assists)

3. Josie Meyer (3 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Michaela Operle (18 digs)

2. Megan Abt (16 digs)

3. Ally Doza (13 digs)

4. Sydnie Weiler (6 digs)

5. Cassandra Moulton (5 digs)

6. Courtney Huck (3 digs)

7. Mackenzie Wipfler (3 digs)

8. Maria Herman (3 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (23 receptions)

2. Michaela Operle (12 receptions)

3. Ally Doza (5 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

5. Maria Hermann (3 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (10 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (10 assists)

Softball: SGHS falls to North County

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve fell to North County 9-6 Thursday.

The Hunters begin play in the Notre Dame Tournament today.

Ste. Gen faces Naylor at 4:30 and a team to be determined at 6 p.m.

More games are planned for Saturday.

Freshmen football: SGHS tops Windsor

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve 53, Windsor 6.

Allen Craig suffers mid-foot sprain

ST. LOUIS –St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig was diagnosed with a mid-left foot sprain earlier today after having undergone repeat x-ray and MRI exam.

Craig’s evaluation, performed by Dr. John Nadaud, a Foot and Ankle Specialist from Mercy Hospital, determined that Craig has a mid-foot sprain and that no fracture is present.

Craig will wear a walking boot for protection and will be re-evaluated early next week by Dr. Nadaud and the Cardinals medical staff.

September 5, 2013

Volleyball: Valle falls to St. Pius

STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle lost in straight sets at St. Pius last night in their season opening contest.

Varsity Scores: 18-25, 22-25

Season Record to Date: 0 wins, 1 loss

MAAA Conference Record: --

Scoring Leaders:

1. Sydnie Weiler (5 points, 1 ace)

2. Ally Doza (4 points, 1 ace)

3. Cassandra Moulton (4 points)

4. Michaela Operle (3 points)

Attack Leaders:

1. Mackenzie Wipfler (7 kills)

2. Michaela Operle (2 kills)

3. Courtney Huck (2 kills)

4. Cassandra Moulton (2 kills)

Blocking Leaders:

1. Courtney Huck (2 solos, 1 assist)

2. Mackenzie Wipfler (1 solo, 1 assist)

3. Josie Meyer (2 assists)

Digging Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (9 digs)

2. Michaela Operle (8 digs)

3. Sydnie Weiler (7 digs)

4. Ally Doza (7 digs)

5. Courtney Huck (5 digs)

6. Cassandra Moulton (3 digs)

Serve Receive Leaders:

1. Megan Abt (13 receptions)

2. Ally Doza (8 receptions)

3. Michaela Operle (6 receptions)

4. Cassandra Moulton (4 receptions)

5. Coco Kertz (3 receptions)

6. Sydnie Weiler (2 receptions)

Assist Leaders:

1. Cassandra Moulton (5 assists)

2. Sydnie Weiler (4 assists)

Freshmen Volleyball: Ste. Genevieve tops Jackson

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve freshmen volleyball team defeated Jackson in straight sets 25-17 and 25-9.

The stats from an earlier varsity game with St. Pius have been released.

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September 4, 2013

Volleyball: SGHS wins twice at Crystal City

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won at Crystal City twice last night.

The varsity won 25-13 and 25-19 and the junior varsity won 25-10 and 25-13.

The Hunters play Cape Central at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the Notre Dame Tournament.

JV Football: SGHS falls to Jackson

STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve lost to Jackson 18-14 Tuesday.

Softball: SGHS loses twice to Farmington

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost twice at Farmington Tuesday.

The varsity lost 7-0. The junior varsity lost 12-3.

The Hunters host North County Thursday.

September 3, 2013

Valle tops visiting Father Tolton

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic opened their season with an impressive 56-0 win over Father Tolton High from Columbia Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

The Warriors got 4 first half touchdowns from all-state running back Tyler Fallert. Fallert who rushed for over 3,000 yards in 2012 played only the first half gaining 155 yards on just 9 carries.

Conner Basler's 91 yard return of the opening kickoff set up an 8-yard TD run by Justin Roth and Valle led 7-0 just 19 seconds into the contest.

Valle needed only 3 plays on their second possession to make it 13-0 as Fallert ran in from 43 yards out with 8:36 in the first.

The Warriors went up 20-0 as time expired in the first quarter on a 24-yard TD pass from Nolan Wood to Basler.

Fallert's second TD, a 12-yard run, capped off a 6 play drive with 10:17 in the half as Valle led 27-0.

Wood scored on a 3-yard TD run with 7:27 in the half as Valle led 34-0.

Fallert scored on TD runs of 4 and 26 yards before taking a seat with the other starters before the end of the half.

Nick Oberle's 67-yard interception return for a TD with 3:52 left in the game made the final score 56-0.

Wood was 6 of 12 for 106 yards and a TD in his first half of work.

There was a large crowd for the game as Valle opened their new locker room, concession stand and press box facilities and turned on their new lighting system at Father John Dempsey field.

The Warriors (1-0) who will be seeking their fifth straight trip to the state championship game will play across town at Ste. Gen High this Friday night.

The Dragons handed Valle one of their three losses last season.

Ste. Gen (1-0) opened their season at Dexter Friday winning 42-7.

While Valle was ranked #2 in the class one pre-season poll, the Dragons were ranked #3 in the class three poll.

