It was a big day at the St. Peters Rec Plex as the chase for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 Swimming and Diving title started with a bang as a local swimmer broke a pair of state records in the prelims. The John Burroughs girls’ basketball team continued to impress with a big victory this past week and the Mid-States Club Hockey playoffs are heating up.

Let’s check out all of the action in the week’s edition of the Friday Fast Break brought to you by Triad Bank.

The prelims for the Class 2 swimming and diving championships took place Thursday as Haiden Schoessel from Eureka thrilled the crowd by setting a pair of new state Class 2 records to put the Wildcats in position for the team title. Schoessel opened her meet by setting a new state mark in the 50-yard Free with a time of 23.14 and then backed that up with a new Class 2 state mark in the 100-yard Free with a time of 50.35. She will be the top seed in the finals that are taking place Friday. Schoessel also helped Eureka advance to the final heat in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard free relay.

Photo Credit – Eureka Swim and Dive


Kylee Sullivan from Parkway South also had an outstanding opening day of the meet as she topped the charts in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:04.05 and in the 100-yard Fly with a mark of 55.23. Sullivan also was part of the 200-yard medley relay that finished the prelims in the top spot with a time of 1:46.25 while also joining the Patriots 400-yard free relay to a third-place finish in the prelims with a time of 3:34.46.

Ava Wolf from the top local finisher in the 200-yard free with a second-place finish in a time of 1:53.24 with Allie Moloney from Cor Jesu earning the third spot in the prelims with a time of 1:53.51. Lexi Cook from Parkway South earned third in the prelims in the 500-yard free with a time of 5:03.33.

The MICDS 200-yard free relay team will take the top spot heading into the finals with a time of 1:38.71 with Kirkwood joining them in the final heat in the fourth spot with a mark of 1:39.97. In the 100-yard Back, Isabelle Ackley from Timberland set another new state Class 2 record with a time of 54.68 to move into the final heat with Cook from Parkway South coming in second with a mark of 55.96.

Caroline Foltz from Cor Jesu led the qualifiers in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:02.86 while Alayna Henage from Parkway South placed second in the prelims with 1:04.36. In the 400-yard free relay, St. Joseph’s Academy will be the top team in the final with a time of 3:33.49 as seven of the top eight teams in the final will be from the St. Louis metro area.

In the Class 2 diving championships, Maggie Arceneaux of Lafayette earned a fourth-place finish in the state with a score of 363.35 while her teammate Lucia Tenny placed on the podium with a sixth-place finish with a score of 347.00 points.
The Class 2 finals will begin at 10 a.m. Friday morning while the Class 1 prelims will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Class 1 diving championship will take place Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Class 1 finals starting at 3 p.m.

On the hardwood, the John Burroughs girls’ basketball team picked up a huge non-conference victory Tuesday evening with a 61-59 win over Lutheran St. Charles. The Bombers raced out to a 21-11 advantage after the first quarter of play and took a 35-25 advantage into the halftime locker room. The Cougars battled back in the third period by outscoring the Bombers 15-8 to cut the John Burroughs lead to 43-40. The Bombers were able to hang on in the fourth quarter with some key free throws down the stretch to gain the victory and improve to 23-2 on the year. Allie Turner paced the Bombers’ attack with 20 points while Monet Witherspoon added 15 markers in the win. Jordan Speiser led the Cougars with 21 points and nine rebounds as Lutheran St. Charles fell to 20-5 on the year.

Action is heating up on the ice as the Mid-States Club Hockey playoffs continued this week as the Challenge Cup is down to their final six teams left in the playoffs while the Wickenheiser Cup has five teams remaining.

In the Challenge Cup, a battle between two of the top teams in the playoffs started things off this week as St. Louis University High School knocked off the top seed CBC 6-3 to advance to the winner’s bracket final while No. 2 seed Kirkwood defeated No. 3 seed De Smet 6-2 to set up their contest against the Jr. Bills next Friday evening at Centene Ice Center. In the loser’s bracket, Marquette defeated Lindbergh 5-2 and will take on De Smet while Chaminade beat Parkway South 3-2 to move on and will take on CBC in the next round next week.

In the Wickenheiser Cup playoffs, top seed Oakville advanced to the semifinals by defeating John Burroughs 5-3 and 5-2 in the first round. After the Lancers knocked off Clayton in the first round, the Tigers will face Lafayette in the two-game semifinals. Lafayette won the opening game of the two-game series against the Greyhounds 4-1 but fell to Clayton in the second game of the series 4-2, but advanced to the semifinals by outscoring the Greyhounds 6-5 in the series. No. 2 seed MICDS moved on to the semifinals by defeating Holt 3-1 and 6-2 and will take on either Fort Zumwalt West or Fort Zumwalt South in the next round. The Jaguars won the series’ opening game over the Bulldogs 4-1 and will play their second game Monday evening at 9:30 p.m. at Centene Ice Center.

This weekend is going to be busy on the prep scene as the De Smet boys’ basketball team will look to take the outright MCC title as they take on Chaminade Friday at 6:30 p.m. at De Smet.

The state boys’ wrestling districts will take place this weekend as New Madrid Central will host the local Class 1 district meet while Ste. Genevieve and Mexico will host the local squads in Class 2. In Class 3, Farmington and Fort Zumwalt South will host district action while Jackson and Fort Zumwalt West will welcome the local teams in Class 4.


Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan