The Viking Insider

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Girls Wrestling Kicks Off Inaugural Season With Win

Tuesday night Viking fans packed the stands at Howell to witness the first ever Girls Wrestling dual in school history take place as they faced off with FZS. The MSHSAA has added girls wrestling this season and as Viking fans expect, Howell has jumped in with a high level of committment and support for the seventeen girls competing for the first time ever. The dual on Tuesday consisted of three matches with FZS girls wrestlers. Sydney McGhee, Dani Lindsey and Alyssa Miller all earned wins by pin in the first period of their matches to bring home the first dual win in program history. You can click on the links below to watch their matches as well as a feature that was run on KSDK Channel 5 on our Lady Vikings. Congratulations to our girls wrestlers on their first team win!

Sydney McGhee Video

Dani Lindsey Video

Alyssa Miller Video

Girls Wrestling Team Members

Emily Eberwine, Ashleigh Haldeman, Tyanna Hammond, Sierra Hayes, Olivia Hunsicker, Melina Karavousanos, Danielle Lindsey, Sydney McGhee, Alyssa Miller, Kyla Oloughlin, Jersey Persons, Ronesha Poke, Paige Prade, Khadijah Rasool, Kameron Sullivan, Kymbrietta Turner,

Beta Vondera.

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Boys Wrestling Earns Dual Win Over FZS

The Boys Wrestling season got off to a strong start as they won their first dual of the season 56-9 over FZS. Eric Lovelace, Josh Kyle, Nathan Muser, Ben Wright, Hayden Trazek, Ben Gremminger, Isaac Lazos, Gunnar Mohrmann, Owen Heslin and Ryan Skillington all earned their first wins of the season to move the Boys Wrestling program to 1-0 on the season.

The JV Boys Wrestling team also brought home a dual win and the freshman tied. You can catch our Vikings in action next Wednesday as they take on DeSmet in a dual at home beginning at 6pm.

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Howell Iron Chef Team Serves Up Good Eats

Howell students recently competed in the FHSD Iron Chef Culinary Throwdown. Student teams from each high school were given time to create their dishes which were later presented to judges. Those in attendance were able to taste the items created by students. The Howell team took home fourth place. Congratulations to our students, staff, and Mrs. Rupp for their hard work in the Iron Chef Challenge!

Iron Chef Team Members

Kristy Smith

Nick Brock

Dominic Steeno

Mia Biermann

Ashley Buechel

Adriana Buechel

Noelle Myrick

STUCO Collects 3,165 Cans For Oasis Food Pantry

This week students in all second hour classes collected canned food items to benefit the Oasis Food Pantry. STUCO holds this yearly event to benefit the organization and local families in need. This year Howell collected 3,165 cans! Congratulations to our Howell family for coming together to support such a great cause.

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Wrestling Volunteers With Sts. Joachim & Ann Center

On Wednesday morning the Boys and Girls Wrestling programs volunteered for Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Services. Wrestlers helped prepare and clean houses for needy families. Sts. Joachim & Ann is the largest social service provider for individuals, families and children in the Tri-county area of St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren. Thank you to our wrestlers for being involved in our community and giving back to others. A special thank you as well to the Wentzville mayor and chief of police for coming out to be part of the morning.
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The 2018 Fall Season In Review

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144 Fall Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

This fall our Howell student-athletes not only excelled in their sport but they also had success in the classroom. Fall student-athletes had a grade of "C" or higher in nearly 98% of all classes attempted. Our fall student-participants also held an over 97% attendance rate during the first quarter. For their efforts in the classroom, 144 fall Howell student-athletes were recognized as Academic All-Conference performers. Below you can find the list of all 144 students listed by sport. Congratulations to these young men and women for their efforts in the classroom.

Softball - Kyra Blondin, Mya Castro, Chloe Chappell, Sophia Davis, Abby Eberwine, Emily Eberwine, Shelby Graves, Logan Goulet, Abby Hanna, Allison Hemsath, Janna Joerling, Danielle Lindsey, Lillie Morisaki, Hattie Ostemeyer, Mara Pawelek, Kalina Schiermeier, Ally Wilson.

