High school athletes gathered at Mehlville and Oakville High Schools to begin the fall sports season.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Mehlville defeated the Tigers on their way to a second-place finish in the district tournament.
Mehlville got sweet revenge Friday night as they defeated cross-town rival Oakville in two games, 25-19 and 25-19. The Panthers previously fell to the Tigers on Senior Night at Oakville, but won when it counted at the Class 4 District 1 tournament, also hosted at Oakville. “That’s a big hump that our school has fought to get over for awhile,” Mehlville coach James Fischer said. “They’ve owned us. Finally getting over that hump is beautiful.” Mark Leininger led in kills for Mehlville with eight, but sophomore Ryan Hoyer tacked five, showing his worth in the postseason. “Ryan Hoyer is a star in the making. As a sophomore, he’s gone through the process, he’s had some developing to do,” Fischer said. “I expect big things from him in the future…
The Panthers will start the state tournament Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood High School.
After victories over Fort Zumwalt West, Oakville and Northwest, the Panthers fell to De Smet, earning them the second-place finish in the Class 4 District 1 tournament Friday. Mehlville will start the state tournament on Monday, playing the winner of District 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood High School. The team started by calmly defeating Fort Zumwalt West 25-11 and 25-18 and kept control in a two-game defeat over rival Oakville, 25-19 and 25-19. After beating Northwest 25-15 and 25-23, the Panthers took on No. 1-ranked De Smet. Mehlville fell in three games, 15-25, 25-17 and 9-15. "We came out really flat in the first game, I think because of the layover between matches," said coach James Fischer. "We didn't do well at all." Fischer …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Also, baseball districts start this weekend.
The Affton baseball team was coming off an offensive explosion entering Thursday's non-conference contest against Mehlville. The Cougars defeated McCluer South-Berkeley 29-3 Wednesday, scoring nine runs in the first inning, nine more in the second and eight in the third in the four-inning game. Affton should have saved some runs for Thursday, as it went from scoring 29 runs to being shut out by the Panthers. Senior southpaw Aaron Onkle pitched five scoreless innings as the Panthers defeated Affton 10-0 in six innings. "That was the longest outing in Aaron's career," Mehlville coach Tim Ode said. "We have used him in several different scenarios although he has not pitched that much. He had one other start, against Parkway South, which he …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Panthers defeated the Colts in two games, 26-24 and 25-20.
The Mehlville volleyball team finished undefeated at home Friday, beating Parkway Central High School in two games, 26-24 and 25-20. The win over the 20-8-1 Colts will give the Panthers an edge in the seeding for districts Saturday morning. “That means so much; that’s a huge win to put on our resume in trying to get a better seed tomorrow,” Mehlville coach James Fischer said. “Going in, we knew who their go-to's were, we keyed on them and reacted to the other ones.” The first game was close, with the biggest lead a three-point margin either way. The Panthers were down 22-24 when senior Eric Hoyer served two for the tie. Two net calls on the Colts gave the Panthers a 26-24 victory. Mehlville’s defense challenged the tall offense of Parkway …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Tigers defeated the Panthers in three games at home.
Combine a Mehlville versus Oakville rivalry game with Oakville’s Senior Night and Mehlville’s Green Pit, and you have an electrifying atmosphere. But despite the Panthers’ boisterous student section, the Tigers pulled out a win at home in three games, 25-18, 23-25 and 25-19. The Panthers’ rotation was missing starting setter Austin Rademeyer, who broke his foot Friday. John Allen stepped in to fill the spot. “He had about 20 minutes worth of practice and he went out and did an awesome job,” Mehlville coach James Fischer said. “With one, two more days of practice, we would have won that game.” The defense-centered Mehlville knew they’d have a challenge with Oakville’s Jake Duckworth, who leads the team with 131 kills for the season. “At the…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Also, Oakville volleyball goes 3-for-4 last week.
The Lindbergh baseball team was down to its last out Wednesday against Mehlville. The Panthers had a 1-0 lead as the Flyers had runners on first and third with two outs. "(Mehlville pitcher Austin) Simokaitis was throwing real well," Lindbergh coach Darin Scott said. "We had the hit the ball hard a few times but they made the plays." Lindbergh needed something special from Ryan Woodland. The Flyers executed the double steal with the speedy Woodland coming home from third base. "We needed a spark and we got it from Ryan," Scott said. "He is a track guy who does a lot of pinch running and courtesy running for us. He has some good baseball instincts and got a good jump and scored easily." It was the 12th stolen base of the season for Woodland…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Mehlville lost in three games at Lafayette High School Thursday.
Lafayette High School’s 11 blocks and 35 kills tested Mehlville’s defense as the Panthers fell in three games in Lancer territory Thursday night. Mehlville took the first game 25-20 after starting with a 17-11 lead. Their defense quickly figured out the Lancer setter’s tips and Aaron Friday’s quick hits and slides closed the game in the Panthers' favor. No. 5 ranked Lafayette started out the second game with a decisive kill by Nick Hollander. The senior led the team in kills with 12 for the night. The Lancers took an early 7-2 lead and Mehlville could not catch up, falling 25-19. “We lost energy,” Mehlville coach James Fischer said. “We’ve fought through adversity when we were down one game against CBC and Vianney and that’s not the team …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Panthers won the first two games against Seckman Friday.
Mehlville boys volleyball coach James Fischer said defense was the key to the Panthers’ hot start to the season. The team beat powerhouses Vianney and CBC in their first two games Monday and Tuesday. “We’re short. We’re not going to win a height competition in any game you go to, so I’ve just been preaching, get a touch on every ball, if it’s not perfect, we’ll work with it,” he said. “That’s how we won both of those games.” The wins catapulted the Panthers to No. 8 in the stlhighschoolsports.com rankings. "It’s a cool thing to get recognized, but it was nice to fly under the radar. I think that aspect is out the door,” Fischer said, adding that he expected his team to win. “I knew the team that I had coming into the season, knew that we…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mehlville defeated the Cadets in three games.