Monday, November 5, 2012
The Westminster Wildcats swept Pleasant Hill this Saturday in Cape Girardeau.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats won the girls state volleyball championship this weekend. They are the 2012 State Champions after sweeping Pleasant Hill in the Class 3 championship at the Show-Me Center Saturday. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, this win is just one of many for the school that has won state titles in baseball, boys golf and girls golf. Click here to read more on Saturday's victory and the athletes involved in the team's win in the Post's article.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A new study ranks Missouri No. 15 out of all 50 states for corruption risk.
After evaluating Missouri’s laws for preventing corruption, a team of journalists and watchdog activists gave Missouri a 'C-', ranking the state No. 15 out of 50. Of the 14 categories graded, Missouri earned one ‘A’ (in internal auditing) and three ‘F’s (public access to information, political financing and state pension fund management.) "While blatant corruption is relatively rare in this state of 6 million residents, questionable behavior abounds within state government–particularly among lawmakers–and an undermanned ethics agency struggles to investigate and punish offenders," said Mike Sherry, who reported on Missouri for the project. The Missouri Governor's office did not immediately respond to repeated requests for comment. The team…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The MSHSAA is now outlining the regulations and procedures with the new state law regarding sports-related concussions.
Dan Lohse remembers the instant and massive headache. The football was overthrown to the Vianney senior wide receiver from High Ridge, but a helmet-to-helmet collision still occurred with a cornerback early this season. “I actually played the rest of the game,” Lohse said. “At first, I didn’t think anything of it, but when it became the fourth quarter and I had the same headache, I knew something was wrong.” Lohse's injury is among the estimated 300,000 sport-related brain injuries that occur annually in America according to the Brain Injury Resource Center. This summer, Missouri lawmakers made the Show-Me State one of 30 with a law aimed at protecting youth athletes from further brain injuries by returning to play too soon. (*Note: This…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Chesterfield state senator will instead run for a second term in the Missouri Senate.
State Sen. Jane Cunningham will not run for Congress next year. With U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-2nd district, vacating his seat in Congress to run for the U.S. Senate, Cunningham, R-St. Louis County, had expressed interest in running for the U.S. 2nd District House seat. But she told a St. Louis radio station on Wednesday morning that she would instead run for re-election for her western St. Louis County state Senate seat, which includes part of Creve Coeur. In a phone interview with Patch, Cunningham said her decision came down to where she could “have the most impact.” “But it took a lot of time to thoroughly look at it, because running for Congress was a really nice political opportunity that was very inviting,” Cunningham said. With nearly…