May 30 River Region Sports Wrap

Track and Field

JEFFERSON CITY – Several Ste. Genevieve High School track and field athletes earned All-State honors at the Class 3 state meet in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday.


The school reports All State honors went to Kale Clements, who came in second in the 400 (58.44) and seventh in the 800 meter (2:23.09), Paul Taylor, who came in fifth in the shotput (50-6); and Alissa Grass, who came in fifth in the javelin (125-10).


The Ste. Genevieve girls team finish in  four-way tie for 21st with 14 points.


The Ste. Genevieve boys team finished in a three-way tie for 46th with four points.


JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran beat Metro 2-0 in a quarterfinal game in the Class 1 State Tournament at Saxony.


The Crusaders Villa Duchesne Friday at 10 a.m. at the Fenton World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.


PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent lost to Ursuline Academy 7-0 in the Class 3 State Tournament Saturday  in Perryville. The Indians finished with a 16-5 record.


Steve Bieser will not return at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Baseball Head Coach Steve Bieser will not return, Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois announced. The terms of Bieser’s contract will be honored by Mizzou Athletics.


“Coach Bieser represented the University with a high level of character and integrity,” Reed-Francois said. “We are grateful for his contributions to our program, on and off the field, and we wish him, Diahann, and their family the very best in the future.”


The Ste Genevieve High school graduate recently finished his seventh season as Mizzou’s head coach, concluding his tenure with a 188-155-1 overall record. Mizzou finished the 2023 season with a 30-24 mark, 10-20 in Southeastern Conference play and the Tigers made their first SEC Tournament since 2019. The Tigers last earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2012.


“Baseball is important to our University, our conference, and our state,” Reed-Francois said. “We understand the vital role baseball plays, and we are committed to further increasing our investment in the program and look forward to future successes. We will work quickly and expeditiously to find the candidate who is the best fit to return Mizzou Baseball to the national stage.”


“I would like to thank the University of Missouri for entrusting me to lead this program for the past seven years,” Bieser said. “We have faced many challenges along the way, but the bottom line is we just didn’t win enough games in this tough and rugged conference. I want to thank all of the players that I have had a great opportunity to coach. You’ve always represented this program in a first-class manner and I’m proud of you. I wish our current players great success and I will be pulling for you. God has a different plan for me. Keep representing the C2E way.”


The national search for a new leader of the baseball program will begin immediately.