Parkway North Baseball, Chaminade and De Smet Lacrosse and Parkway Central Track standouts are recognized as your nominees.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Cadets avenge loss in 2011 District Final to knock off the defending state champion Spartans.
In a matchup of two well-known traditional St. Louis soccer powers that felt a little strange to see any earlier than in a district final, CBC bested De Smet 2-0 in a first round/semifinal match Tuesday at W. Michael Ross Stadium in Town and Country. Check out Patch photos from the match on Facebook It was physical on the pitch early and often as the two Metro Catholic Conference rivals went at it with the most on the line since De Smet's (12-9-4) win in the district championship in 2011 propelled the Spartans to a state title. But Tuesday, CBC (19-5-1) Sophomore Devon Boyce and Senior Forward LJ Adewumni found themselves in the thick of the Cadets' chances, and they capitalized. Boyce found the back of the net with just under 10 minutes …
Monday, October 29, 2012
De Smet's gym played host to a gathering to honor his memory Saturday.
On a cool crisp Saturday morning, hundreds came to De Smet to remember the life of Jim Goessling. Goessling, a member of the school's Hall of Fame who was part of the Spartans' first state basketball championship team, was also a key De Smet diplomat as an alumus, serving as a Trustee and later on the Board of Regents. He died last Sunday following a two year battle with colon and rectal cancer. He was 57 years old. His family and friends gathered in the De Smet gym to celebrate the life of a man who could hobnob with famous folks as part of his role as a sales executive in the sports and media world, but wanted to know how you were doing, regardless of your role in the world. Video: Jim Kennedy and Rich Grawer talk about the impact …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Barring an incredible upset, the De Smet High School football team should dispose of Pattonville High School and advance to the next round of the Missouri State High School football playoffs.
The Pattonville High School football team didn't get its first win of the 2012 season until its eighth game. Barring an incredible upset, it likely won't get a second. Pattonville is set to open it's playoff campaign on the road against the heavily favored De Smet Spartans. De Smet enters the game with perhaps the best running back combos (Taylor O'Brien and Marcus Jester) in the state and one of the best defensive players (Donnie White) in the entire state. The O'Brien-Jester duo rushed for nearly 2,000 yards this season and accounted for more than half of the Spartans' scoring. Meanwhile, Donnie White, the 6-foot-2, 220 pound defensive end has wreaked havoc on offensive backfields all season, producing 11 sacks, 13 tackles-for-a-loss and…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
In the new Missouri system, every team has a shot at a state title. Here's when teams with Creve Coeur ties play, starting Thursday.
High school football coaches have been busy cramming about prospective opponents over the weekend. They left the field Friday and Saturday afternoon, still not quite sure who they'd be playing this week in the new state football playoff system that now includes the "district system" used in other sports, with seeding thanks to a point differential that made every score count. Saturday evening, that schedule was released. Here's how it all will start shaking out: Thursday Friday You can search the entire playoff bracket by going to the Missouri State High School Activities Association website. If you had to pick one Creve Coeur game to have Patch cover Friday, which one would it be? Your passion could help tilt the scales on our decision!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Vote for your favorite football player in this week's Athlete of the Week poll. Be sure to vote by 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
The high school football-season is in full-tilt, which means area athletes are tearing up the grid iron and making highlight reel plays. We want to know which athlete fared the best over the weekend. We're taking athletes from Maryland Heights Patch, Creve Coeur Patch, Chesterfield Patch, Town and Country-Manchester Patch and Ballwin-Ellisville Patch and finding out which ones are the best, according to the fans. Vote in the poll below: Who was the central St. Louis County player of the week for the third week of the 2012 football season? Here are the nominees: Offensive line, Parkway Central: It's hard to win without a strong showing on the offensive line. To boot, the position is one of the most overlooked by the casual fan. Parkway …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
De Smet, Parkway North and Priory among those teams impacted by rain, hail and thunderstorms Friday night.
"You can't fool Mother Nature," one high school football official said Friday evening. "Mother Nature's in control." That unnamed official was speaking not from the sidelines of Friday's John Burroughs-St Louis Priory matchup, but from the confines of the Science Building of the Burroughs campus, minutes after severe weather suspended the game at 5:15 p.m. The Bombers were up on the Rebels 35-0 in the second quarter, thanks to 3 TDs by Ezekiel Elliott Watch: Rain, Hail and Thunder interrupts Priory/Burroughs matchup The game will resume Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Many games which were supposed to kick off later Friday at 7 p.m. never began. Parkway Central waited out the weather and started after 8 p.m. The Colts' homecoming tilt against …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The De Smet senior hasn't graduated yet, but news out of Sooner nation this week has expectations and pressure building now.
Were it not for Missouri's departure from the Big 12, Tiger football fans would likely be paying more attention than they are to news which broke out of the University of Oklahoma football program Wednesday night. According to ESPN and multiple other outlets, the Sooners have suspended four players indefinitely, including three wide receivers. The discipline means the team's incoming recruits, including De Smet standout Durron Neal, who were likely to be counted on to contribute as freshmen regardless, now find themselves under a larger spotlight. Neal, active on social media, tweeted last night, "the pressure is on, and thats when i'm at my best! the big stage doesnt scare me one bit. This what I dream for," and later "my childhood dream …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Share memories of prom on Patch.
This weekend, Parkway North, De Smet and Pattonville students danced the night away, enjoying a classic high school rite of passage. This coming weekend is Whitfield's turn. Students, show off your glitzy dress, freshly-pressed tux or wrist corsage by uploading your photos to Patch. Parents, upload some of the 1,000 photos you took of your children posing on stair banisters or at the park. Simply click on the 'Upload Photos' button above and don't forget to tell us who you are!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The wide receiver from Mizzou went undrafted this past weekend but signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers.
It is unquestionably the dream of many football players growing up to hear their name called during the NFL Draft. But plenty of athletes who went on to win championships and also make a healthy living never had that pleasure. At a certain point, it may be in a player's best interest NOT to get drafted. Instead of feeling like an extra body in training camp, a player can pursue a team that still has some needs left to fill. That's one way De Smet Jesuit High School graduate and now University of Missouri graduate Wes Kemp may look at it. The receiver went undrafted as the final rounds ticked off Saturday, but found himself with a deal to try and hook on with the Carolina Panthers soon after the final pick. Kemp talked about the decision …