FRONTENAC • Dan Rolfes was agitated. The Incarnate Word girls basketball coach barked orders, slammed his clipboard and pleaded with his team to do something, anything, that resembled what it drilled.
WEBSTER WINTER CHALLENGE GIRLS BASKETBALL
WEBSTER GROVES • The St. Joseph's basketball team had a very strong start Friday.
WEBSTER GROVES • The St. Joseph's girls basketball team started and finished its opening-round game of the Webster Winter Challenge in a strong manner.
ST. CHARLES • The Angels needed this one — in the worst way.
EDWARDSVILLE • Almost. But not yet.
AFFTON • Cor Jesu junior center Kristina Schmelter picked up her basketball survival skills the hard way.
FRONTENAC • There are several reasons why the St. James girls basketball team is undefeated and ranked first in the state in Class 4.
40th ANNUAL VISITATION CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT
As a sophomore, current MICDS junior guard Abby O'Keefe averaged 22 points a game for Harley-Allendale Columbia High School in Rochester, New York, as the Wolves went 16-5.
COLUMBIA • In the moments immediately following the CBC basketball team’s Class 5 semifinal win, the Cadets went to the front row of bleachers and said thanks.
COLUMBIA, Mo. • Once junior guard Mary Barton got her gum, the St. Joseph’s girls basketball team was ready to roll.
COLUMBIA, Mo. • The little team that could just couldn’t climb such a big hill.
Though there have been bumps and bruises, ups and downs for the St. Joseph’s girls basketball team, the Angels and the team’s seniors, in particular, have been on a mission.
ST. CHARLES • The St. Joseph’s basketball team is going to a place no one imagined it would when the season began in December — the state semifinals.
Don’t look now, but the St. Joseph’s girls basketball team is on a roll.
ST. CHARLES • It was a matter of pride for the St. Joseph's Academy girls basketball team.
ST. LOUIS • St. Joseph's picked a good time to exact revenge on Nerinx Hall.
St. Josephs' coach Julie Matheny said the Angels showed plenty of heart in earning a Metro Womens Athletic Association White Division win.
Frontenac • The third-place game at the 39th annual Visitation Christmas Tournament Friday featured a pair of teams headed in opposite directions during the game.
December 10 was a rough day for the St. Joseph’s girls basketball team and junior guard Mary Barton.
WEBSTER GROVES • Facing an opposing team in St. Joseph’s with no player taller than 5-foot-11, it was clear entering Saturday’s Metro Women’s Athletic Association game that the host Nerinx Hall Markers were going to have an advantage.
The 2012-13 Incarnate Word basketball team was the first in the program’s storied history to finish the season unbeaten.
It was the extra little things Michaela Witcher did the past few decades as the athletics director at St. Joseph’s the coaches there really appreciated.
Incarnate sophomore Collier already compared to area greats
The De Smet basketball team lost two of its last 17 games on its way to the Class 5 title bout. And both of them came to Rockhurst.
They filed into the Mizzou Arena interview room. Red rimed eyes streaked with tears. Noses sniffling. Hearts still beating in their chests but obviously broken.
COLUMBIA • The new bully on the Class 5 block, Rock Bridge, faced off against the old bully, St. Joseph’s, in the state final on Saturday.
COLUMBIA • Few gave the Cor Jesu girls basketball team much of a chance heading into its Class 5 semifinal on Friday against St. Joseph’s – except the Chargers.
COLUMBIA • The 1992-93 St. Joseph’s basketball team, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Class 4A state championship, will be honored at halftime of the Class 5 title game at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
If Erin Nelson was to design a car it surely would be a dragster, and the only gear the St. Joseph’s spark plug would put in it is overdrive.
Sydney Stipanovich was thrilled for her cousins, Hannah and Sadie Stipanovich, when they won a state championship this past fall as members of the Westminster volleyball team.
CEDAR HILL • Before the opening tipoff of their Class 5 sectional game, the St. Joseph’s basketball team had to try and overcome two opponents.
LADUE • St. Joseph's Academy seemed to have all the answers against Nerinx Hall in the Class 5 District 2 girls basketball championship game at Ladue on Thursday.
LADUE • Nerinx Hall blew some comfortable leads en route to losses in a couple of big conference games recently.
Senior guard Lauren White admits that, despite the fact that the Edwardsville girls basketball team is still unbeaten, it isn’t always as dialed in as it could be.
In search of a signature victory over an area team, the Miller Career girls were determined to keep things close Tuesday night when they paid a visit to St. Joseph’s.
Love them or dump them?
FRONTENAC • Incarnate Word has resembled a steamroller going up against aluminum cans this season.
Coach Bryce Gregory wasn’t bothered too much that by the fact that his Troy girls basketball team had a 2-4 record coming out of the gates this season. He was in the minority, though.
WEBSTER GROVES • Incarnate Word got off to a stellar start vs. Rock Bridge only to fade and then lose in a Class 5 state semifinal game last March.
WEBSTER GROVES • The scorebook doesn’t often tell you the whole story. It’s a collection of numbers that, without any frame of reference, can be misleading. Sure, it tells you how many points each player had, but it doesn’t tell you if they were clutch, if they changed the momentum of a game…
WEBSTER GROVES • The Webster Groves girls basketball team has one of the better defensive squads in the area.
EDWARDSVILLE • Things just got a lot tougher for Edwardsville.
EDWARDSVILLE • When area powers Edwardsville and St. Joseph’s last met two years ago, the Tigers had trouble scoring in a 14-point loss to the Angels.
The Webster Groves girls basketball team desperately wants some top-shelf hardware.
FRONTENAC • The Incarnate Word girls basketball team continued its near-decade long domination of the Visitation Christmas Tournament on Friday.
FRONTENAC • Some people were amazed the St. Joseph’s players chose to return to the Visitation Christmas Tournament this year when they had the option of flying to Naples, Fla., for the Nike Tournament of Champions instead.
FRONTENAC • Nerinx Hall guard Abbie Marshall couldn't be found on the scorers' sheet at halftime of a Visitation Christmas Tournament quarterfinal game vs. Parkway South on Wednesday.