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ECC Volleyball

ECC Volleyball (13-7) took down the St. Louis Community College Archers in a four set MCCAC Conference match 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16 to elevate their win total last night in Kirkwood, MO.


ECC Men’s Soccer

East Central College Men’s Soccer (5-4-1) was able to take the bite out of the Metropolitan Community College Kansas City Wolves with a 5-0 home victory on Tuesday.


ECC Women’s Soccer

ECC Women’s Soccer (4-5) has set a school record for wins half-way through the season by hunting down the Metropolitan Community College Kansas City in a 3-2 victory at home on Tuesday.


ECC Baseball

ECC will be roosting in the temporary confines of Busch Stadium against St. Louis Community College on Saturday, Sept.23 at 10:30AM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Entrance to the game is from Gate #2 only behind home plate on 8th Street. Parking is available in the lot closest to the gate across 8th street.


ECC Softball

The Falcons will take on Missouri State West-Plains Grizzlies at home Friday, September 22 at 2PM. Come out watch the new look Falcons continue their fall scrimmage winning streak.


Blues Begin Preseason
The St. Louis Blues play a split-squad double-header to open preseason tomorrow. The Blues will take on the Coyotes at Enterprise Center at 2:00 PM, and they'll also play Arizona in Wichita at 7:00 PM. The Blues are looking to get back to the postseason after missing out last year. St. Louis held its first day of training camp yesterday.

Mizzou Plays Memphis In St. Louis
The Mizzou Tigers aim to stay undefeated when they take on the Memphis Tigers at The Dome at America's Center tomorrow night. The Tigers upset previously-ranked number-15 Kansas State 30-27 last weekend. Mizzou enters tomorrow's contest with a 3-and-0 record. The Tigers are 3-and-1 all-time against Memphis. Tomorrow's game starts at 6:30 PM. 

In other college football action this weekend, Missouri State hosts Utah Tech, Lindenwood visits Illinois State, Southeast Missouri State is at Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois welcomes McNeese State, and Western Illinois travels to Southern Utah.

City Visits Minnesota
St. Louis City SC are looking to snap a four-match winless streak with a contest against the Minnesota United at Allianz Field tomorrow. St. Louis hasn't won since August 30th, and the club is coming off a scoreless draw against LAFC on Wednesday. City remain in first place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, five draws, and ten losses for 50 points. Tomorrow's match kicks off at 7:30 PM.

Cardinals Get Blanked By Brewers
The St. Louis Cardinals managed just six hits during a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Miles Mikolas got off to a good start before giving up four runs in the top of the sixth. He ended up getting tagged with his 13th loss after surrendering five earned runs and one unearned run in five innings. The Cardinals remain in last-place in the NL Central at 67-and-86. Dakota Hudson starts for St. Louis in San Diego tonight. In other team news, Willson Contreras is done for the season after getting placed on the ten-day injured list with a wrist injury yesterday.

NFL Week Three Continues
The San Francisco 49ers kicked off Week Three of the NFL regular season with a 30-12 throttling of the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium. Christian McCaffery accounted for 119 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, while Deebo Samuel nabbed six receptions for 129 yards and a score in the 49ers' 13th straight regular season victory. The action continues on Sunday with 13 more games. The action is highlighted by a pair of surprise 0-and-2 teams that square off in Minnesota when the Vikings battle the Los Angeles Chargers. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will be going for their 15th consecutive win over the New York Jets. Sunday Night Football features the Pittsburgh Steelers rolling the dice in Las Vegas against the Raiders. Week Three concludes with a Monday Night Football doubleheader that features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Philadelphia Eagles and the Bengals welcoming the LA Rams to Cincinnati.

High School Sports-Friday September 22nd
Football-Week 5 
KLPW ON AIR-Washington at Liberty 


Pigskin Preview-6:00/Kickoff-7:00. 


Sullivan at Pacific 

Owensville at Hermann 

Cuba at St. James 

Saturday-St. Clair at Union-7:00-KLPW ON AIR.

High School Sports-Thursday, September 21st
Austin Haas ran the ball for 221 yards and 5 touchdowns leading Warrenton to a 53-14 win at St. Charles West.  Quarterback Charlie Blondin was 9 of 12 in the air for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Warrenton improves to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the GAC North.  St. Charles West drops to 2-3 and 1-1.  

Hillsboro Tournament-Washington 2 Fredericktown 0

Borgia beat Tolton 2-1 in overtime with Tyler Kromer netting the game winner on a penalty kick. 

St. Paul Lutheran-Farmington 2 Sullivan 1.  Zechariah Beagle scored for the Eagles, now 3-8. 

Union 3 Pacific 1.  Fallyn Blankenship posted 13 strikeouts and no walks over 7 innings for the win.  Brooklynne Anderson was 2 for 3 with a double and 1 rbi and Alexa Lause was 2 for 4 with 2 runs.  Union improves to 10-6 overall and 5-0 in conference.  

St. Dominic 7 Borgia 5.  Gwen Newton and Paige Vogelgesang were both 3 for 4 with a run scored.   

Girls Golf
Washington placed 6th in the Troy Invitational at Woods Fort.  Molly Buschmann was 15th and Abby Blackwell 9th. 

Union beat St. Clair in 4

Hermann beat Owensville in 4

New Haven beat St. James in 3

Pacific beat Sullivan in 3

Boys Swimming
Borgia boys swimmers lost a close one last night in a dual meet at Westminster Christian Academy, by a final score of 97-73.  Junior Ian Pfeiffer led the way for the Knights, racing to victories in the 200 and 500 freestyle, winning the latter race by six-hundredths of a second to post a state consideration time of 5:27.72.  Senior Nick Haberberger added a win in the 100 free.  The 400 freestyle relay team of Pfeiffer, Haberberger, Sam Durnal and Lukas Etter also took first for the Knights.  

