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McCluer North Girls Track Wins First Class Four State Championship

By Jim Wieners

McCluer North has been the only high school in the Ferguson-Florissant School District to never win a State Track & Field Championship.

That is no more as McCluer North won the Class Four Girls Track And Field Championship May 31 at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. McCluer North won the Girls title by scoring 65 points, 13 ahead of second-place Lee’s Summit West (52), 19 better than last year’s state champion Hazelwood Central (46), who finished third, and 25 better than fourth-place Eureka (40).

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Boys Track Districts: Hazelwood Central Outruns St. Louis U. High

By Jim Wieners

In its quest for a fifth straight Boys Class Four Track & Field Championship Hazelwood Central won the District Three title May 17 at McCluer High but the win was anything but easy as St. Louis University High provided a major challenge. Meanwhile McCluer South-Berkeley seemed to dominate at Lutheran North in Class Three but St. Charles High pulled the win away from the Bulldogs.

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Hazelwood Central, McCluer South- Berkeley Win Girls District Track

Seeking to win back-to-back state titles since 1987-1988 Hazelwood Central Girls Track & Field begins its quest by winning Class Four, District Three, May 17 at McCluer High while McCluer South-Berkeley, seeking their first title since winning four straight (2007-2010) rolled to a Class Three, District Three title that same day at Lutheran North.

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Curtis Cup Has Strong Ties to St. Louis; Event at St. Louis Country Club June 5-8

By Tom Anselm

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Independent News Golf Pages!

Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic here, but I am just pleased to bring you some golf-related news from The 38th Curtis Cup Match.  I will be hanging out with the USA and Great Britain/Ireland amateur women’s teams at St. Louis Country Club as they battle for the silver Paul Revere design Cup from June 5-8.  Admission is free and all are invited. Can’t beat that with a curved stick.

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38th Curtis Cup Match USA Team Members

The USA team will take on the women of Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup Match at St. Louis Country Club June 6-8. Admission is free. Team members are listed below. Their ranking from the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking is in parentheses.

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End of a 52-year Era as Kurt Jacob Retires as Athletic Director of McCluer High School

jacob- pg 12An era spanning more than half a century will come to a close on May 28 when Kurt Jacob retires as athletic director of McCluer High School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

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