Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

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Dan Filipek

Warrenton wrestling

Already a two-time state wrestling finalist, Filipek picked up right where he left off with a dominating performance over the weekend in the 10th Fort Zumwalt North Tournament. Competing at 160 pounds, Filipek, a senior who is being recruited heavily, won four matches by pin and another by technical fall. He finished 53-1 and placed second at 152 a year ago, losing 2-1 in a tiebreaker to Oak Park's Hunter Shelton in a Class 3 title match at Mizzou Arena. As a sophomore , Filipek (46-6) was a runner-up at 145.

Isaiah Ford

Affton basketball

A 6-foot-3 junior guard/forward, Ford was named to the all- tournament team at the Southside Classic after leading the Cougars to the championship. In the title game against Windsor, Ford scored all nine of the Cougars' points in the fourth quarter to complete a 55-54 comeback victory. Ford finished with a game-high 19 points and a team-best 11 rebounds. He helped the Cougars advance to the title game with a 28-point effort in the semifinals against Mehlville and led the way in the first round with 18 points against Roosevelt.

Koby Klaus

Grandview basketball

In three games in the Valley Caledonia Tournament, Klaus, a 6- foot-1 sophomore point guard, averaged 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 6.6 assists. In the third-place game against Marquand-Zion, Klaus scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out 10 assists and snagged five steals in an 83-37 win. He also put up big numbers in the first round against Bunker (29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals) and had his biggest game in the second round against Bismarck (35 points 8 rebounds, 7 assists). Last season, he was named all-conference in the JCAA Small after averaging 19.6 points and 5.8 assists.

Mark Rogers

Ladue basketball

A 6-foot-6 guard, Rogers is off to a hot start in his senior season and is currently the area's fifth-leading scorer with an average of 24.8. He led the Rams to a 76-57 season-opening win over Ritenour by putting up a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Rogers then turned in three dominating performances at the Vianney Invitational, averaging 24 points and six rebounds, culminating in a 24-point, 8-rebound game in a 58-50 win over Farmington in the consolation final. …

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