Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cadet Pitcher Dan Herrmann held Parkway North hitless until the third inning.
Parkway North may have been the number one seed in the district four baseball playoff tournament which concluded Wednesday on the Vikings' campus, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a much better team coming down the stretch than the CBC Cadets, who won 8 eight of their last nine heading into the title game against Parkway North. Wednesday, the Cadets got to North pitcher Joe Hope early and chased the Sophomore after taking a 5-0 second inning lead behind two early RBI by CBC's Bobby Lang en route to an 11-6 win. The Cadets got five innings from starter Dan Herrmann, who didn't give up a hit until an Ellis Brodsky single in the third inning. The Parkway North (20-6) bench complained about getting squeezed in the strike zone early, but shaky…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Vikings had a nip and tuck game vs. the rival Colts Monday afternoon, with a birth in the district final on the line.
One hit. That's all it took for Parkway North to get what the Vikings needed to advance past Parkway Central in a district semifinal played at North Monday afternoon. With a man on in the first inning, Colt starter Brian Hillhouse struck out Parkway North's Jon Shanker, but Central could not complete the putout at first base when the ball escaped the cather. North's Garrett Taylor followed that up with a RBI double, the only Viking hit of the game, scoring two runs. An errant throw on a double play conversion plated a third run to back Sophomore starter Joey Reeves. He'd need every one of those runs as Hillhouse shut down the Vikings for the remainder of the game. Reeves worked out of jams throughout the game, except for a Zack Lazenby …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A truly heart-warming story about a special education student who wound up firing the first strike during Parkway North's Senior Day baseball game against Kirkwood. As told by Parkway North Head Baseball Coach Fred Friedman.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Vikings are 16-3 this season. Joey Reeves pitches a 4-hit gem over the Rams.
The Parkway North-Ladue baseball game was kind of like a 4th of July performance. While the North Vikings exploded like a bottle rocket, Ladue mostly fizzled like a cherry bomb with a bad fuse. “We really didn’t get anything going, this just wasn’t our day,” said Ladue’s coach Rob Garrett, trudging off the field after a 6-0 whitewash at the hands of the 16-3 Vikings. Ladue fell to 15-3. Sophomore lefty Joey Reeves went six innings and limited Ladue to just 4 scattered hits. The Vikings have been battled tested this year with two wins over Summit (last year’s state champs, winners over North in the title game); Parkway South, Parkway Central Troy (2 wins), Kirkwood, Hazelwood Central and Burroughs. The Vikings are really busy Coach Fred …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Parkway North graduate and Navy SEAL Eric Greitens was just named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.
Eric Greitens, a 1992 graduate of Parkway North High School is getting more national recognition for the work he has done since his time spent as a Navy SEAL. He's been named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2013. "Eric Greitens, one of the most remarkable young men I have ever encountered, founded and runs The Mission Continues, which supports veterans and their families," retired Admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen wrote for the magazine. (Read the Time Magazine article on Eric Greitens.) As previously reported by Patch, Greitens is also a best selling author who has spent time as a motivational speaker. He has also visited local schools speaking with students.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Parkway North High School faculty, students and parents honored band director Mark Linn for his heroic actions while the band was on a Spring Break Trip in Florida in mid-March.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The battery of Connor Ladig and Garrett Taylor powered the Vikings to a 2-0 start on the young season.
Parkway North Head Baseball Coach Fred Friedman can lay claim to something few coaches at any level can right now. In the last four games, his team has thrown two no-hitters. Connor Ladig did the honors Thursday in an 11-0 win to sweep Parkway South. Ladig, who senior second baseman Daniel Brodsky called a "crafty" lefty in a preseason interview, went 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA in 2012. Still, he was somewhat overshadowed by Joe Hope, who threw a no-hitter in last year's state semifinal, and Joey Reeves, who was thrust on the scene as a Freshman. Are You A Big Fan Of The Vikings? Ladig walked 5 and struck out 3 in five innings for his first no-hitter. Friedman said a diving stop by Brodsky saved it. When Catcher Garrett Taylor wasn't guiding his …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Vikings open the 2013 season ready to use last year's campaign as fuel for motivation.
Note: The doubleheader was postponed Wednesday, and could be played sometime next week. North has a doubleheader scheduled for Thursday at Parkway South. That was then. This is now. That seems to be the mindset for the 2013 edition of the Parkway North baseball team heading into Wednesday's season opener against the Parkway Central Colts. The Vikings have lost centerfielder Michael Bozarth and shortstop Connor Faron, two key cogs in the 2012 squad that got the school to within an inning of a state championship, but have plenty of returning pieces, including a trio of pitchers in Joe Hope, Joey Reeves and Connor Ladig to anchor the rotation. Head Coach Fred Friedman said the expectations which will likely come his team's way based on 2012 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
No one was injured when a charter bus driver carrying more than 40 people fell ill with a medical issue, forcing the school's band director to guide the bus to safety.
Early Tuesday morning, and only about 30 minutes off-schedule, three buses carrying Parkway North Marching Band and Orchestra students, staff and chaperones arrived back on campus following a spring break trip to the Bahamas that ended safely after a scare early Thursday morning. Near Atlanta, one of the drivers fell unconscious, roughly an hour after one student said they had just switched drivers at a rest stop. Band Director Mark Linn jumped into action and guided the bus, carrying about 46 people to safety. More than 120 people were on the trip. Read: Update On Parkway North Spring Break Bus Incident: 'Scary as all Get Out' After a change of drivers, the trip continued on without incident to Orlando, and then the cruise to the Bahamas …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
KSDK TV is reporting that Mark Linn came to the aid of bus driver who had passed out and guided the bus carrying Parkway North students and chaperones to safety.
A Spring Break trip to the Bahamas could have been tragic were in not for the actions taken by Parkway North Band Director Mark Linn early Thursday. KSDK is reporting that Linn, aboard a bus in Georgia along with more than 120 others to make the trip to Orlando to catch a cruise to the Bahamas, got behind the wheel when the driver appeared to be unconscious and slumped over the wheel. "We hit pylons and traffic cones and barrels and skidded off a guard rail once," Linn told the station. "I grabbed the wheel and tried to get his foot off the accelerator then put my leg between his and hit the brake and guided it to a stop." According to the trip's itinerary, the school band and orchestra were riding a USA Bus Tours bus and are still due to …