The St. James track and field teams did well last week. On April 7 at the Linn Invitational, the girls took second and the boys finished fourth. On April 8, the team went to the CMU relays in Fayette where the girls came in fifth and the boys sixth. Then in Sullivan on April 10, the the boys took second and the girls took fifth. The JV boys also finished fifth at Sullivan.
With a pair of wins over Vienna and Steelville last week, the Cuba Wildcats captured the Gasconade Valley Conference Tournament championship that was held at Community Park in Steelville. The boys had gotten a first-round bye and only needed just two wins to take first in the tourney bracket.
Both the Cuba Middle School girls and boys track teams placed ninth in the Hermann Relays held on Friday, April 11. Owensville won the boys meet by a wide margin, with Washington taking the girls meet.
The Bourbon High School varsity baseball team took consolation in last week’s Gasconade Valley Conference baseball tournament, which was played in Steelville. The Warhawks lost to Vienna in the opening round and beat Viburnum in the final round.
The St. James High School boys’ basketball season came to a close a little sooner than was hoped last month. The Tigers, however, earned numerous awards for this year’s efforts and the players were recognized during a banquet held last week.
Both the varsity and JV Tigers baseball teams had a winning week capped off with an emotional tribute to a fallen Tiger, Troy Parker. In action last week the varsity won 4-2 in New Haven, 9-2 in Newburg, and 10-0 at home against Houston.
The Steelville High School varsity baseball team went 4-0 last week to improve its record to 7-3 this spring. Three of those victories came in the Bismarck baseball tournament, which the Cardinals won.
The Bourbon High School baseball team opened its season in Kingston on March 31 and fell to the Cougars 6-0. The Warhawks were also scheduled to play Richland at home last week, but that game was rained out.
The St. James varsity baseball season started off with one win and three losses in their first week of games. After losing to St. Clair on March 24, Festus on March 25 and New Haven on Saturday in the Hermann tournament, the Tigers earned their first win of the season Saturday against Owensville, also at the Hermann tournament.
The Steelville Middle School volleyball teams finished their season last week with a bang. The eighth-grade girls won the Salem tournament and the seventh graders finished an undefeated season by winning their own tourney on Saturday.
One Steelville player has been named to this year Class 3, District 9 all-district girls’ basketball team as selected by the district’s coaches. Three SHS players have also been named to the sportswriters all-district squads.
The first pitch of spring baseball for the Cuba Wildcats took place last week in Houston, as the Cats took part in a four-team tournament. Cuba finished second in the tournament, winning two games and losing one.
The St. James High School Tigers track teams participated in the Rolla Open House Meet on March 24 with Salem and Rolla. Being an “unofficial” meet, not all results were available, but it was a great event to warm up for the season on a snowy afternoon.
The St. James Lady Tigers got off to a rough start on the pitch as the lost their first soccer game of the 2014 season to Mountain View 12-0 on March 27. The game was called at the end of the first half under the mercy rule. Under high school rules, if one team is in the lead by 10 at half time or anytime in the second half the game is done, or if a team leads by 15 at any time in the first ha...
The St. Clair Lady Bulldogs took first place in the eighth-grade volleyball tournament hosted in St. James on Saturday. Ten teams participated, including St. James, Pacific, Viburnum, Bourbon, St. Clair, Dixon, Salem, Cuba, Steelville and Plato.
What has turned in to an outstanding season for the Steelville Middle School volleyball teams continued last week, but the Lady Cardinals were not able to remain unbeaten. The eighth-grade squad lost their first regular season match of the year.
The St. James Middle School volleyball were busy, but unsuccessful last week. The eighth grade won two sets in the five non-tournament matches they played, while the seventh grade didn’t win any sets during the week.
Baseball season is here, well almost! St. James High School varsity and JV players enjoyed one day of spring weather with a scrimmage last Saturday as they prepare for the season opener. The first game is in St. Clair on Monday at 4:30.
Wrestling season has come to a close, but not without a show of support from family, friends and coaches at the team’s award banquet, which was held last week. It was a year of new beginnings and changes for the wrestlers.
• Ruch, Carey, Whittaker also honored by conference coaches Four Steelville High School basketball players have been honored by the Gasconade Valley Conference coaches by being named to this year’s all-conference teams. One of the Cardinals was named the league’s most valuable player.