Cardinals Get Crushed By Brewers
The Cardinals fell to the division-leading Brewers 8-2 at Busch Stadium yesterday. St. Louis surrendered three runs in the top of the first and trailed for the rest of the game. Zack Thompson was charged with his seventh loss after giving up four runs on five hits in five innings. Paul Goldschmidt and Richie Palacios both drove in a run in the losing effort. The Cards are in fifth-place in the NL Central at 67-and-85. Miles Mikolas starts for St. Louis against the Brewers today.

NFL Week Three Preview
Week Three of the NFL season features intriguing matchups across the three-day slate. The action kicks off tonight when the New York Giants visit the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, 13 games are on the schedule for Sunday. A pair of surprise 0-and-2 teams square off in Minnesota when the Vikings battle the Chargers. Sunday Night Football features the Steelers rolling the dice in Las Vegas against the Raiders. Week Three concludes with another Monday Night Football doubleheader. A pair of 2-and-0 teams battle in the brig as the Philadelphia Eagles square off against the Buccaneers in Tampa. The second matchup features a desperate Bengals team hoping to avoid an 0-and-3 start against Rams in Los Angeles.

City Draws With LAFC
Neither team was able to find the back of the net during a scoreless draw between St. Louis City SC and Los Angeles FC at CityPark. St. Louis held LAFC to just two shots-on-target during the tie. City remain in first place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, five draws, and ten losses for 50 points. The club visits Minnesota on Saturday.

Blues Begin Training Camp
Skates hit the ice today when the St. Louis Blues begin training camp at Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights. St. Louis will have 60 players trying out to make the 2023-24 roster. The Blues' first practice is at 9:30AM this morning, and all sessions are free and open to the public. St. Louis' first preseason game is against the Coyotes on Saturday.

Cardinals Fall To Brewers
The St. Louis Cardinals surrendered four runs in the top of the fourth during a 7-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. St. Louis got out to a quick lead with two runs in the bottom of the first before Milwaukee's outburst in the fourth. Drew Rom lasted just three-and-a-third innings after giving up five runs on six hits, and he was charged with his third loss. Richie Palacios went deep in the losing effort. The Cardinals are in fifth place in the NL Central at 67-and-84, and they were officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. Zack Thompson starts for St. Louis against Milwaukee tonight.

High School Sports-Wednesday, September 20th
Borgia 17 St. Clair 1 in 3 innings.  Clara Nowak struck out 4 with no walks over 2 innings for the win.  Nowak also tripled with 2 runs and 2 rbi. Sydney Kessler was 2 for 3 with 1 run and 2 rbi.  Borgia improves to 11-3-1.
Washington 16 North Point 0.  Taylor Brown allowed 2 hits with 9 strikeouts and no walks over 4 innings.  She was also 2 for 3 with 3 rbi.  Grace Molitor added 3 hits with 2 rbi and 3 runs.  Kelsie Holtmeyer 3 hits and 2 runs and Elizabeth Reed 3 hits and 2 runs.  

Washington beat Holt in 3

Girls Golf
Washington 167 Sullivan 246.  Four Washington golfers broke 50 on the front nine led by Abby Blackwell's 37.  

Blues Select Schenn As Captain
The St. Louis Blues have a new captain. The team chose Brayden Schenn to wear the "C" on his sweater during the 2023-24 season. Schenn will be the 24th captain in Blues history, taking over for Ryan O'Reilly. The 32-year-old is entering his seventh season with St. Louis, and he had 21 goals and 44 assists in 82 games last season. Robert Thomas, Justin Faulk, and Colton Parayko will all be assistant captains.

City Hosts LAFC
St. Louis City SC will try to snap a three-match winless streak when they host Los Angeles FC at CityPark tonight. St. Louis is coming off a 1-1 draw on the road against Houston on Saturday. City are in first place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, four draws, and ten losses for 49 points. Tonight's match kicks off at 7:30 PM.

NFL Week Two Recap
Week Two of the NFL season concluded with a pair of divisional rivalry showdowns. Derek Carr and the New Orleans Saints defeated Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers 20-17 in an NFC South matchup in Charlotte. Carr passed for 228 yards and an interception as the Saints improved to 2-and-0. 

The Panthers are now 0-and-2. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers came from behind to defeat the Cleveland Browns 26-22 in AFC North action. T.J. Watt returned a fumble 16 yards for the game-winning score midway through the fourth quarter. Both teams are now 1-and-1. Week Three will begin on Thursday night when the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants.

High School Sports-Tuesday, September 19th
Hillsboro Tournament-DuBourg 8 Washington 0.  Mateo Switzer scored 4 goals for the Cavaliers.
Hillsboro 7 Fredericktown 0.  Nick Marchetti with 6 goals for the Hawks.  

Lacquey 4 Sullivan 3 in overtime.  Cambrian Koch scored twice in the loss.  

SLUH 1 Borgia 0

Borgia banged out 17 hits in a 10-0 win over Notre Dame.  Amanda Dorpinghaus allowed 4 hits with 4 strikeouts and no walks over 5 innings.  She also hit a solo homer.  Paige Vogelgesang was 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 1 rbi.  

Pacific 17 Hermann 7.  Brooke Bearden and Trinity Brandhorst both went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles. Jaylynn Miller was 3 for 4.  

Washington shutout Liberty 9-0.  Taylor Brown struck out 19 batters over 7 innings.   She also blasted a 2 run homer.  Kelsie Holtmeyer was 2 for 2 with 2 rbi.  Grace Molitor homered with 3 rbi.  

Owensville 17 St. James 4

Girls Golf
Washington 183 Warrenton 226 at Wolf Hollow

Girls Tennis 
Washington 7 Fort Zumwalt East 2

Fort Zumwalt North beat Washington in 5

New Haven beat Sullivan in 4

Hermann beat St. Clair in 3

Lafayette beat Borgia in 3

Waino's 200th Win: Bright Spot In Losing Season
The Cardinals' season is not ending in a celebration for a playoff run but team pitcher Adam Wainwright's efforts are certainly worth celebrating. With Monday night's one-nothing shutout the of the Brewers at Busch stadium, the Cardinal's starter earned his 200th career win. The 42-year-old Wainwright has reached the milestone while playing only for the Cardinals for the past 18 years. The only other pitchers in team history to record 200 wins are Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Jesse Haines. Only four other active pitchers are in the 200 club: Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke, Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw.

