All-Star Game Provides One Last Hurrah

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Both Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball player Carter Hoog and Ste. Genevieve girls’ hoopster Sydney Bumgardaner received more accolades recently. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association named Carter Hoog to the all-state boys’ squad in Class 2. “It’s much deserved, in my opinion,” Valle Catholic head coach Tyler Search said.…

Aubuchon Shatters Record

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School senior Megan Aubuchon continues to be the benchmark in the high jump. Aubuchon now has the school record all to herself after a 1.68-meter leap this past Friday at the Old Settlement Relays at Dragon Field. “Megan’s doing a lot of things right,” said Ste. Genevieve…

Valle Boys, Girls 2nd

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School head coach Samer Zoughaib was beaming, rooting on his charges this past Friday afternoon at Dragon Field. Zoughaib had every reason to smile because both the Warrior boys and girls earned second-place finishes at the Old Settlement Relays. “We had an awesome day on Friday, and…

Ste. Gen Garners Silver Bracket Title

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School softball team garnered the Silver Bracket at the Old Settlement Tournament this past Saturday at Challenger Field. However, Valle Catholic’s players could also hold their heads high — playing much better against the Dragons the second time last week. Ste. Genevieve defeated Valle Catholic 11-8…

Valle Showing ‘The Patriot Way’

By Editor | April 14, 2021

STORM CENTER: A COLUMN BY SPORTS EDITOR ERIC VICCARO Mark Valle began helping out with the St. Louis Patriots homeschool baseball program during its 2009 season. These days, Valle serves as the Patriots’ director, with teams for players from six years old all the way through high school age. The varsity squad has a robust…

Capaha Agrees With Valle

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — The Valle Catholic High School baseball team enjoyed the unique opportunity to compete at Capaha Field on Saturday. Capaha Field is an NCAA Division I facility, home of the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks. The Warriors enjoyed the cozy confines of playing there, winning both of their…

Dragons Split Pair Of Pitcher’s Duels

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve freshman Mason Nix scored the game-winning run on Friday as the Dragons bounced back to beat Sikeston, 3-2, at Yanks Field. Aiden Boyer sent a liner into right field, scoring Nix — and helping lift Ste. Genevieve to a 5-6 record. Pitcher Nathan Selby kept Sikeston at bay,…

Dragons Ready For Own Invite Today

By Editor | April 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve Golf Club was recently named by Rural Missouri Magazine as one of the best courses in the Show-Me State. Today, the golf club welcomes a slew of boys’ teams for the 10th Annual Ste. Genevieve Invitational. “It’s absolutely crucial for the existence of our program,” Ste. Genevieve R-II…

Ste. Gen, Valle Set To Live ‘Diamond’ Life

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Fourth Annual Old Settlement Varsity Softball Tournament is set to take place this Friday and Saturday. Three different fields will be in use for the event, including Leon’s Field and Challenger Field — plus West County High School in Frankclay. “It will be a busy weekend here,” said Valle…

Flieg, Dragons Third At Invite

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ track and field team had what Missouri Mile Split considered two elite performances during its own invitational last Wednesday. Javelin specialist Marysa Flieg, a Southeast Missouri State University pledge, had one of the them. Flieg marked at 38.91 meters in her specialty, proving to…

Klump, Ste. Gen Tops Jackson

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — The Ste. Genevieve High School baseball team came into Wednesday’s game versus Jackson needing a pick-me-up. Meanwhile, the Class 6 Indians had been an early-season undefeated juggernaut, including an 8-7 conquest over Valle during the Old Settlement Tournament. But, that’s why they play the game as Ste. Genevieve…

Dragons Take 3rd At No. County

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FARMINGTON — The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ golf team capped the week with a strong performance at the North County Tournament on Wednesday. Conditions were challenging due to chilly northerly breezes, with golfers teeing off from the blue tees at St. Francois Country Club, measuring 6,011 yards. Ste. Genevieve…

Okenfuss Propels Warriors From ‘9’ Hole

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Valle Catholic High School baseball player Michael Okenfuss hit ninth in the Warriors’ batting order during a road game at Central. But, Okenfuss did what hitters in the No. 9 hole should do; he successfully flipped the lineup back to the top spot held down by Jayden…

Dragons Bounce Back, Beat Arcadia Valley

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Early on this season, the Potosi High School softball team has shown itself to be the measuring stick for everyone else. Ste. Genevieve took another crack at Potosi on a cold, raw day last Tuesday at Yanks Field, this time falling by a score of 7-1. “I feel like we…

Warriors Suffer Pair Of Defeats

By Editor | April 7, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Valle Catholic softball team suffered a pair of road losses last week, to powerhouse Potosi as well as West County. West County downed Valle Catholic, 11-1, on Monday, March 29, while the Trojans defeated the Warriors, 13-3, on Wednesday, March 31. Macy Wolk smacked a home run for Valle Catholic in…

