Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for Feb. 16

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for Feb. 16

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Sam Bayer

Summit basketball

A 5-foot-7 senior guard, Bayer scored 24 points to lead the Falcons to their first win over Webster Groves in six years. Earlier this season, she scored her 1,000th career point and has become Summit's career leading scorer. She also set the school's single- game scoring record with 36 points on December 29 against Francis Howell North. She has been named to all-tournament teams at Marquette, Summit and Borgia this season and was a first-team all- Suburban XII South pick last season. Bayer is averaging 14.5 points and is being recruited by Lindenwood-Belleville and St. Louis Community College.

Danny Conley

Chaminade wrestling

A junior who placed sixth at 182 pounds in Class 3 as a sophomore, Conley knocked off defending state champion Jackson Berck of Francis Howell Central 2-1 in overtime Saturday to capture the Class 4 District 2 championship at 220 at Fort Zumwalt North. Conley (45-1) is ranked first at 220 by rankwrestlers.com and fourth at 195 by missouriwrestling.com. Conley made a late-season decision to move up to 220 after competing most of the season at 195. He also has won tournaments Chaminade, Vianney and De Smet and finished second at Francis Howell.

Ryan Courtney

Valley Park basketball

A 6-foot-1 junior center, Courtney has surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career. He achieved the feat during a 92-36 win over Crossroads in which he had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds along with five assists and three steals. For the season, Courtney is averaging 14 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals. Last season, he was an all-South Central Athletic Association honoree. A three-year starter in basketball, Courtney also plays baseball and was the goalkeeper for the soccer team.

Cade Jones

Brentwood basketball

A 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, Jones recorded four double-doubles with 96 points and had 53 rebounds in four games last week. He put up big numbers in wins over Valley Park (30 points, 20 rebounds), Cleveland (30 points, 11 rebounds) and Bayless (18 points, 12 rebounds) and in a three-point loss to against Hancock (18 points, 10 rebounds). …

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