Pitchers from Parkway North and Priory, an infielder from Parkway Central and a Lacrosse goalie from De Smet Jesuit are vying for Creve Coeur Patch bragging rights.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Parkway North, Pattonville, Ladue Horton Watkins and Parkway Central all have student-athletes looking for your vote.
Monday, April 1, 2013
This week's nominees hailed from Parkway North, Pattonville, Parkway Central and Ladue.
Updated: Congratulations to Ladue's Lizzy Puyo for snagging Creve Coeur Patch MVP Honors! 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. Mother Nature's wrath is still being felt on the sports world, as there were a lot of snow outs last week, limiting the amount of games played. It won't stop us from recognizing standout performances though! Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link.) We'll add them to the poll as quickly as we…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The battery of Connor Ladig and Garrett Taylor powered the Vikings to a 2-0 start on the young season.
Parkway North Head Baseball Coach Fred Friedman can lay claim to something few coaches at any level can right now. In the last four games, his team has thrown two no-hitters. Connor Ladig did the honors Thursday in an 11-0 win to sweep Parkway South. Ladig, who senior second baseman Daniel Brodsky called a "crafty" lefty in a preseason interview, went 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 2012. Still, he was somewhat overshadowed by Joe Hope, who threw a no-hitter in last year's state semifinal, and Joey Reeves, who was thrust on the scene as a Freshman. Are You A Big Fan Of The Vikings? Ladig walked 5 and struck out 3 in five innings for his first no-hitter. Friedman said a diving stop by Brodsky saved it. When Catcher Garrett Taylor wasn't guiding his …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Vikings open the 2013 season ready to use last year's campaign as fuel for motivation.
Note: The doubleheader was postponed Wednesday, and could be played sometime next week. North has a doubleheader scheduled for Thursday at Parkway South. That was then. This is now. That seems to be the mindset for the 2013 edition of the Parkway North baseball team heading into Wednesday's season opener against the Parkway Central Colts. The Vikings have lost centerfielder Michael Bozarth and shortstop Connor Faron, two key cogs in the 2012 squad that got the school to within an inning of a state championship, but have plenty of returning pieces, including a trio of pitchers in Joe Hope, Joey Reeves and Connor Ladig to anchor the rotation. Head Coach Fred Friedman said the expectations which will likely come his team's way based on 2012 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
No one was injured when a charter bus driver carrying more than 40 people fell ill with a medical issue, forcing the school's band director to guide the bus to safety.
Early Tuesday morning, and only about 30 minutes off-schedule, three buses carrying Parkway North Marching Band and Orchestra students, staff and chaperones arrived back on campus following a spring break trip to the Bahamas that ended safely after a scare early Thursday morning. Near Atlanta, one of the drivers fell unconscious, roughly an hour after one student said they had just switched drivers at a rest stop. Band Director Mark Linn jumped into action and guided the bus, carrying about 46 people to safety. More than 120 people were on the trip. Read: Update On Parkway North Spring Break Bus Incident: 'Scary as all Get Out' After a change of drivers, the trip continued on without incident to Orlando, and then the cruise to the Bahamas …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
KSDK TV is reporting that Mark Linn came to the aid of bus driver who had passed out and guided the bus carrying Parkway North students and chaperones to safety.
A Spring Break trip to the Bahamas could have been tragic were in not for the actions taken by Parkway North Band Director Mark Linn early Thursday. KSDK is reporting that Linn, aboard a bus in Georgia along with more than 120 others to make the trip to Orlando to catch a cruise to the Bahamas, got behind the wheel when the driver appeared to be unconscious and slumped over the wheel. "We hit pylons and traffic cones and barrels and skidded off a guard rail once," Linn told the station. "I grabbed the wheel and tried to get his foot off the accelerator then put my leg between his and hit the brake and guided it to a stop." According to the trip's itinerary, the school band and orchestra were riding a USA Bus Tours bus and are still due to …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Joe Hope and Joey Reeves look forward to full season with the varsity squad after last season's meteoric rise and a ride to the state final four.
When Parkway North needed a boost last season, Head Coach Fred Friedman tapped a pair of pitchers who didn't start the year on varsity. Joe Hope and Joey Reeves came up from JV and pitched the Vikings on a magical run to the state final four in Springfield. All Hope, then a Sophomore (7-1, 3.40 ERA) did was shut out a Westminster Christian Academy team that's been the best in the state the past two seasons. He also threw a no-hitter in the state semifinal. Just a Freshman, Reeves (3-0, 1.58 ERA) was masterful in a state quarterfinal win over SLUH, before shoulder tendinitis and what was diagnosed as a stress fracture in his collarbone caught up with him in the state championship game against Rockwood Summit. But that was last year. In …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Student-Athletes from Parkway North, Parkway Central, Chaminade and De Smet Jesuit are all up for nomination this week.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Butler University-bound senior took control of the district tournament that included wins over Parkway West and CBC.
Update: De Smet Jesuit's Nolan Berry is your winner this week, with a late surge, capped off by the team's convincing win against Jackson in the state quarterfinals to earn a trip to Columbia for the Final Four. Tell us in the comment section who we should nominate for the next round starting Monday! 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 the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link.) We'll add them to the poll as quickly …