I was in my hotel room in Indianapolis last Saturday morning when I got an upsetting early phone call. Former Cardinal Ritter College Prep basketball star Cameron Biedscheid had been shot and killed back home in St. Louis County.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum’s respective seasons ended after the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. While dismissed early, their seasons ended with bangs, not whimpers.
It was a banner weekend for St. Louis area athletes at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City for Classes 3,4, and 5.
It was another banner year of girls basketball in the St. Louis metropolitan area and it shows in the collective talent of the member of the 2021 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Girls All-Star Team. The members of this year’s team all share a common bond, which is winning.
The members of the 2021 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Boys All-Star Basketball Team represent an abundance of size, talent and versatility. The shortest member of the team is 6’3” Mario Fleming of Cardinal Ritter, but he plays much bigger than his actual size. The biggest member of the group…
Last weekend’s Missouri State High School Activities Association state championships in Springfield was a showcase for some of the St. Louis area’s leading basketball dynasties.
St. Louis area basketball stars Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum share many things in common other than the fact that they were products of Chaminade College Prep.
The Cardinal Ritter College Prep Lions added to their extensive trophy case last year by winning the Class 3 state championship in boys’ basketball.
The DeSmet Spartans basketball team was put in the position of having to make some major adjustments before they even played a game this season.
The Chaminade Red Devils have enjoyed a tremendous run of success in boys basketball over the years with a couple of state championships, several state Final Four appearances and a group of alums who have made their way to the National Basketball Association, such as Bradley Beal, Jayson Tat…
Kelly Thames was one of the St. Louis area’s top basketball players during his stellar career at Jennings in the early 1990’s.
The Confluence Prep Academy Titans have a very productive holiday tournament season as they won the championship of the Francis Howell/O’Fallon-Christian Round Robin.
The high school sports year in 2020 was like no other as the pandemic wiped out much of the sports calendar, which included the large school basketball state championships, all of the spring sports and all of the fall sports in the metro east and some parts of St. Louis.
The high school basketball season is underway, and it is time to take a look at some of the top girls’ action going on around the St. Louis area.
The MICDS Rams have enjoyed a long and rich tradition of success on the football field. The Rams have continued their winning ways by making another trip to the Show-Me Bowl, where they will play Jefferson City Helias for the Class 4 state championship on Friday night at Jefferson City High.…
The St. Louis area continues to produce some excellent football players who are currently putting in some serious work at the collegiate level.
We are now at the semifinals state of the district football playoffs around the state of Missouri. Here is a schedule of the upcoming district games this weekend involving St. Louis area teams.
Congratulations go out to a pair of St. Louis area professional athletes who received postseason honors after having stellar seasons in 2020.
One of the top high school football prospects in the Metro East area will be headed to the Big XII Conference.
St. Louisan Napheesa Collier broke into the professional basketball ranks in a big way last season by being named the Rookie of the Year in the WNBA.
It was a historic first weekend in the National Football League in that there was a record 10 Black quarterbacks starting on opening day.
The St. Louis community lost a local legend with the passing of former Cardinals great Lou Brock at the age of 81. Not only was Lou a iconic baseball figure, but he was also a wonderful human being who was loved by everyone.
I have been thoroughly entertained by the National Basketball Association action in the “Bubble” in Orlando, Florida during the past month.
In my 35 years of covering high school sports in the St. Louis area, I have had the pleasure of watching some incredible athletes accomplish some tremendous feats in athletic competition.
Congratulations to a trio of Class of 2021 high school football prospects from the St. Louis metro area who have made their commitments to Division I programs.
Since the re-start of the National Basketball Association in the Orlando “Bubble,” I’ve been able really able to concentrate on watching the games during the past week.
As many of you know, I have been celebrating my 25 years of covering high school sports here at the St. Louis American. My current 25-year anniversary installment centers on some of the top individual performances by our high school stars during that time frame. There were so many of them. H…