CBC claimed the Metro Catholic Conference title while state champions were crowned both on the mat and in the pool. Plus, a female athlete from Lafayette smashed the glass ceiling and joined one of the most elite clubs that there is in wrestling.

Let’s get caught up on a terrific weekend of prep sports with the Monday Morning Wrap-Up!

The Cadets won their third MCC title in four years with a 67-61 victory over Chaminade Friday evening. After holding a 27-26 lead at the half, CBC outscored the Red Devils 22-16 in the third period to extend the lead to 49-42. Chaminade battled in the final stanza, but the Cadets were able to hold them off to get the win and improve to 20-6 on the year. Larry Hughes Jr. paced the CBC offense with 21 points while Robert Martin added 20 to help the Cadets win the title.

Westminster continued to show why they are one of the best teams in the state in all classes as the Wildcats defeated Vashon 39-35 in a defensive battle Saturday evening. Kobi Williams led the Westminster attack with 13 points with Caleb Thompson chilling in with 10 markers to help the Wildcats improve to 24-1 on the year.

In girls’ action on the court, Eureka used a huge third quarter and held on in the fourth to upset Webster Groves 63-60 Friday night to grab at least a share of the Suburban title. The Wildcats outscored the Statesmen 18-9 in the third to take a 51-38 lead into the final stanza and held off a frantic Webster Groves comeback in the final quarter to claim the win. Zoe Cuneio led the way for Eureka with 17 points while Bailey Boulay added 15 points to help the Wildcats improve to 18-6 on the season.

In the Missouri State High School Activities Association Girls Swimming and Diving Championships at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, the Parkway school district showed that they are the new power in the pool in the state as Parkway West won the Class One state title while Parkway South earned the Class Two crown. Campbell Murawski led the Longhorns to the state title with a pair of runner-up finishes while Norah Rutkowski earned a third-place finish to help Parkway West score 220.5 points. Clayton earned third place in the team race with 165 points while Webster Groves came in fifth with 124.5 points.

 

Kylee Sullivan set a new Class Two record in the 200-yard IM en route to a pair of first-place finishes and was a member of two winning relay teams to give the Patriots their first state title in the pool in school history with 245 points. Anna Moehn from Cor Jesu also won two events to aid the Chargers to a second-place finish with 212 points. Kirkwood earned third place in the team race with 185 points while MICDS came in fifth with 175.5 points.

In the MSHSAA girls’ wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena, history was made as Faith Cole from Lafayette became the first girl in the state to finish her four-year career on the mat undefeated and as she won her fourth consecutive state title. Cole joins three other boy wrestlers in accomplishing the rare feat as she won the 100 lb. class with a pin in 2:56. She helped the Lancers to a third-place finish in the team standings with 60.5 points.

In the boys’ state wrestling finals, Whitfield won their 11th state title as the Warriors won the Class Three crown with 181.5 points. Whitfield came home with five state champions as Porter Matacki got things started with a 3-2 decision in the 120 lb. class. Alexander Rallo then won at 126 and Evan Binder took the victory in 132. Gavin Linsman earned a major decision in 138 with Keith Miley finishing the evening with a 7-0 win in the 285 lb. class. Hillsboro finished the Class Three meet in second place with 125 points.

In the Class Four championship, Seckman finished second in the meet with 114 points to finish behind Liberty in the team race. Cole Ruble paced the Jaguars with a pin in 50 seconds to take the 160 lb. title while Mathew Cook was the runner-up in 113 after losing in the title match.

Coming up this week, the Class 1-3 basketball districts are underway with teams looking to move on to the sectional round while the big schools will wrap up their regular-season schedules over the next five days.

The Mid-States Club Hockey Association moves into the semifinals this week as CBC takes on DeSmet while SLUH plays Vianney in the semifinals of the Challenge Cup Friday evening. In the Wickenheiser Cup semi’s, Parkway West takes on Priory with Lafayette playing Rockwood Summit for the chance to play in the finals next week.

 

 

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