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Substitute teacher and professional umpire: alumnus Trevor Dannegger’s journey from education to officiating baseball games

Putting his arms up to strike the batter out, alumnus Trevor Dannegger makes the call behind home plate. Dannegger started officiating minor league baseball games in 2016, along with being a substitute teacher in his time off. “I try to stand out in both roles,” Dannegger said. “Whether it be asking a teacher to continue their lesson instead of showing a video or going out of my way to help players on the field.”

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Spending the long hot summer days calling balls and strikes on the baseball field, and working with students in the classroom during the winter, alumnus Trevor Dannegger works to fulfill his dreams on and off the field. Starting from a young age, Dannegger found his passion was for officiating base...

Meet the new “Jett-setting” softball coach

Junior varsity baseball coach Andrew Jett swings his arms while coaching third base telling senior Jason Reilly to run to home plate.  Jett feels at home when coaching baseball. “ I hope that in 10 years I meant so much to them that they invite me to their weddings,” Jett said.

Gabi Badami, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

It is safe to say that Math teacher Andrew Jett will be coaching the varsity softball in the 2020 season. Social Studies teacher Jeff Chazen has coached the softball team for 11 years and recently stepped down. “I was very shocked when Chazen resigned, our season had more ups and downs than usu...

The underlying price of high school sports

Between all the sports, the average cost to play and to buy equipment is $275. Athletes have to spend  not only their health and time but also their money or their families money.

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Whether it is fees for a club team, equipment, travel, event admission or other sports costs, families can spend thousands of dollars on athletics. In addition to the cost of club sports, when kids reach high school, parents must pay what is required to participate in high school athletics. “We...

From high school baseball to playing professional, alumni Sherron Rives uses passion for baseball to coach youth teams

Youth baseball coach and alumni Sherron Rives tells his players the long season is not over yet after winning first place in a spring tournament. Rives led his 14 and under team to three tournament wins in 2018. “It was really different to play for him,” sophomore Nathan Basler said. “He had a different passion for the game, and you could see it in his eyes when he was coaching. He loves baseball more than anyone I’ve seen before.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Graduating in 1989 and continuing his baseball career into professional game, alumni Sherron Rives is now giving back to his community by teaching the game to youth players in the St. Louis area. “I was able to play professionally in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers organization. I wouldn’t...

Baseball team celebrates another season of superstition, awards and hot wings

Finishing his swing, senior outfielder Jackson Barnhart gets a base hit to centerfield. Barnhart and his fellow “troops” defeated Ritenour High School on their senior night 18-2. “I like to be the trendsetter. I like to pick our guys up while we are down, and I like to just have fun with it,” Barnhart said. “I specifically remember this game I was having more fun playing than usual because it was my last senior night, and I was dancing and singing in the outfield, just doing my best to help us play better.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

From pregame rituals to weekly awards, superstitions have been a part of the baseball program. Each level of play has their own unique awards and rituals. On the C-team, there are three different awards given out every week: a “Silver Stick” for the best batter, “Gold Glove” for the best ...

Junior Weston McGuire sets his sights on recovery

Post surgery, junior Weston McGuire prepares for practicing patience rather than baseball the next few weeks as he recovers from facial surgery. Doctors went through his eye to place a metal plate to aid in the regrowth of his orbital bone that was shattered when he was struck in the face by a baseball. “It didn’t hurt very much by the time surgery came a week later, I was just very uncomfortable and I just wanted to get it over with. I want to miss out on as little baseball as possible,” McGuire said.

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Warming up for a morning baseball practice, junior Weston McGuire tossed a ball back and forth with his teammates. As he looked upward, glove ready to catch the incoming ball, it was suddenly lost in the air and came down on his face. “I got hit and I remember I fell to the turf. My vision went b...

Pitching and defense paves the way

Junior right-handed pitcher Matt Perego has five wins on the season, beating teams such as Affton and Clayton.

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

The varsity baseball team is on a four game winning streak.

Bitter loss sparks baseball moving forward

Senior third baseman Grant Brueggenjohann is among the area leaders in batting , posting a .472 average on the year.

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Parkway West baseball finished third in the annual conference tournament.

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