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Fallert Fuels Valle Victory

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM FESTUS — The Valle Catholic High School football team scored the first 27 points in Friday’s game versus Jefferson R-VII. And the Warriors never looked back, remaining unbeaten on the season with a 47-14 victory in the team’s first road game of the season. Even with another convincing victory, Valle…

Jackson Trips Up Valle In Four Sets

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team earned a couple of easy victories, but suffered a loss to Jackson last week. The Warriors knocked off Kingston on Sept. 29 by scores of 25-13, 25-2, 25-11, followed by a four-set loss at Jackson on Sept. 30 by scores of 25-20, 25-18,…

Ste. Gen Boys’ Varsity Claims Three Medals At Notre Dame

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM CAPE GIRARDEAU — Ste. Genevieve High School runner Devin St. Clair continued his stellar senior season on Saturday at the Cape Notre Dame Invitational. St. Clair recorded a time of 17 minutes, 54.40 seconds, which was good enough for 13th place and a shiny medal. “He’s definitely a great leader…

SG 4th at St. Clair

By Editor | October 7, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM ST. CLAIR — The Missouri State High School Activities Association has assigned the Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team to Meramec Lakes Golf Course for its district meet. The Dragons received a taste of what that experience will be like last week at the St. Clair Invitational — on…

Dragons Rack Up 453 Yards, Thrash Pius

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team played with plenty of vigor on Friday night, thumping St. Pius 59-28 during a special Homecoming at Dragon Field. What made this convincing victory all the more remarkable, prolific Ste. Genevieve running back Zach Boyer didn’t play. Others picked up the slack, including…

Warriors Clip Falcons

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Last week, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced Valle Catholic football would bump from Class 1 to Class 3. Well, on Friday evening at Father John Dempsey Field, the Warriors made MSHSAA look smart — as Valle Catholic defeated Class 3 top-ranked Blair Oaks 35-28. “They are extremely…

MSHSAA Bumps Valle To Class 3

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM COLUMBIA — The Missouri State High School Activities Association finally made it official on Monday, Sept. 21, releasing class and district assignments. For football, as many expected, Valle Catholic was bumped up to Class 3 because of the Warriors’ noted “championship factor.” What’s more, the Valle Catholic has been placed…

Dragons Triumphant On Special ‘Senior Night’

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School volleyball team has four seniors as part of its 2020 edition. Each one of the seniors brings a different dynamic to the floor, and the Dragons celebrated their accomplishments this past Thursday with a special “Senior Night.” Ste. Genevieve then dispatched DeSoto, a school with…

Warriors Adjusting Well To Format Change

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School volleyball team seems to be adjusting well to the new best-of-5 sets format. Last year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced the best-of-3 style would be going by the wayside. Valle Catholic head coach Nancy Fischer is pleased with how the Warriors have…

Crown Pointe Rough Challenges Ste. Gen

By Editor | September 29, 2020

FROM STAFF REPORTS FARMINGTON — Ste. Genevieve High School head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDonald said the rough at Crown Pointe Golf Club is just that — rough. Etta Heller managed the course well, and fired the Dragons’ low round with a 51 during a triangular on Tuesday with host Farmington and Jackson. Jackson was…

Ervin Earns Medal On Home Course

By Editor | September 29, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The city of Ste. Genevieve has a noted tradition in the sport of cross country. However, the community doesn’t feature a high school meet as part of the competition calendar — in part because Pere Marquette Park simply isn’t large enough. The park is big enough for a middle school…

Backstoppers Tournament this Friday

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve Golf Club will be an active place the next couple weeks — complete with several tournaments on the docket. The Backstoppers, Inc., tournament is the highlight event set for this Friday, with a 11 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament organizer Eric Coleman said the field is full, complete with…

Valle Scores In Bunches

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Valle Catholic High School offense provided plenty of “shock and awe” last Friday evening. The Warriors piled on 63 first-half points en route to an easy victory over St. Vincent of Perryville at Father John Dempsey Field. Valle Catholic’s first-half point total was the 13th most all-time in a…

Ste. Genevieve Turns Focus To Conference

By Editor | September 16, 2020

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM The Ste. Genevieve High School football team endured a tough stretch of games early this season — capped off by last Friday’s 49-13 loss to Kennett. Now, the Dragons can turn their focus to the Mississippi Area Conference-White Division slate. Ste. Genevieve (0-3) will play host to Potosi with kickoff…

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…