Thursday, April 4, 2013
Visitation soccer coach disappointed in 2-0 loss to MICDS.
In a nutshell, Visitation Soccer coach Dick Westbrook was in a snit over the lack of effort by his team against MICDS Wednesday. The Rams capitalized on opportunities, using a pair of rebounded shots by Klasey Medelberg and Amber Jones to blank the Vivettes, 2-0. “Oh we didn’t play well at all. We didn’t come to play. The enthusiasm wasn’t there. They (the team) had a big win yesterday (Tuesday) over Cor Jesu (2-1) and they think all we have to do is come out and we will win. We play a tough schedule, and they have to come out and play a tough game each time,” he said, point-blank. As he was being interviewed, the host Rams broke out in a rousing team cheer. “See, that’s what we needed. Either these girls are going to take it to heart, or …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in a recent St. Louis Magazine poll.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The poll recently published in St. Louis Magazine, asked St. Louisans to name their favorites in a number of school related categories. Town and Country's Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in the "Where Did You Go to High School?" poll. Parkway West High School won "Best School Colors," while Annie Menees with Visitation Academy was named "Best Coach." (Click here to read the St. Louis Magazine article.) So are you a big fan of Parkway West's light blue and red school colors or does another school sport a better color combo?
Monday, December 3, 2012
The annual holiday show tells the tale of Degas' famous statuette. This year’s lead role is performed by a junior at Visitation Academy.
The 2012-2013 COCA Family Theatre Series presents three performances of its holiday tradition, The Little Dancer, December 7-9. The Little Dancer tells the tale of Degas’ famous statuette, who comes to life and finds herself in various scenes depicted in works of art. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) This year, the title character discovers three-dimensional art and explores this form by dancing among the pieces with choreography inspired by the artwork itself. Hundreds of colorful costumes and a clear storyline make this production a wonderful introduction to dance and visual art for children and their families. This hour-long story ballet features students from the greater St. Louis area. This year’s lead …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A St. Louis area team, including three Visitation Academy students, representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates earns excellent spot in a U.S. computer competition.
Visitation Academy students Della Anjeh, Christine Miller and Jacqueline Nobbe recently competed, along with a group of students representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates, at the 2012 National BDPA conference held in Baltimore, MD. The St. Louis team earned second place in the BDPA's High School Computer competition, a national contest of students who are challenged with solving a business problem using web-based technology. Fields and the other St. Louis students each received $1,000 scholarships as a result of their achievement. "Students coming together from different economic, geographical, educational, and ethnic backgrounds is diversity at its best," said Toni Love, BDPA’s coordinator and application …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Vivettes win 1-0 over MICD to capture Class 2, District 5 Title.
The Mary Institute Country Day soccer team played 184 minutes between Monday and Wednesday and score 1 goal. The goal Monday against Villa Duchense well into the second sudden-death overtime propelled them to a win over Villa Duchesne and a match with the Visitation Academy Vivettes in the championships Wednesday at Westminster Christian Academy. Junior Abby Grimes solo goal at the 49:08 minute mark of the second half was the only score in the game. The Vivettes made it hold up for the Class 2, District 5 title. Now, the V’s go on to play the winner of Trinity-St. Charles in the regional round. First things first. Both goalkeepers, Campbell Torchin, senior from MICDS and freshman Grace Forthaus played brilliantly. A collision in the second…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Police are searching for a suspect after a purse was stolen in a school parking lot.
The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department. According to police, a man stole a purse out of a vehicle around 8:00 a.m. Monday while a mother took her child into Visitation Academy in the 3000 block of Ballas Road near Highway 40. Investigators stated that the woman's stolen credit cards were used later that morning in the City of St. Louis. Authorities believe the suspect is driving a silver Ford Escape. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lieutenant Rick Kranz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents can also call the West Central Dispatch Center at 314 737-4600. Anonymous tips on the theft can also be called in to St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-317-…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Wildcats, coached by former major-league pitcher Andy Benes, were undefeated in the MWAA II Conference last year.
If the first three games of the season were any indication, it is going to be a wild and crazy fall for the Westminster Christian Academy softball team. The 5-1 Wildcats, who won the MWAA II Conference last season en route to a 12-9 season, scored 31 runs in wins over Kirkwood and DuBourg and an extra-inning loss to Rockwood Summit. Westminster won the Kirkwood game despite leaving 16 runners on base and committing eight errors, a combination which almost always leads to a loss. The Wildcats stranded another dozen runners in the loss to Summit in which they were one strike away from victory. Westminster loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning but failed to score. Westminster committed five errors in the first inning and gave …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The 2011 UMB Bank High School Senior Soccer All-Star Game features three players from Visitation Academy.
Samantha Jones was a bit surprised when her name was announced as the Most Valuable Player of the North Team in her team's 6-2 victory over the South Team at the 2011 UMB Bank High School Senior Soccer All-Star Game. The match was hosted by the Missouri Athletic Club and played Thursday night at the Anheuser-Busch Center. It was not expected that a defender would win the honors in a showcase game that was dominated by offense. "I froze for a second," said Jones, a recent McCluer North graduate who will move on to play at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. "I knew I didn't score or have an assist, so I was not expecting to be named the MVP. “It's a great honor and tonight was so much fun. It didn't really matter too much which team …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Visitation Academy freshman Elizabeth Hopkins scores the game-winner to give the Vivettes a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame de Sion.
Deciding a soccer game via penalty kicks is one of the most brutal ways to determine a state championship. Saturday evening was one of those nights where a title was claimed in that exact fashion. With a chance to win back-to-back state championships on the line, Visitation Academy freshman Elizabeth Hopkins nailed down the game-winning penalty kick to give the Vivettes a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame de Sion in the Class 2 state championship game at Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton. “I was freaking out,” Hopkins said. “I was saying to myself ‘why me’? But I was just wanting to score so bad. I knew the game was on the line and I wanted a ring and I wanted that state championship.” Not only was the outcome brutal, the weather conditions pushed…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
For the second straight year, Visitation Academy ends Notre Dame's season in the Class 2 state playoffs.
It was a scene all too familiar on Friday when Visitation Academy and Notre Dame High School met in the Class 2 girl’s soccer semifinals at the Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton. For the second straight year, the Vivettes and Rebels met in the playoffs and Visitation (20-5) proved why it’s the defending state champions with an impressive 6-0 win over Notre Dame. “The girls came out to play,” Visitation head coach Dick Westbrook said. “I told them beforehand that the last time three times we played Notre Dame, they have always scored first. So that means it’s either bad coaching on my part or you’re not mentally ready. But we were mentally ready today.” Visitation jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 34:43 to play in the first half on a goal by …