Rolla won the championship trophy at the St. James varsity tournament Saturday, defeating Licking by one point. Salem finished third, defeating Blair Oaks, and St. James was the consolation champ after defeating Sullivan 46-45.
The St. James Middle School Tigers basketball teams were busy last week. Between the seventh- and eighth-grade, they played six games and won two of them. Both middle school teams lost to Rolla and Sullivan and won against Owensville.
The Steelville High School girls’ basketball teams went on the road to Viburnum on January 22 and returned home with a sweep of the Lady Jays. The varsity won a low-scoring game by five points and the JV won by 30.
Two Lady Tigers— Alexis Uffmann and Ashlee Marlatt—made the all-tournament team as the Lady Tigers took first at the 29th Annual Fatima Blue and Gold Tournament last Friday, defeating Owensville 71-55. The hopes of a rematch from last year’s district championship game between state ranked No. 1 St. James and state ranked No. 4 Fatima were crushed when Owensville overcame Fatima 75-74 in the se...
John F. Hodge High School senior Richard Byfield has signed a letter of intent to join the Central Methodist University track team. He plans on running at least the 400m hurtles and the 4x4 relay and is going to try out to be in the decathlon.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team defeated both its opponents last week to bring its record to 5-7 on the season headed into this week’s St. James tournament. The junior varsity Tigers also got two wins.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team earned a pair of victories last week over two of their northern rivals. The Cardinals got a win in Owensville and earned an important conference victory over Cuba.
The Steelville High School girls’ basketball teams played a pair of non-conference games last week, taking on Licking and Valley. The varsity girls lost to Licking at home, but got a win on the road in Caledonia.
The St. James High School Tigers wrestling squad just finished an awesome week individually and as a team. The team won against four teams in duals and then took first place in the Park Hills Tournament and Danny McCarthy passed Nick DeClue’s school record of 127 career wins.
St. James youth sports had another busy weekend. The St. James Sports Club sponsored its annual boys’ basketball tournament for fourth, fifth and sixth grades last weekend using both the high school gyms and the middle school.
Two resounding wins last week brought the top-ranked Lady Tigers to 12-0 on the season. The St. James girls went to Licking January 5 and took the win 62-30 and this past Saturday they traveled to St. Louis and defeated St. Joseph’s Academy 72-54.
The Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team won two of three games in last week’s Owensville tournament. After dropping their opening-round game to Sullivan by just one point, the Cardinals beat Owensville and Linn to take consolation and improve their record to 11-3.
The Bourbon junior varsity boys’ basketball team played in a one-day tournament in St. Clair on January 3 and came away with the championship. The Warhawks defeated St. Clair and Carnahan to win the title.
The Cuba Lady Wildcat junior varsity squad had a huge second half and rolled over the Osage Indians 50-24 on Jan. 2. Cuba got nine different Lady Cats into the game scorebook that night, led by Grace Steiger and her 14 points.
Aly Williams lit up the scoreboard for the junior varsity Lady Wildcats in their impressive victory over Owensville at home last week. Unfortunately, the varsity girls stumbled down the stretch and lost their game by 11.
The St. James Lady Tigers rang in the New Year with a championship celebration at the US Bank Invitational Holiday Basketball Tournament in Rolla on December 31. The St. James girls defeated North County in the championship game.
The Bourbon High School varsity boys’ basketball team played in the Richland Holiday Tournament December 26-29 and wound up playing for third place. The Warhawks came up shot in the final game, however, falling to Steelville.
The Bourbon High School varsity girls’ basketball team improved its record to 5-3 Friday with a 51-43 victory over New Haven. The Lady Warhawks outscored the Shamrocks 16-3 in the fourth quarter to get the win.
St. James Tigers wrestlers celebrated the holidays with an alumni dual and dinner. There is an old saying that “Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip.” These “old” Tigers have not lost their grip.
Through the first few games of the new season’s schedule, the Cuba High School junior varsity Wildcats have had one win, one loss, and one blowout in non-tournament action. The Cats got a narrow win over Houston in the season opener, took a beating at Salem, and fell short at home against Dixon last week.
The Steelville Middle School boys’ basketball teams closed out their season at home against Sullivan on December 8 and split a pair of games. The eighth grade’s loss to the Eagles was the only blemish on the teams’ record.
Coming off a second-place finish in the Gasconade Valley Conference Tournament, the Steelville High School Lady Cardinals hit a rough patch last week. The varsity and JV girls were both swept by Owensville.
The Wildcats got off to a hot start at home against Dixon on Dec. 12, and their strong performance in the first quarter, paired with good free throw shooting down the stretch, ended up being keys in the 65-56 victory for Cuba.
In a fight to determine early-season bragging rights in the Gasconade Valley Conference, the varsity Wildcat boys finished third. They won two out of three games in last week’s GVC Tournament, falling in the second round to Steelville, the team that went on to claim this year’s championship in the Saturday finale.
The Steelville High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had a great run through the Gasconade Valley Conference tournament in Cuba last week. The Cardinals took the championship with a win over Bourbon and the Lady Cardinals finished second to Cuba.
