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COLLEGE SIGNINGS: Webb City Cardinals make college decisions official 


WEBB CITY, Mo. — Three Webb City High School seniors made their college decisions official on Wednesday afternoon inside the Cardinal Dome. 

Eli Goddard signed to play baseball at Missouri Southern, while Danecca Heffren and Rachael Drum signed to play tennis at Evangel University.

Goddard noted Southern just felt right. 

“When I went on my visit I felt real comfortable there,” Goddard said. “The coaching staff made me feel at home. I loved the campus. I fell in love with baseball at a young age, so I’ve always wanted to play at the next level. I’m glad I’m able to do that. This means a lot to me.” 

Goddard will join classmates Treghan Parker and Cole Gayman at MSSU, where they’ll play for Bryce Darnell.

“It will be fun to keep playing with them,” Goddard said. 

Goddard, who is the starting catcher who also pitches for Flave Darnell’s Cardinals, will focus on pitching at the next level. 

“I just want to keep getting better,” said Goddard, who was also a key performer for Webb City’s football team.  

Heffren and Drum both said they’re pleased they’ll be able to continue to compete in the sport they’ve grown to love.

“I fell in love with this sport,” Heffren said. “It started out as something to do for fun. As I kept playing through the years, I grew to love it a lot. Now I have a passion for it.” 

“I’ve only been playing tennis for about two years and I’ve worked really hard to be able to do this,” Drum said. “It’s a big accomplishment. I’m super excited.”  

Evangel’s close proximity played a factor for both athletes. 

“I really fell in love with Evangel,” Heffren said. “It’s far enough, but still close to home.”

“It’s super close to home,” Drum added. “It’s perfect.”


Webb City seniors Rachael Drum, Eli Goddard and Danecca Heffren are pictured with their families during Wednesday’s signing ceremony inside the Cardinal Dome. Photo by Jason Peake.


PREP SPORTS: MSHSAA releases district assignments for golf, soccer, tennis, track, softball

Below are district assignments of local interest for boys golf, girls soccer, boys tennis, track and field and spring softball. 



CLASS 5 DISTRICT 3: Joplin and Carthage are among the 15 teams in this district. Schifferdecker Golf Course is the host site. 

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4: Carl Junction and Webb City are among the 15 teams in this district. 

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3: Neosho, McDonald County and Monett are in this district. 

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3: Seneca, Cassville, Aurora and Nevada are among the 15 teams in this district. 

CLASS 1 DISTRICT 2: College Heights, McAuley Catholic, Thomas Jefferson and Diamond are among the 20 teams in this district.



CLASS 4 DISTRICT 11: Joplin, Carthage, Nixa, Republic. 

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 12: Carl Junction, McDonald County, Neosho, Webb City. 

CLASS 1 DISTRICT 6: McAuley Catholic, Fair Grove, Greenwood, Mountain View-Liberty, New Covenant. 



CLASS 3 DISTRICT 6: Joplin, Carthage, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North, Lee’s Summit West, Raymore-Peculiar.

CLASS 2 DISTRICT 7: Carl Junction, Webb City, Neosho, Thomas Jefferson, Belton, Grandview.



CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6: Joplin, Carthage, Neosho, Belton, Branson, Nixa, Ozark, Raymore-Peculiar, Republic. Nixa is the host site. 

CLASS 4 DISTRICT 6: Carl Junction, Webb City, McDonald County, Monett, Bolivar, Hillcrest, Logan-Rogersville, Nevada, Willard. Carl Junction is the host site.

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 6: Aurora, Cassville, Clever, East Newton, El Dorado Springs, Hollister, Lamar, Mount Vernon, Reeds Spring, Seneca, Springfield Catholic. Lamar is the host. 

CLASS 2 DISTRICT 6: Diamond and Sarcoxie are among the schools competing. Reeds Spring High School is the host. 

CLASS 1 DISTRICT 6: College Heights, Thomas Jefferson, McAuley Catholic, Golden City and Jasper are among the 17 teams competing. Reeds Spring High School is the host. 



CLASS 2 DISTRICT 6: College Heights, Ash Grove, El Dorado Springs, Lamar, Mount Vernon, Sarcoxie, Stockton. 

CLASS 2 DISTRICT 5: Diamond, Clever, East Newton, Marionville, Pierce City, Southwest, Spokane. 

CLASS 1 DISTRICT 5: Billings, Exeter, Golden City, Lockwood, Miller, Purdy, Verona, Wheaton.

CLASS 1 DISTRICT 6: Jasper, Hume, Lakeland, Liberal, Miami, Northeast Vernon County, Osceola, Rich Hill. 

PREP BASEBALL: Class, district assignments released


The Missouri State High School Activities Association has released class and district assignments for prep baseball teams.


CLASS 6 DISTRICT 6: Joplin, Carthage, Springfield Central, Kickapoo, Lebanon, Nixa, Ozark, Republic. 


CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6: Carl Junction, Neosho, Webb City, Branson, Glendale, McDonald County, Parkview, West Plains.


CLASS 4 DISTRICT 11: Aurora, Cassville, Monett, Hollister, Reeds Spring.


CLASS 4 DISTRICT 12: Seneca, East Newton, Nevada, Lamar, Mount Vernon. 


CLASS 2 DISTRICT 8: College Heights, Diamond, Ash Grove, Jasper, Marion C. Early, Miller. 


CLASS 1 DISTRICT 6: McAuley Catholic, Bronaugh, Hume, Liberal, Lockwood, Sheldon.

PREP ROUNDUP: Highlights from Tuesday’s area softball, baseball, golf, tennis and soccer action

Highlights from Tuesday’s area softball, baseball, golf, tennis and soccer action:


SOFTBALL: College Heights rides six-run inning to win over Exeter

The College Heights Christian softball team stayed undefeated and began Ozark 7 Conference play on a high note with a 7-0 win over Exeter on Tuesday at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

The Cougars improved to 4-0. 

Freshman pitcher Maddy Colin struck out 12 batters and scattered five hits in the complete-game shutout.

The game was scoreless when College Heights erupted for six runs in the fifth inning. 

Addie Lawrence singled and later scored on an error. Lauren Ukena bunted and Exeter threw it away, allowing Sarah Painter to score. 

After Jayli Johnson singled, Kloee Williamson hit a two-run double to left. Later, Avery Good and Aaliyah Perez both drove in runs with base hits, giving the Cougars a 6-0 lead.

College Heights, which features athletes from McAuley, added a run in the sixth when Painter singled and later scored on Williamson’s RBI single.  

Williamson went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Painter and Good contributed two hits apiece. 

College Heights hosts Verona on Thursday. 


BASEBALL: McDonald County earns win over Carthage 

ANDERSON, Mo. — With some late-game heroics, McDonald County defeated Carthage 5-4 on Tuesday in prep baseball action. 

The Mustangs improved to 5-3, while the Tigers fell to 1-4.

Cross Dowd went 5 2/3 innings on the mound for the Mustangs. He allowed three earned runs and struck out six. Rylee Boyd went the final 1 1/3, striking out two.

