Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Angels throw a defensive blanket over Webster's ace Maddie Pokorney.
The way the soccer season ended for Webster Groves is not what the Statesmen had hoped for. Played before a very large crowd on a very hot day, Webster was mauled by the Angels, 4-0, losing the title game of Class 3, District 8. No matter, Websters’ squad left Frontenac with their heads held high. They played in the rarified air of a 22-3-1 season. “Every team ends the season with a crushing loss, other than the eventual state champion,” said Webster’s coach Chris Allen. “If you’d told me we’d have that kind of record, I would have told you, you are crazy.” Webster soared to new heights. This was their first game contested for the district title since the 1990 season. They recorded the most wins in school history and beat Kirkwood for the …
This 17 year old can't ride a bike solo due to a visual impairment but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing the sport he loves.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Star senior center fielder Lex Kaplan thrown out of the game with one out left in the last inning. Faces a suspension in the title game later today.
The guy with the warmest seat today is Ladue’s Athletic Director Brian Garner. He has cleared his desk and he will be working on one single issue--trying to get the Rams star center fielder Lex Kaplan eligible for today’s district championship game at St. Louis U. High. With one out in the final inning of the game with Webster Groves, Ladue came up with a spectacular out, shortstop Michael Wielanski to third baseman Dylan Barstow on a tag opportunity. Kaplan, who came in, in relief of starter Rob Ewald was hustling over to third to help out. Something he said, got him tossed out by the base umpire. Off the record, Kaplan would swear on a stack of Bibles, that whatever he said, it was not directed to the umpire. All the protesting in the …
Local players are part of the Arch Angels.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
One of the sites under consideration is the train shed at Union Station.
This information has been provided by the St. Louis Hall of Fame. "The Best Sports Hall of Fame in America" is going to be built in downtown St. Louis", says St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Founder/President Greg Marecek as the Capital Campaign led by Founders Club Chairman Dr. Rick Lehman begins officially. Marecek is a Webster Groves businessman and former owner of KFNS Radio and former sports editor of the Suburban Journal newspapers. Marecek, Dr. Lehman and the Hall of Fame Board of Directors presented publicly an architectural rendering for the construction of visionary new structure to be located in downtown St. Louis. One of the sites being considered is Union Station, which is being renovated and revitalized by Lodging …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Bombers trample visiting Webster Groves 13-0 with an 11-goal first half performance.
The John Burroughs girls lacrosse team has all the components of a fine symphony orchestra in perfect sync. And that doesn’t go unnoticed, because right over their shoulders is the construction of a brand new, multi-million dollar fine arts center rising on their campus. The impresarios have all the elements in place. Defense knows its role; the Bombers have solid goal keeping and they have several attackers who can score with ease. Wednesday, all the pieces fell into place with the Bombers pitching a rare shutout, 13-0 over visiting Webster Groves. The Bombers got their 10th goal with 3:10 remaining in the first half, forcing most of the starters to the bench and a clock shortened second-half. The Bombers needed that. After jumping out to…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bombers pile up 11-0 halftime lead and win 13-0.
Webster Groves coach Andrew Hittler knows building a lacrosse program is no overnight matter. It takes nurturing at the lower levels to compete at the varsity. The Lady Statesmen got their mouth guards handed to them, absorbing a 13-0 clock-shortened game at John Burroughs Wednesday. By halftime, most of the Burroughs starters were on the bench. Leanne Hurster had four-first half goals, Barrett Carlson three and Abby Frerotte, senior goal tender recorded a rare shutout for this sport. Burroughs is 10-3, Webster tumbled to 7-11. Friday, Patch.com will have more extended coverage of the scoring; interviews with both coaches and with a couple of Burroughs standouts. Check Patch.com Friday for more on the progress of local girls lacrosse.
A Webster Groves teen stands above the rest when it comes to her shooting skills.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Taylor Styer, 13, is competing in the 2013 Junior Olympic Championship in Portland, Oregon this week.
Chesterfield gymnast Taylor Styer, who reportedly trains at the St. Louis Gym Centre in Webster Groves, steps on to the national stage this week when he competes in the 2013 Junior Olympic Championship, which runs April 30 through May 5 in Portland, Ore. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) West Newsmagazine recently profiled the 13-year-old athlete, who qualified for the top competition after winning the Missouri Level 9 championship and then placing in the top 25 at a regional meet. Styer moved to Missouri from New Jersey last fall and said he loves the feeling of flying through the air that comes with gymnastic feats. According to his coach is Mike Filla, Styer’s best events are rings and parallel bars, the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Use #OpeningDaySTL when sharing your Redbirds photos to Instagram and see them here!
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