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Panthers’ championship dreams dashed in the state quarterfinals

It was pandemonium after the Mehlville High School Panthers boys basketball team won the sectional championship versus Jackson in Hillsboro to make the state’s Elite Eight in March 2019 . After wading into the crowd to celebrate their win, Mehlville’s King Waller and Davion Bradford take selfies with fans. The team went on to lose in the state quarterfinals that year against CBC.

By Stephen Glover, For the Call

March 26, 2020

One of the last team sports games played in the country before the full shutdown for the coronavirus was a heartbreak for Mehlville Panthers basketball. After leading 21-20 at halftime in the Missouri Class 5 quarterfinal, the Mehlville High School boys basketball team suffered an 8-21 onslaught in...

2019 Lindbergh soccer will go down in history with state semifinal run

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

December 5, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call Years from now, the Lindbergh boys soccer team will view the 2019 season as one of the greatest campaigns in program history. Despite losses to DeSmet in the Missouri Class 4 state semifinal and to Lee’s Summit West in the third-place game, Lindbergh head coach Ma...

Oakville boys varsity swim and dive team wins a Suburban Conference championship

The Oakville boys varsity swim team celebrates its conference championship Nov. 5 at Clayton High School. Photo by Carly Sullens Photography.

November 24, 2019

The Oakville boys varsity swim team brought home a conference title Nov. 5 at Clayton High School, in addition to earning a third-place finish at the Rockwood Summit Invite in October and boasting 10 consideration times for state. The Tigers were named the Suburban Conference Pool Green champions after beat...

Flyers soccer team heading for state semifinals after dream ‘19

Lindbergh’s Nick Merlo and Northwest’s Hayden Hatley battle for a loose ball in the Flyers’ 4-2 win at Northwest Nov. 13. Photo by Stephen Glover.

November 20, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call This is going down as the season of all seasons for the Lindbergh boys soccer team. The Flyers (17-8-1) are returning to the Missouri Class 4 semifinals for the first time since 1994 after winning their first district championship since 1998. Lindbergh’s lone sta...

Oakville volleyball wins districts but loses sectional to Lafayette

Oakville volleyball wins districts but loses sectional to Lafayette

November 7, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call What seemed to be a storybook season for the 2019 Oakville girls volleyball team came to an end last Saturday as the Tigers lost at home to Lafayette 26-24, 25-14 in the Missouri Class 4 state sectional game. The loss for Oakville (29-3-1) broke a four-game winning streak for t...

Football Tigers claw their way to playoffs after rough season, Parkway win

Pictured above: The Oakville High School football team.

November 7, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call After suffering through an eight-game losing streak, the Oakville Tigers football team got a win when it counted the most. The Tigers (2-8) grabbed their first playoff win in district playoff action since 2017 with a 34-26 victory over Parkway South (0-10). “It’s b...

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

Oakville softball has ‘outstanding’ season, slams out in sectional

November 5, 2019

Photos by Bill Milligan. By Stephen Glover For the Call A loss ended hopes for the district champion Oakville softball team in sectionals. The Oakville softball team dropped a 10-3 decision to the Northwest Lions in the Missouri Class 4 state sectional Oct. 23, down 6-0 after the first innin...

Oakville volleyball dominates this season, No. 1 seed in the playoff

Oakville volleyball dominates this season, No. 1 seed in the playoff

October 29, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call Oakville High head volleyball coach Lucas Allen is living the dream of just about any first year head coach. With an impressive record of 27-2-1, the Tigers are the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Class 4, District 2 tournament and considered one of the top teams in the sta...

Oakville softball hammers in district win

Oakville softball hammers in district win

October 22, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call Oakville softball is in the habit of making the best of a bad situation this season. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, starting third baseman Amanda Fitzwilliam was in a car crash. On Friday, she hit two home runs to lead Oakville to the Class 4A, District 2 championship over Rock...

Lindbergh’s field hockey squad is off to a positive start this season

Pictured above: The Lindbergh Field Hockey team. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call With just two seniors returning to this year’s team, the Lindbergh High School field hockey team is off to a solid 4-2 start to the 2019 season. “So far, we’re playing really well,” Flyers head coach Andrew Shipp said. “We’re young but very team oriented. W...

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