The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Soccer Begins Season With Dominant Start; Outscores Opponents 18-0

The Boys Soccer program is off to a dominant start as they earned three wins last week in the FZE Tournament. The Vikings outscored their opponents 18-0 in the three games. Tommy Naumann led the Vikings with 6 goals and 13 points in the first three games. Tony Sesti also netted 3 goals and had 7 points during the 3 game span. The Vikings will have their home opener on Thursday at 7pm as they face off with GAC South foe Howell Central.
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Girls Tennis Begins Season 3-0

The girl's tennis program kicked off their season this week by earning three wins over FHN, FZW and Troy. The Lady Vikings tennis program is currently 27-0 in matches played and looks to continue to build on their record this week. Be sure to support our Lady Vikings this week at home or by following @FHGirlsTennis on Twitter!
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Boys Swim Dives Into Season With Win

The boys swim program began their season last week by taking on Pattonville and Hazelwood Central. The Vikings earned a 146-101-33 win over both schools on the road at Hazelwood Central. You can catch the boys swim program in action this Thursday as they host TImberland at the Rec Plex at 8:30 p.m. All Viking fans are encouraged to get out and support our boys swim program as they dive into their schedule.

Band Performs At FHSD Band Preview

On Thursday night, all three FHSD high school bands met at Howell Central for the FHSD Band Preview. The Howell Band performed their 2017 contest program entitled “Infinity: No Beginning, No End.” The show is directed by Chris Miller and assisted by Mark Ishman and Bryan White. The Drum Majors are Matt Bahan, Mary Todd and Brandon Hofman. The program also features a solo by Amanda Lynch.

You can view pieces of the performance by clicking the links below. We hope all Howell family members get out to support our great band this season!

FHSD Band Preview Performance #1

FHSD Band Preview Performance #2

Cheer Continues To Bring School Spirit To Howell

The school spirit at Howell this year has been truly impressive. The cheer program continues to work to build school spirit among all students, fans and the community. The 2017-18 cheer program has some of the largest numbers in program history and these young ladies continue to show their #vikingpride and to work to promote Howell in a positive way. You can view a brief performance from Friday night by clicking the link below. Thanks again to all of our cheerleaders for helping to improve school spirit!

Friday Night Cheer Performance

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Cross Country Has Strong Showing At First Capital Meet

The Cross Country program traveled to McNair Park for the First Capital Cross Country Meet on Friday. The Vikings brought home strong performances at all levels. The boys and girls varsity programs both finished 2nd while the JV boys finished first. The Varsity Boys were paced by a first place finish from Anthony Giacalone. You can view the Top 20 finishes below as well as all runners at this link - Good luck to all Cross Country runners as they begin the season.

Varsity Boys - 2nd

Anthony Giacalone - 1st

Austin Joyce - 10th

Deivydas Hermanas - 11th

Jackson Foster - 13th

Sam Porten - 15th

Blake Panagos - 19th

Varsity Girls - 2nd

Erin Gilbert - 2nd

Elizabeth Payne - 5th

Lily Boushelle - 8th

Chloe Figgins - 15th

Ally Hoppe - 16th

Maggie May - 17th

Taylor Russell - 20th

JV Girls - 5th

Alexis Edgar - 2nd

Jessica Hornberger - 10th

JV Boys - 1st

Jacob Boushelle - 2nd

Brendan Heslin - 3rd

Caleb Estes - 6th

Dylan Kossl - 8th

Henry Filipek - 10th

Joe Armour - 13th

Ben Brooks - 19th

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Girls Golf Birdies Their Way To A Big Win Over Holt

The Girls Golf program kicked off their season on Thursday afternoon as they faced Holt. The Lady Vikings earned a 171-227 win in their season opener. Congratulations to Allison Moore on being a medalist. Be sure to follow the Lady Viking Golf program on Twitter at @fhgirlsgolf
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Over 150 Attend Howell Cheer Clinic

