By Jim Wieners
Incarnate Word Academy begins defense of their Class Four State Girls Basketball Championship Friday, March 7 at Vashon High School in the District Five Tournament.
IWA, after a first-round bye as the top seed, plays at 5 p.m. in the district semifinals against fourth-seeded Soldan-International Studies or fifth-seeded McCluer South-Berkeley and that game was to be played March 4. The other semifinal game, which follows at 7 p.m., features the winners of two other March 4 games Miller Career Academy (two seed) against Confluence Prep Academy Charter (seven seed) and Jennings (three seed) against Vashon (seven seed). The March 7 winners play the nest day, March 8, at 12 noon for the district title and the right to play against the District Six winner March 12, 6 p.m. at Parkway West
By Jim Wieners
Hazelwood Central senior wrestler Khial Jamison ended his prep career Feb. 22 when he won the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class Four 170-pound championship.
Jamison (39-2) becomes the first Hazelwood Central wrestler to win a state title since 2002 when Tony Doerr won the Class 4A 152-pound title. Jamison is the 11th Hazelwood Central state championship wrestler since 1982. Combining the history of Hazelwood High and Hazelwood Central High Jamison is the 25th Hawk to win a state wrestling title since 1955, and Hazelwood High had 14 state championship wrestlers (1955-1974).
Company will Work Together on Electric Vehicles
Hazelwood and UK-based Emerald Automotive has been acquired by the Chinese automotive giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Group).
Geely Group, which owns brands including Geely Auto, Volvo Cars and the London Taxi Company, has ambitions to develop sustainable, low-emission vehicles for the global market. Geely Group and Emerald Automotive will work together to plan, develop and validate the advanced technologies for the new range of vehicle.
The Ferguson-Florissant has announced that Dr. Art McCoy and his attorney have requested a change of the hearing date previously scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. The superintendent was placed on suspended leave and he and his attorney were schedule to answer charges from the board on why he was placed on paid administrative leave.
Cleaning up area streams and neighborhoods is the theme of the sixth annual Confluence Trash Bash, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15. Volunteers can meet at one of four starting points for the effort, including Bangert Park in Florissant, 275 South New Florissant Road.