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  • Coach Wright Honored

  • Baumer Signs At MO West

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A Conversation with Coach Bryant Wright

After being named the Missouri Cross Country Coach of the Year, Festus head coach Bryant Wright answered a few questions about his own success, and the success of the program. You’ve been honored with the KTJJ Dream Team Coach-of-the-Year, and Missouri Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year Awards from both the Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association, […]

Honors Continue to Pour in for Coach Wright

Festus cross country coach Bryant Wright was recently honored as Missouri High School Cross Country Coach of the Year. For a more detailed account of the award, please click the link below. State Cross Country Coach of the Year We are planning a more detailed story on Coach Wright on this website in the very […]

Baumer Signs to Run at Missouri Western

FHS senior Ross Baumer recently signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country at Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, MO. Missouri Western is beginning a new cross country program in the fall, so Baumer will be a member of the first squad ever at Missouri Western.  His experience as a member of […]

Four Honored With “Dream Team” Selections

Four FHS athletes were honored during Sunday’s “Dream Team” ceremony at North County High School. Tyler Sexton (12) and Elijah Richeson (12) were named to the football “Dream Team.”  Meanwhile,  Lily Uding (12) and Max McDaniel (10) both made appearances on the girls and boys cross country teams respectively. Congratulations to these fine athletes.


The Festus boys cross country team are state champions.  That statement has been made the last three years, but it never gets old. Festus edged Ste. Genevieve by 12 points to win the championship.  Here is how each individual fared in the race. Max McDaniel (10)–4th place 16:13.48 Brendan Pratt (12)–9th place 16:23.93 Noah Hunter […]

Festus Cross Country Well Represented on JCAA All-Conference Teams

Both Festus boys and girls cross country teams had several members gracing the recently released all-conference selections. On the boys side, Max McDaniel (10), Brendan Pratt (12), Drew Faerber (12), Charlie Samarzich (12), and Noah Hunter (12) all were first team selections. Meanwhile, Lily Uding (12), Yasmine Schaaf (9), and Taylor Cruzado (12) were first […]

On To State! Boys Cross Country Wins District

The Festus Tigers boys cross country team just keep churning out titles.  This Saturday it was the district title at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau.  In a true team effort, the Tigers won the title by five points over Ste. Genevieve, and Festus was on top of the district for the seventh […]

District Cross Country Information

The Class 3 District 1 cross country meet will be held at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, October 29. The school’s address is 265 Notre Dame Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. The Class 3 boys race will begin at 10:30 a.m., while the Class 3 girls race will begin at noon. The […]

JV Boys Cross Country Places Fourth at Clayton Invitational

With many team members moved up to the varsity race, the JV boys cross country team featured some new faces for the Clayton Invitational.  Nevertheless, the Tigers had some outstanding performances and took fourth place in the meet run Friday at Shaw Park. Leading the way for Festus was Alec Whitener (10) who finished in […]

Boys Varsity Cross Country Wins Clayton Invitational

It was business as usual for the Festus boys varsity cross country team at the Clayton Invitational Friday, albeit with a different cast of characters.  The Tigers sent out a different line-up to compete Friday, but still came away with a first place finish in the race at Shaw Park. “We had only one of […]

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