The 7:00 pm game Friday will be broadcast live on KBDZ 931 FM and online at kbdz931.com.

Ste. Genevieve tops Dexter

DEXTER --The Ste. Genevieve Dragons used a ferocious front line on both sides of the ball Friday, as they dominated Dexter, 42-7 in a Friday game at Bland Stadium.

"We have a super-balance at running back this year," said offensive guru Bob Weiler. "Coupled with a fine offensive line, that's going to give a lot of teams some grief."

Senior Brendan Dallas and sophomore Anthony Roe provided the ground attack, combining for nearly 315 of the Dragons' 440 yards. Roe, the "Nationwide Is On Your Side" player of the game, was hitting holes particularly hard....but when the holes were mack-truck sized, it made things easier.

Michelle Hoog and Rich McClure present Anthony Roe with the "Nationwide Is On Your Side" player of the game award, sponsored by McClure Insurance Agency.

"I like to dwell on the negative sometimes a little too much, because it help us to learn," according to head coach Bob Stolzer. "But, I also give praise, and there was a lot to praise tonight."

By the time the Dragons reached the end of the first 12 minutes, they were already up by two touchdowns, and led at the half 35-7.

Senior QB Matt Drury had a couple fumbles on bad exchanges, but was solid overall, throwing for 99 yards and two touchdowns. He was 10 for 13 on the night in the air. Senior George Steagall was a recipient of a Drury TD pass in the first quarter.

Bearcats first-year head coach Justin Peden was hoping for a better showing.

"Sure, I'm really disappointed," he said. We have worked SO hard on this new offense. I knew we would have growing pains. I'll continue to lean hard on my seniors, and keep working hard. Hopefully, we'll start to have better focus."

Both teams showed signs of the stifling humidity that blanketed the area, with several players on sidelines recovering from cramping. But, the deeper Dragon bench was a plus in that regard. "Yeah, opening night, with the cramping and such was expected here and there...it sure was nice to get some of our guys out of there to help recover. I think we did a nice job at keeping a flow," according to Stolzer.

It's now that time of year.....the Dragons hosting the Valle Catholic Warriors in the yearly Old Settlement game. The overall record in these games is a not-so-surprising 25-24 for the Dragons, who won it last year by 19 points. Valle crushed Tolton Catholic in their opener, scoring 55 points. The game will be broadcast on KBDZ, 93.1 FM and at kbdz931.com.

DRAGONS.....................13 22 7 0 — 42

Dexter..............................0 7 0 0 — 7

1st quarter

SG — Brendan Dallas 33 run (Clayton Naeger kick), 7:54

SG — George Steagall 12 pass from Matt Drury (kick failed), :50

2nd quarter

D — Jon Foels 1 run (Makayla Waldner kick), 8:53

SG — Anthony Roe 22 run (Drury 2-pt run), 6:53

SG — Dallas 22 run (Naeger kick), 3:57

SG — Roe 36 pass from Drury (Naeger kick), :22

3rd quarter

SG — Roe 2 run (Naeger kick), 4:35

4th Quarter - no scoring

Individual statistics

RUSHING — SG: Brendan Dallas 13-188, Anthony Roe 12-124, Matt Drury 7-27, Luke Gettinger 2-10, Joe Allen 1-1.

PASSING — SG: Matt Drury 10-13-0-99.

RECEIVING — SG: Anthony Roe 2-40, Clayton Naeger 4-19, Joe Allen 1-10, Brendan Dallas 1-9, Tate Meyer 1-7, George Steagall 1-12.

Cross Country: Former SGHS teammates are now competitors

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Two young men who graduated this spring from Ste. Genevieve High School are now on separate college teams and competed against each other in their first college cross country meet at Forest Park in St. Louis this morning.

Josh Daugette (left) and Jacob Pinkley

However they apparently stuck together in the race as Jacob Pinkley came in 55th, running for the Missouri Baptist University of St. Louis and Joshua Daugette came in 56th running for Benedictine University of Springfield.

The meet was hosted by Washington University.

 

August 30, 2013

Emily Huelskamp earns world rowing championship

From the U.S. Rowing website

CHUNGJU, South Korea – When they crossed the finish line, the women in the United States four did the unexpected for a crew that had just won a world championship.

Emily Huelskamp is on the far right in this photo.

They sat still. There was no arm waving, no big celebration.

There were just four tired women, who had rowed as hard as they possibly could, had come from behind and taken control by halfway down the course, and then just kept pushing until they crossed the line in first, bringing the first gold to the U.S. at the 2013 World Rowing Championships.

"It was hard," said Olivia Coffey (Watkins Glen, N.Y.), when the crew of Felice Mueller (Cleveland, Ohio), Tessa Gobbo (Chesterfield, N.H.), Coffey and Emily Huelskamp (Sainte Genevieve, Mo.) made it to the pre-ceremony mix area and were handed cold water and ice packs.

"It probably wasn’t as clean as we wanted it to be, but we just focused on pulling hard and that’s what mattered in the end," she said. "I’m really tired. It hasn’t hit me yet."

The medal was the first of three won by the U.S. on Friday. The lightweight women’s quadruple sculls won silver and the lightweight men’s eight took bronze.

