Bonnell, Roth Honored As District Wrestling Coaches Of The Year

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Ste. Genevieve High School wrestling coach Jared Bonnell and assistant wrestling coach Justin Roth were both recently recognized with awards from the Missouri Wrestling Association. Bonnell was honored as the District 1 Girls Wrestling Coach of the Year, and Roth was recognized as Assistant Coach of the Year. Ste. Genevieve R-II athletic director Dr. Jeff…

One Final Push, Extended: Huelskamp’s Drive To Make U.S. Rowing Team For Olympics Must Wait Until 2021

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Emily Huelskamp has competed in several prestigious rowing events during her career, but she still hopes to make one of the biggest events before she retires. The Ste. Genevieve High School alumnus has been selected to the U.S. Rowing Team and has represented her nation in the World Rowing Championships. “I was able to make…

SGHS Basketball Player Boyer Earns Academic All-State

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Christian Boyer has been a consistent presence for Ste. Genevieve’s boys basketball team over the past few years. Recently he was recognized for his work in the classroom. The senior was named to the academic all-state basketball team. In order to receive the honor, a player has to be nominated by their coach, who must…

College Notes: Former SGHS Runners Had Standout Seasons In Cross Country

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has either canceled or caused the postponement of sporting events at just about all levels all over the world. Student-athletes from Ste. Genevieve involved in college fall sports were able to complete their seasons, while those in winter or spring sports faced the possibility of their seasons being cut short by…

MSHSAA Board Approves Changes For Summer

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The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) board voted last Thursday to grant relief of portions of the by-laws that include summer limits on contact between coaches and student-athletes. Dependent upon approval from local and state health officials, the MSHSAA board voted to make the summertime dead period and the summer limits on contact…

Weiler Becomes First Valle Basketball Player To Earn Academic All-State

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Mallory Weiler had a successful basketball career with Valle, which included helping the Warriors claim their first district championship in 20 years. When the season came to a close for all teams, she earned one more prestigious honor. The senior basketball and softball athlete recently earned academic all-state honors for the past basketball season. According…

Following Governor’s Order, MSHSAA Cancels Spring Season

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There will be no crack of the bats this spring. This sports season won’t end with a final out or a decisive 4×400-meter relay. It ended with announcements and news releases last Thursday. The spring sports season, the start of which already had been postponed twice due to COVID-19, was canceled last week. Missouri Governor…

Conner Basler’s Senior Season At SEMO Postponed

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Countless spring sports athletes have had their seasons cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those who have been affected the hardest are the high school and college seniors. Connor Basler is no exception. The Valle Catholic alumnus was supposed to play his senior year of baseball at Southeast Missouri State University, but due to…

Local Sports Facilities Honor Class Of 2020 On Friday Nights

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The event that local high school spring athletes feared would happen actually took place last Thursday. The spring sports season officially was called off by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. About a week before the spring sports season began, schools closed for three weeks to help combat the spread of COVID-19. During this…

A Winter Tradition: No Ice, No Problem For Ste. Gen. Youth League

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Middle and high school gyms were filled throughout winter with basketball games and wrestling events, but a newer venue recently saw plenty of activity in a different sport. Fans gathered for another season of Ste. Genevieve Youth Gym Hockey over the past few months at the Progress Sports Complex on the campus of the Ste.…

Pope’s First Season At Helm For Ste. Gen. Track Team Still On Hold Due To COVID-19

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Jay Pope hasn’t been the head coach for Ste. Genevieve High School’s boys track program for long, but he has already put a lot of focus and praise on his athletes. But those athletes might not get a chance to compete on any track during Pope’s first season at the helm. Due to the COVID-19…

Werner Discusses Postponed Senior Year Due To COVID-19 Cancellations

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Just like any athlete, Taylor Werner finds herself in unfamiliar territory. The former Ste. Genevieve distance running phenom and current senior at the University of Arkansas has put together a storied athletic career, but like many athletes, her athletic career has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. “I was actually with…

Ste. Genevieve County Community Center Joins List Of Closed Facilities In County

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With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down schools and businesses worldwide, it was only a matter of time before more businesses in the Ste. Genevieve area were affected. Valle Catholic High School and Ste. Genevieve High School spring sports have already been postponed until April 6 as of a couple of weeks ago. While those sports…

Fallert Steps Down, Basler Steps Into Head Coaching Role For SGHS Volleyball

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Ste. Genevieve will see a new coach leading the volleyball program next school year. Jess Fallert led the Dragons’ program for the past six seasons and led her team to four straight district titles, including one last fall. A few weeks after the season ended she announced that she would step down from the role.…