Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Megan Link, a goalkeeper with the women's soccer team at Southwest Baptist University, has signed a contract to play for Afturelding FC of Icleand.
A Wildwood resident will soon be traveling overseas to launch her professional soccer (excuse us, football) career in a European country most Americans wouldn’t associate with the sport – Iceland. Megan Link, a four-year starter in the goalkeeper position for the Southwest Baptist University, has signed a contract to play for Afturelding FC of Iceland, according to a press release from the SBU. The club competes across Europe as well as against other Icelandic teams and last year qualified for the prestigious European Women’s Champions League for the third straight year. Link’s coach Robert Poleyn said she had an impressive run at SBU. “She has either set every career record or placed in the top five in every category while also being …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Golf novice Larry Jost hit a 1-in-12,000 chance shot on the third hole of a charity golf tournament in St. Louis Monday.
Usually, the first outing on a golf course can be a rough experience for novice players with their shots more likely to land in a water hazard than on the green. And Eureka resident Larry Jost was one such golfer, having played the sport for exactly one day, when he did something even pro golfers may never do – hit a hole-in-one. The amazing shot occurred during a charity tournament at Glen Echo Country Club on Monday, according to an interview with Jost by news channel KSDK, which noted that the chance of making a hole-in-one is approximately 1 in 12,000. Jost told the TV station the reaction from those around him was immediate, with people erupting into excited cheers and jumping up and down. The feat netted Jost a check for $10,000…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Varsity Wildcats embark on a journey for the state championship title Friday. The JV squad ends the season strong in tournament play and the Freshmen show heart on and off the field.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Learn about some of his past nicknames, what he would be doing if he wasn't playing baseball and if he knows how to spell "Rzepczynski" in this MLB.com video on the Cardinals third baseman.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman and Lafayette High School grad David Freese fields some questions in the video above from MLB.com.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Spring time is bike time, so be prepared to hit the trails and the road with this class sponsored by the City of Wildwood and the Great Rivers Greenway.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Find out who stood out at recent trapshooting competitions.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Timbers facility being built in Eureka will have different hours for the building versus the aquatic complex.
While progress is being made on the recreational center under construction in Eureka, proposed usage prices for facility—now being called The Timbers—were unveiled at the Eureka Town Hall meeting Thursday night. Eureka Mayor Kevin Coffey told town hall attendees the recreational center was still on scheduled to open by mid-July. He said the planned prices for The Timbers' family rate are half of what the family rate costs at the Wildwood Family YMCA. Some residents wish an indoor pool that could be used year-round was part of the amenities of the new rec center, but city officials said the costs involved didn't allow for it until perhaps the future: No Indoor Pool at Eureka Recreation Center Has Some Not Splashing for Joy Coffey said an …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Pond Athletic Association is observing the organization's 50th anniversary this year, and asked Wildwood city representatives to support it. A total of $25,000 may be on its way to the group.
An ordinance to allocate a $25,000 donation to the Pond Athletic Association (PAA) was introduced at Monday night's Wildwood city council meeting. The money would come from the city's Parks and Recreation Department as a special project to contribute toward the entity's 50th anniversary this year. Wildwood Director of Planning and Parks Joe Vujnich said it is the first time city representatives would be donating a cash sum directly to a nonprofit group. "Council members wanted to be part of the anniversary observation," he said. City council members will vote on the ordinance for the second time on April 22 to finalize the allocation, although Mayor Tim Woerther noted at Monday's council meeting they still were waiting for a documented …
Monday, April 8, 2013
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Several local girls' basketball players received a positive nod toward their hard work and skills.
Mallory Proffer, a Eureka High School student, was named co-freshmen of the year for the Suburban West All Conference Women's Basketball Team. Proffer shares the honor with Lindbergh's Kavita Krell. Eureka's Head Women’s Basketball Coach James Alsup relayed good news for two other players as well. Hannah Finley, a 5-foot-10-inch senior at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, was named to the first team of the Suburban West All Conference Women's Basketball Team, as well as was Eureka's Lindsey McCoy, a 6-footer junior.