Saturday, January 5, 2013
De Smet Jesuit's Greg Vitello is part of the inaugural Hall of Fame Class for the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association.
The St. Louis area's heritage as a high school soccer hotbed will be on full display Saturday, when the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association inducts the organization's first hall of fame class Saturday, and the Metro Catholic Conference will take center stage. De Smet Jesuit's Greg Vitello, CBC's Terry Michler, Mike Villa of Vianney are part of the class, as are the late Ebbie Dunn of SLUH and Bob Horgan of CBC. "It means a whole lot, especially with the group of individuals being inducted," Vitello said Thursday, noting that he grew up in coaching with many of them. Vitello has been a De Smet Jesuit coaching fixture in soccer, baseball, football and other sports since 1968. He says he's tried to be fair and consistent, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Some of our favorites from 2012. We took some of them, and so did users like you
We've reached that time of year...it is time to look back at the year that was. Today, we're doing that in photos. Some of them were taken by Patch staff, but a lot of them came from users like you. Because you posted photos in our Pics & Clips Gallery, we followed Pattonville High School's trip to Hawaii, Chaminade Soccer's road to the state finals, met Leap Year babies, and a city council member's cat. Together with some of our shots, which captured some fun and memorable moments from the year, this is our collective look at 2012. Take a look at what we've assembled here and get ready to share your photos in 2013.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Red Devils face Columbia Rock Bridge in Blue Springs, MO for a shot at Saturday's state final.
Chaminade puts the school's 24-2-2 record and a number 6 national ranking on the line in the Class 3 Missouri state soccer semifinals Friday night against Columbia Rock Bridge (21-7-1) in a matchup from Blue Springs, Mo. Chaminade called off classes today to allow students to make the trip. If you'd like to listen to a Chaminade student audio broadcast of the match, here's a link to the school's CSPN network. You can also watch Fox Sports Midwest's online webcast. The winner plays the winner of CBC vs. Rockhurst Saturday at 4 p.m. There is also a consolation match scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Saturday's match involving Chaminade will also feature a CSPN audiocast.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch boys player of the year will not suit up for De Smet in the fall.
Repeating as state champions in any sport is trying even under the most ideal circumstances. Injuries and graduation are just some of the factors at play. But when the De Smet Spartans open up defense of their state soccer crown next month, they will do so without one of the best players in the area who would otherwise be eligible to play. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Brian Hail, the paper's All-Metro soccer player of the year in 2011, has chosen to stick with the Scott Gallagher Academy Program. New this year, boys are being required to choose the Academy or the high school route as USA Soccer nationally puts an emphasis on player development that it has said will lead to greater inroads in international competition, …