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Several Warriors, Dragons earn medals

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM IRONTON — This year, thanks to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, cross country meets have shifted to what’s called a “wave start.” On Saturday during the Arcadia Valley Invitational, Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School runners began their races in different waves. “They are trying to have minimal runners at…

Kreitler Crosses Elite Threshold For A Setter

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Despite suffering its first loss of the season last Wednesday to Windsor, the Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team still had plenty to celebrate. Senior setter Brittney Kreitler crossed an important plateau for players at her position — she registered her 1,000th assist. “Reaching 1,000 assists is one of my…

Senior Night Success

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Valle Catholic High School volleyball players Hannah Fowler and Riley Siebert were honored on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with “Senior Night.” Both of them received gift baskets and hugs from teammates while their parents looked on. “Both Hannah and Riley have been on the varsity team since their freshman year,” said…

Dragons’ Meyer Posts Low Score

By Editor | September 16, 2020

LABADIE — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team already has shown improvement from last year. Case in point, the Dragons finished 15 strokes lower this year at the Washington Tournament from their 2019 result. “Mentally, we were more positive today, and looked more comfortable on the golf course than our first outing,” Ste.…

Valle Catholic Tallies 42 First-Half Points, Beats Rival Ste. Gen

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Old Settlement Showdown is typically a game filled with drama. There wasn’t much drama this year as Valle Catholic dominated cross-town rival Ste. Genevieve, 42-7, at Father John Dempsey Field this past Friday. Valle now has a 31-26 edge in this popular intercity series, one of the longest rivalries…

Valle, St. Vincent Clash Still On

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM This Friday’s game versus Perryville-based parochial school St. Vincent High School is still on, according to officials from Valle Catholic. St. Vincent has yet to play a game this season on account of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Indians first two games of the season — at Central on Aug. 28 and…

Bowling History Learned Through eBay Purchase

By Editor | September 8, 2020

STORM CENTER BY SPORTS EDITOR ERIC X. VICCARO During the board of aldermen meeting on Aug. 27, city administrator Happy Welch noted several banks of bowling center-style seats sold for $54 on Ebay. So, who had the winning bid? City of Bloomsdale aldermen Brandon Shortt was the winner. “It’s an offbeat thing (to buy these…

SG’s Heller Fires Low Round At Tri

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team opened the season with a triangular at Kimbeland Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Even though the Dragons placed a distant third with 241 strokes, head coach Rachel McDaniel was encouraged by the results. “First-match jitters were definitely present,” McDaniel…

Ste. Gen Opens With Two Victories

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team learned a valuable lesson in its three-set victory over Festus on Sept. 1 at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. “We came out strong and executed our game plan,” said first-year Ste. Genevieve head coach Carla Basler. “But, in the second set we got complacent.”…

Valle Wins Couple Of 5-Set Thrillers

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Missouri State High School Activities Association began allowing varsity volleyball teams to play best-of-5 matches this year. Well, Valle Catholic certainly took advantage of that last week — winning a pair of five-set thrillers over tough squads from Perryville on Sept. 1 and Central (Park Hills) Sept. 3. “It…

Valle Enjoys Success In Season Opener

By Editor | September 8, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — For Valle Catholic head cross country coach Samer Zoughaib, he said this was the Warriors’ best-ever performance at the season-opening Jackson Invitational. “We had never gotten a top-5 team trophy (plaque),” Zoughaib said. “Both the junior and senior girls finished in second place, and the sophomore boys took…

Warriors Rock In Debut

By Editor | September 2, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Valle Catholic High School football fans were not able to congregate on the field after last Friday’s game with Skyline. That was just one of the new rules enacted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). But, there was one undeniable tradition at Father John Dempsey Field…

Turnovers Doom Dragons

By Editor | September 2, 2020

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. SPECIAL TO THE Ste. Genevieve Herald The Ste. Genevieve High School football season-opener against the Festus went much like the 2020 calendar year so far. Nothing seemed to go right as they fell 41-13 Friday night at Dragon Stadium. Ste. Genevieve committed seven turnovers in the game — including on three…

‘Old Settlement’ Series Returns This Friday

By Editor | September 2, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Welcome to “Old Settlement Showdown” week. No, we’re not talking about a festival in downtown Ste. Genevieve. Rather, this is the crosstown rivalry series between Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic — one of the last intercity battles remaining in the state of Missouri. This year, Ste. Genevieve (0-1)…

Fall Sports Special To Publish Sept. 23

By Editor | September 2, 2020

The Ste. Genevieve Herald has announced our fall sports special section will be released on Sept. 23. The Herald’s special section will include remaining season schedules and capsules on all of the varsity teams at Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High Schools. For Ste. Genevieve High, the following team photos will be included: football, volleyball,…

