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Best High School Athlete 

Mikala McGhee

It isn't often you see an athlete capable of doing virtually anything on the field, but that's exactly what Mikala McGhee did again this past year at Pattonville High School. In softball, McGhee led the team with a .444 batting average, earning her first-team all-Suburban North Conference honors for the fourth straight year. On the hardwood, the 5-foot-11 senior had the highest scoring average (20.7 points per game) of any large-school player in the region, earning her first-team, all-state honors. Meanwhile, on the soccer pitch, she was one of Pattonville's leading scorers. She can hit, she can run, she can throw, she can kick, she can shoot, she can jump...any other athletic activities we forgot? If there are, chances are Mikala McGhee is probably good at them. In fact, she's probably great at 'em. Her future is on the hardwood, however: She's playing for Missouri State this year. But it's always nice to have fallback options, and if there's one thing a three-sport superstar has, it's options.

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