Girls Golf - Alexis Betlach, Sierra Bice, Josie Brakensiek, Colleen Faucher, Kylee Hormuth

Hannah Inchiostro, Stephanie Johnson, Tatum Kaup, Keagan O'Donnell, Sydney Rogers

Natalie Rottmann, Elisabeta Vondera

Boys Swim - Kaleb Clark, Maxwell Cottle, Jacobb Dearing, Aidan Denny, Andrew Doan, Austin Doan, Tyler Galati, Dawson Grainger, Elijah Holt, Jackson Hoyt, Kaden Patterson, Grant Reilmann, Joshua Smith, Quinton Thuet, Joshua Weber, David Yang

Girls Volleyball - Grace Bayer, Isabelle Benson, Anna Deutschmann, Elise Diesfeld, Isabelle Ehrlich, Lily Figgins, Pavandeep Kaur, Gail Nichols, Abbey Witter, Sophie Witter, Bryana Zimmerman,

Cross Country - Sarah Russom, Chloe Figgins, Mack Flynn, Alexis Edgar, Maggie May, Ally Hoppe, Lily Boushelle, Adeline Ferreira, Taylor Russell, Erin Ihrig, Nick Cimmarusti, Blake Panagos, Hunter Tosto, Deivy Hermanas, Sam Porten, Caleb Estes, Jayce Hollister, Henry Filipek

Football - Zachary Biever, James Canul, Josh Cooper, Parker Florea, David Gough, Hayden Hauser, Drake Heismeyer, Matt Hemmersmeier, Garrett Herman, Owen Heslin, Jackson Hetzel

Gus Hetzel, Ayden Illingworth, Matthew Johnson, Grant Juris, Jackson Kite, Alex Kohrs, August Kohrs, Donavan Kuehn, Jonah Libbert, Aidan McDaniel, Aaron Mcneely, Jack Meyer, Sam Meyer, Dawson Nguyen, Gideon Niboh, Owen Parker, John Recca, Zach Robbins, Zach Rottmann, Matthew Ruder, Cameron Ryan, Adam Scheer, Drew Scheer, Ryan Skillington, Jake Thomas, Reece Turnbough, Charlton Watson Jr., Reid Weber, Jacob Wildschuetz

Boys Soccer - Callaway Akihiro, Spencer Ayers, Mason Ballos, Jonah Bridges, Bryce Clemons

Brady Glon, Devin Griffith, Leyton Grimes, Chris Harris, Burke Hoedebecke, Nick Maurer

Tommy Naumann, Ryan Olwig, Justin Olwig, Matt Peters, Drew Schenk, Javier Soto, Joel Thwing, Jessica Vollmer

Girls Tennis - Elise VanMatre, Kennidy Shirey, Lucy Postal, Olivia Pinzke, Paige Pinzke, Lily Hudanick, Rylee Jambois, Grace Juan, Geethika Cherukuru, Catherine Eyler, Rebecca Zile

Fall Student-Athletes Recognized By GAC For Sportsmanship

This fall the GAC recognized nine students in their respective sports for their sportsmanship and leadership. Congratulations to the following student-athletes for representing Howell in such a positive way and by truly living the Howell R.I.S.E. core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence

Kalina Schiermeier - Softball

Sydney Rogers - Girls Golf

Elise Diesfeld - Girls Volleyball

Alexis Edgar - Girls XC

Joe Armour - Boys XC

John Recca - Football

Kaleb Clark - Boys Swim

Gerald Sonnenberg - Boys Soccer

Elise VanMatre - Girls Tennis

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Fall Programs Win Record 8 Conference Championships

Congratulations to our fall sports programs for another successful season. Our programs won eight of a possible nine GAC Championships during the fall, which set a school and GAC record. Over the course of the past two seasons our fall sports have won a total of thirteen conference championships out of a possible eighteen. Congratulations to our fall student-athletes and coaches for a historic and record setting fall season. You can view a list of our conference champions below as well as a recap of all fall programs.

GAC South Conference Championships

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Boys Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer


Boys Swimming

Fall Sports Earn Four District Championships

This fall our Vikings had a very successful season. Four programs won District Championships and advanced to State to represent Howell. Congratulations to the student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans for the support that helped to make these accomplishments possible.

