The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Volleyball Wins Gateway Matchup Tournament; Moves To 17-2-1 On The Season

Our "Spiking Vikings" brought home the Gateway Matchup Tournament title home on Saturday after knocking off the #1 small school ranked and previously undefeated Lutheran South. Our Lady Vikings went 6-0-1 over the course of the tournament to bring home the championship in the 18 team tournament for only the second time in program history. The volleyball program is currently 17-2-1 on the season and ranked #5. In only his second year at the helm of the volleyball program, head coach Stacey Smith has now amassed a 53-5-3 record as head coach. You can view an STL Today article on the tournament championship by clicking the link below. Congratulations again to our Lady Vikings!

STL Today Article

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Soccer Moves to 11-1 On The Season & Reaches #4 In State Poll

The boy's soccer team continued it's successful season this week as it went 4-1 to improve their overall record to 11-1 on the season. The strong start by the Vikings has earned them a ranking of 4th in the State. You can view an STL Today article on the soccer program by clicking the link below. Congratulations to Coach Enright and the soccer program.

STL Today Article

(Photo courtesy of Paul Kopsky)

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Band Finishes 3rd At Metro East Marching Classic

Congratulations to band on their 3rd place finish at the Metro East Marching Classic at O'Fallon Township High School on September 9th. It was the first competition of the season for the band. You can watch their performance from the competition below. The Viking Marching Band will be in action this Saturday at Lafayette. Good luck to our band!
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Boys Swim Finishes 4th At FZW Relays

Congratulations to the boys swim team on their fourth-place finish in the eleven team Fort Zumwalt West Relays. The Vikings had several strong performances on Saturday with many swimmers earning PR's. You can view some of the top results from the day below. Congratulations to the boys swim team on a great Saturday at the Rec-Plex!

FZW Relay Top Results

100 Medley Relay - Ry Galati, Andrew Doan, Elijah Holt & Samer Doumit (4th)

400 Free Relay - Samer Doumit, Kaleb Clark, Kaden Patterson & David Yang (3rd)

850 Free Relay - Samer Doumit, Sam Thompson, Kaden Patterson & Grant Reilmann (3rd)

250 Fly Relay - Kaleb Clark, Elijah Holt, Aidan Denny & Quinton Thuet (7th)

200 Free Relay - Dylan Krahl, Josh Smith, Faolan Cody & Josh Weber (8th)

4x100 IM - Calvin Flemons, Quinton Thuet, Ty Galati & Aidan Denny (8th)

800 Free Relay Kaden Patterson, Grant Reilmann, Dawson Grainger & Cole Guffey (3rd)

200 Medley Relay - Andrew Doan, David Yang, Kaleb Clark & Sam Thompson (7th)

Diving - Josh Smith (1st)

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Josh Smith Wins Dive At FZW Relays

Congratulations to Josh Smith. Josh won the dive portion of the FZW Relays on Saturday. He currently is fifth in the St. Louis area in 6 dives with 242.70 points. Josh has already qualified for the State Meet. Good luck to Josh during the remainder of the season!
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Coach Perkins Receives Metro Legend Award At St. Louis Sports Hall Of Fame

On Friday night, Coach Perkins received the Metro Legend Award at the St. Louis Baseball Hall of Fame induction. You can view video from the evening and an interview with Coach Perkins by clicking this link - Congratulations to Coach Perkins on this great honor!
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Football Moves To 4-1 With Win Over FHN

The football program moved to 4-1 on the season with a 42-7 win over FHN on Friday night at home. You can view video highlights of the game by clicking the link below. The Vikings have outscored their opponents 200 to 66 through the first half of the season and sit tied atop the GAC South standings with FZW. This week the Vikings travel to FZW to take on the Jaguars. We hope to see a big crowd supporting our Vikings this Friday on the road at FZW.
Football Video Highlights Of 42-7 Win Over FHN

Click the link above to view video highlights of the Vikings 42-7 win over FHN.

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DECA Board Works On Teambuilding To Kick Off Year

The Howell DECA Board kicked off their year last week by holding their first meeting. Students came together for breakfast and several team building activities that will help set the foundation for the school year. A strong emphasis is put on team building within the DECA program as they work toward developing program goals for the 2017-18 school year. Good luck to our Howell DECA as they prepare to represent Howell at the state and national level.

Cast Announced For Kill Me Deadly

The cast and crew of the Francis Howell Limelight Theatre fall production of "Kill Me Deadly" has been announced! The entire cast and crew can be viewed below. You can also view a brief summary of the Bill Robens play. Congratulations to all of those that made the final cut and are part of the production. Stay tuned to the Viking Insider for more information on the November production.


Jake Conrad - Charlie Nickels

Erin Zhang - Mona Livingston

Marissa Gibbons - Ida

Carlie Schroeder - Lady Clairmont

Allison Schultz - Veronica Clairmont

Dylan Enyart - Clive Clairmont

Randal Dennis - Jaime

Camille Lechner - Henry

Nick Stevens - Adrian Wilson/Hobo #3

Sam Figgins - Louie/Shirley

Jaleacia Evans - Dewey/Hobo #2

Blake Cissell - Jonesy/Stanley

Santino Bono - Bugsy/Hobo #4

Katelyn Traluch - Lady Mary/Librarian/Laura Lynn

Mateo Flores - Fists

Kill Me Deadly

Charlie Nickels has a hard life as a gumshoe in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, and things are only made harder by the murder of a client and the theft of her 300 karat diamond. With the help of his wise-cracking secretary, Ida, Charlie seeks out the many suspects: smarmy bookworm Clive, equestrian beauty Veronica, snooty butler Wilson, sensitive muscle Louie, and mob boss Bugsy Siegel. At the center of the case is femme fatale Mona, a nightclub singer who captures Charlie's affections...and suspicions. Packed with romance, intrigue, and murder, this detective noir is a smart parody that will keep you guessing until the end.

