November 14, 2007
I received a price from Jan today for the proposed trip to Holland in the spring.
It will be a 9 days trip with 8 nights !!
With the departure from St. Louis on March 19 and arrival back in St Louis March 28 it is a 10 DAYS tour !!
Cost: US$ 850.00 for the package , everything is included !! except airfare !!
At the moment
US Airways US 725
Delta US 850
Based on 4 days with a guest family , and 4 days in Hotel Spijker (Nijmegen) with meals
All the other costs , transportation to and from airport , tickets , rental for fields
Guest – Coaches fees , so all - included US$ 850,00
Friday, November 9, 2007
SOCCER: CLASS 3 SECTIONALS
CBC rallies to defeat DeSmet; SLUH wins
By Joe Lyons
Friday, Nov. 09 2007
FENTON — For the second time in as many games, the CBC Cadets found themselves
trailing early in a state soccer playoff game. And, for the second time in as
many games, they rallied to victory.
"For years, I've been preaching the importance of that first goal because I
have the numbers to back it up,'' CBC coach Terry Michler said. "But I've also
found that the teams that can come back like this group has, that can fight the
way this team does, those teams tend to do pretty well at this point of the
In a Class 3 sectional match Thursday night at Anheuser-Busch Center, the
third-ranked Cadets spotted No. 4 DeSmet an early goal but came on strong from
there, coming away with a 3-1 victory.
In their district final last week, the Cadets were down 1-0 early but rallied
for a 3-2 overtime victory over Lafayette.
CBC (23-5-1) will meet second-ranked St. Louis University High (24-3-3) in the
quarterfinals Saturday at 8 p.m. SLUH eased by unranked Fort Zumwalt South 3-0
in the other Thursday sectional game.
SLUH has won two of three meetings with CBC this fall.
"These are the games you live for if you go to CBC or DeSmet or SLUH,'' Michler
said. "The atmosphere, the big crowd, this is what you play for.''
In Thursday's match, DeSmet (17-4-5) scored less than 5 minutes in. After a
strong run down the left side, Spartans standout Will Bruin delivered a pass to
fellow senior Jordan Beckles at the back post for the goal.
But DeSmet's lead lasted less than two minutes. In a scramble to gain
possession in the box, Spartans keeper Dan Billman tackled the Cadets' Jordan
Barnes. Brian Groark converted the penalty kick, evening the score at 1-1.
CBC took the lead with about 4 1/2 minutes to play in the half as Barnes won a
race to a loose ball at the top of the box and managed to chip the ball over
Billman and into the vacated net.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Cadets capture title in Class 3, District 5
By Joe Lyons
Thursday, Nov. 01 2007
MANCHESTER — CBC's Jordan Barnes figured it was only a matter of time. At least
that's what he kept telling himself.
"As long as we kept creating chances, I knew, sooner or later, we'd get one,"
With about 4 minutes to play in the second 15-minute overtime period, Barnes
poked in a pass from Nick Sanchez, lifting the Cadets to a 3-2 victory over
Lafayette on Wednesday in the Class 3 District 5 championship game at Parkway
CBC, ranked third among Post-Dispatch large schools, improved to 22-5-1 and
advances to sectional action Nov. 8 at Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton.
Sixth-ranked Lafayette finished 19-5.
A year ago, the Lancers upset CBC for the district title, going on to a state
"I thought we deserved it, but in a game like this, you're just one play from
losing, too,'' CBC coach Terry Michler said.
On the deciding play, David Kemp passed to Sanchez, who spotted Barnes breaking
in from the right. It was Barnes' 22nd goal of the season.
Lafayette's Sean Butler got the Cadets' attention early, scoring on a 25-yard
rocket off the goal post. CBC junior Zach Hundelt answered, converting on a
pass from Barnes to make it 1-1. Midway through the half, Brian Groark put CBC
on top 2-1 with a free-kick blast off the cross bar and in.
But Butler responded with another long-range goal, tying the score at 2. CBC
had the better chances through the second half and overtime, but Lafayette
refused to go quietly.
"We did what we had to do to give ourselves a chance,'' Lafayette coach Tim
Walters said. "Our guys did what we asked them to do and they played hard.''