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FHS Football Creates a New Twist to Pre-Season Scrimmage

The Festus Tigers football squad recently completed their intrasquad scrimmage.  The players were told that they should prepare for the evaluation as if they were applying for a new job.  The seniors came to practice wearing suits or business casual attire as they were given questions by the coaching staff as they entered the locker […]

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Football Parents Meeting Set for Tuesday

The Festus football coaches have scheduled this year’s parents meeting for this coming Tuesday, August 8th.  Parents need to gather at the elementary school cafeteria ABOVE the varsity locker room.  The meeting, for parents with athletes in grades 9-12, will begin at 6 p.m.

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FHS Dance Team Steals the Show at UDA Dance Camp

The FHS Varsity Dance team attended the UDA Dance Camp at Maryville University on July 13-16. On day one, the squad performed its Home Routine along with a dozen other teams.  The ladies pulled off a Blue Ribbon performance! Later, six of dancers participated in a Team Dance evaluation performance in which they had 45 minutes to learn […]

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FHS Cheerleaders Bring Home Multiple Summer Camp Awards

​The Festus High School cheerleading squad recently attended summer camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association in East Peoria, IL. Four seniors were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders (Caitlin Reed, Erin Martin, Macey Polk, Maddie White). The squad also earned five Superior ribbons overall during the four-day camp.  One highlight was a final performance of their second Stunt Sequence when […]

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Festus Volleyball Participates in Jackson Tournament

Back on June 9, the Festus volleyball program took part in a tournament at Jackson High School. The Tigers took two groups to the tournament.  The Festus Gold team started pool play by splitting with Carbondale. They then beat Scott City both sets and finished pool play losing both sets to Park Hills.  In bracket play, theGold […]

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Football Athletes Participate in Bootheel Quarterback & Receiver Camp

The Festus football team recently took players to Jackson High School for the Bootheel Quarterback & Receiver Camp.  Those in attendance where Cole Johnson, Cole Rickermann, Austin Coale, Chalmer Brickhaus, Wyatt Daugherty, Daylen Waggoner, AJ McKenzie, CJ Glaze, Kaden Glaze, and Tyler Yates.  The men participated in a series of individual drills in the morning, […]

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Middle School Fall Sports Begin Before School Starts This Year

Just a reminder that Middle School sports will begin before school starts this year. Those students wishing to participate in fall sports will begin tryouts/practice on Monday, August 14.

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Festus Baseball Well Represented on JCAA All-Conference Teams

A total of nine FHS baseball players found themselves named to all-conference teams recently. Three Tigers were named to the first team.  Andrew Douglas (12) was a first-team pitcher.  Douglas was 4-3 with a 2.10 ERA on the season.  He struck out 45 and walked only 11.  Elijah Richeson (12) was also a first-teamer in […]

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Three Tigers Earn All-Conference Soccer Honors

Three Festus Tigers girls soccer athletes received all-conference honors recently. Jordan Oetting (12) was a unanimous first-team selection.  She joined nine other athletes on the first team.  Jordan had 15 goals and 12 assists on the season. Jenna Oetting (10) and Claire Werner (10) were named to the all-conference second team.  Jenna scored 15 goals […]

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Important Information Regarding Athletic Physicals…PLEASE READ!

The Missouri State High School Activities Association requires a yearly physical examination of all athletes prior to their participation in interscholastic athletes.  The forms for this examination are found on festusathletics.com under the SPORTS FORMS tab.  Medical certificates are valid for the purpose of this rule if issued on or after February 1 of the […]

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