Racing Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea and Italy, the U.S. women’s four fell behind Canada and Australia and rowed in third out of the first quarter, as the two other crews tried to take the race away from them. It was not like in the preliminary race, when they took the lead early and dominated.

This time, they had to fight through Canada and Australia. But it was what they had planned on, what they expected to happen, and they were ready.

"You never want to be behind. But we talked a lot about the Canadian team going out fast in the first 500, first 750, trying to get a lead," said women’s four coach Rob Weber. "I didn’t expect it to be the same way it was on Tuesday, and I don’t think they panicked. I think they did a really good job of keeping their poise and they kept driving and driving and pulled it out. It went pretty much the way we expected."

It was one of the highlights of a day that saw the U.S. add to the Para-Rowing bronze won Wednesday in the trunk, arms and legs mixed double sculls and two other boats advance to the Sunday finals.

The lightweight men’s four sprinted past the Italians in the final few hundred meters and got to the final for the first time since 2000.

Behind them, women’s single sculler Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) rowed steadily out of fourth place and into third in a grouping that included London double medalist, Kim Crow of Australia, and New Zealand’s top female sculler, Emma Twigg.

Logan, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the women’s eight, finished third and moved on to the final in her first year in the event.

For the women’s four, it was also a year for a first. The event is the only development boat available to women at the international level. It was dropped for a lack of entries following the 2011 world championships. The U.S. won that race as well, and it appeared they would go into the record books as the last champions in the event.

But it was reinstated for this year and Mueller, Gobbo, Coffey and Huelskamp defended the title.

"I’m just so excited," said Gobbo. "I can’t think of a better way to start pretty much all of our senior national team careers. I’m just glad they didn’t get rid of the four and that I had this opportunity."

Like the rest, Huelskamp was still soaking in the moment, while she waited for the medal presentations.

"It’s yet to set in," she said. "But I think it’s really exciting. I couldn’t do it without those three behind me and when I get to celebrate it with everybody else, maybe it will set in more."

"I tried not to look around because Liv made some great calls and I just trust her," Huelskamp said, recalling how the race unfolded. "But from time to time, I glanced over and I thought, we’ve got this. We’ve got this physically. We’ve got this mentally. We’re good to go.

"I think the first part was a little rocky," she said. "But we knew our plan and knew that if we stayed relaxed, it would come, and that’s what happened."

Next to the podium was the lightweight women’s quad crew of Hillary Saeger (Dedham, Mass.), Nancy Miles (Bainbridge Island, Wash.), Helen Tompkins (Friendswood, Texas) and Rachel Stortvedt (Long Beach, Calif.).

Coming off a win in the heat, the U.S. was favored to win a medal. What color was the big question. They did not disappoint and jumped right into a fight with The Netherlands and Italy. The three crews exchanged the lead throughout the race and when it was sorted out, The Netherlands was in first, the U.S. was in second and Italy was in third.

It is Saeger’s third time to the podium in the event, having won bronze twice before – the first in 2009, the second in 2011.

"Moving up on the podium – that was awesome," Saeger said. "There was so much power in the boat. You could feel it all the way down. The level of competition keeps getting harder every year, and we just keep coming at it. A silver medal for the first time. Finally," she said.

Miles, who is new to the senior team, said she never looked where they were on the course and just listened to Saeger call the race.

"I never realized we were down, ever. I trust Hillary completely. This is very much a team effort. We didn’t have a lot of time to come together until here," she said. "Trials was the first race. Here, we came off the heat and Hillary called a superb race. We’ve really grown a lot during this regatta."

The lightweight men’s eight of coxswain Michael Hwang (Seattle, Wash.), Sean Gibel (Atlanta, Ga.), Peter Gibson (Belmont, Mass.), Josh Getz (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Dorian Weber (Henley-on-Thames, UK), Brendan Mulvey (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Tobin McGee (Rye, N.Y.), Bryan Pape (Simsbury, Conn.) and David Morgenstern (Simsbury, Conn.) concluded the medal haul for the U.S., finishing third behind Italy and Australia.

"Assembling the boat this summer, getting us here was a long, long journey with a lot of bumps and hiccups along the way," said Hwang. "It’s not the result we were looking for. I thought we had a little bit more speed to show, but it’s great to be here representing the United States."

Also rowing in a medal race was the men’s pair with coxswain crew of Stephen Young (Tampa, Fla.), Matt Wheeler (Eugene, Ore.) and Rob Munn (Redmond, Wash.), who faced Germany, France and Italy.

The U.S. trailed for much of the race, challenged for third in the last five hundred meters, but fell back and finished fourth. Italy won gold. Germany was second and France was third.

In semifinal racing, 13 was the lucky number for the United States.

That’s how long it has been since a lightweight men’s four got into the finals. It happened again Friday, when the crew of Robin Prendes (Miami, Fla.), Anthony Fahden (Lafayette, Calif.), Robert Duff (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and Will Daly (Vail, Colo.) rowed past Italy in the sprint and crossed third to advance to the Sunday final.

After a sluggish start, the U.S. rowed from fifth place into fourth going into the last 500 meters, and had Italy within sight as they neared the finish line. Jumping the rate up and driving, the U.S. rowed past Italy and crossed in third in 6:10.32.

Denmark was first in 6:06.91 and France was second in 6:09.31. They will be joined in the final by Great Britain (6:08.18), New Zealand (6:08.81) and South Africa (6:09.74.).

