Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Vikings went on a wild ride in search of the school's first state baseball championship.
2012 was a busy year in sports for Creve Coeur. It saw prep athletes like Durron Neal, Brandon Sheperd, Donavin Newsom and DJ Johnson sign on the dotted line to play football or basketball at the next level for major Division I programs. It saw a Creve Coeur alum, Chaminade's Bradley Beal drafted third overall by the NBA's Washington Wizards. Andy Bauer, then only a sophomore, made headlines when he made a verbal pledge to play football at Missouri. He's since re-opened his recruitment and is still being sought out by some of the top schools in the country. At the team level, Whitfield Hockey won a crown, Parkway North basketball won the school's first ever district championship, and a powerhouse Chaminade Soccer team made it to the state …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Tigers are working toward their season opener Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana.
Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel announced Monday that Jack Meiners, a Chaminade graduate who was slated to start the season at Right Guard for MU before suffering a knee injury in last Thursday's scrimmage, could be back in time for the team's Southeastern Conference opener September 8 against Georgia. Junior Max Copeland will start for MU at that spot against Southeastern Louisiana Saturday. Pinkel, meeting with the media Monday, also addressed the status of freshmen who would likely see the field this season instead of taking on a redshirt season. If the current two-deep roster holds true and injuries don't create opportunities, it would appear that recent Parkway North graduate Donavin Newsom will retain a fourth year of …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The team must replace several players now dotting college football rosters.
Parkway North Head Football Coach Bob Bunton enters his 31st season at the helm knowing he'll need to rely in part on members of another team he coaches at the school if the Vikings are going to build on their 5-5 record in 2011. That's right, the Parkway North baseball team, which went to the state championship game this past spring. First baseman Andy Huss returns at Quarterback for the football Vikings in his senior season, his second as a starter. He may one of the most visible returning offensive players for North, which saw RB/LB Donavin Newsom and RB/DB Jovonte Suber graduate to NCAA programs at Missouri and St. Cloud State. Bunton said an offensive line that had growing pains last season could be a strength in 2012. "You have to …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The recent Parkway North graduate is in the mix at linebacker.
Nothing's for certain yet, with only a single scrimmage in the books, but Parkway North graduate Donavin Newsom may be making a case to do more than serve on the scout team at Missouri this fall. Last Sunday, Patch caught up with the linebacker at Fan Day and he said he didn't feel any pressure with scrimmages looming. The following Friday, Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel told reporters that Newsom was one of several freshmen who could merit playing time instead of taking a redshirt. During this past Saturday's scrimmage, Newsom broke up a pass. Newsom isn't the only St. Louis-area recruit looking to climb the two-deep roster, which currently doesn't include any freshmen. MICDS graduate Michael Scherer has the same aspirations. We'll keep …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Five University of Missouri athletic teams will wear new Nike uniforms next season in an attempt to appeal to potential recruits.
The University of Missouri football Tigers held the annual "Black and Gold" scrimmage over the weekend at Faurot Field, but the reason why many in the crowd of roughly 18,000 showed up for spring practice had little to do with what was happening between the tackles Saturday. Of greater interest was the chance to get a look at what the Tigers will WEAR from sideline to sideline starting next fall. After months of hype, the school unveiled uniforms for the football squad along with new threads for both basketball teams, soccer and volleyball. Photo/Video Gallery From The MU Athletic Department The fashion statement comes as the school makes the move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, and as athletic department officials told …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The University of Missouri football coaching staff held an annual gathering with St. Louis area fans Tuesday night.
The University of Missouri football coaching staff is much bigger than the nearly dozen or so coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and staff who draw a regular paycheck from the university. Rather, the staff is more family than payroll. Tigers, past, present and future have a hand in either the success or failing of the Tiger program.
Going into the vaunted SEC Conference, the black and gold will need all the help and support they can get. A legion of Tiger admirers, mostly from the booster St. Louis Quarterback club crammed the auditorium of the Edward Jones complex in Des Peres Tuesday night to hang on the words of Gary Pinkel, and his staff talk about their newest crop of incoming players, including Parkway North linebacker Donavin …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Viking athletes signed letters of intent for scholarships in football, baseball, soccer, gymnastics and diving.
Parkway North students gathered in the high school gym Wednesday morning to celebrate the work of seven classmates who made their college choices official on the first day athletes in several sports could sign their national letters of intent. They honored: Newsom gave Missouri a verbal pledge over the summer. He said there was interest from Nebraska, Indiana, and Arkansas, but ultimately an overriding factor was the ability to stay close to home. He told Patch there was no last-minute push by another school to sway his decision, as is sometimes the case. Suber surged in his senior season when given the opportunity to carry the load at running back for the Vikings when Newsom, the team's starting running back, missed time with injury. …
Creve Coeur Patch has coverage of today's National Signing Day
Despite being brought up in the generation of Twitter and Facebook, the fax machine is probably the most important piece of technology for some Creve Coeur area athletes today. Wednesday marks the first day high school senior athletes in Football and a handful of other sports, can officially sign and submit their college letters of intent. Despite the nearly unprecedented buildup playing out in Springfield, MO and the recruitment of Wide Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who will announce his decision on ESPNU this morning, there were no surprises so far for Creve Coeur area athletes. De Smet's Durron Neal, Parkway North's Donavin Newsom and Parkway Central's Brandon Sheperd all submitted their information to Oklahoma, Missouri and Oklahoma …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Senior Darrell Johnson’s 13 points and 12 rebounds help carry Vikes to their fourth straight win to start the new season.
LADUE – With a number of other area teams receiving much of the early-season boys basketball hype, a pair of unbeaten teams flying just under the hype machine’s radar hooked up Friday night at Ladue High’s Nielson Gymnasium. The host Rams came in with a 3-0 record, after impressive wins over John Burroughs, Brentwood, and Normandy, while the visitors from Parkway North came in having swept all three games it played in the Parkway Tip-Off Classic. Something had to give. And something turned out to be the home team’s calm nerves, as Parkway North pushed and pressured Ladue into a night full of bad shots and turnovers, which eventually led the Vikings to a 41-31 win on the road. “What we’ve been winning on all year is because we defend,” …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Vikings could not hold onto early leads against Webster Groves.
The Webster Groves Statesmen football team earned itself a spot in the Missouri Class 5 state football playoffs on Friday night, with a 38-24 home victory over Suburban South Conference rival Parkway North. Parkway North, which finished its season with a 5-5 record, led early by scores of 7-0 and 14-6, but Webster rallied with an 18-point second quarter, thanks to a field goal and a pair of touchdown passes by quarterback Rayshawn Simmons to grab a 24-14 lead by halftime. In the second half, Webster extended its lead in the third quarter and cruised to its eighth victory of the season. Check back with Patch over the weekend for a full game recap.