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Girls Volleyball Wins Gatway Matchup Tournament

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball program for winning the silver division of the Gateway Matchup Tournament! Our Lady Vikings had a strong Saturday performance of three straight wins to bring home the championship. The program is now 9-4-3 on the season with their only losses coming to State ranked teams within the top three in the State. Their tough schedule continues this week as they face off with GAC South foes and then travel to Blue Springs to see some of the top teams in Missouri and Kansas. Congratulations on a great tournament and good luck this week to Girls Volleyball!
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Boys Swim & Dive Wins FZW Relays

On Saturday our Boys Swim & Dive program competed in the eleven team FZW Relays. The Vikings came home with a commanding first place finish by almost one hundred points. Boys Swim was led by seven first place relay finishes. You can view the first place finishes below and the members that were part of those relay teams. Congratulations to the Boys Swim program on a dominant performance on Saturday! We look forward to following their run as they look to win a GAC Championship.

First Place Finishes

100 Freestyle - (Pipkin, Allen, Cottle, Denny)

800 Freestyle - (Reilmann, Grainger, Weber, Guffey)

250 Yard Butterfly - (Dearing, Galati, Doan, Patterson)

850 Yard Freestyle - (Guffey, Reilmann, Dearing, Denny)

400 Yard Backstroke - (Tripp, Patterson, Doan, Doan)

400 Yard Freestyle - (Doan, Reilmann, Doan, Guffey)

100 Yard Medley - (Tripp, Reilmann, Dearing, Denny)

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Football Moves To 4-1 With Homecoming Win

Our #9 State ranked football program took to the field on Friday night to host Troy for Homecoming. Our Vikings did not disappoint as they extended a narrow halftime lead to finish the night with a 42-24 win. The Vikings were paced by a four touchdown performance by Gideon Niboh. You can view highlights, performances and post-game interviews from Friday night by clicking the links below. Thank you to Mr. Hetzel for his donation to make the content below available to all Viking fans. Our Vikings will now travel to FZW on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.


Niboh 22 yd TD

Niboh 41 yd TD

Niboh 62 yd TD

Niboh 4th TD

J Hetzel Diving Catch

G Hetzel Kickoff Return

Pipes 74 yd TD Run

Pipes 2nd TD


Cheer & GG & Co Performance

Band Performance

Powder Puff Fellas Performance


Alex Pipes Interview

Gus Hetzel Interview

Gideon Niboh Interview

Jackson Hetzel Interview

Jack Larkin Interview

Drake Heismeyer Interview

Cheer & GG & Co 2019 Homecoming Performance

Heismeyer & Bissell Named 2019 Homecoming King & Queen

Congratulations to Drake Heismeyer and Hayden Bissell for being named the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night during halftime of the football game. You can view the Homecoming Court below. Congratulations to all of these Vikings!
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Boys Soccer Remains Undefeated In GAC South Play On Teacher Appreciation Night

The Boys Soccer program earned a 2-0 win over Holt last week on Teacher Appreciation Night to continue their GAC South unbeaten streak. The night included recognition of our staff by the soccer players. The Vikings have played a tough early schedule that includes several nationally and state ranked opponents. The varsity program is currently 6-3-1 on the season.

The JV program has found their winning ways as well and they are currently on a 4 game win streak. Good luck to the JV as they look to keep their streak alive.

16 Programs Maintain Attendance Rate Over 97%

Our Vikings have had a successful fall so far and that success has extended well beyond our activities and sports. Currently there are 16 programs with an attendance rate over 97% for the school year. Congratulations to the following programs for having an attendance rate over 97% and thank you to our coaches for having such high standards in the classroom!

Softball-JV - 99.58%

Cross Country - Boys - 99.38%

Volleyball-Freshman-Girls - 98.83%

Swimming - Boys - 98.83%

Golf - Girls - 98.79%

Tennis - Girls - 98.64%

Cross Country - Girls - 98.63%

Softball-Varsity - 98.56%

Cheerleading-Varsity - 98.12%

Football-Freshman - 97.79%

Math Club/Mu Alpha Theta - 97.67%

Volleyball-Varsity-Girls - 97.58%

Football-Varsity - 97.53%

Ecology Club / SAFE - 97.31%

Marching Band - 97.08%

Dance-JV - 97.05%

Raven Robotics Places 6th At Lindenwood University

Our very own Raven Robotics competed for the first time this school year at Lindenwood University. The team placed 6th out of 32 teams in the first competition of the year. The Raven Robitics programs allows students to build a robot and gain knowledge of science and technology while competing against other students. The Ravent Robotics team will be taking part in First Robotics competitions. Not only do students get real world experience while developing the robot but the competitions also allow students to building gracious professionalism, self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills.

Raven Robotics has been working on more than just their robot. Just this bast week they unveiled their t-shirt cannon that they developed. The t-shirt cannon was a huge hit at the Homecoming Festival. You can view video of the t-shirt cannon firing shirt into the crowd here - T-Shirt Cannon.

To learn more about Raven Robitics you can check out their Facebook page (RAVEN Robotics Team 1288).

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Mandatory Winter Meet The Coaches Set For October 23rd

The 2019 winter season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for October 23rd. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a winter MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day of winter sports on November 4th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on October 23rd. To ensure participation on November 4th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than October 31st at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Winter Meet The Coaches - October 23rd

Winter Sports Dead Period - October 26 - November 3, 2019

Winter Sports Begin November 4, 2019 (Basketball & Wrestling)

Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019

Howell Brass Quintet Group Performs At Senior PALS Event

Last week our newly formed Howell Brass Quintet group took to the road to perform for the Senior PALS at the Landing of O’Fallon. The students performed several selections for our senior members in attendance. Thank you to Mr. Miller and our band students for always working to represent our band program and Howell in such a positive way in our community.

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Girls Tennis Finishes Regular Season With Win Over FHN

The Girls Tennis program finished up their regular season schedule with a 8-1 win over FHN. Our Lady Vikings Tennis program will now compete in the GAC South Tennis Tournament for a shot at a conference championship. The tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at Howell. Good luck to Girls Tennis!
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Time Is Now Club Serves Community & Building

Activities, clubs and sports at Howell continue to give back to our community and region. Recently the Time Is Now Club visited a local nursing home and volunteered their time with residents. Their efforts helped to brighten the day of many. The Time Is Now Club has also been actively involved in creating posters promoting local food pantries and information regarding the environment. These informational pieces can be found by the nurses office hallway. The goal of the Time Is Now Club is to serve the community. Thank you to the Time Is Now Club for their continued efforts in our building and community!
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C Team Soccer Takes Third At FHC Tournament

Congratulations to Boys C Team Soccer on their third place finish in the FHC Tournament. The Vikings earned a hard fought win over host FHC in PK's to bring home third place. The C Team is currently 6-2 on the season.
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Pics From Around The H This Week

Stay Connected With The Activities Department

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Twitter- @FHVikings

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Instagram - FHVikings

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Youtube Channel -

Camp Website –

Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)

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2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced For MSHSAA Activities & Sports

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods and starting dates for MSHSAA sponsored activities has been released for the 2019-20 school year. These dates can be found below. We hope that this information helps all Vikings and their families coordinate and prepare for the summer and sports seasons ahead during the 2019-20 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 29 - July 7, 2019

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (excluding girls swim) - October 27 - November 3, 2019

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins November 4, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - November 3 - November 10, 2019

Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 23 - March 1, 2020

Spring Sports Begin March 2, 2020


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A Legacy of Excellence

261 GAC Championships

163 District Championships

79 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships