Sunday, January 27, 2013
The St. Louis Rams have options in the suburbs. But they want the Edward Jones Dome to be shaped up to their liking.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been reporting extensively on the negotiations between the St. Louis Rams and city leaders over the state of the home field, the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams' lease calls for the team to play in a "top-tier" stadium. The team says the Dome is no longer in that category and has been renegotiating that lease in order to get the upgrades it says it must have to stay put. The newspaper reported that arbitration is underway over the issue, with the three arbitrators preparing to decide on a plan by the Convention and Visitors' Bureau, the Rams, or some option they come up with themselves. Meanwhile, the newspaper also reports that there are attractive locations in the St. Louis suburbs where a new, roomy home …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Vianney, Lindbergh, MICDS, SLUH, DeSmet, Duchesne and CBC to represent Patch communities.
Basketball fans won’t want to miss a day filled with premier high school basketball games to benefit a cause that’s close to so many. The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer® Shootout presented by Ameren Missouri is set for Thursday, January 31 at Scottrade Center. Area high school coaches and volunteers of the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program have teamed up to plan the event which will benefit research, education, advocacy and free patient services for our local communities. Seven games will be played throughout the day, with the first game starting at 10 am and the final contest set for 8:30 pm. The matchups include programs from Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. More details and ticket information is …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Everyone's got a story about the St. Louis Cardinals' legend, right? Musial died Saturday.
Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who was widely considered "the greatest Cardinal," died on Saturday. That's the news that broke on Saturday. Today, we're interested in your stories about the pitcher-cum-outfielder who played for the Redbirds from 1941 to 1963. As a relatively newcomer to St. Louis (only here 11 years!) I can't say I have a lot of memories of Musial beyond meeting countless compatriots at the Musial statue at the last two versions of Busch Stadium. How about you? What do you remember about Musial? Your parents' memories? Yours?
Saturday, January 19, 2013
How Cardinal Nation responded to the death of the Redbirds' slugger. Do you have memories like some of the ones shared here?
We're using Storify to collect some of the reaction around the community tonight to the news of Stan Musial's death. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, you can see the collection on our Storify account here.
The St. Louis Cardinal icon and baseball hall of fame outfielder passed away Saturday night.
Stan Musial, a giant in the St. Louis community and the baseball world for more than half a century, died Saturday at his home in Ladue. "Stan the Man passed peacefully at home at 5:45 pm tonight of natural causes. Life will never be the same without baseball's perfect knight," his grandson, Brian Musial Schwarze said via Twitter Saturday evening. Musial was 92 and had been in poor health in recent years. Musial, who entered baseball's Hall of Fame in 1969, played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals, amassing 3,630 hits and 24 All-Star Game appearances in a career full of superlatives. Said the Cardinals in posting word of Musial's death: Musial, father of three daughters and a son, was unpretentious, untroubled, friendly and folksy. The…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The St. Dominic girls team record for the season was 28-2 and the boys was 23-5.
For the first time in Missouri history, one local school brought home a state championship win for both its boys and girls varsity teams. The St. Dominic High School soccer teams were recognized for their accomplishments, alongside Coach Greg Keller at the Jan. 10 O'Fallon City Council meeting. The St. Dominic girls team record for the season was 28-2 and the boys was 23-5. Crusader Coach Greg Koeller was also named Coach of the Year in High School Soccer. "We feel very blessed that in our school community, we have great families that provide us with such great student athletes," Koeller said as the audience applauded and the teams received the proclamation. "Not only do these people perform out on the field for us, but they also do a …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Where to watch TCU vs. Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl; Texas vs. Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl; Navy vs. Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl; and Syracuse vs. West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
It's NCAA football bowl season, which means thousands of St. Louis-area will be glued to their television—or frequenting their local establishment—to cheer on their favorite college football team. In O'Fallon, here's a few great places to watch the big game: And, of course, here's the low down on all the bowl games for today (Dec. 28): Valero Alamo Bowl, Texas vs. Oregon State Local Connection: De Smet Jesuit grad Malcolm Agnew and his Beaver teammates will be in San Antonio to play the home state Longhorns and experience The Riverwalk. Sporting News' pregame analysis: Beavers have tall task entering Longhorns' backyard Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, TCU vs. Michigan State Sporting News' pregame analysis: Anticipate a low-scoring game Kraft …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Gleason earned a baseball scholarship to the Tennessee college.
Fort Zumwalt North Senior Dre’ Gleason recently signed his “Letter of Intent” to attend Austin Peay University on a Baseball Scholarship. Gleason was featured as one of O'Fallon Patch's "Spotlight Athletes of the Week" in 2011 when he was a sophomore. Read more here: O’Fallon Patch Spotlight Athlete Of The Week: Dre Gleason, Fort Zumwalt North Baseball
Friday, December 7, 2012
Bulldogs claw their way back for the victory.
The Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs overcame a slow start Thursday night to pick up a 48-37 victory over the Francis Howell Lady Vikings. The host Vikings jumped out to a 22-6 lead after the first quarter. However, Zumwalt South began to use a full court press in the 2nd quarter, and it paid off as the Lady Bulldogs outscored Howell 14-10 in the 2nd quarter. Nonetheless, the Lady Vikings still had a comfortable 32-20, halftime lead. The third quarter proved to be pivotal as the Bulldogs continued to use their high-pressure defense and outscored the Vikings 17-2, and South led it 37-34 going into the fourth. In the fourth, South outscored Howell 11-3. Fort Zumwalt held Francis Howell to just five points in the second half. The Bulldogs …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The girls basketball teams are 2-2 and 3-2, respectively.
Francis Howell Vikings will take on the Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs Thursday night at Francis Howell. After losing their first two games of the year, the Francis Howell Vikings have rebounded with two consecutive victories to even their record at 2 and 2. On Monday, Howell bounced the Fort Zumwalt East Lions, 59-37. The Vikings were led in scoring that night by Carly Harper’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers. This season Harper is the leading scorer for the Vikings, averaging 12.5 points per game. The Bulldogs also lost their first two games of the year, and they have rebounded with three consecutive wins for a record of 3 and 2. Zumwalt South is coming off a big Tuesday night victory over Francis Howell Central, the defending …