Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Spread the word about your athlete's accomplishments on National Signing Day.
Wednesday, high school athletes in a variety of sports will be putting pen to paper and making official their pledge to play football, soccer, baseball and other sports at the college level. Particularly in the world of college football, "National Signing Day" has turned into something of a holiday for fans eager to find out if their favorite college program will get the top "blue-chip" recruits. With so many schools in the area, there's no way we can get to all of them, which is where you come in. There are three ways you can make sure the athletes in your family or at your school can get the spotlight that he or she deserves. (All require a Patch login, which is free and painless!) You can also email a photo to Gregg.Palermo@patch.com or…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ferguson, a varsity volleyball player and sophomore at Mizzou, will be missed by family and teammates. A funeral service is set for Sunday.
The following obituary is provided by Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood: Emily N. Ferguson, Suddenly, Friday, December 7, 2012. Cherished daughter of Roy Ferguson and Susan (Randolph) Fauser; dear sister of Samuel Louis Ferguson and step sister of Kathryn and Alexander Fauser; loving granddaughter of Alberta Opel; dear niece, cousin, teammate and friend to many. Emily was a 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School where she was a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team. She was currently attending the University of Missouri, Columbia. Funeral at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7148 Forsyth Blvd, University City, Sunday, December 16th, 7 PM. Interment private. Memorials preferred to Eliot Chapel Nursery School or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Emily Nicole Ferguson, a 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School and sophomore at Mizzou, died Friday in an accident on Interstate 70.
A funeral service is set for Emily Nicole Ferguson, 19, of Kirkwood. Ferguson died Friday while driving the wrong way on Interstate 70. She was a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia and 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School. Ferguson's funeral service is scheduled for Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in University City, with a private interment, according to Bopp Chapel. The church is located at 7148 Forsyth Blvd. As of Monday, an obituary had not been posted to Legacy.com. The only information posted under the obituary section on Bopp Chapel's website is that Ferguson died suddenly Friday and was 19. Condolences can be left on Bopp Chapel's website. RELATED CONTENT:
Friday, December 7, 2012
Emily N. Ferguson, a sophomore at Mizzou and 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School, died Friday while driving the wrong way on Interstate 70.
Article updated with information about high school. A University of Missouri-Columbia sophomore and 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School, died Friday in a head-on collision while driving the wrong way on Interstate 70, according to news reports. The Kirkwood Call reported Saturday that Ferguson was a 2011 graduate of KHS. Emily N. Ferguson, 19, of Kirkwood, died at the scene of the crash that happened at 3:17 a.m. near Kingdom City, MO, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Ferguson was driving west in the eastbound lanes of I-70 and struck a box truck, according to the Post. The Post reports that the driver of the box truck was taken to a local hospital and is in fair condition. Ferguson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Griffins third baseman Matt Brown and catcher Jack Klages will be playing college baseball next year in the SEC.
Two Vianney baseball players will take their talents to the SEC next spring where they will cotinue their atheltic careers in college. Griffins third baseman Matt Brown and catcher Jack Klages signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday morning in the Leadership Center at St. John Vianney High School. Brown, a four-year varsity starter who spent his first year at CBC as the third baseman for the school's state championship team, signed with the University of Arkansas. Klages, a three-year varsity starter, signed with the University of Missouri. Want to share high school athletic news with neighbors? Post an Accomplishment Announcement. Got high school sports photos sitting on your desktop or camera? Upload them to our Pics&Clips gallery. …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The St. Louis football star quietly told the University of Missouri that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Vianney Coach Mike Diffley talks about what makes Smith such an attractive player.
The University of Missouri football program has been eyeing Vianney High School Junior Markel Smith for some time. After attending a camp this summer at the University of Missouri, the football program's coaching staff made him an offer. Smith told them he wouldn't make a decision until the end of Vianney's 2012 season. After a season-ending loss Wednesday to the Jackson High School Indians, Smith made good on his word, notifying Mizzou Thursday night that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Smith has been a powerhouse for the Griffins and a standout in the St. Louis high school football scene. Before going into Vianney's final game, Smith led the St. Louis area with 2,342 yards rushing through 10 games, had scored 29 touchdowns and was …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Mizzou faces top-10 ranked South Carolina in an SEC showdown.
Mizzou has a football history with Steve Spurrier and his South Carolina Gamecocks. For one, Spurrier was the quarterback in 1966 who almost engineered a Florida comeback in the Mizzou 20-18 win in the Sugar Bowl played that year out-of-doors at Tulane Stadium. Mizzou beat Spurrier and his Gamecocks in the 2005 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, 38-31 and the Tigers beat South Carolina under Jim Carlen in the Hall of Fame Bowl game in 1979, 24-14. Playing in Columbia, SC, will be no walk in the park Saturday. Some 80,000 will be loud and proud for the 2:30 p.m. (C.S.T. kickoff) on CBS. South Carolina is in full stride, heading into this SEC showdown with a perfect 3-0 start. After a shaky 17-13 win over Vanderbilt to open conference play, …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Jeremy Maclin has established a Mizzou football scholarship that rewards student athletes for their academic performance and community service.
Jeremy Maclin, Kirkwood High School graduate turned NFL superstar, has established a new scholarship at Mizzou that aims to provide the college football experience to high school student athletes, preferably those from Kirkwood. The Jeremy Maclin Football Scholarship will give preference to a student athlete from Kirkwood High School as well to one who has demonstrated financial hardship, Missourinet reports. Missourinet quotes Maclin as saying his time at Mizzou was "life-changing." To learn more, visit Missourinet. RELATED STORIES:
Friday, July 20, 2012
Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel defended Joe Paterno and called him a great man during his SEC media day availability. What do you think of his remarks?
Remarks that University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel made defending the now disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have at least one Missouri lawmaker at arms. Pinkel, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, called Paterno a "great man." That comment came just days after an investigative report concluded that top Penn State officials, including Paterno, had for more than a decade known of child sexual abuse allegations made against Jerry Sandusky and said nothing. According to the Post-Dispatch, Pinkel called Paterno a great friend and said the "greatness of this man" should not be erased. From the report: “You know, it's such a tragedy,” he began. “Joe Paterno was a friend I got to know professionally. You can'…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Gary Pinkel and staff meet with Tigers' faithful after national signing date.
The University of Missouri football coaching staff is much bigger than the nearly dozen or so coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and staff who draw a regular paycheck from the university. Rather, the staff is more family than payroll. Tigers, past, present and future have a hand in either the success or failing of the Tiger program.
Going into the vaunted SEC Conference, the black and gold will need all the help and support they can get. A legion of Tiger admirers, mostly from the booster St. Louis Quarterback club crammed the auditorium of the Edward Jones complex in Des Peres Tuesday night to hang on the words of Gary Pinkel, their 11 year coach, and other notables within the program and hear about their newest crop of incoming …