Saturday, March 16, 2013
Each school's Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) award ceremony on May 5.
Every year, each Rockwood School District students and staff select their own Teacher of the Year who then completes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) application for the district-level program. Here are the teachers selected from Rockwood schools based in Wildwood and Eureka: Each school's Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) award ceremony on May 5.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Winners were announced from this year's Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition contest, which was created to assist with drug-related prevention and education.
More than 100 high school and middle school students in the Rockwood community submitted entries for the inaugural “As Seen by Teens” substance abuse prevention public service announcement and poster contest sponsored by the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, which is based in Eureka. See article: Teen Contest About Substance Abuse Offers Money Prizes The contest judging and awards ceremony was held Feb. 23 at B&B Theatres in Wildwood. Attendees viewed the posters and PSAs on a big screen, witnessed the independent judges complete their scoring rubrics, enjoyed entertainment provided by emcee Joe Fingerhut, and cast their own votes for an “audience choice” winner, according to a news release from coalition representatives. Click here to see all…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
A 27-yard boot from junior placekicker Daniel Menees proved to be game-winner, but only after Lindbergh’s Jordan Harmon came up short on a 42-yarder that could've forced a second overtime in a great football game. This article includes scoring summaries.
When Lafayette head coach Boyd Manne called for his field-goal team to take the field on the first possession of overtime on Friday night at Flyers Field, every member of the unit raced out to his position. The kick would, hopefully for the Lancers, give them the lead against Suburban West Conference rival Lindbergh. Every member of the team that is, except junior kicker Daniel Menees, who was still taking warmup kicks into a practice net. “I was just so focused on getting my steps right and hitting the ball good, I didn’t hear anybody say 'get out there',” Menees said. “Then all of a sudden, everybody was yelling for me to go. So I did.” As it turned out, those extra kicks did the trick, as Menees confidently blasted home a 27-yard field …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The annual rival football game between Eureka High and Lafayette High Schools is being called the Highway 109 Showdown. Both teams are eager to pit themselves. Both sets of students and staffs are preparing as well. Who will get the bragging rights?
- Rob Fox
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Eureka Wildcats will pay a visit to their rivals, the Lafayette Lancers, at 7 p.m. on Friday in Wildwood to kick off each team’s 2011 football season with a Suburban West Conference showdown. Last season’s matchup at Eureka ended in a 28-0 shutout in favor of the Wildcats. Lafayette will be looking to exact some revenge on its home field, bringing in a squad ranked 81st in the state and 22nd in Missouri Division 6, according to MaxPreps.com. A new year sees the Lancers looking to improve significantly on both offense and defense from the 2010 season. At the end of last year, coach Boyd Manne’s team was averaging 24 points a game while allowing 21. Eureka, meanwhile, would like to start this season similar to last, when the Wildcats …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Lafayette High football team is looking to get back into playoffs, after dipping to 5-5 last season. Here's more about their hopes as well as the season schedule.
After back-to-back playoff seasons in 2008 and 2009, the Lafayette High varsity football team took a slight misstep in 2010, going 5-5 overall and missing the postseason altogether. Many thought the Lancers might make it three playoff appearances in a row, but tough losses to rival Marquette and non-conference CBC in the final two games of the year eliminated any chance of that. “The bottom line is we played some great opponents, and we didn’t execute very well,” Lafayette head coach Boyd Manne said. “It’s all about taking care of the football and executing your offense and defense the way your supposed to. We didn’t do those things. And that’s why we got beat.” This year though, the coach believes he’s got a group that can get Lafayette …
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Illinois Sparks take home the tourney championship, while the St. Louis Pirates 17U team finishes third overall.
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY—In the end, the team from Chicago just had too much for the 30-plus team field at the 2011 SLU Summer Baseball Classic. The Illinois Sparks Nationals had too much hitting, too much pitching, and too much depth, and proved on Sunday with three impressive wins at the Billiken Sports Complex that they deserved to be called champions of one of the Midwest’s best summer baseball events. “They’re a good team, one of the best we’ve faced,” St. Louis Pirates 18U coach Brandon Robinson said, after his club lost 9-1 to the Sparks in Sunday’s championship game. “It was rough out here today, definitely. But that’s baseball.” The Sparks, a team of recent high school all-stars from near the Windy City, won all seven games they …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Missouri All-Stars team outshined lllinois in Monday's Baseball Showcase Event at Busch Stadium. The game was comprised of the St. Louis region's top players.
As the area’s top baseball players stepped onto the field at Busch Stadium for this year’s High School Baseball Showcase, plenty of boyhood dreams came true. For Brett Graves, not only did a boyhood dream come true on Monday afternoon, it was also a taste of what could be an everyday occurrence for the recent Francis Howell graduate who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s fun to think about playing at Busch someday,” Graves said. “Even if I wasn’t drafted by the Cardinals, I would still be really happy to be here, but the fact that I could be back here in a few years makes it that much more special. I’ve been to a million games since I was a little kid and this is definitely a dream come true.” Graves and the Missouri All-Stars …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Eureka High girls' basketball varsity players won at Lafayette on Tuesday night, 37-34, in a game that featured a scoreless quarter by each team. The Wildcats now off until next week.
Eureka Wildcats and Lafayette Lancers (2-2) girls' basketball players waged a memorable defensive basketball battle on Tuesday night at Lafayette High School. The game featured two scoreless quarters, one by each team, and eventually ended in a 37-34 Wildcats victory. That pushed Eureka's mark to 3-2 this season, and the Wildcats do not play again until Dec. 14 at Seckman High School. Perhaps such a defensive effort is worthy of an extended break from game action. In fact, the Wildcats allowed just 17 points in their previous game, a 59-17 victory over Francis Howell on Monday. Although the first quarter ended with Lafayette taking an 8-7 lead, the frame was marked by streaky offensive play. Eureka opened with a 7-2 run, only to see …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
What would you do without the use of your legs? These volunteers distribute "personal energy transporters."
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Patty Brown
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
One group of Wildwood residents is propelled from the heart to help physically challenged people across the globe to propel themselves with their hands—literally. Providing "personal energy transportation"—or PET vehicles—has become a pet project for many congregants of Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood, as well as Lafayette High School students. "People who don't have the use of their legs can get from place to place by pedaling the PET, using their arms," said Denise Bertrand, a Wildwood resident and Living Word UMC member. PET vehicles provide mobility for people who can't walk because injuries from diseases such as polio, birth defects, accidents and injuries from land mines or disasters such as the Haitian earthquake …
Sunday, October 31, 2010
See who else our wrestlers will go against.
The first day of wrestling practice at Eureka High School and Lafayette High School was Monday. This year's state wrestling tournament is at the University of Missouri Arena in Columbia, MO, Feb. 18-20, 2011. Following are the other schools that will be competing alongside the two high schools associated with the Eureka-Wildwood Patch site. The upcoming Eureka wrestling schedule is included with this article.