Saturday, December 8, 2012
Saturday's game is the 113th annual contest between the branches and features several players with ties to St. Louis Patch communities. We've got the TV time and more. See why a Lafayette High School grad will not play.
Saturday brings the latest installment of a football series that began in 1890. Army and Navy will go at it at 2 p.m. central time at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. The game will be televised by CBS and available on Sirius/XM Radio with the Commander-In-Chief's trophy once again up for grabs. Navy has won the last 10 contests between the teams. Navy is 7-4, and will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Arizona State while Army has struggled to a 2-9 record this season, which included tough losses to Northern Illinois and Wake Forest. The game features several players with ties to the St. Louis area. For Army, there's senior punter Chris Boldt, a De Smet Jesuit graduate, who has been a starter this season. Colin Linkul…
Monday, May 14, 2012
From volleyball, softball, football, field hockey and swimming to tennis, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, soccer and golf, Lafayette High School athletes cemented plans with colleges on Wednesday.
A national signing day was held at Lafayette High School in Wildwood on May 9 for college-bound students. The following student athletes signed letters of intent: Athletes who already signed this year include:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Gung-ho runners brave low temps and patchy ice for this annual event, sponsored by city of Wildwood staffers.
- Jo Beck
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sporting a furry Russian hat, Wildwood resident Ryan Lederman typified the “gung-ho” attitude and atmosphere at Saturday's Frozen Feet Run, sponsored by the city of Wildwood. Lederman, along with family and friends, served as a support crew member for the “Motley Fagans” of Webster Groves. Despite the chilly temps and a few icy patches, the runners seemed energized by the prospect of a great trail, sunny skies and the camaraderie of fellow runners. A group of runners from the Wildwood Family YMCA running club clustered before the race, stretching and discussing the route. “We run together two times a week,” said organizer Jennifer Hine. Experts espouse that having running buddies, such as the Y group, is a great incentive to keep up with a…
Friday, November 4, 2011
INCLUDES VIDEO: Lafayette High School field hockey team becomes first public school ever to go to a final game, blanking MICDS 4-0.
The weather conditions were frightful Thursday. On a dreary, cold, rainy November afternoon, Lafayette High School Lancers cashed in four first half goals, and went on to beat host MICDS 4-0 in the semifinals of the 2011 Midwest Field Hockey championships. Kate O'Connell's Lafayette 21-1 team has won a berth in the championship game, at 2 p.m. Saturday at John Burroughs against either Cor Jesu Academy or Nerinx Hall. Kate Barber, a Lafayette junior, a human scoring machine drilled the ball past Rams' goal keeper Anna Clarkson three times. Barber has 26 goals and 87 points to lead all St. Louis area scorers. The first goal came just 1 minutes and 58 seconds into the game. Danielle Biernacki followed with the second goal at 12:06 and then …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It was another winning meet for Lafayette High boys' varsity swim and dive team when they faced the Marquette team Tuesday evening.
Lafayette and Marquette High School swim and dive teams squared off Tuesday evening in Chesterfield in an annual rivalry meet, resulting in the final score of Lancers 117 to the Mustangs 68. Lafayette's seasonal record is now 6-0. Two more Lafayette swimmers qualified for state Tuesday: Lafayette First Place finishes included: 200 Medley Relay >> Patrick Vega, Jeremy Bruder, Connor Parsons, Lucas Bruder, all of Wildwood (season best time of 1:44.47) 200 Free >> Jon Glaser of Wildwood (season best time of 1.46:54) 50 Free >> Lucas Bruder 100 Free >> Alec Morgan of Wildwood (season best time of 49.59) 500 Free >> Patrick Vega - season best time of 4:46.78 200 Free Relay >> Jon Glaser, Connor Parsons, Alec Morgan, Josh Daminato 100 Back >> …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Lafayette High's boys varsity swim team racked up another win Tuesday versus Ladue High School.
This swim season is going really well for the Lafayette High School boys' varsity team. As of Tuesday's swim meet, the Lancers remain undefeated, beating another school with the following results: Lafayette 134 to Ladue 51. "We are undefeated because the boys are swimming well in practice and are very focused on swimming their best," said Lafayette swim and dive coach Todd Gabel. "We have Marquette next week, and Lindbergh and Parkway Central the following. These meets will be a test for our team, especially against Parkway Central — they beat us last year in a dual and at state." Here are specific results: 200 Medley Relay >> 1st place, 1:48.46, Josh Daminato (Chesterfield), Jeremy Bruder, Connor Parsons, Alec Morgan (all three of …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Lancers played in Florissant Saturday afternoon, but left with a loss and no points on the scoreboard, after McCluer North came very prepared.
The McCluer North football coaching staff worked overtime during the week. That extra film time paid dividends on Saturday afternoon. The Stars' defense stole the show as the Stars stunned previously unbeaten Lafayette High 27-0 in a non-conference affair at McCluer North High. Lafayette, which totaled 80 points in winning its first three games, was helpless against the Stars' aggressive, swarming defense. For most of the game, it appeared as though the North defenders knew exactly what was coming. "The coaches gave us a great game plan," said North senior offensive/defensive tackle Keith Jones. "We listened to them and we executed. We did what they told us to do." Jones led the ganging attack with a pair of quarterback sacks…
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 …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Lancers and Wildcats athletes began tryouts and practices for fall sports this week before school started at Lafayette and Eureka High Schools. Take a peek at the various groups at both schools.
Are you ready for some football? How about soccer, softball, volleyball, field hockey, cross-country, golf or tennis? Whatever your favorite fall sport is, they have all kicked off tryouts and practices this week at Eureka and Lafayette High Schools. Whether you live in Eureka or Wildwood, you are probably a sports fan. These two towns take their sports seriously, and both schools provide some of the best coaching staffs, fields, gyms and courts that Missouri school districts offer. Sports is a great way to get involved in your school, and they can provide students with self-confidence and positive outlooks as they become young adults. Take a look at how many state records are held by Lafayette and Eureka high school athletes in an …