November 23 River Region Sports Wrap

In Boys’ High School Basketball:

PERRYVILLE — The Perryville Pirates topped Kingston 79-20 in their season opener.

Perryville plays in the Woodland Tournament Monday.

CHESTER — The Chester Yellow Jackets open their boys’ basketball season tonight hosting Anna Jonesboro at 7:30 p.m.

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Ste. Genevieve Dragons boys’ basketball team’s first regular season game will come in the Sullivan Varsity Tournament which runs Monday through December 4th.

PERRYVILLE — The St. Vincent Indians first regular season game is in the Crystal City Tournament which runs Monday through December 3rd.

JACKSON — The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders boys’ basketball team opens Monday in the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Tournament which runs through Dec. 3rd.

STE. GENEVIEVE — Valle Catholic opens its boys’ basketball season December 7th when the Warriors host Perryville.

 

In Girls’ High School Basketball:

JACKSON — Saxony Lutheran lost at Union 48-37.

The Lady Crusaders play Jackson in the SEMO Conference Tournament Monday.

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Ste. Genevieve High School JV Girls fall in their season opener and the first game of the Jefferson tourney by a score of 33-17 to the Windsor Owls. They will play today at 5:30 p.m. in the last night of the tourney.

PERRYVILLE — The St. Vincent Indians first regular season game will be tonight at Advance at 6 p.m.

STE. GENEVIEVE — Ste. Genevieve plays at Herculaneum Wednesday at 4 p.m.

PERRYVILLE — The Perryville Pirates first regular season game will come in the Fredericktown Tournament which begins Monday and runs through Dec. 4.

STE. GENEVIEVE — Valle Catholic opens its season with its Valle Invitational Tournament which begins Monday.

CHESTER — The Chester Yellow Jackets host Wesclin Monday.

 

In Middle School Basketball

STE. GENEVIEVE—The Ste. Genevieve Middle School 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeats Perryville in the first round of the Perryville Tournament with a score of 18-16. Their second round game is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The Ste. Genevieve Middle School 8th Grade Girls Basketball team wins their season opener over Perryville by a score of 23-20.

The Ste. Genevieve Middle School 8th grade boys scored a big comeback win against Fredericktown 37-20.

 

A.J. Prudent signs to play volleyball at East Central Community College

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Ste. Genevieve High School Athletic Department is proud to announce AJ Prudent’s signing of a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and volleyball career at East Central Community College.  We’re so proud of you, AJ! 

 

Berner and Zappa’s at SIU Football Senior Day

CHESTER – Two Chester products were among the senior celebrated at SIU Football’s Senior Day recently.

Jordan Berner (92) poses with his family members: Bethany Berner, mom, Josh Berner, dad and little sister, Braylee, at Senior Day ceremonies Saturday November 20 in Carbondale. 

SIU hosted Youngstown State and Berner was playing his final regular-season home game on Saluki Stadium turf.  The presentation for senior players was held during pre-game activities at Saluki Stadium prior to opening kickoff.

A large gartering of Zappa Family members also attended the Senior Day football game Saturday November 20 when SIU hosted Youngstown State. 

The group attends most every home game to support Zach and Blake Zappa, trumpeters for the Southern Illinois University Marching Salukis. 

Zach Zappa is an SIU senior and was performing in his last regular-season football halftime show of his college career. 

The elder Zappa has been a four-year member of the Marching Salukis and will now switch his musical expertise to performing in the SIU Basketball Pep Band.  Jim Beers Photos

 

In Men’s High School Wrestling:

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Ste. Genevieve Dragons men’s wrestling team opens its season Wednesday, December 1 at Park Hills Central at 5 p.m.

STE. GENEVIEVE — Valle Catholic opens its wrestling season December 2 when they play in a trimatch with Brentwood and Ritenour at Brentwood.

 

In Women’s High School Wrestling:

STE. GENEVIEVE — The Ste. Genevieve Dragons women’s wrestling team opens Wednesday, December 1 at 5 p.m. at Park Hills Central.