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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cam Martin’s 22 points led three players in double figures, and No. 10 Missouri Southern owned a big advantage at the foul line to beat Minnesota State-Mankato 74-69 on Saturday afternoon in the MIAA/Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Challenge at Municipal Auditorium.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Ahead of Saturday’s match at Washburn, the Missouri Southern volleyball team learned it had officially secured a spot for the MIAA Tournament in Kansas City.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Makyra Tramble connected on a pair of clutch free throws with three seconds left to lift No. 20 Southwestern Oklahoma to an 84-83 victory over Pittsburg State on Saturday night in a MIAA/GAC Challenge thriller at John Lance Arena.

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Dordt College pulled away in the second half and defeated Ozark Christian 94-72 Saturday afternoon in men's basketball action.

Gidieon Kimutai took first individually as the Missouri Southern men finished with five runners in the top 20 on the way to earning first place in the NCAA Division II Central Region Championships on Saturday morning at the Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Webb City’s Joseph Dawson and Carthage’s Jenari Lopez both turned in all-state performances at the MSHSAA Class 4 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Gans Creek Cross Country Course.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — El Dorado Springs sophomore Daelen Ackley crossed the line first and East Newton’s boys finished third in the team standings at the MSHSAA Class 2 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Gans Creek Cross Country Course.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Crowder College took command early and rolled past Hesston 68-46 Saturday afternoon in the final game of the Roughrider Classic.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Pittsburg State men’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season by beating Sioux Falls (S.D.) 62-55 on Saturday at the MIAA/NSIC Challenge at Municipal Auditorium.

SEARCY, Ark. — One day after setting career highs for points and rebounds, Missouri Southern's Zoe Campbell broke a school record on Saturday.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Pittsburg State took a 31-28 lead into the fourth quarter before Washburn rallied to outscore the Gorillas 21-7 in the final stanza on the way to a 49-38 win on Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium.

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Fourth-seeded Kirkwood held a two-score lead after the first possession of the second half before top-seeded Joplin rallied to outscore the Pioneers 35-7 to pull away for a 69-48 win in the Class 6 District 3 semifinals on Friday night at Junge Field.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Ignited by a number of game-changing plays on the defensive side of the ball, top-seeded Webb City rolled to a 58-18 victory over fourth-seeded Willard on Friday night in a semifinal contest of the Class 4 District 6 tournament at Cardinal Stadium.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Junior center Cam Martin and senior guard Kinzer Lambert combined for 56 points and 24 rebounds to power Missouri Southern past Winona State 71-50 in the MIAA/Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Challenge at Municipal Auditorium.

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EMPORIA, Kan. — A Missouri Southern rally fell short as Emporia State ended the Lions’ hopes with a fifth-set victory to win an MIAA women’s volleyball match Friday night.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Upper Iowa took control with a 26-9 spurt midway through the second half and upended Pittsburg State 73-62 Friday night in the MIAA/Northern Sun Conference Challenge at Municipal Auditorium.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Crowder survived a third-quarter scare Friday night to defeat Lyon junior varsity 65-58, and Coffeyville ran past Hesston 89-33 in opening women’s junior college basketball games of the Roughrider Classic.

SEARCY, Ark. — A second-quarter scoring drought proved too much to overcome as Missouri Southern fell to Henderson State 79-70 on Friday afternoon in a season-opening game in the MIAA/Great American Conference Challenge at Rhodes-Reaves Field House.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg State women trailed by five at the half before rallying to outscore Oklahoma Baptist 51-28 in the second half on the way to a season-opening 96-78 win on Friday afternoon in the MIAA/GAC Challenge at John Lance Arena before 2,818 fans on Elementary School Day.

The Missouri Southern football team plays its final home game of the season today at 3 when it takes on Emporia State in an MIAA contest at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

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Thanks to a first-round bye, Carthage High School will play its first district game when it hosts Branson tonight. Joplin will host Kirkwood, Webb City will host Willard and Frontenac will host Galena. Follow along with scores and big plays from Globe reporters with our live updates. 

A spot in the Class 4 District 6 championship game will be on the line when top-seeded Webb City (9-1) hosts fourth-seeded Willard (5-5) at 7 tonight at Cardinal Stadium.

Galena will be looking for a better start tonight when the Bulldogs visit undefeated Frontenac in the second round of the KSHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

Last season Missouri Southern went 25-8 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time since the 1999-2000 squad reached the Elite Eight.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Joseph Rollinson netted three goals to lift Greenwood to a 6-0 win over Thomas Jefferson in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 6 soccer tournament on Tuesday night.

The football players, coaches, cheerleaders, fans — heck, everyone associated with East Newton football — probably had the same word in mind last Friday night.

WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita State women outscored Missouri Southern 21-6 in the first quarter on the way to an 80-33 exhibition win on Monday at Charles Koch Arena.

When the 2020 summer collegiate baseball season arrives, Chris Dawson will be the new manager for the Joplin Outlaws. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Dawson is currently an assistant coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas.

For the second straight year, Missouri Southern opens its women’s basketball season with an exhibition at Wichita State.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State dug itself into an early hole and was unable to climb out in a 35-21 loss to Missouri Western on Saturday afternoon at Carnie Smith Stadium.

STRAFFORD, Mo. — After knocking off two higher seeds to win the district championship four days earlier, Diamond couldn’t pull off another upset on Saturday afternoon in a Class 2 sectional meet at Strafford High School.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

JOPLIN, MO - Sharon A. Michael, 57, a retail clerk, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory.

Mary F. Smittle, 89, of Columbus, Kansas, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Medicalodges Gran Villa. Mary was born April 17, 1930, to W.C. And Letha Latham in Guthrie, Oklahoma. At the age of 4, her family moved to Cotopaxi, Colorado, where she grew up and graduated from high school…

ANDERSON, MO - Frank Cochrane, Sr., 80, a retired machinist, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saratoga Springs Cemetery, Southwest City, MO. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.

CARTHAGE, MO - Viola F. Stoops, 88, a retired truck driver, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.