Friday, April 26, 2013
The threat of rain will cancel the youth soccer tournament in St. Charles.
The Midwest Cup tournament scheduled at the Saint Louis Youth Soccer Association complex in St. Charles this this weekend has been called off because of the threat of rain. According to a report on CBS local, the Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Saint Charles didn’t want organizers to take any chances with possible flooding. The National Weather Service has rain in the forecast for Friday night and Saturday. A flood in 2008 caused major damage to the complex.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A thrilling weekend of women's basketball concludes with the Shockers claiming their first title.
The year before Jody Adams took over as head coach for the Wichita State women’s basketball team, the Shockers went just 3-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference regular season. Sunday afternoon, Adams and the top-seeded Shockers completed their turn around, winning their first ever MVC tournament title by beating the Redbirds of Illinois State 69-65 in a thrilling championship game at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The victory earns the Shockers a trip, their first ever, to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Following the game, Adams said she is proud of her team and program. “We hung through the momentum shifts," she said. "We knew that there were going to be those times. And how we endured that—we were able to switch that momentum …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Missouri Monsters, who compete in the Ultimate Indoor Football League, will play seven home games at the Family Arena in St. Charles this year.
The Missouri Monsters kicked off their inaugural season on March 8 against Corpus Christi Fury in front of a crowd of more than 4,000 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, losing 74-37. The team play next at the Georgia Rampage on March 25. The Monsters will play seven home games in total this season. The next game at home is against the Windy City Hitmen on April 1. Single game tckets range in price from $7 to $47.Learn more here. Home Games: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 vs Windy City Hitmen (non league game) 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 vs (team not yet announced) (non league game) 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 vs Florida Tarpons 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 vs Georgia Rampage 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 vs Sarasota Thunder 7:30 p.m. Friday May 24…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Teams will play nine games in four days at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The Missouri Valley Conference will hold the women’s basketball tournament this week at the Family Arena. The seedings for the tournament are as follows: The first game Thursday will put Missouri State playing against Drake at 4:05 p.m., followed by Evansville and Southern Illinois. Four games are scheduled for Friday. The opening game has the Missouri State/Drake winner taking on Wichita State at 12:05 p.m. That game will be followed by Northern Iowa against Indiana State. Creighton plays the Evansville/Southern Illinois winner, and the last game Friday has Illinois State taking on Bradley. The semi-final games will be held Saturday beginning at 1:35 p.m. and the champion will be crowned Sunday afternoon in the title game scheduled for 2…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Open to all active seniors in the community, ages 50 and older.
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Saturday, March 9
Information was provided by the public relations staff of the Jewish Community Center. The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 – 28, 2013. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track – the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at twelve different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age. To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Wentzville Holt broke a 3-3 tie with just 49 seconds remaining in the game to clinch the Wickenheiser Cup for the Indians Monday in the Mid-States championship game.
Looking to win its first-ever Mid-States hockey championship Monday night, the Duchesne Pioneers were on the verge of forcing overtime before a last-minute goal by Wentzville Holt put the dream out of reach. Holt sophomore sensation Corbin Foppe scored the game-winning goal with just 49.5 seconds remaining in the game, which broke a 3-3 tie that had stood since 10 seconds into the second period and clinched the Wickenheiser Cup for the Indians Monday at Scottrade Center with a 4-3 win. Foppe took a long pass from Holt senior forward Austin Mossengren right on his tape before rushing in all alone on the left side and sneaking a wriste shot short side on Duchesne goalie Ted Bunton for the go-ahead goal. Just seconds later, the Indians were …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Pioneer hockey team has a shot at becoming Duchesne High School's first-ever Mid-States High School Hockey League champion tonight.
The Duchesne High School hockey team has a chance to make school history Monday evening at Scottrade Center. The Pioneers have a shot at becoming the high school's first-ever Mid-States High School Hockey League champion when they face-off against Wentzville Holt. The puck is set to drop in the Wickenheiser Cup championship game at 5:30 p.m. at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. If Duchesne's bracket history is any indicator, the game could come down to the wire. The Pioneers have advanced via a mini-game win in its previous two playoff series—against Fort Zumwalt West and Marquette—this playoff season. Duchesne is led by one of the best one-two scoring punches in the St. Louis-area in a pair of senior fowards, Steve Kinnison and …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Gate receipts from the games on Feb. 22 will be donated to the Siteman Cancer Research Center.
St. Charles West High School plans to donate receipts from the boys' and girls' basketball games on Friday to the Siteman Cancer Research Center. In the past, the annual "Pink Out" event has raised several hundred dollars for charity between gate receipts, tshirt sales and contributions. This year, the expected donation is between $500 and $1,000 because gate receipts from both the girls' game and boys' game will be donated. Proceeds will go to the Siteman Cancer Research Center. Both the St. Charles West Varsity Girls team and the St. Charles West Varsity Boys team will play Ft. Zumwalt South High School on Friday. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7:30 p.m.
District basketball tournament will be Feb. 25.
Francis Howell and Francis Howell Central High Schools will host girls’ and boys’ basketball district tournaments beginning Feb. 25. In the girls Class 5 District 6 tournamentat Francis Howell, Troy Buchannan has the top seed, followed by Ft. Zumwalt West, Francis Howell, Holt and Timberland. The first round matchup has Holt playing Timberland at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The winner will take on Troy in the semifinals. The other semifinals will have Fort Zumwalt West taking on Francis Howell. Troy Buchannan also has the top seed for the boys’ District 6 tournament. The Trojans are followed by Timberland, Zumwalt West, Holt and Howell. The first round matchup has Howell taking on Holt, with the winner take on Troy in the semifinals. The other …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Mark Buehrle, a St. Charles-native and pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, will play the season in Toronto apart from his family because of an Ontario law that bans pit bull dogs.
It wasn't an easy decision for Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Buehrle, but at the end of the day, Buehrle's three dogs were as much a part of his family as his kids were. And he wasn't giving up on one of them. According to several media reports, Buehrle will play the regular season in Tornoto while his family—Buehrle's wife, two young children and four dogs, one a pit bull mix—lives in St. Charles, where Buehrle and his wife grew up. From a New York Daily News article: “It’s something we’re going to deal with,” Buehrle said. “It’s going to be tough at the beginning, not seeing your kids, but people deal with it and we’ll make it work.” Buehrle concluded responsible pet owners should not delegate to others the task of caring for a …