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C Team Soccer Wins FHC Tournament

Congratulations to C Team Soccer on winning the FHC Tournament last week. The Vikings earned wins over Warrenton, St. Dominic and FHN to bring home the title. The C Team Vikings are currently an undefeated 5-0-3 on the season. Congratulations again to Coach Demling and the C Team Vikings!
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Cheer Raises Nearly $1,000 To Benefit The Walk To End Alzheimers

On Friday night the Howell Cheer program collected donations during the football game to benefit the Alzheimers Association "Walk To End Alzheimers." The cheerleaders raised nearly $1000 to put toward their goal of $2000. A big thank you to our cheer program for helping others and being actively involved in our community!
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Softball Volunteers With Special Olympics

Our girls softball program is not only having success on the field but also off the field as well. Many of our Vikings recently volunteered to help with Special Olympics Softball. You can view an article and video below showcasing the Special Olympics and our softball program. Thank you to our softball players for helping to make these great opportunities possible.
Howell Softball Volunteers With Special Olympics

Click the link above to read an article on the Howell Softball program volunteering with the Special Olympics.

Girls Tennis Goes Undefeated In GAC Play

Congratulations to the girl's tennis team for going undefeated in the GAC for the second straight year. Overall the Lady Vikings are 11-1 on the season. They begin the GAC Tennis Tournament on Monday. Good luck to Coach Oehrlein and the girls as they look to bring home a GAC Tournament championship!
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Cross Country Has Strong Performance At Parkway Central Meet

Congratulations to all levels of our cross country program on a very successful day at Parkway Central. You can view the finishes from all levels below. Good luck to our cross country teams as they prepare for the Maryville University Open at Six Flags this Saturday.

Varsity Boys - 4th Place

Austin Joyce 18th

Anthony Giacalone 22nd

Deivy Hermanas 25th

Nolan Riley 26th

Sam Porten 28th

Blake Panagos 29th

Jackson Foster 35th

Varsity Girls - 4th Place

Lizzy Payne 10th

Maggie May 16th

Ally Hoppe 21st

Chloe Figgins 34th

Taylor Russell 41st

Lily Boushelle 44th

JV Boys - 3rd Place

Jacob Boushelle 20th

Josh Kyle 22nd

Hunter Tosto 23rd

Caleb Estes 30th

JV Girls - 2nd Place

Lexi Comparato 4th

Alexis Edgar 7th

Nora Stith 10th

Alicia Zitting 15th

Sarah Stith 17th

Sarah Russom 19th

Adeline Ferreira 21st

Megan West 22nd

Ashleigh Martin 25th

Gracie Wilkenson 28th

Isabella Giacalone 31st

Meghan Bonham 32nd

Jessica Hornberger 34th

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Fall Programs Off To Successful Start

The fall season is off to a very successful start. The fall programs are a combined 65-12-2 so far this fall as all now compete in the back end of their schedule. Congratulations to all of our fall programs as they prepare for post-season play.

Fall Varsity Programs:

Girls Golf 8-0

Girls Tennis 11-1

Boys Soccer 11-1

Football 4-1

Boys Swimming 3-1

Girls VB - 17-2-1

Softball 11-6

Band - 3rd place Metro East Marching Classic

Howell Hosts Third Annual First Responders Night

The Third Annual First Responders Night was a huge hit! Over $2200 was raised to benefit the Backstoppers. You can read about this great Howell event by clicking this link Howell Hosts Third Annual First Responders Night. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a huge success. We look forward to having all Viking fans support this event next year.
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Powder Puff Participation Forms And Money Due Wednesday

All students interested in participating in Powder Puff during Homecoming week must turn in their participation form and money for their jersey by Wednesday, September 20th. The Powder Puff game is part of the Homecoming Festival that will take place on October 4th at the stadium from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is one of the most anticipated Homecoming activities that brings all Howell families together. Powder Puff packets can be picked up in the Activities Office or by clicking the link below.

2017 Powder Puff Packet

Howell Activities Department Offers Free App To Follow The Vikings

It continues to become easier and easier for Viking fans to stay up to date and informed about their favorite Viking activities. The Activities Department now has an app of iOS and Android. Find schedules, scores, news, pictures, and more on the new app. The best part of the app is that it is completely free! Download your app today by clicking one of the links below.

iTunes Store Link -

Google Play Store Link -

Viking Fans Can Now Order Tickets Online

Purchasing tickets to your favorite Howell events just got easier! You can now purchase your tickets on and through the "StateChamps" app! The free app allows you to avoid the lines at games and purchase your tickets directly from your phone. After purchasing your ticket through the app you just show the digital ticket to the gate worker and they will swipe the ticket on your phone!
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Upcoming Howell Events & Activities

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Howell Activities & Events This Week

Click the link above to view the calendar of events for this week.

View FHHS E-Flyers By Clicking This Link

View flyers that pertain to FHHS and our community bly clicking the link above.

Francis Howell High School Activities Department

Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships