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Parkview's Middlebrooks kicks his way toward next level

In 2008, a Parkview football player named Josh Buford nailed a 25-yard field goal in the second overtime to beat Hillcrest, ending the Vikings' 58-game losing streak.

Tabitha Weber

Athlete of the Week: Tabitha Weber, Marshfield

Marshfield sophomore Tabitha Weber is one of the runners to watch for at this year's state cross country meet in class three. She's already run 19 minutes flat twice in her short career. Now she's focusing all her energy on breaking it.

Athlete Ashley Childers

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Childers, Mt Vernon Golf

When you watch Mt. Vernon senior Ashley Childers on the golf course, you can tell she's determined.

Austin Glendale

Athlete of the Week: Glendale QB Alex Austin

Boiling it down to such a simple formula is producing explosive results for Austin and the Glendale Falcons. After throwing it 591 yards in Thursday's win against Kickapoo, Austin is the most prolific passer in the country with 1,880 yards this year.

Monett Softball

Athletes of the Week: Monett Softball

Monett pitcher Allie Krueger is formidable on the mound. Her earned run average in 158.1 innings last year was just 1.06 to go along with a 19-5 record.

Shannon Mitchell Southwest Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Shannon Mitchell, Southwest Volleyball

Six-foot middle hitter Shannon Mitchell is coming off a breakout junior season for the Southwest High School Lady Trojans.

Kaufman Forsyth

Athlete of the Week: Jay Kaufman, Forsyth Baseball

Junior pitcher Jay Kaufman is Forsyth's workhorse.
"He's been huge for us," Forsyth head coach Jim Julian said. "He wants the ball in big game  situations and wants to be at the plate in big time
situations. "

Jacob Ruder Nixa Baseball

Athlete of the Week: Jacob Ruder, Nixa Baseball

Nixa's Jacob Ruder pushed the Eagles into sectionals with 8 dominant innings on the mound against Kickapoo. It allowed his offense enough time to solve a tough Chiefs pitching staff and walk off with a 2-1 win.

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