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Prep Volleyball: MAAA Tournament Begins Tonight

By Editor | October 14, 2021

  From staff reports The Mineral Area Activities Association tournament begins tonight at Valle Catholic, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington High Schools. The seeds for the tournament have been set, with Valle Catholic drawing the No. 1 position, Farmington is second and Ste. Genevieve third. Fredericktown also will serve as a host site as the No.…

Prep Football: This Friday’s Game Information

By Editor | October 13, 2021

VALLE CATHOLIC Who: Westminster Academy (3-4) at Valle Catholic (7-0) When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Father John Dempsey Field, Ste. Genevieve What’s At Stake: Valle Catholic will look to remain unbeaten. Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for students Last Year: The two schools last played each other in 2005. Radio: Prepcasts, 980 KSGM AM…

Prep Football: Ste. Gen Defense Scores Thrice

By Editor | October 13, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve senior Homecoming King Austin McBride carried the ball only five times; but, he still scored twice. Homecoming Court members Thomas O’Brien, Klayton Squires and Carter Klump all scored TD on either special teams or defense.  And that Aiden Boyer-Zach Boyer pass connection worked like a charm for two more scores…

Prep Football: Valle Eventually Thrashes NMCC

By Editor | October 13, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com NEW MADRID — Both the Valle Catholic and New Madrid County Central football teams combined for 56 first-quarter points last Friday. Then the typically stout Warrior defense kept the Eagles off the scoreboard during the final three periods en route to a 64-22 victory on the road. Valle Catholic improved to…

Powder Puff: Dragon Seniors Prevail, 26-14

By Editor | October 13, 2021

Ste. Genevieve senior Jayden Pullins, normally on the basketball court, raced past these two unidentifiable junior defenders during last Wednesday’s powder puff game at Dragon Field. The seniors topped the juniors, 26-14. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)

Cross Country: Plenty Of Firsts For Valle Runners

By Editor | October 13, 2021

  By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com POTOSI — For Valle Catholic head coach Samer Zoughaib, he noted many firsts that helped turn the Mineral Area Activities Association conference meet into a memorable one. Peter Roth has solidified himself as one of the top runners in the region, and his sixth-place finish at Saturday’s meet only echoed…

Cross Country: St. Clair, Wiegand Both All-MAAA

By Editor | October 13, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com POTOSI — For Ste. Genevieve seniors Nathan St. Clair and Levi Wiegand, the Mineral Area Activities Association conference meet served as a chance to add to their resumes. That’s exactly what these Dragons did. St. Clair raced in for eighth place with a time of 18 minutes, 17.68 seconds and teammate…

Girls Golf: Dragons Wrap Up Regular Season

By Editor | October 13, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team finished the regular season with a couple of matches versus Cape Central on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5. For the first time in her career, senior Regean Naeger earned medalist honors during a triangular match on Oct. 4 — which also featured nearby Farmington.…

High School Volleyball: Warriors Earn 2nd At Jackson

By Editor | October 13, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com JACKSON — The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team is priming for the upcoming playoffs. The Warriors, who the Missouri State High School Activities Association bumped up from Class 2 to Class 3 due to the school’s “championship factor,” placed second at the Jackson Tournament on Saturday. Valle Catholic stands at…

High School Volleyball: Dragons Boost Confidence

By Editor | October 13, 2021

  By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com For the Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team, last Thursday’s match versus Potosi served as a “preview of coming attractions.” That’s because the Dragons will face Potosi again in the Class 3 District 2 tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. But first, Ste. Genevieve will need to get through…

Sports Digest: Greenskeeper Revenge Tourney Saturday

By Editor | October 13, 2021

  From staff reports ZELL — Ste. Genevieve Golf Club will be wrapping up the season with the Greenskeeper Revenge Tournament on Saturday. Golf begins with an 11 a.m. shotgun start, and this is a two-person scramble formatted tournament. The entry fee is $50 per player. Members will receive a $10 discount. The cost includes…

High School Football: A Blanking Great Homecoming For Valle

By Editor | October 7, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Alumni watched as Valle Catholic High School sophomore quarterback Grant Fallert continued showing his development for the Warriors. Fallert threw two TD passes to Aiden Heberlie, and he also rushed for two more scores as Valle Catholic blanked Jefferson R-7 on Homecoming at Father John Dempsey Field. Dempsey Field, which looks…

High School Football: The Rebel Yell Silences Dragons

By Editor | October 7, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com It’s easy to spot when the Ste. Genevieve High School football team is destined for a loss.  During all three of the Dragons’ defeats this season, they have had trouble scoring in the red zone. And that’s what happened last Friday as Ste. Genevieve bogged down in the red zone while…

High School Football: This Friday’s Slate

By Editor | October 7, 2021

  From staff reports VALLE CATHOLIC Who: Valle Catholic (6-0) at New Madrid County Central (5-0) When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Eagle Stadium, New Madrid What’s At Stake: Two of the most dynamic offenses in southeast Missouri will try to pile on the points. Admission: $3 for adults and $2 for students Last Year: Valle…

High school volleyball: For Dragons, Two Out Of Three Isn’t Bad

By Editor | October 7, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com FARMINGTON — Both the Ste. Genevieve and Farmington High School volleyball teams have played entertaining matches the past two years. Last year, the Dragons and Knights squared off in the first-ever five-set match in Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium history — with Ste. Genevieve earning the win. This year, Farmington was a…