Blues Add Two To Training Camp Roster
The Blues are putting the finishing touches on their training camp roster. The team signed forward Sam Bitten and blue liner Andy Welinski to professional tryout contracts yesterday. Bitten played in the Czech Republic last year, scoring one goal in 48 games. Welinski hasn't played in the NHL since 2021, when he appeared in 13 games without a point for Anaheim. St. Louis begins camp on Thursday.

Wainwright Wins 200th Game In Cardinals Victory
Adam Wainwright turned back the clock to earn his 200th career victory. The Cardinals legend led St. Louis to a 1-0 shut out win over the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Wainwright earned the win after tossing seven innings scoreless frames. Ryan Helsley notched a four-out save. Willson Contreras provided all the offense in the game with a solo home run in the fourth inning. St. Louis improved to 67-and-83 and is last in the NL Central. Drew Rom goes for his second career win when the Cards host Milwaukee tonight. In other team news, reliever Giovanny Gallegos' season is over after he was placed on the injured list with a rotator cuff injury yesterday.

Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week
Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week.

Nick D'Onofrio-Senior Wide Receiver/Linebacker-Union Wildcats.


D'Onofrio logged 3 touchdown receptions in a 42-35 win over Pacific Friday night. 

Nick caught a 20 yard TD pass late in the second quarter, added a 57-yard score late in the third quarter and capped off Union's scoring with a 19 yard catch mid-way through the 4th quarter.  

Stats Friday vs Pacific.  3 receptions, 119 yards, 3 touchdowns.  8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 pass deflection.
Season Stats.  6 receptions,  164 yards, 3 touchdowns.  20 tackles, 2 TFL.

Coach Justin Grahl-"Nick has good hands, break-away speed and the ability to beat the secondary and get open."

Member of Cardinals' Coaching Staff Hired in Mississippi
An assistant hitting coach with the St. Louis Cardinals has taken a job with The University of Mississippi. Cardinals Operations President John Mozeliak confirmed an announcement by the school that Daniel Nicolaisen has been hired there. The Denmark native will be an assistant coach for Mississippi's softball program.

Mizzou Upsets Kansas State
The Mizzou Tigers pulled off a 30-27 upset over previously-ranked number-15 Kansas State at Faurot Field on Saturday. Harrison Mevis kicked a 61-yard walk-off field goal as time expired to give Mizzou the victory. The teams stayed within seven points of one another throughout the entire game. Brady Cook passed for 356 yards and two touchdowns, and he added another score on the ground. Luther Burden caught seven passes for 114 yards and two TDs. Mizzou fans rushed the field after the game, and the school was fined 100-thousand dollars by the SEC for the infraction. The Tigers are 3-and-0 heading into a game against Memphis on Saturday.

In other college football action over the weekend, Lindenwood beat Western Illinois 43-40, Southern Illinois snuck past Southeastern Missouri State 26-25, and Eastern Illinois took down Illinois State 14-13.

City Draws Houston
St. Louis City SC stole a point on the road with a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo at Shell Energy Stadium on Saturday. Joao Klauss scored a match-tying goal in the 87th minute to give St. Louis a share of the points. City are in first-place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, four draws, and ten losses for 49 points. St. Louis hosts LAFC on Wednesday.

Cardinals Rally Past Phillies
Jordan Walker came through in the clutch as the Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 at Busch Stadium. Walker hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the eighth to put St. Louis up for good. Paul Goldschmidt added a home run and three RBI in the victory. John King earned his second win out of the pen., while Ryan Helsley picked up his 11th save. The Cardinals avoided being swept with the victory, but they're in last place in the NL Central at 66-and-83. Adam Wainwright goes for his 200th career win when he starts against the Brewers tonight.

NFL Week Two Concludes Tonight
NFL Week Two concludes tonight with a Monday Night doubleheader. The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers meet in an NFC South showdown in Charlotte. Top draft pick Bryce Young searches for his first career win, while Derek Carr and the Saints look to stay unbeaten. Elsewhere, the Steelers are set to host the Cleveland Browns for an AFC North clash in Pittsburgh. Kenny Pickett will look to get back on track after throwing two interceptions in Week One, though he'll have to face a Browns defense that held the Cincinnati Bengals to just three points in the season opener.

Aaron Rodgers has a shot at returning this season.  That's according to ESPN, who reports it's "not out of the question" the star quarterback of the New York Jets could suit up for Gang Green before the season ends.  The 10-time Pro Bowler tore his Achilles just four snaps into his Jets debut.  Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles in 2021 and came back in five months, which was faster than any other professional athlete who suffered the same injury.  If Rodgers follows a similar timeline, he would have an opportunity to play in this season's Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

High School Sports-Saturday, September 16th
Owensville Tournament-Owensville won the championship.

St. James finished 3rd in the Cuba Tournament 

New Haven Round Robin-Championship-De Soto beat New Haven in 3.

High School Sports-Monday, September 18th
Hillsboro Tournament-Washington and Hillsboro finished in a 3-3 draw.  

Wright City 2 Sullivan 1 in double overtime. 

Washington 18 Holt 1 in 3 innings.  Ellie Hopen posted 6 strikeouts with no walks.  Grace Molitor was 2 for 3 with a homer, 3 runs and 5 rbi.  Lacy Monzyk 3 for 3 with a triple and 3 rbi.  Chloe Mueller with a hit and 2 rbi.  The Blue Jays improve to 20-1-1. 

Francis Howell 11 Sullivan 0 in 5 innings. 

