High School Sports Wrap: Hazelwood West Volleyball Remains Unbeaten in Conference Play
Wildcat soccer stays on top with Jeff Cameron's lead.
Hazelwood West volleyball is continuing its winning streak. The Wildcats seem to be on a hot streak that can't be cooled.
The team (10-7, 5-0) remained unbeaten in conference play with a hard-fought 25-23, 25-15 win over Pattonville on Tuesday.
Sara Gregor led the attack with 10 kills. Missy Long added five kills. Amanda Molinari had 10 assists.
McCluer North (2-10, 2-2) broke a seven-match losing streak with a 25-21, 25-17 win over McCluer (8-7, 2-3) on Wednesday.
The Comets have slowed somewhat after winning their first four matches.
Hazelwood Central (2-13, 2-3) broke a five-game skid with a 25-1, 25-12 win over Riverview Gardens on Wednesday.
Cameron remains red hot in wildcats soccer
Hazelwood West standout Jeff Cameron scored three goals to lead his team to a 4-2 win over Westminster Christian Academy on Tuesday.
Cameron leads the conference with 21 goals. Josh Utrecht also scored in the win over Westminster.
West (13-5, 2-0) lost to Lafayette 3-0 on Thursday.
McCluer North (4-9-2, 1-1) beat rival McCluer 4-1 on Wednesday. Evan Johnson, Tre Neal, Connor Clasby and Zach Schulz scored for the Stars.
Nabil Benchbane leads McCluer (6-11, 0-3) with 15 goals this season.
Hazelwood Central is 1-12-3 and 0-3 in league play.
McCluer North softball saving the best for last
The Stars are riding a 14-game winning streak following a 7-0 win over Hazelwood West on Friday in the championship game of the Class 4 District 6 Tournament at McCluer North.
North, which hopes to reach the state tournament for the first time in school history, will face St. Joseph's Academy (15-9-1) at 4:15 p.m. in a sectional contest Wednesday at St. Joseph's.
Senior pitcher Rachel Franck tossed a five-hit shutout in the win over West (11-14).
North (20-4) scored four times in the third to take control.
Tynai Burrow leads the club with 47 RBIs. Monica Vanhook is batting a hefty .474.
Franck is 19-4 with a 2.44 ERA. She has struck out 139 batters and walked just 22 in 135 innings this season.
North won the league title with a perfect 6-0 mark. But the Stars have had trouble against sectional and quarterfinal opponents in the past.
"It's all about confidence," North coach Patrick Dougherty said. "If they think they can beat them, they will play a lot better."
"I think we have a chance, I really do. If we come out and play our game, we'll be fine," Franck added.
McCluer (5-17) and Hazelwood Central (7-15) ended their seasons earlier in postseason play.
McCluer North Football wins sixth in a row
The Stars fell behind early and then scored 43 successive points to post a 43-28 win at Riverview Gardens on Saturday afternoon.
Antwaun Williams led the way, rushing for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Rodja Harvey helped turn the game around with a 59-yard punt return for a score in the first quarter to put the Stars ahead to stay 14-6.
Keith Smith added 96 yards rushing to the winning attack.
North (6-1) improved to 4-0 in league play.
Hazelwood Central used a 198-yard rushing performance from Dorian Williams to slip past McCluer 25-22 on Saturday. The Hawks, who have reached the state championship game each of the past three seasons, are 3-4 overall and 3-1 in the Suburban North Conference.
Pattonville knocked off Hazelwood West 19-7 on Saturday. T.J. Dominick had the lone touchdown for the Wildcats (1-6, 1-3) on a 2-yard run.