Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Spartans shot 57.7 percent from the field in a convincing victory over the upset-minded Jackson Indians Saturday.
The Hot Read: De Smet Jesuit may have been the visiting team in Saturday’s MSHSAA Class 5 Quarterfinal basketball game at Lindenwood University’s Hyland Arena against Jackson, but the team played like it was right at home. The Spartans shot 65 percent from the field in the first half to jump out to a double digit lead it would not relinquish en route to an 81-48 victory. The win sends De Smet to the Final Four in Columbia for the first time since the Blake Ahearn era. Are You A Big Spartans Fan? Check These Stories Out: Nolan Berry led five Spartans in double-figure scoring with 20 points along with 7 rebounds and what the team scored as 8 blocks. Mitch Plassmeyer had 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from three point range. Jimmy Barton had 14…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Spartans take on Eureka Wednesday night at Maryville University.
In almost every sport and on every opposing team, there's a player that gets under your skin. The kind of player who grates on you with a combination of guts, grit and talent, who drives you crazy. You hate him (or her), but if you're being honest, you'd love that player if they wore your team's jersey. He didn't exactly buy into the characterization when he was presented with it last month, but Jimmy Barton may have filled that bill this season for the De Smet Jesuit Spartans. Barton, the slick ballhandling senior point guard, isn't afraid to play tight defense on opposing guards and mix it up a little at times when games get "chippy." But he's no slouch when it comes to offense. Are You a Big Spartan Fan? You'll Want To Check Out: When …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The two Metro Catholic Conference rivals face off for the right to continue in the state tournament. Patch will have live streaming of the game courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest.
Editor's Note: FOX Sports Midwest streaming service seems to be delayed for this game. Link here to FSM's site to find the De Smet Jesuit vs. CBC game. Friday night at Parkway Central, conference rivals will take to the court for the third time this season, with the most on the line. Last week, De Smet Jesuit (21-6) spoiled CBC's senior night last week with a 74-61 win that was more convincing than the score indicated. A CBC (20-7) club that is the athletic envy of any team in the state has at times struggled down the stretch when it has relied on shooting jumpshots.The Cadets broke out of that in the second half of Tuesday's district semifinal against Parkway Central to put away the Colts. The Spartans had no trouble dominating Parkway …
Patch will share FOX Sports Midwest's live streaming coverage of De Smet Jesuit-CBC and Chaminade-Ladue.
At least one Creve Coeur-area team will still be alive in pursuit of a state boys basketball title after Friday's district finals. There could very well be two. In a pair of 7 p.m. starts, Ladue will host Chaminade for the Class 5 District 2 title, while De Smet Jesuit will meet CBC at Parkway Central for all the marbles in District 4. Ladue (21-5) will put one of the best point guards in Cornell Johnston, along with frontcourt stalwarts Andrew Maddock and Austin DaGue up against a Chaminade (17-8) club headlined by Jayson Tatum, the co-player of the year in the Metro Catholic Conference and fellow first team All MCC Andy Kleinlein in the backcourt. The Red Devils are tall up front, with Jack Hummel, Will Gladson and Tyler Cook able to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Choose among our four worthy high school standouts. Voting is underway until Friday at 4 p.m. The winner will be announced Sunday.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Parkway North girls will also play for a district title Friday night.
Despite a dreary forecast weather-wise, it was a Super Tuesday for Creve Coeur area boys basketball teams looking for a shot at Friday's district finals and the chance to stay alive on the road to a state title in Columbia. De Smet Jesuit used hot shooting to trigger a 69-40 win over Parkway West, to earn the right to take on top-seeded CBC in Friday's Class 5 district 4 final. CBC went on a second half surge to defeat host Parkway Central In other district play, Ladue and Chaminade are on a collision course for another district final. Ladue bested SLUH 67-51, and according to stltoday.com statistics, they did it with interior strength. Andrew Maddock had 13 rebounds and 2 blocks while Austin DaGue had 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Chaminade…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Spartans combined their height advantage with sharpshooting from the perimeter, will face conference rival CBC Friday.
The Hot Read: The De Smet Jesuit Spartans (21-6) used a dizzying display of outside marksmanship Tuesday to defeat Parkway West (12-14) 69-40 in a Class 5 district semifinal at Parkway Central High School. Senior guard Jimmy Barton, a candidate for Creve Coeur Patch MVP this week hit for 5 threes on the evening en route to 17 points on the night. Senior forward Nolan Berry led De Smet Jesuit with 19 points. Both left the game with 2 minutes left in the third quarter and sat out the fourth as Head Coach Kevin Poelker rested his starters. Key Stat: Parkway West junior guard Jake Socha came into the game as the leading Longhorn scorer at 17.1 ppg and led the team to a win in the quarterfinals Monday against Pattonville. His first basket …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Chaminade freshman was just named co-player of the year for the Metro Catholic Conference.
Updated Saturday 1:00 p.m. Chaminade College Prep's Jayson Tatum is your latest Patch MVP, according to you, the voters. Tatum edged out fellow co-Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year Jimmy Barton in voting that wrapped up Friday afternoon. Tatum went out and bolstered his team's bid for a state title by scoring 18 second half points en route to a district title win against Ladue Friday night. Original Story Creve Coeur Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these young student athletes by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll. Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Metro Catholic Conference also named all-conference teams, coach of the year and newcomer of the year.
The Metro Catholic Conference announced honors over the weekend, including all-conference teams, Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year. 1st Team: Andy Kleinlein- Chaminade Jayson Tatum- Chaminade Jimmy Barton- DeSmet Jesuit Nolan Berry- De Smet Jesuit Patrick McCaw- CBC Jordan Barnett- CBC 2nd Team: Jack Hummel- Chaminade Brad Woodson- Vianney Sean O'Brien- Vianney Austin Sotile-SLUH Ray Dolby- CBC Alec Bausch- De Smet Jesuit Honorable Mention: Damon Patterson- Chaminade Zachary Greiner- SLUH Tanner Cochran- Vianney Zach Fischer- CBC Brandon Shackleford- DeSmet Jesuit Newcomer of the Year- Jayson Tatum- Chaminade Co-Players of the Year- Jimmy Barton/Jayson Tatum Coach of the Year: Kelvin Lee-Chaminade
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Spartans took it to the Cadets Friday, spoiling Senior Night for CBC.
The Hot Read: In a game that was not as close as the final score indicated, De Smet Jesuit went on the road and defeated CBC 74-61 at DC Wilcutt Gym. The win moves the Spartans to 20-6 to the end the regular season. Nolan Berry had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Jimmy Barton added 20 points and six assists. The Spartans had a 22 point lead at the half which ballooned higher in the third quarter. Patch's MVP: De Smet Jesuit's Basketball IQ- The Spartans took high percentage shots, thanks in large part to finding the open man with unselfish passing. Outside of the typical Spartan stars, Brandon Shackleford had a second half layup in his sights, and instead gave it to Berry for a dunk. Joey Lodes came off the bench and had a thunderous block …