"I’ve never made an A final in the four, so this is really exciting," said Beijing Olympian Will Daly, the boat veteran who has rowed in the event four times starting in Beijing. "I don’t think a lot of guys, even the guys I started rowing with, have made an A final in a long time, so this is hugely rewarding."

Daly left the four in 2012 and attempted to make the London Olympic team in the lightweight men’s double sculls with Andrew Campbell, Jr. They won U.S. trials but finished third at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, and did not get the boat through to the Olympic schedule for the U.S.

"I made a decision to come back this year and go back to the four," he said. "And this makes everything worth it, because I knew we had a good group of guys who were really special."

Next it was Logan’s turn. Rowing the women’s single sculls for the first time in her career, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in the women’s eight rowed out of fourth place into third following Australia’s Kim Crow and New Zealand’s Emma Twigg.

Crow, who won silver in the double sculls and bronze in the single in London, led and Twigg was behind her, followed by Logan. All three separated from the rest of the field and finished in that order.

Crow won in 7:42.82. Twigg was second in 7:47.63 and Logan was third in 7:54.15.

In the men’s double sculls, John Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Benjamin Dann (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) finished sixth in their semifinal and now row in the B final Sunday.

The women’s double sculls crew of Ellen Tomek (Flushing, Mich.) and Meghan O’Leary (Baton Rouge, La.) also did not advance from the semifinals, finishing fourth. They row in the B final Sunday.

In B finals racing on Friday, the U.S. had three crews in competition including the lightweight men’s and women single sculls, lightweight men’s pair and lightweight men’s quadruple sculls.

Lightweight men’s single sculler, Andrew Campbell, Jr. (New Canaan, Conn.) was edged from the A final Thursday and came back Friday to win his B final race, finishing seventh overall.

Lightweight women’s single sculler, Michelle Sechser (Folsom, Calif.) followed and also won her race, finishing seventh overall.

The lightweight men’s quad crew of Andrew Quinn (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.), Colin Ethridge (Laytonsville, Md.), Dave Smith (Seattle, Wash.) and Shane Madden (Ambler, Penn.) wrapped up B finals racing for the U.S. They won their race and finished seventh overall.

The U.S. had three crews in C finals Friday including the men’s pair, men’s single sculls and men’s quadruple sculls.

The men’s pair crew of Alex Karwoski (Hollis, N.H.) and Michael DiSanto (Boston, Mass.) finished second in their race for an overall 14th place in the event.

In the men’s quadruple sculls, the crew of Derek Johnson (Hillsborough, Calif.), Hans Struzyna (Kirkland, Wash.), Andrew Gallagher (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Ryan Shelton (Wrightwood, Calif.) won their race and finished 13th overall.

Men’s single sculler Stephen Whelpley (Moquon, Wis.) also won his race and finished 13th overall.

Racing continues Saturday at 1:30 p.m. local time (+13 hours EST). A complete schedule and results are available at www.worldrowing.com.

Softball: SGHS falls to Park Hills

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to visiting Park Hills 7-4.

The Hunters play at Farmington Tuesday at 4:30.

SGHS grads meet again, at cross country meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Two young men who graduated this spring from Ste. Genevieve High School will be competing against each other in their first college cross country meet at Forest Park in St. Louis Saturday August 31, 2013.

Joshua Daugette will be running for Benedictine University of Springfield, Illinois and Jacob Pinkley will be running for Missouri Baptist University of St. Louis

The meet is hosted by Washington University.

The meet begins at 7:45 a.m.

August 29, 2013

Softball: SGHS falls to Fredericktown

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve lost to visiting Fredericktown 9-2.

The Hunters host Park Hills at 4:30 Friday.

August 28, 2013

Valle No. 2, Ste. Gen No. 3 in state preseason poll

JEFFERSON CITY – Valle has been ranked No. 2 in Class 1 and Ste. Genevieve No. 3 in Class 3 in the 2013 MoSports Football Preseason State Rankings.

The Warriors finished 12-3 last season and will open Friday night at home against Father Tolton Catholic.

The Dragons finished 10-2 last season will open Friday night at Dexter. That game will be broadcast live on B-93one FM.

