Sunday, November 6, 2011
The University of Missouri has been unanimously accepted into the Southeastern Conference, starting in July 2012.
After stops and starts, posturing and negotiating, and even a premature announcement accidentally posted on the conference's website two weeks ago, word finally came Sunday morning: The Southeastern Conference has officially accepted the University of Missouri's application for membership. The University, which was a founding member of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Big 6, later the Big 8 and most recently the Big 12, will join the SEC next summer. The school has been lobbied hard by boosters in the Kansas City area who feared that a defection, and the presumed loss of the MU-KU rivalry would have serious implications for the city. Curators have charged school officials with coming up with basketball and football…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Former Chaminade guard Bradley Beal was a finalist for a nationwide athletic honor awarded Tuesday.
Being chosen the 2011 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the year meant as much to Brad Beal as winning the state championship his sophomore season at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur. So when he was invited to Hollywood, CA, as one of six male finalists for the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award, the University of Florida-bound guard was on cloud nine. The fact that recent Baltimore Orioles draft pick Dylan Bundy walked away with the trophy Tuesday night didn't change his perspective. "This is an honor and a blessing. I'm just soaking it all in," Beal said after Tuesday night's ninth annual awards dinner at the Renaissance Hotel, not far from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "It's a huge thrill, like …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The former Chaminade standout is one of six finalists for Gatorade's National Athlete of the year.
This week may officially mark the end of the Brad Beal high school honor tour. The recent Chaminade graduate has already made his way to the University of Florida where he's expected to make an immediate impact for the Gators in Gainesville for the 2011-2012 season. But Tuesday night, Beal will learn if he can add one more trophy to his impressive high school haul: Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year. Beal qualified for consideration by being named the Gatorade High School Basketball Player of The Year in Missouri, and nationwide. Former college and NBA star Alonzo Mourning surprised him with the national honor earlier this spring. Click here for a look at the male and female finalists for the athlete of the year award. You can …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
A look at how issues and people of interest to Creve Coeur were covered over the last week.
Every day, we do a large amount of our own reporting on issues of interest to city residents, businesses, schools, and other organizations. But we're not afraid to highlight the reporting done by other media outlets. We're using this space to share some of that work, and other items of interest that we've come across impacting people in and around Creve Coeur. NEWS: SPORTS:
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The parallels between Bradley Beal and current NBA player David Lee are remarkable.
As one of the greatest high school basketball players in St. Louis-area history begins his transition to college, there is one individual who understands precisely what recent Chaminade graduate Bradley Beal is experiencing. In fact, the parallels between Beal and current NBA player David Lee are undeniably remarkable. Exactly 10 years ago, it was Lee who was arguably the biggest name on the St. Louis prep basketball landscape while also playing at Chaminade for coach Kelvin Lee (no relation). Following his stellar prep career, Lee played for Florida and coach Billy Donovan. Beal will also play for Donovan and Florida beginning this fall. In yet another twist of irony, David Lee’s father, Gary, has been coaching Beal throughout his time at…
Monday, June 6, 2011
USA Basketball says the move is not injury related.
Brad Beal will not be taking an international tour prior to his freshman season at the University of Florida after all. USA Basketball has announced that the Chaminade graduate has withdrawn from a tryout later this month for the Men's Under-19 World Championship squad. The tryout is scheduled for Colorado Springs, and the the tournament itself would last until July 10 in Latvia. A USA Basketball spokesperson told Creve Coeur Patch that the decision was not injury related.
Monday, May 30, 2011
One hundred percent of this year's seniors have committed to a college for next year.
On the one hundredth anniversary of the first Chaminade graduation, this year's class has distinguished itself academically and athletically. Eighty-three students in the class were offered 325 academic scholarships. Eighteen talent scholarships were offered to 16 students. Thirty-seven leadership scholarships were offer to 31 students, and Bradley Beal wasn't the only talented athlete in the class–17 athletic scholarships were offered to 14 students. The class submitted a total of 663 college applications and had 453 acceptances. About half will attend college out of state, and a little less than half will attend a private college. After associate principal Dr. Stephanie Kralemann welcomed everyone and the Chaminade symphonic band played …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Chaminade standout could be headed to Latvia this summer.
Brad Beal's basketball experience has a few more stops before the soon-to-be Chaminade graduate heads from Creve Coeur to the University of Florida. Thursday, USA Basketball announced the roster of invitees competing for 12 spots on the nation's Under-19 World Basketball Championship squad. Tryouts for the team will be held in Colorado Springs June 17-24, with the roster announced on the last day of camp before heading the event, to be held in Latvia from June 30-July 10. Beal spent part of last summer as a member of USA Basketball's Under-17 squad which won that world championship event in Europe, where he also took home MVP honors. He used that exposure as a springboard to a senior campaign at Chaminade which took the Red Devils to the …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Trip to Portland now past, Chaminade standout will be showcased in Charlotte later this week.
What a week for Chaminade basketball star Brad Beal. Last Monday, the All-American guard was named Gatorade's Boys Basketball National Player of the Year, complete with a round of H-O-R-S-E with former Georgetown and NBA star Alonzo Mourning after the award ceremony. We've attached an extended clip of the remarks Beal made at a ceremony marking the Gatorade honor. He spent the tail end of the week in Portland, Oregon, as a starting member of the U.S. squad competing in the Nike Hoops Summit. Beal scored 8 points along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists en route to a 92-80 win over a world squad. Beal's national roadshow has one more destination in the world of postseason all-star games. He started it all with the McDonalds All American Game in …
Brad Beal, Post-election impact and Passover are all part of what's ahead this week.
There's a lot to look forward to this week at Creve Coeur Patch. Our goal here is to peel back the curtain just a bit and to give you something of a roadmap. With last week's municipal elections now in the rear mirror, we'll be out covering new school boards in the Parkway and Pattonville school districts. The new board for Ladue schools could make a decision Monday about the direction the district will take with the Westminster Christian Academy campus in Creve Coeur. We'll have coverage of that decision Tuesday. Creve Coeur voters elected two new members to city council, but Charlotte D'Alfonso and Scott Saunders will not be sworn in until the next meeting in late April. Monday night will mark the final meeting for Robert Haddenhorst, …