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Two area athletes claim track titles
Desirea Buerge of Webb City quickly grabbed the lead, and Courtni Smith of McDonald County saved her best for last.
Muff leads Pittsburg to 4th place team finish
Pittsburg posted five top-4 finishes — headlined by Taylor Muff’s championship sweep in the hurdles — and finished fourth in the Class 5A girls track and field meet on Saturday.
Riverton falls to Silver Lake 3-2 in Class 3A title game
Even though his team entered the top of the seventh trailing 3-0, Riverton coach Brian Mitchell was confident the Rams would make a run.
Williams takes over JHS girls program
Jeff Williams, boys basketball coach for the past five seasons at Joplin High School, is taking his expertise and enthusiasm to the JHS girls.
CJ girls ready for rematch
There’s no doubt Carl Junction’s girls soccer team remembers the score one year ago in the Class 2 state tournament quarterfinal round.
Colgan claims state crown
The St. Mary’s-Colgan Panthers baseball team was so excited to win its 18th state championship in program history that the players started the celebration a little early.
Baxter finishes fourth
In the semifinals, Baxter Springs was a mere hit or two away from advancing to the Class 4A Division II state baseball championship game.
Buerge, Beaver earn state medals
Desirea Buerge of Webb City and Shelby Beaver of Joplin earned medals in the Class 4 shot put on Friday at the MSHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.
Tennis players fall in state tourney
Three area entries saw tennis season come to an end with two defeats in the MSHSAA Boys Tennis State Championships on Friday at the Cooper Tennis Complex.
Logue, Bogina win in 3,200
Cailie Logue and Taylor Muff — two talented freshmen — turned in strong showings on Friday during the first day of the KSHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cessna Stadium.
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