Saturday, April 13, 2013
The turf on the West Ladue Campus used to be the Wildcats home base.
For Westminster soccer, the game against Ladue Friday was like a homecoming. Only the homecoming was on the road. Westminster returned to play Ladue at the new West Campus facility. Up until a year ago, that was the home to Westminster Christian Academy. The Wildcats used the return occasion to put a 2-0 shutout on the high-flying Rams. A scoreless first half, played in cold, blustery bone-chilling 40 degrees turned into a second-half scoring bonanza for Westminster. Courtney McGhee scored the go-ahead and game winning goal with an assist from Caroline Moore. Also in the second half, a header by Charisse Williams, off a corner kick from Moore was a thing of beauty. She stepped in on goal keeper Fran Shannon to score and pretty much put the…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Rams won MICDS Holiday Tournament championship game over Wildcats back in December, but Westminster returned the favor with a strong performance Friday night.
TOWN AND COUNTRY -- As the No. 1 seed and defending champion of the MICDS Holiday Tournament, the Westminster Christian Academy girls basketball team was the overwhelming favorite to win the event again this season. But the third-seeded hosts from MICDS had different plans, and pulled off one of the great surprises of the season by upsetting Westminster to win their own tournament for the first time. That victory happened to be the Rams' eighth in a row, and helped spark them on to three more, for an 11-game winning streak heading into Friday's rematch with the Wildcats at the WCA Gym. This time though, it was Westminster that made the big plays down the stretch of another tight ballgame, and earned itself a hard-fought 58-56 revenge …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Metro League rivals staged two dynamite ballgames, with the host Wildcats claiming victory in both.
TOWN AND COUNTRY -- If either of the MICDS boys or girls basketball teams thought that their hosts from Westminster Christian Academy were going to be gracious, they found out quickly on Friday that they were sadly mistaken. The host Wildcats were in a foul mood facing the Rams for the second time this season. And both the Westminster boys and girls made sure to show just how discourteous they felt, as both Wildcat squads sent the Rams home with a pair of losses in a critical Metro League doubleheader at the WCA Gym. In the opener, the No. 7-ranked Westminster girls avenged the loss they suffered to the No. 6-ranked Rams in the championship game of the MICDS Holiday Tournament back on December 30, with a 58-56 victory. And in the nightcap…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday's district playoff opener was delayed for 50 minutes at the outset due to severe lightning storm. Once things got rolling, it was all Wildcats in a 28-0 victory over the Rams.
BALLWIN -- About 30 minutes before the start of Thursday's MSHSAA Class 4 District 3 playoff opener at Parkway West High School's Longhorn Stadium, between Westminster Christian Academy and Ladue, Mother Nature decided it was time she show everyone thinking about football what real power was. First, the skies opened and a furious storm followed. Then, just for good measure, the lightning strikes began and sent everyone running for cover. The water and light show continued for nearly an hour before the first-round playoff game between two of the more underrated teams in the area. Early on in the game, it seemed lightning struck again -- only this time it wasn't Mother Nature. Instead, it was Westminster junior quarterback Brett Bond who …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Saturday's Westminster-MICDS football game is now moved to Friday due to rain expected from now Tropical Depression Isaac.
According to Westminster Christian Academy staff, kickoff for the Westminster-MICDS football game is now 4 p.m. Friday. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The game's date and time were changed due to the heavy rain predicted for the St. Louis area due to now Tropical Storm Isaac. The school changed the game so that it would not be delayed until next week if it were rained out. This will be the first time the two teams play against each other since 2009 when the Westminster Wildcats defeated the Rams 14-13. If you have a game you know is changing due to weather, please post it on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Seven-run sixth inning gives Wildcats the chance to defend their state championship against league rival Lutheran South.
Nerves were getting frayed, and the fans were getting worried, but the members of the Westminster Christian Academy baseball team weren't concerned at all. Well, maybe they were a little. But thanks to a huge seven-run sixth inning, the Wildcats rallied for an 8-2 win over upset-minded Marshall (MO) High, in the state semifinals at Meador Park on Friday, and now will get to play for the MSHSAA Class 3 state championship for the second straight year. Westminster won its first ever state baseball title last year, and will be the first Missouri team to advance to the state championship game in back-to-back seasons since Sante Fe did it in '08 and '09. The last back-to-back state champions in Missouri was Blair Oaks in Class 2 in '05 and '06. …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Wildcats fall to St. Louis' Miller Career Academy 59-50 in third-place game.
Columbia--Westminster coach Steve Stipanovich had way to much success previously at the University of Missouri and with the Indiana Pacers to settle for things like getting up at the crack of dawn to play a third-place game. However his lot was cast. Westminster dropped a semifinal game with Smithville, 47-37, shoving his girls into the Class 4 third-place game today at the Mizzou Arena versus the Phonex of St. Louis' Miller Career Academy. The emotions flashed across the faces of players and coaches. The stares were mostly blank. Westminster lost just five times this season, and two of those occured here in Columbia. The game was never close. "We are disappointed to say the least. We played much better than this during the year. We will …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wildcats were 5.9 seconds away from winning districts, when U. City’s Travon Williams drained a three-pointer at the buzzer that ended WCA’s season.
An incredible season came to a tear-jerking thud Friday night at MICDS High School’s McDonnell Gymnasium, as the Westminster Christian Academy boys basketball team lost the MSHSAA Class 4 District 6 championship game, 73-72, to University City on a last shot. The Wildcats, who had rallied to take an eight-point lead midway through the fourth quarter Friday night, led 72-70 with 5.9 seconds left, when U. City guard Travon Williams drained a dramatic three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Lions to an improbable win over the absolutely stunned Westminster Christian team. “It’s just unbelievable man, I can’t believe it,” Williams said, after knocking down one of the greatest shots in U. City High’s storied basketball history. “I was really …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Mike Matheny's son Tate accepted a scholarship to Missouri State, while softball standout Ellie Huffman is headed to Saint Louis University and golfer Ryan Haxel is going to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The folks at Westminster Christian Academy celebrated their own version of National Signing Day Wednesday morning at the high school, with a ceremony honoring Wildcat student-athletes Ryan Haxel (golf), Ellie Huffman (softball), and Tate Matheny (baseball), who all recently signed national letters of intent to play sports at three local NCAA Division I colleges beginning next fall. Haxel, one of the top golf talents in the area, signed to play at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, after leading the Wildcats to a second place finish in the Missouri Class 3 boys state championship tournament last spring. Huffman, a top hitter for the Wildcats softball team, hit .441 this fall with two home runs and 45 RBIs, and helped lead Westminster …