The Steelville Middle School volleyball teams continued their fine season last week with wins over Cuba and Bourbon. The seventh grade also won the Bourbon tournament and both squads remain undefeated.
Fourth in the entire nation isn’t a bad spot to find yourself in. Just ask former Cuba High School track and field star Amber White, who finished fourth in the NCAA Division II track championships on Saturday.
The St. James Lady Tigers volleyball team is warming up on the pitch getting ready for soccer season. The first game of the season is at home vs. Mt. View on March 27 at 4:30 p.m. on the middle school field.
The Bourbon High School varsity boys’ basketball team had its season come to a close in the opening round of the Class 3, District 9 tournament at School of the Osage. The Warhawks finished the year with a mark of 13-12.
The varsity Lady Tigers’ basketball season came to an abrupt and unexpected end at the Class 3, District 9 tournament at School of the Osage last Friday. The top-seeded St. James girls, who were 24-2 coming into the game, fell to Osage in the championship game 66-54.
This year’s basketball season came to an end for the varsity St. James Tigers at the Class 3, District 9 tournament last week. After a great first-round win over Dixon 81-57, the Steeleville Cardinals knocked off the second-seeded Tigers 66-53 in the semifinals.
The Bourbon High School girls’ varsity basketball team closed out the 2013-14 season last week after losing to Fatima in the first round of the Class 3, District 9 tournament at School of the Osage. Fatima went on to win the championship game over St. James.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team made a magical run to the Class 3, District 9 championship game last week. The Cardinals finished second in the tournament after losing to Fatima in the finals.
With a team heavy-laden with seniors, this was supposed to be the year the Wildcat boys played for a district basketball championship. Unfortunately, expectations fell short of actuality, and the Cats were bounced out of the district playoffs in their opening round game with Steelville last week. The Cardinals went on to play for the district championship after knocking off St. James in the semis;...
After getting off to a great start, the Lady Wildcat offense went flat in the last three quarters, as Cuba lost its first round, district playoff matchup to Dixon by a score of 53-48. The loss put an end to Cuba’s season.
The Steelville High School varsity boys closed out the regular season last week with a pair of Gasconade Valley Conference wins. That, coupled with a loss by Cuba to Vienna, got the Cardinals a share of this year’s conference title.
The Steelville High School varsity girls’ basketball team closed out the regular season last week with three victories over Belle, Valley and Bourbon. On Monday night, however, the Lady Cardinals season came to a close with a first-round loss in the Class 3, District 9 tournament at School of the Osage.
It was a record-breaking week for the Lady Tigers as the varsity girls’ basketball team ended the regular season in a three-way tie for first in the Four-Rivers Conference with Sullivan and Hermann. The Lady Tigers started out February 17 with a win over Owensville 85-75 and ended the week on February 20 with a painfully close loss to Sullivan 41-40.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team went 2-1 to close of the final week of the regular season last week. The Tigers defeated Owensville and Licking, but fell to Sullivan in a thriller to close out the schedule.
The Bourbon boys played four games last week to close out the regular season. The Warhawks defeated Richland and Owensville, but lost to Steelville. The varsity heads into the district with a record of 13-11, while the JV ended the season with a mark of 11-9. It is the first time in 20 years that both teams had a winning record.
The Bourbon High School girls’ basketball teams closed out their 2013-14 regular season last week, taking on South Callaway, Belle and Steelville. The varsity finished with a record of 7-16, while the JV was 2-8.
The Cuba Wildcats were able to end a two-game losing streak last week by defeating Bourbon in the regular season finale. It was an emotion-filled Senior Night at Mike Voigt Gym on Friday, as the Wildcat boys finished the year with a 16-8 regular season record and a 7-2 mark at home. By knocking off the Warhawks 72-45, the Cats were able to secure a tie with Steelville for the 2014 conference champ...
DeRennaux recognized on Senior Night
Hannah Mitchell had the hot hand, scoring 18 points in the season home finale on Feb. 17. The Cuba Lady Wildcats had little trouble dispatching the Vienna Lady Eagles in their meeting, finishing on top 58-42.
The Cuba boys notched a pair of wins over conference rivals last week and have set themselves up for another conference title in 2014, if they can win at least one of two GVC games this week. The Wildcats knocked off both Viburnum and Belle on the road, both of the wins in convincing fashion.
