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H’wood Central, Trinity Baseball Teams Are Top District Seeds

                 By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central and Trinity Catholic Baseball teams are top seeds in district tournaments that begin this weekend and end in early June with the state championships, which return to Car Shield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ball Park) in O’Fallon, Mo.

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IWA Soccer Seeks 35th Consecutive District Title, MSHSAA’s 33rd Title

              By Jim Wieners

The Missouri State High School Activities Association began sanctioning State Championships in Girls Soccer in 1985, and Incarnate Word has won 32 MSHSAA District titles in a row.

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For This Mother’s Day, A Special Tribute

by Tom Amselm

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Tom Anselm

A good friend of ours shared a quote with us recently.

“To be a mother is to Forever have a piece of your heart walk around outside your body.” As I observed my own mom, once we both had grown a lot older and I began to appreciate her as she deserved, I saw this to be quite true.

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Blues Fighting For Their Playoff Lives

by Randy Gardner

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Randy Gardner

So if St. Louis sports don’t drive you crazy enough, the St. Louis Blues are giving everybody a nervous breakdown. It’s so hard to watch this team play right now against the Nashville predators after they played so well in the first round against Minnesota.

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Hanging Around Schools These Days . . . Part II

by Tom Amselm

Cell Phones Biggest Culprit

Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

Back about a month ago, I promised to get back to you about something that really bothers me about today’s culture in schools. Therefore, at the risk of sounding like that crabby old man I’ve never wanted to become, here goes.

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Kentucky Derby Museum Is Filled With Dreams

by Pat Lindsey

The backside tour gives excellent views of the legendary track, grandstands, spires, and winner’s circle. — Pat Lindsey photos

A trip to the Kentucky Derby has been at the top of my bucket list for a very long time, but a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum and a barn and backside tour were as close as I could get to the big race this year. We drove from St. Louis to Louisville two weeks before the Derby for the annual kickoff called Louisville Thunder. Thousands of people gather along the Ohio River on that Saturday to watch a spectacular air show and an outstanding fireworks display. It also gives them a two-week window of partying that leads up to the big race race at nearby Churchill Downs.

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