Class 1

1 Hamilton (15-0)

2 Valle Catholic (12-3)

3 Westran (10-2)

4 Tipton (13-1)

5 South Shelby (9-3)

6 Cass Midway (9-3)

7 Marceline Tigers (7-4)

8 South Harrison (9-2)

9 Drexel (9-2)

10 Salisbury (12-2)

Class 2

1 Lamar (13-2)

2 Mountain View Liberty (12-1)

3 Caruthersville (10-3)

4 Strafford (10-1)

5 Lathrop (11-2)

6 Bishop LeBlond (7-5)

7 Mountain Grove (12-1)

8 Blair Oaks (13-2)

9 South Callaway (10-2)

10 Maplewood (10-3)

Class 3

1 Maryville (15-0)

2 Oak Grove (11-1)

3 Ste. Genevieve (10-2)

4 Duchesne (8-5)

5 California (10-2)

6 Centralia (10-2)

7 Cassville (11-1)

8 John Burroughs (13-1)

9 Center (10-3)

10 Hogan Prep (10-1)

Class 4

1 Webb City (15-0)

2 Helias (10-5)

3 Harrisonville (11-3)

4 Hannibal (10-2)

5 Clayton (9-4)

6 Platte County (10-3)

7 Smithville (8-4)

8 Sikeston (9-2)

9 Sullivan (12-1)

10 Raytown South (6-5)

Class 5

1 Kirkwood (13-0)

2 Lee's Summit West (11-1)

3 Webster Groves (8-3)

4 Ft. Osage (12-2)

5 Parkway Central (11-2)

6 Park Hill South(7-5)

7 Jackson (7-3)

8 Camdenton (8-4)

9 Lebanon (9-2)

10 Ozark (11-2)

Class 6

1 Blue Springs (13-1)

2 Rockhurst (9-3)

3 CBC (11-1)

4 Desmet (9-4)

5 Francis Howell (12-2)

6 Rock Bridge (7-4)

7 Blue Springs South (5-5)

8 Hickman (9-2)

9 Hazelwood Central (8-3)

10 Jefferson City (7-4)

Paige Schmelzle begins college volleyball career

UNION -- East Central College in Union has seven freshmen on its young volleyball team and one of them is from Ste. Genevieve.

Paige Schmelzle is expected to share time at the outside hitter spot.

East Central opened its season with four games at the Johnson County Invitational in Overland Park, Kansas last Friday and Saturday.

August 26, 2013

Finals of 2013 State Horseshoe Tournament

JACKSON – The finals of the 2013 State Horseshoe Tournament have been released.

Ladies "A" Class

1st Place Cori Stoverink & Carolyn Schreckenberg – Leopold #5898

2nd Place Jennifer Gegg & Michelle Basler – Ste. Genevieve #1037

3rd Place Nicky Politte & Sandra Belew – DeSoto #1185

4th Place Sally LeGrand & Doris Stubenrauch – Scott City #6420

Ladies "B" Class

1st Place Melissa Lincoln & Heather Jansen – Leopold #5898

2nd Place Shelly Navatto & Laura Alterson – St. Paul #6415

3rd Place Carol Glastetter & Sherri DeBrock – Oran #4311

4th Place Lori Fohey & Lisa Willett – Hannibal #907

Ladies "C" Class

1st Place Linda Heckman & Jane Forck – Taos #6430

2nd Place Barb Vomund & Kim Sachs – St. Paul #6415

3rd Place Donna Hellebusch & Sandy Obermark – Dutzow #1927

4th Place Denise Love & Dee Merseal – Desoto #1185

Ladies "D" Class

1st Place Elaine Forck & Christy Buschjost – Taos #6430

2nd Place Paula Eichhorn & Kayla Gettinger – Ste. Genevieve #1037

3rd Place Cassandra Coleman & Kristina Lambert – DeSoto #1185

4th Place Stephanie Schwoeppe & Michelle Mueller – Dutzow #1927

Senior Mens Class

1st Place Edward Pashia & Ronald LeGrand – Old Mines/Dexter

#5936 / #6515

2nd Place Orville Elfrink & Gary Buehler – St. Charles #823

3rd Place Kenn Obermark & Everet Marquart – Washington #1121

4th Place Joe Scharenborg & Joe Pete Schreckenberg – Leopold #5898

 

Mens "A" Class

1st Place Mel Bruemmer & Jim Bruemmer – Jeff City Helias #1054

2nd Place Blake Stromberg & Jeff Jokerst – Ste. Genevieve #1037

3rd Place Glen Rollhaus & Charles Giesler – Ste. Genevieve #1037

4th Place Jeff DeClue & Kevin Boyer – DeSoto #1185

Mens "B" Class

1st Place Floyd Sansoucie & Lloyd Boyer III – DeSoto #1185

2nd Place Michael Basler & Cliff Vishino – Bloomsdale #1848

3rd Place John Vandeven & Bart Vandeven – Leopold #5898

4th Place Matt Kertz & Tony Kertz – Bloomsdale #1848

Mens "C" Class

1st Place Jim Burnett & Bob Burnett – Jackson #6405

2nd Place Joe (PUP) Forck & Ken Forck – Taos #6430

3rd Place Jeff Steinhoff & Dan Westhues – St. Charles #823

4th Place John Schweigert & Matt Schweigert – Bloomsdale #1848

Mens "D" Class

1st Place Al Derhake & Dave Becher – St. Charles #823

2nd Place Josh Portell & Ed Politte – Old Mines #5936

3rd Place Timmy Harmon & Ken Merseal – DeSoto #1185

4th Place Jeff Lappe & Kevin Lappe – Cape Girardeau #1111

Mens "E" Class

1st Place Harold Wolken & Brian Bruemmer – Wardsville/Osage Bend #8399

2nd Place Randall Heggemann & Jerome Kleekamp – Dutzow #1927

3rd Place Rod Basler & Greg Gettinger – Ste. Genevieve #1037

4th Place Darren Politte & Donnie Luther – Desoto #1185

Mens "F" Class

1st Place Richard Molitor Jr. & Chris Molitor – New Melle #11656

2nd Place Kerry O’Brien & Phillip LaBarge – Cottleville #7198

3rd Place Ron Pringer & Jason Buschjost – Wardsville/Osage Bend #8399

4th Place Scott Politte & Ron Politte – DeSoto #1185

Mens "G" Class

1st Place Kevin Viox & Brad Boyer – Bloomsdale #1848

2nd Place Dennis Vomund & Dennis Bange – St. Paul #6415

3rd Place Steve Ressel & Pat Seyer – Oran #4311

4th Place Kevin Meyer & Glen Carron – Ste. Genevieve #1037

Mens "H" Class

1st Place Jordan Kincad & Joey DeGonia – Old Mines #5936

2nd Place Toby Zoelner & Nathan Hudson – Perryville #1263

3rd Place Mark Ringwald & Daniel Prince – Ste. Genvieve #1037

4th Place Nathan Adams & Josh Adams – Cape Girardeau #1111

Kid’s Olympic Fitness

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve County Community Center is offering a four week "Olympic Fitness" class just for kids (ages 5-12)!