The Howell Cheer program hosted their annual cheer clinic on Saturday. This year over 150 attended this great opportunity. Those attending the cheer clinic were able to learn cheer and leadership skills from our high school cheerleaders. Those that attended the cheer clinic will have the opportunity to perform at a future football game this season. Congratulations to our cheerleaders for providing a great day of cheer activities!
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Limelight Theatre To Present "Kiss Me Deadly" This Fall

The award winning Limelight Theatre will proudly present the murder mystery,

Kiss Me, Deadly by playwright, Bill Robens to be performed on November 8th, 10th and 11th, 2017. Auditions for this play will be on Tuesday, August 29th at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 30th at 1:40 pm in the Auditorium. There will be a sign up sheet for Auditions at the Drama Classroom for those students interested in becoming part of this production. Crew sign ups will also be available as well as a sign up for interviews to become a Crew Head.

Kiss Me, Deadly is a classic murder mystery, a romance and a comedy set in the 1940’s. We meet L.A. detective Charlie Nickels as he sets out to solve a murder, while also investigating the theft of a diamond from the murder victim. With his witty secretary and a wide variety of suspects available, this who done it will keep you guessing until the very end.

Audition scripts are available at Mr. Cole’s classroom now until the auditions dates. For questions, please contact Edward Cole, Theatre Director at

Viking Leadership Academy Begins Wednesday

This week Howell students will have their first opportunity of the 2017-18 school year to attend the new look Viking Leadership Academy (VLA). The Viking Leadership Academy has gone through some structural and format changes for the 2017-18 school year that will greater serve all students at Howell.

VLA was established to help to develop better persons, better teammates, and better student-participants at Howell. There is a direct correlation between academic, athletic, and activity performance and leadership skills. The goal of VLA is to further grow student leadership skills so that they can contribute more to Howell, their community and to their activities, clubs and sports.

During the 2017-18 school year, VLA will meet twice a month during Howell time. All Howell students are encouraged to attend these interactive sessions. A curriculum that is theme based is used to help develop leadership skills and traits that will help students to be successful at Howell as well as in their activity or sport and ultimately in life. The five themes that are the focus of the VLA program are:

  • Model It

  • Inspire Other Vikings

  • Challenge Other Vikings

  • Involve All Vikings

  • Celebrate Viking Accomplishments

What does the Howell staff think about leadership development and the Viking Leadership Academy?

“We really want our players to be more than just football players. We work hard to use the R.I.S.E. core values to help them grow as leaders and community members. It’s important that their experience in our program helps them become great football players and great men.” - Head Football Coach Cory Snyder

“The Viking Leadership Academy is encouraging great character to promote and develop overall strong leaders” - Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Janet Muehling

“It is important to develop future leaders that can influence positive change both in and out of their activity or sport. The leadership development provided will help to influence our programs, school and community.” Head Cross Country and Head Boys Tennis Coach Tracy Carlson

“Francis Howell activities and athletics have the unique ability to positively impact students, parents, families, staff, and the community. The vision, goals, and efforts of our coaches and sponsors are meant to impact Francis Howell High School, it’s families, staff, and the community forever.” The continued efforts to help develop leaders and young men and women that embody our R.I.S.E. core values is at the forefront of what we are focusing on in our programs.” Activities Director Sean Erwin

We hope to see many Howell students on Wednesday during Howell time taking part in VLA. For more updates on VLA and leadership development at Howell please follow @FHVikings on Twitter or follow the efforts in the Viking Insider.

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Howell Vikings In The News

New Look VB Vikings Start Season With Win Over FHC

Click the link above for an STL Today article on our girls volleyball program.

Softball Pulls Away Late For Win Over FHC

Click the link above for a Midrivers News article on the softball win over FHC.

Howell Alum Excelling With New York Giants

Click the link above to read about Howell alum Calvin Munson in the New York Post

Howell Student Adora Calvert Opens For First Jason At Firebird

Howell student Adora Calvert continues to work on her music career. This past Friday she opened for First Jason at the Firebird. Congratulations to Adora on a great accomplishment! You can view one of her videos below.
The A Team - Ed Sheeran (Adora Brenn Cover)

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

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

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242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

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