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  • Gene Pospeshil

Named as alternates for the scholar-athlete trip to Dallas in 1967, from left: front row, Gary Gerhardt of St. Louis Northwest High; Chris Gaa…

COLUMBIA, MO • Daniel “Peanut” Farris let his free throw go and hoped. The ball bounced from one side of the rim to the other. It jumped and r…

SOUTH CITY • Kelvin Lee danced like no one was watching.

The father's shadow cloaks the son. It envelops him. The son can not escape the father. They are forever intertwined.

  • Don Adams Jr.

FRIDAY, MAR. 12, 2004 Vashon head coach Floyd Irons watches his Wolverines in a 79-30 win over Dexter Friday in a Class 4 semifinal at Hearnes…


Floyd Irons, left, congratulates his son, Lutheran North's Altonio Irons, right, Saturday, March 16, 2002, after Lutheran North defeated Elsbe…

  • David Carson

Saturday March 9, 2002--Vahson's head coach Floyd Irons coaches his team from the bench during the first half of the Missouri State High Schoo…


MARCH 9 2001-State Champion Vashon Wolverine #34 Anthony Wilson hugs head coach Flyod Irons during the final minutes of the 2001 MSHSAA Champi…


MARCH 9 2001-Vashon Wolverines Head Coach Floyd Irons waves to the crowd after defeating Liberty Bluejays in2001 MSHSAA Championships Boys 4A …

Boots is back.

City bragging rights are on the line, and Steven Hall knows it.

Deandre Davis was excited to get his team out of town.

Attorney Richard Sindel, right, leaves federal court with client Floyd Irons on Sept. 20, 2007. Photo by J.B. Forbes,

  • By David Kvidahl |

DeAndre Davis clings to it. It’s what keeps him going when the days are dark, when there is tragedy, when there is death. It’s what keeps him …

  • By Nate Latsch |

The last nine months have been a rollercoaster ride for Madison Prep basketball coach Tony Irons and his players.

  • By Nate Latsch |

One of the area’s top small-school basketball teams, Madison Prep, is one that didn’t even exist a year ago.

  • By David Kvidahl |

Missouri boys basketball Class 4 semifinal preview capsules:

  • By Steve Overbey | Special to

HILLSBORO • Imagine Prep's Martavian Payne couldn't understand what all the fuss was about it.

  • By Scott Fitzgerald |

It's been almost 17 years since he led St. Charles West past onetime power Vashon for the school's only boys basketball championship.

  • By Ken Roberts |

COLLINSVILLE • McCluer North Randy Reed still remembers what his high school coach Floyd Irons told him long ago.

  • By Dennis Barnidge |

Toggling between long-range jumpers and soaring dunks, the 17-year-old high school all-American and University of Florida recruit averaged 32.4 points.

  • By Dennis Barnidge |

Bradley Beal's hoops standing is rock solid. Ten years from now, 25 years from now, who knows, maybe even 50 years from now, there is a chance…

  • By Dennis Barnidge |

Kids, listen to your mom.

  • By Nate Latsch |

The Chaminade basketball team could have an old player back in uniform for its Class 5 quarterfinal game against McCluer North on Saturday at …

  • By Dennis Barnidge |

Take your pick: It was the worst call of the night or the best.

  • Christian Gooden

Saturday February 26, 2011 - Hazelwood - McCluer North head basketball coach Randy Reed is congratulated by former Vashon coach Floyd Irons a…

Former Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons and sports booster Demetrious Johnson have filed a lawsuit against departed city school…