Friday, February 8, 2013
The NBC late night talk show will feature music from the band Night Beds
Fans of late night television or St. Louis music talents may want to adjust schedules or set a DVR. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (11:35p.m./NBC/KSDK) will feature the music of Night Beds, including Westminster Christian Academy graduates Caleb Hickman and Taylor DeRosa. Both graduated in 2008 when the school was located in Creve Coeur. Other guests on the show include Jason Schwartzman and Keri Russell.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Senior Trey Pettus scores game-high 21 points to keep Rams in it, but late free throw gives Wildcats just enough to squeak by.
After losing three close ballgames in the first three weeks of the season, MICDS boys basketball coach Matt Hixenbaugh felt like the win his Rams got at the buzzer on a trip to Nashville a couple weeks ago, might finally be the one to get the Rams over the hump. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way last Saturday evening, when MICDS hosted Westminster Christian Academy in the first round of the 2012 MICDS Boys Holiday Invitational Tournament. The Rams trailed from very early on, and fell behind by as many as 12 points at one juncture. But the tournament hosts nearly rallied all the way back, getting to within two points in the final seconds. But a clutch free throw by Westminster's Jack Dohr gave the No. 6-ranked Wildcats just enough …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
John Mohrmann will be honored this weekend for a decision in a game against Westminster Christian Academy last season which could have cost his team a shot at a state title.
The St. Louis Priory varsity soccer program achieved perfection in the 2011, going 27-0 en route to a state title. But that's not why the team's coach will be honored Saturday night by the St. Louis Sports Commission's National Sportsmanship Awards. Instead it will be because of a decision John Mohrmann made that could have ended his team's season in district play against Westminster Christian Academy. The story was first reported by West Newsmagazine Here's how it was described by the St. Louis Sports Commission: (You can also watch video of the play in question here) Last November, soccer rivals Saint Louis Priory School and Westminster Christian Academy were locked in a battle for their district championship. The winner would advance to…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The U.S. Senate candidate's campaign also addresses reports about the Congressman's arrests in the 1980s at abortion protests.
On Saturday night, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin held what an aide said would likely be the campaign's last campaign rally in St. Louis prior to Tuesday's general election. At what his campaign described as a "Family Values Rally" at Westminster Christian Academy in Town and Country, Akin, currently the 2nd District U.S. Congressman from Wildwood, touched on familiar themes in his campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Citing McCaskill's record supporting President Obama'a healthcare reform and the federal stimulus bill, among other areas, the Wildwood Republican called McCaskill Obama's "strong right arm" in front of an audience geared toward religious conservatives. Akin was introduced by former St. Charles County …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday's district playoff opener was delayed for 50 minutes at the outset due to severe lightning storm. Once things got rolling, it was all Wildcats in a 28-0 victory over the Rams.
BALLWIN -- About 30 minutes before the start of Thursday's MSHSAA Class 4 District 3 playoff opener at Parkway West High School's Longhorn Stadium, between Westminster Christian Academy and Ladue, Mother Nature decided it was time she show everyone thinking about football what real power was. First, the skies opened and a furious storm followed. Then, just for good measure, the lightning strikes began and sent everyone running for cover. The water and light show continued for nearly an hour before the first-round playoff game between two of the more underrated teams in the area. Early on in the game, it seemed lightning struck again -- only this time it wasn't Mother Nature. Instead, it was Westminster junior quarterback Brett Bond who …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
A weekend devoted each year to area baseball skills, games and clinics will be hosted at Busch Stadium June 18 and sponsored by PNC Banks. Select 50 players include local athletes from Eureka, Wildwood and Pacific.
The third annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase presented by Rawlings on June 18 will provide 50 fortunate high school seniors the chance to demonstrate to NCAA coaches and professional scouts they have what it takes to make it in the big leagues. Among them are local baseball players with Creve Coeur ties. Tate Matheny, recent St. Louis Cardinals draft pick and son of Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny, is on the roster as an outfielder and Westminster representative. Chaminade's Nolan Sponslor is noted at shortstop, and Westminster's Rich Van Gilst joins the coaching crew as an assistant coach. With a 1:15 p.m. first pitch at Busch Stadium on June 18, the Baseball Showcase game will feature both Missouri and Illinois high school All…
The summer camp continues through the month of June and is still accepting registrations.
Have kiddos looking for a camp to get involved with this summer? Westminster Christian Academy is in the thick of Camp Westminster, a summer camp for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Although the camp started June 4, registrations are still being accepted. The half-day or full-day camp options last through June 29, offering activities in art, sports and music. Cost ranges from $115 to $230, depending on the program. The stand-out difference, according to Camp Coordinator Abby Karsten, is the care of the instructors and volunteers. “These individuals are truly passionate about what they do, as is evident in their everyday lives – both during and outside of the school day,” Karsten said. “Their enthusiasm for their sport or …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Although committed to play collegiately at Missouri State University next fall, recent Westminster grad Matheny was picked in the MLB draft by his father Mike Matheny's team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
It was no surprise and a major surprise, all at the same time Wednesday afternoon, as the St. Louis Cardinals selected Westminster Christian Academy graduate Tate Matheny in the 23rd round of this week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Mike Matheny, Tate's father, Cardinals' manager since November. (Read Previous Story: Tate Matheny Drafted by Dad Mike's Team: St. Louis Cardinals) Matheny (6'1, 180), the star centerfielder for the two-time Missouri Class 3 state champion Wildcats and son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, is one of the top-rated high school players in the country, and many thought he would be chosen sometime Tuesday -- during Rounds 4-15 of the Draft. But instead, most likely because of the Matheny family's …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The school district also recognized Westminster Christian Academy for the school's help in transitioning out of the school's former Creve Coeur home.
The Ladue School District Board of Education took favorable action Monday on proposed high school course additions for the 2012-13 school year. It was, however, not without major blowback from one board member Jeff Kopolow. Kopolow, longtime social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins Senior High School, now retired, went back and forth with Donna Jahnke, assistant superintendent for curriculum development and high school principal Bridget Hermann. Koplow is concerned with the costs of new programs and the ability to fit these programs into a new budget. He’s wondering how these programs will be paid for should the tax levy on the ballot next April fail. Jahnke said the district has allocated funds for new progams and believes there is …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The former Cardinal catcher has spent much of the past few years focused on his son's high school baseball career at Westminster. Now he takes over for retired skipper Tony La Russa.