Sunday, December 18, 2011
Only five Chainade grapplers took part in Saturday action in Creve Coeur.
CHAMINADE HIGH SCHOOL – If the Chaminade varsity wrestling team had a full unit available to participate in the highly-anticipated Red Devil Duals team meet at the Juergens Gymnasium on Saturday, chances are it would’ve been a wonderful day for the Red Devil program. Instead, the shorthanded Chaminade squad, which didn’t have enough wrestlers available to legitimately compete against the other seven teams on Saturday, finished last in the team standings, despite a good effort by the five Red Devil wrestlers who did compete. “Individually, for the guys at the first-string level, they do very well,” said Chaminade assistant wrestling coach Chris Marsek, who was running the show for the Red Devils on Saturday, because head coach Jeff Grace …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Thursday.
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Monday, February 14, 2011
School places 13 wrestlers in position for state titles next week in Columbia.
Whitfield's wrestling program put on a clinic this weekend en route to defending its MSHSAA Class 1, District 1 championship. The Warriors enjoyed a dominant performance by qualifying 13 individuals to the state tournament. Even more impressive than that was the fact that 10 Warriors reached the finals, where nine champions were crowned. Whitfield ran away from the field and compiled 263.5 points, which was a staggering 145 points clear of runner-up Principia with 118.5 points. Along with those nine titles, the Warriors added a runner-up finish, two third-place winners and a fourth-place finisher. “This is a record for us. It’s the most we’ve ever qualified,” longtime Whitfield head coach Charlie Sherertz said. “We’ve never fielded a full …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
After the first night of action, Pattonville is sitting in sixth place while Parkway North ranks 15.
The inaugural St. Louis All Suburban Wrestling Championships kicked off Jan. 7 at Hazelwood Central. The meet brought together 28 of the 30 schools from the Suburban North, South, East and West conferences to settle who stands atop the rest. The event, the brainchild of McCluer coach John Combest, serves as an unofficial championship of sorts for St. Louis suburban schools. Opening matches were held on Jan. 7 to make way for the semi-finals and championship matches to be held on Jan. 8. The tournament is modeled after a 32-man bracket with wrestle-backs to third place. The top four in each weight class are seeded and given their own quarter bracket to enable them to possibly all meet in the quarterfinals. The wrestle-backs involve those …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Returning state qualifiers offer reasons for optimism
Pattonville wrestling coach Brent Mueller, now in his 10th year as head coach of the Pirates, believes that hard work as much as anything else is what makes a great wrestler. With a pair of state qualifiers back from last year, Mueller and the Pirates are hopeful that this season brings the same type of success they had in 2010, when they tied for the Suburban North Conference championship with McCluer North. "We have a couple of seniors – Jesse Farmer and Nicholas Fiquette – who are having great seasons so far," Mueller said. "They are really hard workers and never miss a thing. They're the kind of kids you want to coach." While none of the wrestlers are necessarily married to any particular weight class, Figuette is spending the majority…