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Lady Warriors take 2nd at state track

By Editor | May 21, 2022

BREAKING NEWS By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor Valle Catholic girls take second place at the MSHSAA Class 1 girls’ track and field championships in Jefferson City. The Lady Warriors scored 41 total points as Drexel wins the title with 44 points. Team results coming later tonight here on the Herald’s Facebook page and…

Class 3 sectional track postponed to Monday

By Editor | May 21, 2022

BREAKING NEWS By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor CLASS 3 SECTIONAL MEET at Tiger Stadium, Festus (Mo.) HS The MSHSAA Class 3 state sectional track and field meet involving the Ste. Genevieve Dragons and Lady Dragons at Festus high school has been postponed till Monday, May 23.

Day 2 Class 1 & 2 state track meet postponed till 1 p.m.

By Editor | May 21, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor The MSHSAA Class 1 and 2 state championship track meet is still going on today despite rain delays. Action for all events NOW is expected to begin at 1 p.m. and hopefully they can get in all of Day 2 events before an expected second wave of storms…

Lady Warriors lead state track after Day 1

By Editor | May 20, 2022

Samantha Loida won the state championship in the 800-meter run Friday afternoon, smashing her own school record in the process as Valle Catholic leads the girls’ competition after Day 1 at the MSHSAA Class 1 track and field meet at Jefferson City High’s Adkins Stadium. Loida, a senior, broke her own school record in the…

Stoll, Bales, Meyer, St. Clair place at Nationals

By Editor | May 14, 2022

COLLEGE TRACK and FIELD The nationally-ranked Mineral Area College men’s track and field team took second place at the NJCAA Division III national championships in Troy, N.Y., over the weekend. It was held at the Hudson Valley Community College, which is a branch of State University of New York. The Cardinals featured four former local…

Lady Dragons win districts track meet

By Editor | May 14, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor The Ste. Genevieve girls’ track and field team won the MSHSAA Class 3 District 1 championship Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic High in Cape Girardeau, Mo. There were 11-teams competing in both girls’ and boys’ events. The lady Dragons advanced 9 student-athletes to the state sectionals in 15…

Former Valle track athletes competing for MAC at NJCAA nationals in NY

By Editor | May 13, 2022

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Pictured from left, Mitchell Meyer, Cory “C.J.” Stoll and Jordan Bales, all former Valle Catholic High student-athletes and members of the nationally-ranked Mineral Area Cardinals track and field teams, currently are in Troy, New York, competing at the 3-day NJCAA National Championship Division III meet Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14. Meyer…

Valle Warriors to meet Plato Eagles in state softball quarterfinals

By Editor | May 12, 2022

PREP SOFTBALL By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor The Valle Catholic softball team, head coached by Kurt Basler, will meet the Plato Eagles in the Class 1 state quarterfinals on Tuesday, May 17. The top-seeded and fifth-ranked Eagles defeated second-seeded and ninth-ranked Crane Pirates 5-0 in the District 4 championship game Wednesday in Fordland.…

Flieg wins OVC javelin championship

By Editor | May 11, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor Marysa Flieg, a Southeast Missouri State true freshman, won the Ohio Valley Conference javelin championship a few hours ago. She posted a mark of 45.22 meters (148 feet, 36 inches or 49.45 yards) on her first attempt Wednesday to win the conference crown. Earlier in the season, the…

Softball Dragons to play for district title

By Editor | May 9, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor The Ste. Genevieve Dragons softball team reached the MSHSAA Class 2 District 3 championship game by upsetting the top-seeded Potosi Trojans 4-1 today in the semifinals at Potosi. In her first year as head coach, Rebecca Keim has the Dragons at 18-7, thus setting a new school record…

MAAA title game moved to Yanks Field

By Editor | May 6, 2022

BREAKING NEWS PREP BASEBALL MAAA TOURNAMENT Friday, May 6, 2022 Saturday’s 11 a.m. championship baseball game of the Mineral Area Activities Association Conference Tournament has been moved to Yanks Field from Alumni Field due to the continuous rainfall throughout the entire region. The top-seeded Valle Catholic Warriors (22-6) will meet second-seeded Park Hills Central Rebels…

First round of C2D3 softball today moved to Leon’s

By Editor | May 6, 2022

BREAKING NEWS PREP SOFTBALL MSHSAA CLASS 2, DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT Friday, May 6, 2022 The FIRST ROUND only of the MSHSAA Class 2 District 3 high school softball tournament set to begin today has been moved to Leon Jokerst Field here. There are three first-round games to play out at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and…

Diamond Dragons up and down at midseason

By Editor | May 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor mboydjr@stegenherald.com Sophomore Mason Nix was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as he and Aiden Boyer provided most of Ste. Genevieve’s offense in a 9-4 loss to St. Pius X Friday in Festus. The Dragons outhit the Class 3 No. 2-ranked Lancers 12-7, but they…

Dragons take anger out on Cardinals

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor Ste. Genevieve responded to a heartbreaking loss the night before with a its second thumping of nonconference foe Steelville, 13-1, Friday at Leon Jokerst Field for a Class 2 District 3 tournament preview. The two teams will meet for a third time in the district tournament’s opening round…

Baseball Warriors Take Old Settlement … Again

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor The eighth-ranked Road Warriors outlasted their intercity rival Dragons after a fantastic pitchers’ duel between two players whose last names both go back ages for their respective schools. Valle Catholic sophomore Grant Fallert and Ste. Genevieve junior Aiden Boyer put on quite a show Thursday at Yanks Field…

