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Brennan Orf: Mr. 1,000

Brennan Orf: Mr. 1,000

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

January 24, 2020

“Bring in the freshman.”A tall, buff freshman with curly blonde hair steps in and makes his varsity high school basketball debut in 2017 playoffs. Nobody knew his name and nobody knew where he came from, but they knew he was going to do some damage in his later high school years. Who knew that this s...

Wildcats Dismantle Priory on the Way to Fourth Consecutive 20-Point Victory

Wildcats Dismantle Priory on the Way to Fourth Consecutive 20-Point Victory

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

January 22, 2020

The boys basketball team earned a statement win on Tuesday night after defeating the Priory Rebels by a score of 54-30. Coming into Tuesday, the Rebels had a record of 11-2, but that didn’t show at all during the game. It was never really close as the Wildcats raced out to an early 14-5 lead due t...

Boys Basketball Runs Through Competition En Route to Lindbergh Tournament Victory

Boys Basketball Runs Through Competition En Route to Lindbergh Tournament Victory

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Over the past week, the boys basketball team participated in a six team tournament at Lindbergh High School. The team saw a variety of talent, playing the Jackson Vikings, Riverview Gardens Rams, and the Confluence Titans. The Wildcats went 3-0 during this stretch, beating each team by at least 20 points...

Wildcats Complete the Evening Sweep with Two Big Wins at Home

Wildcats Complete the Evening Sweep with Two Big Wins at Home

Koby Schmer and Brooke Highmark

January 14, 2020

Boys On Friday, the boys basketball team grabbed a huge win over the 10-1 MICDS Rams to propel their record to 8-3. The game was a rematch for the Wildcats after the underwhelming effort in the MICDS Tip-Off Tournament championship game where the Rams were in control every play, winning 47-38. This ...

MICDS Rivalry Night Preview

MICDS Rivalry Night Preview

Brooke Highmark, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

On Friday evening, the Wildcats will square off with MICDS in a doubleheader rivalry night. The girls tip off at 5:30 PM for their first encounter with the Rams while the boys begin their rematch game at 7:00 PM.  The boys previously lost a tough game to MICDS 48-57 in the MICDS Tip-Off Tournament champ...

Girls Basketball Takes Third Place in Wildcat New Year Shootout

Girls Basketball Takes Third Place in Wildcat New Year Shootout

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

January 9, 2020

The girls basketball team took third place in the Wildcat New Year Shootout this week after going 2-1 as hosts of the tournament. In the second annual playing of the tournament, the Nerinx Hall Markers, a team Westminster has already beaten this season, emerged as the champions of the tournament. The...

Boys Basketball Can’t Keep Up with Lutheran North

Boys Basketball Can’t Keep Up with Lutheran North

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

The boys basketball team dropped another game to the Lutheran North Crusaders on Tuesday night after struggling on the defensive side of the ball. It seemed as if the game would be tightly contested the entire way as the first half ended by a score of 29-25. However, the Wildcats came out of halftime f...

Winter Break Recap: Boys Basketball

Winter Break Recap: Boys Basketball

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

January 7, 2020

Over the Christmas break, the boys basketball team participated in the Chaminade tournament, playing three games in a round-robin style event. The Wildcats finished with a 2-1 record over the three games, losing their first game to Parkway North and then taking wins against Hazelwood West and Francis...

Winter Break Recap: Girls Basketball

Winter Break Recap: Girls Basketball

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

January 7, 2020

The girls basketball team participated in the annual Visitation tournament for the first time ever over the Christmas break. The Visitation Christmas Tournament is a highly selective, invitation-only event filled with the best girls basketball teams from Missouri and Illinois. The Wildcats were selected as t...

The Legend of Coach Pitts

The Legend of Coach Pitts

Caleb Moellenhoff, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

For the past six years, Chris Pitts has served the Westminster boys basketball program by sacrificing his time and effort to coach various different teams and players. He started out coaching the seventh grade team, and now, this year, in his seventh season, he is coaching JV. Throughout the years,...

Girls Basketball Gets Exhilarating Win in Conference Opener on White Out Night

Girls Basketball Gets Exhilarating Win in Conference Opener on White Out Night

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

December 14, 2019

The girls basketball team earned their fourth win of the season on Friday night after they defeated Lutheran North by a score of 53-43. It was the Wildcats’ first conference game of the year, and it was also White Out Night.  Students who attended Friday night’s game were given a free white “Wildcat ...

Westminster Welcomes New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Kat Martin

Westminster Welcomes New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Kat Martin

Brooke Highmark, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Former SLU women’s assistant coach Kat Martin has stepped in as the new girls varsity basketball head coach. She’s maintained continuous optimism throughout the season and has already led her team to victory against St. Charles in the Troy tournament. To start, Coach Martin has several goals and...

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