Cole Martin and Ethan Lett both went 2-for-3 for Kevin Burgi’s Mustangs. Martin scored twice, while Isaac Behm drove in two runs.

Carthage was limited to four hits, one apiece by Logan Carmickle, Grant Collier, Rylee Barker and Sylas Browning. Kaden Kralicek and Browning had one RBI apiece for the Tigers. 

Zach Geter and Will McCombs pitched three innings apiece for Carthage. Geter gave up four runs and struck out two. McCombs allowed one run and fanned three. 

The game was tied at four when the Mustangs took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth inning. Dowd walked and stole second. He went to third on Behm’s grounder and scored on Lett’s RBI single to center. 

Carthage is at Nevada on Thursday, while McDonald County hosts Joplin on Saturday. 


BASEBALL: Carl Junction suffers loss at Aurora

AURORA, Mo. — Carl Junction suffered a 6-5 setback at Aurora.

The Bulldogs plated four runs in the sixth to tie the game, but the Houn’ Dawgs received a go-ahead RBI double from Jaesik Friggle in the bottom half that ended up the game-winner.

Carson Johnson and Noah Southern had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs. Drew Beyer and Kyler Perry drove in one run apiece. 

Dylan Eck went five innings and allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out nine. Perry went one inning and gave up one run on two hits. 

Aurora’s Trey Mulholland pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four. Aaron Fisher and Kelton Brown pitched in relief. 

Brown kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard in the seventh. 

Hayze Hoffman went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Houn’ Dawgs (6-0), while Friggle had two hits and scored twice. 

Carl Junction, now 5-2, hosts Frontenac at 4:30 on Thursday. 


GOLF: Joplin takes first at Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Joplin boys golf team took first place for the second straight day after finishing with a team score of 153 at the Carthage Golf Course on Tuesday. 

Carl Junction took second place with 170 points, while Webb City finished two strokes back with a 172. Carthage shot a 177 as a team.

Playing the par-35 front nine holes, Joplin finished with the top four individual scores. Harry Satterlee and Hobbs Campbell each finished with a 37 to lead all golfers, while Wyatt Satterlee finished two strokes back in third place with a 79. Ethan Sage tied with Carl Junction’s Noah Williams for fourth place after both scored a 40.

Cooper Wyrick shot a 41 for the Bulldogs, while Jacob Teeter carded a 44. Zach Wrensch finished the day with a 45.

Braxten Cahoon led Webb City with a 41, Keegon Dill shot a 42. Carson Frazier finished with a 44, while Cody Frazier shot a 45.

Carthage’s Quinn Brewer, Grant Fagg and Brandon Gacke all carded 44s, while Britt Coy shot a 45.


GOLF: Thomas Jefferson wins triangular, McAuley takes second

Thomas Jefferson’s Owen D’Amour captured medalist honors and led the Cavaliers to a first place team finish at Tuesday’s prep golf triangular at Schifferdecker Golf Course.

Thomas Jefferson finished with a team score of 190, while McAuley Catholic had a 198 and New Covenant turned in a 203.

Thomas Jefferson’s D’Amour shot a 43 and was two strokes better than McAuley’s Evan D’Amour, who carded a 45 to take the runner-up spot. McAuley’s Joe Lupicki tied for third place with a 47. 

Also for Thomas Jefferson, Jake Jarrett shot a 48, Luke Miller carded 49 and Jack Tyrrell shot a 50 to round out the team score. Also for the Cavaliers, Tony Touma shot a 55 and Caden Myers had a 58. 

In addition to D’Amour and Lupicki, McAuley’s Rocco Bazzano carded 51 and teammate Cade Englert shot a 55. 

Also for the Warriors, Thomas Black shot 56 and Jeffrey Horinek carded 57. 


TENNIS: Neosho drops opener to Monett

MONETT, Mo. — The Neosho High School boys tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss to Monett on Tuesday in the team’s 2021 opener. 

In singles play, Neosho’s Landon Austin lost to Dylan Lynch 8-5, Christian Williams lost to Ethan Kutz 8-3, Melvin Lopez fell to Angel Salas 8-5, Brandt Gonzales fell to Ben Hoyt 8-2, Ryno Lee lost to Heisman Welch 8-2 and Blaze McKay suffered an 8-2 loss to Jackson Young.

In doubles action, Monett’s Lynch-Holt defeated Austin-Williams 8-4, Kutz-Salas beat Lopez-Gonzales 8-2 and Welch-Young defeated Lee-McKay 8-3.

Neosho hosts Mount Vernon on Thursday. 


TENNIS: Thomas Jefferson defeats New Covenant

Thomas Jefferson boys tennis started the season off with a win after defeating New Covenant Academy 9-0 on Tuesday.

In singles action, Ian Ding defeated Brody Bennett 8-2, while Noah Hamlett earned an 8-2 win over Kaden Moore. 

Tyler Brouhard defeated Elijah Davis 8-2 and Christopher Wheelen was victorious over Aiden Henderson 8-3. Prithvi Nagarajan defeated Hogan Nieman 8-1, and Lala Qian was perfect against Van Riessen, 8-0.

In doubles, Hamlett and Brouhard defeated Bennett and Moore 8-6, while Ding and Nagarajan beat Davis and Henderson, 8-4. Wheelen and Qian rounded out the win with an 8-0 victory over Nieman and Van Riessen.


SOCCER: Area teams earn wins

In Tuesday’s girls soccer action, McAuley Catholic defeated Mountain View-Liberty 8-1, Webb City beat Cassville 8-0, Carthage defeated Pittsburg 10-0 and Carl Junction beat Hillcrest 4-0.

PREP BASEBALL: Neosho earns first win after official opening of the new Roy B. Shaver Field

NEOSHO, Mo. — Neosho baseball’s first victory of the 2021 season will no doubt be a memorable one.

Not only did the Wildcats get their first mark in the win column after jumping out early and adding on throughout in a 10-4 win over St. Mary’s Colgan, but it was also the official opening of the new Roy B. Shaver Field. Before the game while standing on the fully-turfed field, former superintendent Dr. Roy Shaver, former Neosho coaches Charles Goade (first Neosho baseball coach) and Joe Fowler (coach of 1992 state Final 4 team) as well members of the teams from 1976 (first Neosho team), 1981 (state Final 4 appearance) and 1992 (state Final 4 appearance) were recognized along with several others by Neosho School District Superintendent Jim Cummins for their integral role in helping build the Neosho baseball program over its existence.

“It was great,” Neosho coach Danny Powers said. “So many people have worked so hard to get the Neosho baseball program up and running. Anytime you can bring some of those guys back, and the kids can see them and how much baseball meant to them, I think they have a better appreciation for why they are out here doing the things they do.”

After the ceremony, Neosho (1-7) escaped a pair of early jams before reaching the scoreboard for a run in the bottom of the second. Two runs in the third and a five-run fourth staked the Wildcats to an 8-0 lead. Colgan broke through four four runs in the top of the fifth to trim the lead in half, but Neosho added insurance in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to help seal the win.


