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Hoops for Heroes Was a Success

Hoops for Heroes Was a Success

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

December 11, 2019

On Tuesday evening at the boys basketball home opener against Christian High, I held my Hoops for Heroes event to support Tiny Superheroes, a children’s charity that provides capes to children who are battling illnesses or disabilities. The event was, all-in-all, a great success. The boys basketball ...

Girls Basketball Wins Troy Tournament; Starts Season 3-0

Girls Basketball Wins Troy Tournament; Starts Season 3-0

Casen Lawrence, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Last week, the girls basketball team battled out three tough victories to win the Troy tournament for the first time since 2014.  The Wildcats knocked off St. Charles in the first round of the tournament by a score of 79-27, giving themselves lots of confidence heading into the second round.  Alth...

Wildcats Steal Win With 4th Quarter Comeback vs. O’ Fallon Christian High

Wildcats Steal Win With 4th Quarter Comeback vs. O’ Fallon Christian High

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

The boys basketball team came from behind to win their second regular season game of the season on Tuesday against Christian High School. Although it wasn’t always pretty, the Cats came back and took the lead when it mattered most in the fourth quarter and come away with a 61-56 win. The game star...

Head Coach Keith Herring Steps Down, Coaching Search Underway

Head Coach Keith Herring Steps Down, Coaching Search Underway

Tommy Briner, Sporting WCA Editor

December 10, 2019

Westminster Varsity Football Head Coach Keith Herring recently revealed that he will be stepping down as head coach of the Wildcats after three seasons.  Although Herring’s time at Westminster may have been short-lived, he will leave with a career record of 15-17 and two total playoff wins.  I...

Wildcats Come Up Short Against MICDS in Tip-Off Tournament Championship

Wildcats Come Up Short Against MICDS in Tip-Off Tournament Championship

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The Westminster boys basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Friday in a highly anticipated matchup with the Rams of MICDS. The game drew quite the crowd as many students from both Westminster and MICDS filled the bleachers to witness the championship game of the MICDS Tip-Off Tourn...

This Year Could Be the Year: Boys’ Basketball Preview

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

  After a 17-10 season a year ago, the boys’ basketball team is ready to pick up right where they left off. The team lost their 10 games last year by a combined total of 28 points. While the absence of staters Luke Linam, Isaac Johnston, Jerram Adams, and Blake Jewell will certainly hurt, this...

Cross Country 2019

Cross Country 2019

800 Sporting Staff

December 6, 2019

Westminster Pulls Away Late to Knock Off Lift for Life Academy

Westminster Pulls Away Late to Knock Off Lift for Life Academy

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The Westminster basketball team walked away victorious in their semifinal matchup of the MICDS Tournament vs. Lift for Life Academy on Wednesday night. While the score may convey a blowout win, the Wildcats were only able to finally break away from the Hawks late in the fourth quarter. The Cats fou...

Wildcats Get Overtime Win against St. Dominic

Wildcats Get Overtime Win against St. Dominic

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

December 3, 2019

In their second game of the season, the boys basketball team picked up a 48-45 overtime win over the Saint Dominic Crusaders, sending themselves to the semifinal in the MICDS tournament.  The Wildcats had the momentum going into the game, coming off of a win at Timberland this past Tuesday.  In...

Basketball Preview

Basketball Preview

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

After a 17-10 season a year ago, the boys’ basketball team is ready to pick up right where they left off. The team lost the ten games last year by a total of 28 points, giving them much hope for what this season could hold. While the absence of staters Luke Linam, Isaac Johnston, Jerram Adams, and...

The Rec-Plex: A Good Place To Be

The Rec-Plex: A Good Place To Be

Caleb Moellenhoff, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

On Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14 and 15, while most Westminster students were sitting in class or participating in after school activities, the boys’ swim team was competing hard at the state meet held in the St. Peters Rec-Plex. For the two days, the boys swam personal bests, shattered records, and...

Building the Program: Girls’ Basketball Preview

Building the Program: Girls’ Basketball Preview

Aidan Penberthy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Coming off an impressive 19-8 season, the girls’ basketball team has undergone some changes. They’re losing some valuable seniors, but most notably, the team has a new head coach. Kat Martin is a former SLU women’s assistant coach and is in her first season as a high school head coach. The team...

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