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Hoog Torches Nets For 49 In Victory

By Editor | February 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Now that’s the way to go out in your final home game. Valle Catholic High School senior guard Carter Hoog torched the nets for a new career-high 49 points on Friday as the Warriors downed Crystal City 93-68 in this non-league boys’ basketball game. Hoog connected on 10 3-pointers, and…

Boys’ Sectionals Are Saturday

By Editor | February 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Both the Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School boys’ wrestling programs will take the next step on the playoff road this Saturday. The Dragons will play the role of Class 2 sectional tournament host while the Warriors will make the two-hour plus drive to Palmyra for a Class 1…

Valle Girls Win, Score Season High

By Editor | February 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic freshman Lexi Ritter netted the final two points of the game on Saturday afternoon versus Scott City. Senior Hannah Fowler took note, Warriors’ head coach Brian Bauman said, leaping off the bench with her hands raised in the air. Fowler capped her scholastic basketball career with a 24-point…

South Iron Sizzles, Beats Ste. Genevieve

By Editor | February 24, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ANNAPOLIS — Both the weather and COVID-19 have joined forces as a formidable foe against any sort of basketball being played. So that means teams are trying to fill schedules with any opponent they can find, even if it’s a Class 1 powerhouse such as South Iron. The Panthers were…

Flieg, Bieser Both Grab The Gold

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM NEW MADRID — For Valle Catholic High School wrestler Joseph Flieg, not being able to compete during the postseason last year has served as motivation. That’s according Warrior head coach Jake Gegg. Flieg, who transitioned from the 126- to 120-pound class this year, won both of his matches by fall…

An Even Dozen For The Dragons

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Smell that. That’s the aroma of home cooking in the very near future for the Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ wrestling squad. Twelve of 14 Dragons advanced to sectionals based off of top-3 performances at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 District 1 Tournament…

Valle Boys Bounce Jefferson

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Both the Valle Catholic High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams found replacement games over the past weekend. The Warriors met with mixed results as the boys downed Jefferson R-7, 69-58, on Saturday evening — bouncing back from Friday’s 97-69 loss to Farmington. The Valle Catholic girls also suffered a…

Draws Are Set For District Tourneys

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Both the Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams learned their fates for the upcoming postseason last week. Ste. Genevieve’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both have drawn the No. 1 seed for the Class 4 District 2 tournament. With the Dragons earning the top…

Drivers Receive Awards At Banquet

By Editor | February 16, 2021

From STAFF REPORTS The Ste. Genevieve County Racing Series had its end-of-season banquet on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the fairgrounds. Racers finishing among the top-4 in several categories picked up their trophies, and there was a photo shoot following the event. The 2021 racing series will open up with a play day at 2 p.m.…

Steelville Rallies By Ste. Gen

By Editor | February 16, 2021

From STAFF REPORTS STEELVILLE — The Ste. Genevieve High School varsity girls’ basketball team found a replacement game this past Saturday versus Steelville. The Dragons were up 34-29 at the end of three quarters of play; however, the Cardinals outscored Ste. Genevieve 18-10 in the fourth period for a 47-44 victory. In the process, Steelville…

Coaches Lament Loss Of MAAA Tournament

By Editor | February 16, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Interestingly enough, it’s not the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that’s played the biggest role with local basketball schedules. Poor weather and terrible road conditions across Southeast Missouri ultimately brought about the cancellation of last week’s Mineral Area Activities Association conference tournament. “Due to multiple schools being unable to travel (Friday, Feb.…

Three Dragon Girls Head To Sectionals

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CEDAR HILL — For three Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ wrestlers, it’s destination sectionals. The Dragons’ Maggie Myracle (195-pound weight class), Izzy Basler (127) and Autumn Basler (117) all qualified for the Section 1 Meet set for St. Clair High School on Feb. 20. “I thought we had a good…

A Dragon Three-Peat

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School’s Abby Moore made a putback basket and then a free throw to give the Dragons a 15-0 lead with 2:50 left in the first quarter during a Monday, Feb. 1 game versus rival Park Hills Central. The Rebels never completely shoveled out from that early hole.…

Valle Blasts Bismarck

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School head girls’ basketball coach Brian Bauman made the decision to start the Warriors freshmen during a Monday, Feb. 1 game versus Bismarck. Nicole Gegg scored the game’s first four points, and Lexi Ritter and Emma Christine also marked the score sheet as Valle Catholic downed Bismarck…

Ste. Gen Clips Central

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — The Ste. Genevieve and Central High School boys’ basketball teams were deadlocked at 73-all going into the game’s final minute at Foulon Field House on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Ste. Genevieve’s Rudy Flieg made a bucket with 11 seconds left, and the Dragons topped the Rebels 75-73 in…

Hoog Nets 1,500th Point

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM For the Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team, playing Kingston twice in one week really isn’t anything new. Warriors’ head coach Tyler Search noted his team squared off against Kingston twice in one week during the 2019-20 season as well. It was a banner week for the Valle Catholic…

