by Randy Gardner
Here is a testament to the strength of the fans here in St. Louis when it comes to baseball. The Cardinals are off to one of the worst starts in a long long time and most people that I talk to have mostly bad things to say about this year’s team. But when the team comes home for a home stand this week and the place is absolutely packed as if the Cards were in a playoff series.
By Jim Wieners
SPRING NOTES — Playing as a Club sport and the only area team, Hazelwood Boys Lacrosse, mainly fielding players from Hazelwood Central and Hazelwood West High Schools, is off to a 6-1 start.
By Jim Wieners
Hazelwood Central Baseball returns to the Lutheran North Tournament this Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, (weather permitting) with two goals in mind.
First; repeat as tournament champions. Last year the Hawks defeated The Principia 12-1, Lutheran North 1-0 in 10 innings and St. Dominic 2-1. It was the first tournament title at Lutheran North for Hazelwood Central as the Hawks were in the middle of a 19-game winning streak before losing five of their last six.
Yolonda Davis, an office manager at McCluer North High School, is the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s 2017 Support Staff Employee of the Year.
“Ms. Davis is the lifeline of McCluer North High School. When people need to know something, she is the first person they ask,” said Andrew Croley, principal of McCluer North.
A group of seven students from Parker Road Elementary School are the team winners of the district’s 2017 Scholar Bowl competition. The students, fifth graders Jon-Michael Brown, II, Destiney Payne, Claudia Poenick, and sixth graders Bella Fernandez, Zoey Martinez, Mia Maxedon and Grace Raycraft competed against teams from all of the district’s elementary schools to win the title. Sarah Jennings, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, coaches the Parker Road team.