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Jamborees This Week

By Editor | November 18, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic basketball programs will participate in jamborees this week. The Dragon boys’ basketball team will be having a jamboree at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Ste. Genevieve will play Herculaneum. The Dragons and Blackcats will play six six-minute quarters, said R-II…

Warriors Earn 2nd

By Editor | November 12, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team was oh-so close to winning the Class 2 state championship on Saturday evening. The Warriors had three chances to win, ahead 14-13, 16-15 and 17-16 in the fifth and deciding set.  However, Christian buckled down as senior setter Addi Lyon…

Ste. Gen Boys Place Top 10

By Editor | November 12, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — The Ste. Genevieve High School cross country program has returned to prominence. Especially after the Dragon boys recorded a 10th-place finish as a team on Thursday afternoon at Gans Creek Park in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 state meet. Devin St. Clair also became…

Warrior Girls Nab 2nd Spot

By Editor | November 12, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — The Valle Catholic High School girls’ cross country team punctuated a stellar 2020 campaign with a second-place finish on Saturday. During a breezy afternoon at Gans Creek, the Warrior girls compiled 109 points — which was 18 points more than winner College Heights Christian. Camryn Basler spearheaded the…

Jarrett, Kennett Too Much For Ste. Gen

By Editor | November 12, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM KENNETT — The Ste. Genevieve High School football team will experience different circumstances coming into this offseason.  Kennett eliminated Ste. Genevieve in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 District 1 semifinals, 47-29, at Metz Cherry Stadium on Friday night. After the Dragons exited the playoffs in 2019,…

St. Mary’s Scores Game’s First 21 Points

By Editor | November 12, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Hindsight, as we all know, is 20/20.  That concept certainly wasn’t lost on Valle Catholic head football coach Judd Naeger as the Warriors found themselves in the uncustomary position of a Missouri State High School Activities Association district semifinal round loss Friday evening at Father Dempsey Field. St. Mary’s scored…

Valle Returns To Final 4

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM JACKSON — Never. That’s the sentiment longtime Valle Catholic High School volleyball coach Nancy Fischer shared when asked if reaching the Missouri Final Four ever gets old. Valle Catholic downed Woodland in five sets in the Class 2 sectional final followed by a straight-set sweep over Saxony Lutheran in the state…

Dragons Advance To Semifinals

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team appeared rusty after not playing for two weeks due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Regardless, the Dragons scraped off that rust — outscoring Dexter 20-0 in the second half en route to a 46-28 victory in the Class 3, District 1 quarterfinals at…

SG Boys 2nd At District

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM IRONTON — Ste. Genevieve High School has a long, storied tradition in the sport of cross country.  That kind of tradition returned on Saturday as the Ste. Genevieve boys’ qualified for state as a team — and two Dragon girls also punched their tickets to this week’s state meet at…

Warriors’ XC Sends 10

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ST. CHARLES — The Valle Catholic High School girls’ cross country team opted for a pack mentality during Friday’s Class 1 district race at McNair Park. “On the girls’ side, I thought they ran smart,” said Valle Catholic head coach Samer Zoughaib. “No personal records, but on a district qualifier…

Central Eliminates Rival Ste. Gen

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — The Ste. Genevieve volleyball team had swept Central during the regular season on Sept. 29.  However, the rematch didn’t go the Dragons way as Central topped rival Ste. Genevieve by scores of 30-28, 13-25, 25-19, 25-21 in the Class 3, District 2 championship match. This marked Central’s…

Valle Clashes With St. Mary’s

By Editor | November 3, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School football team’s maiden voyage through the Class 3 playoffs begins this week against St. Mary’s. The Warriors and Dragons clash at 7 p.m. Friday at Father John Dempsey Field in Ste. Genevieve. The game will  Valle Catholic (10-0) will have had two weeks to prepare…

SG, Valle Sequel Features Same Ending

By Editor | October 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The second match between the Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic volleyball teams this season was much more competitive. However, it still yielded the same result as the Dragons topped the Warriors, 25-23, 25-20 in the Mineral Area Activities Association (MAAA) conference championship Gold Bracket match last Thursday at Peggy J.…

Now The Real Season Begins For Valle

By Editor | October 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FESTUS — The Valle Catholic High School football team wrapped up an undefeated regular-season slate with a 52-13 victory over host St. Pius X last Friday at Father Dalton Field. Now, comes the real season — the playoffs.  And Valle Catholic is preparing to write a few more chapters in…

Dragons, Warriors Prep For District

By Editor | October 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High School cross country teams are preparing for their district meets. Ste. Genevieve has been placed in Class 3, District 1, running at the Arcadia Valley Sports Complex in Ironton this Saturday. The girls will run at 11:35 a.m., followed by the boys at…

Heberlie Commits To Mizzou

By Editor | October 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM For Valle Catholic High School junior Aiden Heberlie, it was the chance to play in college baseball’s premier league — the Southeastern Conference. Earlier this fall, Heberlie announced he had verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Missouri in Columbia. “I wanted to play baseball in the SEC,”…

