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Week 10 football: All Treats, No Tricks

By Editor | November 3, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Senior rusher Jack Farlow had a career night, while fellow seniors Aiden Boyer, Wyatt Springkamper and Ayden Butcher were up to their usual tricks Friday night as third-seeded Ste. Genevieve opened up MSHSAA Class 3 District 1 football action against sixth-seeded Dexter in Week 10 at Dragons Stadium.…

Griffard Wins Districts; Roth, Kist, Warriors Team Qualify For State XC Meet

By Editor | November 3, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR Adding to her stellar sophomore campaign this fall, Madelyn Griffard brought home two big rewards Saturday morning, winning the district championship with a school-record time at the MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 girls’ meet at Arcadia Valley High’s Sports Complex. Griffard crossed the finish line first by over…

Cardiac Dragons Survive ND To Advance To Elite 8

By Editor | November 3, 2022

Dragons recent state sectionals 2008: beat Lutheran South (Affton) Lancers 2-0; 4th place at state 2010: lost 2-0 to Lutheran South 2016: lost 2-0 to Lutheran South 2017: beat Rosati-Kain (St. Louis) Kougars 2-0; lost in state quarterfinals 2018: lost lost 2-0 to Festus Tigers 2019: lost 2-0 to Windsor (Imperial) Owls 2022: beat Notre…

Dragons Claim District Volleyball Title

By Editor | November 2, 2022

Dragons’ last 8 district finals 2015: swept 2-0 by St. Pius X (Festus) Lancers 2016: district champs, won 2-1 over Windsor (Imperial) Owls; lost in state sectionals 2017: distict champs, 2-0 sweep over Herculaneum Black Cats; lost in state quarterfinals 2018: district champs, 2-o sweep over Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau) Bulldogs; lost in state sectionals…

Warriors’ Rebuilding Season Ends In 5-Set Thriller

By Editor | November 2, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald Sports Editor PARK HILLS, Mo.  —  Wow. What a match. Third-seeded Valle Catholic and second-seeded Potosi, both stateranked, engaged in an outstanding, back-and-fourth volleyball battle that kept all fans at the T.J. Foulon Fieldhouse on the edge of their seats to the very end during the nightcap last Monday. Unfortunately,…

Dragons Reach 8th Straight District Finals

By Editor | November 2, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR PARK HILLS, Mo.  —  Des pite a little hiccup, top-seeded and second-ranked Ste. Genevieve reached the district championship final for the eighth-straight season with a four-set, semifinal victory over the fourth-seeded and 11th-ranked host Rebels here at the T.J. Foulon Fieldhouse at Central High last Monday evening. The…

Dragons Top-Seed; Warriors 3rd in MAAA Tourney

By Editor | October 13, 2022

The No. 1 state-ranked Ste. Genevieve Dragons earned the No. 1 seed, while the Valle Catholic Warriors claimed the No. 3 seed in the 12-team Mineral Area Activities Association Conference volleyball tournament, beginning today. The Dragons won the large-schools conference seasonal crown, while the Warriors won the small-schools season title. The field has four state-ranked…

Dragons Fare Well On Tees For Busy Week

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Adding something different to the schedule, the Ste. Genevieve girls’ golf team competed at the Westminster Christian Academy’s cat scratch tournament at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in High Ridge of the St. Louis area. The Dragons finished fifth overall among the 11-school tournament with a final score of 283. For…

Valle Warriors XC Competes At ND

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. The Warriors took seventh place in the boys field and eighth in the girls’ field at the Bulldogs Invitational cross country meet at Notre Dame Catholic in Cape Girardeau. Madelyn Griffard finished ninth overall out of 75 runners as the Warriors took eighth out of eight girls’ teams with a score…

Zangaro Leading Dragons’ XC Ladies

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Hollyn Zangaro finished in the top five out of 75 runners as the Ste. Genevieve girls’ cross country team claimed fourth place at the Bulldogs Invitational at Notre Dame Catholic in Cape Girardeau Saturday. For more, check out the Herald’s Oct. 5 printed edition.

Shaken, Not Stirred

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Sometimes, coaches will shake up their roster midseason for whatever reason. Valle Catholic’s 40th-year head coach Nancy Fischer did just that, giving a few youngers players a lot more playing time lately as Riley Brown, Cami Hobbs and Brooklyn Weibrecht each contributed nicely in the shakeup. For more, check out the…

No. 1 Dragons Unbeaten Streak Reaches 20

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Make that 17 straight wins … and a tournament championship. The Class 3 state-ranked Dragons won all six matches without losing a single set Saturday at the four-site Pirates Invitational volleyball tournament at the Perry Park Center in Perryville Saturday. For more, check out the Herald’s Oct. 5 printed edition.

Dragons Escape Trojans

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. Ste. Genevieve got off to a rough start, but a dominant second half got the host back on the winning track with a 26-12 Week 6 victory over Potosi Friday night at Dragons Staduim. The Dragons outscored the Trojans 19-0 in the final two frames and held on from there during…

By Editor | October 4, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. In a battle of state-ranked, undefeated conference foes, Valle Catholic scored the game’s final 19 points  –  all in the fourth quarter to rally for a 40-30 Week 6 victory over Park Hills Central Friday night. It is the first time the two teams have faced one another since 2005. Running…

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…