Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Football players from Holt will be playing for Lindenwood, Eastern Illinois University, Southeast Missouri State University and Benedictine College next year.
On National Signing Day, Feb. 6, Wentzville Patch brought you the stories of two Wentzville School District Seniors who signed their National Letters of Intent: READ MORE: Wentzville School District Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent And yesterday we featured two track and field athletes who also signed: READ MORE: Wentzville Track Standouts Sign National Letters of Intent Today we bring you some Wentzville School District seniors who will be playing college football next year: Tray Mitchell, Holt Holt High School senior Tray Mitchell has committed to play football for the Panthers of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. With his mother Karen and father Thomas Sr. by his side, Mitchell signed his National Letter of Intent at…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Athletes from Timberland and Holt will be competing for Wisconsin and Louisiana State.
On National Signing Day, Feb. 6, Wentzville Patch brought you the stories of two Wentzville School District Seniors who signed their National Letters of Intent: READ MORE: Wentzville School District Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent Here are two more: Josh McDonald, Timberland Timberland High School senior and reigning Class 4 State Discus Champion Josh McDonald has committed to throw for the Badgers of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. With his mother Dena and father Tim by his side, McDonald signed his National Letter of Intent at Timberland High School. “I choose Wisconsin because of their academic success and their great reputation,” said Josh, who has a 3.6 GPA and scored a 25 on the ACT. “On the athletic side, they have great throwers …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Timberland's John Hummel will be playing football for Princeton; D.J. Hickey will play baseball for Jefferson College.
John Hummel Timberland High School senior John Hummel has committed to play Ivy League football for the Tigers of Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. With his mother Kelly and father John by his side, Hummel signed his National Letter of Intent today at Timberland High School. “It’s the number one school in the country, and my parents have always taught me that education comes first before athletics,” said the tight end/defensive end. “With the opportunity to play Division I football combined with the best education available in the country, we decided that it was the way to go.” Hummel is a true student-athlete, and maintains a 4.0 GPA and has scored a 30 on the ACT. He is the President of Student Council, and a member of the National …
February 6 is the first day high school seniors can confirm their college choices. The University of Missouri, Ohio State and Oklahoma State are among the NCAA schools looking to St. Louis for recruits.
College coaches are getting their money's worth out of fax machines today. This is the first day high school seniors playing Football, Baseball Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Men's Water Polo can submit a signed letter of intent to play at the college level. Ezekiel Elliott, the John Burroughs running back who gave a verbal pledge to the Ohio State Buckeyes last spring, confirmed that decision late Wednesday afternoon in an announcement that was also carried on live local television. Ladue-Frontenac Patch was there for what was an emotional decision for the entire Elliott family Patch editors have been at schools throughout the St. Louis area as athletes celebrated the next step in their careers: We'll update this …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens face off in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. The 49ers fan base is reaching across the country, according to an analysis by Facebook.
Sunday, February 3
A new map created by Facebook's Data Science team shows the San Francisco 49ers fan base stretches from the California coast well into the Midwest before pockets of Baltimore Ravens fans begin to crop up. The Ravens and Niners face off in Super Bowl XLVII. Here's the basics: Which team are Missouri fans cheering for? The St. Louis-area, for the most part, is cheering for the St. Louis Rams' NFC West rival 49ers. But nearby, pockets of Baltimore fans exist. The analysis of 35 million Facebook users who have "liked" a National Football League team fan page paints a colorful picture of allegiances, hometown favorites and rivalries in the NFL. Deadspin.com calls it "the most accurate NFL fandom map ever created" and draws some interesting …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The St. Louis Rams have options in the suburbs. But they want the Edward Jones Dome to be shaped up to their liking.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been reporting extensively on the negotiations between the St. Louis Rams and city leaders over the state of the home field, the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams' lease calls for the team to play in a "top-tier" stadium. The team says the Dome is no longer in that category and has been renegotiating that lease in order to get the upgrades it says it must have to stay put. The newspaper reported that arbitration is underway over the issue, with the three arbitrators preparing to decide on a plan by the Convention and Visitors' Bureau, the Rams, or some option they come up with themselves. Meanwhile, the newspaper also reports that there are attractive locations in the St. Louis suburbs where a new, roomy home …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wentzville Holt claims first-place team honors, with St. Charles West, McCluer North, Whitfield, and Ladue rounding out top five.
One of the area's best annual high school wrestling tournaments took over MICDS High School last weekend, as the 47th Annual Eric Lewis Invitational went off with non-stop action featuring many of the best schoolboy grapplers from all over the area. Some of the area's best teams also appeared, with state title contenders St. Charles West, McCluer North, and Whitfield all making strong showings at one of the season's last great tune-up tournaments before districts begin in two weeks. The dominant team of the weekend though, was Wentzville Holt, which had seven wrestlers advance to the finals in their respective weight classes, with five of them winning the individual championship, and a total of 11 of their 14 wrestlers competing at the …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?
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The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…