About 17 seniors have currently committed to playing their sports at their chosen colleges. The students were congratulated for their commitments to these schools recently.
Post brief hiatus with the entirety of its season getting cut last year due to the pandemic, women’s soccer has resumed and is back in full swing for this year.
Men’s Varsity track team has 13 scheduled meets stretching from March 31 to May 27.
Baseball tryouts for the high school were on March 1.
Freshman baseball player Jackson Torbit said, “The weather was perfect all week for tryouts; I couldn’t have asked for better weather for my first year on the team.”
Women’s Varsity basketball played in the State championship tournament Friday, March 19, for the first time ever.
After taking home the District championship title, the team went on to win Sectionals, Quarterfinals and Semifinals.
After a long winning streak it lost to Incarnate Word Academy 37-58 in the final State championship.
Women’s Varsity basketball will advance to the Missouri State Championship after its 45-41 win against Cor Jesu last Saturday, March 11. This will be the first time the team has played in the State Semifinals.
Webster Groves will face Kickapoo in the Semifinals on Friday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Women’s Varsity basketball took home the District championship title Friday, March 5, after defeating St. Joseph’s Academy 62-49. The team played Sectionals Wednesday, March 10, and came out with a 64-49 win against Marquette.
With the impact of COVID, the women’s and men’s wrestling teams have been impacted. According to Coach James LeMay, the team has a lot of adjustments with COVID.
With one of the largest rosters at Webster, the women’s swim team advances to Conference, in hopes to compete in the following State Championship. So far in the regular season, the team has a 5-6-0 team record.
Distance runners participate in a workout at the track on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Cross Country season takes place in the fall, and track in the spring, necessitating constant training. Photos by Ben Miller
Contributing writers Owen Crews and Joe Harned speak to basketball coaches about how COVID-19 will affect the season.
“We are using the same precautions that we used for our fall sports teams which include things such as daily screenings of all participants, limiting the size of groups and incorporating physical distancing when possible,” activities director Jerry Collins said over email.
Freshmen Bennet Loving brought home the diving State champion title Nov. 14. at the City of Saint Peters Rec Plex.
Men’s soccer played a total of 13 games this season and won eight of those 13.
Last season’s total record was 21 wins to seven losses.
Sports teams have always had to learn how to overcome obstacles, but COVID was one nobody could’ve truly expected.
Activities Director Jerry Collins announced soccer and field hockey games have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 28 – with spectator restrictions and safety guidelines in place.
Leading up to the start of school in August, a big question among students was whether or not athletes were going to have a fall sports season.
Due to concerns about Covid-19, it seemed high school sports practices and games would be deemed implausible. However, precautions are being taken to ensure Webster Groves High School teams are able to practice this fall and possibly play games.
Spring sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring sports include baseball, men’s golf, lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, track and men’s volleyball. Athletes from each of these sports are trying to remain active and in shape even though their season has been postponed.
Men’s volleyball, like many sports teams, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
“Not knowing if I will get to put on the #13 on my back again one last time has been really tough on me,” senior captain Quinton Nehring said.
Women’s swim competed for State on Feb. 20-21, at the Saint Peters Rec Plex.
The team placed fifth at State, following Parkway West (first), Parkway Central (second), Ladue (third) and Nerinx Hall (fourth).