The Westminster boys’ and Cardinal Ritter girls’ track and field teams took home the team titles at the Phil Brusca and Connie Strobach Invitational this past weekend while the St. Louis University High School boys’ volleyball team won the top prize at the Parkway Central tournament. The Parkway West baseball team continued their winning ways with a pair of wins of the weekend as action on the diamond continues their push to districts.

Let’s get caught up on all the weekend events with this week’s Monday Morning Wrap Up edition.

The Wildcats boys’ track and field team won the team title at the annual meet at Ladue with 79.33 points with MICDS taking second with 65 points while Liberty finished third with 53 points. Larry Minner and Sterling Webb led the way for the Wildcats in the field events as Minner won the Shot Put with a throw of 16.40 meters and then placed second in the Discus with a toss of 46.47 meters. Webb won the Discus with a throw of 47.92 and placed second on the shot with a toss of 15.85. Charles Krasnoff from Ladue was a double winner in the meet as he won the 800-meter Run in a time of 1:58.24 and then took home the title in the 1600-meter Run with a mark of 4:15.87.

On the girls’ side at Ladue, the Lions won the team race with 86.50 points with MICDS following in second with 80.50 points. Pattonville placed third with 58 points. Aniyah Brown paced Cardinal Ritter with a win in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.69 while Alexis Taylor was the runner-up in the 100-meter Dash with a mark of 12.58. The Lions swept the relays on the day as they won the 4×100-meter relay in a time of 47.00, the 4×200-meter relay in a time of 1:41.32, and then the 4×400-meter relay in a time of 3:59.58. The Rams were paced by Maya Anderson, who won the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 14.63 while placing second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.43.

The Jr. Bills ran their record to 16-0 on the year as they won the gold division of the Parkway Central tournament this past weekend. SLUH defeated Marquette in the title match 27-25 and 25-19 was the Jr. Bills have not lost a set during a match this year. Phillip Bone paced SLUH with 11 kills while Victor Lazzaretti added seven kills while George Henken handed out 23 assists in the victory.

The Longhorns baseball team continued their strong start to the season with a pair of wins over the weekend. Parkway West defeated Hazelwood West 11-3 and then beat Parkway Central 4-1 this past Friday evening. In the win over the Wildcats, Luke Wright led the Longhorns with four hits and drove in a pair of runs while Denver Eaves added two hits and three RBIs. In the victory over the Colts, Tyler Lang had two hits, including a triple with a run batted in while Wright picked up the win on the mound with six strikeouts.

In girls’ soccer, Triad remained undefeated with a 7-0 win over Belleville West Friday night to improve to 14-0 on the year. Gina Catanzaro scored a hat trick for the Knights while Ezra Wilder handed out three assists in the win. Kendall Chigas had five saves in the net to earn the shutout for Triad.

Spring sports continue to roll on this week as there will be action in all the activities during the week. The AAA conference golf tournament starts things off with their league championship Monday while the Mehlville Invite will also be taking place Monday.

On the tennis courts, the GAC will host their conference tournament Thursday while there will be many dual matches throughout the week as teams are starting to gear up for district play.

In volleyball action, SLUH and De Smet will do battle Thursday night in a match that will go a long way in determining the Metro Catholic Conference champion. The Jr. Bills are 8-0 in the league while De Smet is currently 4-4. This will be the first of two meetings between the programs over the next few weeks.

On the diamond, Edwardsville will look to remain undefeated as the Tigers take on Belleville West in a pair of SWC games this week. The Tigers are 19-0 on the year and are coming off a pair of wins this past weekend in Ozark, Mo.

 

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 japowers2421@yahoo.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan