Student Standouts for February 18

Student Standouts: Bilderback ’22, Harrell ’22, Mitchell-Day ’22, Niedringhaus ’22, Boys Basketball, and Girls Basketball

Congratulations to this week’s standouts below. Way to go #RamNation! And as always, if you have a story to share, please email

Senior to Head to Missouri State Wrestling Tournament

Nat Bilderback ’22 has officially qualified to represent MICDS at the Missouri State Wrestling Tournament! He secured a top 4 finish with a 9-2 win on February 12. Nice job, Nat!

Zaire Harrell '22 Scores 1,000 Points & Counting

Put your hands together for Zaire Harrell ’22 who has officially reached the 1,000 point mark during her impressive MICDS basketball career.

Reflecting on this achievement, she said, « I just want to first express how thankful I am to my family for supporting me during this long journey. I have been pushing through so many obstacles in my high school career and the hard work is finally paying off. Through COVID, two significant injuries, and balancing the rigor of school, I was so overwhelmed with joy to reach this goal of 1,000 career points! Coach Small, Coach G, Coach Moore, and my teammates mean so much more to me than just people I play basketball with; everyone is family. I love my sisters so much and can’t wait to see how the rest of the season plays out. Accomplishments like this make me realize how special it is to be a Ram. Thank you everyone for celebrating this victory with me! »

Girls Basketball Head Coach Scott Small added, « Besides being a tremendous person, Zaire is a fierce competitor and one of the best defensive players in the area. That she is able to combine that effort with an offensive prowess that got her to this pinnacle is a testament to the basketball player she is. »

Way to go, Zaire!

Mitchell-Day Pronounced High School Student-Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Brandon Mitchell-Day ’22 for being pronounced as this week’s HSSC/Scoops with Danny Mac Student-Athlete of the Week! Read on to hear about Brandon’s 1,000 points and counting in his MICDS basketball career, his average 17 points scored per game, and his leadership skills both on the court and inside the classroom. He is committed to Dartmouth College where he’ll continue playing basketball.

Baseball Star Commits to Xavier University

Congratulations to Jack Niedringhaus ’22 for announcing his commitment to Xavier University where he will play baseball. Jack shared, « I would like to thank my family, coaches, teammates, and friends who have helped me get to this point! » Ram Nation is so proud!

Boys Basketball Tournament Champs

Boys Basketball Dominates Over Priory

The Boys Basketball team defeated Priory on Tuesday, 68-36. Both Marcus Coleman ’23 and Brandon Mitchell-Day ’22 scored 12 points each. The team shot 56% from the field. Read the brief recap on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here. This win marked 10 wins in a row for the Boys Basketball team!

Another Victory for Girls Basketball

The Girls Basketball Team is highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their victory over STEAM Academy at MS-Berkeley on Monday. The final score was 59-27. Zaire Harrell ’22 scored 20 points and Binta Fall ’23 scored 11.