The Cuba Lady Wildcat varsity girls won two out of three games in the Newburg Tournament, which was held over the course of two weeks, due to winter weather conditions that caused some game cancellations. They placed fifth in the tournament.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team earned a pair of Gasconade Valley Conference games last week, defeating Viburnum and Vienna. The victory over Vienna came during the SHS homecoming games on Friday.
With point guard Taylor Thompson out for much of the Newburg game due to an ankle injury in the first quarter, it was left up to his fellow seniors to take care of things in his absence. And that they did, with Ryan Bouse, Cameron Williams, and Bryer Nash all scoring in double figures in a 73-55 homecoming victory over the Wolves on Feb. 7.
The Steelville High School varsity girls’ basketball team took a bit of a roller coaster ride last week, going 2-2. The Lady Cardinals had a conference win and a conference loss and went 1-1 against Newburg in regular season and tournament play.
The St. James girls and the Fatima boys have been selected as the favorites to win the Class 3, District 9 basketball tournament, which will be played next week at School of the Osage in Osage Beach. Tourney play begins on Monday.
The St. James varsity Lady Tigers added three more wins last week, defeating Hermann on February 10, Miller Career Academy on February 12 and St. Clair on February 13. During the game against Miller, Ashlee Marlatt became the official all-time three-point scorer for the Lady Tigers.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team won three Four-Rivers Conference games last week, defeating Hermann, St. Clair and New Haven. The Tigers entered the final week of the regular season with a record of 16-6 and are 4-1 in conference play.
The St. James Tigers wrestling squad participating in the district wrestling tournament at Bolivar last Friday and Saturday in an attempt to qualify for this year’s state tournament. When the smoke cleared, however, none of the Tigers were able to advance.
The Bourbon High School boys’ basketball teams earned a pair of sweeps last week. The Warhawks won a pair of games in Grandview on February 11 and took two games from Viburnum at home last Friday night for BHS homecoming.
The Bourbon High School varsity girls’ basketball team played a pair of games last week. The Lady Warhawks got a victory in Grandview, but lost to Cuba in the consolation game at the Newburg tournament.
Snow interrupted the Newburg girls’ basketball tournament last week, but the BHS girls did manage to get two games played. The Lady Warhawks lost their opening-round game, but won their consolation semifinal game.
The Bourbon High School varsity boys’ basketball team lost one game to the weather last week and suffered another tough loss on the road in Vienna. It was the Eagles homecoming game, but the Warhawks came up just short in their efforts to spoil the party.
Despite the weather, the Steelville High School varsity girls’ basketball team played two games in the Newburg tournament last week. The Lady Cardinals went 1-1 and will play for third place when the tourney resumes on Saturday.
If there truly is such a thing as a good loss, the Cuba Lady Wildcats surely had one at home against Hermann on Jan. 23. Despite losing by 14 points, the CHS varsity girls showed they can hang with one of the best teams in the entire state.
Size doesn’t always win out in basketball; there are times when speed can be an equalizing factor. The Arcadia Valley Tigers of Ironton learned that lesson when they visited Mike Voigt Gym on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The varsity Wildcat boys overcame mismatches caused by a much taller team by playing a hard-nosed game and making shots when they needed to, especially at the foul line.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team reached the championship game of last week’s Hermann tournament, but the final game was postponed due to the weather. The Tigers will take on Montgomery County for first place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m.
Lady Cats Head Coach Nate Boeh described his team’s performance in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Pink Game with Steelville as “an all-around gutsy performance.” Of course he was pleased that his varsity girls were able to defeat their conference foes 36-34 in a hard-fought contest, which is what fans have come to expect from any matchup between Cuba and Steelville these days.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team went 1-1 last week on the road, winning in Richland and losing in Bourbon. The Cardinals also had Friday’s games in Newburg canceled due to the weather.
The Bourbon High School varsity girls’ basketball team won a pair of non-conference games last week, but dropped one varsity contest. The Lady Warhawks are now 5-11 after defeating Richland and Valley and losing against Viburnum.
Get out the shin guards join us on the pitch! Soccer fundraising continues. The St. James High School boys’ soccer team had a successful first season, winning five games and tying two. The team had to raise the full budget, $15,000 to fund the first year and half of the budget for the second year.
The Cuba Wildcat boys added to the woes of the Owensville varsity basketball team last week, sending the Dutchmen to yet another sizable loss. Cuba won the game at Mike Voigt Gymnasium by 30 points and never trailed the entire night.
