The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


September 26, 2012

PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada rallies to top Joplin

— Nevada battled back to defeat Joplin in three sets 24-26, 25-23, 25-19 Tuesday night in a prep volleyball nonconference match on the Eagles’ court in the Memorial 9-10 campus.

Leah Rader and Olivia Hampton slammed 12 and 10 kills, respectively, for Joplin (16-6). Rader also had seven digs, and Hampton made three blocks.

Erin Lewallen served 11 points and had 32 assists, and Jenna Herr led with 13 digs.

The Eagles have an Ozark Conference home match Thursday against Glendale, beginning with the freshman match at 4:30 p.m.

Bulldogs beat Seneca

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction defeated Seneca 25-13, 25-13 in the Bulldogs’ Big 8 Conference opener.

Maria Chism had 10 kills for Carl Junction (14-4-3). Other leaders included Candace Tracy with 19 points, Bradyn Wall with 22 assists and Katie Wiele with eight digs.

Moriah Montana had four kills, Molli Cooper five assists and Emily Hoover eight digs for the Indians.

Webb City tops Neosho

WEBB CITY, Mo. — MacKenzie Lewis had five kills and four aces as Webb City slipped past Neosho 29-27, 25-14 in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division opener for both teams.

Jessi Heuertz had two aces and nine assists for Webb City, while Tori Eads led Neosho with nine assists.

Cougars sweep Golden City

Raven Paige scored 10 points and had five aces as College Heights defeated Golden City 25-5, 25-5 in a nonconference match at College Heights.

Hannah Fuller of College Heights had five kills and teammate Athen Taylor had 13 assists.

Kaylee Connor of Thomas Jefferson had 11 kills, but Everton defeated the Cavaliers 21-25, 25-17, 25-19 in a nonconference match at Thomas Jefferson.


Joplin 5, Camdenton 0

Joe Rice and Luis Santillan scored two goals apiece, and Ryan Estus had three assists as the host Eagles remained unbeaten in Ozark Conference play.

Goalie Brock Renken made six saves for Joplin (10-1-1, 5-0 Ozark), which outshot the Lakers 20-8.

Estus set up Rice’s first goal for a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute, and Santillan scored 13 minutes later for a 2-0 halftime lead. Goals by Rice and Santillan made it 4-0 less than 10 minutes into the second half, and Griffin Lock scored the final goal.

Carl Junction 3, Webb City 1

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Tyler Morley collected two goals and an assist as the Bulldogs won the nonconference contest.

Jimmy Campbell’s goal gave Webb City a 1-0 lead in the opening minute, but the Bulldogs pulled even with eight minutes left in the second half on a goal by Landon bray, set up by Morley.

Morley scored unassisted goals in the second half at 55 and 78 minutes.

The Bulldogs (8-3) outshot Webb City 20-9. Cardinals goalie River Orns made 16 saves, and Josiah Dinwiddie had seven saves for Carl Junction.

College Heights 8, Cassville 1

The Cougars received a hat trick from Dalton Zarrabi in boosting their record to 10-2.

CHC, according to its statistics, led the visiting Wildcats 14-2 in shots.

Zarrabi had the first two goals for the Cougars and their last.

CHC, which led 6-1 at the half, also got two goals from both Josoah Braeckel and Kellen Grantham. Brantly Gossett, who had two assists, had the remaining goal.

Columbus 10, Thomas Jefferson 3

COLUMBUS, Kan. — The Titans, fueled by senior Brice Bennett, had five goals in each half in winning their first match in six tries on Monday.

Bennett had five goals — three in the first half — and Joel Zwahlen added a pair for the Titans. Aaron Bigando, Justin Garrison and Brandon Plienplang also logged goals.

Thomas Jefferson goals were by John Bowman, Edward Hershewe and Alex Renfro.


Carthage 13, Joplin 4

A seven-run sixth inning allowed the visiting Tigers to expand a 5-1 advantage in the nonconference contest.

Taylar Golay’s three-run home run keyed the sixth. Golay also doubled and joined Morgan Baugh and winning pitcher Quincy Charleston, who struck out seven, with two hits.

Kelsey Gould rapped two solo homers for the Eagles (10-15). Shantel Beck also had two RBI.

College Heights claims crown

The 17-0 win in three innings against Jasper allowed the Cougars to finish 5-0 in the Spring River Valley Conference.

CHC, 11-6 overall, scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Senior right-hander Kirsty Green, who struck out six, authored her third no-hitter of the season. Green also had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

CHC received 3-for-3, three runs scored and two RBI from Hailey Riesenmy. Nevada Moenning added two hits and as many RBI and runs scored.


Joplin wins doubles crown

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Paula Lanta and Laela Zaidi of Joplin won the No. 1 doubles championship by defeating a team from Kickapoo 1-6, 6-2, 10-8 in the Ozark Conference tournament at Cooper Complex.

Joplin’s No. 2 doubles team of Sydney Butler and Suma Ancha were runners-up to a team from Kickapoo, 7-6 (6), 6-1.

“We’ve been working hard and hard work pays off,” said Joplin head coach Sean McWilliams. “The victory over Kickapoo was a huge win. I’m proud of the girls’ effort and look forward to having even more success in the postseason.”

Thomas Jefferson 5, Monett 4

Ophelia Chen, Evadna Rodriguez and Thisbe Scholfield-Johnson each won in singles and doubles as the Cavaliers prevailed against the visiting Cubs.

Chen defeated Alexandra Ross 8-2 at No. 1 singles and joined with Scholfield-Johnson to beat Ross and Hannah Pitts 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Rodriguez won for the Cavs at No. 2 singles and joined with Heather Smith in winning No. 2 doubles.

Monett received singles wins from Josefene Caudill, Lauren Bass and Katherine Tinklepaugh. Also, Bass and Tinklepaugh claimed No. 3 doubles.

Thomas Jefferson will host its Invitational on Friday starting at 9 a.m. with singles on its courts and doubles in the Millennium Tennis and Fitness Club.

Carl Junction 9, Neosho 0

NEOSHO, Mo. — Emily Cook stymied KaLeigh Thomlinson 8-0 at No. 1 singles and joined Rebecca O’Hanahan in beating Thomlinson and KaLynn Jordon 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.

The Bulldogs, who finished 10-3 in duals, received other singles wins from O’Hanahan, Kenzie Kuykendall, Cheyenne Pickett, Kaylie Hawkins and Lexi Deines.

Kuykendall-Pickett and Hawkins-Deines also won in doubles.

The Big 8 Conference Tournament will be held on Friday at the Joplin Athletic Complex starting at 9 a.m.

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