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Track Qualifies 11 For State Championships

The Boys and Girls Track program had a lot to be happy about following the State Sectional Meet at MICDS on Saturday. The Vikings advanced 11 to the State Meet next Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City. Congratulations to the following student-athletes on a great State Sectional Meet and good luck this coming week at the State Meet.

Name/State Qualifying Event/Place

Alexa Brugere - 800 - 1st

Erin Gilbert - 1600 - 1st

Maggie May - 1600 - 2nd

Jackson Foster - 1600 - 3rd

Alexa Brugere, Chloe Figgins, Erin Gilbert, Maggie May - 4x800 - 2nd

Kalescia Thomas - 100H - 3rd

Jonah Bridges, Nick Cimmarusti, Jacob Boushelle, Jackson Foster - 4x800 - 2nd

Sarah Russom - 3200 - 2nd

Brooke Clemons - Para-Athlete

Kirk Brewster Competes At Golf State Championships

Congratulations to junior Kirk Brewster on his finish at the Golf State Championships in Kansas City. Kirk qualified for the first time and had two strong days of golf. We look forward to following Kirk next season in his quest to qualify for the State Championships again.
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Howell Baseball Well Represented On All-District Team

The baseball program was well represented when the All-District team was announced last week. Congratulations to the following Vikings for earning All-District honors.

1st Team

Matt Schark

Dalton Grantham

Garrett Payne

2nd Team

Zack Hunsicker

Garrett Richardson

Michael Collins

Honorable Mention

Brad Beckmann

Brett Brazill

Boys VB Lands Three On All Conference Team

The Boys Volleyball program landed three on the All-Conference Team this season. Congrats to the following volleyball players on their all-conference selections:

August Kohrs - 1st Team

Justin King - 2nd Team

Kyle Steward - 2nd Team

Three Girls LAX Players Earn All-Conference Honors

Three Howell Lady Vikings Lacrosse players were recently named to the All-Conference Team. Danielle Robinson, Marissa Guenther and Emily Eberwine were selected all-conference performers in only the third season of lacrosse at Howell. Congratulations to these young ladies on a great accomplishment.

All-Conference Selections

Danielle Robinson - 2nd Team

Marissa Guenther - Honorable Mention

Emily Eberwine - Honorable Mention

24 Howell Students Inducted Into International Thespian Society

The Francis Howell High School’s Limelight Theatre would like to congratulate the following students who have been inducted into the International Thespian Society for 2018. These students have contributed over 100 hours of work in the theatre to earn placement in this Honor Society for Drama Students.

Jacob Abernathy, Brianna Bradshaw, Kayla Elmore, Lauren Fennewald,
Sydney Gibson, Lily Moore, Lynsey Putnam, Chloee Rudolph, Kayla Sanchez, Samantha Temper, Katelyn Traluch, Marissa Verhaeg, Santino Bono, Blake Cissell, Jaleacia Evans, Samuel Figgins, Ainslee Harkins, Christopher Mosher, Molly Quick, Dena Russom, Nicholas Smith, Katie Thuet, Isadora Vaccaro and Elisbeta Vondera.

In addition, the FHHS Limelight Theatre Thespian Troupe #1917 acknowledges the following Honor Thespians for 2018. These Seniors completed over 600 hours of outstanding contribution and work in the theatre and are awarded Honor Cords to wear at graduation, making them Honor Thespians. Congratulations to Honor Thespian Mateo Flores with 610 hours and Honor Thespian Simon Travers with 600 hours.

Limelight Theatre would also like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding and exceptional contributions to the Limelight Theatre. Honor Thespian Erin Zhang for completing over 700 hours and Honor Thespian Jake Conrad for completing over 800 hours of service. These numbers are the exception and an impressive achievement.

Congratulations to all our Thespians!

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Dunn & Palchak Earn Medals At Boys District Tennis

Congratulations to Jackson Dunn and Andriy Palchak on earning Bronze Medals at Districts. The two Viking capped off a great season by earning the medals in doubles.
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Boys Tennis Finishes Another Strong Season

The Boys Tennis program had another great season. The varsity finished the regular season 11-3 with an overall individual match of 85-41. The JV finished undefeated with an overall individual match score of 80-30. Jackson Dunn and Andriy Palchak went on to earn fBronze in Doubles at Districts to finish the season. Viking fans are looking forward to another great season next year.

Flynn & Enos End Howell Wrestling Careers Nationally Ranked

Congratulations to both Jack Flynn and Peter Enos on ending their high school careers by being ranked nationally at their respective weight classes. Both Flynn & Enos won State Championships this season and will both wrestle at the college level. Jack will further his education and wrestling career at the University of Missouri and Peter will attend and wrestle at McKendree University. Congratulations to these soon to be Howell alums!

National Rankings

Jack Flynn - 18th

Peter Enos - 28th

Coach Lovercheck Added To Staff Of WPSL St. Louis Lions

Howell assistant girls soccer coach Claire Lovercheck has been added to the staff of the St. Louis Lions of the Womens Premier Soccer League. The WPSL has over 100 national women's soccer teams, making it the largest women's league in the world. You can learn more about the St. Louis Lions and purchase tickets to upcoming games at

Girls LAX Ends Most Successful Season In Program History

Congratulations to girls lacrosse on reaching the 2nd round of the State Playoffs and finishing the most successful season in program history. In only the third season of the program and in just its second at the varsity level the Lady Vikings finished the season 11-5 and were ranked as high as 3rd in the State during the course of the season. Congratulations to Coach Ginn and our Lady Vikings on a great season.
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Fall Meet the Coaches Set For July 25th

The fall season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for July 25th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:15 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 August 6th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on July 25th. To ensure participation on August 6th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than August 2nd at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2018-19 Eligibility Paperwork

Howell Alum Valeska Halamicek Scores At SEC Meet

Congratulations to Howell alum Valeska Halamicek on earning a 8th place finish in the 800 and a 6th place finish in the 1600 at the SEC Track & Field Championships.
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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

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