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Oakville swimming ‘like a beast’ in ‘19

Oakville swimming ‘like a beast’ in ‘19

September 10, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call  After placing 37th overall at the 2018 Missouri Class 1 boys swimming and diving championships, the Oakville High Tigers are hoping that a strong group of underclassmen can help improve on last year’s performance.  “There’s a lot of talent on the underclass-...

New swimmers for Mehlville Panthers look to swim straight for victory lane

New swimmers for Mehlville Panthers look to swim straight for victory lane

September 8, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call With 11 swimmers out for this year’s edition of the Mehlville swim team, head coach Tony Valentino views every team on the schedule as competition this season. That’s different than past years, when the squad has struggled to field a full team. “I think ...

Deep dive into winning this year at Lindbergh High School

Deep dive into winning this year at Lindbergh High School

September 7, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call With four state qualifiers returning for the 2019 season, the Lindbergh boys swimming and diving team is looking to improve on last year’s 14th-place finish at the Missouri Class 2 state championships. “We lost a big piece of the puzzle from last year, but we...

After run to semifinals last year, Lindbergh soccer looks to 2019

Lindbergh High head coach Mark Giesing is confident about the 2019 season
for his boys soccer team after an ‘exciting’ first week of practice. Photo by Erin Achenbach

September 7, 2019

for his boys soccer team after an ‘exciting’ first week of practice. Photo by Erin Achenbach By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call As the 2019 season opens for the Lindbergh High School boys soccer team, there’s an air of excitement about the Flyers’ potential this year. “It’s been an exciti...

Oakville golf driving for a turnaround

Oakville High head coach Emily Baker says she’s looking for a pair of seniors
to provide leadership for her young team, which will be battle-tested in matches.

September 6, 2019

By BILL MILLIGAN For the Call Oakville High School girls golf coach Emily Baker hopes her young team can avoid a repeat of 2018 this season. “Last year was a bit rough for us as a team,” Baker said. “We had only five girls out for the team and only one of them had any experience. That indiv...

Mehlville High’s soccer Panthers look to get back to winning ways

Mehlville High’s head boys soccer coach Tom Harper says his team’s roster includes ‘cogs in the offensive wheel’ and players who will battle it out all season on the field.

September 6, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call For the last four years, the Mehlville High School boys varsity soccer team has won a district championship, and this year’s group has the exact same goal in mind: Win districts and advance to the state playoffs. This season is all about taking care of business for th...

Lindbergh golf ‘in the hunt’ for 2019

The Lindbergh girls golf team is driving for wins with the help of top player Sofia
Gamayo, with a goal of qualifying for state, said coach Mike Tyler. photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 6, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call The Lindbergh Flyers girls golf team is “in the hunt” this fall even after graduating six seniors. “Our goal is to always qualify for state as a team, as well as being in the hunt for a conference and district championship,” Flyers head coach Mike Tyler said. ...

Mehlville golf is in a ‘youth movement’

Mehlville girls golf interim head coach Tom Brannan says he has a ‘youth
movement’ on the team with young players on course to win.

September 6, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call With just two upperclassmen returning to the starting lineup, the Mehlville Panthers girls golf team is going to experience a youth movement. “We’re going to be relatively young,” Mehlville interim head coach Tom Brannan said. “We have a few returning on varsity...

Oakville’s soccer runs down teams with a goal of returning to playoffs

New Oakville soccer head coach Brad Oestreich takes over for Jordan Klipsch,
who had taken over from longtime coaching legend Dave Robben.

September 5, 2019

By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call With a core group of six returning starters and a new head coach, the Oakville High boys soccer team is looking to make a return trip to the playoffs. Former assistant Brad Oestreich takes over the program in his third season at Oakville after coaching at Fulton from...

Oakville girls cross country tries to put best foot forward without a full team

New Oakville girls cross country head coach Kelsey Tunze started a running program at Cliff Cave County Park, and has 10 girls on the team this year.

August 31, 2019

By BILL MILLIGAN For the Call Oakville High School girls cross country has a new head coach this season in Kelsey Tunze. “It feels great,” Tunze said of her first year as head coach. “I’m honored to have the position and to work with these girls.” Tunze, who graduated from Orchard Far...

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