The Joplin Globe
ROLLA, Mo. —
The Joplin High School golf team, seeking a third straight Ozark Conference championship, finished in second place on Monday at Oak Meadow Country Club.
West Plains beat Jack Pace’s Eagles by three shots — 312-315.
“It was a good showing on our part,” Pace said. “It’s kind of hard to beat two first and a second.”
Joplin senior Griffen Locke wound up as medalist after tying with junior teammate Nick Yuhas and Hillcrest’s Caleb Abalos with 5-over-par 75s through 18 holes.
Locke and Yuhas shot par on the first playoff hole — No. 18 — to oust the bogeying Abalos. Locke then shot birdie and Yuhas par on No. 1.
Other Joplin scores were 82 for sophomore Tamerik Branham, 83 for freshman Chance Sticklen and 93 for sophomore Austin Garritson.
Locke and Yuhas received all-conference recognition and Branham earned honorable mention.
Other team scores: Kickapoo 320, Glendale 327, Lebanon 334, Rolla 335, Camdenton 344, Hillcrest 375, Waynesville 377, Parkview 388.
“(Class 3) West Plains won’t be in our district next Monday at Carthage,” Pace said. “Now we need to prepare for Carthage and its course. Hopefully, we can compete well.”
Webb City tops Mustangs
ANDERSON, Mo. — Austin Carter was 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs as Webb City defeated McDonald County 14-9 in a nonconference baseball game.
Webb City scored eight runs in the first inning, then added four runs in the sixth after McDonald County had pulled to within 10-9 with a four-run fifth inning.
Austin White and Cade Crouch of Webb City were 3-for-5 with an RBI. McDonald County’s Mason York was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Jake Wood was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Nevada gets past Bulldogs
NEVADA, Mo. — Cole Sanderson was 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored as Nevada defeated Carl Junction 7-3.
Nevada broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the bottom of the third inning, then added two more runs on a two-run single by Trey Ast in the fifth.
Each team had eight hits. Nevada’s Taylor Manes was 2-for-4 and scored two runs.
Carl Junction 3, Joplin 0
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The Bulldogs, coming off the Branson Tournament title over the weekend, scored their goals in the second half against the Eagles.
“Joplin held strong for a long time,” Carl Junction coach Kevin Hauck said. “We did a good job. But their defense, led by goalie Megan Rowe, made it difficult.”
Junior Taylor Beck, an attacking midfielder, had two goals and an assist for Carl Junction (14-4). Callie Degani had the third goal with two minutes left.
Carl Junction defeated Carthage 1-0 in sudden-death overtime, Rogersville 4=1 and School of the Osage 4-1 at Branson.
The Bulldogs go for a third crown at Willard starting with a 6 p.m. match on Friday against Hillcrest.
Carl Junction beats Neosho
NEOSHO, Mo. — Carl Junction won five of six singles matches and defeated Neosho 8-1.
Ben Coltharp of Carl Junction defeated Jordan Cox 8-1 in their No. 1 singles match.
Andy Gloshen, Jensen Smith, Matt Casper and Brandon Weston also won singles matches for Carl Junction. Cameron Aguillonlangley won a match for Neosho.