The Jr. Bills notch win Number One by Mike Ritter

ritterThe Jr. Bills notch win Number One
The SLUH Jr. Bills opened the 2015 season with a win Friday Night over the Hillsboro Hawks, 49-14. The Bills got the scoring going early after taking the opening kickoff and marching down the field for a touchdown.  The drive was capped off by a six yard rushing touchdown by Andrew Clair. The SLUH Junior rushed for a game high 128 yards and found the end zone three times (6, 4 and 47) all coming in the first half. “I think there was a lot of positives,” said Jr. Bills Offensive Coordinator Rob Chura when talking about his offensive unit.  ”We have had plenty of week ones where we come out and there are several things that we have had to work on, but this isn’t one of those situations where we have to change things wholesale. We are pretty happy with the result, said Chura.”
 
Despite giving up over 200 yards on the ground the Jr. Bills defense got progressively better as the game went on. Hillsboro (0-1) marched 75-yards on their opening drive with running back Trey Terry finding the end zone from three yards out. Terry, who rushed for over 100 yards scored twice. The second not coming until the final minute of the game. Field position played a big factor into Hillsboro’s struggles on finding the end zone.  The Hawks had seven consecutive possessions going back to late in the first quarter where their drives started inside their own 25-yard line.
 
After taking a 21-6 into halftime, the Jr. Bills broke things wide open in the third quarter when SLUH signal caller Mitch Batcschelett threw a pair touchdown passes of 33 and 32 yards to David Jackson. Pinned deep in their own end, Hillsboro punter Sam Mock punted to SLUH speedster Daniel Isom, who scampered 60 yards to the end zone to cap off the third quarter scoring barrage. That was the only punt of the night for the Hawks. 
 
The win for SLUH marked the 199th at the U High for Head Coach Gary Kornfeld, who is entering his 28th season as the head man. SLUH (1-0) with play host to Lutheran North next Friday Night.

The Pattonville Pirates Steal another Win

ritterThe Pattonville Pirates had a pretty clear game plan on Friday night as they hosted the Lindbergh Flyers in week two of the high school football season. Stay balanced on offense and swarm to the football on defense. The Pirates accomplished both en route to a 37-14 victory. Pattonville senior running back Tyrone Eastern found the end zone twice and freshman signal caller Kaleb Eleby threw for a couple of scores as well. The Pirates took a 23-14 lead into the locker room at the half after a 20yd FG by Cody Blankenship. The Pirates held Lindbergh scoreless in the second half.
Pattonville’s defense stifled Lindbergh’s spread offensive passing attack the entire night with several pass break-ups and forced the Flyers quarterback’s to throw four interceptions one of which was taken back for a touchdown by Pattonville cornerback CJ McDaniel. Lindbergh starting quarterback Sam Neumeier, who threw two of those interceptions was knocked out of the game in the third quarterback and never returned.
Pattonville (2-0) will travel to Hazelwood West next Saturday, while Lindbergh (0-2) will host Mehlville on Friday night.

Check out the New Football Show – Prepcasts LLI – Week 2

prepcasts facebook profilePrepcasts is proud to announce the continuation of our addition to our Friday night high school football coverage.  This Friday night at 6:30, we will continue the Prepcasts Live Listen In (LLI) show. Prepcasts will continue to bring you our featured Friday night games, but the Prepcasts LLI show will only enhance the coverage. Hosted this week by Tim Miller, the Prepcasts LLI show will run until around 10:00, and it will provide coverage of all of our featured games in addition to updated scores from high school football contests across the St. Louis area and from our affiliates in Ste. Gen and KCMW. In addition, we will bring you pre-game and post-game analysis of all our featured games from our Prepcasts broadcast crews.
 
So remember, the Prepcasts LLI show will air live every Friday night from 6:30 – 10:00 and, as an added bonus, all shows will be archived for on-demand listening at your convenience, free of charge. Click here for that show …

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network Promotes MDA

MDA logoThis would be the weekend that you would always stay up late and watch Jerry Lewis do his annual fundraising on his telethon.  With his retirement the torch has been passed to the communities and to us.

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network will try to do their part to keep this need alive this weekend.  We will be promoting what MDA is doing in the Kansas City area on those broadcasts and what St. Louis is doing with the KSDK-TV mini telethon on the east side of the state broadcasts.

Here is a link about the Kansas City Lock-UP … http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Lock-Up/77-675-KansasCityDistrict?fr_id=12019&pg=entry and a link about the telethon … http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=335464

The broadcasts will also be presenting PSA’s from celebrities during the broadcasts as well.

Thanks for those that have already supported MDA and please give what you can when the Firefighter’s come around with their boots this weekend.

 

Welcome Back St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League

stlcollegebaseball_ logoWE are pleased to have St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League again this summer.  Click here for the first game on Monday, June 16th – It will pit the Knights against the Rebels.  Mike Ritter and Howard Balzer will have the call from Grizzlie Ball Park in Sauget, Illinois.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Archive! – May 23 – MSLA Division I State Championships – BLAX – CBC vs MICDS

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Archive! – May 23 – MSLA Division II State Championships – BLAX – Lindbergh vs Marquette

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Archive! – Mar. 21 – HS Girls Basketball – Class 4, Semi-Final – Incarnate Word Academy vs Marshfield

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Archive! – Mar. 20 – HS Boys Basketball – Class 5, Semi-Final – Hazelwood Central vs Hickman

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