Pacific beat Borgia in 4

Hickman beat Hermann in 4

St. Clair beat Grandview in 3

New Haven beat Eugene in 3

Union beat Cuba in 3

Friday-Phillies 5 Cardinals 4 

Saturday-Cardinals vs. Phillies-6:15/Sunday-1:15

Blues Add F Ritchie
The St. Louis Blues have added some training camp depth. The team signed forward Nick Ritchie to a PTO deal yesterday. The 27-year-old played with both Arizona and Calgary last season, tallying 13 goals and 13 assists in 74 games. In other team news, the Blues prospects head to Minnesota to participate in the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase this weekend.

Mizzou Welcomes Kansas State
The Mizzou Tigers look to topple a ranked team when they host number-15 Kansas State at Faurot Field tomorrow. The Tigers are 2-and-0 after beating Middle Tennessee 23-19 last weekend. Kansas State has won the last two contests against Mizzou, earning a 40-12 victory last year. Kickoff-11:00.

In other college football action this weekend, Western Illinois hosts Lindenwood, Southeast Missouri State welcomes Southern Illinois, and Eastern Illinois has a home game against Illinois State.

City Visit Houston
St. Louis City SC will try to build their Western Conference lead when they visit the Houston Dynamo at Shell Energy Stadium tomorrow night. City picked up a point with a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy last weekend. St. Louis is in first-place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, three draws, and ten losses for 48 points.

Cardinals Host Phillies
The Cardinals return home for a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies that begins at Busch Stadium tonight. The Cardinals are coming off a road series win against the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week. St. Louis is in fifth-place in the NL Central at 65-and-81. Zack Thompson gets the start for the Cards tonight.

NFL Week Two Continues
The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off Week Two with a 34-28 takedown of the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. D'Andre Swift rushed for a career-high 175 yards and a touchdown to lead Philly to a 2-and-0 start. Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins impressed with 364 passing yards and four touchdowns in the losing effort. The Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC East battle on Sunday Night Football. On Monday, the Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints, while the Cleveland Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Monday Night Football doubleheader. 

Aaron Rodgers is sharing a positive update on his season-ending injury. The New York Jets quarterback shared on social media that he underwent a successful surgery for a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. The 39-year-old QB said he plans to "rise yet again" after having his season cut short. Rodgers is currently signed through the 2025 season after he and the Jets re-worked his current contract.

High School Sports-Friday, September 15th
Football-Week 4 
Union 42 Pacific 35

Borgia 69 Duchesne 18

Washington 28 Fort Zumwalt North 24

St. Clair 46 Sullivan 41

Hermann 63 Cuba 0

Owensville 43 St. James 22

Warrenton 41 St. Charles 6

Records after 4 weeks
Borgia and Warrenton 4-0
Sullivan, St. Clair, Hermann and Owensville 3-1
Washington, St. James 2-2
Pacific and Union 1-3
Cuba 0-4

Sullivan 2 Lebanon 0.  Luke Herron and Cambrian Koch found the back of the net for the Eagles, now 3-5. 

Boys Swimming
In the pool, Borgia boys had the lead going into the 7th event, but Ft Zumwalt West’s final two relays proved too much to handle, as the Knights fell to Ft. Zumwalt South 92-77.   Junior Ian Pfeiffer led the Knights with a pair of first place finishes in the 200 free and 100 fly.   Senior Nick Haberberger also posted a win in the 100 free.   Borgia is next in action on Thursday, at Westminster.

NFL Week Two Preview
Week Two of the NFL season kicks off tonight in Philadelphia. Jalen Hurts and the defending NFC champion Eagles are set to host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles jumped out to a 1-and-0 start to the season, while the Vikings stumbled out of the gate and enter the contest 0-and-1. The New England Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC East battle at Gillette Stadium on Sunday Night Football. On Monday, the Carolina Panthers host the New Orleans Saints, while the Cleveland Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Monday Night Football doubleheader.

High School Sports-Thursday, September 14th
Fort Zumwalt South 2 Washington 0

Wyatt Kraus scored 2 goals leading Sullivan to a 3-1 win at Union.  Both teams are 2-5. 

Union beat Sullivan 17-7 in 8 innings. Fallyn Blankenship and Emma Roberts pitched. Lucy Koenigsfeld and Ali Thwing both had homeruns.  Union improves to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in conference.  Sullivan drops to 6-8 and 3-1. 

Borgia 13 St. Joseph's 0.  Paige Vogelsang pitched a complete game 1-hitter with 9 strikeouts and 1 walk over 5 innings.  She also posted 2 hits with 2 runs and 3 rbi.  Gwen Newton chipped in with 2 hits, 3 runs and 2 rbi and Averi Glosemeyer added 2 hits with 3 rbi.  Borgia is 9-3-1. 

Hermann 6 St. James 4

Pacific 11 St. Clair 1.  McKenna Lay with her first home run.   

Girls Golf
Washington 177 North Point 197.  Eight straight wins for the Blue Jays.  

Girls Tennis
Fort Zumwalt South 6 Washington 3

Washington beat Fort Zumwalt South in 3
Borgia beat O'Fallon Christian in 3
Hermann beat Linn in 3
Pacific beat Whitfield in 4
Fatima beat Owensville in 3
Sullivan beat St. James in 3

Cardinals' Center Fielder Out for Rest of Season
The injured center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals will not come back at all for the rest of the season. Dylan Carlson had been on the injured list with a strained stomach muscle since August 10th. Team manager Oliver Marmol said Wednesday that Carlson will have arthroscopic ankle surgery next week. The 24-year-old switch-hitter reportedly followed up on the ankle injury while he was sidelined with the stomach problem. He injured his ankle during a May series in Boston.

Cardinals Announce Farewell Plans For Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright will be playing himself off into retirement. The Cardinals announced that the 42-year-old will play a concert at Busch Stadium after the team's penultimate game of the season on September 30th. Wainwright plans on playing three of his own songs from his upcoming country album. The St. Louis legend announced before the season that he would be retiring at the end of the 2023 campaign. He's just one win away from 200 career victories.

