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High school wrestling: Wonder Woman Tournament Dec. 29-30

By Editor | December 22, 2021

From staff reports COLUMBIA — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ wrestling team will be competing at the Third Annual Wonder Woman Tournament during the holiday break at Muriel Battle High School. The tournament will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 29-30. Weigh-ins on Dec. 29 will be at 9:30 a.m., with wrestling to…

High school girls’ basketball: Dragons earn first victory

By Editor | December 22, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team earned its first victory of the season on Monday, Dec. 13. Ste. Genevieve did so at the expense of still winless Arcadia Valley, with the Dragons coming out on top, 56-33, at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. Still, a win is undoubtedly a win…

High school girls’ basketball: Lessons learned in Valle loss

By Editor | December 22, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Potosi High School guard Kaydence Gibson nailed the winning free throw with 2.1 seconds left as the Trojans defeated Valle Catholic, 44-43, in this overtime nail-biter. Gibson missed the second free throw, and the Warriors grabbed the rebound — but they didn’t have enough time to shoot the ball, and the…

High school wrestling: Winters Earns Dose Of Revenge

By Editor | December 15, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com UNION — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ wrestling team battled opponents and some pretty unique adversity on Friday. On Saturday, a select number of Ste. Genevieve boys showed their mettle, too, which included a pair of top-three finishes from 145-pounder Evan Winters and heavyweight Ryan Schmelzle. And Ste. Genevieve head…

High school wrestling: Dragon girls have success at Union

By Editor | December 15, 2021

Ste. Genevieve High School wrestlers, from left, Izzy Basler, Paityn Basler and Dakotah Medows proudly show off the medals they earned at the Union Tournament last Friday. Izzy Basler won her weight class, with Paityn Basler third and Medows fourth. (COURTESY PHOTO FROM KATY BASLER/Special to the Herald)

High school wrestling: Another tourney, another title for Valle

By Editor | December 15, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com ST. LOUIS — Valle Catholic High School’s wrestling team is making a steady habit of winning tournaments.  That was the case last Saturday as the Warriors claimed the Second Annual Colombo Classic with 170 points — 27 more than Lift for Life Academy. “It’s a good confidence boost,” Valle Catholic head…

High school boys’ basketball: Dragons pull away from Warriors

By Editor | December 15, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic resumed the “Old Settlement Showdown” this past Friday at a packed Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. This time around, the Dragons provided too much for the Warriors in a 62-51 conquest behind Rudy Flieg’s 15 points. “It was tougher for us to guard Rudy when Harry (Oliver)…

High school boys’ basketball: Ste. Genevieve student section

By Editor | December 15, 2021

The Ste. Genevieve High School cheering section had “jersey night” this past Friday, and the Dragon faithful including Timothy Weaver (33) showed exuberance. The Dragons defeated Valle Catholic, 62-51, in this year’s installment of the “Old Settlement Showdown” at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. (Photo by Eric Viccaro/Herald staff)   

High school volleyball: Bertram Joins MAC

By Editor | December 15, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com PARK HILLS — Valle Catholic High School senior middle blocker Ella Bertram has officially signed to continue her career at Mineral Area College on Wednesday. Bertram said it’s been the place for her since she was younger. “I have always been close to MAC,” she said. “When I was younger, I…

Scoreboard: Ste. Genevieve Middle School spotlight

By Editor | December 15, 2021

SGMS SCOREBOARD WRESTLING Tuesday, Dec. 7 Road Triangular with Poplar Bluff and Cape Central At Cape Girardeau Two wins Madden Wolk One win Rylan Rayoum, Launa Gegg, Micah Scherrer, Drake Meyer, Lillian Crossland, Jonathan Hacker, Wyatt Grein, Brian Vancil, Keely Fallert, Lydia Boyer, Maggie Price, Jonathan Knobloch, Grace Kettinger, Linley Wehner, Ragan Picou, Riley Dutton,…

High school girls’ basketball: Dragons Still Seeking A Win

By Editor | December 15, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve girls’ basketball team is still seeking its first victory of the season. West County proved to be too much, which included a whopping 31 free-throw attempts, as the Bulldogs topped the Dragons 51-31 last Thursday at Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium. They played really well on defense when you…

High school girls’ basketball: Valle falls on road

By Editor | December 15, 2021

From staff reports PARK HILLS — The Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday to undefeated Central 70-39 at Foulon Field House. Both Ade Weiler and Sam Loida scored in double digits for the Warriors (3-1) with 10 points apiece. Ella Bertram finished with a game-high…

Local scoreboard: Updated coed volleyball standings, more

By Editor | December 15, 2021

FALL-WINTER 2021 COED VOLLEYBALL At Ste. Genevieve Comm. Center Team                    W-L Pct. Team Boyer           16-2 .889 Back That Ace Up 13-5 .722 Oberle Meats        12-6 .667 J.R. Cattle Co.      10-8 .556 Volley-llamas        …

On the record: Local scoreboard

By Editor | December 8, 2021

LOCAL POOL  Ste. Genevieve County Fun League Week No. 6 As of Monday, Dec. 6 Team Points Midway                   81 The Point No. 1     74 Dew Drop Inn       73 Sportsman Club    72 The Point No. 2     61 VFW  …

High school wrestling: Valle claims first-ever tourney title

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com ST. LOUIS — History written. The Valle Catholic High School wrestling team earned its first-ever tournament title on Saturday afternoon, winners of the John Burroughs School Invitational. The Warriors racked up 364 points through seven rounds of action en route to the championship. Priory was second, 76 points behind. Wright City…

