Seniors Hear Rallying Cry, Win

By Editor | July 21, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] The Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150 Seniors showed plenty of resolve during last week’s district tournament. And they needed to. That’s because Ste. Genevieve lost last Wednesday night, 9-1, to Festus Post No. 253 in the tournament semifinals. This was a double-elimination formatted event, which meant Ste. Genevieve couldn’t lose…

Reynolds Nabs Petersen Award

By Editor | July 21, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays summer swim program punctuated a strong regular season by winning this past Saturday’s mee endurance, concentrating on those points seven months of the year. Ste. Genevieve High School standout athlete Maci Reynolds carried on her family’s award-winning tradition. Reynolds was named the Armella Petersen Female Athlete…

Rose Takes Kimmel Honor

By Editor | July 21, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Ste. Genevieve High School three-sport athlete Landon Rose was selected as the Mal Kimmel Male Athlete of the Year. Dr. Jeff Nix announced Rose was the choice during Ste. Genevieve’s commencement exercises from Saturday, May 22, at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. “I was surprised a little bit when Dr. Nix…

Werner Claims USATF 6K Race

By Editor | July 21, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] CANTON, Ohio — Former Ste. Genevieve High School and current Puma distance runner Taylor Werner raced to a title this past Saturday. Werner clocked in with a time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds to win the USA Track and Field women’s six-kilometer championship in downtown Canton. This was a road…

Juniors Tie For 3rd At Zone, Freshmen Fall At State

By Editor | July 21, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150 junior and freshman teams wrapped up their respective seasons at tournaments this past week. The freshmen competed at the state tournament at the Ballwin Baseball Association Complex. Meanwhile, the Post No. 150 juniors participated in the Zone Tournament at Herzog Field in Jackson because they were…

Stingrays Earn 4th At SMSC Champs

By Editor | July 21, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS KENNETT — The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays summer swim club wrapped up the season with the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference championships. The Stingrays were fourth overall; however, they were second among small clubs, in the meet that took place at the Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center. Results may be found in agate in this…

Stingrays Dominate Meet

By Editor | July 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays summer swim program punctuated a strong regular season by winning this past Saturday’s meet at River Rapids Waterpark. The girls won by 79 points over Farmington, scoring 398 points to Farmington’s 319. The boys racked up 335 points, topping Perryville by 124 points. Overall, the Stingrays…

Practices Set To Ramp Up For Valle

By Editor | July 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] On a recent muggy Tuesday morning, the Valle Catholic High School football team worked on speed drills. “Our work is 100 percent focused on maximum speed,” said Valle Catholic head football coach Judd Naeger, who’s entering his 18th season leading the Warriors. Naeger said the team has been working on…

Dunlap Selects MAC

By Editor | July 14, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Valle Catholic High School doesn’t field a spring boys’ golf team, but Chase Dunlap hasn’t used that as a deterrent. Dunlap recently decided to join the Park Hills-based Mineral Area College men’s golf team as a walk-on. “Valle didn’t have golf,” Dunlap said. “But, when I was a sophomore in…

Post No. 150 Freshmen Advance To State

By Editor | July 14, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS POTOSI — The Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150 freshmen team knocked off Potosi, 15-1, in the championship game last Friday at the Trojan Sports Complex. In the opening round of the tournament, DeSoto topped Potosi 17-7 while St. Genevieve topped DeSoto 9-3. Potosi net upset DeSoto, 13-2, ousting them from this double-elimination…

SGCMH Tourney A Success

By Editor | July 14, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS ZELL — The 18th Annual Friends Foundation Golf Classic took place on Friday, June 25, at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club. There was a 30-minute delay at the beginning of the tournament due to a couple of stray showers. Then play commenced. Dr. Steve Pautler, Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer,…

Ste. Gen Gears Up For 2nd Annual Tourney

By Editor | July 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Saturday morning, Ste. Genevieve Park and Recreation board member Geoff Duvall and Andy Naeger were seen driving a John Deere gator throughout Pere Marquette Park. Duvall and Naeger spent time cleaning up the park in preparation for the second annual Pere Marquette Park Disc Golf Tournament set for Sunday, July…

Local Business Raises Concern

By Editor | July 7, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] R&K Excavating president Roger Faulkner spoke during the public comment at the Ste. Genevieve R-II school district board meeting on Monday, June 20. Faulkner was concerned that his business was not involved with the current renovation project at Dragon Field. “We’ve had an excavating company in the county for a…

Motorsports To Take Center Stage

By Editor | July 7, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS There will be plenty of sporting events on display during this week’s Ste. Genevieve County Fair. It all begins with racing — starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Pits open at 4 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. The winner will receive $300. Classes include 212 Flat Karts, 206 Karts, Outlaw…

Jett Memorial Tournament Set For July 24

By Editor | July 7, 2021

ZELL — The Stanley Jett Scramble will take place on Saturday, July 24, with proceeds benefitting several families in the county. Tee it up for Natalie Koch, Mark, Connie and Coleman Schwent and family. On Monday, it was announced the Jett Scramble also will be helping to pay medical bills and expenses for the beloved,…

