Senior Stories || 2023 Valedictorian Caleb Davis | Undeniable Intelligence. Undefinable Fury. Unbridled Compassion.

Arete. That’s a powerful word. To the Greeks, it meant excellence. It was the ultimate expression - cerebral, physical, moral, spiritual. The pursuit requires a certain philosophical approach. Because brilliance, inspiration, and skill are not sufficient enough. Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore excellence is not an act but a habit. Valedictorian Caleb [...]

Thrills To Chills || Eagle Baseball Earns Second State Runner-Up in Four Seasons

The state championship outcome is secured in the inner sanctum of TAPPS baseball playoff history. The sterile 7-6 final score can’t conjure the stirring, furious finish that pulsated with drama and gushed with emotion and overflowed with sudden punch-to-the-gut despair for Eagle Baseball. A pair of clutch three-run innings had staked St. Thomas to a [...]

Let It Rip || Eagle Baseball Stages Thrillarama to Return to State Tournament

A large dose of late drama sends Eagle Baseball to the TAPPS D-I state tournament for the third time in four seasons and the 11th appearance since 2010. Shortstop Anthony Equale ‘23 (Washington University in St. Louis) crushed a two-run home run with no outs in the sixth inning for a pulse-pounding 4-3 win over [...]

Liftoff || Eagle Baseball Moves TAPPS Regional Playoff to John Cooper School May 11

With the threat of inclement weather, Eagle Baseball (20-12-1) has moved the TAPPS Division I regional playoff with Plano John Paul II to The John Cooper School May 11 at 4:30 p.m. A win would advance St. Thomas to the state tournament at Clay Gould Ballpark at the University of Texas-Arlington May 16 against either [...]

Above And Beyond || Parade of Acclaimed Eagle Scholar-Athletes Extend Careers to Collegiate Level

St. Thomas proudly celebrated this spring three exemplary scholar-athletes extending their careers to the collegiate level. Caleb Davis ‘23 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology football. Jake Pike ‘23 to Lehigh University basketball. Zach Rocha ‘23 to Southwestern University football. The prolific performers have accomplished multi-all-state recognition and are high-impact multi-sport leaders. Team [...]

Strike Out Cancer || St. Thomas Baseball Creates Awareness and Funds To Fight Deadly Disease

Eagle Baseball was proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds for the research charity and invaluable patient support. Saturday’s Strike Out Cancer game against St. Pius X at Father Wilson Field delivered a powerful message reaffirming a commitment to the fight against the deadly illness, and the development of [...]

Beloved Broadcaster Vin Scully || Committed Catholic | A Link to St. Thomas

The voice of baseball has been silenced. In many ways, the voice of America. From the Lost Generation to Generation Z. Legendary Vin Scully passed away August 3 at age 94. The beloved Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster was the master of mesmerizing melodic play-by-play. And his iconic, illustrious past owns a sliver link to St. [...]

By |2022-08-05T12:36:59-05:00August 4th, 2022|Alumni, Athletics, Baseball|2 Comments

Exclusive Video Tour || New Fr. Wilson Field Latest Enhancement to Joplin Campus Redevelopment

Batter Up. The latest enhancement to the Joplin Campus redevelopment will position Eagle Baseball in a league of its own. St. Thomas faculty, staff, and community partners gathered on October 14 for a ceremony to break ground on the school’s new Fr. Wilson Field. The next jewel among the school’s ever-expanding athletic facilities will stand [...]

By |2021-12-18T15:06:40-06:00December 8th, 2021|Alumni, Athletics, Baseball, Campus News, Academics|1 Comment

Senior Stories || Creighton Ward ‘21 Drops Anchor with U.S. Naval Academy

Creighton Ward ‘21 strategically plotted his future by taking root in a formidable history dating back to the days of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. No family tradition captivated (or clouded) his intent, no Twin Towers atrocity swayed his emotion. Yet, his altruistic decision to pursue the United States Naval Academy, sealed in [...]

Make It Reign || St. Thomas Captures Ninth TAPPS All-Sports Honor Since 2010

Eagle Athletics captured the 2021 TAPPS All-Sports Trophy - earning the prestigious honor for the 9th time in the previous 12 years that the distinction was awarded. Included in the triumph ... Eagle Track and Field claiming its third state title in six years Eagle Baseball staking its 10th state tournament in 11 competitive seasons [...]

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