• St. James defeats top-seeded Park Hills Central to win tournament championship The St. James varsity Lady Tiger basketball team took first in the Potosi tournament Saturday, defeating the top-seeded Park Hills Central Lady Rebels 62-47 in the championship game. The Lady Tigers defeated Arcadia Valley and Fredericktown en route to the title.
The St. James varsity boys’ basketball team competed in the FCNB Bank-It Championship in Sullivan last week winning one of three games. The Tigers defeated Missouri Military Academy 74-50, but lost to Miller Career Academy and Sullivan.
The St. James junior varsity boys’ basketball team dropped two games in last week’s New Haven tournament. The Tigers lost the first game to Washington 42-32 and then were defeated by Owensville in a tight game 38-35.
The St. James High School wrestling squad earned their first win of the season last week, defeating North County 65-16. The younger members of the team also competed in the North County Rookie Round-up on Saturday.
The Bourbon High School varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had a nice run in the Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) tournament last week. The Warhawks wound up in second place, while the Lady Hawks finished third.
Lady Wildcat basketball has gotten its new season under way, and the girls are already off to a hot start. After a scrimmage warm-up at Crocker on Nov. 21, the Cuba girls picked up victories at Crocker in a regular season match on Nov. 24 and at the St. James Shootout on Nov. 29.
The varsity St. James Lady Tigers won their season opener against the St. Charles Lady Pirates 78-45 in the Fourth Annual Community Bank of St. James Girls Varsity Basketball Shootout on Saturday. The Lady Tigers closed the event with the last game of the day.
Three St. James High School boys’ basketball lost at Fatima in the season opener on November 25. The ninth and tenth graders opened up the night with a 54-45 loss, the JV put up a fight but fell 57-50 and the varsity Tigers fell to the Comets 58-48.
The St. James Middle School boys’ basketball teams each dropped their first games of the season November 24 Steelville. It was the first games for the Tiger season and almost the last games for the Cardinals, which are yet to lose seventh- or eighth-grade game.
Let the games begin! The Cuba Wildcats started out their 2014-15 basketball campaign in an exciting fashion with a 68-65 victory at home over the Houston Tigers on Nov. 25. Ryan Weaver had huge night for the Wildcats, as he led the team with 21 points.
The Steelville Middle School boys’ basketball teams continue to roll through the competition this fall, winning four more games last week. The seventh grade won the championship at the four-team Bourbon tournament Friday night to improve their record to 8-0, while the eighth grade is 12-0.
The Bourbon Middle School boys played in the Bland and Cuba eighth-grade basketball tournaments over the past two weeks. The Warhawks had a rough time in each tournament. Bourbon took on Bland in the Bland tourney on November 4 and lost 41-10. Alec Thunder-Matthews led the Warhawks with six points, while Nathan Barton and Aaron Farris each scored two.
The Steelville Middle School boys captured first place in the round-robin Cuba Eighth Grade Basketball Tournament last week. The three victories left the eighth-grade Cardinals with an unblemished 11-0 record on the season.
After reaching the district tournament finals last season, the Steelville High School varsity boys’ basketball team has emerged as the favorite to win the Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) this season. The Cardinals have been seeded first in the GVC tournament, which will get under way December 1 in Cuba.
The Steelville High School boys have earned the top seed for this year’s Gasconade Valley Conference Basketball Tournament, which gets under way on December 1 in Cuba. The Lady Cardinals are seeded third.
The wait is over. The snow has convinced us that winter is here and it is just in time for the winter sports to begin. On Friday, the wrestling Tigers will hold their wrestle-offs in the old high school gym at 5 p.m. Then on Saturday, both the girls’ and boys’ high school basketball teams will be holding a soap scrimmage.
St. James Middle School boys’ basketball is getting ready for the first game on November 24 in Steelville. Eighth-grade Coach Bri Hodge has several returning players and “is looking forward to an exciting season.”
It isn’t every day that you see an all-white deer in the wild. Hunters can go lifetimes without ever seeing one, much less bagging a white buck on opening day of deer season. But T.J. Bright of Cuba did just that: He saw it and he killed it with one shot. His trophy kill will be one he can tell his own kids about.
The CMS eighth grade girls took first place in last week’s basketball tournament held in Cuba, easily knocking off their competition. The Lady Wildcats won all three of their games, including one victory over the seventh grade Lady Cats.
The CMS eighth grade Lady Cats took first place in the 2014 Bland Tournament, held in October, by winning all three of their games. Cuba knocked off Fatima 24-15, beat Vienna 42-16, and defeated Linn 33-10, as the Lady Cats captured the first place trophy.
The CMS eighth grade girls basketball season closes out this week as the Lady Wildcats take part in hosting their final tournament of the year. It has been a very good year for the Lady Cats, as they have fielded a strong team and several future stars at the high school level have already begun to shine in junior high.
The volleyball Lady Tigers finished off their season with an awards banquet last week. Coach Julie Guese and assistant coach Meredith Muenks thanked the parents and community for their support throughout the season and gave out the awards.
Four St. James Tigers have been voted to the Four-Rivers Conference all-conference soccer teams. Mason Ragland was voted to the first team defense and Drew Lahman, Adam Goad and Brenn Bartz were all voted to the second team.