The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 6, 2013

Prep roundup: Locke, Yuhas advance to state

By Mark Schremmer
Globe Sports Writer

HARTSBURG, Mo. — Joplin didn’t qualify as a team. But it will send Griffen Locke and Nick Yuhas to the MSHSAA Class 4 Tournament to bid for individual honors.

Locke, a senior, shot a 6-over-par 78 to tie for fourth place in the medalist chase on Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Course.

Yuhas, a junior, tied for 10th with an 81.

Coach Jack Pace’s Eagles were fifth among seven teams. Columbia Rock Bridge (319) and Springfield Kickapoo (328) were the advancing teams.

Glendale’s Baron Weaver was medalist with a 75.

“It was a tough course,” the Eagles’ Pace said. “It didn’t rain but it was wet. Fourteen of our 18 practice rounds on Sunday were played in the rain.”

Joplin (347) received an 89 from Adam Garritson, a 99 from Tamerik Branham and a 103 from Chance Sticklen.

Carthage was paced by Derrick Catron with an 87. Carson Trent shot 89 and Austin Bunnell 95. Neosho’s Ryan Kelly shot an 86.

State in Class 4 will be held next Monday and Tuesday at Rivercut in Springfield.

“We haven’t played Rivercut this season but we won the Ozark Conference on the course in 2012,” Pace said.


Carthage earns share of central ozark title

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage Tigers earned a share of the Central Ozark Conference Large Division title with a 7-4 win over the Webb City Cardinals.

The Tigers (19-1 overall) finish COC play with a 6-1 record and share the title with Willard, the team that handed Carthage its only loss.

Carthage took the lead for good with a two-run fourth inning that broke a 3-3 tie.

Jonathan Terry and Seth Becker moved to third and second, respectively, on Keaton Giett’s sacrifice bunt. Terry came home on a wild pitch before Beckner scored on Drew Bridges’ sacrifice fly.

That was enough of a cushion for Jordan Musser, who scattered four hits during his complete-game effort.

The Tigers host Bolivar today at 3:30 p.m.

College Heights 10, Golden City 0

Drew Kilgore, a junior right-hander, sparkled on the mound and at the plate to pace the Cougars in the six-inning Spring River Conference contest.

A five-run sixth prematurely halted the game at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Kilgore allowed two hits, struck out 13 and walked one. He supplied 4-for-4 and three RBI on offense.

CHC (5-10, 2-6) received three hits and one RBI from Josh Woodmansee and two safeties from Logan Hobbs.


Nixa beats Joplin

Nixa used 31 shots on goal to beat the Joplin Eagles 5-0 on Monday night at Junge Stadium.

Bailey Pesek, Paige Townsend, Katelynn Pittser, Shalynn Thomas and Baley Townsend each scored unassisted goals for Nixa.

Joplin goalkeeper Megan Rowe registered 21 saves for the Eagles.

The Eagles had only six shots on goal.

Joplin (8-13) will face McAuley at 5:30 p.m. today for senior night at Junge Stadium.

Carl Junction 5, McAuley 3

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The Bulldogs rallied from a 3-2 halftime deficit as Taylor Beck struck for the three goals in the second half.

Ally Adrian, Nicholle Ross and Mary Street had the first-half goals for the Warriors (5-5).

Sydney Solberg and Anissa Williams had goals in the opening half for Carl Junction (15-5).

Carl Junction has been seeded No. 1 in the Class 2 District 12 Tournament at Carthage. Matches on Monday are Webb City vs. Carl Junction at 5 p.m. and Neosho vs. Carthage (2) at 7.