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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...

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...

Oakville will get a new football coach as Conners steps down after 14 years

The Oakville Tigers facing off against Parkway Central Sept. 1, 2017.

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

July 30, 2020

If the 2020 high-school football season kicks off next month, 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. No votes have been taken by the Mehlville Board o...

As alumni watch rivals’ football game, Panthers prey on Tigers

Mehlville Panthers quarterback Evan Robertson takes the ball from the Flyers in the rain-delayed, mud-soaked game in September. Photo by Bill Milligan.

October 30, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call Behind an explosive running game, the Mehlville High football team defeated archrival Oakville High 51-0 at home last week, as the district’s new Alumni Hall of Famers looked on after their induction. The win for the Panthers (6-3) marked their fifth victory in a row...

First Mehlville High football game moved to Oakville Saturday night

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.

September 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mehlville High School’s first home football game will be played on the field at archrival Oakville High School due to delays with installing the high school’s new bleachers. Oakville will hold its first football game at 7 p.m. Friday against Par...

Mehlville bans bags and backpacks from all sporting events in wake of violence at football games

The rain-delayed matchup between Lindbergh High School and Mehlville High School Saturday 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.

September 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Bags and backpacks will no longer be allowed at Oakville and Mehville high school football games under new security measures the Mehlville School District is implementing for athletic events. The new rules come in the wake of a quadru...

Oakville football hopes turnaround coming after lack of wins last year

Pictured above: The Oakville High School football team.

August 28, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call Simply said, 2018 was a tough season for the Oakville High School football team. The Tigers’ record of 1-9 marked the worst performance under head coach Arlee Conners. “We’re going to be so much better than last year,” Conners said. “We had a lot of young ...

Football Flyers defeat the Tigers in a shutout

Lindbergh head coach Nathan Norman begins his third year at the helm of the football Flyers and is optimistic about the 2018 season. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

September 21, 2018

By Stephen Glover For the Call The Lindbergh High football team hammered the Oakville Tigers 28-0 Friday, behind Bobby Tessler’s 186 yards rushing on just 20 carries. The win for Lindbergh (3-1) marked the fifth straight year that the Flyers have beaten the Tigers and was their first shutout sin...

Oakville High football team hoping to score victories in ‘golden’ 2018

Oakville High football team hoping  to score victories in ‘golden’ 2018

August 29, 2018

Oakville High head coach Arlee Conners is pleased with the hard work his players put in during the offseason and hopes that translates to wins on the field this fall. Photo by Bill Milligan By STEPHEN GLOVER For the Call After a solid summer campaign, the Oakville Senior High varsity football team i...

Oakville football team practices with Marines during boot camp

Oakville Bootcamp

July 19, 2018

By Stephen Glover For the Call One of the keys to success in high-school football is being prepared both on the field as well as in the weight room. The Oakville Tigers received a unique opportunity last month as they were coached through a boot-camp-style workout conducted by the United States Marine Co...

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