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Happy Mother's Day To Our Viking Moms

Happy Mothers Day to all of our Viking moms that help to make our programs and the success that takes place in them possible. We hope each Viking mom has a great day with family and friends today!

Brewster & Prager Advance To Golf State Championships

Congratulations to Kirk Brewster and Cole Prager on advancing to the MSHSAA State Championships this coming week. The two Vikings competed at the State Sectionals on Monday to advance to the two day State tournament to be held at Silo Ridge in Bolivar, Missouri. Thank you to the Boys Golf program for a great season of representing Howell on and off the course and good luck to Kirk and Cole at State!
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Track Brings Home 6 District Champions & Advances To Sectionals In 18 Events

It was a great day for the Boys and Girls Track program on Saturday as they competed at the District Meet. The Vikings were able to advance to the State Sectional Meet in 18 events on the boys and girls side and had 6 District Championship events on the day. Congratulations to the track program on a strong showing. You can see all results from the day by clicking this link - Class 5 District 5 Meet Results and also by viewing the recap below. Good luck to our track student-athletes next week in the State Sectionals!

District Meet Recap & State Sectional Qualifiers

  • Drake Heismeyer takes third at Districts in Discus with a new PR and is All-District and Sectionals bound.
  • Mason Brock is the DISTRICT CHAMPION in the Javelin.
  • Boys 4x400 (Meriweather, Weber, Boushelle, Bridges) take second place and are All-District and Sectional bound.
  • Girls 4x400 (Williams, S. Russell, Schultz, T. Russell) are DISTRICT CHAMPIONS and Sectionals bound.
  • Nick Cimmarusti is DISTRICT CHAMPION in the 3200m and is Sectionals bound.
  • Sarah Russom takes 2nd place in the 3200m and is All-District and Sectional bound.
  • Drake Heismeyer is the DISTRICT CHAMPION in the Shot Put and is Sectionals bound.
  • Jacob Boushelle takes 4th in the 800m and is All-District and Sectionals bound.
  • Maggie May and Chloe Figgine take 2nd and 3rd in the 800m and are All-District and Sectionals bound.
  • Berlynn Hamilton takes 2nd in the 300H and is All-District and Sectionals bound.
  • Caleb Meriweather is All-District and Sectionals bound in the 400m with a 4th place finish.
  • Zora Williams is the DISTRICT CHAMPION in the 400m and is Sectionals bound.
  • Boys 4x100 (Meriweather, Elliott, Weber, Banton) take 4th and is All-District and Sectionals bound.
  • Boys 4x200 (Thomason, Elliott, Donnelly, Weber) takes 4th and is All-District and is Sectionals bound.
  • Chloe Figgins and Adeline Ferreira are both All-District placing 2nd and 4th.
  • CJ Banton is All-District in the 100m and has qualifies for Sectionals.
  • Berlynn Hamilton takes 2nd in the 100H which is ALL-DISTRICT and qualifies for Sectionals with a new PR.
  • Girls 4x800 (Schultz, S. Russell, T. Russell, C. Figgins) are DISTRICT CHAMPIONS.

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Howell Grows To 50 To Further Education & MSHSAA Sponsored Activity/Sport At College Level

On Friday morning the Howell Activities Department recognized another group of young men and women that will further their education and MSHSAA sponsored activity or sport at the college level. Francis Howell High School has set the standard for sending students on to compete at the next level and is among the top in the State. The national average for those moving on to compete at the college level is 7.4% and over the course of the past five years Francis Howell High School has averaged over 30%. Congratulations to the following 50 students that will be representing Howell at the college level in their MSHSAA sponsored activity or sport. We look forward to recognizing several more students as they make their final decisions.