Juniors, Seniors Serve As Tournament Hosts

By Editor | July 7, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Ste. Genevieve Post No. 150 junior team began postseason district tournament action last night. Post No. 150 played DeSoto at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Yanks Field. The tournament began on Monday with Rock Memorial defeating the Festus 16s. They played the No. 1 seed Festus 17s on Tuesday evening. Loser’s bracket…

Stingrays

By Editor | July 7, 2021

Ava Kavaliauskas swims during the Ste. Genevieve Invitational on June 19, at River Rapids Waterpark in Ste. Genevieve. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)

Werner Chases Dreams

By Editor | June 30, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] EUGENE, Ore. — Bloomsdale native Taylor Werner had the lead through the 3,000-meter mark at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday, June 21. Werner recorded a time of 9 minutes, 35.07 seconds up until that point, when runners began passing her on the track at the University of Oregon’s Hayward…

Basler Shatters SEMO SB Mark

By Editor | June 30, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] CAPE GIRARDEAU — There was a lengthy stretch during the 2021 season the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team was pensive on the base paths. From April 16 through May 29, Ste. Genevieve native Connor Basler didn’t record any stolen bases. Still, he was oh-so close to the record. During…

Big BAM Tour Both Torrid, Successful

By Editor | June 30, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Oppressive heat marred the final day of the Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) tour, which stopped for the very first time in Ste. Genevieve County this year. Despite heat indices of more than 100 degrees on Friday, June 18, the event ended with plenty of fanfare as riders enjoyed music…

A New Era For Pope, Dragons

By Editor | June 30, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] First-year Ste. Genevieve High School head football coach Jay Pope began working with the Dragons on June 1. Pope is encouraged with the early returns. “I think it’s going well,” Pope said. “It’s starting to become a routine. Things are now becoming habit, and they are beginning get settled. I…

Fury 12s Enjoying Successful Summer

By Editor | June 30, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Ste. Genevieve Fury 12-under team has enjoyed success this year, with a record of 22-10-1. The group has played in five tournaments this year, winning one championship and second in three of them. The Fury will be playing in the National Softball Association World Series in Kentucky this July. All of…

Juniors, Freshmen Fare Well

By Editor | June 30, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS SIKESTON — Both the Ste. Genevieve American Legion Post No. 150 juniors and freshmen competed at the Sikeston Tournament this past weekend. The teams even squared off against each other, with the juniors coming out on top. In the end, the juniors finished second while the freshmen group was third overall. Here…

Stingrays Bring Excitement To Ste. Gen

By Editor | June 23, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays swim program had its first-ever home meet this past Saturday at River Rapids Waterpark. According to local historian Bob Mueller, this was the first home swim meet conducted in Ste. Genevieve since 1978. That’s when current Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board member Barbara Basler-Peterson served…

Toombs Retires As Ste. Gen Softball Coach

By Editor | June 23, 2021

Ste. Genevieve R-II School District employee Russell Toombs has been a longtime fixture in the coaching ranks here, since 1998-99 in fact. However, that’s about to change. Toombs has announced his resignation, which was accepted by the board of education during its May regular meeting, from coaching. This has been an incredible 26-year journey for…

Werner Qualifies For Trials Finals

By Editor | June 23, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ste. Genevieve High School runner Taylor Werner continues adjusting to the life of a professional athlete. Werner, now competing for Puma, advanced to the finals of the 5,000-meter run after a 14th-place finish during Friday’s preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Katie Izzo, also a…

Fury 16U Team Sweeps Opponents For Title

By Editor | June 23, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS FESTUS — The Ste. Genevieve Fury 16-under softball team won all six games they played during the Sunset Showdown the weekend of June 12-13. Three different girls earned wins inside the circle, with Abree Zipprich garnering three, Brynna Wehner two and Madeline Terry one. Chloe Staffen and Bailey Deck both smacked home…

Big BAM Ready For Maiden Voyage Here

By Editor | June 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] For the first time ever, the city of Ste. Genevieve is a featured tour stop for the Big BAM ride. BAM, simply enough, stands for Bicycle Across Missouri. Danita Allen Wood, editor-in-chief of Missouri Life Magazine, doesn’t shy away from admitting she got the idea for the bike ride while…

Bonnell Top Sectional Coach

By Editor | June 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] For Ste. Genevieve High School head wrestling coach Jared Bonnell, receiving awards never gets old. This past May, the Ste. Genevieve Herald learned Bonnell received Class 2 Section I coach of the year — and Class 2 District 1 coach of the year accolades as well. “It’s an honor to…

From Warrior To Miner

By Editor | June 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] ROLLA — Valle Catholic High School standout Carter Hoog answered perhaps the biggest question of them all earlier this spring. Where would Hoog continue his basketball career on the college level? The answer: Missouri University of Science and Technology. “I think it’s a good fit for Carter,” said Valle Catholic…