The Viking Insider
Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine
Girls Golf Wins District Championship
Congratulations to the Girls Golf program on winning the District Championship! The Lady Vikings were paced by Kylee Hormuth and her second place finish. The entire team turned in some of their best scores of the season to win its fourth District Championship in program history. The Lady Vikings will now compete in the State Sectionals on Monday for a chance at a birth in the State Championships. Good luck to our Lady Vikings.
Kylee Hormuth - 2nd
Josie Brakensiek - 5th
Sydney Rogers - 6th
Beta Vondera - 8th
Hannah Ichiostro - 11th
Girls Tennis Wins District Championship
Howell To Host It's 4th Annual First Responders Night
This Friday, October 12th will be a special night not only for Viking fans but also for first responders and the community. The highly anticipated game will be the 4th Annual "First Responders Night." The theme for the game on Friday is "Red, White, & Blue." All Howell and Holt fans are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to the game to show their support. All first responders and military personnel in uniform or with an ID will be admitted to the game for free. The game will also serve as a fundraiser for the Backstoppers. An evening of events has been planned to honor the great men and women that serve as First Responders and those that defend our country in the military.
A list of events and activities for the night is listed below. We encourage the entire Howell community to come out and support not only the Vikings but the great men and women we are honoring as we look to raise money for the Backstoppers. The past three years the Howell community has raised nearly $6500 at First Responders Night.
**Please note that this has been the largest attended football game the past three years. It is strongly recommended to arrive early and to purchase your tickets immediately upon arrival to avoid lines just before game time. Additionally, you can purchase tickets or punch passes in the Activities Office all this week from 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m this week to help alleviate long lines prior to kickoff. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:35 p.m. in order to see the special pre-game festivities planned for this special night. You can find a guide to the evenings activities below.
Your Guide To All Of The 4th Annual First Responders Night Activities
Howell Vikings vs. Holt Indians
October 12, 2018
Gametime: 7:00 p.m.
Gates Open: 5:00 p.m.
Arrive Early - Due to an expected record crowd Viking fans are encouraged to arrive early on Friday night. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and fans are encouraged to be in the stadium by 6:20 p.m. to enjoy the many pre-game events planned. Additionally ticket lines have been added to deal with the large crowds.
Parking & Shuttle - Parking is available on the campus of Francis Howell High School as well as the Weldon Spring Site (Rockpile). A shuttle will be running from the Weldon Spring Site to the stadium from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for fans. Once the high school campus lot is full, all cars will be directed to the Weldon Spring Site (Rockpile) where additional parking is available and a shuttle will drop fans off at the stadium.
First Responders & Active Military- All First Responders and current active military will be admitted free to the game with an ID.
Police Drug & Attack Dog Demonstration - Local police agencies will put on a demonstration of drug and attack dog tactics inside the tennis courts next to the stadium from 5:45 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to view officers and their K9 dogs as they go through several simulations. K9 Officers will also share drug related information with those in attendance. This opportunity is being made possible by the Ryan Griffin Memorial Foundation and Dowdy Dogs.
Future Viking Night - Students from John Weldon, Independence, Daniel Boone, Castlio, Warren, Howell Middle and Bryan Middle are admitted free with an accompanying adult and “Future Viking Night” flyer. Free admission is for students only.
JR Viking Football, JR Viking Cheer, & Middle School Band - Students involved with these groups will be admitted free to the game with their jersey or uniform. Students from all three groups will welcome the team to the field and the middle school band will help in the performing of the National Anthem.
Red, White, & Blue Theme- All fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in honor of our First Responders and military personnel.
Seating In East Endzone (Tennis Court Side) - Viking fans can now get even closer to the action on Friday night. Additional seating for up to 800 fans is being added to the east endzone. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Seating is first come, first serve in this area.
Farmers Insurance Presentation - Mark and Tyler Arnold from Farmers Insurance will present the Howell Activities Department a check to support Howell programs.
Honor Guard To Present Colors- The Riverview Gardens High School NJROTC Color Guard will present the colors prior to the football game.
Special 50 State Recognition- We will present a very unique and special recognition of the fifty states prior to the National Anthem. This will be a great photo opportunity you will not want to miss.
Delivery of Game Ball- A trademark of the First Responders Night at Howell is the special delivery of the game ball. Viking fans will be able to view a special fly over and delivery of the game ball courtesy of Metro Air Support. Howell alum and current Battalion Chief of the St. Charles County Ambulance District Brandon Jones and his family will receive the game ball which will be presented by current Howell parent and Captain of the St. Charles County Bureau of Special Enforcement Craig Ostermeyer.
Special Game Entrance - Viking fans can enjoy a special entrance to the field courtesy of our friends at Peoples Savings Bank. The best entrance in high school football just got better! Be sure that you are in your seats as our Vikings take the field.
Win A Metro Air Support Helicopter Ride To Benefit The Backstoppers
4th Annual Francis Howell First Responders Night Football Game
Metro Air Support Helicopter Ride Raffle
Here’s your opportunity to experience a helicopter ride with the Metro Air Support unit while also supporting the Backstoppers.
