A Review of the 2017 Spring Season

Oakville High School Golf Team

The Varsity Boys Golf team ended their regular season with a 5-5 record in the Suburban West Conference. They had great tournament showings however; placing 9th out of 23 teams in both the SLUH and Webster Cup tournaments. At the District Tournament, which was delayed once and rescheduled to a 2nd course in the midst of the St. Louis flooding, the Tigers lost a tie breaker for 2nd place – just missing a chance to go to Sectionals as a team. However, OHS qualified three golfers to the Sectional Tournament that was held earlier this week. Facing tough competition, the Tigers were able to advance one qualifier to the State tournament to be held next Monday and Tuesday in Joplin, MO. Congratulations to Will Lorenz and GOOD LUCK next week!

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Oakville High School Soccer Team

Congratulations to the 2017 Spring Soccer team who are District Champions! The Tigers won Friday night in the championship game over Conference & District rival Lindbergh 2-0 in the Class 4, District 7. Oakville has played a really steady season, despite injury and weather reschedules, they finished the year 12-6-2. We are so proud of these young ladies!
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Oakville District Champions Soccer Team

Marquette High School


Spring, 2017 Edition-Marquette High School

The spring season just passed saw yet another great period for Marquette Sports and Activities at both the team/group and individual levels. Recognitions below as of May 26:

· For the school year, Marquette saw 13 of its students commit to military service

· For the school year, Marquette saw 33 of its students commit to sports and activities at the collegiate level

· Boys Tennis

o Holt & Eureka Doubles Tourney champs

o Team District champs

o District Doubles champs

· “Messenger” (MHS School Paper): 9 National awards and recognitions

· “Medallion” (MHS Yearbook): 4 National awards and recognitions

· Baseball

o Suburban West champs

o District champs

o 2 1st Team All-Conference

o 5 2nd Team All-Conference

o Conference Coach of the Year

· Boys Volleyball

o District champs

o Final Four (T-3rd)

· Boys Golf

o 1 State qualifier

o 3 All-Conference

· Scholar Bowl

o 2 All-District

· Band

o 3 State “1” Ratings

o 2 State “2” Ratings

· Orchestra

o 1 All-State

o 8 State “1” Ratings

o 1 State “2” Rating

· Choir

o 4 All-Suburban

o 3 State “1” Ratings

o 2 State “2” Ratings

· Water Polo

o 1 All-Conference (Player of the Year)

o Conference Coach of the Year

o 1 All-State

· Speech & Debate

o 1 State champ

o 1 State 7th place

· Boys Track

o 1 District champ

o 12 State event qualifiers

· Girls Track

o 1 District champ

o 6 State event qualifiers

Ladue High School - Spring Roundup

Despite the almost 50 rained-out events this spring, Ladue athletics still managed to slog through it all and end up with successful seasons for all who participated. Here is a quick breakdown of Ladue High School’s varsity teams for Spring 2017:

Baseball - Once the fields dried out enough the Baseball Rams were off and running. They finished their season with a perfect 8-0 record and first place in conference. First Team All-Conference honors were earned by Ty Buckner, John Bierne, Casey McCracken, and Jackson Taylor with Second Team honors going to Alex Leary, Ben Sheinbein, Ty Buckner, James Bierne and Cameron Stern. Ty Buckner set the Ladue High School record for Career Strikeouts (203), was named as the Player of the Year for the Suburban Central Conference - National Division for the second year in a row and was also chosen to play in the Delta Dental All-Star game.

Boys Golf - The Boys Golf team had an excellent season despite playing a few matches in monsoon type weather. They finished with a 9-2 record and first place in Conference. Reilly Ahearn was chosen as the Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-District and was a three year State player. He finished fifth in state in 2017. Kinder Jones was also chosen All-Conference First Team and competed in his second state tournament. Daniel Song and Arya Dahiya were chosen for the All-Conference Second team.

Girls Lacrosse - Lauren Rhodes and Bob Westerholt, Ladue’s new 2017 coaches, had a strong showing for their first year. The Lacrosse team finished 14 - 7 and won the Kirkwood-Webster tournament. The team tied for third in conference and made it to the State Quarterfinal game. First Team All-Conference honors went to Kaylon Buckner, Fiona Vetter and Neely Lochmoeller. Second Team All-Conference players: Anna Margraf, Jenny Rosenthal and Olivia Jones. Kaylon Buckner was also selected to the All-State team.

