Athletes sign national letters of intent to play sports in college

Here is a list of local athletes who have signed their college letters of intent to play a sport. CBC Basketball Caleb Love to North Carolina Baseball Eric Loomis to Missouri State Cannon Hritz to Regis Chaminade Basketball Luke Kasubke to Kansas State Swimming Andrew O’Brien to Duke Wrestling Sam Schultz to Drury Eureka Cross Country Courtney Reid to Lindenwood University Sydney Reid to Lindenwood University Softball Kileigh Grisham to Southeast Missouri State University Field hockey Jensen Kitrel to Bellarmine University Volleyball Hannah Feltz to Missouri S&T Softball Madyson Pogue to Southern Arkansas University Volleyball Alyce Koch to University of ...

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Lafayette ends season by finishing second in Class 4 state volleyball tournament

When there are only two teams left to play, the sad fact is that only one team can win. The Lafayette Lancers finished second in Class 4 volleyball for the second consecutive year. This time, Nixa scored a 25-17, 25-22 victory to earn its first state championship. Lancers coach Zach Young and his girls have been on the other side, winning six state championships. So, to get that close to adding a seventh crown, it hurts. The Lafayette Lancers finished second in the Class 4 state volleyball tournament. “Our team was very disappointed,” Young said. “But there are over 100 ...

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Eureka races to third-place finish in Class 4 girls state cross country meet

The Eureka girls cross country team earned the 10th state trophy in the school cross country history. Eureka finished third with 95 points. That put the Wildcats behind Lee’s Summit West’s state winning total of 109 points and Rock Bridge’s 112 points. The last state trophy for Eureka came in 2013 when the Wildcats finished fourth. The Eureka girls cross country team finished third in the Class 4 state meet in Columbia. “Both Lee’s Summit West and Rock Bridge are very good teams,” Lewis said. “Lee’s Summit West was the defending state champion and the heavy favorite to win again. ...

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Marquette seeks first district football championship in school history in playing Joplin

The Marquette Mustangs hit the road to play in the Class 6 District 3 championship football game. Marquette (10-1) will play in Joplin against the undefeated Eagles (11-0). The kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at Junge Field. The Mustangs, who set a school record for most wins in a season this fall, have never won a district championship in the program’s history. It will be first meet between the two teams. “Joplin is a state-ranked opponent that plays a tough schedule,” Marquette coach Michael Stewart said. ”All of the Elite Eight teams are talented, and the Joplin Eagles rank ...

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Week 12 high school football: District championship games

It’s time for high school football district championship games in Week 12. In Class 6, undefeated De Smet (11-0) will entertain Francis Howell (10-1). The kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday. Last week in the District 1 semifinals, De Smet eliminated defending state champion CBC 35-14. Francis Howell scored a 42-6 win over Hazelwood Central. De Smet has not won a district title since 2012. In District 3, Marquette (10-1) travels Joplin to play the undefeated Eagles (11-0). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday. Last week in the semifinals, Joplin whipped Kirkwood 69-48. Marquette earned a 31-21 win over Lindbergh. ...

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Wildwood and Ellisville clash over medical marijuana dispensary

At the Oct. 28 regular Wildwood City Council meeting, councilmember Kenneth Remy [Ward 3] questioned a recent zoning decision by the Ellisville City Council on Oct. 16 that approved a site development plan and conditional use permit [CUP] that would allow for a new medical marijuana dispensary to be known as The Forest at 184 Clarkson Road.

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Parkway Central boys head into state swim meet after winning conference championship

The Parkway Central Colts will jump into the Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys Swimming & Diving Championships with some momentum. The Colts won the Suburban Conference Red Pool meet that was held at Pattonville. Parkway Central won with 462 points. Parkway West was just behind with 460 points. The Parkway Central Colts won the Suburban Conference Red Pool meet that was held at Pattonville. The Colts finished first with 462 points. The teams have competed in three previous meets this season with Parkway West finishing ahead of the Colts each time. Colts coach Andrew Schonhoff was happy for ...

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Swimmers, divers who will compete in state swim meets

The Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys Swimming & Diving Championships begin Thursday and run through Saturday. Class 1 events will be held Thursday and Friday morning. Class 2 events will be held Friday afternoon and Saturday. Three separate sessions per class with each costing $8. Here are the local swimmers and divers who will be competing in the state meets. Class 1Chaminade Ben Covington SR Joe Dolan SR Joseph Donlin JR Anthony Etzel JR Jake Feise JR Colin Fitzgerald SR Jeffrey Garlich SR Austin Middendorf SR Alex Miller JR Mathew Noonan JR Andrew O’Brien SR Charlie Reed JR ...

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