Aubuchon Signs With Central Methodist

By Editor | February 10, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Versatility has been the key to success for Ste. Genevieve High School track and field athlete Megan Aubuchon. “She’s been a utility (athlete) for us,” said Dragons’ head coach Tyne Huck. “You can put her anywhere, and she’s going to put up some numbers.” Aubuchon competes in both hurdles distances,…

Poor Weather Already Causing Schedule Shuffle

By Editor | February 10, 2021

From STAFF REPORTS Mineral Area Activities Association regular-season basketball champions were determined last week throughout the region. The Valle Catholic boys earned the Small School Division title, and the Ste. Genevieve girls claimed their third straight Large School Division crown. Ste. Genevieve’s boys were second in the Large School Division behind venerable North County. Valle…

Dragons Don’t Fall For Trap

By Editor | February 4, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team didn’t allow last Thursday’s contest versus Potosi turn into what’s considered a “trap” game. A trap game can be defined a variety of ways, but it’s when a stout team overlooks what’s perceived as a weaker opponent. That didn’t happen at Peggy…

Dragons Bounce Back, Beat Jays

By Editor | February 4, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team didn’t have much time to dwell on last Friday’s 18-point divisional road loss to North County. That’s because the Dragons were right back at it on Saturday evening — playing non-league Jefferson R-7 at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. “It wouldn’t be my…

Dragon JV Boys Show Mettle

By Editor | February 4, 2021

STORM CENTER  A COLUMN WRITTEN BY ERIC VICCARO Protecting your own basketball court can become a cherished entity. That’s what recently happened on a recent Saturday afternoon at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium — and Peggy would have been proud of the Ste. Genevieve junior varsity boys’ basketball team. The Dragons won their own “Old Settlement…

Ste. Gen Celebrates Its Four Seniors

By Editor | February 4, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ and girls’ wrestling programs celebrated “Senior Night” by thrashing all comers. The boys blanked Herculaneum, 82-0, and Cape Notre Dame Regional, 84-0, with only DeSoto pressing Ste. Genevieve before it won 54-21. Seniors Dalton McNeal (126), Nathan Selby (145) and Kaleb Myracle (160) as…

Valle, Ste. Gen Prepares For District

By Editor | February 4, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — Missouri State High School Activities Association district boys’ basketball tournaments are fast approaching. Valle Catholic, as a Class 2 school, will compete in the district tournament round from Feb. 20-27. Class 4 Ste. Genevieve will compete in its district tournament from Feb. 27-March 6. Valle Catholic (11-6) head…

Fallert Drains Five 3-Pointers In Valle Win

By Editor | February 4, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Every game is a learning experience for the Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team. That was the case on Monday, Jan. 25, as Mineral Area Activities Association Small School Division foe West County traveled to Ste. Genevieve for a game. “West County gave us some different defensive looks, so…

• Ste. Genevieve Boys Belt Fredericktown

By Editor | January 27, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FREDERICKTOWN — One of the oldest axioms in basketball appeared during last Friday’s Mineral Area Activities Association Large School Division game between Ste. Genevieve and Fredericktown. Ste. Genevieve was up comfortably 34-22 at intermission. The Dragons then proceeded to outscore Fredericktown 12-0 in the first 1:56 of the third quarter…

• Girls Conquer Saxony

By Editor | January 27, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team has been featured in many special events this season. And for good reason, the Dragons have won eight consecutive contests, and they deserve to be considered one of the premier programs in Missouri. Ste. Genevieve competed in the 62nd…

• SG Boys Claim League Title

By Editor | January 27, 2021

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has caused many changes to sports schedules this year. For instance, this year’s Southeast Missouri Regional Wrestling Conference Tournament was split into large and small school meets — rather than one 16-team group. The Class 1-2 meet took place last Friday evening at Cape Central Junior High School,…

Dragon Girls Take 3rd

By Editor | January 27, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — For the first time ever, the Southeast Missouri Regional Wrestling Conference had an exclusive girls-only league tournament. Girls’ wrestling continues to grow across the Show-Me State, and what’s happening the southeast corner is no exception. “It was exciting to see the girls get a chance to compete for…

• Hoog, Stoll Receive Honors In Victory

By Editor | January 27, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball celebrated “Senior Night” in style with a 78-56 victory over visiting Valley Caledonia last Friday. The Warriors honored seniors Carter Hoog and Cory Stoll during the night’s festivities, and the two players certainly didn’t disappoint on the court. Hoog dropped in a game-high 35…

Valle Falls To Arcadia

By Editor | January 27, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS Arcadia Valley’s Gracee Smith paced all scorers with 29 points as the Tigers defeated host Valle Catholic, 49-35, last Thursday in Ste. Genevieve. Smith powered the Tigers with three 3-pointers, and she was a spotless 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in this Mineral Area Activities Association Small School Division tilt. Meanwhile, Hannah…