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Girls Track Wins Lindenwood University Classic High School Meet

Congratulations to our Girls Track program on winning the Lindenwood University Classic High School Track Meet. It was a great day for our Lady Vikings as they continue to prepare for the post season. You can view the top three finishers from the meet below.


800 Meter

Alexa Brugere- 1st

Maggie May- 3rd

3200 Meter

Erin Gilbert - 2nd

100 Meter Hurdles

Kalescia Thomas - 2nd

2000 Meter Steeplechase

Chloe Figgins - 3rd

4x400 Relay


High Jump

Rylee Jambois - 3rd

Long Jump

Kalescia Thomas - 2nd

Triple Jump

Rylee Jambois - 2nd

Pole Vault

Olivia Wansing - 3rd


Lily FIggins - 3rd

JV Girls Lacrosse Wins Rockwood Summit Tournament

Congratulations to our JV Girls Lacrosse team on winning the Rockwood Summit Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Vikings went 4-1 over the course of the two day tournament. The JV program is currently 7-3 on the season.
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Choir Has Strong Performances At State Competition

Howell Choir students had a strong showing at the MSHSAA State Competition on Saturday. Our Vikings brought home several medalists from the day of competing against other students from around the state. Below you can find a list of our Silver and Bronze medalists. Congratulations to the following Vikings!

Silver Medals

Misc Vocal Ensemble - Olivia Hetzel, Ashley McCarter, Addison Struckman, Meghan Storts, Mariah Davis, Jocelyn Detchemendy Maddie Pinz

Vocal Solo - Grace Kuiper

Vocal Solo - Juliana Reihms

Misc Vocal Ensemble - Claire Whittington, Cameron Thacker, Chloee Rudolph, Morgan Osman, Elise Martinez

T-B Quartet - Alex Fellows, Connor Jaeckle, Blake Jenkins, Kaden Liddell

Vocal Solo - Sierra Bice

Vocal Solo - Shannon Callanan

Vocal Solo - Marissa Gibbons

SSA Trio - Grace Kuiper, Ashley Foster, Sierra Bice

Bronze Medals

Vocal Solo - Erik Kiewiet

Band Has Success At State Competition

On Saturday our Howell band students competed at the MSHSAA State Competition. The band had 14 students earn either Gold or Silver medals. Below is a list of band students receiving this recognition. Congratulations to all Vikings that competed at the State contests.

Gold Medals

Mallet Quartet-Jake Daly, Alex Wall, Phillip Smith and Mar Mitchell

Clarinet Solo-Marissa Gibbons

Trumpet Trio-Will Kumar, Nithin Goriparthi and Jordi Stewart

Silver Medals

Marimba Solo-Jack Stiens

Marimba Solo-Meredith Downing

Sax Quartet-Kurt Wiegand, Caleb Bogener, Brandon Hofman & Kyle Holloway

Tennis Finishes Second At GAC Tournament

The Boys Tennis program finished second in the GAC Tournament last week. The Vikings brought home several medalists during the two day tournament. You can find the medalists listed below. Good luck to tennis as they compete in Districts!



1D Medley/Piwowarski GOLD

2D Dunn/Palchak SILVER

3D V. Jeevan/Agrawal BRONZE

4D Sindecuse-Hayden/Duboeuf GOLD

5D T. Jeevan/Radle GOLD


1S Medley SILVER


3S Piwowarski GOLD

4S V. Jeevan SILVER

5S Palchak SILVER

6S Agrawal BRONZE

7S N. Schultz SILVER

8S Serfas BRONZE

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Boys Volleyball Wins Lafayette Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Volleyball Team for taking home the copper division championship on Saturday at the Lafayette Tournament. The Vikings have now won back to back copper division championships in the Lafayette Tournament.