High school wrestling: Ste. Gen vanquishes rival

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com PARK HILLS — Ste. Genevieve High School’s boys and girls began the season with Southeast Missouri Wrestling Conference matches against rival Central on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Foulon Field House. The Dragons were decisive, with the boys blanking the Rebels 78-0 and the girls recording a 39-18 victory thanks to having…

High school girls’ basketball: Historic week for Valle

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com For the first time since 2004, the Valle Catholic High School girls’ basketball team won its own tournament. The 49th Annual Valle Catholic Tournament was a time of celebration for the Warriors, who won three games by a combined 24 points. Valle Catholic first topped St. Vincent, 46-32, on Monday, Nov.…

High school girls’ basketball: Dragons becoming competitive

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball team is becoming more competitive by the game. That much was evident during the 49th Annual Valle Catholic Tournament last week, with the Dragons losing three games by single digits. Optimists will say the pay off is coming soon, with that pay off victory…

High school boys’ basketball: Dragons earn third

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com SULLIVAN — The Ste. Genevieve High School boys’ basketball team is developing an outstanding reputation at the FCNB Bank-It Challenge. Following up last season’s championship, the Dragons earned third place this past Friday with a 54-43 victory over Mineral Area Activities Association large school division rival Potosi. “It was nice to…

High school boys’ basketball: Valle embarks on season

By Editor | December 8, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Valle Catholic High School boys’ basketball team will be entering a new era this week. It’s the post-Carter Hoog era.  Hoog has graduated, and is now enrolled as an engineering student at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Warriors (20-9) are coming off a dynamic season — reaching the…

Local running scene: Turkey Trot attracts good field

By Editor | December 8, 2021

The overall female winner was Lydia Huelskamp in 23:05. The race featured more than 100 entrants, and runners braved wind chills in the 30s. Carter Queen was the overall male winner of the Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 25, which took place in and around the Valle Dessert in Ste. Genevieve. Queen clocked in with a…

High school football: Dragon Propst named top offensive lineman

By Editor | December 1, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve High School senior Dale Propst was recently honored as the all-Mississippi Area Football Conference offensive lineman of the year. All-MAFC honors were released on Monday, Nov. 22, and the Dragons are well-represented on this elite squad. Running back Zach Boyer was a unanimous first-team selection on offense, and Propst…

High school football: All-MAFC team, state championship schedule

By Editor | December 1, 2021

INFORMATION All-Mississippi Area Football Conference First-Team Offense Quarterback: Jett Bridges, Park Hills Central Running back: Dayshawn Welch, Central Athlete: Ruger Sutton, Park Hills Central Wide receiver: Zach Boyer, Ste. Genevieve Wide receiver: Jobe Bryant, Central Wide receiver: Gavin Portell, Potosi Offensive Line: Dale Propst, Ste. Genevieve Offensive Line: Jason Pyatt, Central Offensive Line: Evan Weiss,…

High school wrestling: Fierce foes clash today in Park Hills

By Editor | December 1, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Why not start the high school wrestling season with your biggest rival? That’s how it must feel for Ste. Genevieve’s boys’ and girls’ grapplers, who begin the season with a dual tonight versus Park Hills Central.  The first matches will begin at 5 p.m. in Foulon Field House, with varsity around…

High school wrestling: Burroughs tourney an early test for Valle

By Editor | December 1, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Valle Catholic High School wrestling team is coming off a historic season thanks to the performance of first-time state medalist Josh Bieser. Bieser, and the rest of the Warriors, will take to the mat Thursday, Dec. 2, for their season-opening triangular at Brentwood with Ritenour. “This will be the first…

College signing: Prudent to fly like a Falcon

By Editor | December 1, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com UNION — Ste. Genevieve High School senior middle blocker A.J. Prudent will be taking her volleyball skills to East Central College. Prudent had a special signing ceremony on Monday, Nov. 22, with head coach Carla Basler and assistants Tyson Roth and Mariah Roth present.  Prudent becomes the first volleyball player this…

High school girls’ basketball: Growing pains for Dragons

By Editor | December 1, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com HERCULANEUM — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ basketball suffered its second loss of the 2021-22 season, falling to Herculaneum 53-30 on the road Wednesday evening. Herculaneum’s Macey Pillard proved to stand head-and-shoulders above everyone else, with 20 points on seven field goals and 6-of-13 from the free-throw line. Pillard was…

High school boys’ basketball: Valle Blue and White scrimmage

By Editor | December 1, 2021

From staff reports Valle Catholic’s Harry Oliver skies for a layup during the Blue & White Scrimmage on Saturday evening. There were two scrimmage games featuring both the varsity and junior varsity squads. White varsity topped Blue, 56-46. The JV White team also was victorious, 38-28. The Warriors will open the regular season on Tuesday,…

Ste. Genevieve Sports Awards: Honoring In A Whole New Way

By Editor | November 24, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com This year’s football awards recognition ceremony at the Ste. Genevieve R-II Performing Arts Center was an uncommon yet satisfying event. First-year head coach Jay Pope handed out four awards this season, with a new way of celebrating the Dragons’ success, on Monday, Nov. 15. Ste. Genevieve had a three-win improvement this…

Ste. Genevieve Sports Awards: Coaches Show Off Recall Skills

By Editor | November 24, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve High School cross country, girls’ golf and volleyball teams recalled their seasons during a special recognition night on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The ceremony, which took place in the R-II Performing Arts Center, lasted 95 minutes. CROSS COUNTRY Once again, the Dragon cross country teams carried on the tradition…