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  • Valle Catholic final minute FG in the mud earns another trip to the Dome The weather conditions were frightful, but the ending for Valle Catholic was so delightful. The Warriors outstanding Senior kicker, Devon Kutz, knocked home a 27 yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining, to send the Ste. Genevieve Catholic school back to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the 7th straight year, 16-13 over Marceline, in a Class ...
  • WE are truly thankful by Bob Ryan As the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend dawns on us, there are many who are truly thankful for the many blessings that each of us have received. In the sports world there are also many giving thanks…some knowingly and some unknowingly…   ….Aaron Rodgers (GB) is thankful that he doesn’t have to “double check” his football stats for the ...
  • Turbulent Times by Bob Ryan What a 10 day-2 week period it has been…while the general & myself attended a spectacular wedding @ Tahoe & added on a brief vaca to the Left Coast—the world changed….. the French attacks, Mizzou player strike, resignations @ Mizzou, and the continuing debates ….all that is handled in detail by political pundits with far ...
  • Valle Catholic captures physical battle over Thayer Valle Catholic notched their 13th win this season and their 43rd consecutive victory over the last 3 years with a hard hitting 17-10 triumph at Thayer (11-2). The Warriors overcame 6 turnovers and injuries to 3 two-way starters, Tristan Huck, Nick Oberle, and Zach Viox. The teams traded turnovers in the first minute of the game. Valle penetrated to the Bobcats ...
  • Turnovers lead to season ending loss for Ste. Gen. The 2015 football season ended in atypical fashion for Ste. Genevieve (10-2) Friday night. A team that went into their Class 3 District Championship game against Park Hills Central (10-2) with a +13 takeaway-giveaway ratio turned it over 5 times in a 35-28 loss to the Rebels. The Dragons jumped out 6-0 early on a first possession 3 play, 66 ...
  • New NCAA Football Rankings by Bob Ryan Lots of winds blowing around the rumor mill… ….how could Green Bay be so bad last Sunday? At the same time…I hope…almost pray…that Payton Manning retires 5 minutes after his season ends this year….he’s about as mobile as a 50 year man …oh wait… he is 39! ….rumor has it that Kirk Gibson will apply for ...
  • Enjoy this Wrap by Bob Ryan Put the banners away, the parade has taken place, all of the Champaign-goggle celebrations….they kinda look like kids having a soda fight to me…. have finally ended, no more pitchers warming up in the bullpen, ticket prices have dropped back to “normal” prices, conversations don’t begin with, “Did ya see last night…”   The Royals winning ...
  • Dragons pull away from Potosi; advance to District by Frank Kirchmer It was not the start that Ste. Genevieve Head Coach Ken Weik wanted, but the 6th ranked Dragons (10-1) were able to separate themselves from stubborn Potosi in the 2nd half for a 35-14 victory over the Trojans in a Class 3, District 1, Semifinal. Ste. Gen’s 9th straight win puts them into the Championship game against #2 seed, 9-2 ...
  • What is your SCARY level? By Bob Ryan Halloween…..scary….two words that seem hitched to each other. Well we’ve had some scary things, ideas, and happenings in the past year….! Will indicate the scariness level of all events   ….Stephen Piscotty’s full speed collision with CF Peter Bourjos sent him immediately to the ground…. seemingly motionless… then medics surrounded him, strapped him to a body board ...
  • What’s in Your Wallet by Bob Ryan The items that a person carries around in their wallet will tell you something about the person…let’s take a look at some individuals…   WHO – WHAT’S IN THEIR WALLET Rick Pitino—note with a noose on it as Louisville Basketball Sex Scandal widens Michigan punter…..notes on “how to catch a snap” Gary Pinkel—plane tickets for the Birmingham Bowl Sam Bradford—notes ...
  • Ste. Gen runs over NMCC in District opener The 6th ranked Class 3 Ste. Genevieve Dragons (9-1) rushed for 444 yards Friday night on their way to their 8th straight victory, 49-6, over New Madrid County Central (1-9), in an opening round District contest. Sr. running backs Anthony Roe and Austin Brewer each scored 3 touchdowns as the Dragons offensive line dominated the Eagles with their ...
  • Who-What-Why-When-How by Bob Ryan After leading the major leagues in wins in 2015, Cards lose to the Cubs. From all of the obituaries written by the sports writers about this loss in a 5 game series, you’d swear that we just lost Pearl Harbor again. Massive shuffling of the roster, radical changes to lineup, rethinking bullpen…wow….we did win 100 ...
  • October Reality TV by Bob Ryan Reality TV….those shows that are not reality but try to reach the emotional pitch of “real life” by orchestrating, contriving, choreographing situations…..we don’t need it…we have Reality TV each October as emotions skyrocket with post-season MLB, real college football games( past the cup-cake stage), pro football…. Quick drive-by synopsis of each MLB playoff game through ...
  • WEMO FB Week 8 by James Damon Only one game remained to determine the final standings for the WEMO conference as the Rich Hill Tigers hosted the Archie Whirlwinds.  It was another high-scoring shoot-out as the Tigers would nab their second win in the last three weeks, defeating the Winds 42-25.  All other WEMO squads played in non-con battles, as Adrian visited ...
  • See if you can make it in 60 seconds by Bob Ryan Can you finish this in 60 seconds?  Ready, set, go! Some of the items that may have slipped by you from last weekend…first from the NFL…   ….why would any coach agree to have his team play in England? In the last 2 years, coaches have flown back from Europe w/o job…being fired right after the game. Joe ...