The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 15, 2012

Joplin, Thomas Jefferson tennis players win sectional matches

Joplin swept its matches in the Class 2 Sectional 6 boys tennis tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the Joplin Athletic Courts.

Jeremy Lynn, a junior, defeated Jadyn Cearnal of Branson 6-1, 6-0 in singles.

In doubles, Eagle sophomores Luke Frogge-Edran Ali beat Nathan Barnhardt-Spencer Hamilton of Nixa 6-2, 6-2.

“Jeremy played extremely well,” Joplin coach Sean McWilliams said. “He’s continued to improve over the past few weeks. He’s really playing well and practicing hard.

“In doubles, it’s a huge accomplishment for them, getting two sophomores in doubles to go to state. I’m proud of those three kids going to state. It shows hard work, and it shows the competitiveness of our district for our four entries to sweep District 11.”

Central’s Alex Ledger in singles and Ryan Bunselmeyer-Devin Cavero in doubles also won their sectional matches.

The sectional winners advance to the state tournament on May 25-26 in Springfield.

Joplin travels to Springfield on Friday for the team sectional meet. The Eagles play Columbia Rock Bridge at 4 p.m. at the Cooper Complex.

Cavs’ team going to state

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Thomas Jefferson’s doubles team of Alex Oserowsky and Jake Hockman advanced to the state tennis championships by winning their match at the Class 1 sectional tournament.

Oserowsky and Hockman defeated Aaron Hunt and Alan Shiner of Clinton, 6-1, 6-1. In singles, Frankie Cascone of Thomas Jefferson was defeated by Nick Piontek of Warrensburg, 6-1, 6-1.

Oserowsky and Hockman advance to the MSHSAA Boys Tennis Championships on May 25 and 26 at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.

Mount Vernon’s doubles team of Jarod Davis and Brett Dorrance also advanced by defeating Austin Doyle and Cory Chaplin of Warrensburg, 6-3, 7-5.


Warriors reach title game

EXETER, Mo. — McAuley Catholic beat second-seeded Greenfield 3-2 on the strength of a pair of Shaw Robertson home runs.

His  solo shot in the sixth pulled the Warriors within 2-1 and his two-run blast in the seventh — which scored Adam Robertson — was the game winner. The Warriors will play Wheaton, an 18-0 winner over Jasper, at 5 p.m. today for the district championship.

Anthony Bertoncino pitched into the fifth inning, allowing just two runs on five hits before Shaw Robertson finished the game.

McAuley scored four runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Lockwood 9-4 in the first round Monday night.

Shaw Robertson and Adam Robertson each had three hits.

Shaw Robertson, who had two RBI, was McAuley Catholic’s starting pitcher, struck out nine.

Adam Robertson scored three runs, and Ethan Bertoncino was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs.

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