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Prep basketball: Warriors Rally Past Tigers By 8

By Editor | February 11, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com After two straight overtime games, you may forgive the Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team for such a slow start versus Arcadia Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Arcadia Valley rolled to a 29-20 intermission lead before the Warriors — slowly but surely — rallied for a 64-56 victory in front…

Prep basketball: MAAA Tournament Begins

By Editor | February 11, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com PARK HILLS — When a major snowstorm struck the region last week, Mineral Area Activities Association athletic directors and basketball coaches had to be collectively saying the following: “Here we go again.” After all, horrible weeklong weather forced the complete cancellation of the 2020-21 tournament. However, roads were clear enough by…

High school wrestling: Valle Catholic To Serve As District Host

By Editor | February 11, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com For the first time ever, the Valle Catholic High School wrestling team will serve as host for the Class 1 district tournament. The Class 1 District 1 tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and the entire event will take place at the Progress Sports Complex. “I think it’s an…

High school wrestling: Basler still alive for state berth

By Editor | February 11, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com WILDWOOD — Ste. Genevieve 125-pound senior Isabel Basler remained alive for a state berth as of The Herald’s press time on Monday evening. Basler won two matches to reach the semifinals — before she suffered a 4-2 decision against her versus Talia Lee from Webster Groves — at the Missouri State…

High school wrestling: Dragons Trek To Sullivan For District

By Editor | February 11, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com SULLIVAN — Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ wrestlers enjoyed the creature comforts of home last year on the way to the state tournament. That won’t be the case in 2022. The Dragons will travel to Sullivan High School for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 District 1 Tournament,…

Local: Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic schedules

By Editor | January 19, 2022

  VALLE CATHOLIC BOYS BASKETBALL Monday, Jan. 24 6 p.m., Valle Catholic at Valley Caledonia Tuesday, Jan. 25 6 p.m., Valle Catholic at Jefferson R-7 Friday, Jan. 28 6 p.m., Valle Catholic at Kingston GIRLS BASKETBALL Monday, Jan. 24 6 p.m., Valley Caledonia at Valle Catholic Tuesday, Jan. 25 6 p.m., West County at Valle…

Local: Ste. Genevieve County Racing Series conducts banquet

By Editor | January 19, 2022

From left, Deric Abt, Joe Prince, Andrew Cash and Billy Klein show off the trophies they won in 212 Predator Div. II at the Ste. Genevieve County Racing Series banquet on Jan. 9 at the Jaycee Hall. More photos and complete year-end results may be found on Page 2B in the Jan. 19 edition of…

Prep wrestling: Valle’s Bieser joins ‘Century Club’

By Editor | January 19, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Valle Catholic High School senior Josh Bieser won only seven matches during his freshman campaign for the Warriors. That’s what makes Bieser’s accomplishment last Thursday evening all the more remarkable. Bieser, with a late first-period pin over Landon Sprous, recorded the 100th victory of his scholastic career. “It’s a great career…

Prep wrestling: Ste. Gen boys, girls excel at St. Charles Tournament

By Editor | January 19, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com ST. CHARLES — Ste. Genevieve wrestlers Evan Winters and Isabel “Izzy” Basler both garnered their weight classes at the St. Charles Invitational last Friday. The tournament was pared down from a two-day event to one due to forecasted poor weather this past Saturday. The Dragons made the most of limited wrestling,…

Prep basketball: Everyone contributes in Ste. Gen boys’ win

By Editor | January 19, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Four different Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball players scored in double figures as the Dragons doubled up visiting Fredericktown 71-35 last Friday. The game was moved up one hour due to impending expected poor weather, and Ste. Genevieve took advantage of the earlier start. The Dragons jumped out to a…

Prep basketball: Blackcat girls claw Dragons

By Editor | January 19, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Winter weather can really hang you up. Just ask the Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team — who hadn’t played a game since Dec. 28 at the Sechrest Christmas Tournament in Park Hills. That was so last year. Once again for Ste. Genevieve, the opponent was Fredericktown in this Mineral…

Prep basketball: Warrior girls survive Tiger scare

By Editor | January 19, 2022

From staff reports IRONTON — Winless Arcadia Valley girls’ basketball played with a lot of pride and gave Valle Catholic all it could handle. However, the Warriors outscored the Tigers 10-4 during the final quarter to prevail in this Mineral Area Activities Association Small School Division opener. “AV (Arcadia Valley) put up a strong fight,”…

Prep basketball: Valle Places 6th At CIT Tourney

By Editor | January 19, 2022

From staff reports CHESTER, Ill. — The Valle Catholic boys’ basketball team finished sixth at the Chester Invitational as a result of Saturday’s 59-45 loss to Lovejoy. Colbert Memorial Gymnasium was the site for a mid-season boys’ basketball fiesta with teams from both sides of the Mississippi River. The game marked the return of Sam…

Local digest: Register for spring volleyball at SGCCC

By Editor | January 19, 2022

From staff reports Ste. Genevieve County Community Center will be offering a coed volleyball league, with matches set to begin on Monday, Feb. 7. All teams will play eight games plus a tournament. The cost is $140 per team, with Monday, Jan. 31, the registration deadline. For information, email Bryan Gegg at bgegg@sgccc.com.

