Prep athletes of the week

Prep athletes of the week


Prep athletes of the week


Aubrey Buckley

Parkview junior


Buckley had two more great games last week, topping Rolla and Glendale in Ozark Conference games. Buckley had 32 points and nine rebounds against Rolla, and then had 41 points, seven rebounds and six steals against Glendale. The junior is putting up great numbers for the Lady Vikings once again this season.

Cailyn Long

Sparta sophomore


Long scored 57 points combined for Sparta last week in Southwest Central League victories against Galena and Clever. She also was efficient, shooting 19 of 28 from the field (68 percent). Long had 15 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in the game as well. This season, Long is averaging 21.0 points per game.

Ben Melton

Nixa junior


Melton, unranked by entering the weekend, finished second in the Class 4, District 3 tournament at 220 pounds in Jefferson City. He beat top-ranked wrestler Michah Foote from Kickapoo in the semifinal, and is wrestling this weekend at the state tournament in Columbia.

Tanner Wood

Central senior


Wood, the school career record holder with 90 pins entering the weekend, continued his great season with a Class 4, District 3 championship at 160 pounds in Jefferson City. He has 121 career wins and a 33-5 record this year entering Thursday. He also has a 3.68 grade-point average and tutors teammates in math.

Other nominees:

* Jacob Caruso, Mansfield, basketball

* Maddie Hursh, Chadwick, basketball

* Kailey Morris, Mansfield, basketball

* Bailie Osborne, Licking, basketball

* Amber Percival, Willard, basketball


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