Prize: Winner receives a certificate which entitles them to one ride in a Metro Air Support helicopter. Date and time to be coordinated and approved by the Commander of the Metro Air Support Unit. (All passengers must be 16 years of age or older)
Ticket Sales: Monday, October 8th - Thursday, October 11th at 11:59 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased at www.fhvikingscamps.com
Ticket Cost: $10 per ticket or 6 tickets for $50
Drawing: Will take place on October 12th. The winner will be announced at halftime of the football game. Winner does not need to be present.
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Backstoppers.
Boys Cross Country Wins GAC South Championship, Cimmarusti Finishes First
It was a great GAC South Cross Country Meet for the Viking on Thursday. For the first time since 2010 the boys program won the GAC South and for the first time since 1994 they won the conference title in the same year as the girls. The Vikings turned out several great performances including many PR's. Howell sophomore Nick Cummarusti finished first to lead a group that had six finish in the top twenty. You can view the finishes below. Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country program!
Top 20 Howell Finishers
Nick Cimmarusti - 1st
Blake Panagos - 8th
Hunter Tosto - 10th
Deivydas Hermanas - 12th
Josh Kyle - 14th
Sam Porten - 15th
Girls Cross Country Wins GAC South Championship, Russom Finishes First
For the fourth straight year and for the eighth time in ten years the Lady Vikings Cross Country program has won the GAC South Cross Country Meet. The Lady Vikings put on another dominant performance by placing five girls in the top ten. You can see the results of all top twenty finishers below. Congratulations to sophomore Sarah Russom on finishing first in the meet!
Top 20 Howell Finishers
Sarah Russom - 1st
Chloe Figgins - 3rd
Michaela Flynn - 5th
Alexis Edgar - 6th
Maggie May - 7th
Adeline Ferreira - 15th
Megan West - 16th
JV Girls Cross Country Wins GAC South Meet, Boys Finish Second
The JV Boys and Girls Cross Country programs had a successful day at the GAC South Cross Country Meet. The Lady Vikings won the meet paced by a first place finish by Lily Boushelle and the boys program finished second in a very competitive boys division. Below you can find the results of the JV Girls and Boys program. Congratulations to all of our Howell Cross Country runners on a great day!
JV Girls Top 20 Results
Lily Boushelle - 1st
Taylor Russell - 2nd
Nora Stith - 3rd
Erin Ehrig - 4th
Sarah Stith - 6th
Ashleigh Martin - 16th
Danielle Robinson - 17th
Audrey Zander - 19th
Megan Bonham - 20th
JV Boys Top 20 Results
Caleb Estes - 7th
Jayce Hollister - 8th
Henry Filipek - 9th
Elijah Holt - 15th
Football Wins Fifth Straight Game, Clinches GAC South Title
Girls Tennis Members Advance To State Sectionals in Singles & Doubles
XC Runners Russom & Cimmarusti Enter Top 25 In School History
Boys Swim "Diving" Into End Of Regular Season
Soccer Seniors Win On Senior Night, Move To 13-2-1 On Season
Band Hosts 38th Annual Howell Marching Band Invitational
Mandatory Winter Meet The Coaches Set For October 10th
The winter season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for October 10th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on October 29th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on October 10th. To ensure participation on October 29th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than October 25th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.
Winter Impact Testing Dates Released
Freshman, Juniors and new students to Howell in the winter sports of basketball, wrestling and witnterguard that have not taken their Impact Testing yet to do so on the dates listed below. Please be aware that those that do not complete their impact testing may not participate in the first day of winter sports tryouts on October 29th.
Upcoming Winter Sports Impact Testing Dates
October 10 @ 1:45pm (Learning Commons)
October 10 @ 4:45pm (Learning Commons prior to Winter Meet the Coaches)
Choir Puts Focus On Leadership Development & Growth
Girls Volleyball Program Continues Outreach In Community
Howell Alum & MLB Pitcher Graves Meets With Football Team
What Does It Take To Be A Good Howell Teammate, Coach, Parent Or Fan? We have the answers!
Youth Spectator Guidelines Reminder
As we begin several consecutive weeks of "Friday Night Lights" the FHSD would like to remind all parents and students of our youth spectator guidelines that are in place to ensure the safety of students and fans at all FHSD events.
All students and children currently enrolled in the eighth grade and younger must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult to be admitted to or remain at the event. Students and children are expected to remain under the supervision of the adult that they are attending the event with.
Youth spectators as described above will not be admitted to the stadium without a designated adult. Any youth spectators without a designated adult will be held outside the stadium until their parents come to pick them up or accompany them into the game.
Accompanying adults are asked to maintain diligent supervision of those youth spectators for which they have assumed responsibility the entire contest. Any youth spectators found to be without adult supervision will be returned to the adult(s) they came to game with. If their adults are unable to be found, they will be held outside the stadium until a responsible adult comes to pick them up or accompany them back to the game.
Francis Howell High School Cheerleaders Present:
3rd Annual Mouse Races
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the
New Melle Sports and Recreation Facility Banquet Hall
Doors open at 6:30p.m., Races begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person, or $160 per table
*Price includes drinks and snacks.
You may bring your own drinks and food.
***ROULETTE, RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTIONS***
If you have any questions, or would like to purchase tickets please contact:
Shannah Hultman 636-357-9971
Donation, Melinda Campbell 314-369-1478
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