The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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September 6, 2012

Prep roundup: Carthage takes second

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Ben Southwick placed second and led Carthage to second place in the boys team standings Thursday in the 39th annual Carthage cross country meet.

Southwick was 2.5 seconds behind Devon Colgrove of Nixa, who won the meet in 18 minutes, 1.55 seconds. Nixa won the boys and girls team trophies and the Carl Lewton Total Team Award.

“Ben Southwick really ran tough and passed some good kids who beat him at Lebanon,” said Carthage head coach Andy Youngworth. “I thought we handled it pretty well from top to bottom.”

Caleb Littlefield of McDonald County was fifth, Chris Saladin of Thomas Jefferson was ninth, Andrew Burr of Webb City was 10th and Ryan Beaver of College Heights was 11th.

Deirdre Sheets of Rogers (Ark.) Heritage won the girls’ race in 20:57.62. Webb City’s Natalie Capron was fifth and Alexis Smith was 11th.

Despite temperatures in the 90s, the meet was run without any serious incidents, Youngworth said. “We were well-staffed,” he said. “We had a couple of troughs we put people in who looked like they were under stress.”

SOFTBALL

Joplin 8, Camdenton 1


CAMDENTON, Mo. — Jessica Greninger starred on the mound and at the plate as the Eagles claimed the Ozark Conference game.

Greninger, a junior right-hander, allowed four hits, struck out 10 and walked two. At the plate, she unloaded a grand-slam home run with two outs  to key a five-run third inning.

Kelsey Gould added four hits, a run scored and one RBI for the Eagles (4-8, 3-1). Also, Chantel Heistand had two hits.

The Eagles visit Webb City on Saturday for a noon varsity-junior varsity doubleheader.

Webb City 2, Willard 1

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Emily Harris led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a home run to lift senior right-hander Kyra Parker in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division game.

Harris also singled and doubled for the Cardinals (7-2, 3-0).

Webb City scored in the first inning on a walk to Lacy Resa, a stolen base and a double by Kaitlin Beason.

Parker limited the Tigers (4-2, 2-1) to six hits. She struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.

Carl Junction 7, Aurora 4

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction grouped all of its runs into the final three at bats as the Bulldogs blew past Aurora in Big 8 Conference softball.

The Houn Dawgs built a 4-0 lead after scoring twice in each of the first and third innings. But the Bulldogs proved to have more bite as they plated two in the fourth, pulled ahead with four more in the fifth and tallied the final run in the sixth.

Sydney Koch started and earned the win with five strikeouts. She also added three hits at the plate while teammates Bryce Boyd and Sydni Beck each had two hits. Boyd also turned in a pair of RBI.

Lamar 3, College Heights 2

Lamar took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning and made it stand in a nonconference softball tilt.

The Cougars scored a pair of runs in the sixth, but Tigers pitcher Emmie Robertson would thwart the rally. Robertson clubbed three hits and whirled a complete game, scattering four hits with 13 strikeouts and a walk. Abby Morrow turned in a pair of hits for the Tigers.

Kirstie Green struck out seven for the Cougars. Hailey Riesenmy had two hits.

VOLLEYBALL

Joplin evens record with win over Lebanon


Joplin swept past Lebanon 25-23, 25-16 in an Ozark Conference volleyball match at the Joplin High School 9th and 10th Grade Campus.

Bekah Bjorklund led the Eagles with 13 serve points. Erin Lawellin had 20 assists, and Leah Rader and Olivia Hampton each had seven kills.

“We were behind by six points in the first game and fought hard and changed the tone of the game,” said Joplin head coach Staci Saunders. “I thought our hitters did a really good job tonight, and I’m proud of our fight.”

Jenna Herr had 14 digs for the Eagles, who are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Bulldogs top Webb City

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction evened its season record at 2-2 by sweeping Webb City 25-20, 26-24.

The Bulldogs built a small lead in the second set before Webb City rallied to tie it at 24.

But Hope Joyner and Mackenzie Irwin came up with back-to-back kills to give Carl Junction the set and the win.

Irwin led the Bulldogs with 10 kills while Maria Chism added seven kills and nine digs. Bradyn Wall had 22 assists and Katie Wiele had eight digs. Jalee Dollarhide finished with six service points.

Webb City (2-2) got 11 assists from Jessi Heurtz, eight kills from McKenzie Lewis and six digs from Lenee Gibson.

Cougars spike Bears in SRVC volleyball

College Heights cruised to its second Spring River Valley Conference volleyball win by defeating Sarcoxie 25-10, 25-8 at CHCS.

Hannah Fuller lead the Cougars with four kills. Athen Taylor had 15 assists. Kayte Peterson turned in 10 service points. Raven Paige finished with four aces.

The Cougars (2-2, 2-1 SRVC) play at the Branson Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday.

SOCCER

Joplin 9, Webb City 0


The Eagles, improving to 4-0 with the nonconference victory at the Joplin Athletic Complex, led 5-0 at intermission.

Ryan Estus and Garrett Ward powered the Eagles. Estus supplied two goals and three assists and Ward had two goals and two assists.

Grayson Ford, Joe Rice, Will Krolman, Domi Salcedo and Luis Santillan also had goals for the Eagles.

Joplin logged its fourth shutout and hiked its points total to 27.

GOLF   

Joplin takes second     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GIRARD, Kan. — Joplin was runner-up to host Girard on Thursday in the Girard Invitational girls golf tournament.

Samantha Stout of Joplin placed third overall with an 89, including an eagle on No. 9. Lynsey Fichtner was fourth with a 92 and Maggie Dowell was 10th with a 102. The top 10 individuals were medalists.

“I’m happy with the way we played today,” said Joplin coach Shannon Neill. “Samantha, Lynsey and Maggie did a good job.”

Timberlee McNair of Girard won the tournament with a 74. Nevada was third in the team standings, led by Danielle Smith, who shot a 94.

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