Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week, Nov. 12

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week, Nov. 12

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Nick Alexander

Vianney swimming

Alexander capped off his high school career with record-breaking performances in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke at the Missouri swimming and diving championships. Alexander swam the 200 IM in 1 minute, 47.55 seconds, in the finals to break the record (1:48.16) he set in the preliminaries, which broke the record (1:49.55) he set in last year's state finals. In the backstroke prelim, Alexander broke a nine-year-old state record with a 49.38. Then in the final, he set a new record with a 48.99. The Mizzou signee won the last 74 individual races of his career.

Kamryn Babb

CBC football

A 6-foot, 175-pound sophomore wide receiver and defensive back, Babb caught five passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns in a 47- 0 win over Hazelwood Central in a Class 6 quarterfinal. Babb opened the scoring by hauling in a 78-yard TD pass from Blake Charlton with 3:50 left in the first quarter. Then Babb caught a 63-yard TD pass at 9:17 of the third quarter and capped off his night with a 27- yarder less than three minutes later. He is among the area leaders in receiving yards with 761 on 35 receptions (21.7 per catch).

Ben Huels

Waterloo soccer

In the Class 2A semifinals against Mundelein Carmel, Huels scored three goals, including a goal with 4:43 left in the first half that put the Bulldogs ahead to stay 2-1, and a third tally 48 seconds into the second half to provide insurance in a 3-1 win. Huels was at it again in a 4-3 title-game win over Peoria Notre Dame, scoring a goal to push the lead to 3-1 just before halftime and assisting on a Ryan Stites goal that made it 4-2 with about 15 minutes left in the game.

Amanda Jung

Mascoutah volleyball

A 6-foot senior right-side hitter, Jung helped the Indians to three wins last week and a berth in this weekend's Class 3A state tournament. …

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