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IWA Basketball Seeks Another Visitation Tournament Title

By Jim Wieners

Incarnate Word Academy will be aiming to keep the dominance of the Visitation Academy Christmas Basketball Tournament and the Red Knights are aiming for a “seven-peat” and it begins this Saturday, Dec. 20 as the number one seed.

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Hazelwood Central Boys, Girls Win Hoops Tip-Off Tournaments

By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central Varsity Basketball Teams, Boys and Girls, began the 2014-15 seasons with tip-off Tournament championships.

“It’s exciting,” said girls head coach Wendy Reeves Dec. 6 after her Hawk ladies won the Northwest-Cedar Hill Tournament. One day earlier, Dec. 5 the Hawk men won the Jerry Boeckman Memorial St. John Vianney Invitational.

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North Tech Boys Basketball Wins Winfield Tournament

By Jim Wieners

In their seventh appearance at the Winfield Boys Basketball Tournament, after two consolation titles and two third-place finishes, North Technical finally takes first place.

Winfield held the Boys Tournament Dec. 2,4,6 while they held the Girls Tournament Dec. 1,3,5. North Tech won Dec. 2 over North County Christian 62-26 in the first round, won Dec. 4 over St. Dominic 67-50 in the semifinals and won the championship game Dec. 6 over Wentzville-Timberland 67-53. Unlike previous years when the Winfield Tournament tips off the North Tech season this year it is their second tournament in two weeks as the Golden Eagles took third place in the Gold Division of the Borgia Tourney.

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McCluer North Gains Autumn Success Wins 12 North Titles

By Jim Wieners

In the first year of the Suburban XII (12) North Conference McCluer North shined during the now finished autumn season as the Stars won four conference titles, three in girls, while finishing second in two.

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McCluer North Boys Basketball Repeats Borgia Blue Title, North Tech 3rd In Gold

By Jim Wieners

For the second year in a row and third in five years the McCluer North Stars Boys Basketball team wins the season opening tournament Thanksgiving week at St. Francis Borgia Regional Catholic High School in Washington, Mo.

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McCluer North Hosts Districts, Suburban 12 North Teams Split Up

By Jim Wieners

For many years, especially since The Independent News came into existence in the mid to late 1980s, six high schools that were part of the now former Suburban North Conference — Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood East, Hazelwood West, McCluer North, McCluer and Riverview Gardens — always competed in the same district in basketball, boys and girls, and each one of the schools hosted districts every six years.

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