Thursday, January 17, 2013
Enormous talents created in the world of animation in Hollywood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Thursday, January 17
More than one Parkway West graduate has found success in the world of entertainment in Hollywood. The latest is Brad Schiff. As an animator, Schiff cut his teeth on a number of popular American television series including MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, The PJs and Gary & Mike. It was working on Gary & Mike in 2001 in which Brad brought home a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation.” Brad's commercial directing clients have included the NFL on Fox, Nintendo and Samsung. In 2004, Brad animated on the first of what has turned out to be a series of Academy Award-nominated features that include Corpse Bride, Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His latest animation for Paranorman, has been nominated for an 2013 Oscar …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Longhorns fell 0-40 in the first round of the Class 5 state playoffs, finishing the year without a single win.
Parkway West capped a rough football season witha 0-40 loss to Holt Thursday night in the first round of the Class 5 state playoffs. The game got away from the Longhorns early, with Holt scoring four touchdowns in the first half. The defeat brought Parkway West to a 0-10 record overall for the season. In other area football playoffs action, Parkway Central received a first-round bye Parkway Central has a first round bye, and will play Ft. Zumwalt South Oct. 31. Marquette plays tonight, facing off against Oakville at Oakville High School at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In the new Missouri system, every team has a shot at a state title. Here's when teams with Creve Coeur ties play, starting Thursday.
High school football coaches have been busy cramming about prospective opponents over the weekend. They left the field Friday and Saturday afternoon, still not quite sure who they'd be playing this week in the new state football playoff system that now includes the "district system" used in other sports, with seeding thanks to a point differential that made every score count. Saturday evening, that schedule was released. Here's how it all will start shaking out: Thursday Friday You can search the entire playoff bracket by going to the Missouri State High School Activities Association website. Chesterfield Patch will be covering the Marquette vs. Oakville game Friday, check Facebook for immediate results with a follow-up story posted here …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The struggling Longhorns end the season with yet another loss, losing to Seckman 34 to 20.
The Parkway West Longhorns were handed another defeat, but at least it’s the last one of the season.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Parkway West students placed number one in the nation in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science, or TEAMS, competition
According to the Parkway School District, a team of eight students from Parkway West High School won first place in the academic competition. The district made the annoucement in a news release earlier this week. According to the news release, the students placed first in the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science, or TEAMS, competition. The district stated that 107 teams from schools across the country participated in the event. This is an annual high school competition where students use math and science skils in practical, creative ways to solve everyday engineering challenges, Parkway stated in the release. The following students are members of the Parkway West team. See the following Parkway School District …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Down 7-1, the Stars storm back for an 18-8 win to advance to the SLABA consolation semifinals.
HAZELWOOD–While heading out to the third-base coach’s box before the bottom of the second inning, South-West Stars coach Grayling Tobias joked that he hoped his team would get “a couple more runs,” so a reporter covering the game would have more interesting material. The Stars were trailing 7-1 to a hot-hitting Meramec Valley Travelers team at the time, and were already using their third pitcher in the game. There was little reason to believe South-West would be able to come back. Well, somebody forgot to tell that to the Stars as they went on a serious hitting and scoring binge throughout the next three innings, racking up 17 total hits on their way to a stunning 18-8 comeback win over the Travelers at the Hazelwood Sports Complex. The …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Ballwinite and standout Mizzou quarterback signed autographs to help the Parkway West Football Boosters on Saturday.
Football fans came from far and near for a chance to meet Ballwin native and probable first-round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert on Saturday, just a few miles from the home Gabbert grew up in. The Parkway West High School grad and former Mizzou star was at Auction Merchandise Service in Chesterfield to sign autographs, raise money for Parkway West Football Boosters and meet some fans. The first person in line, Chris Kortum of Ballwin, said he arrived two hours early for the 3 p.m. event with a football and photo to be signed. Greg Reynolds of Granite City, MO also arrived about two hours beforehand. “I'm a huge Mizzou fan and I wanted to make sure that I was able to meet him and get his autograph,” Reynolds said. As Gabbert repeatedly …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The A-B Soccer Park in Fenton hosted the 10th Anniversary Parkway College Showcase soccer tournament Friday and Saturday.
The A-B Soccer Park in Fenton hosted the 10th Anniversary Parkway College Showcase soccer tournament last Friday and Saturday. Thirty-four high school teams and six college teams participated. On Friday night, two matches were played at Parkway Central, and three matches were played at Parkway West Stadium. Parkway Central beat Sacred Heart-Griffin 2-0 on Friday. Oakville played Parkway Central in a fast-paced game on Saturday night. The Tigers won 3-0. Oakville received goals from junior Emily Pedroli, freshman Lexi Pommer and junior Sara Bommarito. The Tigers are now 6-1, while the Colts dropped to 5-1. Oakville goalkeeper freshman Tina Haberberger recorded the shutout on six saves. Parkway Central sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Stephens …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Parkway West beats Waterford Union from Wisconsin 3-0 to open the 2011 Parkway College Showcase.
Despite a scoreless first half, Parkway West never looked to be in doubt as the Longhorns worked their way to a three-goal victory on Friday against Wisconsin's Waterford Union High School. The game was one of five that opened this weekend's 2011 Parkway West St. Louis College Showcase. Parkway senior Meghan Dolan of Ballwin, who's bound for Lynn University next year on a soccer scholarship, didn't face many shots during the game's first half. That's why coach Annie Wayland assigned the well-rounded Dolan to play forward in the second half, which resulted in a well-placed but unlikely goal that broke down the Waterford defense. To Wayland's delight, it was the first of three goals that fulfilled her explicit halftime instructions to "get …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Longhorns’ success this season will depend largely on the pitching prowess of seniors Logan Hershenow and Carter Smith.
In his first year, Jeffrey Chazen led the Parkway West baseball team to a respectable 12-11 mark in the 2010 season. If his pitchers step up, the 2011 season could mark another major step forward for the Longhorns. Parkway West is 4-4 after its 6-0 loss to St. Charles last Saturday. The Longhorns will host Parkway South at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, and then play at Timberland at 4:15 Friday. The Longhorns' 5-2 record in Suburban South Conference play last season left them in a three-way tie with Eureka and Parkway North for second place, behind league champion Summit (6-1). “Our pitching needs to be more consistent, along with our defense. We really have emphasized the notion of consistent play all year. We want to steadily improve throughout the…