Girls Soccer - The Soccer Rams finished the season with a strong 20 - 6 record and a Conference first place honor. The team also had the enjoyment of being apart of Ladue’s West Campus - Turf Field’s inaugural season. The Girls Soccer team shared the turf field with Girls Lacrosse and the non-MSHSAA sports of Boys Lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee with all teams getting the opportunity to play a number of games on this new all weather surface. A number of post-season honors were awarded in 2017: First Team All-Conference: Sarah Cook, Elise Naunheim and Caroline Alisio. Second Team All-Conference: Hope Shimony, Jillian Mann and Natalia Ritter.

Boys Tennis - The Ladue Tennis team finished their season with a 13-3 record, second in Districts and qualified for the State match in Doubles and the Individual categories. Aaron Men and Jeremy Ouyang finished in the top four positions at State.

Boys and Girls Track - The ongoing, rainy weather also impacted the Boys and Girls Track teams this season. The cancellation of the Ladue Invitational Track meet because of the possibility of inclement weather was a sad day for Ladue Track, but we’re looking forward to running it again in 2018. The Boys Track team won two meets, placed second in conference and second in Districts. The Boys 3200 Relay (Alexander Cobin, Ryan Witt, Markeith Crawford, Devin Callahan) placed fourth in State and Elliot Lorenz was sixth in the High Jump.

The Girls Track team took second place in the Clayton Invitational and were in the top four positions in every meet they ran this season. Lila Bensky was third in the 3200 and eighth in the 1600. Olivia Schroder was third in the Shot Put.

Water Polo - The Water Polo team had an excellent season and finished with a 19-7-1 record and a second place finish in the State match while being one of the only teams this year to hold the state winning team to under 10 points. First Team All Conference honors were awarded to Noah Douiahy, Brandon Murdock, Cedrick Everaert, Dixon Bezzant and Nicole Thompson. All-District honors were awarded to Nicole Thompson - Female Player of the Year, Noah Douiahy - First Team, Brandon Murdock, Cedrick Everaert - Third Team and Dixon Bezzant - Honorable Mention.

Webster Groves Track and Soccer Highlights

The Webster Groves girls soccer team had tremendous season this spring amassing a record of 24 wins and only one loss on their way to the Class 3 State Championship. They finished the season with a strong defensive effort led by senior goalkeeper Megan McClure who only allowed one goal over the final 9 games of the season and that was in the state championship game which the team won by a score of 2-1 over the two-time defending state champion Notre Dame de Sion. A couple of other highlights that helped the girls along the way to their championship was a 1-0 victory in their district championship match at Rockwood Summit in which the only goal was scored by McClure who came out of the goal to take a free kick from mid-field and hit perfectly placed shot in the upper left corner of the goal and was the top play on ESPN's Top Ten that night. Finally, the state semifinal match with Ft. Zumwalt South was tied after two overtimes and in the penalty kick round McClure blocked three out of the four shots that she faced to secure the victory and send the Statesmen on to the championship match.

The Webster Groves girls track team had a great postseason run of their own. After winning their third straight district championship they also won the team title at title at their sectional meet and qualified 10 girls to compete in nine events at the Class 3 State Meet. All 10 of those girls won at least one medal and the team earned points in all nine events that they competed in on their way to finishing 3rd place as a team overall. The individual highlight came from sophomore Nia Lyles who was the state champion in the shot put and also placed second in the discus. She now owns our school record in both events after the discus throw which earned her the second place medal was her personal best and also broke our school record that had been held since 1980.

Lafayette High School

Lafayette Spring Sports finished out the school year with an excellent regular and post season. Specifically, Girls Lacrosse entered the post season with a ranking of 14th. Coach Guenzler and the Ladies got hot at the right time and worked hard to the end before falling to MICDS in the State Championship Match. “Taking 2nd in State was a testament to the commitment and talents of the Girls on the team!” said Coach Guenzler. “They didn’t want the season to end and never quit!” Forward Paige Miller added “It was an amazing run and something we will always remember.” Lacrosse was not the only 2nd place State finish for the Lancers. Boys Track left Jefferson City just 4 points short of the Championship with a second place Team finish. The individual performance of Austin Hindman was the talk of the meet with a performance that won’t soon be forgotten. Austin won the 800, 1600, 4 X 800 Relay and the 3200. Austin will be running for the University of Missouri- Columbia in the Fall. Boys Golf qualified as a team to compete at the MSHSAA Championships and finished with a 7th place Team finish. Coach Laster placed 3 Freshmen, 1 sophomore and 1 senior on the roster and was able to win a District Championship and a 2nd Place at Sectionals to qualify the team. “With so much youth, this experience (at State) was invaluable. I have high expectations for these young men in the next few years” said Coach Laster. Finally, Men’s Volleyball finished up the year toting the State Championship Trophy back to Lafayette HS. Head Coach Doug Ell commented that “this is a special group. The senior leadership and their desire and heart wouldn’t allow them to fall short of their goal.” This is the 2nd State Championship for the LHS Boys program in the last 4 years.

