Saturday, January 19, 2013
FHN girls pick up victory, while the boys are downed by Francis Howell Central.
Francis Howell North split a girls’ and boys’ doubleheader with Francis Howell Central Friday night as part of North’s first ever athletic Hall of Fame Night. In the girls’ contest, Francis Howell North claimed a 49-42 victory to improve to 8-8 on the season. In addition, the Knights are now 2-1 in the South Division of the Gateway Athletic Conference. North jumped out an 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, it was all Central in the second quarter, as the Spartans held the Knights scoreless to even things at 18 at the half. Even after 3 quarters, the game could have gone either way. The Knights held a 3-point lead going into the final quarter. The fourth proved to be pivotal as North outscored Central 16-12 for a 7-…
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Duchesne, Troy win boys' titles while St. Charles and Zumwalt West claim the girls' crowns.
District basketball playoffs kick off this week for teams in Gateway Athletic Conference. That means that the regular season, the one that begin way back in November, is over. After weeks of games and battles in gyms across St. Charles County, the regular season is done and new conference champions have been named. On the boys side Duchesne (North) and Troy (South) captured GAC titles. For the girls, St. Charles (North) and Fort Zumwalt West (South) will be hanging championship banners next year. Let's take a look at the final conference standings of the 2011-12 season.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
St. Charles County basketball teams are closing out the regular season this week.
Way back in November the high school basketball season began in earnest. Now, nearly three months later, teams across St. Charles County are gearing up for the last week of the regular season. Conference standings have taken shape—conference leaders around the County are just trying to wrap up titles this week. Let's take a look at the conference standings as the regular season winds down.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wolves senior Jack West scores GAC South-leading 18th goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough in 2-1 against GAC North co-champ Bulldogs.
It was Senior Night at Timberland High on Thursday, as the boys soccer team and its fans celebrated the careers of 2012 graduating players Brendan Barteau, Jordan Fischer, Rob Janssen, Matt Schulte, Hector Toledo and Jack West. Parents and friends of each player came out to Scott Swofford Stadium on a blustery night to show their love and support for Timberland’s six seniors, who were playing their second-to-last home game against longtime GAC rival Fort Zumwalt South. Unfortunately for the Wolves, the visiting Bulldogs weren’t in the mood to celebrate all things Timberland. They handed the home team a 2-1 loss in what proved to be a considerably emotional contest. “We played tough, we really did,” Timberland coach Tim Shearin said. “We …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Seniors Ryan Miller and Tyler Keane both net goals, as Spartans improve to 9-2-3 this season.
After playing a week’s worth of tournament games at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park down in Fenton, the Francis Howell Central boys soccer team finally got back to the cozy comforts of Don Muench Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night, with a critical GAC South league game against rival Wentzville Holt. And the Spartans certainly looked happy to be home, piecing together a magnificent performance against the visiting Indians, that resulted in a convincing 2-0 Howell Central win. “Yeah, we looked pretty good,” Howell Central head coach Derek Phillips said. “Obviously, the goal in the first half helped. We had good possession. All in all though, it was a pretty good game.” The Spartans were especially good defensively, limiting Holt to few scoring…
Friday, September 16, 2011
Spartans are now 7-1-1, heading into showdown with nationally-ranked Chaminade Prep on Monday at A-B Soccer Center in Fenton.
WENTZVILLE – Since suffering a 2-1 loss in the season opener back on August 31, the Francis Howell Central Spartans soccer team have been literally unbeatable. The Spartans played seven games in the two weeks since that opening night loss, and walked away with a win or a tie every single time. All of those games though, were played in the comfort of Howell Central’s Don Muench Stadium. So it’s little wonder that a top-notch team like the Spartans would go 6-0-1 in those matchups. On Thursday evening though, Howell Central trekked west to Wentzville to take on Timberland for just its second road trip of the year. But even that couldn’t slow down the red-hot Spartans, who easily dispatched the host Wolves, 3-0. “We’ve played a lot of games, …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Check out the results from Friday night's games for teams in St. Charles County and in the Gateway Athletic Conference North and South.
The third week of the high school football season is in the books. All the St. Charles County football teams were in action this week and, after three weeks, the season picture is becoming clearer. Conference races are starting to take shape. Let's take a look at Week 3. Here's how Week 3 broke down: Here's how Week 3 broke down:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With the loss of seven seniors from last year, Francis Howell Central has a lot of holes to fill in 2011.
As soon as the 2010 season was over, the Francis Howell Central girls varsity softball team wanted to wipe it away from their memory. And for good reason. The 2010 Lady Spartan softball season just was not a good one. The team went 8-17, the first losing season at Howell Central this century, and finished last in the GAC South, without winning any conference games at all last year, in what was a difficult season for sure for head coach Brenda Gabril. “I kind of think of it as a transition year,” Gabril said. “We moved from 40 feet in the pitcher’s circle to 43 feet, and we just had trouble adjusting.” Gabril, the former Brenda Ellison who changed her last name after getting married during the offseason, said the new pitching distance meant…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
After going 4-6 in last year, Howell Central is looking for first winning season since 2006.
Even though it isn’t publicized much, fans of the Francis Howell Central High football program know the Spartans play one of the toughest schedules of any team in the area. In 2010, Howell Central went 4-6 over the course of the season, with all six losses coming to teams that made the playoffs. In fact, with Spartans being the only team in the area that played six regular season games against teams that made the playoffs, and the only team to play at least three 10-win opponents, the case could be made that Howell Central played the most difficult schedule of anybody in the area last year. “We’re not afraid to play a competitive schedule,” Howell Central head coach Todd Berck said. “It’s a learning experience. We play in a tough …
Monday, March 7, 2011
St. Peters students recognized for achievement in 2010-11 basketball season.
The end of the basketball season also means the beginning of award season. All-Conference honors for the basketball teams at Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt South, Franics Howell North and Franics Howell Central were recently named. Several local athletes made the teams. SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION SPORTSMANSHIP FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION SPORTSMANSHIP FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION SPORTSMANSHIP FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM HONORABLE MENTION SPORTSMANSHIP