• Warriors Use Ground-And-Pound Approach With 384 Rushing Yards

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM With a football team as deep as Valle Catholic, one would expect someone new to step every week and contribute to a victory. Bryce Giesler rushed only five times; however, the sophomore racked up 168 yards and two TD in Valle’s 67-12 conquest over Herculaneum at Father John Dempsey Field…

Dragons Most Likely Off Until Postseason

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Add Ste. Genevieve to the list of football teams impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic this season. The Dragons’ home game versus DeSoto this past Friday was cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” as reported by the Ste. Genevieve R-II school district during the middle of last week. “Unfortunately for us,…

• Dragons Sweep Warriors In 3, Teams Prepare For MAAA

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team has bragging rights on Valle Catholic right now. But, that could change with the Mineral Area Activities Association conference tournament set for this week at various venues across the region. On Monday, Oct. 12, the Dragons defeated their hometown counterparts by scores of…

Ste. Gen Girls Sixth At District

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ST. CLAIR — Rain and wind affected play during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2, District 1 Girls’ Golf Tournament on Oct. 12. This marked the second time this season, Ste. Genevieve played Meramec Lakes Golf Course — and there were some subtle differences. None of the…

Four Dragons Place Among Top-24

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FARMINGTON — Four Ste. Genevieve High School runners finished among the top-24 contestants at the Farmington Invitational in Engler Park last Saturday. Valle Catholic’s 2019 state qualifier Peter Roth also had a strong placement, taking 19th overall in 122 runners. It wasn’t an easy early afternoon of running. The National…

Big Plays Help Warriors Tack Up 62

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By Mark Evans mevans@STEGENHERALD.COM Averaging 14.1 yards per play from scrimmage, the Valle Catholic Warriors improved to 7-0 last Friday night, blowing out New Madrid County Central, 62-19. The Warriors, bumped to Class 3 from Cxlass 1 this year, got 478 total yards on just 34 plays from scrimmage. They started fast, leaping to a…

Boyers Lead The Way As Dragons Manhandle Perryville, 41-0

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By Michael Boyd Jr. Special to the Herald The Ste. Genevieve Dragons torched the host Pirates quickly and often, therefore sinking Perryville’s hopes of a senior-night football celebration Friday at PHS Field. The Boyer cousins got the Week-7 party started with two quick touchdowns during the opening quarter, and the Dragons’ defense did the rest…

Young Dragon Golfers Show Promise; Break Record For One Match

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve’s young girls golf team may be coming of age, The Dragon golfers set a schol record by shooting a 189  against Farmington last week. Lani Yamnitz led the team with a 46. Boston Williams followed witha 47, Etta Heller and Brooke Turner-48, Addie Taylor-50 and Regean Naeger-54 “Lani Yamnitz had…

Warriors Win 20th With Win Over AV

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Reaching the 20-win plateau, the Valle Catholic volleyball team beat Arcadia  in three sets last Thursday, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16. The victory improved the Warriors to 20-3-2 on the year, with a  perfect 4-0 Mineral Area Activities Association mark. The Tigers gave the Warriors all they wanted in the opening set, before Valle…

Ste. Genevieve Faces Tough Foes At Jackson

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve faced some stiff competition  over the weekend at the Jackson Volleyball Tournament. The Dragons went 2-3 in a stacked field of competitors. The Dragons opened against eventual tournament runner-up Advance. The hornets, the tournament’s lone Class 1 team wound up falling in the finals to Jefferson City Helias, to drop…

Show-Me Bowls Move To Various Venues,Thanks To COVID-19

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced on Sept. 28 that Show-Me Bowl state championship games won’t be played at the University of Missouri. “Due to venue usage conflicts with Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, MSHSAA will use three high schools in mid-Missouri to host the 11-man football games,”…

Kimmel Tragedy Marks 50 Years

By Editor | October 7, 2020

STORM FRONT By ERIC X. VICARO The Ste. Genevieve High School Class of 1967 had its 50-year reunion during the summer of 2017 at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club. The group gathered for a photograph which appeared in the Aug. 2, 2017, edition of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. “We had pictures of the people we lost,…

