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Jon Saxbury • Junior • Monroe City football

Saxbury has been a force to be reckoned with up front for the Panthers offense during the playoffs, anchoring the line from his center position. The 6-foot-1, 297-pound all-state lineman also provides muscle to the Panthers defense that limited Westran to just one first down over the final 34 minutes of a 44-7 win last Saturday.

Lauren Sisco • Freshman • HLGU cross country 

Sisco qualified for the NAIA National Cross Country Meet with her 11th-place (20:02 5K) finish at the recent American Midwest Conference championships. The Alton, Mo., native joins sophomore teammate Bailey Wagner to form the Lady Trojans first double-qualifier since 2013. The pair run at nationals Saturday in Vancouver, Washington.