High School Volleyball: Warriors Rebound From Jackson Loss

By Editor | October 7, 2021

  By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team faced a challenge last Tuesday when elite Class 5 powerhouse Jackson visited the Warriors. The Warriors were able to conquer the Indians in the opening set — however, Jackson eventually defeated Valle Catholic in four games by scores of 22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-19.…

Cross Country: Rain No Match For Runners

By Editor | October 7, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com CAPE GIRARDEAU — Splish, splash.  That’s the sound runners’ shoes made on Saturday morning as both the Valle Catholic and Ste. Genevieve cross country teams competed at the Cape Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday morning. Local boys fared well, with four of them earning top-25 finishes. Valle Catholic’s Peter Roth was…

Track and Field: Huck Receives Plaque

By Editor | October 7, 2021

Ste. Genevieve High School head girls’ track and field coach Tyne Huck received a plaque from the Missouri State High School Activities Association during a special pep assembly on Friday in Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Lou Mazzocco, an assistant executive director with MSHSAA, was on hand for the presentation. Huck piloted the Dragons to the…

Local Golf: Ste. Gen Ready For Playoffs

By Editor | October 7, 2021

  By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com EUREKA — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team will compete in the Class 2, District 1 Tournament next Monday. The event will take place at Crescent Farms Golf Club, a 27-hole public course. This facility was once known as The Players Club of St. Louis. The main 18-hole…

Local Golf: Hilbert, Arnold, Ladd Win Valle Tourney

By Editor | October 7, 2021

Valle Catholic Tournament Saturday, Sept. 25 At Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, Zell Championship Flight 1, Greg Hilbert, Brad Arnold and Greg Ladd, 15-under, 57; 2, Ken Clark, Tom Bergfeld and Matt Deters, 62; 3t, Rick Sexauer, Brad Sexauer and Clay Stoll, 64; 3t, Scott Barley, Dean Grein and Alex Richardson, 62; 3t, Curt Roth, Andy…

High school football: Valle, Ste. Gen Games This Week

By Editor | September 29, 2021

THIS WEEK VALLE CATHOLIC Who: Jefferson R-7 (4-1) at Valle Catholic (5-0) When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Father John Dempsey Stadium, Ste. Genevieve What’s At Stake: It’s Homecoming, enough said. Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for students Last Year: Valle Catholic 47, Jefferson R-7 13. The Warriors have won every game in the series…

High school football: New Grass, Same Valle

By Editor | September 29, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com New grass, same old Valle Catholic High School football team. The Warriors played with a short field throughout Friday’s game, scoring 26 first-quarter points en route to a 42-0 whitewash over St. Francis Borgia in the first-ever meeting between these parochial powerhouses. Father John Dempsey Field looked immaculate, with new grass…

High school football: Dragons Declaw Blackcats

By Editor | September 29, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com FREDERICKTOWN — The Ste. Genevieve High School football team scored six TD in the opening quarter during Friday’s 55-33 victory over Fredericktown at Blackcat Stadium. All six of the Dragons’ first-quarter TD were on explosive plays — a pair of long Austin McBride runs, a couple of pick-six interception returns and…

Volleyball: Valle Overcomes Deficit, Prevails

By Editor | September 29, 2021

  By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com BONNE TERRE — The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team was down two sets to one last Thursday at North County. Like she’s done in the past, senior Rachel Blum came through with a pivotal serving run — and the Warriors downed the Raiders 25-15, 17-25, 18-25, 25-14, 15-8 in…

Volleyball: Our Dragons Beat Their Dragons

By Editor | September 29, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com DeSOTO — In this contest of volleyball-playing Dragons, Ste. Genevieve High School outlasted DeSoto in five sets on Thursday evening. Ste. Genevieve downed DeSoto by scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 15-8 as Abby Moore pounded down 16 kills and Devyn Basler distributed 30 assists. “The DeSoto game was our first…

Girls Golf: Variety Spices It Up For Dragons

By Editor | September 29, 2021

    By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team faced many challenges last week — which included playing several different formats. The girls played in a pair of “traditional” tournaments on Monday, Sept. 20 and Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the St. Clair Tournament and Farmington Quadrangular, respectively. Then things got…

Local Digest: Youth Wrestling Sign-Ups Are Next Week

By Editor | September 29, 2021

From staff reports The Ste. Genevieve Youth Wrestling Team will have a five-week county-wide program to introduce boys and girls to the sport of wrestling. This league will be open to any athlete from kindergarten to sixth grade (5- to 12-year-olds) beginning Monday, Oct. 18 and concluding Sunday, Nov. 21. The first two week, practices…

Cross country notebook: Valle Girls Win Oak Ridge Meet

By Editor | September 29, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com OAK RIDGE — The Valle Catholic High School girls’ cross country team was the class of the field at the Oak Ridge Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Warriors totaled just 40 points, 16 less than Woodland, to win the meet. Valle Catholic was buoyed by the performance of Madelyn Griffard…

Track and field: MSHSAA Honors Huck

By Editor | September 29, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Current Sullivan High School track and field coach Terry Wood talked Tyne Huck into becoming a coach at St. Vincent High School in Perryville several years ago. Fast forward to now. Huck, the Ste. Genevieve head girls’ track and field coach, was named Missouri State High School Activities Association coach of…

Fischer Claims 800th Victory

By Editor | September 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM This past week was a special one for Valle Catholic head volleyball coach Nancy Fischer. The longtime coach of the Warriors, dating back to the mid-1980s, earned her 800th victory in a five-set thriller over Jefferson R-7 last Thursday in Festus. “It was a heck of a game,” Fischer said…