Sunday, May 26, 2013
The club pro from Crestwood talks about what he learned from his experience at Bellerive Country Club.
Of the many differences between playing with your buddies and playing on the final day of a professional golf tournament, let alone one of the sport's "majors", one of the biggest changes has to be the crowd. There are no galleries when a weekend warrior hits the links. But Sunday, Crestwood's Bob Gaus, the Club Pro at Tower Tee Golf walked up to the 18th green at Bellerive Country Club to more applause than some of the other more famous names who made the same trip at the 74th PGA Championship. It was something he's faced throughout the tournament. He tapped in for a par 4 at the last to finish the day +2 and overall +6 for the weekend. He won't win the Bourne Trophy, but it reinforced that he knew he could compete at this level. …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Bob Gaus is an area golf instructor in addition to his professional play.
A Crestwood man will tee up in the Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on Thursday. 52-year-old Bob Gaus is a golf instructor at Tower Tee Golf Center's, South County Times reports. Professionally he's already competed in "four PGA Championships and a pair of U.S. Opens," according to the report. Gaus told South County Times he began playing as an 8-year-old at Riverside Golf Club in Fenton. Read more about Gaus' golf career on South County Times.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out more about Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass, who was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes.
Lindbergh High School student Ronald Bass was recently announced as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 2013 Scholar-Athletes, which is bestowed on one senior from each school in the Post-Dispatch coverage area. The soccer team captain was named second-team all-conference and earned the Mr. Hustle award, according to his profile on Post-Dispatch. But he's also class president and a member of his church choir. Bass told the Post-Dispatch, "I have been singing since I was 7. But it was not until we moved to St. Louis that I truly embraced performing." Learn more about Bass's college plans on Post-Dispatch. This year's 150 scholar-athletes were honored May 15 prior to the Cardinals-Mets game at Busch Stadium, according to Post-Dispatch.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This year’s Suburban West Conference title is the team’s seventh championship in the past 12 years.
The Lindbergh High School Lady Flyers track team brought home both the conference and district titles this spring, the Lindbergh School District announced in a news release. Lindbergh has laid claim to the district title for the past 12 of 13 years, and this year’s Suburban West Conference title is the team’s seventh championship in the past 12, according to the release. From the Lindbergh School District: During conference competition at Marquette High School on May 1, the Lady Flyer scored 124 points, beating out other top finishers Lafayette, Marquette, Eureka, Oakville and Northwest. The Class 4 District 1 meet took place at Hillsboro High school on May 11.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Boccardi family takes the reins of Tapawingo National Golf Club; will focus on food offerings first before the golf course and other operations.
The new ownership of Tapawingo National Golf Course will be focusing on diners more than golfers as it gets used to the golf course and banquet facility operation of the club at 13001 Gary Player Drive, off of West Watson Road in Sunset Hills. The ownership group will have a leg up on the banquet side as it is a well-known restaurant family -- Joe Boccardi's. There are six Joe Boccardi's restaurants in the St. Louis area, including locations at 8556 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, 128 Boccardi Lane, Eureka, 117 S. Main St, Columbia, IL, 127 N. Belt East, Swansea, IL, and the newly opened Fenton location at 958 Brookwood Center. The Boccardis also have a catering and market operation at 4476 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis. The Boccardi family also …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Three Lindbergh students were part of the Affton Americans Championship team, who won the USA National Championship Tier IIA tournament earlier this month.
Sperreng Middle School eighth-graders Luke Gassett and Zeth O'Bryan, and Lindbergh High School freshman Sam Stephens were part of the team that won the USA National Championship Tier IIA tournament in Charlotte, N.C., for the 14U age division, according to a news release from the Lindbergh School District. The boys are all members of the Affton Americans Championship team. The team defeated the Fort Wayne, Ind., Komets; the St. Albans, Vt., Leafs; the East Coast, NC, Leafs; and the Charlotte, NC, Junior Checkers to advance to finals. Affton captured the title in a 7-0 win, against the Alaska All-Stars. This is the second straight championship win for Affton, which won the national championship in 2012 against the Charlotte Checkers, …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Adam Cella was quite literally kicked out of the reality TV competition--a moment he told Knuckle Junkies he didn’t remember until he saw it on television. He's still considering the experience a career win.
Fenton’s Adam Cella, who trains at Finney’s MMA in Crestwood, told Knuckle Junkies that his experience on “The Ultimate Fighter 17” earlier this year is "opening up a door" for new career opportunities. While he took down the “Honey Bear” in his first fight on the show, Cella’s run on the show ended with a knockout kick from Uriah Hall in the third episode. (Hall is participating in the upcoming final tournament, according to MMA Junkie.) It turns out Cella, who was seen being carted off to the hospital in the episode, initially didn’t remember the kick, he said in a recent interview. “… I didn’t really remember anything from that fight. I just knew what they told me…. [The UFC] was nice enough to send it to me because I told them I didn…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Marty Kunkler is the third Flyer to receive the honor.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Professional hockey player Joe Vitale shows Inside Penguins Hockey around his hometown.
Joe Vitale, a South County native who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, recently made a stop back home with some of his friends from Inside Penguins Hockey. The winger shows off St. Justin Martyr School, the Affton Ice Rink, and reflects on his experience playing CBC in Affton.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Marty Kunkler is the third Flyer to receive the honor.
Lindbergh High School class of 1973 graduate Marty Kunkler will be one of 17 athletes inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame on April 18, according to a news release from the Lindbergh School District. Kunkler is the third Lindbergh Flyer to receive this honor, following in the footsteps of former Coach Charlie Gateley and 1973 teammate Bill Franz. Kunkler was No. 18, pitcher for the Flyers, and in 1973 he became the only St. Louis player ever to be named Globe-Democrat High School Baseball Player of the Year, American Legion Player of the Year, first team high school All-American and Elks Club Amateur Baseball Player of the Year at the same time. He was also named to All-Conference and All-Metro teams, and was a 20th …