A 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior running back/defensive back, Biggs rushed for 307 yards on 36 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 59-38 win over Carlyle in their season finale. It was the fifth-best area rushing performance of the season. He scored on 7-yard run in the first quarter, had TD runs of 10 and 21 yards in the second quarter, scored from two yards out in the fourth quarter and had a 6-yard fourth-quarter TD run. Biggs also had four tackles and one assist on defense. For the season, he rushed for 1,009 yards and 12 TDs and 38 tackles and a sack. He is a four-year starter at catcher for the baseball team.
Camden Biggs • Dupo football
Logan Chandler • Highland football
A 6-foot, 220-pound senior running back and linebacker, Chandler had 31 carries for 331 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs finished the season on a winning note with a 50-13 victory over Jerseyville. It was the fourth-best area rushing performance of the season. Chandler also caught two passes for 38 yards and had two 2-point conversion runs. A two-year starter, Chandler finished the season with 772 yards rushing and 13 TDs with an average of 7.3 yards per carry. On defense, he made 40 tackles. In 2019, he was a first-team all-conference running back and he also participates in track and field.
Savannah Lesher • Eureka track and field
At the Cape Invitational, Lesher, a senior, won the 800 and was part of the winning 1,600 relay. In the 800, her time of 2:19.69 currently ranks her fourth in Class 5. The 1,600 relay ran a time of 4:07.91, which currently ranks as the third-fastest time in Class 5. At the Park-Rock Invitational, Lesher won the 1,600 in 5:16.99 and ran a leg on the 1,600 relay that finished second. She was also part of a unique event at Festus’ McCullough-Douglas Invitational, where she competed in the 4 x 1 mile, an event in which each team has four runners run one mile. Lesher helped her foursome win in 22:00.37, which is ranked 18th nationally.
Landon Oxford • Fort Zumwalt East track and field
A senior, Oxford won the 300 hurdles, 200 and 100 at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational. He broke his own school record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.83, which is the second-fastest time in Class 4 this season, and finished with a time of 22.43 in the 200, the fastest time in Class 4 this season. Other highlights this season for Oxford include finishing second in the high jump with a leap of 6-1 at the Fort Zumwalt West Invitational and running a 50.7 split at part of the Lions 1,600 relay at the Fort Zumwalt East Invitational. He was an all-conference wide receiver in football last fall, finishing with 11 catches, five of which went for touchdowns.
Marquise Palmer • East St. Louis football
A 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore running back, Palmer rushed for 186 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns in the second half of a 50-47 win over Edwardsville in the Southwestern Conference championship game. Palmer’s 23-yard TD run with 4:23 to play in the fourth quarter gave the Flyers a 50-40 lead and proved to be the game-winner. Palmer had third-quarter touchdown runs of 2 and 24 yards and found the end zone from 2 yards out midway through the fourth quarter. He rushed for 118 of his yards in the second half as the Flyers held off the Tigers. For the season, Palmer rushed for a team-high 539 yards and 12 TDs with an average of 8.2 yards per carry.
Nina Preusser • Nerinx Hall soccer
A sophomore midfielder and forward, Preusser had four goals in two games to lead the Markers to a pair of victories. Against Lafayette, she carried the offensive load by netting a hat trick with goals in the 20th, 50th, and 70th minutes in a 3-1 win. The following day, she scored in the 15th minute and the Markers held off Incarnate Word for a 1-0 triumph. Pruesser had a recent streak of five consecutive games with points, including an assist in Monday’s 3-1 win over Kirkwood, and leads the Markers in scoring with five goals and nine assists for 19 points. She also plays club soccer for the Sporting STL Red Devils.
Drew Sowerwine • Father McGivney baseball
A senior pitcher and first baseman, Sowerwine swung a hot bat and had an impressive pitching performance to lead the Griffins, who won their first seven games, to three wins last week. He went 5-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and eight RBI in a 16-10 win over Odin. The following day, he went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI and pitched a four-inning no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 17-0 victory over Wood River. Overall, Sowerwine is batting .571 with two home runs, 16 RBI and is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA. A two-year starter, Sowerwine has signed with Culver Stockton. He also plays golf.