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Sports Writer, Players And Alderwoman Weigh In On Coach Firings At Roosevelt, Cardinal Ritter

David Kvidahl joined Thursday's show to discuss the latest developments at Cardinal Ritter and Roosevelt high schools.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

Last week was a busy one for David Kvidahl, who covers high school sports for STLhighschoolsports.com and STLtoday.com.

On Tuesday, he was calling Cardinal Ritter College Prep to let school officials know he planned to publish a story about a football player at the Catholic school taking the field while ineligible. The next day, he was reporting that St. Louis Public Schools had terminated Roosevelt High School athletic director and head football coach Trey Porter. Then, on Friday, Cardinal Ritter announced that its entire football staff had been “permanently released” by the school.

Kvidahl joined host Sarah Fenske on Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air to go behind the headlines on the latest developments in both the Roosevelt and Cardinal Ritter stories.

Take a listen to their conversation, which also included comments from two Roosevelt football players who have come to Porter's defense and from St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (D-6th Ward):

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Tonina Saputo. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Evie was a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.