You are never too young to start a healthy lifestyle and learn new skills! Variety is the key to success in this always fun kid's fitness class.

Lance Bohnert, our sport taekwondo coach, will help your child have a great time while exercising through a variety of activities ranging from speed, agility and pace, all while gaining confidence!

The class will be held every Saturday, September 14th through October 5th from 10:00-10:45am. Fee is $20/Members, $25/NonMembers. Call 573.883.5244 with questions or to register.

Self Defense Seminar

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Don’t Be Afraid, Be Prepared.

This interactive empowerment class & discussion on September 21st from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will cover a variety of useful and powerful techniques including kicks, strikes, defense from grabs, defense from weapons and defense from ground attacks.

You can expect to increase your awareness, learn new skills to use your natural instincts to protect and defend yourself and Unleash Your Dragon! The seminar is offered by Black Dragon Martial Arts.

Give yourself the advantage by taking part in this Self Defense Seminar! Any age and any gender is welcome. Sign up at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, or call 573.883.5244 with questions. Fee is $20/Members, $25 Nonmembers.

August 22, 2013

SGMA announces summer belt promotions

Promoted were: (back row, from left), Zack Welker 1st blue, Cameron Murphy 2nd orange, Kyle Linderer 1st orange, Megan Linderer 1st orange, Brittany Boekemier 1st orange, 2nd row, Angeline Welker 1st blue, Jaden Murphy 1st blue, Nate Jokerst 2nd green, Brenden Evans 2nd orange, bottom row, Matt Spangler 1st orange, Hawk Jokerst 1st orange, Finn Jokerst 2nd orange, Daniel Smith 1st orange, not pictured Mendi Church- brown belt

SGMA students perform at SIU

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Students from SGMA competed in the Southern Illinois mudo classic in Carbondale.

Cameron Murphy 1st in sparring 2nd in forms, Nate Jokerst 3rd in sparring 1st in forms

Mike Shannon is recovering after heart surgery

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon is recovering comfortably this week after undergoing a successful surgical procedure Monday to replace his aortic valve.

The surgery, which had been planned for some time, was a complete success. Shannon is expected to make a full recovery. Shannon said through his family that he is doing well and expects to return to the broadcast booth before the end of the regular season.

"I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, heartfelt well-wishes and kind words. It means a lot to me," Mike Shannon said, "I’m looking forward to getting back in the booth and back to the game I love."

A rotation of Cardinals announcers will be sitting for Mike as he recovers. Al Hrabosky, Rick Horton and Mike Claiborne will be joining John Rooney in the radio booth through September 23rd when Mike plans to return to the booth. A full schedule is included below.

Shannon has manned the Cardinals broadcast booth since 1972. Throughout his tenure as the Voice of the Cardinals, Shannon has also made appearances for the Cardinals television broadcasts, including as a pre-game analyst for Fox Sports Midwest.

A St. Louis native, Shannon played for the Cardinals from 1962 to 1970, a span that included two World Championships (’64 and ’67) and a National League pennant in 1968. In 1999, Shannon was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his on air career as well as his contributions on the field during his career as a player. In May 2013, Mike was named the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s 26th Missouri Sports Legend in Springfield, Missouri.

August 19, 2013

Valle holds Volleyball Camp

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Valle Catholic High School hosted a four-day summer volleyball camp for girls in grades five through eight who attend grade schools in the area.

Ffty-nine girls attended the camp, which was held July 25, 26, 29, and 30.

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 Stoll, 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: Sydni Basler, Riley Wolk

Second row: Tess Beyatte, Molly Fischer, Drue Lalumandier, Taylor Siebert, Kaydi Heil

Standing: Clare McDowell, Autumn Naeger,, Emma Nickelson, Macy Barley, Hannah Viox

7th Grade Participants

Front: Olivia Grein

Second row: Kayla Steiger, April Flieg, Ericka Loida,

Standing: Isabella Zerwig, Grace Eftink, Lainey Bauman, Hannah Wood, Macy Kertz

6th Grade Participants

Front row: Mary Keeley, Whitley Gegg, Mallory Weiler, Megan Schweigert, Jaida Greminger, Ellie Gatzemeyer

Second row: Lauren Staab, Mabry Basler, Maria Cabral, Emily Grither, Taylor Zerwig, Kylie Samples, Brooke Viox,

Standing: Abbie Heller, Reann Nickelson, Kayleen Warren, Madelyn Flieg, Breelyn Vessel, Olivia Meyer, Erin Mueller, Rachel Basler

Absent from Photo: Alyssa Huber, Rachel Loida

5th Grade Participants

Front row: Alexia VanElzen, Maci Reynolds, Rachel Valle

Second row: Eva Oberle, Bryna Blum, Molly Bahr, Mary Roth, Nicole Valle

Standing: Macy Shuh, Delaney MacMillan, Riley Jo Siebert, Lindsey Naeger, Cora Friedman, Claire Parmer, Briana Watts

Local results from state K of C Horseshoe Tourney

JACKSON – Here are some of the local results from the Knights of Columbus Horseshoe Tournament held in Jackson this weekend.