Fall District Champions

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

Fall Sports Set Record With 29 State Qualifiers

The historic fall season for our Vikings saw 29 young men and women qualify for State in their respective sports. The 29 State Qualifiers marked the most during the fall season in school history. Congratulations to the following Vikings for representing Howell at the State level!

Girls Golf

Kylee Hormuth

Sydney Rogers

Josie Brakensiek

Beta Vondera

Hannah Inchiostro

Cross Country

Chloe Figgins

Mack Flynn

Sarah Russom

Alexis Edgar

Maggie May

Ally Hoppe

Lily Boushelle

Nick Cimmarusti

Deivy Hermanas

Boys Swim

Josh Smith

David Yang

Grant Reilmann

Kaden Patterson

Jackson Hoyt

Cole Guffey

Tyler Galati

Austin Doan

Andrew Doan

Aidan Denny

Jacobb Dearimg

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Girls Tennis

Becca Zile

Elise VanMatre

Kennidy Shirey

46 Fall Student-Athletes Earn All-Conference Honors; Naumann Named Player Of The Year

This fall the Vikings had 46 earn all-conference honors including Tommy Naumann being named the GAC Soccer Player of the Year. Congratulations to the following student-athletes that earned all-conference recognition.


Dani Lindsey - 2nd Team

Ally Wilson - 2nd Team

Girls Volleyball

Anna Deutschmann - 1st Team

Gail Nichols - 1st Team

Lauren Holsclaw - 2nd Team

Izzy Ehrlich - 2nd Team

Cross Country

Chloe Figgins - 1st Team

Sarah Russom - 1st Team

Maggie May - 1st Team

Michaela Flynn - 1st Team

Alexis Edgar - 1st Team

Nick Cimmarusti - 1st Team

Blake Panagos - 2nd Team

Hunter Tosto - 2nd Team

Deivydas Hermanas - 2nd Team

Josh Kyle - 2nd Team


Aidan McDaniel - 1st Team- QB

Drake Heismeyer - 1st Team - OL

Daylan Dalton - 1st Team - WR

Gus Hetzel - 1st Team- DB

Charlton Watson - 1st Team - LB

John Recca - 1st Team- DL

Drew Scheer - 2nd Team - WR

Jake Thomas - 2nd Team - WR

Jackson Hetzel - 2nd Team - WR

John Recca - 2nd Team - OL

Gideon Niboh - 2nd Team - RB

Jake Thomas - 2nd Team - LB

Jonah Libbert - 2nd Team - LB

August Kohrs - 2nd Team - LB

Jack Larkin - 2nd Team - DL

John Recca - 2nd Team - Kicker

Jake Thomas - 2nd Team - Punter

Boys Swim

Kaleb Clark - 2nd Team (200 M Relay)

Kaden Patterson - 2nd Team (200 M Relay), 1st Team (100 Free), 2nd Team (200 Free)

Josh Smith - 2nd Team (Dive)

David Yang - 2nd Team (200 M Relay), 1st Team (100 Breast)

Grant Reilmann - 2nd Team (500 Free)

Cole Guffey - 1st Team (500 Free)

Jacobb Dearing - 2nd Team (100 Fly), 2nd Team (200 M Relay)

Boys Soccer

Tommy Nauman - 1st Team (Player of the Year)

Ryan Olwig - 1st Team

Jonah Bridges - 1st Team

Drew Schenk - 2nd Team

Brady Glon - 2nd Team

Tony Sesti - 2nd Team

32 Vikings Earn All-District Honors

This fall the Vikings saw 32 student-participants earn All-District honors. Below are our All-District team members. Congratulations to these Vikings!


