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Week 5 football rankings

By Editor | September 21, 2022

Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 10-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Cole Young, PrepsKC; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Chris Parker, Ozone Sports; Joe Andrews, Warrensburg Star Journal; Tommy Rezac, KFEQ St. Joseph; J.B. Connoley, KRES radio; JC Reeves, Southeast…

Warriors Swept Twice Last Week

By Editor | September 21, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR The night before, Valle Catholic had no ace serves. This time they had 10 aces. Unfortunately, the end result was the same. Another undefeated team, another three-set loss despite seven players with an ace on the short night on Thursday, Sept. 15 at SLHS. The Warriors (4-8) posted…

V-Ball Dragons Keep Winning

By Editor | September 21, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Dru Koetting served up six aces and had 10 kills, while Ste. Genevieve provided another 34 kills and 43 digs with its sweep of the Ironton-based Tigers at the Johnson Gymnsium on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Dragons (10-2-2) rolled over Arcadia Valley in straight sets 25-15, 25-20, 25-8.…

Dragons 3-0 For First Time In A Very Long Time

By Editor | September 14, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Photo gallery ST. CHARLES, Mo.  –  Full moon. Farmland everywhere. … Everywhere. Scenes from a horror movie, right? Ah, but Halloween is seven weeks away, so the only thing scary was how Ste. Genevieve put up six touchdowns without its primary weapon. The Dragons got off to a rough…

Warriors Hit Blackcats With A MAFC Truck

By Editor | September 14, 2022

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Photo gallery Valle Catholic’s reintroduced itself to the Mississippi Area Football Conference as its defense continued its dominance with a 59-0 shutout of Fredericktown Friday night at FHS. They hit ‘em like a MACK truck, mainly Carson Tucker, who scored two defensive touchdowns in the opening quarter to…

Martinelli To Fight Again Sept. 16

By Editor | August 6, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Jesse Martinelli, a mixed martial arts fighter with Shamrock Fighting Championships, has a date for his next fight, set for Friday, Sept. 16. An opponent has yet to be named for the Ste. Genevieve High School graduate and athlete as of this post, but the flyweight will fight…

Frosh Post 150 Legion in winners’ bracket finals at state

By Editor | July 14, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022 By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor LATHROP, Mo.  — The Ste. Genevieve Post 150 freshmen baseball team rallied to defeat Union (Post 297) via a score of 8-6 late Thursday afternoon during the winners’ bracket semifinals at the Missouri Freshmen American Legion Baseball state tournament at John W. Burns Memorial…

Senior Legion Finishes As District 13 Seasonal Champs

By Editor | July 6, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. herald sports editor Winning pitcher Zach Boyer was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle and 8-9 batters Aaron Eftink and Rylan Fallert were clutch from the bottom of the lineup as all three powered Ste. Genevieve to victory, winning this rematch 13-4 over nondistrict foe Jackson Post 158…

Missouri Coaches Select 8 Diamond Stars As All-State

By Editor | July 6, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. herald sports editor The state representatives of the head coaches for the Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association and the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association recently announced their all-state teams for the 2022 spring sports season. A total of eight local diamond stars  –  five softball and three baseball  – …

3 local prep players named to all-state baseball

By Editor | June 12, 2022

PREP BASEBALL MHSBCA ALL-STATE TEAMS Class 4 Aiden Boyer, Ste. Genevieve Dragons Josh Bieser, Valle Catholic Warriors Aiden Heberlie, Valle Catholic Warriors

Life in the Fast Lane: SG Jaycees Offer New Home, New Track For Local Kart Racers

By Editor | June 7, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor The Ste. Genevieve Jaycees Racing Series finally revved up its 2022 kart season at its brand new dirt track Saturday night at the Ste. Genevieve Jaycees complex. While opening night was all about the young  –  and young-at-heart  –  competing for fun, the large crowd in attendance watching…

Ste. Gen. Jaycees Opens 2022 Kart Series On Brand New Track

By Editor | June 5, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR The Ste. Genevieve Jaycees Racing Series opened up its 2022 kart season Saturday night on its brand new race track, now located at the Jaycees’ home base south of town on U.S. Highway 61. With plenty of fanfare in attendance, racers  —  both local and from around the…

5 local softball players earn all-state

By Editor | June 3, 2022

PREP SOFTBALL Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association ALL-STATE SPRING SOFTBALL TEAMS 2022 Five local high school softball players were just named to the 2022 MHSFCA all-state teams for this past spring. Class 2 2nd team Chloe Walker, sr., INF (2B), Ste. Genevieve Dragons Isabel “Izzy” Basler, sr., OF (CF), Ste. Genevieve Dragons Class 1…

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)