Lane Yost earned the win after blanking the Panthers over four innings, allowing five hits, walking six and striking out four. He stranded nine runners on base.

“Lane is a good competitor, and we know that,” Powers said. “He walked too many, but he did a good job of not letting it get to him. He competes well and doesn’t back down from a challenge. He pitched himself out of some tough situations.”

Wyatt Shadwick allowed four runs on three hits and two walks without recording an out, and Karson Thomas pitched three scoreless innings of relief on two hits, a walk and a strikeout.

Lucas McKain started and took the loss after allowing one run in 1 1/3 innings. Carl Jacquinot allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings, while Janko Kalan allowed five runs in 1/3 of an inning. Caleb Hamilton, Gianna Piccini and Kannon Keller combined to allow one run over 2 2/3 innings.


Colgan threatened in each of the first two innings only to see Yost get out of both threatening situations without allowing a run. The Panthers left runners on first and second in the first inning before Yost got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the second after recording a strikeout and inducing a fielder’s choice groundout.

Neosho’s Ryan Cargile led off the bottom of the second with a double down to left-center field before moving to third on a passed ball. After Wyatt Keplar was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and third, Eli Zar dropped down a squeeze bunt to score Cargile and give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead through two complete frames.

“There have only been two games where we weren’t trailing after the first inning,” Powers said. “We wanted to focus on making sure we got that first run across. I have confidence Eli can hit, but we saw how they were lining up, and with first and third, we like to do that safety squeeze. He put it in a perfect spot.”

Neosho struck for two more runs in the last of the third inning. A leadoff walk to River Brill followed by Chase Flynn getting hit by a pitch put the first two batters on base. Yost helped his own cause in the next at-bat with an RBI double down the line to left to make the score 3-0. Cargile followed with an RBI groundout to push the lead to four runs.

Colgan loaded the bases again in the top of the fourth inning, but once again, Yost was able to get out of trouble after striking out McKain swinging on a 3-2 pitch.

“That was huge because we have been in a lot of those situations this year and they didn’t go our way,” Powers said. “That has been our main problem. … To be in that situation and to get a break is a big confidence builder. It swung the momentum in our favor.”

The Wildcats came up with a big inning offensively to push the lead to a touchdown and two-point conversion, scoring five runs on five hits and three walks to push the lead to 8-0. 

“It was a big confidence builder for our team,” Powers said of the big fourth inning. “We may not have the power we’ve had in the past, but we have a lot of guys who can put the ball in play. I think we’ve done that for most of the season, but today, we hit them where they weren’t. … To have the confidence to go up there and score runs, we need to keep stringing hits together.”

Brill got the scoring started with a bases-loaded, two-run single up the middle to make the score 5-0. Cargile added a two-run double later in the inning, his second two-bagger of the game. Zar drew a bases-loaded walk to wrap the scoring in the inning.

Colgan finally broke through in the top of the fifth, and the Panthers did it in a big way—crossing home four times on three hits and two walks to cut the lead in half, 8-4. After Keller and Hamilton walked to lead off the inning, Kaden Vogel brought home the first run with a single to left before Cooper Simmons followed with an RBI single through the left side. Colin Hite singled home Vogel with a line drive to center and was the fifth straight Panther to reach base.

Thomas entered the game in relief and surrendered a sac fly to Blaise Dawson to make the score 8-4 and got the remaining two outs without allowing another run to score.

Neosho came up with some insurance in the fifth and sixth innings. The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the fifth when Cargile reached first on an infield hit to short, scoring Brill, who singled earlier in the inning. Neosho added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Keplar, who led off the frame with a hit-by-pitch, scored on an RBI double to deep right-center field by Jose Ortega.

Thomas worked a 1-2-3 sixth and induced a 6-4-3 double play in the seventh to end the game.

“He does a great job locating and forces guys to swing the bat,” Powers said of Thomas’ outing in relief. “He has done it all year, even against tough opponents. I am really happy for him because we didn’t know how much time (on the mound) he would get. … He throws strikes, competes and his composure is really good.”


Cargile finished with a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a team-high three RBI and a run scored. Yost was also perfect with a 3-for-3 game, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Brill had two hits, two RBI and scored a team-high three runs. Zar had two hits, two RBI and scored a run. Ortega went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Hite had two hits and drove in a run to lead Colgan. Vogel had a hit, scored a run and drove in one. Dawson also had a hit and an RBI.


Neosho hosts Joplin at 4:30 on April 1.

PREP BASEBALL: Webb City improves to 5-0 with run-rule win over Monett; Mitchell tosses one-hitter

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Noah Mitchell didn’t allow a baserunner after the first inning and the Webb City Cardinals pushed across multiple runs in four of five frames en route to a convincing 10-0 run-rule victory over Monett on Tuesday at Chuck Barnes Field.

The Cardinals kept their record unblemished, improving to 5-0.

“That was a really good win,” Cardinals coach Flave Darnell said. “I was a little fearful with the way the wind is that it might be a tough day to get runs. We kept the ball down and we had really good approaches in the box. That was really good to see. And I was very happy with our defense. That was the cleanest game we’ve played. And it’s a lot easier to play defense when your guy is throwing strikes. That’s a credit to Noah.”

A senior right-hander, Mitchell limited the Cubs to two baserunners, both in the first inning, as Estin McBroom singled and Tanner Wright reached on Webb City’s lone error. 

“All my pitches worked, I was able to get them to roll over and get a lot of ground balls and I trust my defense to make plays,” Mitchell said. “The defense performed well behind me.” 

Mitchell threw just 42 pitches, with 33 strikes. He tossed a first-pitch strike to 16 of 17 batters and got nine groundouts to go with three strikeouts and two flyouts on the way to his five-inning one-hitter.

“He threw his breaking ball well for a strike,” Darnell said. “His fastball command was better this go-around than last Monday. He was locating his pitches.”

As Darnell alluded to, Mitchell bounced back nicely after he surrendered six earned runs on eight hits in three innings last week against Republic. 

“I felt good. I had more confidence today than I did the other day,” Mitchell said. “I was able to control the 0-2 pitch and place it where I wanted it. It was a good day for me.” 

“It was good to see Noah come back and continue to throw strikes,” Darnell said. “I thought his location was a lot better and his off-speed was a lot better today. And we picked the ball up on defense. That was really good to see.” 

Webb City scored its 10 runs on 12 hits. Each of Webb CIty’s starters recorded at least one hit. Devrin Weathers, Treghan Parker and Shane Noel had two hits apiece, while Matt Woodmansee drove in two runs.  

McBroom took the loss. He allowed five earned runs in three innings. Daniel Geiss pitched the final two frames for the Cubs (2-4).


Webb City’s Noah Mitchell tossed a one-hitter against Monett on Tuesday. Photo by Jason Peake.


The Cardinals scored twice in the bottom of first, as Weathers and Parker both singled, with Weathers charging home on an error. 