Jeff Jokerst and Blake Stomberg took 2nd in A class.

Matt and Tony Kertz took fourth place in D class.

Rodney Basler and Greg Gettinger came in third in E class.

John Schweigert and Matt Schweigert took 4th place in B class.

Paula Eichhorn and Kayla Gettinger took 2nd in Class D

Charlie Giesler and Glen Rollhaus 3rd place class A

Jennifer Giesler Gegg and Michelle Gegg Basler 2nd place

Jour de Fete 5K results are released

STE. GENEVIEVE – The results of the 2013 Jour de Fete have been released.

Click here to view the results:

August 15, 2013

Cardinals activate Molina, Robinson

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated All-Star catcher Yadier Molina (right knee sprain) and outfielder Shane Robinson (right shoulder strain) from the 15-day disabled list for this afternoon’s series finale with Pittsburgh.

The team also announced that catcher Tony Cruz (stress fracture of left forearm) has been placed on the 15-day D.L. and that infielder Jermaine Curtis was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following last night’s game.

Molina is currently ranked 2nd in the National League in batting (.330), including a .383 mark with runners in scoring position. Robinson, who appeared in three games for Springfield (AA) during an injury rehabilitation assignment last week, was batting .263 in 65 games at the time of his injury. Both Molina and Robinson were placed on the disabled list July 31.

Cruz started at catcher in 11 of the team’s 14 games during Molina’s absence and is batting .212 with one homer and 11 RBI in his 41 games played this season.

August 13, 2013

Cardinals recall infielder Jermaine Curtis

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Jermaine Curtis from Memphis (AAA) for tonight’s series opener against Pittsburgh. Curtis will take the vacated spot on the team’s 25-active roster created when right-handed pitcher Michal Blazek was optioned to Memphis following Sunday’s game.

Curtis, 26, was batting .259 (79-for-305) in 96 games for Memphis this season, hitting four home runs with 42 RBI. The right-handed hitting rookie appeared in three games for the Cardinals (0-for-2) earlier this season following his purchase from Memphis on April 26.

Curtis was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008 (5th round) out of UCLA. He led the Texas League (AA) in on-base pct. (.416) last season and was 2nd in batting (.313) while earning All-Star honors at Springfield.

Curtis will wear uniform # 55.

August 5, 2013

Baseball champs

STE. GENEVIEVE -- 2013 Ste. Genevieve Boys Major Division Champions.

Coach Glen Rollhaus, Coach Mike Seibel, Jake Seibel, Brandon Hinson, Simon Grass, Coach Jack Grass, Tyler Arnold, Devon Schwent, Ryan Palmer, Hunter Johnson, Nick Robinson and Tristan Rollhaus. (Missing from photo: Matt Bauman, Seth Bauman, Dalton Kertz, Jordan Weibrecht and Jacob Schmidt.)

Huelskamp will compete in rowing in South Korea

STE. GENEVIEVE -- A Ste. Genevieve High School graduate will be competing in the World Rowing Championships August 25th through September 1st in South Korea.

Emily Huelskamp, will be competing in the women’s straight four event.

Huelskamp has her sights set on competing in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

She has recently joined the ranks of Twitter and will try to keep it updated with her adventures and results and she invites you to follow her (@EmilyHuelskamp) or email her at Emily.Huelskamp@gmail.com

Cheerleaders attend NCA Cheer Camp

STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Ste. Genevieve High School cheerleaders attended a NCA Cheer Camp at Southeast Missouri State University on July 26th-28th. The squad participated in many classes about leadership, cheers, chants, dances, stunting, and jumps. The squad earned three superior ribbons, a trophy and cooler for their GameTime performance award, as well as the coveted "Spirit Megaphone Award."

Nine of the cheerleaders were nominated for the All American team which allows them to participate in national parades and activities: Senior and captain, Emma Hoover, was the only person at camp to be presented with the individual leadership award. The SGHS cheerleaders also earned a spirit stick each day/night of camp. The squad is coached by Ashley Grein and Rachel Wilson.

Emma Hoover; Individual Leadership Award

All American Nominees; Back Row; Katelyn Roth, Ashlynn Wilson, Amanda Kastner. Middle Row; Anastasia Gegg, Jodessa Bowman, Emma Hoover, Drew Moore. Front Row; Stevie Shelton, Jenna Greishaber

2013 SGHS Cheerleaders: Back Row; Amanda Kastner, Anastasia Gegg, Erin Hayward, Julia Hayward. Middle Row; Coach Grein, Ashlynn Wilson, Georgia McCranie, Jennifer Burr, Katelyn Roth, Jodessa Bowman, Jessi Centiempo, Coach Wilson. Front Row; Ashley Crider, Drew Moore, Katrena Boland, Jenna Greishaber, Danielle Heifner. Laying; and Captains Emma Hoover and Stevie Shelton.