• Tigers fall to Blair Oaks in third-place game The St. James Tigers finished fourth in their annual boys basketball tournament, which concluded on Saturday. The Tigers fell to Blair Oaks in the third-place game before Rolla defeated Sullivan for the championship.
The Cuba Lady Wildcats struggled to find a hot hand offensively in a pair of losses at home against some tough Four Rivers Conference competition last week. The CHS varsity girls lost by double-digit scores to both Owensville and Pacific.
The varsity Wildcat boys earned two victories last week but suffered one defeat, as they improved their overall regular season record to 9-4. The Cats knocked off Steelville and Union at home but lost at St. James.
The Lady Tigers took first place in the Fatima Blue and Gold tournament after an intense championship game against Owensville last Friday night. The St. James girls had been seeded first in the tourney.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team is now 8 and 3 after winning their seventh game in a row against Laquey 85-19 on Friday night. There was no JV game due to a shortage of players for the Hornets.
The Steelville High School varsity girls lost two of the three games they played last week. The Lady Cardinals fell to Licking and Dixon, but defeated Bourbon in their only Gasconade Valley Conference game of the week.
Three wrestling Tigers make it to the final round of the Owensville Invitational on Saturday. Daniel Davis and Taylor Busche took second in their weight class, 128 and 160 respectively, and Danny McCarthy finished third in the 132-weight class.
The St. James Lady Tigers defeated Lutheran St. Charles at the Prepcast Elite Girls Shootout VI 66-58 on Saturday. It was the Lady Tigers’ first invitation to the Elite Shootout, where they had a chance to face-off with last year’s Class 3 state champions. The shootout included Parkway North and South, Quincy ND, Marian Catholic, Edwardsville, St. Joseph’s Academy (host), and Ozark.
The Cuba Wildcat boys won two out of three games in last week’s Owensville Tournament, securing for themselves a consolation trophy. It wasn’t the outcome the team had hoped for, as the Cats had set their eyes on reaching the championship game. While the Wildcats lost to Salem in the opening round, they followed that disappointment with consecutive wins over Owensville and Hermann.
The Bourbon High School boys’ varsity basketball team has been taking on a lot of non-conference opponents recently. The Warhawks have faced Dixon, New Haven and also played in the Richland tournament.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team traveled to Mexico, Mo. on Saturday to take on California in a holiday shootout. The Cardinals were a bit shorthanded as several players were unable to make the trip and lost the game 68-33.
The Steelville High School girls’ basketball teams closed out the 2013 portion of their scheduled in Laquey with a pair of games on December 19. The Hornets won the varsity game, but the Lady Cardinals took the JV contest.
The varsity Lady Tigers basketball team took first in the Rolla Holiday Tournament, which was held December 26-28 at Rolla High School. Three Lady Tigers make the all-tournament team and one was named the tournament’s most valuable player. The Lady Tigers defeated Waynesville in the championship game 61-43.
Two Tigers wrestlers made to the awards stand in the oldest wrestling tournament in Missouri on Saturday. Daniel Davis and Danny McCarthy both placed fourth in the 46th Annual Kinloch Classic Holiday Wrestling Tournament hosted by Parkview High School in Springfield.
After losing to Steelville in the second round of the GVC Tournament, the Cuba Lady Wildcats were looking for payback as the two squads squared off against each other again in the first of two regular-season matches they’ll play this year. This time, the Wildcats battled for four quarters and came away with a one-point win on the road at Steelville.
Playing in the varsity boys basketball tournament at Linn, the Cuba Wildcat boys had to settle for a split in their two games. The varsity boys were able to defeat Dixon in the first round but fell victim to Fatima in the tourney’s second round, relegating them to no better than a third-place finish. The final round was rescheduled due to weather conditions on Saturday.
The Cuba Lady Cats spent part of December playing in the Second Annual Peoples Bank Holiday Classic basketball tournament. The competition was stiff, and the Cuba girls finished their tournament with one win out of three games, finishing sixth out of eight teams.
The St. James varsity boys basketball team won its first Four-Rivers Conference game of the season Friday night, 57 47 at Union. The Tigers improved to 2-3 overall. The Tigers never trailed the Wildcats, but never put the game completely away until the third quarter, when they outscored Union 14 to 5. In the first two quarters, the game too close to call.