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Area Wrestling Teams in Districts at Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt North

By Jim Wieners

Florissant Valley Area High School Wrestling teams will be heading to a pair of St. Charles County high schools Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13.

Start times are 5 p.m. or 6 p.m Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday with weigh-ins beginning no earlier than 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. There are 14 weight classes and the top four finishers advance to the State Championships Feb. 18-20 at Mizzou Arena, University of Missouri, Columbia with the tournament beginning Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. for Classes Three and Four and 10 a.m. for Classes One and Two and the tournament ending by 9:30 Feb. 20 after the championship matches.

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Hazelwood Central, McCluer North Girls Meet In Sub. 12 North Finale

By Jim Wieners

Girls Basketball teams at Hazelwood Central and McCluer North High Schools are in a collision course to a Feb 16 contest that not only will wrap up the 2015-16 Suburban XII (12) Conference North Division play but the 5:30 game at Hazelwood Central could also decide the conference title at well.

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Hail, Caesar: Revisionist Eddie Mannix Had Ties

by Sandra Olmsted

The Eddie Mannix portrayed by Josh Brolin in the Coen Brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar, bears little resemblance to any account of the real man I have encountered in my considerable research on Hollywood. The real Edie Mannix had some connection with the mob before moving into working for MGM as the studio’s “Fixer,” comptroller, and general manager.

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The Revenant: Revenge Served Bleak and Cold

Leonardo DiCaprio (center) stars as  Hugh Glass who  was left for dead In The Revenant opening Friday, Jan. 8 at St. Louis area theaters.

Leonardo DiCaprio
(center) stars as
Hugh Glass who
was left for dead
In The Revenant
opening Friday,
Jan. 8 at St. Louis
area theaters.

By Sandra Olmsted

Writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárittu’s latest film, The Revenant, chronicles, in part, the true story of a frontier scout left for dead in territories that will become North and South Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska during the winter of 1823-1824. Based on Michael Punke’s 2002 fact-based novel of the same name, the story is both a tale of revenge and of wraithlike return from the dead.

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End of Year for Me Almost as Bad As Start of Year for Rams

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

What a way to end the year both for me and to being 2016 like the Rams. First off, Happy New Year to everyone and can I say good riddance to 2015. Thank goodness, because the end of the year which was supposed to be a festive happy time turned into craziness as this old man took a tumble down the steps backwards on Christmas Eve morning and then spent Christmas day in the emergency room getting x-rays on my spine.

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Hazelwood Central Wins 2 Holiday Basketball Tourneys, Hosts Wrestling

By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central Varsity Basketball teams, Girls and Boys, celebrated the Christmas Holiday break by winning 16-team tournaments. Meanwhile the Wrestling team will host a two-day, 30-team tournament, the St. Louis All-Suburban Wrestling championships Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9.

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