Dani Lindsey - 1st Team

Ally Wilson - 1st Team

Emily Eberwine - 2nd Team


Gail Nichols - 1st Team

Anna Deutschmann - 1st Team

Lauren Holsclaw - 1st Team

Cross Country

Mack Flynn - 1st Team

Alexis Edgar - 1st Team

Maggie May - 1st Team

Chloe Figgins - 2nd Team

Sarah Russom - 2nd Team

Lily Boushelle - 2nd Team

Adeline Ferreira - 2nd Team

Nick Cimmarusti - 1st Team

Blake Panagos - 2nd Team

Deivy Hermanas - 2nd Team

Josh Kyle - 2nd Team

Hunter Tosto - 2nd Team

Jacon Boushelle - 2nd Team

Sam Porten - 2nd Team


Spencer Hale - Trumpet

Clare Raftery - Clarinet

Marissa Gibbons - Clarinet

Kendal Abeln - Euphonium

Chris Martin - Trombone

Drew Comparato - Tuba


Kaden Liddell

Juliana Reihms

Elise Martinez

Marissa Gibbons

Claire Whittington

Sierra Bice

4 Soccer Players Named To All-Region Team, Naumann Named Offensive MVP

This fall the Boys Soccer program had four student-athletes recognized with All-Region honors. Senior Tommy Naumann was also named the Co-Offensive MVP of the Region. Congratulations to the following Vikings.

Boys Soccer

Tommy Naumann - Co-Offensive MVP

Matt Peters

Jonah Bridges

Ryan Olwig

Vikings Represented As All-State Teams Begin To Be Released

As the fall All-State teams begin to be released our Vikings have already begun to be well represented. Recently the boys soccer and girls volleyball All-State teams were released and Howell had representatives on both teams that recognize the top players in the State. You can view our current All-State players below. As other fall All-State teams are released we will share them on @FHVikings and in the Viking Insider. Congratulations to these young men and women for their talents being recognized at the State level.

Boys Soccer

Tommy Naumann - 1st Team

Ryan Olwig - 2nd Team

Jonah Bridges - Honorable Mention

Girls Volleyball

Gail Nichols

Zile, VanMatre & Smith Earn State Medals During Fall

This fall Howell had three student-athletes earn State medals. Congratulations to the following Vikings for representing Howell at the State level and for bringing home State medals!

Lady Viking tennis players Becca Zile and Elise VanMatre advanced to the medal round at the MSHSAA State Championships and finished 8th at State in Doubles. Congratulations to Becca and Elise on this great accomplishment.

Viking diver Josh Smith advanced to the finals of the MSHSAA Boys Swim & Dive Championships and earned a 3rd place finish. The 3rd place finish is the highest finish for a boys diver in program history. Congratulations to Josh on a great season!

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18 Student-Athletes Sign During Early Signing Day

Over the course of the past four years Howell has sent over 235 students on to further their education and activity or sport at the college level. Last Wednesday, eighteen student-athletes in the class of 2019 signed during the early signing period to further their education and sport at the college level. The seventeen student-athletes signing on Wednesday marked the most in the State. Congratulations to the following young men and women and their families for this great accomplishment. We are proud to have each of these Vikings representing Howell at the college level.

Class of 2019 Early Signing Day Signee's

Brandon Ulm - Baseball - St. Louis Community College - JUCO

Evan Howse - Baseball - University of Central Missouri - NCAA DII

Daniel Fick - Baseball - St. Charles Community College - JUCO

Chloe Figgins - Cross Country/Track - University of Memphis - NCAA DI

Chase Parker - Lacrosse - Transylvania University - NCAA DIII

Matt Peters - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Natalie Jackson - Soccer - Southeast Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Patrick Schulte - Soccer - St. Louis University - NCAA DI

Tommy Naumann - Soccer - University of Missouri - St. Louis - NCAA DII

Brady Glon - Soccer - University of Missouri - St. Louis - NCAA DII

Devin Griffith - Soccer - William Jewell College - NCAA DII

Lexi Porchia - Soccer - Quincy University - NCAA DII

Kristen Graser - Soccer - Columbia College - NAIA

Emily Eberwine - Softball - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Callie Unrein - Softball - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Kennidy Shirey - Tennis - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Lauren Holsclaw - Volleyball - St. Louis Community College - JUCO

Gail Nichols - Volleyball - Drury University - NCAA DII

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Fall Programs Make Their Mark On The Community

The trademark of all Howell activities, clubs and sports is their involvement and outreach into the community. This fall, Howell programs volunteered nearly 700 hours in the community and raised over $10,000 for local charities and causes. Some of the many organizations that benefitted from the involvement of Howell programs are the Backstoppers, OASIS Food Pantry, JDRF, Friends of Kids With Cancer, St. Louis Life, National Scoliosis Research Foundation, U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Association, SPENSA and the Susan G Komen Foundation. Thank you to all of our Howell programs for their involvement in the community. Our Vikings are truly making our community stronger through their involvement.

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


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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships