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The Metropolitan Match Play Championship trophy has many familiar names etched on it, including such amateur standouts as Don Bliss, Jim Holtgrieve, Skip Berkmeyer and Justin Bryant.
Will Wyne, Alexa Thein, Dev Patel, Madeline Albert, Trevor Thorton, Jordan Bulanda, Kyle Breen and Sydney Aaranson goofing around before the Marquette High School on April 13.
Mackenzie Puricelli and Matt Wagoner just before attending Marquette High School's prom on April 13.
Actor, comedian and star banjo player Steve Martin wowed a sold-out crowd during a performance at last weekend’s Illumination Gala.
It's getting closer…soon, St. Louis will be hosting the top senior professional golfers in the world.
Big news in Ladue…A new tenant will be moving into the former Busch’s Grove space: EDGEWILD RESTAURANT & WINERY has announced that it is opening a second establishment at the landmark locale on Clayton Road. Owners ANDY and DEE DEE KOHN are again teaming up with restaurateur and EdgeWild proprietor CHRIS LAROCCA for the venture, which is slated to open in early summer. We’re told the new restaurant will have the same feel and experience as the original Chesterfield location; however, it will also have a greater emphasis on the bar and appetizer offerings, according to Andy Kohn. “It will be the new neighborhood watering hole.”
During a 50-plus year high school coaching career, Ron Holtman has garnered numerous wins and countless respect in the St. Louis athletic community.
Kickin’ it up a notch…The legendary ROCKETTES recently spent time with patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where the performers taught youngsters their famous strut kick and read them stories.
Branko and Kathy Ostrec of St. Louis are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mirella Ostrec, to John Miller Sokup III, son of John and Sharon Sokup of Oakville.
Win-win! St. Louis husband-and-wife team JASON and JENNA SIEBERT emerged victorious during the most recent Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.
Hats off to the Whitfield Warriors and senior Mitch Rutledge for capturing the Class 2 boys golf tournament at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield. Whitfield shot a two-day total of 622 to win by 26 strokes on the par-71 track. It was Whitfield’s third consecutive state championship.
Stephen Gross and Gerard Hempstead have an ambitious purpose for the St. Louis region of Northwestern Mutual: “We are catalysts inspiring our communities to become the most financially secure in the world, serving one person, one family, one business at a time,” Hempstead says. But the new managing partners have plenty of experience to back up that lofty goal—both personally and within their teams of financial representatives.
Peyton Chaney needs a bigger door. Nerinx Hall’s senior standout speed merchant has accumulated a multitude of awards, medals, plaques and other baubles for her impressive work on the track.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Hayley French, Matteo Perla from Marquette High School
Jehu Chesson has tasted the track. He’s face-planted on the track. He’s bled on the track. He’s clipped his toes, ankles and everything in between on the hurdles. He’s gone head over heels. And every time Chesson, 18, has picked himself up, dusted himself off and gone back to work. “Every young hurdler learns. You have to overcome your fear of the hurdle. You’re going to hit it. You’re going to fall,” says Chesson, Ladue’s standout track athlete. “The willingness to get back up, that’s the hardest part.”
Come Monday, many of the area’s top prep golfers will take their shot at the biggest tournament of the spring, the Webster Cup. Now in its 15th year, the Webster Cup will tee off at 9 a.m. at Crescent Farms Golf Club with a field of 22 teams all chasing the regular season’s top prize.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
RICK GRAEFE / JOURNAL Zach Gollwitzer of Marquette won Monday's Webster Cup shooting an even par 72. .
Thomas Place lives to make goalies miserable. His perfect day involves a blue sky, a perfectly manicured lacrosse field, a never-ending supply of scoring chances and a goalie with more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese.
On May 17, 10 exemplary St. Louis-area women will be honored at the annual Women of Achievement Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton. With the help of LN fashion editor Katie Yeadon and photographer Wesley Law, the honorees grace our fashion pages in chic, spring-inspired luncheon wear.
Eddie Condon knew it. From the moment he watched the middle school kid holding his own with the bigger boys, he could tell he was special.
The talk all weekend on the sidelines of Mizzou Arena was centered around one thing—What is wrong with St. Louis basketball? For the first time in a long time, maybe ever, St. Louis had a team playing in each of the girls’ and boys’ Class 4 and 5 state semifinals.
Shane Matzen stood surrounded by 300 of his closest friends. The Marquette boys’ basketball coach was inundated by hugs, handshakes, well wishes, thanks-yous and attaboys. Matzen’s back was raw from all the slaps it took. While he worked his way around the crowd, those who couldn’t be there shared their joy and appreciation by blowing up his phone with text messages, emails, Tweets and calls. His pocket was vibrating so much it looked like his hip had a twitch.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
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