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Festus Boys Cross Country Starts Season With 2nd Place Finish

The Festus Tigers raced to a second place finish Thursday at the Fleet Feet Classic at Arnold City Park. Seventeen teams competed at this year’s Classic, which featured several of the St. Louis area’s top teams. Perennial power Rock Bridge also traveled from Columbia to test themselves over the two mile course. The race concluded

Festus Poms Sponsor Unique Prom Experience

The Festus Pom team will be holding an “Adult Prom” on Saturday, September 24th at the KC Hall in Festus at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 apiece and can be purchased from any member of the team or from the coaches. Dress can be formal or casual…it is up to the individual. Music and drinks

Festus Soccer Closes Classic With Two Losses

The Festus boys soccer team hosted Hancock, Saxony Lutheran and North County this week at the Festus Soccer Classic and, unfortunately, had little to show for the hospitality, losing all three contests. After dropping the first game to Hancock on Tuesday, the Tigers lost an 8-1 decision to Saxony Lutheran on Wednesday.  After giving up

Cross Country Looks to Season “Motto” for Inspiration

Festus cross country coach Bryant Wright passed along this story as his teams begin their season today at the Fleet Feet Kick Off. Every year for the past eight years, Festus has had a season motto.  We usually say the motto when we break before a race.  This year the motto is “Empty.” Usually, this motto comes

Freshman Volleyball Falls to Ste. Genevieve

The freshman volleyball team traveled to Ste. Genevieve Monday to open their season.  Despite some good rallies and keeping the games close early, the Tigers fell 25-16, 25-13. Head coach Jennifer Schuenemann noted that serve receive and defense were areas of concern on Monday.  “We are working on learning to play as a team and

Varsity Volleyball Tigers Can’t Keep Up With Ste. Gen.

The varsity Festus Tigers volleyball team opened the season on the road Monday at Ste. Genevieve, and the hosts were not kind, handing the visitors a 25-15, 25-11 setback. “Ste. Gen was a tough team and played a fast tempo game,” said head coach Karen Biehle.  “They had great hitters and played good defense.  Our inexperience

Junior Varsity Volleyball Drops Season Opener to Ste. Gen.

The Festus junior varsity volleyball team played Ste. Genevieve close all night, but fell 21-25, 22-25 in their season opener on the road. According to head coach Stephanie Whitehead, the team had some great rallies which required focus and control.  The team did struggle with a few missed serves.  Five times in game two, the

JV Softball Tigers Have A Tough Opener at Seckman

The Festus junior varsity softball team suffered an 18-3 setback in their season opener Monday at Seckman. The young Tigers managed only two hits…an RBI single by Courtney Miller (11) and a base hit by Kelsey Benack (10).  Benack took the loss on the mound, but pitched better than the final score indicates.  The Tiger defense

Tigers Can’t Overcome Mistakes; Fall to Seckman 10-3

Looking at the box score of Monday’s Festus softball season opener on the road against Seckman, the hit column shows seven hits for both teams.  One would expect a close contest, something that the 10-3 final score seems to contradict. It was a close contest…a very close contest.  Going into the bottom of the fifth