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JV Cross Country Girls Dominate JCAA Conference Meet

The Festus JV cross country girls put on a dominant display Saturday at the JCAA conference meet at West City Park.  Accumulating only 15 points, the Tigers ran away with the title, beating second place DeSoto by 32 points. Festus took the first three places in the meet, led by Emma Kettler (9).  Kettler blistered […]

Varsity Boys Cross Country Makes it 11 Straight Conference Titles

Consistency is something everyone strives for in life.  Looking for a model of consistency?  Look no further than the Festus varsity boys cross country team.  For the eleventh straight season, the Tigers are JCAA conference champs, winning the 2017 meet Saturday at West City Park.  The Tigers outdistanced the second place Hillsboro Hawks by 22 […]

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JV Boys Win JCAA Cross Country Meet; Kayser, Ramos-Smith & Rider Go 1-2-3

The Festus JV boys cross country left little suspense as to the outcome of Saturday’s JCAA Conference meet at West City Park.  The Tigers took the top three individual spots to lead the team to 21 points and a first place finish, far outdistancing second place Hillsboro’s 45 points. Dominik Kayser (10) was in control […]

Middle School Boys Win JCAA Cross Country Title

The Festus middle school boys were challenged in Saturday’s JCAA conference cross country meet at West City Park.  The Hillsboro middle school team put up a fight, but the Tigers prevailed and won the meet by a 26-37 score the second place Hawks. “The boys completed the goal that they set in August,” said head […]

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Varsity Girls Cross Country Wins JCAA Meet by One Point

It was close.  It was very close.  But the Festus varsity girls cross country team squeaked out a victory in the JCAA Conference meet by one point over the Herculaneum Blackcats. When Elizabeth Harness (10) came across the finish line in 16th place, the Tigers had the conference title.  The top five scorers constitute the […]

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Middle School Girls Miss Cross Country Title by Two Points

The Festus middle school girls cross country team fell to rival DeSoto in the race for the JCAA Conference Championship.  DeSoto bested the Tigers by only two points to win the meet.  The Dragons collected 43 points while the Tigers tallied 45. DeSoto’s Kayla Vogelsang (8) won the meet with a time of 9:48.  The Tigers’ Allison […]

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Varsity Football Tigers Miss Opportunities; Fall to Poplar Bluff 34-10

For the second straight week, the Festus varsity football team faced a state-ranked, undefeated opponent.  Friday night’s home game saw the Tigers have several opportunities early to stay with the Poplar Bluff Mules, but the offense couldn’t close the deal on a few drives leading to a 34-10 defeat. The visitors jumped out to an […]

Eighth Grade Volleyball Beats Perryville & Windsor for Conference Title

The Festus eighth grade volleyball team roared through four sets on Thursday and came away champions at the conference tournament held at Windsor Middle School. In the semifinal game, the Tigers paired up with Perryville.  Festus had little trouble disposing of the Pirates, winning 25-15, 25-7. Devin Younger led the way with nine aces, while […]

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Seven FHS Softball Players Honored on All-District Team

Seven Festus Tigers softball were recently honored by being named to the All-District team. Four players were tagged as first team honorees.  Sara Hoffman (12), Abby Rickermann (10), Cailey McFadden (11), and Kaylee Williams (12) were named to the 15-member team. Three other Tigers were named to the second team.  They were Emilie Gibbar (12), […]

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Six Tigers Named to Softball All-Conference Teams

Six Festus Tigers softball players were recently named to the JCAA All-Conference teams.  For a complete list of the honorees, please click the link: all conference softball

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    RT @FestusFootbal 9rh🏈defeat Poplar Bluff 34-0. Finish season undefeated! Great job!

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