Prep wrestling: Ste. Genevieve repeats as Duals champion

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com There were plenty of impressive milestones met — or even surpassed — on the home mat this past weekend. Gavin Gross, a 132-pounder, recorded his 100th career victory during the Ste. Genevieve Duals at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium on Saturday. What’s more, heavyweight Ryan Schmelzle continued to exert his dominance by…

Prep wrestling: Dragon girls claim Central title

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com PARK HILLS — Four Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ wrestlers earned first-place finishes at the Central Rebel Invitational on Saturday. Katlynn Lay spearheaded the Dragons’ performance at the meet, with three victories by fall in her 130-pound weight class. Lay pinned Central’s Savannah Scheldberg in 1:04, North County’s Memory Raker (1:45)…

Prep wrestling: Valle places 3rd at Ste. Gen Duals

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Two Valle Catholic High School wrestlers recorded four pins on Saturday at the Ste. Genevieve Duals. Josh Bieser, who finished second in the state last March, and improving Jacob Calbreath both pulled off the feat in the 152- and 195-pound weight classes, respectively.  Noah Elbert also had a brilliant day, going…

Prep basketball: Valle boys bounce back

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com If there was a boys’ basketball team in need of a bounce-back week, it would be Valle Catholic. The Warriors opened Mineral Area Activities Association play with a pair of double-digit victories over Bismarck, 71-33, at home last Wednesday and West County, 66-56, on the road. “It was important for us…

Prep basketball: A split week for Dragons

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team split games last week, including a 61-35 victory over West County on Jan. 4 at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Aiden Boyer had already scored double-digit points less than three minutes into the game versus West County. The Dragons outscored the Bulldogs, 29-12, during…

High school basketball: Ste. Genevieve, Valle square off Saturday

By Editor | January 12, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Mother Nature defeated both the Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic girls’ basketball teams last week. A winter storm on Thursday postponed the only games of the week for both the Dragons and Warriors. Valle Catholic’s junior varsity/varsity doubleheader at Chaffee originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6 was postponed. Ste. Genevieve was…

Local digest: Introduction to swim team begins in February

By Editor | January 12, 2022

From staff reports The Ste. Genevieve Stingrays summer swim program will be offering its “introduction to swim team” course in February. This is pending the number of swimmers who sign up, said Stingrays’ coordinator Erin Ingram on the club’s Facebook page. Matt Hoog, a junior at Valle Catholic High School, will be serving as head…

Photo of the week: Hunter’s smooth move

By Editor | January 12, 2022

Ste. Genevieve Middle School’s Jeffery Hunter goes up for two points during an eighth-grade boys’ basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The Dragons wrap up the regular season this week. See scores from games in the paper and online editions of the Ste. Genevieve Herald. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)

Prep wrestling: Basler Is A Wonder Woman

By Editor | January 6, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com COLUMBIA — Ste. Genevieve High School wrestler Isabel “Izzy” Basler came into the Wonder Woman Tournament with high expectations. And Basler had a fine tournament for herself, finishing sixth in the 125-pound weight class. “We are very proud of Izzy,” Ste. Genevieve head coach Jared Bonnell said. “I know she would…

Prep wrestling: Ste. Gen Dual Tournament information

By Editor | January 6, 2022

INFORMATION BOYS WRESTLING What: 11th Ste. Genevieve Duals When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Where: Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium Who’s Involved?: Ste. Genevieve, Valle Catholic, Dexter, Windsor, Mehlville and Owensville. What’s At Stake: Plaques will be given to the first- and second-place teams.  Format: Dual meet scoring, and three mats will run at once. Admission: $3 adults…

Prep wrestling: Ste. Gen duals will provide home cooking

By Editor | January 6, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ wrestling team will be playing host to the 11th Annual Ste. Genevieve Duals this coming Saturday. The tournament also will feature Valle Catholic, Dexter, Windsor, Mehlville and Owensville in what shapes up to be a competitive field. “We love being able to wrestle at home,…

Youth wrestling: Weingarten Jaycees present check for mats

By Editor | January 6, 2022

The Ste. Genevieve Youth Wrestling Club recently received from the Weingarten Jaycees a generous $1,000 donation toward new mats for the program. From left, Derrick Wolk, Clint Wolk, Ethan Wolk, Stevie Wolk, Nolan Wolk, Michael Wolk, Lexi Wolk and Weingarten Jaycees president Brent Huck. If your business would like to support the youth wrestling program…

Local digest: Racing series banquet Sunday

By Editor | January 6, 2022

  From staff reports The Ste. Genevieve County Racing Series will recap the shortened 2021 series season this week. The banquet will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the Ste. Genevieve Jaycees Hall. This is a potluck dinner banquet.  The racing series will provide the main dish, and drinks and…

Prep basketball: Saxony downs Valle at Winter Warrior Classic

By Editor | January 6, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team placed fourth in its own seven-team Warrior Winter Classic last week. Saxony Lutheran ran a pair of zone defenses that stymied Valle Catholic in the third-place game, and the Crusaders overwhelmed the Warriors 62-20 before a stunned crowd. “Saxony made it very difficult…

Prep basketball: Hillsboro eliminates Ste. Gen boys from placing

By Editor | January 6, 2022

From staff reports PARK HILLS — The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team bowed out of the Sechrest Christmas Tournament with a 59-50 loss to Hillsboro in a fifth-place semifinal elimination consolation. The Dragons stood at 7-4 heading into Tuesday’s home game against West County. Ste. Genevieve also has a date with Farmington Friday…

Prep basketball: Valle girls place third at FSCB Tournament

By Editor | January 6, 2022

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com FRANKCLAY — Sisters Mia and Ade Weiler both fueled the Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team to success at the First State Community Bank Tournament last week. For their hard work and diligence, the Weilers were named to the FSCB all-tournament team. “For the tournament, Ade was third on our…