Everyone that raced in the 2019 state championship meet got to claim they were a part of Missouri cross country history as the state meet took place at Gans Creek Cross Country Course for the first time.
PARK HILLS — Ste. Genevieve got some help that came all the way from Brazil to knock off one of its biggest rivals Friday night and keep its season alive.
Valle was so sharp Friday night against Malden that freshman running back Bryce Giesler rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on just 13 carries. In the second half alone. While the clock ran non-stop.
Samer Zoughaib’s plan to get his runners ready for the district meet paid off last year, and the coach for Valle’s cross country program saw that approach pay off again this past Saturday, especially for the girls.
The Ste. Genevieve girls volleyball team battled through a season of injuries and adversity, but the Dragons came together with a stunning run to the Class 3 District 2 championship last week at Park Hills.
The Ste. Genevieve defense came seconds away from recording its first shutout of the season, but the Dragons gladly will settle for a 31-7 drubbing of Fredericktown in the second meeting of the season between the two teams.
The Valle football team, the top seed in the Class 1 District 1 tournament, left little doubt about whether there would be an upset in the opening round Friday night.
With a win Friday night, Valle Catholic remained the only team that has ever won the I-55 Conference championship since the league rebranded itself in 2013.
PARK HILLS — Valle had high hopes to play in the MAAA Conference Tournament finals, but when rival Arcadia Valley dashed those hopes and got a bit of revenge, the Warriors had to alter that goal.
Regardless of what season Valle and Ste. Genevieve has, fans on both sides expect a tight contest regardless of the sport. The most recent volleyball showdown in the Old Settlement Rivalry didn’t disappoint.
IRONTON — In recent years, showdowns between Valle Catholic and Arcadia Valley have featured tight contests, lengthy rallies, key defensive plays and major implications in the small-school conference race.
Ste. Genevieve picked up its sixth win of the season during the Jackson Tournament, but the Dragons’ tournament run met an early end in bracket play Saturday afternoon.
Ste. Genevieve looked strong on both sides of the ball one series, but seemed to struggle a series or two later during Friday night’s homecoming game against Perryville.
It wasn’t always pretty, but sometimes it was electrifying, as Valle Catholic defeated I-55 Conference rival Jefferson R-7 44-13 on Friday night at Father John Dempsey Field.
Throughout her career, Ste. Genevieve volleyball coach Jess Fallert has said that her biggest goal was to get her team ready for districts regardless of how the regular-season stands.
Valle needed some momentum going into its match last Thursday against Saxony Lutheran, and the Warriors got a boost when standout hitter Riley Siebert returned to the lineup after an injury at the jamboree.