The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 17, 2014

Prep roundup: Yuhas medals with 68

Spicing his round with an eagle, Joplin High School’s Nick Yuhas captured medalist honors Wednesday in the Camdenton Laker Invitational at Old Kinderhook Golf Course.

Yuhas, a senior, fired a 2-under-par 68 and finished six strokes ahead of the field.

“I hit my irons very close to the pin a lot,” said Yuhas, who broke par for the first time this spring.

Yuhas carded nines of 35-33 with three birdies— the longest a 15-footer — and three bogeys in addition to his eagle. The eagle-3 came on No. 18 — Yuhas’ 13th hole of the day — when he hit driver-6-iron to 50 feet from the flag and then holed the putt.

The Eagles finished sixth in the team standings with a 331. Columbia Rock Bridge and Rockhurst both shot 317, and Rock Bridge won the scorecard playoff for top honors.

Joplin’s other scores were Tamerik Branham 82, Austin Garritson 89, Keaton Hill 92 and Chance Sticklen 98.

The Eagles play on Monday in the Sonic Invitational at Carthage.


Joplin 3, Central 0

Anna Banwart scored a pair of goals, and the Joplin Eagles cruised to win against Springfield Central at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Banwart scored one goal in the first half on an assist from Shelbie DeWitt and another in the second half on an assist from Maddie Bollin. Chelsea Nimmo also scored a second-half goal on an assist from Brittany Dutton.

Goalkeeper Megan Rowe recorded five saves for the Eagles.

Joplin coach Ed Miller said it was another strong performance after defeating Parkview 3-0 on Tuesday.

“It was a continuation of last night,” Miller said. “We had some good opportunities, and we pressured a lot of balls.”

Joplin (7-3) will face Kickapoo on Tuesday at the Joplin Athletic Complex.


Webb City 18, Colgan 10

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Calem Nutting collected three hits and drove in five runs as the Cardinals outslugged St. Mary’s-Colgan.

Nutting, a sophomore, hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, RBI double in the third, two-run double in the fourth and RBI grounder in the fifth.

Kyle Baldassarre and Andrew Greek contributed two hits apiece to Webb City’s 14-hit attack, and Baldassarre and Kolten Potts each drove in two runs.

The Cardinals (10-5), trailing 7-3, tallied eight runs in the fourth inning and five in the fifth to take control.

The Panthers (4-3) also had 14 hits, including three by Drew Dawson and Aaron Twarog and two by Ryan Cedeno and Christian Cedeon. Ryan Cedeno and Twarog both drove in two runs.

Webb City plays host to Ozark at 4:30 p.m. today.


Joplin takes eighth

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Joplin Eagles finished eighth with 13.5 points at the 27-team Springfield Invitational.

Jenks won the team title with 46.5 points. Glendale and Jefferson City followed with 31 and 20.5 points, respectively.

Joplin was led by a third-place doubles finish from Luke Frogge and Edran Ali. The Eagles duo defeated Glendale’s Luke Hansen and Spencer Weller 8-3 in the third-place match. Frogge and Ali fell 8-3 to Jenks’ team of Alex Antonides and Braden Singleton in the semifinals.

Webb City finished 14th in the team standings with 8.5 points. Carthage was 15th with 7 points.

Track and field

CHC’s Ryan Beaver wins two events

RIVERTON, Kan. — College Heights Christian distance runner Ryan Beaver won a pair of races at the Riverton Relays on Tuesday.

Beaver won the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 42 seconds and the 800 meters in 2:04.

Riverton’s Jon Spiva won the 200 meters in 23.62 seconds and the 400 meters in 52.48.

Galena’s Jessica Henson captured three events, winning the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters. Southeast’s Laura Yancey won the shot put and the javelin.

Girard won the boys team title with 125 points and the girls title with 98.

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