Thursday, February 16, 2012
What questions do you have about a new training schedule mapped out by U.S. Soccer officials which would steer some players away from high school competition?
What price do you pay for playing soccer at a level which could lead to a college scholarship, playing professionally, and possibly playing to represent your country? Starting this fall, it could mean the opportunity to play for your high school. Earlier this month, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy announced a move that could alter the landscape of high school soccer programs around the country. The academy, which is backed by the U.S. National team, announced it is moving to a 10-month training schedule effective this fall. While the Academy said there could be some exceptions for particular players and schools, the decision means players who want to be in the U.S. Soccer development structure will not be able to play at the high …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Patch has schedule information for Creve Coeur area schools.
(HOME TEAM IN CAPS) Tuesday 1/31 at 8:30 p.m. PARKWAY CENTRAL vs. Ft. Zumwalt South at Lindenwood Ice Arena Thursday 2/1 at 6:30 p.m. PARKWAY SOUTH vs. Whitfield at Queeny Recreation Complex Friday 2/3 at 7:45 p.m. PATTONVILLE vs. St. Louis University High at St. Peters Rec Plex South Friday 2/3 at 8:00 p.m. PRIORY vs. Francis Howell Central at Affton Ice Rink Friday 2/3 at 8:45 p.m. PARKWAY WEST vs. Ladue at Webster Groves Recreation Friday 2/3 at 9:00 p.m. LAFAYETTE vs. De Smet at Hardees Ice Complex Friday 2/3 at 9:15 p.m. PARKWAY NORTH vs. Lutheran South at the FSI Shark Tank Friday 2/3 at 9:30 p.m. MICDS vs. Chaminade at Queeny Recreation Complex Saturday 2/4 at 7:45 p.m. WHITFIELD vs. Parkway South at the Brentwood Ice Arena Saturday…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Nationwide attention for high school basketball, and prolific years for local wideouts were among the stories which dominated the sports headlines in 2011.
As 2011 draws to a close, Creve Coeur Patch is taking a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year in a variety of categories, and we want to know what you think, too. Here are three we picked out, in no particular order: Bradley Beal's Senior Season The Chaminade standout brought a close to one of the most storied high school basketball careers in St. Louis basketball history with a senior season filled with accolades and nationwide attention. He led the Red Devils to the state quarterfinals, averaging 32.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Normally, "all-everything" is little more than a lazy writer's platitude, but in this case, Beal literally fit the bill. He was the Gatorade Basketball Player of the …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Creve Coeur school brings home 27-0 season with a Class 2 state soccer title.
Monday, November 14, 2011
A look at what's going on in and around Creve Coeur Patch this week.
Welcome to another full week of news and information at your fingertips here on Creve Coeur Patch. Here's a sample of what we'll be following, and where and when you can find it. Monday night, Creve Coeur's City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Among the items on the agenda include: Monday night, the Ladue School board could vote to approve language which would put a tax levy increase on the ballot in February. The increase, is described as follows by district documents: "$0.49 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the purpose of paying for costs of educational programs, school supplies and equipment, student transportation, employee salaries, utilities, maintaining existing facilities, and other operational expenses of the District…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Creve Coeur area teams face different fates in state sectional playoffs.
With state sectional play complete, two Creve Coeur soccer squads in two classes are still alive in the race for a state title. The Priory Rebels (24-0), who have marched to No. 16 in ESPN's national Powerade Fab 50 rankings, continued their remarkable run through the 2011 soccer campaign Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over St. Francis Borgia (16-6) in Class 2. The Rebels will host St. Dominic (17-9-1) Saturday at 1 p.m. The Chaminade Red Devils (19-6-3) fell in Class 3 play Wednesday 1-0 to the Francis Howell Vikings (21-4), who will advance to face De Smet (22-4-1) at De Smet Saturday. The Spartans find themselves ranked No. 29 in the same ESPN poll.
Weather conditions delayed showdowns for Chaminade and Priory.
The rain which forced Tuesday's state soccer playoff matches for Chaminade and Priory should not be a factor on Wednesday, but gusty winds could be another story. Here's how the schedule stands: Francis Howell vs. Chaminade at Chaminade 2:30 p.m. Borgia vs. Priory at Priory 4 p.m. De Smet advanced Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Jackson, and will host the Francis Howell/Chaminade winner Saturday. Are you going to the games? Share your photos with Patch!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Priory, Chaminade and De Smet are all on the road to Blue Springs.
Update 2:30 p.m. Due to weather conditions, the Chaminade-Francis Howell matchup has been postponed until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Priory-Borgia state soccer match has also reportedly been postponed, according to stlhighschoolsports.net. We will update when we have specifics. Creve Coeur soccer will be on display in full force Tuesday, as three local teams start the grind of state competition that could lead to state titles in Blue Springs later this month. The Priory Rebels (23-0) continue on the magical ride which has so far been undefeated in Class 2 play, as they host St. Francis Borgia (16-5) at 4 p.m. The winner of that match advances to play Saturday against the winner of St. Dominic (16-9-1) vs. Moberly (20-6). The De Smet …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Rebels back on the pitch Monday at Principia
The Priory Rebels continued their remarkable run through the regular season this past week with a pair of road wins against Clayton and John Burroughs. Here are some images from the Rebels' 3-0 win Thursday, courtesy of Elaine Collins.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Friday night features top matchups for De Smet, Chaminade, and Pattonville, while Prory, Ladue, Parkway Central and Parkway North will be in action on Saturday.
High school football fans all over the state are super-excited about the start of the district playoffs, which begin in Missouri this weekend, with a slew of important games on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. As it happens, some of the best matchups in the entire state will feature several Creve Coeur-area teams, including 6-1 De Smet, which was ranked No. 5 in Class 6 in this week’s statewide poll, taking on 5-2 powerhouse Lindbergh on Friday night, and Class 5 No. 6 Parkway Central heading down the road to grapple with archrival Parkway North, in the Vikings’ Homecoming game. 3-3 Chaminade will also face a stiff test this weekend, with unbeaten Webster Groves coming for a visit Friday night, while 2-5 Pattonville will continue …