Rockwood Summit High School

The Rockwood Summit Falcons had a very strong spring with our athletic programs.

The Rockwood Summit Boys Track and Field Team won the Class 4 Championships for the first time in school history. They edged out Parkway North by 5 points, winning the Boys 4 x 400 race to win the title. The Falcons were paced by Rayvon Allen who was the State Champion in the Triple Jump and Long Jump, Bryce Edwards who won the Shot Put, and the Boys 4 x 400 Relay team of Rayvon Allen, Jacob Brunsman, Danny Hopkins, and Ladarius Reed.

(See Photo Attached of State Championship Team)

The Girls Soccer team has a strong spring season as well, completing the year with a 15-3-2 mark. They played an extremely difficult schedule consisting of most of the large school top teams in the St. Louis area. They were able to beat the likes of St. Joseph's and Collinsville during the season and ultimately lost a 1-0 decision to Webster Groves in the District Championship game.

The Boys Baseball team consistently was ranked in the top 5 of the St. Louis Post Dispatch all season. Among the baseball team's highlights were winning the Midwest Baseball Classic for the second consecutive year as well as winning the Class 5, District 2 Championship over Oakville.

The Falcons wish everyone a great summer!

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Rockwood Summit Class 4 State Track Champions

Pattonville High School

This spring, the Pattonville Pirates enjoyed many successes in athletics.

The Boys Volleyball team advanced to the state playoffs for the first time. The team made it to the elite 8 for the first time in school history. The team was led by Auston Bonte, who was one of the top hitters in the state this year.

The Boys Golf team qualified Connor Hogan for the Sectional round in boys golf.

The Boys and Girls track teams competed at the MSHSAA Class 5 State Meet in Jefferson City. The athletes represented Pattonville well with the girls finishing 9th and the boys 18th as a team. The following athletes earned All-State honors by placing in the top 8.

State Champion

Jada Moore - 200 M Dash (Set school record of 24.47 in prelims)

2nd Place

Jada Moore - 100 M Dash (Set School record of 11.86 in prelims)

3rd Place

Dakari Streeter - Discus (Set school record of 161'0")

4th Place

Dakari Streeter - Javelin (Set school record of 169'1")

Tyrell Miles, Charles Shelton, Derrick Boyce, Daymond Johnson - 4x100 M Relay

5th Place

Lindsey Rossel - Discus

7th Place

Jada Moore - 400 M Dash (Set school record of 57.16)

McCluer North High School

The Lady Star Soccer team finished the year with a 12-8-1 record overall and 2nd place finish in the Suburban Conference XII North Division. After the regular season was completed the Lady Stars defeated the Ritenour Lady Huskies 4-3 in OT to win their MSHSAA District Soccer title in twenty years. The Lady Stars were led by Suburban Conference XII North Division Coach of the Year Nathan Kern and 5 1st Team All-Conference selections: Maggie McGrellis. Celeste DuFour, Skyla Koch, Michaela Echols, and Kira McGrellis,

The Stars baseball program had a very good year finishing the season with an 18-9 record overall, which was the best record in over 10 years at McCluer North High School. The Stars under Head Coach Mike Callihan finished in 2nd Place in the MSHSAA District Tournament losing a tough game 7 to 6 to Hazelwood Central in the Championship game.

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McCluer North Girls Soccer District Champions

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McCluer North Baseball Team - 18-9

Ritenour High School

The Ritenour Huskies had Diamond Riley win state in the girls triple jump at Jeff City. Diamond jumped a 39' 06'" distance to set the Class 5 record in the state.

Parkway Central High School

The Spring, highlighted by a volleyball State Championship was a tremendous way for the Parkway Central to end a great overall year of sports. The Spring season saw our boys track team win a conference and district title and go on to take 10th overall at the State meet. The girls team also won a conference title and took 5th overall at State. The boys tennis team made a nice run through post season play finishing 4th in State after falling to Lindbergh and Rockhurst in the Final 4 in Springfield. Even with all of those successes the focus for most of our community was on the boys’ volleyball team. Led by Coach Tom Schaefer, the team ran through the regular season posting a 27-4 record. That success was the springboard they needed going into the postseason. Playing with a ton of confidence the Colts easily won their District, Quarterfinal, and Semifinal matches before facing St. Mary’s for the State title. After falling in the first set to a very tough St. Mary’s team, the Colts bounced back to win the 2nd set and then prevail in a heart pounding 3rd set 25-22 to take the title. Truly a great way to cap off a spectacular sports year at Parkway Central.