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Oakville fights for the first-ever water polo state championship

By Stephen Glover, For the Call May 25, 2021

In just their first season of competition, the Oakville girls water polo team reached the state championship game, where they dropped an 18-11 decision to Marquette earlier this month. Oakville (7-2)...

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.

Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

Coach Arlee Conners

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

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...

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.

Panthers’ championship dreams dashed in the state quarterfinals

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Flyers soccer team heading for state semifinals after dream ‘19

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...

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...

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