• Titus Writes History of Brentwood Football

    Titus Writes History of Brentwood Football

    Former BHS coach digs all the way back to 1947   By John Titus Contributing Writer What Brentwood High School football player went on to star in the movies “Platoon” and “Major League”? What former Eagle still holds the world record in the 100-yard dash? Who made it all the way to the roster of the San Francisco 49ers? What […]

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  • Road to Pro Soccer Bumpy for Heinemann

    Road to Pro Soccer Bumpy for Heinemann

    He says faith in God has gotten him over each obstacle   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Having a strong desire to succeed is all well and good, but a couple of Tommy Heinemann’s teachers at Mark Twain Elementary School were concerned about him. In kindergarten and again in first grade they told his mother that maybe […]

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  • Sports Shorts: BHS Football, Rich Niemann

    Sports Shorts: BHS Football, Rich Niemann

    By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Celtics fan website profiles Niemann I just found an article about former Brentwood High School teacher and baseball coach Rich Niemann at a fan website of the Boston Celtics. The article is from 2013 but I’m sharing it here because you’ll never hear this from Rich. I interviewed him about the baseball […]

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  • Lindenwood − Belleville Signs 2 Eagles

    Lindenwood − Belleville Signs 2 Eagles

    Patton, Pudlowski hope to play football for the Lynx   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood High School seniors Alex Patton and Kyle Pudlowski have signed letters of intent to play football this fall at Lindenwood University – Belleville. They signed ceremonial letters at a reception at the high school on Thursday before a couple of […]

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  • Moeller Playing for Florida Gulf Coast U

    Moeller Playing for Florida Gulf Coast U

    Road from Mary Magdalen to Dunk City has a few bumps By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Despite having all the confidence of being a young man who is 6 feet, 11 inches tall, can shake a basketball backboard with a dunk, and is pursued by several top-tier college programs, Eric Moeller was scared to death. In […]

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  • Renovated In-Line Skating Rink Reopens

    Renovated In-Line Skating Rink Reopens

    Skaters like smoother, faster surface, sturdier boards By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Brentwood city officials must have felt some relief on Saturday at the ribbon cutting for the newly renovated in-line hockey rink. When the project began last fall they had hoped it would be completed by late February. But the project was extended by two months thanks […]

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  • Eagles Start Clicking, Win 1st Game of Year

    Eagles Start Clicking, Win 1st Game of Year

    By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit The Keith Herring era began Friday night on Brentwood High School’s football field. Within a half-hour of his team’s 26-20 victory over Wesclin, he and a couple of janitors were the only ones left in the stadium. While talking to this reporter about the game, he paused, got quiet, looked up at the […]

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