Dragons Battle Hard, Fall Short
Mar19

Dragons Battle Hard, Fall Short

Yuri Collins woke up not particularly feeling like himself on Saturday. It took two quarters for Collins to get his feet, or foot, back under him. “If I was going to step on that court, I was going to give it my all, one leg or not,” he said. Collins took a bad fall in the semi-finals game the day before between his St. Mary’s squad and Ladue. His teammates stepped up in his absence and Collins knew he couldn’t let his knee stop him...

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The V holds the keys
Mar15

The V holds the keys

When they tell you that your high school years fly by, you never believe them. Mario McKinney heard all the rumors but didn’t know how hard it would hit him until it did. “Since my freshman year, they told me it would go by fast, and now I see what they were talking about.” Nicknamed Rio, senior Mario McKinney’s high school journey was anything but ordinary. Vashon made it to the state final 3 out of 4 of his years, winning three of...

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Crusaders battle hard, fall short
Mar13

Crusaders battle hard, fall short

The Lutheran North Crusaders were ready and willing to be first. First in state and first team to beat the Stafford Indians in 115 games. For the first 3 frames of the game, the Northside crew have them a real run for their money. If any team could do it, it was this team. No dice. The Stafford Indians went off in the fourth quarter to secure their fourth State title in as many years. Hayley Frank finished with 34 points for the...

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Miller Career keeps pace, heads to Springfield
Mar11

Miller Career keeps pace, heads to Springfield

The Career Academy Phoenix came out swinging and never looked back. Junior Guard Rayn Tally did her part to secure a trip to Springfield with an impressive 23 points in the 54-48 win over the Cape Notre Dame Bulldogs. Miller Career entered the game 18-7, fresh off a narrow victory over Rockwood Summit. Tally wasn’t alone. She saw great production from teammates Ajanae Garrett and Antuanae Garrett, both scoring 10 points on Saturday....

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Parker blocks Tiger’s hopes for state
Mar11

Parker blocks Tiger’s hopes for state

Donavan Parker closed his eyes and jumped. When they opened, he had prevented a huge dunk and momentum gain for Cape Girardeau Central right in front of their 100+ student section. “It got the adrenaline pumping, and it got the crowd into it and just motivated me to play harder.” Parker continued, “I feed off the opposing crowd…it motivates my mentality.” It wouldn’t be his only block of the game, but it was the one that...

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Collins and Crew lead St. Mary’s to 2nd Straight Title
Mar07

Collins and Crew lead St. Mary’s to 2nd Straight Title

It’s a familiar feeling for Senior Yuri Collins. This time last year he was celebrating a district title win but with a different cast. “Its big. I’ve been in this atmosphere before. I like big games like this you just have to come out and play our game.” The South Side Dragons faced off against one of the most electrifying offenses in the area, the Gateway STEM Jaguars. Led by senior guard Ikel Sevier who averaged 21 points per game,...

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