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Tourneys Tip Off Boys Basketball

By Jim Wieners  

High School Boys Basketball opens the 2015-16 season with tournaments and shootouts, some of which begins this Thanksgiving week, which also closes the Football season with State Championship games.

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Hazelwoods Central, West Each Win 2 Fall Conference Titles

By Jim Wieners

While there were no Missouri State High School Activities Association trophies or medals for North St. Louis County high schools Hazelwood Central and Hazelwood West each won two Suburban XII (12) Conference North Division titles.

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The 33: Sentimentality and Terrific Performances, Latin American Style

 by Sandra Olmsted

While sentimentality is often viewed as a distortion of reality in American culture, in The 33, director Patricia Riggen embraces a different cultural norm, popular in the Spanish-speaking world, of using sentimentality to heighten reality. She even throws in a little magical realism when the 33 men eat their last miniscule rations.

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There is Still Time to Enjoy The St. Louis Film Festival

by Sandra Olmsted

Each year the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) bring an amazing array of film to the St. Louis public including some first run movies that haven’t opened yet, and some films which will never play in anywhere else in St. Louis. Because playing at SLIFF qualifies films for to be considered for a nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, many of the international films are the “official selections” of their country of origin. Thus they are consideration as Best Foreign Language Film, of which five will be nominated for an Oscar.

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Cheating in Youth Sports Prompts Lots of Feedback

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I can’t believe the feedback that I have received on my column over the past few weeks about cheating. I don’t know if it is the aspect of cheating or the aspect of teaching my kids honesty and integrity, but it has really struck a nerve. I have had several people stop me and tell me about their personal stories, some going back 20 and 30 years ago.

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Lutheran North, Cardinal Ritter In Class 2 Football Quarterfinals

By Jim Wieners

While area high school football teams saw their seasons end as late as last weekend (see related article on Hazelwood Central) Lutheran High School North and Cardinal Ritter College Prep remain alive in Class Two.

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