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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...

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...

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...

Lindbergh soccer team rewrites history by winning a district title

The Lindbergh boys soccer team celebrates Nov. 6 after winning its first district championship in 21 years, in overtime against Mehlville.

November 11, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call Web Exclusive Update: Due to a snow day at both Lindbergh and Northwest, the Lindbergh boys soccer sectional game versus Northwest has been canceled for Tuesday night and rescheduled to Wednesday. The game will now be played at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Northwest.  A f...

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...

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...

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