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“Battle of the Sexes”: Game, Set, Zeitgeist

Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) left in photo, and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) right in photo, star in "Battle of the Sexes."

Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) left in photo, and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) right in photo, star in “Battle of the Sexes.”

By Sandra Olmsted

By 1970, women in any number of roles in society were demanding equality. They wanted to sign for their own loans, choose any careers, succeed on their own merit, and be paid the same as men for the same jobs. This was never more true than in the world of sports.

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With Cards Out of the Playoffs, Should We Pick an NFL Team?

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner

By Randy Gardner

So the Cardinals are done this year, the second year in the row they missed the playoffs.And now the Rams are 3-1 but nobody around here seems to care. But perhaps we still have a team to root for in the NFL, that being the cross-state 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

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Baseball, Football, And Injury Update

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner

By Randy Gardner

As we fly through the month of September, the Cardinals seem to be falling apart. Earlier in the year and even up to a week ago, I was thought the Cardinals still had a chance. Now after losing three games in a row against the Cubs over the past weekend, I feel that they are not in contention anymore.

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Lutheran North, Trinity Catholic on A Nov. 3 Football Collision Course

football field lowangleBy Jim Wieners

Lutheran High School North, which has made 5401 Lucas and Hunt Rd home since 1965 after moving from Lake Avenue and Waterman Boulevard (1946-1965), has enjoyed Missouri State High School Activities Association championship success since football won the first of five state titles (14 overall in all sports) in 1981.

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Hazelwood West, Lutheran North Hosting District Girls Tennis

jim's logo copyBy Jim Wieners

Hazelwood West High School and Lutheran High School North — with matches at Forestwood Park, Ferguson — are two of 32 high schools to host Girls District Tennis, beginning Sept. 25 with team tournaments followed by singles and doubles tournaments on Sept. 28-30.

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PEDs or Not, Big Mac Made Baseball Fun Again in 1998

Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

By Tom Anselm

Even if you were just a casual sports fan, it was hard not to get caught up in the events of the summer of 1998. Especially in our town, sometimes referred to as “Baseball Heaven.” A record that had stood for 37 years was on the verge of being broken. And by the end of that season, it would be shattered.

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