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Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

Above, Mehlville’s Eric Ohmer (No. 2) scores the winning touchdown with less
than two minutes to go in the Oct. 9 game, flanked by Dino Pajazetovic (No. 33) of Oakville.

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2020

For the first time since the long-delayed fall football season started Oct. 9, Mehlville hosted a home football game Oct. 16 — but the Panthers suffered a 54-17 setback to Eureka under the glow of Friday night lights. “We knew that we were going to have our hands full with Eureka going into the...

Return of Oakville and Mehlville football leads to a 24-21 thriller, Panthers victory

Above, Oakville wide receiver Tyler Lanzarini tries to elude a tackle from a Panther.

By Stephen Glover, For the Call

October 12, 2020

Local high school football fans deprived of a regularly scheduled season have been patiently waiting for a return to normalcy, and they finally received it last week as Oakville hosted rival Mehlville. Mehlville (1-0) was strong on the ground and racked up 229 yards rushing in a 24-21 thriller over the Ti...

Mehlville-Oakville rivalry football game returns to St. Louis County as restrictions are lifted

The Mehlville High School football team defeated the Oakville Tigers 28-25 Friday night, Nov. 1, 2013, in the first round of the Class 6 District 1 playoffs. In their last meeting Oct. 11, the Tigers prevailed over Mehlville in a 35-23 comeback victory. Above, Oakville’s Qian Johnson, left, is all over Mehlville quarterback Brendan Moore.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 9, 2020

St. Louis County announced this week that it is lifting the restriction on games for high-contact youth sports such as football, and the Mehlville School District's plan to bring football back to the district was approved with Friday night's Mehlville-Oakville rivalry game given the green light. The...

First 2020 victory for Lindbergh Flyers football is long time coming, but worth the wait

The Lindbergh Football Flyers scrimmage in advance of their win in September 2017.

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

October 5, 2020

It had been 329 days since the Lindbergh High School football team last took the field for a game when the Flyers took on Northwest Friday night in Cedar Hill. But you wouldn’t know it from the convincing 41-20 victory for the Flyers. Lindbergh (1-0) wasted no time scoring the first win of the se...

Pat Maroon does it again, winning Stanley Cup with new team

 Oakville hockey star and native Pat Maroon drinks out of the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row after the Tampa Bay Lightening defeated the Dallas Stars Sept. 28 for the Stanley Cup title. NHL players were kept in a ‘bubble’ and regularly tested for COVID-19 during the shortened season. ‘A kid from South County getting a Stanley Cup ring. Unbelievable,’ Maroon’s father Phil Maroon said.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

October 5, 2020

Oakville’s hometown hero did it again. Pat Maroon, 32, the Oakville native who famously helped the St. Louis Blues win the team’s first-ever Stanley Cup last year, won the Stanley Cup again Sept. 28 with his new team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Maroon, now dubbed the “NHL’s latest good-luck charm,...

Lindbergh, Mehlville to play football outside St. Louis County, despite the restrictions

A rain-delayed match-up between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10.

September 28, 2020

The Lindbergh, Mehlville and Oakville football teams will join other large school districts in playing their seasons this fall outside St. Louis County, due to continuing restrictions banning games in high-contact sports. Lindbergh announced its decision first Sept. 24, followed by the Mehlville Schoo...

Districts weigh what do do on fall sports; Trakas slammed, but says he’ll rein in Page

Lindbergh football senior Nick Roth, right, carries the ball during a Flyers’ victory against Parkway South during the 2018 football season at Lindbergh. The Flyers topped the Patriots 43-12 on Lindbergh’s 2018 senior night, as  senior football players, band members, Flyerettes and cheerleaders were honored for their four years of Friday night contributions.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Paul Berry III, the Republican opponent in the November election of Cou...

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, weigh whether to postpone fall sports as parents protest

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, had all the ingredients of a state playoff game, despite being the first week of the 2019 season. Mehlville fell to Lindbergh 17-10. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

St. Louis County school districts, including Mehlville and Lindbergh, are weighing whether to postpone fall sports to the spring as parents protest the county’s sports restrictions aimed at preventing COVID-19 among teenagers. Surrounding counties such as Jefferson and St. Charles have started their...

Pat Maroon pays tribute to fellow Oakville High grad Officer Tomarris Bohannon in overtime NHL playoff victory

Oakville High School's most famous graduate, Pat Maroon, poses with Principal Tamara Sunkett when he visited the school in summer 2019.

September 2, 2020

Oakville native and hockey player Pat Maroon once again made a pivotal play in overtime Monday to send his NHL team to the Eastern Conference finals — but this time he said he had some help from above. NHL veteran Maroon tweeted a photo of his hockey stick from Monday night’s game, on which he ha...

Mike Genge named new Oakville football coach, practices resume after positive case

Coach Arlee Conners

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

August 28, 2020

If the 2020 high-school football season kicks off, there will be a new head coach for the Oakville Tigers. Mike Genge has taken over the program after former head coach Arlee Conners stepped down after 14 years at the helm of the program. The Mehlville Board of Education voted unanimously in its Aug. 2...

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