The Viking Insider

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Girls Volleyball Knocks Off 3 Nationally Ranked Opponents & 2 State Ranked Teams Over Weekend

The Lady Vikings Volleyball program took to the road to compete in the very tough Blue Spring South Tournament. The tournament regularly has nationally ranked opponents as well as some of the top teams in the state. The Lady Vikings were place in a tough pool of 3 nationally ranked programs that included a defending state champion from Arkansas and a defending state champion from Kansas. The Lady Vikings won their pool over nationally ranked opponents #77 Aquinas (KS), #88 Fayetteville (AR), and #89 Villa Duchesne (MO). In bracket play the Lady Vikings moved on to beat #5 state ranked Blues Springs and #8 state ranked St. Theresa's. Waiting in championship game of the Blue Springs South Tournament for our Lady Vikings was the #2 ranked team in the nation St. James Academy (KS). The Lady Vikings battled but ended up falling in the championship game. With the success of the weekend, the volleyball program looks to receive national attention this week when the national rankings are released. The Lady Vikings are now 19-3 on the season.

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Volleyball In Their Number "Onsie" Outfits For KC Roadtrip

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Girls Golf Finishes 2nd In GAC; Schulte And Fisher Medal

Congratulations to the girls golf program on their second place finish at the GAC Conference Golf Tournament. Bridget Schulte had a great day on the course and won the GAC South tournament by finishing first overall. Jessica Fisher also medaled by turning in an 11th place finish. Our Lady Vikings will compete in the District Tournament at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton, Missouri. Follow @fhvikings and @fhgirlsgolf on Twitter Monday to see the results.
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Tennis Finishes 2nd At GAC South Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to the girls tennis program with their strong performance in the GAC South tennis tournament. The Lady Vikings finished second in the tournament and had some great doubles and singles performances over the course of the two day tournament. You can find pictures and results of our medalists below. Good luck to tennis as they enter District play next Tuesday at home at 3:30 p.m. versus TBD.
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Football Moves Into National Rankings

On Friday night the football program continued their successful 2015 campaign with a 28-13 win over Timberland. The Vikings are now 6-0 on the season and ranked #2 in the State. This week the Vikings also received national attention as they entered the Midwest Region national rankings at #25. The Midwest Region rankings cover the states of Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota

FHHS Activities Continue To Shine And Lead In The Community

Being part of an activity, sport, or club at FHHS means more than just having success in the classroom and in the activity. All programs at FHHS set high expectations for themselves in the community as well. As we enter the last half of the fall season we have seen an unprecedented outreach by our programs in the community. Many programs at FHHS have had multiple outreach programs and activities within the Howell community. This week the softball, soccer, cheer, and dance programs were very active in our community and were engaged in supporting great causes. Below you will find a recap of the great support these programs provided to many people this week. At FHHS, "Together We Can, Together We Will" make our community better.
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Softball Raises Over $2500 During "Purple Out" Softball Game

The FHHS Softball program held their annual "Purple Out" game on Monday, September 21st versus FHC at Lindenwood University. This event started as a way to honor the memory of a special Howell student named Trevor Joerling, and has now grown as a way to show support to those families fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma. On Monday night over $2500 was raised from the overwhelming support of Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, fans, and the community. The money raised is being used to develop a "Purple Out Scholarship," which will be given to a graduating senior who shows strength, leadership, and a passion for what they want to pursue in life. Surplus funds are going towards families who are currently fighting the Hodgkins battle. FHHS would like to thank FHC for their continued support of this great event as well as Lindenwood University for their use of the field.
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Boys Soccer Volunteers For SPENSA

On Saturday the boys soccer program continued their involvement with the Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA). Our Vikings took to the field to help young people with disabilities to play soccer. The goal of SPENSA is to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. The boys soccer program has made their involvement with SPENSA a yearly tradition. For more information on SPENSA you can visit their website at http://www.spensa.org/what_is_spensa.aspx
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Golden Girls Walk At JDRF One Walk