Cardinals Blank O's
The St. Louis Cardinals held Baltimore to three hits in a 1-0 win at Camden Yards. Drew Rom earned his first MLB win after striking out seven and giving up two hits over five-and-a-third innings. Richie Palacios drove in the game's only run with a solo home run in the top of the fourth, and Ryan Helsley picked up his 10th save. St. Louis took two of three against Baltimore on the road, but the Cardinals are still in last place in the NL Central at 65-and-81. The Cardinals host Philadelphia tomorrow night. In other team news, St. Louis placed Nolan Gorman on the 10-day injured list yesterday.

High School Sports-Wednesday, September 13th
Washington beat Lafayette 1-0 in the championship game of the Suburban Showdown at Chesterfield Valley.  Taylor Brown got it down in the circle and at the plate.  She pitched a 1 hitter with 15 strikeouts and 1 walk over 7 innings.  Brown also homered in the 3rd inning for the only run of the game.  Washington is 19-1-1.  
Borgia banged out 15 hits in a 10-7 win over Westminster.  Averi Glosemeyer was 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs and 1 rbi.  Clara Nowak was 2 for 3 with a double, 3 runs and 2 rbi.  Borgia used 3 pitchers.  Amanda Dorpinghaus pitched 2 innings for the win.  The Knights improve to 8-3-1.  

Brooklynne Anderson was 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs and 2 rbi leading Union to a 9-6 win over Rolla.  Fallyn Blankenship added 2 hits with 3 rbi.  Lucy Koeningsfeld and Alison Thwing chipped in with 2 hits and 2 rbi.  Blankenship was the winner with Emma Roberts posting the save.  Union is 8-5. 

Girls Tennis
Troy 6 Washington 3

Blues D Krug Suffers Foot Injury
The Blues might be without one of their top blue-liners for the first part of the 2023-24 NHL season. The team announced that defenseman Torey Krug injured his right foot while preparing for the season. The team is going to have him rest and will re-evaluate him next month. The 32-year-old had seven goals and 25 assists in 63 games with St. Louis last season.

Palacios Powers Cardinals Past Orioles
Adam Wainwright is now a win away from 200 career victories after leading the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over Baltimore at Camden Yards. Wainwright picked up his fourth win of the season, giving up just two runs on seven hits in five innings. Richie Palacios crushed two home runs in the victory, while Paul Goldschmidt also went yard. St. Louis has won three of five but remains at the bottom of the NL Central with a 64-and-81 record. Drew Rom starts for the Cards against Baltimore tonight.

Jets' Aaron Rodgers Suffered Torn Left Achilles
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is out for the rest of the season. New York confirmed Rodgers suffered a torn left Achilles tendon during Monday Night Football. Rodgers was carted off the field just four plays into his season debut with the Jets after getting sacked. The 39-year-old was acquired in a trade during the offseason from the Green Bay Packers. Former first round draft pick Zach Wilson will take back over the starting duties for the Jets.

The opening week of the 2023 NFL season was capped off by the most-watched Monday Night Football game in ESPN history.  The matchup between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium was watched by more than 22.6-million viewers.  The previous record was set during a 2009 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers when Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre made his return to Lambeau Field.  That game was watched by 21.8-million viewers.   

Cardinals Have to Win All Remaining Games for Viable Season
The Cardinals' 5 to 11 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Monday night has some deep-reaching consequences. It was the team's 81st loss of the season. League officials say that means they will have to win their remaining 18 games to avoid having their first losing season in 16 years. The series continues in Baltimore Tuesday night, when Adam Wainwright will get another try for his 199th career win.

Carlson Could Return Soon
Outfielder Dylan Carlson may be making his way back to the Cardinals line-up before the end of the regular season. Carlson resumed baseball activity yesterday. The 24-year-old has been on the injured list since August 12th as he deals with ankle soreness and an oblique strain. The team has not officially stated whether it expects Carlson to return before the offseason. Carlson is hitting .219 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 76 games this season.

Cardinals Get Crushed By Orioles
The Cardinals surrendered five runs in the bottom of the fifth during an 11-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Cardinals led by two entering the frame, but Dakota Hudson and Andre Pallante got lit up to give away the lead. Hudson was charged with his second loss after surrendering seven runs on eight hits in four-and-a-third innings. Willson Contreras drove in a pair of runs in the losing effort. The Cardinals are still in fifth-place in the NL Central at 63-and-81. St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the mound against Baltimore tonight.

Gipson's OT Punt Return TD Leads Jets Over Bills On MNF
Undrafted rookie Xavier Gipson returned an overtime punt 65 yards for the game-winning touchdown to lift the New York Jets over the Buffalo Bills 22-16 on Monday Night Football. Zach Wilson completed 14-of-21 passes for 140 yards, one touchdown and an interception after Aaron Rodgers went down with an Achilles injury on the first drive of the game. The Jets fear Rodgers suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles and are awaiting MRI results. Breece Hall totaled 10 carries for 127 yards in the win. Josh Allen passed for 236 yards, one TD and three interceptions in the losing effort for the defending AFC East champs.

High School Sports-Tuesday, September 12th
Tyler Kromer netted 4 goals leading Borgia to a 6-0 win over Union.  Landon Apprill and Peyton Grannemann added 1 each for the 9-1 Knights.  

Kasen Aldridge recorded a hat-trick and Scotty Porter added 2 goals leading FZE past  Washington 8-0.  The Lions improve to 5-1.  Washington slips to 2-4.  

Fatima over Sullivan 3-2.  Luke Herron and Josiah Tanner scored for the Eagles in the loss.  Sullivan is 2-4.  

Boys Swimming
Washington 85 Affton 13

Clara Nowak and Averi Glosemeyer both homered leading Borgia to a 5-4 walk-off win over Tolton.  Paige Vogelsang pitched 2 innings of relief for the win.  Borgia is 7-3-1. 

Pacific 6 St. James 2

Emma Roberts pitched a 1 hitter with 7 strikeouts leading Union to a 10-0 win over Hermann.  Alli Thwing, Fallyn Blankenship and Lexi Lause had 2 hits each with Thwing and Blakenship posting 2 rbi each. 