Golf Finishes Second in GAC Tournament

Congratulations to Boys Golf for their second place finish in the GAC Tournament. Three Howell golfers finished in the Top 10 in the GAC Tournament. Kirk Brewster led the way with a 78 and a 2nd place finish. Cole Prager was 6th with an 80, while Dom Steeno was 10th with an 83.

Both Brewster & Prager also finished with enough season points to earn 2nd Team All-Conference honors. Congrats to Coach Wayne, staff and the entire golf program on a great regular season.

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JV Golf Wins GAC Tournament

JV finished off a perfect conference season with a 1st place finish in the GAC tourney. This is the 4th consecutive year with season title. The team shot 343. All five guys won medals. Blake Derleth was 1st overall with 82. Gruener was 3rd (86), Ackerman 4th (86), Campbell 6th (89), Koskolos 9th (93). They would have finished one shot out of 3rd in the Varsity GACs based on their team score.


Blake Derleth -- 82 (1st)

Sammy Gruener-- 86 (3rd)

Trey Ackerman -- 86 (4th)

Chase Campbell -- 89 (6th)

Steven Koskolos -- 93 (9th)

Howell Alums Voted Into GAC Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Howell alums Brett Graves and Calvin Munson on being voted into the GAC Hall of Fame. The two not only had success while at Howell but also have excelled at both the college and pro levels. Brett went on to further his education and play baseball at Mizzou and is currently on the Miami Marlins roster as a starting pitcher. Calvin went on to further his education and play football at San Diego State University and is currently playing for the New York Giants.
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Boys Track Medals Five At Lindenwood University Meet

The Boys Track program had several great performances on Saturday. The Vikings walked away with several PR and five medalists. You can view the medalists from the meet below.


800 Meter

Jackson Foster - 3rd

Long Jump

Reid Weber - 2nd

Pole Vault

Nathan Muser - 3rd


Mason Brock - 1st

Shot Put

Drake Heismeyer - 3rd

JV Soccer Wins Borgia Tournament

The GIrls JV Soccer program won the Borgia Tournament last week. The Lady Vikings are having an impressive season so far and are currently 12-0-1 on the season. Congratulations to these young ladies on a great tournament and season.
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Stoutenborough & Daly Earn Scholarships

Congratulations to Seniors Amber Stoutenborough and Jake Daly on receiving the Howell Viking Bands Booster Club scholarships. Amber will attend DePaul University and Jake Daly will attend West Virginia University in the fall.
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Choir Performs In Windy City Choral Festival

The Howell Choir students traveled to Chicago from March 8-11 to perform in the Windy Cindy Choral Festival under the direction of Z. Randall Stroope. The concert was held at the prestigious Symphony Center in downtown Chicago on March 10 for an audience of hundreds. The students experienced so many fantastic tastes and sites of Chicago including Giordano’s Pizza, The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Cultural Center, John Hancock building, Chess Records and Millennium Park. You can view a recap of all of the fun in the video below. Congratulations to Mrs. Fitzpatrick and the Howell Choir for another excellent job in representing Howell.

Find Howell Summer Camps Online

Are you interested in Howell Viking summer camps? You can visit to see a complete list of camps available for your current or future Viking. Dates and times for camps can be found online now. Beginning April 15th, you will be able to go online to sign up and pay for your camp.
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2018-19 Dead Period & Sports Season Start Dates Released

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods for the 2018-19 school year have been released. The MSHSAA 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 18-19 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 30-July 8, 2018

Fall Meet the Coaches - July 25, 2018 (6pm)

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - July 29-August 5, 2018

Fall Sports Begin August 6, 2018

Winter Meet the Coaches - October 10, 2018 (6pm)

Winter Sports Dead Period (Winter Sports - excluding girls swim) - October 21-28, 2018

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins October 29, 2018

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - October 28-November 4, 2018

Girls Swim Begins November 5, 2018

Spring Meet the Coaches - February 13, 2019 (6pm)

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 17-24, 2019

Spring Sports Begin February 25, 2019


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242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

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