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Bauman Says Valle’s An Outlier

By Editor | January 27, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — When the Missouri State High School Activities Association draws district assignments, geographical outliers can take place. Valle Catholic head girls’ basketball coach Brian Bauman said the Warriors themselves may be considered an outlier. “We are the most northern team in our district,” Bauman noted. “District 4 has Crystal…

Dragons Preparing For SEMO Conference Tournament This Friday

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School senior Dalton McNeal continues to provide the leadership the Dragons need. McNeal earned extra points late in his 126-pound bout against Jackson’s Craig Aufdenberg — recording an 18-7 major decision. That gave the Dragons four points versus the Indians; however, Jackson defeated Ste. Genevieve 48-26 in…

Dragons Show Fire, Beating Farmington

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team sure picked a fine time to play, perhaps, its best game of the 2020-21 season. The Dragons outscored Farmington 29-17 in the second quarter — for a 43-30 halftime cushion — en route to a 76-58 Mineral Area Activities Association Large School…

Coaches Satisfied With District Placings

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — Assigning teams into districts is a time-honored tradition for state athletic associations across the nation. The Missouri State High School Activities Association is no different, and the governing body recently established districts for boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ and girls’ wrestling. The Ste. Genevieve Herald will be…

Five In A Row For SG

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The latest installment of the “Old Settlement Showdown” went in favor the Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team. The Dragons used both their size advantage and depth in a 58-39 victory over Valle Catholic on Saturday at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. “I thought the girls played hard, and I…

Warriors Are Gaining Confidence

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School wrestling squad has been making progress as the 2020-21 season as crept along. Case in point this past week, as the Warriors won five dual matches — including a couple at home on Monday, Jan. 11. The Warriors defeated Southeast Missouri Wrestling Conference foes Potosi and…

Drury, Warriors Clip Blue Jays’ Wings

By Editor | January 20, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Even though Valle Catholic High School’s opponent on Thursday came into the game winless, the Warriors were still plenty motivated. “We really stress the importance of treating every game the same way,” said Valle Catholic head boys’ basketball coach Tyler Search. “Sometimes it works out.” Search said teenage players can…

Dominating Dragons Capture All Five Duals

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Home cooking tasted mighty fine for the Ste. Genevieve High School wrestling team during its own dual tournament on Saturday. The Dragons won all five duals at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium, celebrating with the championship plaque at the end of proceedings. “We worked on some trouble areas from the Hillsboro…

Dragons Hit FTs, Beat Potosi

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School head boys’ basketball coach Robert Coleman has a tradition of starting as many seniors as possible on “Senior Night.” It serves as a reward for the players who have been with the program the longest; this year, Chaytin Lea, Landon Rose, Logan Trollinger and Anthony Nash.…

Fowler, Warriors Drop Chaffee

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team found a carbon copy of itself this past Thursday. On the Missouri State High School Activities Association website, there is a tab called match-up, which takes the browser to a game preview with all sorts of statistics. Two of those statistics are…

More Honors For Ste. Gen, Valle

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM KANSAS CITY — The Missouri Football Coaches Association in December released its list of award winners. Four Valle Catholic High School players received the distinction of Class 3 all-state, with wide receiver Aiden Heberlie attaining first-team status. Austin Burnett was selected as a second-team linebacker while Chase Fallert was named…

Naeger Shines In Dragon Laugher

By Editor | January 12, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School starting girls’ basketball players found a comfortable spot on the bench in the second half versus non-league Seckman. Then Regean Naeger and the rest of the reserves took over as the Dragons downed Class 6 Seckman 61-14 on Thursday evening at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Naeger…

Rebels Pull Away, Top Dragons

By Editor | January 6, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team was aiming for a second straight Bob Sechrest Jr. Christmas Tournament title. However, a sluggish third quarter doomed Ste. Genevieve as hometown Central defeated the Dragons 67-59 at Foulon Field House. Central twice built a 14-point lead in the…

Warriors Push Jags Before Falling

By Editor | January 6, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Once again, the Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team played well at its own Winter Warrior Classic. For the third time in four years under head coach Tyler Search, Valle Catholic finished as tournament runner-ups. “I am proud of the way the guys fought,” Search said. “They played three…

Ste. Gen Duals Saturday

By Editor | January 6, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS Area high school wrestling teams will descend upon the city for the 10th Annual Ste. Genevieve Duals this Saturday. The tournament will take place in the confines of Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium, with three mats going simultaneously. Participating teams are: Ste. Genevieve, Valle Catholic, Dexter, Windsor, Mehlville and Owensville. Weigh-ins will take…