The Francis Howell Golden Girls dance program lead the JDRF One Walk at Frontier Park on Saturday. The GG's walked for Coach Courtney Kassabaum who has diabetes. JDRF One Walk's goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Money raised from the walk continues to fund life-changing research for the millions of children, adults and families affected by T1D.
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Cheer Raises Almost $900 In Walk To End Alzheimers

On Saturday, the FHHS Cheer program participated and volunteered in the Alzheimers Association "Walk To End Alzheimers." The FHHS Cheerleaders collected donations during the football game at Timberland on Friday and gathered donations from family and friends. A big thank you to our cheer program for helping others and being actively involved in our community.
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Cheer Clinic Performs At Halftime of JV Football Game

Earlier in the fall over 100 girls attended the FHHS Cheer Clinic. As part of this cheer clinic the girls received the opportunity to perform at halftime of the JV Football game on Monday, September 21st. The crowd was treated to a great performance by our future Lady Vikings.
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JV Softball Moves To 15-3 On The Season

The JV Lady Vikings softball program continues to have success this season. They are currently 15-3 on the year and have won 14 of their last 15 games. The JV Lady Vikings went 2-0 over the weekend and outscored their opponents 33-1 in their two games. The future is looking bright for the softball program. Good luck to our ladies as they finish their season this week.
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JV Girls Golf Takes 2nd At GAC Conference Tournament

The JV Girls Golf program turned in a strong performance at the GAC Conference Tournament on Friday at Warrenton Golf Course. The Lady Vikings had four medalists at the tournament. Congratulations to Beta Vondera (2nd), Alyssa Kohrs (5th), Cristen Voges (6th), Jessica Jostes (8th), and Sadie Murphy (10th) for their strong performances last week.
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Homecoming Week Begins Monday September 28th

When you think of some of your best memories, is a Howell Vikings or FHHS event on your list? As thousands of Viking fans and Howell alums can attest, it is truly a great time to be a Viking! Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to come back to FHHS and to enjoy the many events taking place! Where else can you wear your blue and gold and celebrate the great tradition of Francis Howell? Whether you are a current student or Howell alum, come out and show your Viking pride this week!


Wednesday- Join us for the Powder Puff football game and homecoming festival. Enjoy games, food, introduction of Homecoming Court, Cheer and Golden Girl performances, a special Golden Guys routine, and our Lady Vikings taking to the field for the Powder Puff football game. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the Powder Puff football game starting at 6.


Friday- Join us for the Homecoming football game as our #2 state ranked Vikings take on Francis Howell Central at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to hang around following the game as we have a special fireworks show for all fans.

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Viking Leadership Academy Leaders Of The Week For 9/28

Congratulations to the following FHHS student-participants for being recognized as the "Leaders of the Week" for the week of September 28th. These young men and women are being recognized for their continued leadership efforts both in and out of their activity as well as their commitment to display the FHHS Activities Department core values of Respect, Integrity, Sportsmanship, & Excellence (RISE). Those recognized have been identified by their programs. Each student-participant listed below will be receiving an "It's All About The H" t-shirt this week. Congratulations to this weeks leaders!


Ali Steil - JV Cheer

Jack Flynn - Varsity Football

Nathan O'Donohue - JV Football

Allison Christman - Guard

Hamming Lin - Varsity Boys Swim

Olivia Hetzel - Varsity Softball

Taylor Schellert - Varsity Volleyball

Sammie Markus - Varsity Girls Golf

Mattie Ebert - Dance

Faith Church Donates $500 To Golden Girls

Thank you to Faith Church for their donation of $500 to the Golden Girls dance program. The GG's earned this money through their attendance at a recent "Rev Night."
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Howell Alum Rygelski Standing Out At SLU On Court

Congratulations to Howell alum Dani Rygelski on her 100th kill at SLU.
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Howell Activities & Events This Week

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Francis Howell High School Activities Department

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206 GAC Championships

138 District Championships

60 Final Four Appearances

23 State Championships