Dragons Ready For Familiar Foe In Dexter

By Editor | October 30, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team will return to action this Friday in the opening round of the district playoffs. And the opponent will be a familiar one: Dexter.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Dragon Field in this Class 3, District 1 first-round match-up. The winner will…

• Warriors Use Ground-And-Pound Approach With 384 Rushing Yards

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM With a football team as deep as Valle Catholic, one would expect someone new to step every week and contribute to a victory. Bryce Giesler rushed only five times; however, the sophomore racked up 168 yards and two TD in Valle’s 67-12 conquest over Herculaneum at Father John Dempsey Field…

Dragons Most Likely Off Until Postseason

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Add Ste. Genevieve to the list of football teams impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic this season. The Dragons’ home game versus DeSoto this past Friday was cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” as reported by the Ste. Genevieve R-II school district during the middle of last week. “Unfortunately for us,…

• Dragons Sweep Warriors In 3, Teams Prepare For MAAA

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team has bragging rights on Valle Catholic right now. But, that could change with the Mineral Area Activities Association conference tournament set for this week at various venues across the region. On Monday, Oct. 12, the Dragons defeated their hometown counterparts by scores of…

Ste. Gen Girls Sixth At District

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ST. CLAIR — Rain and wind affected play during the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2, District 1 Girls’ Golf Tournament on Oct. 12. This marked the second time this season, Ste. Genevieve played Meramec Lakes Golf Course — and there were some subtle differences. None of the…

Four Dragons Place Among Top-24

By Editor | October 21, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FARMINGTON — Four Ste. Genevieve High School runners finished among the top-24 contestants at the Farmington Invitational in Engler Park last Saturday. Valle Catholic’s 2019 state qualifier Peter Roth also had a strong placement, taking 19th overall in 122 runners. It wasn’t an easy early afternoon of running. The National…

Big Plays Help Warriors Tack Up 62

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By Mark Evans mevans@STEGENHERALD.COM Averaging 14.1 yards per play from scrimmage, the Valle Catholic Warriors improved to 7-0 last Friday night, blowing out New Madrid County Central, 62-19. The Warriors, bumped to Class 3 from Cxlass 1 this year, got 478 total yards on just 34 plays from scrimmage. They started fast, leaping to a…

Boyers Lead The Way As Dragons Manhandle Perryville, 41-0

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By Michael Boyd Jr. Special to the Herald The Ste. Genevieve Dragons torched the host Pirates quickly and often, therefore sinking Perryville’s hopes of a senior-night football celebration Friday at PHS Field. The Boyer cousins got the Week-7 party started with two quick touchdowns during the opening quarter, and the Dragons’ defense did the rest…

Young Dragon Golfers Show Promise; Break Record For One Match

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve’s young girls golf team may be coming of age, The Dragon golfers set a schol record by shooting a 189  against Farmington last week. Lani Yamnitz led the team with a 46. Boston Williams followed witha 47, Etta Heller and Brooke Turner-48, Addie Taylor-50 and Regean Naeger-54 “Lani Yamnitz had…

Warriors Win 20th With Win Over AV

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Reaching the 20-win plateau, the Valle Catholic volleyball team beat Arcadia  in three sets last Thursday, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16. The victory improved the Warriors to 20-3-2 on the year, with a  perfect 4-0 Mineral Area Activities Association mark. The Tigers gave the Warriors all they wanted in the opening set, before Valle…

Ste. Genevieve Faces Tough Foes At Jackson

By Editor | October 13, 2020

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve faced some stiff competition  over the weekend at the Jackson Volleyball Tournament. The Dragons went 2-3 in a stacked field of competitors. The Dragons opened against eventual tournament runner-up Advance. The hornets, the tournament’s lone Class 1 team wound up falling in the finals to Jefferson City Helias, to drop…

Show-Me Bowls Move To Various Venues,Thanks To COVID-19

By Editor | October 13, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced on Sept. 28 that Show-Me Bowl state championship games won’t be played at the University of Missouri. “Due to venue usage conflicts with Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, MSHSAA will use three high schools in mid-Missouri to host the 11-man football games,”…

Kimmel Tragedy Marks 50 Years

By Editor | October 7, 2020

STORM FRONT By ERIC X. VICARO The Ste. Genevieve High School Class of 1967 had its 50-year reunion during the summer of 2017 at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club. The group gathered for a photograph which appeared in the Aug. 2, 2017, edition of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. “We had pictures of the people we lost,…

Ste. Gen’s Rally Falls Short

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM PARK HILLS — Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore quarterback Aiden Boyer continued his development last Friday versus Central. There was the great and the not-so great, but Boyer has made superb strides since the season-opener versus Festus. “Aiden gave up the pick six (to Central freshman Jobe Bryant), and that…