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PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: CJ takes 5th at Springfield Classic; Webb City sweeps triangular; TJ takes 3rd as hosts

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Carl Junction takes fifth at Springfield Classic

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Carl Junction finished with a 3-2 record on the way to a fifth-place finish at the Springfield Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Carl Junction (8-4) opened pool play with a 25-21, 25-18 win over Bentonville West before defeating Oak Park 25-20, 25-12. The Bulldogs suffered their first loss to Kickapoo 25-21, 25-22 to close out pool play with a second-place standing. 

Carl Junction opened bracket play with a 25-10, 25-19 loss to Nixa before closing the day with a three-set win over Olathe East 25-20, 23-25 and 29-27.

Jessa Hylton led the Bulldogs with a total of 50 kills, 32 digs and eight aces in the tournament. Logan Jones accumulated 121 assists, 24 digs and 12 kills, while Kylie Scott added 26 kills and 11 blocks. Destiny Buerge added 47 digs to go along with 23 kills.

Carl Junction hosts Carthage on Tuesday.


Webb City earns wins against El Dorado and St. Mary’s Colgan

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City hosted El Dorado Springs and St. Mary’s Colgan in a triangular tournament on Saturday inside the Cardinal Dome and walked away with a pair of wins.

The Cardinals (8-4-1) opened the day with a 3-0 sweep of Colgan, beating the Panthers 25-18, 25-18 and 25-16. 

Kearston Galardo led Webb City in kills with 10, eight digs and an ace. Brenda Lawrence had nine kills and two digs, while Kyah Sanborn had 22 assists and eight digs. Jenna Noel had seven digs, with Kenzie Storm had five digs, four kills, a block and an assist. Kate Brownfield had six aces, three digs, two kills and a block.

The Cardinals went to four sets with the Bulldogs, earning a 25-21, 14-25, 25-18 and 25-21 victory.

Webb City had three players finish with double digit kills, with Brownfield’s 15 leading the way. Brownfield added four digs, two aces and an assist. Lawrence had 12 kills, three digs, a block and an ace, while Galardo had 10 kills, six aces and nine digs. Storm had 10 digs, nine kills and a block. Sophia Crane had 24 digs, one assist and an ace, while Sanborn totaled 40 assists, 12 digs, three kills and an ace.

Webb City hosts Joplin on Tuesday.


Thomas Jefferson takes third at own tourney

The host Thomas Jefferson Cavaliers finished third in their own volleyball tournament on Saturday. 

Galena (Mo.) was the tourney champion, while Golden City took second, with the Cavaliers third. 

Scores from the invite are listed below. 


Thomas Jefferson Invitational

Gold Pool results

Golden City 25-25, Exeter 15-15

McAuley 22-25, Exeter 25-23

Golden City 25-25, McAuley 11-14


Purple Pool results

Galena 25-25, Sheldon 16-16

Galena 26-25, Thomas Jefferson 24-20

Thomas Jefferson 25-25, Sheldon 16-13


Bracket play results

Golden City and Galena had byes

Thomas Jefferson 25-25, McAuley 19-19

Exeter 25-25, Sheldon 20-13


Golden City 25-25, Thomas Jefferson 19-21

Galena 25-25, Exeter 5-11

Title match: Galena 28-25, Golden City 26-18


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