Saturday, June 30, 2012
Most residents are unaware that ESA is the only association in the St. Louis County Athletic Association that shares its facilities with a host of city-sponsored activities.
John Custer, Eureka Sports Association (ESA) president, said "it takes a village" to operate with an entirely volunteer board, parent volunteer coaches and teenage umpires, and very few paid field and concession stand staff. “I believe ESA is stronger than it has ever been," he said. "We have great leadership in place right now with our current board, and have fostered a healthy and productive relationship with the Eureka’s Parks and Recreation Department. I believe we are in a good spot to grow the association and serve the needs of this community in ways that ESA has never been able to before.” Most residents are unaware that ESA is the only association in the St. Louis County Athletic Association that shares its facilities with a host …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Eureka High girls' varsity softball players were victors Friday afternoon over Parkway West High.
Despite the drizzle that turned into a stronger rain downpour at the onset of the girls' varsity softball game on Friday afternoon between Eureka and Parkway West high schools, both team's pitchers kept going—even when they had to hang towels from their uniforms and dry their hand and ball before each pitch. Eureka's team pulled away with a 16-1 victory at the third inning, invoking the "run ahead rule" that prompts games to be stopped for early endings. Eureka plays in the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday at the Arnold Athletic Association.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
PHOTO GALLERY: Mehlville Panthers girls' varsity softball players took on Eureka High School at home Tuesday.
Milder temperatures on Tuesday afternoon made perfect softball weather, and the Eureka High School girls' varsity softball team used it to cinch a 13-1 win over the Mehlville High School team. Eureka's junior varsity softball team also won that afternoon at Mehlville. Eureka's players hit a steady stream of singles, and Mehlville's infielders had some challenges with grounders that day. Eureka softball team members next play Parkway West at 4:15 p.m. Friday, again at home.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Exceeding expectations with a young squad last season, Eureka High School coaches aim to push further with the boys' soccer experience.
After entering a season down 13 seniors from the year before, such as Eureka High School did in 2010, sometimes there’s not much else to do but to hope for the best. And the Wildcats got exactly what they’d hoped for, plus a little more. The admittedly young squad gelled immediately, sprinting to a 12-1 start and finishing 18-7 in 2010, also tying for third in a solid Suburban West (5-3). “We exceeded expectations last year,” said Coach Gary Schneider in his second year as head coach. “We ended up a lot better than I think anyone had ever expected us to be, after losing 13 seniors from the previous season. But the boys came together and played pretty well, and we were pretty pleased with how the season turned out. “We didn’t lose 13 …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The SIUE Women’s Soccer team receives soccer skills from two former Eureka High School graduates.
Two Eurekans are playing on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Women's Soccer team, according to the game notes released by the college. The team's new soccer season recently started. Price's single-game highs: Points: 1, Ball State -- Sept. 3, 2010 Assists: 1, Ball State -- Sept. 3, 2010 Shots: 3, UT Martin -- Sept. 19, 2010 There were no specifics available for Schuchard. REMAINING SIUE WOMEN'S SOCCER GAMES: [Home Games shown in BOLD] Sun., Sept. 4 Indiana State 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 at Northern Iowa 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 18 at Saint Louis 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 23 Jacksonville State* 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 Tennessee Tech* 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 30 at UT Martin* 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2 at Southeast Missouri* 1 p.m. Fri., Oct. 7 at …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
A wild Conference matchup occurred Friday evening between Eureka and Mehlville High School football teams, with Eureka spending a lot of time trying to shut down Mehlville’s Chayse Brown.
Although they led 22-19, Eureka went into halftime wondering what it would take to stop Mehlville’s Chayse Brown. Behind a dominating offensive line, Brown spent the first half of Friday night’s Suburban West Conference matchup bobbing, weaving and sprinting toward Eureka’s end zone with over 150 yards in the game’s first 15 minutes. “At halftime we simply said ‘go to 28’ [Brown],” Eureka coach Farrell Shelton said. Easier said than done, however. Brown returned the second-half kickoff 53 yards, and then two plays later he scored his second touchdown of the night. It took just 39 seconds. That’s the kind of player Brown is, though it was not enough, as Eureka won the shootout, 57-33. “He’s special,” Shelton said after the game. “He’s one …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Patch Exclusive: Our high school football breakdown includes teams and star players to follow this season, and how Patch will help you stay atop of everything.
Despite the uncomfortable 90-degree temperatures and 8 p.m sunsets, it is still time to revel in the reality that football season has taken firm grasp across the St. Louis metropolitan area. With one week of the high school football season officially in the record books, there is no better time to look ahead at the splendor that awaits in September, October and November as area programs look to fulfill the dreams of students, families and fans. Patch is devoted to bringing the best of our community sports coverage to each of you this football season in a variety of ways. But, ultimately, we are relying on you to let us know what you most want to see on your local Patch, so never hesitate to drop us a note with your suggestions, criticism …
Only 1 run stood in the way of Eureka High's varsity softball players matching one of the best, year-to-year softball teams in St. Louis for the championship: Parkway South. Lafayette finished in seventh place of 16 teams.
The championship game of the 2011 Suburban South/West Conference Softball Tournament had a quick-paced, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 marching rhythm to it, often with three batters up and three batters down. Few hits were snatched from Eureka pitcher Maddie Krumrey and Parkway South pitcher Sheridon Sprague. No runners passed the second base until about the third inning. But it was a 1-run difference that made the Parkway South team this year's champions of the 16-team tournament. The final score was Parkway South 1, Eureka 0. The championship game, hosted at the Chesterfield Athletic Association, was played with great precision by athletes of both the teams. For prior, exclusive coverage of tournament games, see the following articles: Lancers, Wildcats …
Eureka will take a balanced offensive attack into South County Friday night when the Wildcats visit Mehlville for an early season Suburban West Conference game.
Last Friday, Eureka quarterback Seth Pratt, receiver Zach Sutter and running back Spencer Stein combined for nearly 500 total offensive yards in a 35-28 loss to Lafayette. But this time, the trio will be facing a Mehlville defense that nearly skunked Northwest in a 43-7 season-opening rout. Equally formidable is Mehlville’s offense, which features a pounding ground assault that racked up 271 yards on 35 carries in its first game. The Panthers’ passing game, on the other hand, consisted of just one completion in eight attempts. Even if they were to rush the ball on every play, there’s no telling who would be carrying the ball. Although junior Chayse Brown’s number was called the most (12 carries for 110 yards) last week, seven of his …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This week, 16 St. Louis area softball teams vie with each other in a tournament at Chesterfield Athletic Association. After Tuesday evening's play, Eureka is still in the hunt for the title.
A 16-team softball tournament anchored from the Chesterfield Athletic Association has St. Louis area softball players busy this week, including the Eureka High and Lafayette High girls' varsity teams. High school teams competing in the 2011 Suburban South/West Conference Softball Tournament include: Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette, Fox, Kirkwood, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Northwest, Oakville, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway South, Parkway West, Rockwood Summit, Seckman and Webster Groves. Lafayette first played Fox on Tuesday, winning 10-2. Lafayette's second game that evening pitted them against Eureka, with Eureka coming out on top 10-6. Eureka's first game on Tuesday was against Parkway Central, and they won 14-1. Head coach for …