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A look back: Lindbergh seniors sign to play in college

LHS senior Samantha Kersting (center) is joined by her father, Stephen, sister Melissa and LHS Athletic Director Mike Slyman (back) as she signs a letter of intent to play volleyball at Indiana State University.
December 23, 2020

Editor's note: During the pandemic, we are revisiting some South County school news from past years. This is from April 2011.  Lindbergh High School seniors Andrea Klipsch and Samantha Kersting signed...

Lindbergh Gym 3 renovated, ready for action

The newly renovated Gym 3 at Lindbergh High School was unveiled last week, ready except for finishing touches.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 16, 2020

One of the first signs of progress on the new Lindbergh High School is a renovated Gym 3, which was completed last week except for finishing touches just in time for basketball season. The Flyers boys...

Sunset Hills rugby site vetoed by Mayor Fribis

A rendering of the proposed layout and location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 15, 2020

The future of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club facility in Sunset Hills is uncertain after the mayor vetoed an ordinance last week that would have lifted the traffic study rating requirement for the Bombers...

Tower Tee construction kicking off when STL County gives go-ahead

Mike Shamia, left, and Steve Walkenbach. at the Tower Tee property.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 23, 2020

Construction could start any day now on the reimagined Tower Tee, with the developers anticipating the golf course reopening by May 2021, depending on how quickly St. Louis County approves building permits. May...

Sunset Hills board may not require rugby traffic rating

The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 18, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen might lift a traffic study rating required for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease the former Sunset Hills Golf Course for a rugby facility, revisiting the project...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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