Noel singled, stole second and third and then came home on Cole Gayman’s RBI single to center. 

The hosts added two runs in the second. 

Jeremiah Leaming walked and later scored on a Monett error and Eric Fitch singled and scored on Woodmansee’s RBI groundout. 

Webb City added four runs in the third to blow the game open. 

Eli Goddard walked and Leaming singled. Aiden Brock drove in pinch runner Gavin Stowell with a line drive to right. 

Fitch moved the runners over with a sac bunt before Leaming scored on a passed ball. Parker contributed a run-scoring groundout and Weathers later scored on a passed ball, giving the Cardinals an 8-0 advantage.

After failing to score in the fourth, Webb City ended the game by plating two runs in the fifth. 

Weathers and Parker both singled to get things started. Woodmansee and Noel followed with run-scoring singles to end the game in walk-off fashion.



The Cardinals are at Springfield Catholic on Thursday. 

Webb City will also play two games apiece on Friday and Saturday at Glendale.


TRACK & FIELD: College Heights competes at Republic; Lawrence wins two events

REPUBLIC, Mo.  — The College Heights Christian track and field team competed at the Republic Classic on Monday.

There were nine teams in attendance, with the host Republic Tigers taking first place in both divisions. The College Heights girls finished fifth in the team standings, while the CHC boys were seventh. 


College Heights Christian sophomore Addie Lawrence won two events—the 200-meter dash (27.17) and the 400-meter run (1:04).

The 4×400 relay team of Jayli Johnson, Lawrence, Lauren Ukena and Katie Moss finished second. The Cougars placed third in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. 

Johnson took third in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 400, while Ukena finished fourth in the 200. 

Moss took fifth in the 1600, with teammate Madi Carson ninth. Moss was also seventh in the 800.

Maddy Colin finished fifth in the high jump, while Riley Peterson was sixth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. Sophia Moore placed seventh in the triple jump. 

Fiscus and Colin finished eighth and 10th, respectively, in the 100 hurdles. Fiscus and Colin were seventh and eighth in the 300 hurdles. 


The College Heights boys finished second in the 4×800 relay, fourth in the 4×400 and sixth in the 4×100. 

Derrick McMillan was second in the 800, with teammate Corbin Thomas fourth. McMillan was sixth in the 1600, while Caleb Quade took seventh in the 400. 

Ethan Ukena finished sixth in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump, while Dominic Gingerich was seventh in the 100 and eighth in the 200.

Jace Edwards finished seventh in the 3200 and Steven Calandro took eighth in the 300 hurdles. 


GIRLS SOCCER: Parker’s PK leads Joplin to win in ’21 opener


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Sophomore Paisley Parker scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute for the lone goal of the game and the Joplin High School girls soccer team defeated Parkview 1-0 on Monday in the season opener of the 2021 season.

Eagles coach Josh Thompson told SoMo Sports that senior goalkeeper Mya Johnson made two saves to earn the clean sheet.

Joplin (1-0) travels to Bolivar on Friday. 

PREP GOLF: Joplin opens the 2021 golf season with a first-place finish; Carthage takes second

The boys golf season opened on Monday at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club, with Joplin, Carthage, Webb City and Carl Junction all in action.

The Eagles finished in first place as a team with a score of 156, while the Tigers took second place after a total score of 170. The Bulldogs’ team score of 181 was good enough for third, while the Cardinals placed fourth with a score of 187.

Playing the par-36 front nine, Joplin finished with four of the top five individual scores. Fielding Campbell led the way after carding a one-over 37 to finish with the lowest round on the day, while Wyatt Satterlee came in with a two-over 38 to finish in a tie for second. Joplin’s Hobbs Campbell scored a 40 to take fourth place, with Harry Satterlee ending his day with a 41 to tie for fifth.

Carthage’s Quinn Brewer and Brit Coy each shot a 41 to lead the Tigers while tying for fifth place. Owen Derryberry scored a 43, while Grant Fagg finished with a 45.

Carl Junction’s Jacob Teeter finished in a tie for second overall after scoring a two-over 38, while Cooper Wyrick shot a 44. Zach Wrensch finished with a 47, while Tommy Walker carded a 49.

Keegon Dill led Webb City with a 44, while Braxten Cahoon finished the day with a 47. Cody Frazier and Dylan Burlingame each scored a 48.

All four teams are in action on Tuesday at the Carthage Golf Course before playing another round together on Wednesday at Briarbrook Golf Course in Carl Junction.

PREP BASEBALL: Neosho competes at Willard tourney

WILLARD, Mo. — The Neosho Wildcats went 0-4 at the Willard Lead-Off Tournament.

In Saturday’s prep baseball action, Lebanon defeated Neosho 12-8 and Glendale topped the Wildcats 5-0.

On Friday, Kickapoo defeated Neosho 10-6 and Willard topped the Wildcats 11-4.


Neosho’s game with Lebanon was tied at seven after the top of the fifth inning. But the Yellowjackets plated a run in the bottom half and then added four more in the sixth. 

The Wildcats pushed across a single tally in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough. 

Neosho’s Jose Ortega went 2-for-4 with four RBI, while Brett Slavens drove in two runs on two hits. River Brill, Lane Yost and Ryan Cargile scored two runs apiece.

Carter Baslee was one of five pitchers used by Neosho, and he took the loss. 

Lebanon’s Drew McBride was the winning pitcher.

The Wildcats were limited to three hits in the loss to Glendale.

Slavens, Cargile and Eli Zar had one hit apiece. 

Brill went 4 2/3 innings on the mound and allowed four earned runs on six hits while striking out four. Karson Thomas threw 1 1/3 innings in relief and did not allow a hit or a run. 

Glendale starting pitcher Caimon Kufahl went the distance and struck out 10. 


Against Kickapoo, Neosho’s Slavens went 3-for-4 with four RBI, while Yost went 2-for-3. Wyatt Keplar drove in two runs.

Keplar gave up eight runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings while striking out five. Austin Rodriguez and Thomas also pitched. 

Kickapoo’s Rhett Hendricks, Noah Wilkinson and Luke Quackenbush drove in two runs apiece. Evan Vienhage was the winning pitcher. He scattered four hits and struck out five in four innings. 

The nightcap was tied at 1 when Willard scored eight unanswered runs to take control.

The Wildcats had six hits. Ortega went 2-for-3, while Flynn, Cargile, Keplar and Slavens had one hit apiece.

Brill, Keplar and Slavens had one RBI apiece. 

Carter Fenske went three innings on the mound and allowed four earned runs on five hits while striking out four. Wyatt Shadwick, Carson Williams and Baslee pitched one inning apiece. 

Willard’s Evan Gaunt gave up one run in five innings while striking out four. Blake Hultgren hit a two-run home run. 

Neosho hosts St. Mary’s Colgan at 4:30 on Tuesday. 


