St. Louis U. High varsity basketball fell to 6-7 after a tough loss to MCC rival Chaminade last Friday. With a stark lack of size compared to Chaminade, SLUH recovered just 33 percent of offensive rebounds and allowed 40 points in the paint. Although they suffered the loss, the Jr. Bills showed signs of improvement through unselfishness which pronounced itself through a reduced number of turnovers.
The gym was packed for the Friday night MCC showdown. With MCC rivals CBC and De Smet facing off at the same time as SLUH and Chaminade, it was an important game for the Jr. Bills to step up and show St. Louis who they were. They did just that, but not in the way you would expect.
Battling through the heart of their season, St. Louis U. High’s varsity wrestling team won both of its meets this week. The Jr. Bills beat Priory 36-33 and blew out Ritenour 42-27 in a tri-meet last Thursday. SLUH followed that up with a strong showing in a packed quad meet, beating Bishop DuBourg and the Missouri School for the Blind and falling to St. Mary’s in a narrow 42-34 loss.
Last Thursday, the varsity team was prepared to host a quad-meet against Ritenour, Priory, and MICDS, but MICDS had only two available wrestlers so they dropped out, turning the event into a tri-meet. After watching a long set of matches between Priory and Ritenour, the warmup had worn off, and SLUH’s wrestlers warmed up again in preparation to wrestle against Ritenour.
Saint Louis U. High’s varsity racquetball team may not have had a match this week, but that did not stop the Jr. Bills from getting quality playing time in. Over the past weekend, the team participated in the Pinchshot Blizzard tournament, giving each player an opportunity to play opponents of different skill levels.
SLUH’s No. 1 seed Nick Schulze (Sr.) and No. 2 seed Andrew Porterfield (Sr.) were the only players to play in the Men’s A bracket.
While students and faculty pushed through their final day of semester exams, St. Louis U. High quietly welcomed Assistant Secretary of Education for Primary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan to campus. The Dec. 19 event pulled some students and faculty out of the exam routine to share the school’s STEAM endeavors.
Renovations have begun in the Ignatian Conference Room following severe rain damage last summer. In addition to fixing the issues caused by the rain damage, the renovations are intended to make the room a more comfortable and versatile place.
After giving birth to her third child, Pauline, in mid-December Spanish teacher Kate Toussaint will be on maternity leave for all of the third quarter. Freshman Spanish teacher Javier Moreno has stepped in to cover Toussaint’s sophomore classes, and long-term SLUH teacher Charles Merriott will return to teach Toussaint’s Spanish 4 classes when the seniors return in February.