Friday, April 27, 2012
Anissa Quilling will compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships at the finale of the second annual St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition.
Anissa Quilling needed the right song. She wanted to sign up for the second annual St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition. Her friends were doing it. There was a big poster on a bulletin board at her school, McCluer North. But when she searched for something to show off the voice she’s famous for in the school choir and church praise team, she couldn’t find the right song. That’s when Tracy Baker, her choir director, stepped in—just in time and with the perfect music: “The Girl in 14-G,” which tells the story of a quiet introvert living above an opera singer and below a jazz singer. “He was excited when he gave it to me,” Quilling said. “He was like, this is perfect for you, so I tried it and I loved it. After the first round, I was …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Can't make it to the game Saturday? Here's how you can listen live or whenever works for you!
The McCluer Comets will look to improve its season on Saturday when the team faces Pattonville at 1 p.m. As part of a partnership between Patch and Prepcasts.com, we're excited to bring you live audio of the game, and a chance for you to relive all of the excitement once the game is over. Click here for this week's Patch/Prepcasts Game Of The Week You'll have a chance to learn a little more about Patch throughout the broadcast. Be sure to check back over the weekend for complete game coverage.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
McCluer North softball gets off to a winning start, while Hazelwood West takes off in soccer.
It didn't take long for the McCluer North softball squad to form an identity for the 2011 season. "So far, they've decided they want to be a come-from-behind team," coach Patrick Dougherty said. "They just don't give up." North, which is off to a 4-2 start, has recorded a pair of thrilling, last-second victories. The Stars scored four times in the seventh innning to knock off DeSoto, 9-8. They also rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to beat Villa Duchesne, 5-4, last Wednesday. Senior pitcher Rachel Franck struck out 15 batters in the win over Villa Duchesne. That effort surprised even Dougherty, who has seen his pitcher pull off several amazing feats over the past three seasons. "She was consistent," Dougherty said. "But I didn't think she …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Stars defeat the Comets on Saturday, 38-21.
The announced crowd of 300 plus fans at the McCluer North and McCluer football game Saturday morning had several interesting challenges to watch on the field. The obvious battle both clubs faced was the brutal weather conditions, including high temperatures and humidity even with the game being moved from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m. A healthy match-up between two senior Stars quarterbacks Galen Brown and Bryan Herd, one that North coach Jim Schottmueller said is not an issue with his club. And finally a struggle with turnovers. The Stars had five turnovers, and the Comets were close with four. North managed to win out on all three issues and defeat the Comets 38-21. McCluer North improved to 1-1, and the Stars meet Pattonville on Sept. 10 at the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Bridge program reaches out to underserved students in Florissant, surrounding area to help them gain college, professional skills.
Natissia Small challenged 250 students at the St. Louis Airport Marriott to make some choices. “It’s your choice to do great things,” said Small, the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ assistant dean of students and the Bridge program director. “It’s your choice not to get distracted,” she said. Small addressed students and their families at a breakfast awards ceremony Friday morning at the end of the four-week-long summer Bridge. UMSL’s Bridge Program reaches out to students in the St. Louis area, who are underserved by universities, to prepare them for college and career. The program helps students gain social skills needed for professional environments. Pattonville's Blake Douglas was one of the student emcees for Friday's program. …
Monday, June 20, 2011
McCluer outfielder Lance Jeffries was selected to play, but is now playing for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals after being drafted.
Fifty of the top senior baseball players in the metropolitan area will get a chance of a lifetime on Monday as they will get to compete at Busch Stadium during the Second Annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase. The event, which will pit the Missouri All Stars against the Illinois All Stars, will be played at 1:15 p.m. The game will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest and a skills competition at 10 a.m. Former Cardinals players Mike Matheny and John Mabry will once again manage the teams. "Last year's event was a huge success and I'm excited to bring the High School Showcase back to Busch Stadium for the second year," said Matheny, whose son Tate was a key member of the Class 3 state champion Westminster Christian Academy team…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hazelwood Central track and field enjoyed a successful afternoon at the Class 4 sectional meet at Troy.
The defending track and field Class 4 state champions are poised for another title run. Hazelwood Central track and field enjoyed a successful afternoon at the Class 4 sectional meet Saturday at Troy Buchanan High. Highlighting the Hawks’ big day were speedsters Michael Hester and Marc Franks. Hester finished first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.50 seconds. He also won the 400-meter dash in 48.55, and Hester ran a key leg in Central’s 1600-meter relay first-place finish (3:17.53). His 200-meter run time set a Hawks' school record. Meanwhile, Franks was victorious in the 100-meter dash (11.15), and placed second in the 200-meter dash (22.08). Franks was also part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed first. The Hawks had other …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Florissant high school wins creativity, best male dancer during critics awards.
McCluer High School didn’t walk away with a ton of awards, but the school’s drama department didn’t come out empty-handed. On Sunday night, the school won two awards for Best Creativity and Best Male Dancer for the 2011 Cappies Awards. “Mine,” David Kirkman and Alex Swierk, who accepted the Creativity Award, said in their one-word speech. The Cappies, short for the Critics and Awards Program, trains high school theater and journalism students as critics. The student critics attend shows at other schools and write theater reviews, which then are published in local news outlets. At the end of the year, the critics vote for awards that are presented at the formal Cappie Awards Gala. McCluer was nominated for 14 awards in this year’s Cappies…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hazelwood Central won the Suburban North boys track meet for the second consecutive season.
Hazelwood Central won the Suburban North Conference boys track meet for the second consecutive season last week. The Hawks scored 163 points to best host school McCluer North in the two-day meet that concluded last Thursday. The second-place Stars scored 145 points. Pacing Hazelwood Central to the title was senior Michael Hester. He won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.07 seconds. Hester also topped the field in the 200 in 22.08, while teammate Sean Willis placed first in the 100 in 11:04. Both sprinters were part of the winning 800-relay team, along with Bryan Williams and Matt Quarells. The team ran a 1:28.48. The Hawks also won the 1,600 relay (3:21.95) and the 3,200 relay (8:18.02). There will be 11 schools at this weekend’s Class …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Hazelwood Central qualifies three golfers, and McCluer North two, for the state sectional meet.
The Hazelwood Central golf team placed fifth out of nine teams in this past Wednesday’s Class 4 District 3 tournament at The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles, MO. The Hawks had a team score of 366, which was 11 strokes behind fourth-place Pattonville, but 57 shots behind district champion De Smet. Hazelwood Central qualified three golfers for Wednesday’s state sectionals at Old Hickory Golf Course in St. Peter’s, MO. Gerald Harsley shot an 81 to pace the Hawks and finish ninth overall. Cedric Portis shot a 90 to place 21st and Donovan Bates shot a 92. Hazelwood Central track won the Orange Division at the annual Clayton track meet on Saturday with 132 points. The Suburban North Conference held its league tennis tournament this past…