PREP BASEBALL: Joplin rallies to beat Pryor in 10 innings to close Tiger/Zebra Classic

PRYOR, Okla. — Joplin rallied from a 6-2 deficit to force extra innings before holding off Pryor in the 10th frame for an 8-7 win on the final day of the Tiger/Zebra Classic.

The Eagles improve to 5-1 on the season.

Kohl Cooper earned the start and no-decision after allowing four runs on seven hits, one walk and four strikeouts in four 1/3 innings. Ethan Guilford earned the win in relief after allowing three runs on six hits, a walk and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Brooks Miller was saddled with the loss after allowing four unearned runs on five hits, a walk and four strikeouts in four relief innings.

Joplin scored twice in the top of the fifth on a Fielding Campbell RBI single in the hole to short that scored Kirk Chandler before Bodee Carlson followed with a sac fly to right to plate Kyler Stokes.

Pryor answered with a four-run fifth to make the score 6-2, highlighted by a three-run home run from Si Collins. 

Joplin cut the deficit in half in the sixth after an RBI groundout from Chandler that scored Joe Jasper and an RBI double from Stokes that scored Guilford to make the score 6-4.

The Eagles tied the game in the top of the seventh after a Pryor error on a David Fiscus fly ball to right field allowed Campbell and Carlson to score. Campbell and Carlson each had one-out singles earlier in the frame.

After a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, Guilford singled to left to lead off the top of the 10th for Joplin. Chandler reached base on a fielder’s choice and moved into scoring position after a passed ball. Stokes followed with a single to left to put runners on first and third. The Eagles took the lead on a passed ball that scored Chandler, with Stokes attempting to take third on the play. Pryor’s catcher attempted to throw out Stokes, but the ball got away, allowing him to score an insurance run while extending the lead to 8-6 in the process.

Pryor scored on a single by Blake Raglin in the bottom of the 10th, with Peyton McClelland advancing to third on the play. Guilford struck out Bobby Belew looking to end the threat and the game.

Stokes had three hits, including a double, and scored two runs while driving in one. Campbell, Guilford and Chandler each had two hits. Guilford doubled and scored a run, while Chandler scored twice and drove in one. Campbell scored once and drove in one.


Joplin hosts St. Mary’s Colgan at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

PREP BASEBALL: Carl Junction beats McDonald County and Springfield Central in doubleheader

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction bounced back from its first loss of the season in the best way possible—sweeping a three-team doubleheader on Saturday.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-1 after opening the day rallying twice for a win over McDonald County before the offense exploded for 14 runs in the first two innings in a shortened win over Springfield Central.

“This was the first time we really faced adversity coming off a tough loss,” Carl Junction coach Jake Stevenson said. “Today was an opportunity to figure out who we are as a team bouncing back from a tough loss. Guys came out ready to play. … Mac County is a good team. I was pleased with how our guys bounced back in that first game. Against Central, we just got off to a hot start and we got a chance to get some younger guys some varsity opportunities. It was a good day at the yard.”


McDonald County struck first in the top of the opening frame when Destyn Dowd doubled to right to score Cole Martin, who singled to lead off the inning.

Carl Junction answered right back in the bottom half of the inning when Dylan Eck singled to left with the bases loaded to plate Drew Beyer, with Noah Southern also scoring on an error by the Mustangs to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 advantage. 

McDonald County took the lead back an inning later when Martin tripled to center with two outs and a runner on first to score Weston Gordon and tie the game at 2-2. Dowd followed with an infield single to short to score Martin, putting the Mustangs on top 3-2.

After a scoreless third inning, Carl Junction’s Brendyn Downs led off the bottom of the fourth with a walk and wound up on third two batters later on a McDonald County error. Cole Stewart brought Downs home shortly after with a sacrifice bunt to tie the game at 3-3.

“It was a really good high school baseball game,” Stevenson said. “It was back and forth, pitchers were throwing strikes. It was just a good high school baseball game. I thought our guys took advantage of the opportunities when we had them, and we didn’t have a lot.”

Carl Junction took the lead for good in the last of the fifth when Beyer walked with one out and Alex Baker brought him home two batters later with a two-out, go-ahead two-run home run to left field to give the Bulldogs 5-3 advantage and all of the momentum en route to the win.

“Alex Baker, like a lot of our kids, is a good kid who you root for,” Stevenson said. “You want good things to happen for good people. He took advantage of the pitch left up in the zone and got his hands through one. It was a huge momentum swing.”

Baker also earned the start and the win after giving up three runs on seven hits, two walks and eight strikeouts over six innings of work. Kyler Perry pitched a scoreless seventh inning in relief without allowing a hit and striking out one.

“I thought Alex threw extremely well today,” Stevenson said. “Mac County took advantage of some good pitches, put the ball in play and had some hits fall their way. Alex stayed the course and was able to get out of innings when he needed to.

“Kyler was facing the top of their order, and they came in having good days. Kyler came in and did a nice job of closing it out.”

Martin took the loss after allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, six walks and four strikeouts in four 1/3 innings. Ethan Fransico allowed one run on one hit in 2/3 off an inning. Rylee Boyd pitched a clean inning of relief with three strikeouts.


Carl Junction made quick work of Springfield Central with an eight-run first inning followed by a six-run second inning before ending the game in the bottom of the third with a single tally and one out recorded. The Bulldogs totaled nine hits and 11 walks in the win.

“We did a nice job offensively,” Stevenson said. “They gave us some opportunities that we took advantage of—things on the base paths and things like that. Another thing, we had the chance to put the younger guys in and they picked up right where the older guys left off.”

Hunter Cantrell backed up the offensive output with an equally good pitching performance, throwing a three-inning no-hitter without allowing a walk and striking out two.

“The offense did a good job but I want to give a shout out to Hunter Cantrell,” Stevenson said of his junior hurler. “He did a nice job in those three innings not giving up any hits or any walks. He does a good job of throwing strikes, and throwing two pitches for strikes.”

Noah Southern hit a first-inning two-run home run to finish with two RBI and a run scored. Cantrell and Kyler Perry led Carl Junction with two hits apiece. One of Perry’s hits was a double, and he scored a game-high three runs and drove in one. Cantrell finished with an RBI and a run scored. Drew Beyer also had two RBI to go along with one hit and a run scored. Shane Diskin and Logan Eck added doubles and both scored once, with Diskin driving in one. Jaxson Mackney had one hit, one walk, one run scored and one RBI.


Carl Junction hits the road for a matchup at Aurora, with first pitch scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

PREP BASEBALL: Arr’s stellar outing leads Carthage to win over Ava; Tigers earn first win for new head coach

Kaden Arr nearly went the distance.

But the Carthage junior right-hander got into a late-game jam before reaching his pitch count, forcing an exit.

Nevertheless, Arr’s stellar outing on the mound led Carthage to a 4-3 win over Ava on Saturday in prep baseball action at Joe Becker Stadium. 

Arr was solid for 6 2/3 innings, scattering three hits and striking out seven while leading his team to its first victory of the 2021 campaign. 