Washington takes both games at Chesterfield Valley-6-3 over Lindbergh.  Taylor Brown struck out 11 with no walks over 6 innings.  Grace Molitor 3 for 4 with a double and 3 rbi.  Elizabeth Reed 2 hits and a stolen base.  Washington then leveled Kirkwood 15-0.  Lacy Monzyk 2 for 3 with 2 runs and 1 rbi.  Elizabeth Reed added an inside the park homer.  Monzyk pitched 2 innings and gave up 1 hit for the win. 

Sullivan 11 Owensville 4

Girls Golf
Washington 173 FZN 185

Girls Tennis
FZN 8 Washington 1

Washington beat FZE in 5
St. Dominic beat Borgia in 3
Union beat Montgomery County in 4
Rock Bridge beat Hermann in 3
New Haven beat Linn in 3
St. Clair beat Kingston in 3

Local College Sports Update

Women’s Soccer (3-3)

ECC will take on Northeast (Nebraska) tomorrow Wednesday, Sep. 13 at home with a 11:00AM kickoff. The Falcons beat Lincoln Land at home on Saturday 8-0 to reach the .500 mark. The Falcons will then face South Suburban (IL) Friday, Sep. 15 at 3:00PM at home.


Men’s Soccer (3-3-1)

The Falcons came off a win last Friday 4-0 over North Arkansas and will be taking on the NJCAA #2 ranked team Northeast (Nebraska) tomorrow at 1:00PM. The Falcons will then face South Suburban (IL) Friday, Sep. 15 at 5:00PM at home.



Women’s Volleyball (10-5)

The Falcons face MCCAC conference opponent Mineral Area College at 6:30 PM. A busy weekend at home is on tap as the ECC Volleyball Falcons will face Shawnee at home on Friday at 6:00PM and turn around the next morning to face Southeastern Iowa and Rend Lake in a tri-match at 10AM/ Noon / 2PM. The Falcons will play the 10AM and 2PM matches.




ECC Baseball Fall Scrimmages

Sept. 19 ECC vs. STLCC@ Union, MO 3PM

Sept. 23 ECC vs. STLCC @ Busch Stadium 10:30AM

Sept. 24 ECC vs. Frontier 11 AM & Rend Lake,  1:30PM  @ SIU-Carbondale

Oct. 1     ECC vs. Premier Sports Academy @ Union, MO 1PM

Oct. 15   ECC vs. Midland Academy@ Union, MO 1PM

Oct. 22   ECC vs. Missouri S & T @ Rolla, MO- 1:30PM


ECC Softball Fall Scrimmages

Sept. 16 ECC vs. Shawnee @ Union, MO Noon

Sept. 22 ECC vs. West Plains @ Union, MO 2PM

Oct. 1     ECC vs. William Woods @ Union, MO 1PM

Oct. 7     ECC vs. Missouri S & T @ Rolla, MO- Noon



Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week
The Johnnie Brock's Party Store Student Athlete of the Week is Senior Luke Meyer-Running Back and Linebacker-Pacific Indians.

Luke scored 5 touchdowns leading Pacific to a 40-27 win over St. Clair Friday night.  

Meyer did it all.

He carried the ball 19 times for 150 yards, completed a pass for 41 yards and caught 7 passes for 60 yards.  

On defense, Meyer logged 4 tackles and 1 assist.  

Season Stats

52 carries for 372 yards and 8 touchdowns.  13 receptions for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He's also completed 2 passes for 44 yards.  

Defensively-10 tackles, 2 for loss and 3 assists.  

Meyer is a four year starter.

High School Sports-Saturday, September 9th
Cross Country
Forest Park Festival-Gold Division-St. Clair 12th, Washington 13th, Union 25th.  Warrenton was 3rd in the White Division.

Hunter Reinberg, Tyler Kromer and William Richardson all found the back of the net leading Borgia to a 3-0 win over Helias.  Landon Apprill posted 2 assists.  Borgia improves to 7-1. 

Washington won the championship of the Seckman Tournament with two shutout wins Saturday.  The Blue Jays blanked Festus 14-0 and Howell North 9-0 to improve to 14-1-1 on the season. 

Borgia won the championship in the Vienna Tournament.  The Knights opened up with a 7-1 win over Hartville, lost to Waynesville 6-3 and beat Vienna 8-1.  

Sullivan went 2-3 in the Kickapoo Tournament.  The Eagles lost to Kickapoo 5-4, lost to Neosho 6-2, beat Truman 2-0 and Excelsior Springs 8-4, then lost to Republic 8-4.  

Borgia Tournament-Washington beat Union in 3 in the consolation game.  Borgia took 2nd with a straight loss to Timberland in the title game.  

Boys Swimming-The Borgia Boys Swim team was in action on Saturday at the Ladue Invitational.  Junior Ian Pfeiffer was high scorer for the Knights, with state cuts in the 200 IM and 100 fly.  Senior Nick Haberberger and freshman Sam Durnal also got on the scoreboard for the Knights.  Borgia finished 10th of 13 teams, with SLUH High dominating to win the meet.  The swim Knights face off against Ft. Zumwalt North tonight at the Rec Plex.

High School Sports-Monday, September 11th
Borgia improved to 8-1 with a 4-0 win over St. Pius.  Vincent Strohmeyer with 2 goals.  Landon Apprill and Chris Reidel added 1 goal each.  Jonathon Williams made 4 saves in net for the shutout. 

Fox 6 Sullivan 1.  Ryan Kettler scored 2 goals for the Warriors.

Rolla 2 Pacific 1.  The Indians drop to 5-2. 

Warrenton 3 Winfield 2.  

Washington 9 FZW 2 at Chesterfield Valley.  Grace Molitor 3 for 4 with a home run, double and 7 rbi.  Taylor Brown pitched a complete game 2 hitter with 8 strikeouts.  Game 2-Washington 16 Fox 2.  

