Area Sports

Backstoppers Tournament this Friday

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve Golf Club will be an active place the next couple weeks — complete with several tournaments on the docket. The Backstoppers, Inc., tournament is the highlight event set for this Friday, with a 11 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament organizer Eric Coleman said the field is full, complete with…

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Valle Scores In Bunches

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School offense provided plenty of “shock and awe” last Friday evening. The Warriors piled on 63 first-half points en route to an easy victory over St. Vincent of Perryville at Father John Dempsey Field. Valle Catholic’s first-half point total was the 13th most all-time in a…

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Ste. Genevieve Turns Focus To Conference

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team endured a tough stretch of games early this season — capped off by last Friday’s 49-13 loss to Kennett. Now, the Dragons can turn their focus to the Mississippi Area Conference-White Division slate. Ste. Genevieve (0-3) will play host to Potosi with kickoff…

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Several Warriors, Dragons earn medals

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM IRONTON — This year, thanks to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, cross country meets have shifted to what’s called a “wave start.” On Saturday during the Arcadia Valley Invitational, Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School runners began their races in different waves. “They are trying to have minimal runners at…

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Kreitler Crosses Elite Threshold For A Setter

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Despite suffering its first loss of the season last Wednesday to Windsor, the Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team still had plenty to celebrate. Senior setter Brittney Kreitler crossed an important plateau for players at her position — she registered her 1,000th assist. “Reaching 1,000 assists is one of my…

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Senior Night Success

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School volleyball players Hannah Fowler and Riley Siebert were honored on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with “Senior Night.” Both of them received gift baskets and hugs from teammates while their parents looked on. “Both Hannah and Riley have been on the varsity team since their freshman year,” said…

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Dragons’ Meyer Posts Low Score

LABADIE — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team already has shown improvement from last year. Case in point, the Dragons finished 15 strokes lower this year at the Washington Tournament from their 2019 result. “Mentally, we were more positive today, and looked more comfortable on the golf course than our first outing,” Ste.…

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Valle Catholic Tallies 42 First-Half Points, Beats Rival Ste. Gen

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Old Settlement Showdown is typically a game filled with drama. There wasn’t much drama this year as Valle Catholic dominated cross-town rival Ste. Genevieve, 42-7, at Father John Dempsey Field this past Friday. Valle now has a 31-26 edge in this popular intercity series, one of the longest rivalries…

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Valle, St. Vincent Clash Still On

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM This Friday’s game versus Perryville-based parochial school St. Vincent High School is still on, according to officials from Valle Catholic. St. Vincent has yet to play a game this season on account of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Indians first two games of the season — at Central on Aug. 28 and…

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Bowling History Learned Through eBay Purchase

STORM CENTER BY SPORTS EDITOR ERIC X. VICCARO During the board of aldermen meeting on Aug. 27, city administrator Happy Welch noted several banks of bowling center-style seats sold for $54 on Ebay. So, who had the winning bid? City of Bloomsdale aldermen Brandon Shortt was the winner. “It’s an offbeat thing (to buy these…

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