“Kaden Arr…what a start by him,” Tigers coach Luke Bordewick said. “That was 6 2/3 of really excellent pitching. He led us to a victory for sure. He was electric. His curveball was really good. I know he worked on it a lot during the offseason. He threw it early and often. It kept hitters off-balance and that was really nice for us.” 

The game was scoreless in the bottom of the third when the Tigers manufactured a pair of runs — and they did it without recording a hit.

Caden Kabance walked and later scored from third on a double steal attempt. The throw home got away from Ava catcher Reece Adams, allowing Kaden Kralicek to take third. Kralicek charged home a few pitches later on a wild pitch for a 2-0 advantage.

“We preach being aggressive on the basepaths,” Bordewick said. “That’s what we want to do. We’ve got a lot of team speed, so we want to use it.” 

Ava stranded the bases loaded in the fourth, as Arr worked out of trouble by striking out two straight batters before inducing an inning-ending fly ball off the bat of Creighton Regennitter. 

“That was huge,” Bordewick said. “Baseball’s a game of momentum. That was a huge momentum swing for us.”

The Tigers added a single tally in the fourth.

Grant Collier singled up the middle in what was his team’s first hit of the game. Collier stole second and Clay Kinder’s sac bunt moved him to third. Collier scored on Rylee Barker’s RBI groundout. 

The Bears stranded two in the sixth, as Arr fanned Bryce Dodson to get out of a jam.

Carthage added a key insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. 

Kralicek singled to center, took second on Max Templeman’s sacrifice, stole third and later scored on an error. 

Arr came back out for the seventh with a four-run lead. 

After retiring the first batter of the inning, Arr walked two before Spencer Skyles reached on an error to load the bases. Next, two runs scored on a Carthage miscue in the field. 

Arr induced a pop-up for the second out of the inning. But that’s when he had to exit after going over 105 pitches. 

Kralicek took over on the mound and Ava’s Zach Miller smacked the first pitch he saw for an RBI single, trimming Carthage’s lead to 4-3. 

But Kralicek struck out Andrew Dalton to secure the win.

The Tigers went 1-1 on the day, falling to Marshfield 6-2 in the opener. 

“The first game didn’t go our way, but in the second game we fixed a lot of things that we needed to work on,” Bordewick said. “It feels good to win one.” 



It was Bordewick’s first coaching victory as the man in charge of the Tigers (1-3). 

“It’s not about me, it’s about the players,” said Bordewick, who is in his year as the program’s head coach after previously assisting Mike Godfrey. “The players did something… I didn’t do anything. It feels great to win obviously and I just feel great for the kids.” 



In Saturday morning’s clash, the Blue Jays plated a run in the first and three in the third to take a 4-0 lead.

The Tigers got a run back in the fourth, as Kanen Vogt reached on a dropped third strike and later scored on an error. 

Marshfield added single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 6-1 lead.

The Tigers scored once in the bottom of the sixth when Kralicek singled to left and later scored on Templeman’s groundout. The hosts were unable to rally in the seventh. 

Carthage recorded five hits, and Logan Carmickle had three of them. Kinder and Kralicek had one hit apiece.

Mason Utter struck out 10 batters and gave up four earned runs in the loss. 

Jackson Vestal was the winning pitcher. He struck out 12, walked none and scattered five hits. Hayden Curley had three hits for the Blue Jays. 

In the second game of the day, Ava defeated Marshfield 8-6.



Carthage is at McDonald County on Monday and at Nevada on Thursday. 

The Tigers will host the annual Bill O’Dell Tournament from April 5-10. 


COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Missouri Southern sweeps Pittsburg State

The Missouri Southern softball program swept rival Pittsburg State today inside the Pat Lipira Softball Complex.

Southern (10-10, 3-3 MIAA) won the first game that turned into a pitching duel 1-0. Abby Atkin went the distance limiting Gorilla (8-16, 4-4 MIAA) batters to four hits. Both teams threatened to score before Makaila Leonhart hit a two-out RBI double scoring Lynnlee Parrott in the sixth inning.

Pittsburg State (8-16, 4-4 MIAA) hit a double to open up the seventh inning, but the runner was out from a relay from right field to second base and tagged out at third base. Atkin sealed the game off with a strikeout her third of the game. Atkin picked up her fifth win of the season.

Yazmin Vargas, Leonhart, Leighton Withers, and L. Parrott had a hit in the game.

Pittsburg State’s Kaylee Burns went a full seven innings giving up four hits and one earned runs in the contest. Burns was credited with the loss moving her season record to 4-6.

Game two saw the Lions get on the board in the first and second off a Withers’ single scoring Josie Tofpi before Vargas doubled home Adrianna Young. Pittsburg State notched a run in the fourth and the Lions responded by scoring two. Kara Amos scored on a passed ball and a Tori Frazier sac bunt scored Young as the Lions led 4-1.

Withers tripled in the fifth scoring Leonhart and a Frazier single followed by an error by the catcher scored Young to seal the 6-1 win.

Withers went 2-of-3 with two RBIs, Tori Frazier also had two RBIs, Young went 2-of-2 scoring three times while stealing two bases, Vargas finished 2-of-4 and stole a base. Amos was in the circle and went the distance striking out three Gorillas while picking up its fourth win of the season.

Riverton product Taylor Compton went three innings for PSU and was credited with the loss, moving her season record to 2-3.

Up next for the Lions is a road non-conference showdown with William Jewell in Liberty, Mo. Tuesday March 30th. First pitch is set for 12 pm and game two tentatively at 2 pm.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Missouri Southern sweeps Fort Hays State

HAYS, Kan. – The Missouri Southern baseball team finished up the sweep as the Lions won both ends of a double-header against Fort Hays State, taking game one 16-6 and game two 18-17.

Southern (18-3, 12-3 MIAA) saw a lot of offense in the two games today, scoring 16 runs in the opener and 18 in the nightcap.

Will Bausinger got the in game one as he went five innings, striking out eight and allowing just two runs to move to 5-1 on the season. Corey Cowan, Scott Duensing, Jeremiah Kennedy and Blake McPhee threw an inning each in relief.

The Lions had six home runs in the opener as Jordan Fitzpatrick hit a pair. Henry Kusiak, Brad Willis, Matt Miller and Joe Kinder had a home run each. Troy Gagan had a pair of doubles, while Willis and Kinder had a double each. Kinder drove in five runs in the game as Miller, Gagan and Fitzpatrick scored three runs each.

Southern scored wo runs in the first and five in the fourth to lead 7-0 after four. The Tigers (2-17, 2-13 MIAA) got a pair of runs in the fifth, but the Lions scored four runs in the seventh, a single run in the eighth and four more in the ninth. FHSU had four runs over the final three innings, but could not make a dent in the Southern lead.

Game two was a test to see who would score last. Both teams had five home runs each in the game as Kinder hit two more. Gagan, Tommy Stevenson and Miller had a home run each.

Stevenson had a pair of doubles as he set a new MSSU record and tied the MIAA mark with six hits in the game, going 6-for-7 with three runs scored and six RBIs. Kinder had four hits, four runs scored and three RBIs, while Gagan went 5-for-6 with four runs scored and two driven in. Dexter Swims, Clay Milas and Miller had two RBIs each.

