The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

April 13, 2012

Springfield Catholic cops tennis crown at Thomas Jefferson

Springfield Catholic earned points in all four divisions and won the Thomas Jefferson Tennis Invitational on Friday.

The Irish won two events, placed third in the other two events and scored 20.5 points. Webb City was second with 15 points and Thomas Jefferson was third with 9.5.

Catholic received wins from Noah Chanliongco at No. 2 singles and the team of Ryan Randell and Nick Wiegers at No. 2 doubles. Clint Jung was third at No. 1 singles and John Bently-Will Hennessey were third at No. 1 doubles.

Webb City’s Adam Miller won No. 1 singles with a hard-fought decision over Alex Oserowsky of Thomas Jefferson in the final round. Miller prevailed 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3).

Webb City’s Tucker Palone was second at No. 2 singles and the team of Aaron Wells-Matt Reynolds was second at No. 1 doubles.

Thomas Jefferson’s Preston Carpenter was third at No. 2 singles and the Cavaliers’ team of Frank Cascone-Jake Hockman was fourth at No. 1 doubles.

Mike Kramer and Jeremiah Jennings of Neosho won No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Wells-Reynolds.

Carl Junction’s Brandon Weston-Dylan Haralson were second at No. 2 doubles, falling 6-0, 6-3 to Randell-Wiegers. Ben Coltharp of Carl Junction was fourth at No. 1 doubles.

Carthage received  third-place finish from Sawyer Bacon-Brandon Splitter at No. 2 doubles and a fourth from Blake Splitter at No. 2 singles.

Monett’s George Fulton-Elijah George were fourth at No. 2 doubles.

Baseball

Webb City, Colgan suspended

WEBB CITY, Mo. — St. Mary’s-Colgan owned a 4-1 lead over Webb City on Friday afternoon when the nonconference baseball game was suspended by rain.

Webb City was batting in the bottom of the fourth with one out and a runner on first base.

The date for the game to be resumed has not been determined.

Joplin game rained out

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Joplin’s nonconference game at Carthage was rained out Friday afternoon.

No makeup date has been set.

Soccer

Joplin 2, Hillcrest 0

NEOSHO, Mo. — Morgan Davis scored four minutes into the match and Joplin’s defense held off Springfield Hillcrest in the Neosho Tournament.

Joplin, which outshot Hillcrest 13-2, took a 2-0 lead late in the first half on a goal by Meghan Matheson.

“We had several chances to score, we just didn’t get the ball in the back of the net,” said Joplin head coach Ed Miller. “We did a good job moving the ball and we put two halves together.”

Kate Solman assisted Davis’ goal. Matheson’s goal was assisted by Jimmi Easton.

Carl Junction 7, Branson 0

BRANSON, Mo. — Kelsey Swarens and Sydney Solberg tallied two goals apiece as the Bulldogs improved their record to 6-5.

Paige Kennedy opened the scoring in the 11th minute, and Swarens scored eight minutes later. Anissa Williams and Taylor Beck scored four minutes apart to give the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead at the intermission.

Swarens netted her second goal 10 minutes into the second half, set up by Shelby Campbell’s second assist, and Solberg scored twice in the last 16 minutes.

Carl Junction owned a 25-2 advantage in shots. Sarah Spangler and Alyssa Brown each played one half at goalie for the Bulldogs, and each made one save.

The Bulldogs play Monday at Neosho.

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