Thursday, June 14, 2012
Abby Finder was a two-year starter for the girl's varsity volleyball team at Lafayette High School, KOAM reports.
Lafayette High School graduate Abby Finder is heading to Missouri Southern State University as one of nine incoming players at the Joplin school, KOAM reports. The CBS television station said the 5'8" setter was a two-year starter for the Lafayette, where she become an All-Conference, All-Metro and All-State winner in 2010. Finder also was named an Academic All-State player. Finder said she intends to study nursing at Missouri Southern, where her father, Thomas, played football. "Abby is used to winning," Missouri Southern volleyball coach Trish Knight told KOAM. "Abby is a great setter and plays smart. She is also a lefty, which is a huge asset for a setter. She can really take a nice swing as well. I am really looking forward to having …
Monday, June 11, 2012
DuPont, who was drafted last week by the Toronto Blue Jays, will appear this weekend at the event devoted to area baseball skills, games and clinics at Busch Stadium.
The third annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase presented by Rawlings on June 18 will provide 50 fortunate high school seniors the chance to demonstrate to NCAA coaches and professional scouts they have what it takes to make it in the big leagues. Matt Hasenbeck, representing Eureka High School, will be one of the pitchers that day. Josh Moore from Pacific High School also will pitch. Will DuPont, representing Lafayette High School, will play as shortstop. With a 1:15 p.m. first pitch at Busch Stadium on June 18, the Baseball Showcase game will feature both Missouri and Illinois high school All-Stars, nominated by area high school coaches and chosen by a selection committee of sports writers from both sides of the river. All …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Will DuPont, a Lafayette High School grad, was picked up in the 16th round of Major League Baseball's draft Wednesday.
Ellisville resident Will DuPont will have the chance to take a swing at the big leagues following his selection Wednesday in the 16th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 draft. The 6' 1", 175 pound Lafayette High School graduate, who completed his senior year this spring, previously committed to play at Mississippi State University, but told the Clarion-Ledger on Wednesday that he wasn't sure where he would end up this fall. “Right now I’m taking it all in and I haven’t really thought about going to school or signing (with the Blue Jays). Both are possibilities,” DuPont said. “It’s going to take some time to figure out what’s best. I’m not going to shoot down any options.” The Clarion-Ledger reported that DuPont had a .413 batting …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Two Lafayette High School seniors will receive corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.
Two fortunate Lafayette High School students will receive corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, per a Rockwood School District announcement. The students and their probable career fields are as follows: Brandon K. Sinanan, Lafayette High School Probable career field: Medicine Jacob R. Zerr, Lafayette High School Probable career field: Computer Programming Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Scholarship winners were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, according to the announcement. Sinanan and Zerr may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Three students from the Rockwood School District earned perfect ACT scores, the district announced Tuesday.
Perfection is a difficult thing to attain, but two students from the Ellisville area managed to pull it off. Seth Ludwig of Lafayette High School and Dominick Rodriguez of Marquette High School both earned perfect scores on the last round of ACT tests offered, the Rockwood School District reported Tuesday. Savya Hingorani of Eureka High School also earned a perfect score. “Academically, these students are exceptional,” Jim Wipke, executive director of secondary education said. “We’re proud of their accomplishments and we’re confident they have the ambition and talent to achieve their goals.” The perfect scores of 36 reflect a composite average of four test areas, which cover English, math, reading and science, used to determine …
Monday, May 14, 2012
From volleyball, softball, football, field hockey and swimming to tennis, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, soccer and golf, Lafayette High School athletes cemented plans with colleges on Wednesday.
A national signing day was held at Lafayette High School in Wildwood on May 9 for college-bound students. The following student athletes signed letters of intent: Athletes who already signed this year include:
Monday, May 7, 2012
Of the three Rockwood School District high school seniors to be awarded National Merit Scholarships, one is from Lafayette High School and one is from Marquette High School. A total of $35 million is being awarded nationally.
Three distinguished Rockwood School District high school seniors will receive corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations, according to a Rockwood announcement. The students and their probable career fields are: Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Scholarship winners were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. Recipients may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. About 1.5 million juniors in 22,000-plus high schools entered the 2012 …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
When David Freese helped Six Flags St. Louis inaugurate the renovated roller coaster "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday, Patch also asked him about lessons learned from baseball at Lafayette High School.
Being happy at what you're doing is key to succeeding, said David Freese, a Lafayette High School graduate turned St. Louis Cardinals MVP World Series baseball player. Freese took part in Six Flags St. Louis' launch of the park's newly renovated ride "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday in Eureka. See related Eureka-Wildwood Patch article: David Freese Highlights Six Flags' Media Day "Going through high school is a special time of life. You come to forks in the road," said Freese. "The coaches at Lafayette taught me to respect the game, respect my opponents as well as to respect the desire to win. They taught me how to 'get after it.'" Freese was aware of the first-ever home run hit over the fence by a high school player, Eureka High …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Did you attend Lafayette High School with this soldier?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, February 10, 2012
Sgt. Christopher Osborne, a 1994 graduate of Lafayette High, was presented with a Purple Heart for wounds he received in Afghanistan. Osborne, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Feb. 4, serves with the 1138th Transportation Company headquarter at Jefferson Barracks. For the past six months, the unit has been performing convoy operations, delivering supplies to coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. While serving as a scout truck commander on a night mission in October, Osborne and his convoy came under attack from an improvised explosive device, IED, according to U.S. authorities. The IED heavily damaged Osborne's vehicle, but he and his three fellow crew members survived. Osborne returned to full duty within a few weeks of the attack…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The annual rivalry game was exciting, and fans were creative about showing spirit and support of their football players. But only one school could walk away with the 2011 bragging rights.
- Rob Fox
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The Lafayette High Lancers opened their 2011 season with a 35-28 victory over rival Eureka High Wildcats at home in front of a very enthusiastic opening-night crowd, eager to see their Lancers hold off their main nemesis. The standout performer for Lafayette was quarterback Dominic Bisesi, who completed 21-of-34 passes for 355 yards. But junior Deonte Robinson was close behind. Not only did Robinson run for a 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but he opened the second half in electrifying fashion. Robinson fielded the kickoff and raced past Eureka for a 94-yard TD return. Eureka senior running back Spencer Stein started his season in fine form for the Wildcats. Stein scored three TDs, with his last one coming on a 24-yard run that …