Both teams scored early and often as the game was 12-11, Lions after three innings. The Lions scored a run in the fourth to go up 13-11, but Hays answered with four runs in the fifth to go up 15-13.

Southern tied the score with a pair of runs in the sixth, but the Tigers scored two of their own to go up 17-15 after six. The Lions capped the scoring with three runs in the seventh on a home run from Kinder, and RBI single from Stevenson and then Stevenson scored on a wild pitch what proved to be the game-winner.

Chase Beiter started and went went two innings, while Cole Woods, Cowan, Cale McAlister, Ryan Paschal, threw in relief before Duensing settled in for the win. Duensing went three innings and struck out three to move to 2-0 on the year. Logan VanWey came in to close out the game for his first work of the year, striking out a batter and throwing just nine pitches in the ninth.

The Lions will be back at it next weekend as Southern plays host to fifth-ranked Central Missouri. The top-ten matchup will consist of a single game on Friday and a double-header on Saturday.

TRACK & FIELD: Thomas Jefferson competes at Nevada


NEVADA, Mo. —  The Thomas Jefferson Cavaliers competed at the Nevada Tiger Invitational on Friday.

In girls action, Thomas Jefferson’s Alivia Beard finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.66. Beard was also the runner-up in the 200 (29.04). 

Sarah Mueller took second in the 800 (2:48) and finished fourth in the 1600 (6:36). 

Sydney Stamps placed second in the high jump, fourth in the shot put and seventh in the long jump. 

Tannah Cassatt was eighth in the discus and Alexis Stamps took eighth in the long jump. 

On the boys side, Thomas Jefferson’s Kip Atteberry won the 800-meter run in 2:19. Kelsey Atteberry finished third in 2:22. 

Kip Atteberry and Kelsey Atteberry finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1600. 

Thomas Jefferson’s Elias Rincker took second in the long jump, eighth in the 200 and 10th in the 100. 

Thomas Jefferson’s girls finished fifth in the team standings, while the Cavaliers were sixth on the boys side.


PREP BASEBALL: Carl Junction suffers first loss to Hollister

Carl Junction took its first loss of the season after falling 8-3 to Hollister on Friday at Joe Becker Stadium.

The Bulldogs (3-1) rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth only to see the Tigers (3-1) score six times in the top of the seventh on the way to the win.

“You want to get out of the gate on a good start, and we’ve certainly done that,” Carl Junction coach Jake Stevenson said. “But, it’s a process. In the end, we want to be the best team and best version of ourselves. You learn a lot about your team through adversity. … There wasn’t any talk on our part about going 27-0. We’re going to have a tough game in there. We get to bounce back tomorrow and we will get to learn a lot about our team tomorrow, too.”


Drew Beyer earned the start and took the no-decision, allowing two runs on eight hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Carson Johnson allowed six runs, one earned, on four hits, four walks and a strikeout.

“I thought that, and Drew will tell you this, too, but he found a way to compete and get six strong innings while not having his best stuff or command of his breaking stuff,” Stevenson said of Beyer’s start. “Those are some things you will deal with in some outings. But, as a pitcher, that is not always going to be there and you still have to compete, and I thought he did that. He gave us a good outing.”

Landan Richards earned the win for the Tigers after allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits, six walks and eight strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Colby Teaster struck out five over 2 1/3 relief innings, surrendering one run on three hits.


Hollister recorded three hits and two walks in the top of the first inning and took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single from Clay Kemp.

The Tigers pushed the lead to 2-0 in the top of the third inning when Colby Teaster brought home Layton Morgan with a sac fly to center field. Morgan started the inning off with a single to right field before moving to second on a walk and third on a wild pitch.

The Bulldogs cut the deficit in half in the last of the fourth inning after Kyler Perry came up with a two-out RBI single to right field to score Dylan Eck, who led off the inning with a walk.

Carl Junction tied the game up at 2-2 an inning later when Alex Baker scored Cole Stewart with an RBI groundout. Stewart doubled to right field to lead off the frame.

“I thought those were certainly some good at-bats,” Stevenson said. “Also, I think it is good to play in a close game and to play from behind. It’s baseball. The ball is going to fall your way some of the time and sometimes it won’t. I thought our guys did a good job of fighting back in this game.”

Hollister scored six runs, five with two outs, on five hits and four walks in the top of the seventh. All but one run were unearned. 

Carl Junction added a run in the bottom of the seventh to trim the lead to five but would get no closer before the final out was made. 


Johnson led Carl Junction at the plate with a 2-for-3 game, including a double while scoring a run. Beyer, Perry, Noah Southern, Brendyn Downs and Keaton Johnston all recorded hits, with Perry and Baker each driving in a run.

Konner Hatfield had three hits, including a double, and walked twice on the way to scoring once to go along with one RBI. Morgan had two hits, two RBI and scored two runs. 


Carl Junction hosts McDonald County (3-1) at 10 a.m. and Springfield Central at 2 p.m. at CJHS.

TRACK & FIELD: Neosho hosts Harry Lineberry Open House


NEOSHO, Mo. — Neosho High School hosted the Harry Lineberry Open House track and field invitational on Friday. 

Neosho’s girls and boys both fared well at the invite. The Seneca Indians were among the teams competing. 



Neosho’s girls won five events. 

The Wildcats won the 4×400 relay in 4:41, with Lili Graue, Taigen Mitchell, Miranda Wennhold, Capri Williams competing. 

Neosho took first in the 4×800 in 11:29, with Riley Kemna, Makenna Davis, Jayden Adams and Lakyn Prough competing. 

The Wildcats were third in the 4×100 relay, with Hannah Fehring, Kylie Flewelling, Skye Holmes and Kivett competing. Neosho was also second in the 4×200 (Fehring, Flewelling, Holmes, Heaven Kivett).

Jayden Browning, Kendall Platner and Graue finished first through third in the long jump. Browning also won the triple jump. 

Kemna won the 3200-meter run in 12:58. Teammate Davis was second in the 3200 and third in the 1600. 

Madilyn Ebbinghaus was second in both the 100 and 400 and fourth in the 200, while Platner was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles and the high jump. Bailey Miller took second in the pole vault.

Placing third in their events were Michelle Lindsay (400), Browning (high jump), Miranda Wennhold (triple jump) and Emily Phillips (javelin). 



The Wildcats won eight events. 

Neosho’s Kaden Cole won the 1600 in 4:40 and the 3200 in 10:17, while Jeremiah Larson won the 300 hurdles and placed fourth in the 100 hurdles. 

Neosho won the 4×400 relay in 3:36, with Marcus Duncan, Evan Haskins, Larson and Tristan Clanton competing. The 4×800 team of Cole, Connor Jordon, Brian Hernandez and Carson Newell took first in 9:12. 