Valle Soldiers On For 4th-Place Finish

By Editor | January 6, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FRANKCLAY— The Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team showed plenty of resolve last week at the First State Community Bank Tournament. The Warriors earned fourth out of 12 teams at the tournament, falling in the third-place game to Jefferson R-7, 46-40. Valle Catholic power forward Riley Siebert was lost…

Racing Series To Begin On March 28

By Editor | January 6, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Ste. Genevieve County Racing Series has announced the first day of the 2021 season with be on Sunday, March 28. The action will begin at 2 p.m. at the Ste. Genevieve County Fairgrounds. March 28 will be a play date only, with the first counted races set for 6:30 p.m. on…

Dragons Hit Rough Spot, Fall Twice

By Editor | January 6, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team faced a pair of challenges last week. The Dragons played Farmington and Festus on back-to-back days at the 65th Annual Bob Sechrest Jr. Christmas Tournament. Ste. Genevieve head coach Robert Coleman thought the team learned a valuable lesson taking…

COVID-19 Shuts Down Spring Athletics

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Activities associations from across America shutdown spring sports at the onset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in mid-March. In Dumas, Texas, a small city located in that state’s panhandle region, the #BeTheLight campaign started — with stadium lights on for an hour every night to let students know they weren’t…

Moore Propels Dragon Victory

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball player Abby Moore did a little bit of everything in Saturday’s Sechrest Christmas Tournament quarterfinal game. “Abby had a really good game for us on the boards, which gave her more confidence,” said Ste. Genevieve head coach Jordanna Walk-Robison. Walk-Robison said…

Hunter, Dragons Prevail

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Coming into Sechrest Tournament, the Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team was scheduled to play Arcadia Valley. However, COVID-19 (coronavirus) forced Arcadia Valley out of the longtime event, and that put the Dragons in the uneasy position of playing host Central’s junior varsity unit. All sorts…

Ste. Gen Tabbed Site For Sectionals

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School has been named a host site for a sectional wrestling tournament. That’s according to a press release the Missouri State High School Activities Association released on Saturday. Qualifiers from Class 2 District 1 and Class 2 District 2 will converge on Ste. Genevieve’s Peggy J. Johnson…

Ste. Gen Taps Samples As Coach

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM During the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District board of education meeting on Dec. 15, Corey Samples was approved as the new high school head boys’ track and field coach. “I’m excited, and I can’t wait to start my high school coaching career,” Samples said in a telephone interview with the…

Valle’s Fowler Nets Season-High 16 In Loss

By Editor | December 30, 2020

FROM STAFF REPORTS PERRYVILLE — Hannah Fowler paced the Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team with 16 points. But, it wasn’t enough as Perryville topped the Warriors 52-35 in Valle’s final game before Christmas. Fowler connected on seven field goals and two free throws as part of her performance. Riley Siebert added seven points.…

Flieg Joins SEMO Family

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve senior athlete Marysa Flieg announced her college choice in a somewhat unconventional manner. Before the Dragons’ “Senior Night” basketball game versus Sikeston, Flieg’s biography was read to the crowd. Flieg said she would continue her outstanding track and field career at Southeast Missouri State University in nearby Cape…

Kreitler Inks With MAC

By Editor | December 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM For the second consecutive year, a Ste. Genevieve High School softball player has decided to continue her career at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. This time it’s Dragon shortstop Brittney Kreitler. “My older sister, Kaitlyn, told me the teachers were awesome over there,” Kreitler said in a telephone interview…

Ste. Gen, Valle Set For Christmas Tourneys

By Editor | December 23, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM All four local varsity basketball teams will be in action next week during holiday-themed tournaments. The Valle Catholic boys will play host to their own Warrior Classic Tournament from Dec. 28-30. The Valle Catholic girls will travel to the Second Annual First State Community Bank Girls’ Christmas Tournament. Kingston and…

Warriors Start Slow, Fall To Rebels By 13

By Editor | December 23, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team learned a valuable lesson from Friday night’s home game versus Park Hills Central. That lesson? It’s tough to overcome a slow start. The Warriors were down 20-9 at the end of one quarter, and 36-20 at intermission, en route to a 72-59…

Height A Factor In Dragons’ Home Loss

By Editor | December 23, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Scheduling in the middle of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has proven to become a difficult challenge. This past Friday evening was a case in point as the Class 4 Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team played Class 6 Fort Zumwalt North at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. “They are a…

Ste. Gen Shows Top Form, Thrashes AV

By Editor | December 23, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Playing against schools from upper classes has certainly helped the Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team. Earlier this season, the Dragons squared off with Class 5 Sikeston and Class 6 Jackson. Ste. Genevieve put it all together this past Saturday at the 62nd Annual St. Francois…