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Prep wrestling: Ste. Genevieve repeats as Duals champion

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com There were plenty of impressive milestones met — or even surpassed — on the home mat this past weekend. Gavin Gross, a 132-pounder, recorded his 100th career victory during the Ste. Genevieve Duals at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium on Saturday. What’s more, heavyweight Ryan Schmelzle continued to exert his dominance by…

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Prep wrestling: Dragon girls claim Central title

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com PARK HILLS — Four Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ wrestlers earned first-place finishes at the Central Rebel Invitational on Saturday. Katlynn Lay spearheaded the Dragons’ performance at the meet, with three victories by fall in her 130-pound weight class. Lay pinned Central’s Savannah Scheldberg in 1:04, North County’s Memory Raker (1:45)…

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Prep wrestling: Valle places 3rd at Ste. Gen Duals

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Two Valle Catholic High School wrestlers recorded four pins on Saturday at the Ste. Genevieve Duals. Josh Bieser, who finished second in the state last March, and improving Jacob Calbreath both pulled off the feat in the 152- and 195-pound weight classes, respectively.  Noah Elbert also had a brilliant day, going…

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Prep basketball: Valle boys bounce back

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com If there was a boys’ basketball team in need of a bounce-back week, it would be Valle Catholic. The Warriors opened Mineral Area Activities Association play with a pair of double-digit victories over Bismarck, 71-33, at home last Wednesday and West County, 66-56, on the road. “It was important for us…

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Prep basketball: A split week for Dragons

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team split games last week, including a 61-35 victory over West County on Jan. 4 at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Aiden Boyer had already scored double-digit points less than three minutes into the game versus West County. The Dragons outscored the Bulldogs, 29-12, during…

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High school basketball: Ste. Genevieve, Valle square off Saturday

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Mother Nature defeated both the Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic girls’ basketball teams last week. A winter storm on Thursday postponed the only games of the week for both the Dragons and Warriors. Valle Catholic’s junior varsity/varsity doubleheader at Chaffee originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6 was postponed. Ste. Genevieve was…

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Local digest: Introduction to swim team begins in February

From staff reports The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays summer swim program will be offering its “introduction to swim team” course in February. This is pending the number of swimmers who sign up, said Stingrays’ coordinator Erin Ingram on the club’s Facebook page. Matt Hoog, a junior at Valle Catholic High School, will be serving as head…

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Photo of the week: Hunter’s smooth move

Ste. Genevieve Middle School’s Jeffery Hunter goes up for two points during an eighth-grade boys’ basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The Dragons wrap up the regular season this week. See scores from games in the paper and online editions of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)

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Prep wrestling: Basler Is A Wonder Woman

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com COLUMBIA — Ste. Genevieve High School wrestler Isabel “Izzy” Basler came into the Wonder Woman Tournament with high expectations. And Basler had a fine tournament for herself, finishing sixth in the 125-pound weight class. “We are very proud of Izzy,” Ste. Genevieve head coach Jared Bonnell said. “I know she would…

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Prep wrestling: Ste. Gen Dual Tournament information

INFORMATION BOYS WRESTLING What: 11th Ste. Genevieve Duals When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Where: Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium Who’s Involved?: Ste. Genevieve, Valle Catholic, Dexter, Windsor, Mehlville and Owensville. What’s At Stake: Plaques will be given to the first- and second-place teams.  Format: Dual meet scoring, and three mats will run at once. Admission: $3 adults…

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