Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals agree to a new contract that guarantees the Cardinals' star player an additional $97.5 million over the next five years through 2018. Wainwright was eligible as a free agent after the World Series. The Cardinals have scheduled a news conference for later today at their spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.
Southeast Missouri head coach Dickey Nutt has reportedly agreed to renew his contract through the 2014-15 season. The announcement came Thursday. Nutt led Southeast to its first winning season since 2004-05 when the Redhawks finished at 17-16 and 8 and 8 in the Ohio Valley Conference this year. This year’s 17 wins mark Southeast's most in a season since the Redhawks put up an 18 and 12 record in 2000-01.
Overcoming a 7-point deficit at halftime, the Jackson Lady Indians won their second consecutive Class 5, District 1 title Friday, 47-40 over Oakville. Faced with knocking off the Tigers on their home floor, the first few minutes were controlled by Oakville as they raced out to a 5-0 lead behind Aryana Cook (26 points). Jackson responded with an 8-0 run to go up three, but Cook continued her sterling play by scoring the next 7 points to score the first 12 for the Tigers and put Oakville up 12-8. The Lady Indians balanced scoring showed during the first half, as 6 players got in the scoring column, led by Emily Davidson's five in the first half. Down 25-18 at half, the Lady Indians stormed out to a 7-1 run to cut the lead to 26-25, but could not tie it up until the end of the quarter at 35-all. Rachel Crites led the second-half comeback by scoring 11 of her team-high 16 in the second half, including three 3's. Jackson's switching defenses - man-to-man, 2-3 zone - helped to flummox the Tigers in the fourth quarter, and Cassidy Tomsu (6 points) and Kayla Keith (7) had clutch baskets for the Lady Indians as they pulled away in the fourth with a 12-5 burst. Danielle Daume (7 points) played outstanding at point for Jackson, who will now face Saint Joseph's on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:45 at Northwest High School.
The family of the late Southeast Missouri State University student Meg Herndon, who tragically lost her life in a scooter accident in September, hopes to raise $10 thousand dollars for an endowed scholarship at Southeast. The scholarship has been named in Honor of the late soccer player and student.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they have agreed to terms with third baseman David Freese on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2013 season, avoiding salary arbitration. This wraps up all the Cardinals' arbitration eligible players.
29 year old Freese, a St. Louis native and the 2011 World Series and National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, comes off a season in which he played a career-best of 144 games. He batted .293 with career high totals of 20 home runs and 79 RBI, earning him his first All-Star Game appearance in 2012, thanks to the Final Vote by fans.
Freese currently holds the Major League record with 21 RBI in a single post-season capping off a playoff run that ended in the Cardinals 11th World Championship in 2011. He was a key player i Game 6 of the World Series hitting a game-tying triple in the ninth inning before a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning.
Stan “The Man” Musial is laid to rest. Thousands of Cardinal fans paid tribute to Stan Musial over the weekend on Saturday both during a funeral Mass and a public memorial outside Busch Stadium. N-B-C’s Bob Costas was among those to eulogize the baseball legend both for his on-field performance and his off-field character. Musial died on the 19th at the age of 92.
St. Louis Cardinals fans stood thousands deep on a cold night in downtown...to pay final respects to Stan Musial. The family hosted a public visitation at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica yesterday afternoon and evening. Funeral services are set for Saturday.
A campaign to name a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis for the late Cardinals great Stan Musial is already gaining momentum. Musial died Saturday at age 92 and will be laid to rest this week. The bridge carrying Interstate 70 over the Mississippi between downtown St. Louis and Illinois is scheduled to open in 2014. Two Missouri state senators introduced identical bills Tuesday to name it the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. The sponsors are Eric Schmitt and John Lamping, both Republicans from St. Louis County. Illinois lawmakers would also have to approve the naming legislation.