Mark Twain 11 Hermann 3

St. Dominic 3 Warrenton 2.  Abi Mandrell struck out 7 and walked 3 over 7 innings for the win.  Angie Williams with a home run, 2 hits and 2 rbi. 

Troy Banged out 17 hits in an 11-2 win over Sullivan.  Gracie Johns 3 hits, 4 runs and 4 rbi. 

Girls Golf-Franklin County Cup Tournament at the Franklin County Country Club.  Borgia hosted Pacific, St. Clair, Union, Washington and Sullivan.  Washington repeated as champions.  Abby Blackwell was the medalist of the tournament with a round of 76.  

Hermann beat New Haven in 3
Pacific beat Seckman in 3
Rolla beat Sullivan in 4
Washington beat St. Clair in 3

Boys Swimming
Ten unanswered diving points made the difference as Borgia fell to Ft. Zumwalt North at the Rec Plex yesterday, 92-87.  Ian Pfeiffer led with two event wins in the 200 IM and 500 free, Other first place finishers for Borgia were Nick Haberberger in the 100 breast, Thomas Crane in the 200 free and Sam Durnal in the 100 back.  Borgia's 400 free relay team of Pfeiffer, Haberberger, Durnal and Lukas Etter also notched a win for the Knights.

Mizzou Rallies Past MTSU In Second Half
The Mizzou Tigers snuck past Middle Tennessee with a 23-19 win at Faurot Field on Saturday. The game was tied at ten early in the third quarter, but Brady Cook threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Theo Wease later in the quarter, and he tossed a 49-yard score to Nathaniel Peat to open the fourth. MTSU turned the ball over on downs after getting within four, and Missouri ran out the clock with just under three-and-a-half minutes left in regulation. Mizzou improved to 2-and-0 with the victory, and the Tigers host number-15 Kansas State on Saturday.

In other college football action over the weekend, Southeast Missouri State crushed Lindenwood 45-7, Missouri State lost to UT-Martin 38-31, Eastern Illinois fell to Bowling Green 38-15, Southern Illinois toppled Northern Illinois 14-11, and Western Illinois went down against Illinois State 34-18.

St. Louis City Settles For Draw
St. Louis City SC allowed a pair of second-half goals during a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park. St. Louis took an early two-goal lead after Samuel Adeniran's goal in the fourth minute and Joao Klauss' goal in the 28th minute. However, Adeniran got tagged with a red card in the 60th minute, opening the door for LA's comeback. City is still in first place in the Western Conference with 15 wins, three draws, and ten losses for 48 points. St. Louis visits Houston on Saturday.

Cardinals Go Silent Against Reds
The Cardinals had just one hit during a 7-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Andrew Knizner drove in the team's only run with an RBI single in the fourth. Miles Mikolas was charged with his 11th loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in five-and-a-third innings. The Cards remain in last place in the NL Central at 63-and-80. Dakota Hudson starts for St. Louis against Baltimore tonight.

College Football Coaches Poll Week Three
There has been another shakeup in the top five of the college football coaches poll. Georgia remains the number one team in the nation, receiving all but one of the 65 first place votes, and Michigan is once again ranked second. Florida State is up two spots to third, while Ohio State and USC round out the top five. Miami, Iowa and UCLA round out the top 25 after not being included in last week's poll. Wisconsin, Tulane and Texas A and M are the three schools that dropped out of the top 25.

Missouri Off to Its Best Start in 5 Years
Mizzou is off to its best start in five seasons. The team will be building on that when they take on Kansas State Saturday after their 23-19 win against Middle Tennessee State. Quarterback Brady Cook completed 14 throws for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half while sophomore wide receiver Luther Burden The Third posted a career-high 117 receiving yards on eight catches. Kick-off Saturday for the Kansas State games is at 11:00 a.m.

Friday-Cardinals 9 Reds 4 

Saturday-Cardinals vs. Reds-5:40/Sunday-12:40

College Football Round Up
In other college football action this weekend, Southeast Missouri State hosts Lindenwood, Missouri State is at UT-Martin, Eastern Illinois visits Bowling Green, Southern Illinois travels to Northern Illinois, and Western Illinois welcomes Illinois State.

Mizzou Hosts Middle Tennessee
The Mizzou Tigers look to stay undefeated when they continue their non-conference schedule with a game against Middle Tennessee at Memorial Stadium tomorrow night. The Tigers crushed South Dakota 35-10 last Thursday night to begin the season with a 1-and-0 record. Mizzou is 1-and-1 against MTSU all-time, losing the most recent contest 51-45 in 2016.

City Visits Galaxy
St. Louis City SC will try to get back in the win column when they visit the L.A. Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday. City are coming off a 2-1 loss against Sporting KC on Saturday. St. Louis is in first-place in the Western Conference at 15 wins, two draws, and ten losses for 47 points.

Cardinals Lose To Braves
The Cardinals missed a chance to sweep the Atlanta Braves after losing 8-5 at Truist Park yesterday. Adam Wainwright was charged with his 11th loss of the season after surrendering six runs on eight hits in five-and-two-thirds innings. Tommy Edman drove in three runs in the losing effort. The Cardinals remain in last-place in the NL Central at 61-and-79. Drew Rom starts for St. Louis against Cincinnati tonight.

College Football Week Two Preview
The college football season rolls on this weekend. Third-ranked Alabama is set to play host to Number-10 Texas on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide kicked a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left to defeat the Longhorns 20-19 in Austin last season. In other Top 25 head-to-head action, Number-20 Ole Miss will go on the road to take on 22nd-ranked Tulane in the Big Easy. Elsewhere on the slate, Deion Sanders and the 25th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes will host Matt Rhule and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday.

