Thursday, December 27, 2012
Big wins for Westminster, MICDS; duo to clash in championships Saturday night.
This is the second year for the girls at the annual MICDS Holiday Invitational. The action was furious in the semifinals with Westminster taking down Oakville, 65-33 and MICDS staging a furious second half to defeat Parkway Central 71-51. MICDS and Westminster will clash in the championship game Saturday night at 6 p.m. The same two teams met for the title game last year with the visiting Wildcats going home with the top prize. Here's a look of the action in the tournament in the two semifinal games.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Spartans take non-conference contest, gearing up for district play in two weeks.
De Smet quarterback Connor Harrison and his Spartans teammates were frustrated for most of the night. But thankfully for Harrison and De Smet, their defense and big contribution from stars such as Durron Neal and Latif Adams gave the team just enough juice to survive. Harrison threw for a touchdown and ran for one and Adams scored punched in a pair of rushing touchdowns. The Spartan defenders then did their part to survive a gritty, physical Oakville Tiger squad for a 35-21 win Friday night. "Our offense struggled all night long and it was really frustrating," Harrison said. "Give Oakville credit beause they really came after us but thankfully our defense stepped up when we needed it." De Smet (5-1) jumped on top midway through the first …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Spartans' offensive weapons beat back an Oakville Tiger effort.
It was far from a work of art and times looked downight ugly but the De Smet Spartans are not complainng about the end result. The hosts overcame sloppy play, turnovers, and a determined Oakville Tigers squad to escape with a hard-earned 35-21 nonconference victory Friday night. Spartans quarterback Connor Harrison led the way with a 55-yard yard touchdown pass to Durron Neal and an 8-yard touchdown run while running back Latif Adams had a pair of rushing touchdowns. Oakville got a big night from running back Moe LaGrand, who scored two touchdowns, including a 75-yard run in the second quarter. De Smet improved to 5-1 with the win. Oakville slipped to 3-3. Check back for a complete game story Saturday on Patch.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Chesterfield state senator will instead run for a second term in the Missouri Senate.
State Sen. Jane Cunningham will not run for Congress next year. With U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-2nd district, vacating his seat in Congress to run for the U.S. Senate, Cunningham, R-St. Louis County, had expressed interest in running for the U.S. 2nd District House seat. But she told a St. Louis radio station on Wednesday morning that she would instead run for re-election for her western St. Louis County state Senate seat, which includes part of Creve Coeur. In a phone interview with Patch, Cunningham said her decision came down to where she could “have the most impact.” “But it took a lot of time to thoroughly look at it, because running for Congress was a really nice political opportunity that was very inviting,” Cunningham said. With nearly…