Friday, July 13, 2012
The two day camp at Kennedy High School included a pair of high profile counselors.
Some area University of Missouri basketball fans eager for the return of Laurence Bowers to the men's basketball lineup after a year on the bench due to a knee injury had their chance to see the fifth-year senior up close this week during a basketball camp in St. Louis County. Bowers and Tony Criswell, new to the team this year from a Junior College in Oklahoma, were the guest counselors at the annual Collegiate All-Stars Basketball Clinic held this week at Kennedy High School. The two-day program offered opportunities for young kids and high school athletes to work on their ball-handling skills in their own age-appropriate sessions. "Coach (Frank Haith) let us come down here and work this and I’m glad he did. I’ve met a lot of new little…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The former basketball coach was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison Monday for transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity. Read the federal indictment here which includes the alleged videotaping of sexual acts.
Brent Woody, 29, of Creve Coeur was sentenced to 151 months in prison Monday on charges of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. As previously reported by Patch, the former Parkway Central High School basketball coach pleaded guilty in October to one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Woody was arrested on Feb. 8, 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to the federal indictment (which can be read in the PDF portion of this article), the crime was committed between January 2009 and July 2010. The indictment also alleges Woody videotaped the teen performing oral sex and having intercourse …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
North Senior Darrell Johnson’s near-triple double leads Vikings to title game berth against De Smet on Friday.
For the third time this season, archrival boys basketball programs Parkway North and Parkway Central hooked up Wednesday night. The teams traded victories in the two previous meetings, with North earning a 59-51 win in the season opener back in November, and Central claiming a 47-45 win in conference play three weeks ago. But the most important matchup of the season came Wednesday night, when the Vikings and Colts clashed one last time in the MSHSAA Class 5 District 4 semifinals, with the winner earning a shot at the district title game on Friday night. And thanks to a brilliant performance by 6-foot-8, 240-pound senior center Darrell Johnson, it was Parkway North's night, somehow outlasting Parkway Central for a 49-45 win, in front of a …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Senior Zach Biggs had a game-high 24 points, but Colts ran out of gas after forcing overtime with furious fourth-quarter rally.
Coming off a pair of sensational wins over Ft. Zumwalt West and Seckman, the Parkway Centralboys basketball team took a huge step up in competition Monday night, when it took on No. 9-ranked Hazelwood Central in a first round game at the Parkway West/Ameritime Classic Boys Basketball Tournament. The tournament is being held in Creve Coeur at Missouri Baptist University'sCarl and Doris Petty Student Recreation Center The Colts, an 11-5 ballclub that’s flown under the hype-machine radar for most of the season, finally had a chance to make a name for itself, if only they could take down one of the teams some consider the best in the entire area. And as it turned out, Parkway Central nearly pulled it off, rallying from nine points down late in…
Monday, January 9, 2012
No team makes a free throw better than Maryville University women, according to the Daily Journal.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The Cadets have four senior leaders, but they'll rely on a talented junior class that went 23-2 at the JV level last year.
If it weren’t for having to play the number one team in the city four times last season, the Christian Brothers College High School boys basketball team would have had itself a fantastic season in 2010-2011. The Cadets went 19-8 last year, but take away those four losses to the Bradley Beal-led Chaminade Red Devils. CBC would have had a championship-caliber season, and would have easily been considered one of the favorites to win state. Instead, it was Chaminade that had the number one ranking and got all the glory last year. This year though, CBC head hoops coach Bob McCormack believes he has a squad, young as it is, that can accomplish some of the things last year’s team couldn’t. “I think we learned a lot last year,” McCormack said. “It…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Brent Woody was a basketball coach at Parkway Central High School. Sentencing is scheduled for January.
The United States Attorney's Office announced Friday that Brent Woody, a former coach at Parkway Central High School, issued a guilty plea in federal court to a single count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Sentencing is scheduled for January. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he could face 10 years to life in prison, and/or a fine of up to $250,000, as well as supervised release for life. Woody, 29, was first indicted by a federal grand jury in the case in January. He also faces 15 counts of statuory rape in St. Louis County Court. His attorney, Adam Fine, declined comment Friday afternoon.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The inaugural "Man to Man" wheelchair basketball game brings local celebs together with experienced players.
The "Man to Man" Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball event on Saturday afternoon at Harris Stowe State University couldn’t help but be competitive, considering how many ex-pro athletes were playing. But raising money for some good people was the main point of the day, while having fun was merely a given. The players, some with years of experience and some first-timers, played on teams that were a mix of local ex-Cardinals, media personalities, college players, and a handful of experienced wheelchair basketball players. Each played in the wheelchairs made for the sport. Kenny Lee, who was paralyzed after a serious car accident, and former Cardinals player Lonnie Maclin, who recently suffered a debilitating stroke, were two of the recipients of …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
De Smet held a 46-28 lead at the end of the third quarter before the Cadets started to mount a rally.
Metro Catholic Conference basketball rivals De Smet and CBC staged a classic battle in the semifinals of the Meramec Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29 with De Smet taking a last-minute 62-60 victory. Friday night’s rematch at De Smet provided a lot less suspense as the host Spartans dominated from start to finish in a 66-56 victory over the Cadets in a league contest. De Smet improved to 3-1 in MCC play and 11-3 overall while CBC fell to 2-2 in league play and 10-4 overall. “This win was big for us,” said De Smet coach Kevin Poelker. “When you get a conference opponent and quality opponent like CBC and you get the win, it’s big. It’s really big.” The tone was set early as De Smet scored the first seven points of the game while CBC missed its …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Katy Meyer was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
Parkway Central High School graduate Katy Meyer was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Now a senior at Webster University, the 5-foot-10 forward has made a name for herself with the Webster Gorloks basketball team. Over the holiday, she proved once again she's a force to be reckoned with, averaging 17 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games played on the Gorloks' trip to California. Meyer shot 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from the field and was 8-of-12 from 3-point range. Meyer was a key player in the Dec. 29 win at Whittier College, contributing 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. The next night, she was the game-high scorer with 22 points, including shooting 6-…