Lions Spoil Chiefs' Banner Celebration To Kick Off Week One
The Lions spoiled the Chiefs' banner celebration at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the NFL regular season. Jared Goff threw for 253 yards and one touchdown as Detroit took down defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City 21-20. Week One continues on Sunday highlighted by a pair of signature games. Last season's NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles square off against the New England Patriots in Foxboro while the Pittsburgh Steelers duel the San Francisco 49ers at Acrisure Stadium. The marquee matchup of the weekend takes place on Sunday Night Football when the Dallas Cowboys battle the New York Giants in East Rutherford. The week wraps on Monday Night Football when Aaron Rodgers makes his New York Jets debut as Gang Green faces off against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bulls at MetLife Stadium.

High School Sports-Friday, September 8th
Football-Week 3 
Holt 28 Washington 17
Sullivan 34 Union 27

Borgia 42 Strafford 7

Pacific 40 St. Clair 27

Hermann 29 St. James 20

Warrenton 42 Owensville 7

Miller 41 Cuba 8

Records after 3 weeks
Borgia, Sullivan and Warrenton 3-0
Hermann, St. James, Owensville, St. Clair 2-1
Washington and Pacific 1-2
Union and Cuba 0-3

Washington, Union and Pacific will all play in the Seckman Tournament Friday and Saturday. 
Washington 13 Farmington 3
Washington 6 Union 0
Festus 2 Union 1
Seckman 7 Pacific 4
Howell North 11 Pacific 1

Kickapoo Tournament
Kickapoo 5 Sullivan 4
Neosho 6 Sullivan 2
Sullivan 2 Truman 0

Warrenton 10 Wright City 1

Boys Swimming
Results from the Four Rivers YMCA:   Final score Borgia 102, Washington 57.   Senior captain Nick Haberberger led the Knights with a pair of victories in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke.  Junior Ian Pfeiffer added two first place finishes in the 50 and 500 freestyle races.  Freshman Sam Durnal also had notched wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.   Washington senior Donovan McKenzie won the 200 IM.  Junior Ben Lause added a victory in the 100 freestyle.  In relay action, Borgia took first in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.   Washington won the 200 free relay.   Knights are in action tomorrow morning at the Ladue Invitational.

Hermann is playing in a tournament in Illinois today

New Haven continues play in the Cape Girardeau Tournament today.

Borgia volleyball tournament today.

The Falcons are in full flight with the fall seasons in all sports.

Women’s Soccer (2-3)

ECC will take on Lincoln Land tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 9 at home with a 2:00PM kickoff. The Falcons are ready for the match despite a few injuries to squad members and hope to rally!


Women’s Volleyball (10-4)

The Falcons won a nailbiter at home last night over Southwestern Illinois College with a four-set comeback victory by scores of 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.


Men’s Soccer (2-3-1)

The Falcons look to get back to the .500 mark as they take on the North Arkansas College Pioneers today at home today, Sept. 8 at 3:00PM.


ECC Softball Fall Scrimmages

Sept. 16 ECC vs. Shawnee @ Union, MO Noon

Sept. 22 ECC vs. West Plains @ Union, MO 2PM

Oct. 1    ECC vs. William Woods @ Union, MO 1PM

Oct. 7  ECC vs. Missouri S & T @ Rolla, MO- Noon


ECC Baseball Fall Scrimmages

Sept. 19 ECC vs. STLCC@ Union, MO 3PM

Sept. 23 ECC vs. STLCC @ Busch Stadium 10:30AM Sept. 24 ECC vs. Frontier 11 AM & Rend Lake,  1:30PM  @ SIU-Carbondale

Oct. 1     ECC vs. Premier Sports Academy  1PM

Oct. 15   ECC vs. Midland Academy@ Union, MO 1PM

Oct. 22  ECC vs. Missouri S & T @ Rolla, MO- 1:30PM

Kapanen Faces Drunk Driving Charges
A St. Louis Blues forward could be facing discipline from the NHL after being charged with drunk driving. Kasperi Kapanen says he was arrested in Finland last month. Kapanen called his actions "unacceptable" and General Manager Doug Armstrong says that the team trust Kapanen to make better choices going forward. The 27-year-old had eight goals and six assists during a 23-game stint with St. Louis last season.

High School Sports-Thursday, September 7th
Pacific Tournament
Consolation-Pacific 3 Washington 2.  Gage Clark with the game winner.  Lucas Tennyson and Logan Hoffman also scored for the Indians. Washington goals by Elliot Dickman and Chris Jenner.
3rd Place-Eureka improved to 5-0 with a 9-1 win over Union.

Sullivan 2 North County 1.  Zechariah Beagle and Josiah Tanner found the back of the net for the Eagles, now 2-2.  Carson Dudley finished with 1 assist.  

Westminster posted a 2-1 win at Borgia.  Cassidy and McCarthy scored for the Wildcats.  Chris Reidel scored for Borgia with Tyler Kromer logging the assist.  Borgia drops to 6-1.  

Boys Swimming
Zumwalt South 114 Washington 62 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex

Borgia 12 Lutheran St. Charles 7 in 11 innings.  The Knights had 5 runners cross the plate in the 11th to break it open.  Dorpinghaus, Vogelsang, Roellig and Nowak all homered.  

Union 11 Owensville 1.  Lucy Koeningsfeld with a home run, 2 hits, 2 runs and 4 rbi.  Alexa Lause 3 hits and 3 runs and Emma Wallis chipped in with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi.  Fallyn Blakenship struck out 10 batters.  Union improves to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in conference.

Warrenton 14 St. Charles West 3

Sullivan 11 Hermann 0

Washington 13 Zumwalt South 3.  Kelsie Holtmeyer with the walk-off single.  Taylor Brown with a 2 run homer and 3 rbi.  Christine Gerling 4 hits and 3 rbi.  Grace Molitor 3 hits and 3 runs.  The Blue Jays are 10-1-1. 

Girls Tennis 
Washington beat St. Charles 9-0

Washington beat Liberty in 4
Hermann beat Fatima in 3
Lutheran St. Charles beat Borgia in 3
Montgomery County beat New Haven in 5
Pacific beat Lindbergh in 4

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