2019 Howell College Bound Student-Participants

Alex Rupp - Band - St. Charles Community College

Kayla Walton - Band - St. Charles Community College

Amanda Lynch - Band - Missouri State University

Anthony Losch - Band - Purdue University

Jeffrey Reckis - Band - Middle Tennesse State University

John Tidswell - Band - Northern Michigan University

Brandon Ulm - Baseball - St. Louis Community College

Daniel Fick - Baseball - St. Charles Community College

Antwoine Patton - Baseball - Lindenwood University - Belleville

Evan Howse - Baseball - University of Central Missouri

Chris Dansberry - Baseball - Lindenwood University

Johnathan Coles - Baseball - Drury University

Levi Masloski - Baseball - Greenville University

Micah Huwe - Basketball - Illinois College

Daylan Dalton - Basketball - Southwestern Illinois College

Marissa Gibbons - Band/Choir - St. Louis University

Ashley Foster - Choir - Missouri State University

Sierra Bice - Choir - Miami Dade Honors College

De'Jah Hoskins - Choir - Claflin University

Lauren Buzzell - Choir - Stephens College

Jewel Clark - Choir - St. Louis Community College

Payton Lane - Choir - St. Charles Community College

Nick Brock - Choir - Ozarks Technical Community College

Chloe Figgins - Cross Country/Track - University of Memphis

Jacob Boushelle - Cross Country/Track - Maryville University

Sam Miller - Dance - Lindenwood University

Megan Walker - Dance - Southeast Missouri State University

Matthew Simmons - Football - Washburn University

Doug Becker - Football - Greenville University

Beta Vondera - Golf - Missouri Baptist University

Danielle Robinson - Lacrosse - Quincy University

Chase Parker - Lacrosse - Transylvania University

Jo Cruz - Soccer - St. Charles Community College

Matt Peters - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University

Jared Cessac - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University

Patrick Schulte - Soccer - St. Louis University

Devin Griffith - Soccer - William Jewell College

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

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

Jonah Bridges - Soccer - Truman State University

Ryan Olwig - Soccer - University of Southern Indiana

Caleb Saldaña - Soccer - Illinois College

Natalie Jackson - Soccer - Southeast Missouri State University

Lexi Porchia - Soccer - Quincy University

Kristen Graser - Soccer - Columbia College

Emily Eberwine - Softball - Truman State University

Callie Unrein - Softball - Truman State University

Kennidy Shirey - Tennis - Truman State University

Lauren Holsclaw - Volleyball - St. Louis Community College

Gail Nichols - Volleyball - Drury University

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Jackson Dunn To Compete In District Finals, Advances To State Sectionals

The Boys Tennis season has come to an end, but one Viking still remains. Jackson Dunn advanced to the Individual District Championship match in singles on Saturday and will play for a District Championship on Monday. By reaching the District Championship match, Jackson now qualifies to advance to the State Sectionals on Tuesday. Congratulations to Jackson on a great season and good luck on Monday and Tuesday as he represents Howell at the State level!
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Baseball Lands Five On All District Team

The Class 5 District 7 All District Team was announced on Saturday and the Vikings were well represented with five members on the team. You can catch the Vikings in action on Monday afternoon as they play in the first round of the district tournament at home. Congratulations to the following Vikings for earning All-District recognition.

Class 5 District 7 All-District Team

Matt Schark - 1st Team

Matt James - 1st Team

Dalton Grantham - 1st Team

Will Doherty - 1st Team

Carson Subbert - 2nd Team

Howell Student Charley Herman Recognized By DEA For Awareness Walk Efforts

Congrats to our very own Charley Herman for her efforts to organzie the 1st Annual Heroin Awareness Walk! On May 1, DEA Special Agent Ryan Lawyer, Administrative Support Specialist Julie Conroy, and Diversion Outreach Coordinator Amanda Purdum presented Certificates of Appreciation to four St. Charles County seniors at the CAPS End of the Year Event. The DEA wanted to recognize (l-r) Amanda Evergerd, Anna Sorensen, Destiny Gerard and Charley Herman for their hard work and dedication to making the inaugural 2019 Heroin Awareness Walk such a big success. This was a huge undertaking by these young women who did everything from coordinating the event to securing sponsorships to hosting nearly 500 people at Legacy Park, Cottleville. This was no small feat and these ladies conquered it. DEA appreciates the attention they brought to such an important cause. In 2017, more than 72,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdose. It’s imperative we talk about drug misuse and educate our communities, which is exactly what these young ladies did and we are certain they empowered at least one person at this event if not many, many more.
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Howell Alum Todd Joerling Inducted Into GAC Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Howell alum Todd Joerling for his recent induction into the GAC Hall of Fame 2019 class. Last week Todd was recognized prior to the final regular season home baseball game of the year by throwing out the first pitch. Todd has been a great supporter of Howell activities and sports and has been a great representative of Howell both on and off the field since graduating. Congratulations to Todd for this great honor!
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Howell Alum Brett Graves Featured On PRSPCTV

Francis Howell Alum and current major leaguer Brett Graves was recently featured on PRSPCTV. Graves is currently with the Miami Marlins organization. Viking fans can view the feature by clicking the video below. Congratulations to Brett on representing Howell so well both on and off the field!

Sign Up Now For Your Howell Summer Camps

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. You can now go online to sign up and pay for all of your camps in one location. The online format helps to streamline the process and allows you to sign up for multiple camps at one time while only filling out your information once!

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College Recruiting Process Is A Four Year Process

Over the course of the past five years Francis Howell High School has had 267 students go on to further their education and MSHSAA sponsored activity and sport at the college level. The process to get to this point takes great effort both in and out of the activity or sport. Below students and parents can find a timeline that will help in the preperation process. Students and parents wanting additional information on the recruiting process are encourage to speak with their coach/sponsor, guidance counselor or Activities Director, Sean Erwin. Additional information and resources can also be found at the NCAA Eligibility Center by clicking this link -
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2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced For MSHSAA Activities & Sports

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods and starting dates for MSHSAA sponsored activities has been released for the 2019-20 school year. These 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 2019-20 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 29 - July 7, 2019

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (excluding girls swim) - October 27 - November 3, 2019

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins November 4, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - November 3 - November 10, 2019

Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 23 - March 1, 2020

Spring Sports Begin March 2, 2020

Stay Connected With The Activities Department

There are many ways for Viking fans to stay informed and aware of everything going on at Howell. Below you can find several platforms to find information specific to the Howell Activities Department. Finding information and content on our activities, clubs and sports has never been easier!

Twitter- @FHVikings

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Instagram - FHVikings

Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at

Youtube Channel -

Camp Website –

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