The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

April 17, 2012

Prep roundup: Joplin wins Ozark Conference golf title

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Joplin High School golf team made it two straight Ozark Conference championships on Monday.

Jack Pace’s Eagles clipped Glendale and West Plains by one stroke — 323-324 — over the Rivercut Golf Course. Sean Williamson’s Falcons earned second place as their fifth player bested the Zizzers’ fifth.

Joplin received a 2-over-par 74 from senior Jeffrey Herr, an 80 from junior Griffen Locke, an 82 from sophomore Nick Yuhas and an 87 from senior Lucas Garritson.

Lebanon’s Mitch Mather, a senior, shot a 72 for medalist honors.

The top 10 players and ties earned all-conference honors. Herr and Locke were first-teamers and Yuhas secured honorable mention.

“Winning two championships in a row is a great, great accomplishment for the kids,” Pace said. “Herr, Locke and Yuhas also had a hand in it last season.”

Nixa, Blake Augustine reign

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Eagles had three players shoot in the 70s in winning the Sonic/Carthage Invitational by eight shots on the Carthage Golf Course.

Neosho’s Augustine logged a par-71 for medalist honors.

Nixa had 314 to 322 for Carthage White in the 13-team field. Carl Junction shot 343 for third place in the annual tournament.

Nevada’s Joseph Ferry shot a 73 in front of the Nixa duo of Jeremy Liss (76) and Ryan Eady (77). Carthage White’s Austin Bunnell had a 78 to complete the top five individuals.

Nevada and Ozark (237 apiece) and Neosho and Webb City (351 apiece) rounded out the top seven teams.

Purdy, Phillip Roller win

REPUBLIC, Mo. — The Eagles, paced by co-medalist Roller, won the Clever Tournament by six shots over Lutie — 375-381 — at Island Green.

Roller and Ash Grove’s Sean Mulkey posted 79s to beat sophomore Cameron Snyder of College Heights by a stroke.

College Heights was fourth, McAuley Catholic seventh and Thomas Jefferson eighth in the team standings.

Thomas Jefferson senior Jonathan Shumaker carded an 88 for seventh place.


Ozark 3, Joplin 0

OZARK, Mo. — Ozark blanked Joplin in a nonconference varsity girls soccer titlt.

The Tigers jumped on the Eagles with two first half goals from Morgan Davidson and Payton Waynick, before Abbey Sugrue punched one more in with 28 seconds to go to cap the scoring.

Ozark bested the Eagles with 13 shots on goal to Joplin’s 4.

Megan Rowe had eight saves for the Eagles.

“Sarah Jaschultowski did an outstanding job defensively for us in shutting down one of their outstanding players tonight,” Eagles coach Ed Miller said. “I thought our halves were like night and day. We played better in the second half.”

The Eagles (5-7) are back in the Springfield area today with a 5 p.m. tilt at Kickapoo.

Carl Junction 5, Neosho 0

NEOSHO, Mo. — It took Carl Junction two minutes go get on the board and they never slowed down as the Bulldogs blanked Neosho in varsity girls soccer action.

Kelsey Swarens took a pass from Anissa Williams and booted in in the net just two minutes into the contest to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. That goal set the tempo for the rest of the evening as the Bulldogs dominated the field.

The Bulldogs scored once in the first half and four more times in the second. Swarens, in particular, finished strong with a hat trick and an assist. Sydney Solberg also added a goal and collected a pair of assists. Taylor Beck also managed a goal for Carl Junction.

There were 17 shots on goal for the Bulldogs while the Wildcats managed two. Sarah Spangler and Alyssa Brown each had a save for the Bulldogs.


Webb City 5, Ozark 4

OZARK, Mo. — The Cardinals’ Adam Miller, a senior, clipped Andrew York 8-6 at No. 1 singles.

Webb City, 4-2 in  duals, also received singles wins from Aaron Wells, Tucker Palone and Logan Sperry. Wells’ win was 9-8 (9-7) against Matthew Fry,

Ethan Replogle and Palone won at No. 2 doubles.

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