Member-Guest Tournament Sept. 16

By Editor | September 2, 2020

The Ste. Genevieve Golf Club will have its annual member-guest tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 16. This will be an 18-hole, two-person scramble formatted event, with the shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. This event is commonly referred to as a “Businessman’s Special.” The fee is $60, and includes golf and other assorted prizes. Sign up at…

Art Winner

By Editor | August 25, 2020

Saint Agnes second-grade student Christina Emmett recently won the Smokey Bear Art Contest, which was sponsored by the Hill and Dale Garden Club in Bloomsdale. Emmett’s poster was then sent to the state contest, where she placed first in her age bracket. (Photo submitted by St. Agnes School)

Controlling Crowds At SG, Valle

By Editor | August 25, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Even on Monday morning, there may be some skepticism whether high school football games will begin this Friday. But, there they are on the schedule as Ste. Genevieve prepares to face Festus at Dragon Field and Valle Catholic entertains Skyline in a match-up of longtime playoff foes at…

Mid America Rehab To Donate Water Bottles

By Editor | August 25, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Mid America Rehab physical therapist Clinton Rice attended a St. Vincent football parents’ meeting in early August. One of the concerns the parents raised was access to water, and how that issue would be handled during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. New St. Vincent head football coach Tim…

Locals Helping Preserve Tomahawk Lore

By Editor | August 25, 2020

STORM CENTER: A COLUMN BY SPORTS EDITOR ERIC X. VICCARO The fine art of tomahawk throwing is alive and well in Ste. Genevieve County. And that’s what the sports editor learned on a recent, warm August afternoon at Hands-on History at the Linden House here in historic downtown. The learning center had its first-ever tomahawk…

Dragons, Warriors Return To Fields, Roads And Gymnasiums

By Editor | August 18, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald In the middle of August, coaches are springing forth with optimism as the 2020-21 fall sports seasons draw near. “I think our first week went fantastic,” said Samer Zoughaib, the boys’ and girls’ cross country coach at Valle Catholic. “All in all, it was a very good start…

Professional Disc Golf To Debut In Ste. Genevieve

By Editor | August 18, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald For the first time ever this Sunday, Ste. Genevieve will play host to a Professional Disc Golfers Association-sanctioned event. “It legitimizes everything we have done so far,” said Ste. Genevieve resident Steve Hoog, one of the players set for competition in this 36-hole event at Pere Marquette Park.…

Local Athletes Impacted As Fall Sports Push Back To Spring

By Editor | August 18, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Five former Valle Catholic High School and seven ex-Ste. Genevieve High School athletes are currently playing college sports somewhere in the United States. Many of them have been impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that’s affecting the world. Originally the Ohio Valley Conference suspended fall sports through Sept.…

Jour de Fete Tournament

By Editor | August 18, 2020

GOLF RESULTS Aug. 8-9 At Ste. Genevieve Golf Club Championship Flight 1, Tanner McKinney and Kellen Bader, 117; 2, Greg Hilbert and Greg Ladd, 123; 3, Brian Stewart and Scott Boyer, 124 “A” Flight 1, Rick Meyer and Scott Meyer, 127; 2, Mark Beare and Jason Buskohl, 130; 3, Bob Pavelonis and Gary Ryan, 130…

ADs Optimistic For Fall Activities

By Editor | August 11, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Optimism is growing for the possibility of high school sports this fall. The Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors met on Aug. 4 in a virtual conference as the governing body deals with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. And the board ultimately decided to grant relief…

Warriors, Dragons Ready For Season

By Editor | August 11, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Earlier this week, the Missouri State High School Activities Association released a statement indicating fall sports would go on as schedule. That means it’s game on for high school volleyball. And the season is rapidly approaching, with both Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School opening the slate…

Webster Honors Stolzer

By Editor | August 11, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Ste. Genevieve native Abbie Stolzer was a walk-on to the Webster University women’s track and field team. Which only speaks louder volumes for her accomplishment. Stolzer on July 29 was named to Webster’s all-decade outdoor track and field squad in the event of discus. “I reached out to…

Ste. Genevieve Is A Runner’s Paradise

By Editor | August 4, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Face it. Ste. Genevieve County is a remarkable runner’s paradise. Look at all the cross country championship placards adorning the wall inside Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium at Ste. Genevieve High School. See all the hard work that’s going into the cross country program at Valle Catholic, under head…

Riverdogs 14-Under Finish With Bang

By Editor | August 4, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald The Ste. Genevieve Riverdogs 14-under baseball team recently capped the summer 2020 season in grand style. The Riverdogs clipped the St. Clair (Ill.) Stars 4-3 in the championship game of a tournament at Pacific – striking out the side in the fateful seventh inning to give them the…

SG, Valle Open At Home

By Editor | August 4, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald The Ste. Genevieve High School football team has a new opening week opponent for the hopeful 2020 season. Meanwhile, Valle Catholic’s football schedule may be changing on the fly thanks to concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). Both Valle Catholic and Ste. Genevieve are coming off successful seasons. The Warriors…