Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Mikala McGhee and Kristen Hanna signed letters of intent at Pattonville High on Tuesday, promising to attend two Missouri universities.
Two Pattonville High School athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday, each promising a Missouri school they would join their women’s basketball programs. Mikala McGhee signed with Division I school Missouri State University, while Kristen Hanna signed with Division II school Missouri Southern State University. Hanna said she accepted Missouri Southern's offer because the school isn’t far from home, she liked the girls on their basketball team and it was a good place for the type of education she wants. Hanna wants to study broadcast journalism, she said, and hopes to be a sports broadcaster in a large city or ESPN. McGhee has similar academic aspirations. She wants to major in communications, with a minor in sports management. Missouri …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Veteran coach Ray Stahl looks to right the ship after a 10-16 campaign in 2010.
After Tom Iffrig decided to turn the reigns to boys soccer over at Pattonville High School, the Pirates turned to a wily veteran who is the epitome of been-there, done-that when it comes to prep soccer in the area. Ray Stahl, who's better described to have coached in decades rather than years, was named the new boys soccer coach at Pattonville this summer after Iffrig (35-40-1) relinquished the role after three seasons to spend more time with his family. "I wanted one more shot at a situation where we have enough guys and it looks like we can field three teams," Stahl said. "That's what intrigued me as much as anything else. Stahl, who coached the boys program the past six seasons at St. Charles West, has been coach of the McCluer North …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Team hopes to improve on below .500 record in 2010.
By all accounts, Amy Doyle's first season as Parkway North softball coach may not have gone according to plan record-wise. But the experience factor and learning curve is what Doyle is banking on for improvements as the 2011 season is upon the Vikings. Parkway North was 8-16 a season ago, including 1-5 in the Suburban South Conference, and the Vikings lost six seniors off last season's squad. It makes this year's squad an even younger team but one filled with optimism for Doyle. I am really excited about the upcoming season," Doyle said. "We have a great group of girls this year. Our returning players have matured over the last year and have gained more experience that will undoubtedly help us this season. We also have a number of new …
Monday, August 22, 2011
McGhee and Utley should be anchors for Pattonville squad in search of a conference title.
As Pattonville coach Doug McGhee begins his 13th season at the helm of Pattonville Pirate Softball, the team appears poised to have a season that could be one of the best in school history. Pattonville returns eight seniors, including five position players on a squad that finished 10-15 last year (4-3 in Suburban North Conference play). "Most of the girls we have back this year as seniors have been playing together for several years and they have come from winning youth programs before they got to us," McGhee said. "They feel like this is their time to make their mark and they are very confident that they can do something special this year." Offense The Pirates will definitely be able to swing the bat with some pop as McGhee welcomes…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Pattonville's Brad Ridings is one of 32 high school seniors selected to play in the Delta Dental SmilesLeague All-Star Baseball Game.
Former St. Louis Cardinals player Kerry Robinson knows the significance of playing a high school baseball game at Busch Stadium. Robinson played twice at the old Busch Stadium during his days at Hazelwood East High School, and when he accepted a coaching position at the Delta Dental SmilesLeague All-Star Baseball Game it was an opportunity to remember days of the past. “This is a big deal for these guys because I know that when I was in high school I got to play against Pattonville and had a great time,” Robinson said. “So this is a great opportunity to get out here and be like Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday and all of those guys that they see on TV.” Pattonville's Brad Ridings was one of 32 area high school seniors selected by high …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Creve Coeur Park hosted a 5K walk and festival celebrating people of all abilities.
The atmosphere at Creve Coeur Park was as much that of a festival as of an athletic event during the 5K Walk Run 'n Roll. People with assistance animals could stop by the doggie depot, people in a mood for live music could stop by the open air stage, and people interested in living free and independent lives had a marketplace of booths set up with local resources. Check out our photos of the day's festivities.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: St. Peters Borders Location Slated to Close Driveway Concerns Prompt County Council to Hold on Records at Meeting in Clayton The Influenza Season Has Officially Returned Chamber Hears About Library's Services for Businesses Hazelwood West Wildcats Midweek Sports Roundup
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Local school district that serves part of Maryland Heights will install synthetic turf on its athletic fields by August 2011.
Parkway School District's Board of Education met a sole turf opponent before its Wednesday night meeting. Tom Fiala of Sprint Turf accused the district of unfair, fluxuating bid requirements — making his company's bid low. Fiala's complaints fell on deaf ears, and the school board unanimously voted Wednesday night to replace school athletic fields with synthetic turf. ATG Sports will install the new turf at a cost of $2,864,558. The new field will let athletes and marching band musicians play no matter the weather conditions. The district estimates it will increase field usage by more than 800 percent, according to a press release. The project's funds will come from the 2008 bond issue, which allotted $3.2 million for athletic field …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Fund will pay to overhaul the school district's athletic department.
Voters in the Pattonville School District overwhelmingly passed a bond issue on Nov. 2 designed to upgrade facilities district wide. The bond issue will particularly impact Pattonville's athletic teams and physical education classes from Kindergarten through graduation. Pattonville High School will replace its 40-year-old stadium and update its boys' and girls' locker areas. The district will also replace the main gym's wooden floor, install a pool facility and replace its existing stadium with one that includes new locker rooms, all-weather artificial turf and an improved track. Pattonville Heights and Holman Middle Schools will both get new tracks. Bob Hebrank, Pattonville's Activities Director, recently gave a breakdown of the …