July 31, 2013

Cardinals promote three pitchers

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled three pitchers from Memphis (AAA) for tonight’s double-header in Pittsburgh. Joining the Cardinals tonight are right-handed relievers Michael Blazek and Keith Butler and lefty Tyler Lyons. Lyons is slated to start game two of tonight’s twin bill and will serve as the 26th man under Major League Baseball’s rules for roster expansion during a double-header.

The team also announced that they have optioned left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski and right-handed pitcher Fernando Salas to Memphis (AAA). Rzepczynski was sent down earlier today and Salas was optioned following last night’s game.

Blazek, 24, will be making his third stint on the Major League roster this season. The rookie has played at three levels this season, going a combined 0-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 9 saves with Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA). He has appeared in four games (3.0 IP) for St. Louis.

Butler, a 24-year-old rookie, has also appeared at three levels this year. He is 1-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 8 saves between Springfield and Memphis and has posted a 1.98 ERA in 12 games (13.2 IP) for St. Louis.

Lyons, 25, made six starts for the Cardinals earlier this year, going 2-3 with a 5.51 ERA. Since returning to Memphis in late June, the rookie left-hander has gone 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA (32.2 IP/6 ER) in six starts, working into the 7th inning in all but two of those outings while striking out 37.

His overall season mark at Memphis stands at 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 games started (87.0 IP) with 75 strikeouts and a .226 opponent’s batting average.

Blazek will wear uniform #67, Butler # 65 and Lyons #70.

Mike Shannon to take over team’s twitter account @cardinals

ST. LOUIS – Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon will hold his first-ever "Twittercast," taking over @Cardinals for Wednesday night’s game against the Pirates.

"While his voice is synonymous with Cardinals baseball, this will be Mike’s social media debut," said Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals. "This should be a lot of fun as Mike makes the transition from behind the microphone to behind the computer or smart phone for one night to tell the story of the game in 140 characters or less."

During Wednesday’s game versus the Pirates – which is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. in Pittsburgh at PNC Park – Shannon will step away from his play-by-play seat on the Cardinals Radio Network and into Mike Shannon’s Grill in Edwardsville, IL, where he will host the @Cardinals Twitter Takeover.

Throughout the game, Shannon will comment on game action, share personal anecdotes, tweet answers to fan questions and more on @Cardinals under the hashtag #MikeShannon.

This marks the first time that the Cardinals Twitter account will be taken over by a personality. The first @Cardinals Twitter Takeover occurred earlier this season when fan retweets told the story of the game during the club’s annual Social Media Night at the Ballpark. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation by submitting their questions for Mike on Twitter by using the hashtag #MikeShannon.

Shannon has manned the Cardinals broadcast booth since 1972. Throughout his tenure as the Voice of the Cardinals, Shannon has also made appearances for the Cardinals television broadcasts, including as a pre-game analyst for Fox Sports Midwest. A St. Louis native, Shannon played for the Cardinals from 1962 to 1970, a span that included two World Championships (’64 and ’67) and a National League pennant in 1968. In 1999, Shannon was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his on air career as well as his contributions on the field during his career as a player. In May 2013, Mike was named the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s 26th Missouri Sports Legend in Springfield, Missouri.

Al Hrabosky will join John Rooney on the Cardinals Radio Network in place of Mike Shannon for the Wednesday night matchup. For more information on the takeover, fans can visit cardinals.com/mikeshannon.

Mike Shannon’s Grill

Mike Shannon’s Grill, the new upscale-casual eatery from the team behind downtown St. Louis’ favorite steakhouse Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood, is the first new Shannon family restaurant in 27 years. Located in Edwardsville, IL in the Park at Plum Creek development, the restaurant serves comfort cuisine appealing to a wide variety of customers and dining occasions.

Cardinals Social Media

The Cardinals have seen dramatic growth in the team’s various social media platforms in recent years, most notably on Twitter (@cardinals) and Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals). In May of 2010, when the team used Twitter to launch the Stand for Stan effort to celebrate Stan Musial, the team had just over 5,000 followers. Today, the team has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, making @Cardinals one of the largest followings in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have more than 1.4 million fans on Facebook, as well as a growing presence on other social media platforms such as Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Pinterest and Google Plus.

The Cardinals’ various social media efforts, such as the Stand for Stan Campaign, Facebook Fridays with Fredbird, the 2011 Like Mike Facebook campaign, the 2012 #FreesePlease Final Vote push and the 2013 #VinetheVote & #VoteSTL Fan All-Star balloting push have all been designed to take advantage of these communication mediums that are transforming how fans interact with the club. Fans can learn more about the club’s social media activity by visiting cardinals.com/connect.

Marc Rzepczynski dealt for minor leaguer Juan Herrera

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired minor league shortstop Juan Herrera from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski who the Cardinals had optioned to Memphis (AAA) earlier today.

Herrera, 20, was batting .275 in 39 games this season for Mahoning Valley of the New York-Penn League (A). He has hit 9 doubles with a homer and 11 RBI. The 5-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting native of Bani, Dominican Republic, was signed by Cleveland as a non-drafted free-agent on October 6, 2010.

Herrera will be assigned to the State College (Pa.) Spikes roster of the New York-Penn League (A).