The NHS team of Duncan, Haskins, William Howell and Noah Reed finished second in the 4×200 relay. The Wildcats were third in the 4×100 (Cade Camerer, Tyrese Hill, Konnor Siler, Breckin McAffrey). 

Other event winners for the Wildcats were Jared Siler (high jump), Isaiah Green (triple jump) and Tristen Linders (discus). 

Second place finishers were Clanton (400), Jordon (800), Isaiah Hill (high jump) and Linders (shot put).

Finishing third in their events were Clanton (200), Hill (400), Brandon Doyle (800), Newell (3200), Green (high jump), Howell (long jump), Siler (triple jump) and Andrew Rupert (javelin).



Seneca’s girls won the 4×100 relay (Kamryn Fox, Danessa Macy, Samarah Mittag, Makenzie French) and the 4×200 (Fox, Katelyn Fyock, Rylee Darnell, French).

Individual event winners for Seneca were Fox (400) and Darnell (high jump). 

Darnell was the runner-up in the triple jump, while Amber Garrison took second in the javelin. Finishing third in their events were French (100) and Macy (100 hurdles).

For the Seneca boys, the 4×800 relay team of Landon Brown, Keatin Burleson, Ethan Altic and Anthony Stevens took third. 

The Indians were fourth in both the 4×100 (Morgan Vaughn, Jordan Allen, Max Golden and Jaxson Graham) and the 4×200 (Allen, Golden, Dominick Wheeler, Graham).  

Graham was fourth in the 100 and eighth in the 200, Hayden Smith placed fourth in the pole vault, while Morgan Bryan was sixth in the discus and Eli Phillips took sixth in the javelin. 


PREP BASEBALL: Joplin splits on second day of Tiger/Zebra Classic

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Joplin went 1-1 at the Tiger/Zebra Classic on Friday, with a win over Claremore in the opener before falling to Fort Gibson in the second game. 

The Eagles are 4-1 to start the season.


Joplin built a 6-1 lead by the end of the second inning and pushed the advantage to 12-6 through five complete in the opener against Claremore. The Zebras rallied with a run in the sixth and scored four times in the seventh to trim the deficit to one, but the Eagles held on for the win before the tying run crossed home.

Fielding Campbell earned the win for the Eagles after allowing six runs, two earned, on seven hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Josh Harryman allowed five runs, three earned, on three hits, two walks and two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of relief. Byler Reihter pitched a scoreless 2/3 of an inning and allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one.

Cameron Palmer took the loss after allowing eight runs on eight hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Grant Evans allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits, three walks and two strikeouts in four innings of relief.

Campbell and Kohl Cooper led Joplin at the plate with two hits apiece. Campbell had a run-scoring triple in the second inning and finished the game with a team-high four runs scored and two RBI. Cooper doubled home a run in the first and added an RBI double in the second inning before finishing with a team-high three RBI and a run scored. Ethan Guilford had a hit, two RBI and a run scored, while David Fiscus and Alex Curry each had hits and drove in two apiece. Kirk Chandler doubled and scored a run.


Joplin suffered its first loss of the year after Fort Gibson extended a 3-2 lead to 7-2 with a four-run fifth inning on the way to the win.

Gray Edwards earned the start and no-decision after pitching two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk. Grant Edwards earned the win in relief after allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, two walks and five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. 

Kirk Chandler took the loss after surrendering seven runs, six earned, on five hits, three walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Joe Jasper pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings in relief, giving up two hits and striking out three.

Alex Curry, Chandler, Ethan Guilford and Byler Reither all had hits for Joplin. Guilford and Reither picked up an RBI each, while Bodee Carlson, who walked twice, Brady Mails and Fielding Campbell all scored a run.


Joplin ends play in the Tiger/Zebra Classic with a 3 p.m. matchup against Pryor, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

PREP SOFTBALL: Colin’s stellar outing leads College Heights past Riverton, Cougars match ’19 win total

RIVERTON, Kan. — College Heights Christian last fielded a softball team in 2019. The Cougars won three games that entire season.

In just three outings, this year’s squad has matched that win total.

College Heights improved to 3-0 on the season with an 8-1 non-conference softball victory over Riverton on Friday. 

“We’ve been very consistent and I’m excited about our start to the season,” College Heights coach Mike Howard said. “We’ve done well hitting. We’ve had good pitching. And when the ball has been put in play we’ve done a really good defensively.”

Freshman pitcher Maddy Colin had a stellar outing in the circle. Colin struck out 15 and allowed just three hits and one walk. 

“She’s a special player even though she’s just a freshman,” Howard said. “She’s played travel ball her whole life. You can really tell that experience helps her out.”

College Heights freshman Maddy Colin delivers a pitch to the plate against Riverton. Colin  struck out 15 batters and earned the win. Photo by Jason Peake.

Colin has allowed just one run in three victories. 

“Maddy’s been a workhorse for us,” Howard said. “She’s really started the season well. She’s just been really consistent with her pitches.”

Kloee Williamson, Sarah Painter and Colin had two hits apiece for the Cougars, who also feature players from McAuley Catholic. Williamson and Ari Calandro scored two runs apiece.

Riverton’s Elizabeth Wells, Courtney Ross and Kayla Greer had one hit apiece. 

Morgan Compton was charged with the loss in the circle. She struck out seven and allowed 10 hits.

The visitors scored twice in the first inning, as Williamson was hit by a pitch and later scored on Layne Jackson’s RBI double to center. 

Later in the frame, Colin singled, Avery Good and Aaliyah Perez both walked before pinch runner Calandro scored on a passed ball.

College Heights erupted for six runs in the third.

Williamson reached on a bunt single and came home on Colin’s RBI single.

Good and Perez both reached on dropped third strikes, with Calandro scoring on the second.

Painter delivered a two-run double to left and then Lauren Ukena added a run-scoring single on a bunt.

After Jayli Johnson’s single, Ukena charged home on a passed ball for an 8-0 lead.

“Once we got on-base, we did a good job on the basepaths,” Howard said. “We were able to steal several bases and we kind of played small ball to move the runners. We did what we could to manufacture runs.”

Riverton’s lone run came on Elizabeth Wells’ home run in the fourth inning. 

College Heights will host Exeter at 5 on Tuesday.  


BASEBALL: Riverton 15, College Heights 0

The Riverton Rams earned a run-rule victory over the visiting Cougars by scoring three runs in the first, one in the second, four in the third and seven in the fourth.
Down 3-0, the Cougars had their chances in the top of the second.
With one out, Nathan Williams and Caleb Evans both walked before Rolen Sanderson moved the runners over with a ground out. Bo Sitton was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
But Riverton starting pitcher Kaden Hedrick induced an inning-ending lineout off the bat of Kelton Welch.
Hedrick earned the pitching victory, while CHC’s Ben Thomas was charged with the loss.
Riverton’s Kyler Harper had three hits, while Walker Mallatt drove in three runs on two hits. Noah Valenti and Ryder Phillips had two RBIs apiece.
The Cougars (1-1) were limited to two hits. CHC will look to bounce back against Exeter on Tuesday.