More state championship hardware was given out this weekend as the Principia boys’ track and field team claimed the Missouri State Activities Association Class 1 state title while the Whitfield boys’ team earned second place with Lutheran North grabbing third place in Class 2 at the state meet. At the state tennis finals, Gus Tettamble from St. Louis University High won the Class 3 singles crown. At the same time, Preston Achter of Priory claimed the Class 2 title with Daniel Radke from Whitfield winning the Class 1 title to give the area a clean sweep of the titles.

Let’s get caught up on the past weekend’s events in this week’s edition of the Monday Morning Wrap Up.

At the MSHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City, Principia brought home the team title with 73 points to earn their first team championship since 1992. Issam Asinga paced the Panthers with a pair of new state Class 2 records as he won the 100-meter dash in a record time of 10.69 and then set a new mark in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 21.95. Rex Heath added to the Principia point total with a runner-up finish in the 1,600-meter in a time of 4:29.24 and then another runner-up finish in the 3,200-meter run with a mark of 9:48.94.

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In Class 2, the Warriors earned second place with 48 points while the Crusaders claimed third with 39 points. The Whitfield 4×400-meter relay team of Charles Bobo, Jacob Hutchinson, James Milgie, and Musa Butler won the event with a time of 3:26.24 while Bob, Hutchinson, Milgie, and Jackson Brungart won the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 8:09.08. MIlgie kept the points going for the Warriors by winning the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.71. Lutheran North won the 4×100-meter in a time of 43.71 and the 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:31.51 to aid the Crusaders in their point total.

At the State Tennis Championships at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo. Tettamble avenged his runner-up finish last year by claiming the Class 3 singles title by defeating Stephen Lambright III from Pembroke Hill in straight sets. He became the third Jr. Bill to finish the season with an undefeated record of 27-0 and is the fifth SLUH player to win a state title. In the Class 2 title match, Achter defeated Justin Jan 2-1 to win the singles title while Radke won the school’s first-ever tennis title by defeating Thomas Griese from Duchesne in straight sets to earn the Class 1 championship.

In boys’ volleyball, the semifinals are set for this week at Maryville University as De Smet will take on Parkway West Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. while Mehlville and St. Dominic will play Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Class 3 semifinals. The Spartans defeated Fort Zumwalt East in straight sets with the Longhorns beating Affton 3-1 to advance. Mehlville needed four sets to defeat Whitfield while St. Dominic needed four sets as well to beat Webster Groves.

In Class 4, SLUH moved on to the semifinals at Maryville University with a straight-set victory over Lafayette and will take on Eureka, who beat Lindbergh 3-0, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. On the other side of the bracket, Vianney knocked off Howell Central 3-0, and Howell North defeated Marquette in five sets to set up the other semifinal Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The girls’ soccer districts wrapped up over the weekend as the quarterfinals are now set for this Saturday.

In Class 3 district action, Webster Groves advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-0 overtime victory over Visitation Friday evening. After playing 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Tori Gray took a pass from Ellie Paloucek and found the back of the net in the second overtime period to propel the Statesmen to the win. In Class 2 district play, Bishop DuBourg moved to the quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over University City. The Cavaliers scored three times in the first half and cruised to the win as Madison Gnade scored a pair of goals while Charlsie Longland and Katie Roeder each found the net to push Bishop DuBourg into the quarterfinals against Perryville.

It is going to be an extremely busy week with state playoff action starting Monday on the track.

Due to severe weather and rain Saturday, many of the State Sectional Track and Field meets were moved to Monday with Kirkwood and Mexico hosting the Class 5 meets while Mexico and Festus will hold the Class 4 sectionals. The local teams in Class 3 will head to Festus Monday for their sectionals in hopes of advancing to the state meet this weekend in Jefferson City.

The Missouri Boys’ Lacrosse semifinals will take place in the State Cup Tuesday as Top seed MICDS will take on No. 5 seed SLUH at 5:45 p.m. while No. 2 seed De Smet will play No. 3 seed Chaminade at 7 p.m.

The sectional round in state baseball tournaments will take the field Monday and Tuesday as Crystal City will play Greenville at 5 p.m. Monday at Crystal City while in Class 3 action, St. Pius X from Festus will take on Valley Park Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Valley Park. Affton will open Class 4 sectional play Tuesday against as the Cougars will travel to Owensville for a 3:30 p.m. start while John Burroughs will head to St. Charles West Tuesday at 4 p.m. Classes 4 and 5 will play their quarterfinals this Saturday.

 

 

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