In the inaugural season of high school girls’ wrestling in Missouri, the St. James High School girls’ wrestling squad is sending 100 percent of its roster to the state tournament. All three Lady Tigers advanced to the Missouri Girls’ State Tournament through the Missouri Class 1 District Tournament, held Feb. 1-2 at St. Clair High School.
The Cuba Lady Wildcats had a successful week playing in the Newburg Tournament. The Cuba varsity girls won two out of three games against teams seeded higher in the tournament, and they finished in third place.
Any win is a good win, they say, but for a team that’s struggled to find the path to victory much of the season, a road win late in the year tastes that much sweeter. The varsity Cuba Wildcats earned that quality win, narrowly escaping from Newburg with a two-point victory last Friday night.
This past Friday, during basketball homecoming for the Cardinals, Steelville High School took time to recognize the first boys team in school history to win a district basketball championship. The 1993-94 team, under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Tolly, won the first of three consecutive district titles for the Cardinals.
The Steelville High School varsity boys made it 11 wins in a row during the annual homecoming game Friday night as the Cardinals defeated Newburg to move to 13-2 on the season. The Cards will open Gasconade Valley Conference play on Friday.
The Steelville High School varsity girls improved their Gasconade Valley Conference record to 2-1 with a 46-30 victory over Cuba in January 21. The Lady Cardinals are now 10-7 overall.