Steelville High School fall sports practices will begin on Monday, August 4. All students must have their physical by that time, and on file in the high school office. If there are any questions, please contact the Steelville High School office at (573) 775-2144.
The varsity Lady Tigers did it again! “The Lady Tigers go 8-0 at the Licking shootout (last) weekend defeating Camdenton for the title. We are getting better at what we are focused on,” Coach Terry Wells said.
The St James Orange Crush dropped two games against Cuba in the summer softball league last week. The varsity battled right up to the end only losing by one run, 6-5. The JV was almost as close, with the Crush losing 7-5.
Forest City Family Practice is once again providing free athletic physicals to all St. James student/athletes. The free physicals will be administered only on July 24 and August 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Four seniors on the 2014 Cuba Wildcats baseball team were recognized as all-staters. Taylor Thompson, Ryan Bouse, Cameron Williams, and Bryer Nash—all of them four-year starters on the baseball team—were named to the Class 3 all-state baseball squad. All four were first team selections.
The Lady Tiger varsity, JV and eighth grade teams all took first in last weekend’s Licking Shootout. Coach Terry Wells was excited, saying, “Lady Tigers take the top spot in the Licking shootout at Rolla by going 7-0 on the weekend. Love the ball movement and team play.”
Summer baseball in St. James has gotten off to a slow start as the high school Expos dropped six games. The first games of the summer went to Cuba, two to Crocker and two to Waynesville. Summer ball is about skills practice and teamwork so new faces are in new positions.
Steelville High School presented its 2013-14 athletic and activities awards last month. Students were recognized for their participation in cross country, softball, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, poms, baseball and track.
St. James Tigers baseball completed the season with All-Conference players being recognized, the district tournament and awards banquet all in one week! Nathan Strait and Justin Ray made the first team all-conference, while Zach Dean, Zack Russell and Evan Grayson made second team.
Emi Santhuff, a second-year student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy from Steelville, received the women’s basketball team “Offensive Player of the Year” award at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy basketball awards banquet on March 30.
Thompson, Bouse dominate in playoffs held at Paul Bryan Field
Great pitching wins baseball games. It’s that simple. And the Cuba Wildcats have their fair share of great pitching this season. Which is why they are district champions for a fourth consecutive year.
John F. Hodge High School will be sending 12 athletes to this Saturday’s sectional track meet after they finished in the top four of last weekend’s Class 3, District 5 meet at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. The Lady Tigers had three first-place finishes at the district meet.
St. James varsity baseball (8-14) defeated School of the Osage (6-15) in the first round of district play 4-0 in Salem on Saturday. The Tigers were knocked out of the tourney on Monday, however, falling to Sullivan 3-1.
It was a disappointing Saturday for the Cuba Wildcats, as they expected to sweep Wright City in a doubleheader at Paul Bryan Field. Instead, they found themselves getting swept in two games and not pleased about it.
Ten St. James High School track athletes earned conference champion and first team all-conference honors at the Four-Rivers Conference Track Meet, which was held in Owensville on May 5. The varsity boys finished fourth overall, while the girls were fifth. The JV boys were second and JV girls finished sixth.
The St. James Tigers connected with the bat in one game last week, but didn’t get enough runners across the plate in a par of games to earn a victory. Waynesville defeated the Tigers 3-0 and Rolla earned a 9-4 win.
Mercy Family Practice of St. James will be offering free athletic physicals for the 2014-15 school year for all St. James student/athletes. All physicals will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only beginning June 2.
The Bourbon High School track team had several athletes advance to sectionals at Saturday’s Class 2, District 3 track meet, which was held at Cuba. The BHS boys finished eighth, while the girls were 11th out of 16 schools.
Three Steelville High School girls advanced out of last Saturday’s Class 2, District 3 track meet in Cuba to this week’s sectional meet, which will be held in Linn on Saturday. Moving on were the top four in each event.
That home cooking in Cuba must sure taste good. Having the benefit of running on their home track as host of this year’s Class 2, District 3 meet, the Cuba Wildcats qualified a number of their athletes for the sectional meet taking place at Linn this weekend. The Cuba boys team finished a strong second at last Saturday’s district competition, and the girls took fourth.
The St. James varsity baseball team is having a tough time putting together a winning combination of hitting, pitching and defense in recent weeks. The Tigers earned a victory over Owensville, but dropped games to Belle, Steelville and Hermann.
Both the CHS girls and boys track teams took first place in the Gasconade Valley Conference track meet held in Cuba last Saturday. The Wildcat boys compiled 175 points, well ahead of the Vienna boys, who placed second with 99 points. The Cuba girls finished the day with 178 points, edging past both Vienna (142) and Steelville (130). The Cuba team won 13 different events in the meet.
The varsity Wildcat baseball boys split a pair of non-conference games in a doubleheader played at Ste. Genevieve on Saturday. Cuba knocked off Christian Brothers College High School 6-4 before falling to Valle Catholic 6-3 in the late game.
The Bourbon High School girls finished fourth and the boys were fifth in the Gasconade Valley Conference Track Meet, which was held in Cuba Saturday. The Cuba Wildcats won both the boys’ and girls’ titles.
Rolla finished first, Steelville second, and Cuba third in both the girls and boys competitions at the Cuba Middle School Relays on April 16. The CMS team performed very well in several events but came up short in compiling team point totals at the end of the track meet.
The St. James Kiwanis Club recently concluded its 2014 girls’ volleyball program. Made up of fourth- and fifth-grade students, the program offered a chance to help train and guide girls in competition. After another great year, Kiwanis members are excited about the growth of the program since its inception.
It took only five innings of play for the Cuba Wildcats to knock off the Steelville Cardinals in their regular season conference matchup at Steelville Community Park on Tuesday, April 22. The Cats got a pair of two-run homers by Taylor Thompson and Bryer Nash, and scored a total of 15 runs in five innings as they defeated the Cards 15-5.
The Lady Wildcats finished two points ahead of Steelville in the final point standings at last week’s Salem Invitational track meet to win their first competition of the spring season. The Wildcat girls compiled 94.5 points, finishing just ahead of the Lady Cardinals, who ended the day with 92.5 points. The Wildcat boys took third in the meet, tied with Willow Springs and well behind Mountain Grov...
Cuba golfers took part in a 18-hole scramble competition at Fort Leonard Wood on Tuesday, April 22. There were 11 teams fielded in the event, which pitted two players playing their own balls with others playing two-man scramble teams.
The St. James Middle School Tigers track teams came in second for both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Vienna on April 15. Nine teams were participating in the boys’ meet and eight in the girls’ division.