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Athlete of the Week: Laynie Dake, Mt. Vernon Volleyball

In volleyball, a good kill is all about the angle. And few provide a better angle for her team than Mount Vernon's Laynie Dake.

Central's Williams running away from SWMO competition

Springfield Central senior Jaslyn Williams has more than proved she is one of the top sprinters in the state this season.

Kade Kelley Skyline

Athlete of the Week: Kade Kelley, Skyline Track

"[Track isn't] near like football or anything else I've done where you're hating against each other," Skyline senior Kade Kelley says. "Out here I know almost everyone I'm throwing against so it's pretty fun good competition."

Cameronn Witt Monett

Athlete of the Week: Cameron Witt, Monett Baseball

Witt is a three-sport star for Monett. He starts in basketball, was all-state in football, and is the Cubs most versatile player on the Diamond, where he's also an all-state talent, winning 8 games on the mound last year.

Brady Petry Hillcrest Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Brady Petry, Hillcrest Basketball

"When you have the best player on the floor you always have a chance," said Hillcrest Head Coach Thomas Brock. 
That proved to be true in Hillcrest's quarterfinal win over Rolla, Brady Petry went in for a dunk off the opening tip.

Walnut Grove Boys Basketball

Athletes of the Week: Walnut Grove Tigers

"It's crazy," freshman Logan Thomazin said. "I'm super excited. It means a lot."
The Walnut Grove Tigers are heading to their first quarterfinal since 1988.

Jacob Caruso Mansfield

Athlete of the Week: Jacob Caruso, Mansfield Basketball

Tim Short set Mansfield's scoring record 41 years ago, but he just found out about it in the last two months.  And shortly after finding out about the record, the record was broken.  Mansfield Senior Jacob Caruso passed Short to become the Lions all-time leading scorer with more than 1,800 career points

Sandridge Republic wrestling

Athlete of the Week: Cody Sandridge, Republic Wrestling

Kinloch Wrestling Classic? Check. Class 3 District 3? Check. Just one more thing to check off.
 "I just know I have one shot left to reach my goal so I've been pushing myself as hard as I can," Republic Senior Cody Sandridge says. He's won 40 -1 wrestling at 152lb this year, and believes he's ready to win a title.

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