It’s not a mystery why many of the top high school athletes choose to play for schools in major conferences. In the world of college athletics, the more success a school has on the field, the more money it tends to generate. When many of these schools happen to be in the same conference, well, let’s just say there are plenty of dollar bills to go around — something the good folks at Forbes laid out nicely for us.
As great as the Golden State Warriors were in 2015, last season’s group was beyond special, as they finished the regular season with a now-record 73 wins. Unfortunately, despite holding a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals, the Dubs decided to “poke the bear,” ultimately turning LeBron James into the Terminator, hell-bent on pulling off the impossible — which he did by helping the Cavs become the first team in history to overcome this kind of deficit in the Finals. This just goes to show that in the National Basketball Association, it’s now how you start, it’s how you finish.
AFFTON • Lutheran South senior Leketor Member-Meneh gathered her teammates together after the Lancers lost a close first game against Dexter in the Class 3 quarterfinals on Saturday at Lutheran South. The standout, who has committed to Missouri, was not ready for her high school career to end. "I just reminded everyone that state was our goal and we had to do everything in our power to get there," Member-Meneh said. Message received. The Lancers started strong in the second game and came back from an early third game deficit to win 22-25, 25-9, 25-15 to advance to the final four beginning Friday at Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. "This was very, very important to me," Member-Meneh said. "I