Monday, February 11, 2013
Nine wrestlers from the Creve Coeur school will aim for state titles in Columbia this weekend.
Whitfield’s wrestling team won the Class 1, District 1 title on Saturday, February 9, 2013. This is the Warriors’ 12th district title in the past 13 seasons. Whitfield individual district champions include: Connor Broyles '16, Kurtis Hahn '16, Rodney Hahn '14, Will Hahn '13, Bobby Hawkins '15, Andy McLaughlin '15, and Chris Wilkes '13. Whitfield state qualifiers include: Connor Broyles '16, Kurtis Hahn '16, Rodney Hahn '14, Will Hahn '13, Bobby Hawkins '15, Andy McLaughlin '14, Saad Raza '14, Derrick Swaney '14, and Chris Wilkes '13. The Warriors will defend their state title on February 14-16, 2013 at Mizzou Arena.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Pirates overcame a 30 point effort from Justin Thomas.
The Pattonville Pirates overcame a 10 point second-half deficit to defeat the visting Whitfield Warriors 53-51 in a non-conference matchup in Maryland Heights Friday night. A close first half saw Pattonville take a 15-11 lead after the first quarter, only to see Whitfield take a 26-23 halftime edge, on the strength of senior guard Justin Thomas and his 14 first half points. Thomas, who finished with a game high 30, has been carrying the load for Whitfield after junior forward Dmitri Rucker suffered a season-ending knee injury vs. Ritenour December 14. The injury cut into the depth of an already-thin roster, which played roughly six deep at the start of the season, leaving Thomas to fill a scoring and leadership void on the court. "He's …
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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 69-41 in Whitfield's season-opening tournament.
Whitfield didn't get off to the start Warriors Head Coach Mike Potsou wanted Wednesday against Sumner, but his basketball team used a 10-0 run to start the second half and never looked back against the visiting Bulldogs in a 69-41 win. Junior Dmitri Rucker paced the Warriors with 32 points and 11 rebounds as Whitfield (1-1) converted errant Sumner shots on the defensive end into points on offense. "It's a good learning experience. I'm glad we're able to win and learn from it hopefully to understand that regardless of what time you play, who you play, where it is that you have to be ready to play high school basketball and get ready to compete," Potsou said. Whitfield's 2012-13 squad has had to replace Rucker's older brother, forward Darius…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
John Delautre came to the Creve Coeur independent school from Goshen, Kentucky.
John Delautre may only be entering his second month of his first academic year as the Head of School at Whitfield School, but he's been learning about life at the school for more than a year. Delautre was recruited to the Creve Coeur independent school serving grades grades 6-12, from St. Francis School, a pre-school through grade eight program in Goshen Kentucky. His hiring was announced in December 2011. In an interview last week, he said the process of coming here from there was like something out of a science fiction story, with a "very slow teleportation" as particles of his life made the transition from the greater Louisville area to St. Louis. It seems he's found an environment to his liking. “I’m very fortunate to have stepped into…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Warriors, a local power in recent years, are looking to return to form this fall.
Whitfield School Head Soccer Coach Bill Daues provided Patch with a few quick keys as the soccer season for the Creve Coeur school gets underway next week. The squad finished 5-20 in 2011 but still reached the district title game. 1. Key Returnees: Juniors - Billy Gardner (midfield), Collen Frost (forward), Nicolas Cuevas (midfield), Rodney Hahn (defender) Sophmore - T.J. Chulick (defender) 2. What have you learned so far about your team in the offseason and in the time back in fall practice? The team has a very positvie work ethic and a willingness to improve and play attractive soccer each day in training which hopefully will translate in the match. 3. We'll advance in the postseason if: Holding possession was an issue for us last …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
There is anger and shock after Patrick McCormick gets one year in jail and five years probation after an August 2011 crash that killed a Creve Coeur teacher.
Patrick McCormick, 55, of Chesterfield was sentenced to one year in St. Louis County Jail Friday by Associate Circuit Court Judge Thomas Prebil. McCormick pleaded guilty to driving into Janet Esrock's car while he was drunk on August 26, 2011. Esrock was a popular teacher at Whitfield School in Creve Coeur. The one-year jail sentence was for a second-degree assault charge. Esrock's son Jonathan was also seriously injured in the accident. McCormick was also initially given five years in prison on the manslaughter charge, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years probation. McCormick also must seek alcohol counseling and wear an alcohol monitoring SCRAM bracelet for one year after his release from jail. ‘I see her every …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Patrick McCormick entered guilty pleas to first-degree involuntary manslaughter involving a DWI and second-degree assault in the August 2011 crash that ultimately killed Creve Coeur school teacher Janet Esrock.
11:15 a.m. Update A St. Louis County Court judge sentenced Patrick McCormick to a year in county jail and a five year suspended term in connection with the August 2011 car accident that killed Whitfield School teacher Janet Esrock. The sentence fell short of what prosecutors said they expected when McCormick entered a blind guilty plea in June. McCormick told the court "I see her every day," referring to Janet Esrock. Esrock's supporters were angered by the decision, which also includes a period of alcohol monitoring after leaving jail. Stay with Patch for more reaction to the sentencing decision. Original Story A 55-year-old Chesterfield man who drove drunk into a Whitfield School teacher's car nearly a year ago, ultimately killing her…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Whitfield School camp members created a version of the viral hit and posted it on YouTube.
What do kids taking part in Camp Whitfield have in common with Jimmy Fallon, The Cookie Monster and the U.S. Olympic Swim Team? They've all now created parodies of Carly Rae Jepsen's viral hit Call Me Maybe. Camp Whitfield operates out of Whitfield School. Watch all three and tell us which one you like most.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Seniors made it official Monday.
A trio of Whitfield School basketball players made it official Monday in a school ceremony highlighting their college choices.