Wednesday, October 31, 2012
St. Dominic will face Helias in the second round of the District playoffs.
Ten weeks of the season have gone by, and now the field has been narrowed. Week 10 eliminated half the teams from State title contention. Now Round 2 of the District playoffs continue. Let's get to the matchups. The second round of the Class 4, District 6 tournament features a game featuring the Crusaders against the Crusaders. Helias, despite a 6-4 record, is the second seed and the home team against 9-1 St. Dominic. While St. Dominic plays against smaller schools in conference play, Helias, an independent, usually plays a tougher schedule. St. Dominic has been potent offensively this year, scoring an average of 33.1 points per contest. Helias, however, has been just as good scoring 33.3 per game in 2012. A long winning streak will …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Week 10 kicks off the new-look Missouri football playoff format.
Week 10 of the high school football season in Missouri is no longer a battle to improve playoff standings. Instead, it's a chance to keep playing—or see a season end. Wanting to have every regular season game count, the powers that be changed the playoff format this season. A complex point system was created to make sure every game played weighed into the playoff seeding. After nine games, the seeds are set and the Week 10 matchups are in place. Here are the Week 10 matchups for St. Charles County teams in the first round of the playoffs: Home * Note: Some seeds have been altered despite the standings. Thanks to a challenge rule, if two teams have played each other this season and are back-to-back in seeds, they can challenge the seeding…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Make your voice heard, vote in our St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll.
It's time for another edition of the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll. This week we turn our attention to the football field. Tell us in the poll below: Which St. Charles County football player had the best Week 9? Armand Keely—Orchard Farm: Orchard Farm pulled out a big win in the final moments on Friday night. The Eagles scored 14 fourth-quarter points to beat Clopton 27-26. The first score that started the comeback was a two-yard run by Armand Kelly. The TD was his second in the game. In total, Kelly carried the ball 21 times for 128 yards to power the Orchard Farm offense. Jordan Norwine—Christian High School: The O'Fallon Christian Eagles closed out the regular season with a huge 38-12 win against Lift for Life. The …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Holt's Tray Mitchell is a near unanimous choice for the best football player form Week 7.
In a week of big-game performances, Holt's Tray Mitchell stood out. He racked up a bunch of yards on the ground, three touchdowns and one Patch Athlete of the Week award. Let's go to the results. Which St. Charles County football player had the best Week 7? Mitchell carried the load for Holt in Saturday's win against Fort Zumwalt East. In an upset, the Indians knocked off the Lions 35-13 and Mitchell's ground game was a huge reason for the win. Carrying the ball 17 times, Mitchell racked up a staggering 245 yards—an impressive 14.4-yard per attempt. He picked up two long touchdowns—one from 37 yards out and the other from 49 yards. His third score was easier, scoring on a two-yard run. *** Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Help decide which St. Charles County football player had the best week.
It's time for another edition of the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll. This week we turn our attention to the football field. Tell us in the poll below: Which St. Charles County football player had the best Week 7? Teddy Williamson—Fort Zumwalt West: Teddy Williamson had no problem finding the endzone on Friday night. In Zumwalt West's win against Howell Central, Williamson helped power the Jaguars' offense with four scores. He ran the ball 20 times in the contest and racked up 201 yards. Four of his runs went for scores—a 4-yard run in the first, a 5-yard run in the second and a pair of long runs in the third. The first was a 60-yard score; the second was a score from 80-yards out. Deantrell Prince—Christian High School…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Cougars' Brett Collins is the fan choice for top football player from Week 1 of the high school season.
The wins just keep coming for Brett Collins and the Lutheran Cougars. After helping his team snap an 18-game losing streak in Week 1 of the 2012 high school football season, Lutheran quarterback Brett Collins was nominated for the Patch St. Charles County Athlete of the Week. Collins, with 76 percent of the vote, came out on top. Here's how the voting broke down: Who was the top football player from Week 1 of the 2012 season? Collins had a hand in all four touchdowns for the Cougars. As the quarterback, Collins was 12-for-21 for 209 yards and three touchdowns against no interceptions. As a running threat, Collins carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards and a score. *** Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Help us name the fan's choice for the top football player from the first week of the high school season.
It's another high school sports season, which means the return of our weekly St. Charles County Athlete of the Week poll. This week we turn our attention to the football filed. Tell us in the poll below: Who was the St. Charles County player of the week for the first week of the 2012 football season? Here are the nominees: Brett Collins—Lutheran High School: For the first time since Sept. 3, 2010, the Lutheran Cougars picked up a win. Snapping an 18-game losing skid that spanned all of last season, the Cougars topped Principia 27-21 on the opening night of the 2012 season. A key piece in the win? Quarterback Brett Collins. The Cougars scored four touchdowns in the game and Collins had a hand in all four. As the quarterback, Collins was…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Local students begin classes in mid-August.
Next week marks the beginning of orientations, welcome back events and informational meetings, as O'Fallon students prepare to head back to school. Check the schedule below and make sure you have your calendars marked. Christian School Fort Zumwalt School District St. Dominic High School
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A Fort Zumwalt West sophomore gathered a group of friends and created paper cranes to bring peace to the victims of last Friday's shooting at the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises."
Fort Zumwalt West sophomore Nate Williams loves going to the movie theater. Like many avid movie-goers, Nate and his friends went to a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Night Rises," on the opening day last week. When Nate left the movie, he was scrolling through his phone when he saw the news, that a man wearing a gas mask entered an Aurora, Colorado theater, hurled a gas canister and began shooting. “I always go to the movie theater. It’s like a second home and it hit me really hard because the movies are like an escape,” he said. Nate continued following the story the next day, and when he heard 58 people were injured and 12 were killed, he said he felt compelled to do something for the victims and their families. “…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Christian High School students and parents are welcome to share graduation photos and talk about their next steps on O'Fallon Patch.
Congratulations Christian High School Class of 2012! Students and parents are welcome to share graduation photos, encouraging messages and talk about their next steps on O'Fallon Patch. First, make sure you are a registered user of your Patch. If you aren't, click on "Sign Up" in the top right corner of the home page. Once you are logged in, scroll to the bottom of the home page and under "What's Up With You" on the right side, click "Start a Blog," or just click here. Click "Post on Patch" and get started. Let your grad know how proud you are and tell him or her a special message. When you are done, you can add photos of your graduate to make the post really special. Do you have old home video of your grad? Add it and show how much they'…