Wolk, Ste. Gen Successful At State

By Editor | April 7, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS KANSAS CITY — The Ste. Genevieve Youth Wrestling Club capped its season in fine fashion at the 2021 USA Wrestling State Meet in mid-March. Lexi Wolk was a girls’ state champion in the 10-under 80-85 pound weight division in the meet, which took place at HyVee Arena. Both Mason Langeneckert and Nolan…

Valle Boys, Girls Both Place Fifth

By Editor | April 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams finally participated in a meet with counted scores last Wednesday. And the Warriors gave a fine accounting of themselves competing against many schools from much larger classifications at the Ste. Genevieve Invitational. Valle Catholic’s boys and girls both…

Warriors Earn Split

By Editor | March 31, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School baseball team wrapped up last week with a home doubleheader on Saturday at Alumni Field. The Warriors split the games, defeating Southern Reynolds (Ellington) 13-3 in the opener but falling to Oran, 6-3. Oran also defeated Southern Reynolds in this triangular. It was a chore…

Dragons Beat All Comers

By Editor | March 31, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ZELL — Now that’s how to start a season. The Ste. Genevieve boys’ golf team won a pair of home duals last week at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club. “It has been awesome to see our varsity and junior varsity performing this well right out of the gate,” Ste. Genevieve head…

It’s Athletics For Your Brain

By Editor | March 31, 2021

STORM CENTER: A COLUMN BY SPORTS EDITOR ERIC VICCARO Scholar Bowl is “athletics for your brain.” At least that’s how this sports editor views it, especially after talking with local Scholar Bowl coordinators Dr. Michael Ruch at Ste. Genevieve and Linda Trimmer and Sara Menard from Valle Catholic. “Well, it is an official MSHSAA (Missouri…

Aubuchon Garners High Jump

By Editor | March 31, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FESTUS — The competition was tough; however, there were still bright spots for Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams. The three M’s paced the Ste. Genevieve girls — Maci Reynolds, Megan Aubuchon and Marysa Flieg. The boys also picked up some points. Scoring points wasn’t…

Selby, Dragons Belt Pirates

By Editor | March 31, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School second baseman Adrien DeRousse delivered a pair of hits and scored twice. Teammate Nathan Selby provided a near-flawless performance on the bump, allowing just one earned run on five hits. Those were two parts to the puzzle last Wednesday as the Dragons dominated visiting Perryville 15-1…

Dragons Edge Valley Park

By Editor | March 31, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM VALLEY PARK — The Ste. Genevieve High School softball team earned its first victory of the season on Saturday, downing host Valley Park 12-11. Ste. Genevieve R-II School District athletic director Dr. Jeff Nix added this game to the Dragons’ schedule before the regular season began. Ste. Genevieve head softball…

Valle Opens Season 2-1

By Editor | March 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — Valle Catholic’s Austin Burnett tossed a four-inning no-hitter on Friday afternoon as the Warriors opened their 2021 season in grand style. Burnett allowed just one Fredericktown baserunner — by virtue of a walk — as Valle Catholic belted the Blackcats 17-0 in the Old Settlement Tournament. Valle Catholic…

Dragons Win First, But Then Drop Two

By Editor | March 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve baseball player Payton Matthews drew a walk in the bottom of the fifth during Friday’s Old Settlement Tournament game versus North County. Aiden Boyer scored on the play — and thanks to relievers Nathan Selby and Carter Klump — the Dragons opened the season with a slim 8-7…

Dragon Golf Underway

By Editor | March 24, 2021

From STAFF REPORTS Like all other spring sports, it’s been 22 months since boys’ golf has been part of the athletics landscape. The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ golf team opened the regular season with a home triangular on Monday versus Windsor and St. Pius X. The home cooking continues at 3:30 p.m. today with…

Ste. Gen Girls Earn Third

By Editor | March 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ track and field team has plenty of senior talent. That talent was full display Saturday at the season-opening Frozen Invitational on the Cape Notre Dame Regional High School campus. Senior college prospects Megan Aubuchon (Central Methodist) and Marysa Flieg (Southeast Missouri…

Ste. Gen Recalls Winter Success

By Editor | March 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School winter sports teams recalled grand successes during a special recognition program. The two-hour, 30-minute program took place last Wednesday the Ste. Genevieve R-II Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. The special recognition night was made possible by the Ste. Genevieve All-Sports Boosters. R-II athletic…

Bieser Writes History

By Editor | March 17, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM INDEPENDENCE — Writing history is really nothing new for Valle Catholic High School 145-pound junior wrestler Josh Bieser. After all, back in January, Bieser became the first-ever Southeast Missouri Regional Wrestling Conference league champion for the Warriors. The stakes were indeed higher at the Missouri State High School Activities Association…

McNeal, Gross Take Podium For Ste. Gen

By Editor | March 17, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM INDEPENDENCE — For Ste. Genevieve High School 126-pound senior Dalton McNeal, this marked the end of a glorious road. Meanwhile, the journey is only beginning for Dragon 106-pound freshman Gage Gross. Both Gross and McNeal earned fourth-place medals at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 Tournament on…