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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The second half turned into a familiar track meet for Missouri Southern, but the Lions eventually couldn’t keep pace with Missouri Western.

After a tough five-set loss to No. 5 Washburn on Friday night, Missouri Southern's volleyball team made a nice recovery and swept Emporia State 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-18) on Saturday afternoon inside Robert Ellis Young Gymnasium.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — As the final month of the boys swimming and diving season arrives, the Webb City Cardinals continue to make progress.

Joplin quarterback Blake Tash and Webb City softball pitcher Haidyn Berry have been named the Globe's athletes of the week for the week ending Oct. 5.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No. 7 Northwest Missouri State gave up the first touchdown of the game before rallying to score 28 unanswered points to shift the momentum completely on the way to handing No. 13 Pittsburg State its first loss of the season 38-17 Saturday afternoon before 14,228 fans at Ar…

Missouri Southern put up a valiant fight Friday against nationally ranked Washburn, but the Ichabods prevailed 3-2 in a seesaw MIAA volleyball contest at Robert Ellis Young Gymnasium.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Joplin’s Astrid Cardenas defeated Republic’s Elsie Crawford 6-2, 6-1 for the singles championship at the Class 2 District 11 individual tennis tournament on Friday at Carthage High School.

SENECA, Mo. — Mount Vernon built a 21-0 halftime advantage and withstood Seneca's fourth-quarter spurt to earn a 21-12 victory Friday night in a Big 8 Conference matchup of division leaders on Tom Hodge Field inside Earl Campbell Stadium.

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REPUBLIC, Mo. — A dominant first quarter propelled Webb City to a convincing 49-6 win over Republic on a chilly Friday night in Central Ozark Conference action at Republic High School Stadium.

The Missouri Southern football team (1-4, 1-4 MIAA) attempts to snap a three-game skid today when it takes on Missouri Western (3-2, 3-2) at Spratt Memorial Stadium in St. Joseph.

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Area high school football teams will face their first chilly night as Carl Junction hosts Neosho, Joplin travels to Ozark and Webb City travels to Republic. Follow all the action with live updates from Globe reporters.

The Class 6 No. 4-ranked Joplin Eagles are two-thirds of the way through the season and have accumulated a 6-0 record.

The Neosho football team will attempt to end a four-game losing streak tonight as the Wildcats take on Carl Junction in a Central Ozark contest at Bulldog Stadium at 7.

Webb City’s stout defense will look to contain Republic’s high-powered offense at 7 tonight in a Central Ozark Conference prep football clash at Republic High School Stadium.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Webb City Cardinals completed an undefeated run through Central Ozark Conference play with a 3-0 prep softball win over Carthage on Tuesday at the Fair Acres Sports Complex.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Missouri Southern finished in 14th place on Tuesday in the Holiday Inn Express Classic at the St. Joseph Country Club.

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Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk bounced back nicely from his first defeat by earning a fourth-round technical knockout over Gabriel Bracero on Saturday night in professional boxing action at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Playing on their home courts, third-seeded Thomas Jefferson defeated sixth-seeded Monett 5-0 in a quarterfinal of Class 1 District 11 tennis tournament on Monday.

With her sophomore season at Joplin High School approaching, and with the expectation of being her team’s top performer on the court, Astrid Cardenas played tennis six days a week throughout the summer months.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The Joplin High School softball team earned a 7-4 win over Liberty on Saturday at the Springfield Invitational at Cooper Sports Complex.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— Despite double-doubles from Janelle Brehm and Morgan Nash, the Missouri Southern volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to Missouri Western on Saturday in MIAA action inside the MWSU Fieldhouse.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Staci Saunders looked on the bright side after her Joplin Eagles suffered a hard-fought 25-23, 25-22 loss to Northwest Cedar Hill in the championship match of the Neosho Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday inside the Neosho High School gymnasium.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — No. 15 Pittsburg State found little resistance against Lincoln in a runaway 56-14 win on Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium.

Lockwood quarterback Max Schnelle and Carl Junction volleyball player Salma Lewis have been named the Globe's athletes of the week for the week ending Sept. 28.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Joplin softball opened up play on the first day of the Springfield Invitational with a 1-1 record on Friday.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — John Roderique couldn’t have summed it up much better after his Webb City Cardinals earned a 49-21 homecoming victory over Willard on Friday night in Central Ozark Conference action at Cardinal Stadium.

BRANSON, Mo. — A short-handed Carthage football team faced a seven-point deficit after the first 36 minutes of action on Friday night.

NIXA, Mo. — Drew Patterson and the Carl Junction offense came out Friday night and showed the kind of high octane that the Bulldog faithful have seen in two of the last three games.

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Dwight Alva Stair, 70, a disabled Navy veteran and brother of Joplin resident Michael Stair, died Sept. 28, 2019 at the Truman VA Hospital at Columbia, where he had been an ICU patient for about a month. Dwight was born Aug. 18, 1949, and grew up on Walnut Street in Rolla. He graduated from …