Ste. Gen’s Rally Falls Short

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore quarterback Aiden Boyer continued his development last Friday versus Central. There was the great and the not-so great, but Boyer has made superb strides since the season-opener versus Festus. “Aiden gave up the pick six (to Central freshman Jobe Bryant), and that…

Fallert Fuels Valle Victory

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FESTUS — The Valle Catholic High School football team scored the first 27 points in Friday’s game versus Jefferson R-VII. And the Warriors never looked back, remaining unbeaten on the season with a 47-14 victory in the team’s first road game of the season. Even with another convincing victory, Valle…

Jackson Trips Up Valle In Four Sets

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team earned a couple of easy victories, but suffered a loss to Jackson last week. The Warriors knocked off Kingston on Sept. 29 by scores of 25-13, 25-2, 25-11, followed by a four-set loss at Jackson on Sept. 30 by scores of 25-20, 25-18,…

Ste. Gen Boys’ Varsity Claims Three Medals At Notre Dame

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — Ste. Genevieve High School runner Devin St. Clair continued his stellar senior season on Saturday at the Cape Notre Dame Invitational. St. Clair recorded a time of 17 minutes, 54.40 seconds, which was good enough for 13th place and a shiny medal. “He’s definitely a great leader…

SG 4th at St. Clair

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ST. CLAIR — The Missouri State High School Activities Association has assigned the Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team to Meramec Lakes Golf Course for its district meet. The Dragons received a taste of what that experience will be like last week at the St. Clair Invitational — on…

Dragons Rack Up 453 Yards, Thrash Pius

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team played with plenty of vigor on Friday night, thumping St. Pius 59-28 during a special Homecoming at Dragon Field. What made this convincing victory all the more remarkable, prolific Ste. Genevieve running back Zach Boyer didn’t play. Others picked up the slack, including…

Warriors Clip Falcons

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Last week, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced Valle Catholic football would bump from Class 1 to Class 3. Well, on Friday evening at Father John Dempsey Field, the Warriors made MSHSAA look smart — as Valle Catholic defeated Class 3 top-ranked Blair Oaks 35-28. “They are extremely…

MSHSAA Bumps Valle To Class 3

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association finally made it official on Monday, Sept. 21, releasing class and district assignments. For football, as many expected, Valle Catholic was bumped up to Class 3 because of the Warriors’ noted “championship factor.” What’s more, the Valle Catholic has been placed…

Dragons Triumphant On Special ‘Senior Night’

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team has four seniors as part of its 2020 edition. Each one of the seniors brings a different dynamic to the floor, and the Dragons celebrated their accomplishments this past Thursday with a special “Senior Night.” Ste. Genevieve then dispatched DeSoto, a school with…

Warriors Adjusting Well To Format Change

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team seems to be adjusting well to the new best-of-5 sets format. Last year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced the best-of-3 style would be going by the wayside. Valle Catholic head coach Nancy Fischer is pleased with how the Warriors have…

Crown Pointe Rough Challenges Ste. Gen

By Editor | September 29, 2020

FROM STAFF REPORTS FARMINGTON — Ste. Genevieve High School head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDonald said the rough at Crown Pointe Golf Club is just that — rough. Etta Heller managed the course well, and fired the Dragons’ low round with a 51 during a triangular on Tuesday with host Farmington and Jackson. Jackson was…

Ervin Earns Medal On Home Course

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The city of Ste. Genevieve has a noted tradition in the sport of cross country. However, the community doesn’t feature a high school meet as part of the competition calendar — in part because Pere Marquette Park simply isn’t large enough. The park is big enough for a middle school…

Backstoppers Tournament this Friday

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…

Valle Scores In Bunches

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…

Ste. Genevieve Turns Focus To Conference

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…

Several Warriors, Dragons earn medals

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…

Kreitler Crosses Elite Threshold For A Setter

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…

Senior Night Success

By Editor | September 16, 2020

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…