Warriors’ Sr. Weiler walks it off to brag

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor A frustrated senior Mia Weiler just needed a hit. She was 0 for 3 in the game. Valle Catholic just needed a win, having lost the last three games. They got both in dramatic fashion last Wednesday at Challenger Park during part deux of the annual Old Settlement…

Clements breaks SGHS 400m dash record

By Editor | May 3, 2022

Ste. Genevieve freshman Kale Clements (pictured) broke the SGHS girls’ 400-meter dash record with a time of 59.40 seconds Friday at the MAAA Conference track and field meet. The old mark was set by 2006 graduate Erin Donze. (PHOTO BY MICHAEL BOYD JR./Herald staff)

Moore, Clements, Zangaro combine to win six conference crowns

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor Ste. Genevieve freshman Kale Clements broke the school record in the girls’ 400-meter dash as the top highlight for SGHS at the Mineral Area Activities Association conference track and field meet on a gorgeous Friday evening at Farmington High despite a little drizzle. Clements outran the 400m competition…

McClure, Bertram power way to conference titles

By Editor | May 3, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor Seniors Luke McClure and Ella Bertram both clinched double conference championships after claiming two gold medals apiece at the Mineral Area Activities Association track and field meet Friday night at Farmington High. The two helped Valle Catholic earn a respectful finish in both fields as the smallest school…

Martinelli Scores TKO In Second Pro Fight

By Editor | April 20, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Sports Editor Jesse Martinelli defeated Tyler Stokes via technical knock out during their co-main-card bout at the Shamrock Fighting Championships 337 on Saturday, April 9, at the River City Casino in St. Louis. The St. Louis resident and 2011 Ste. Genevieve High graduate improved to 2-0 in his professional mixed martial…

Dragons Compete At Farmington Invite

By Editor | April 20, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve brought homefour medals, and only one gold at the Farmington Invitational track and field meet Thursday at FHS. Corey Simmons won gold and silver medals in the boys’ competition, in which the Dragons finished ninth overall with 44 points. Hillsboro claimed the boys’ crown with 138 points. Windsor…

Dragons’ Pitchers Toss Short No-Hitters

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Senior center fielder Izzy Basler had a grand slam and freshman shortstop Ava Huber was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as the Dragons continued torching any opponent that dared to enter their lair last week at Leon Jokerst Field. Ste. Genevieve closed out last week with…

Walk It Off Again Valle

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By Michael Boyd J r. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Walk it off, Miss Wolk! Walk. It. Off. Junior Macy Wolk ripped a 3-1 pitch with one out to right field to single home sophomore Ade Weiler for the game-winning hit, thus giving No. 3-ranked Valle Catholic a 6-5 softball victory over the stubborn Bernie Mules. Weiler sprinted home…

Mother Nature Tough For Dragons On Golf Course

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By michael boyd jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve golf team suffered a double loss to both Farmington and Fredericktown in a MAAA Conference tri-match Thursday. The Dragons posted a score 190, while Farmington earned two wins with the lowest score of 171 and Fredericktown split at 187. No individual scorers were available as of press…

Dragons Suffer Walk-off Loss To Begin MAAA Conference Play

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By michael boyd jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve saw its two-game winning streak snapped on a walkoff base hit in the eighth inning, thus falling to host Central 4-3 at the Park Hills sports complex on Thursday. The Rebels Michael Vance ripped a hard single just passed the shortstop’s glove to single home Jaxon Jones to…

Warriors Respond After Dropping Three Spots In Rankings

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com In a battle of Catholic-school rivals, Valle Catholic rolled to a surprising 16-0 victory over nonconference foe Notre Dame in five innings Friday at NDHS in Cape Girardeau. The 10th-ranked Warriors outplayed and outhit the Bulldogs, a powerhouse in many sports, especially baseball. Notre Dame usually puts on a better…

Dragons Stay At .500 On Season

By Editor | April 7, 2022

MICHAEL BOYD JR. mboydjr@stegenherald.com The two Chloes belted home runs for Ste. Genevieve, but the undefeated host Donettes parked two of their own over the fence to stave off the Dragons, 7-4, Saturday afternoon in Doniphan. Ste. Genevieve held a 1-0 lead after three innings, but the Donettes (7-0) exploded for four runs in the…

Warriors Pull Off Two Big Wins During MAAA Action

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By michael boyd jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Valle Catholic pulled off the biggest win of its young softball season with a rally for the ages against Potosi ace Sami Huck last Thursday evening at Challenger Park Field. Kelsey Blum scored on a passed ball for the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the…

Mistakes Keeping State-Ranked Valle From Dominating

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By michael boyd jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com Seventh-ranked Valle Catholic manufactured the only run in this baseball game in the bottom of the eighth inning to prevail 1-0 over previously undefeated John Burroughs Saturday evening at Alumni Field. Pinch hitter Rylan Fallert placed a perfect squeeze bunt that scored Aiden Heberlie for the game-winning play against the…

Diamond Dragons Split Nonleague Contests

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By michael boyd jr. mboydjr@stegenherald.com The day turned wet and cold, but Ste. Genevieve was breathing fire in a 13-0 victory in five innings over Arcadia Valley Thursday at Yanks Field. The Dragons (5-1) got a three-hit shutout performance with five strikeouts out of senior Zach Boyer and he had plenty of support from his…