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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.

Jonas Crump

Nixa's Jonas Crump sets discus record despite blood disorder

Nixa senior Jonas Crump toppled a school record that's stood since the Nixon administration.

Ben Loge

Ava's Loge lighting it up on the mound and at the plate

The Ava Bears remain the area’s lone unbeaten high school baseball team with Wednesday’s 12-3 win over Thayer.  Despite that big success, Coach Rex Sawyer’s club is keeping a level head.

Will Sistrunk

Greenwood's Sistrunk with eyes on a state title

By starting so young it has led to a great career in less than three seasons at the Springfield laboratory school on Missouri State's campus.

Dylan Bekemeier

Republic's Bekemeier seeks amazing 4th state championship

High school athletes dream of winning a state championship. Two would be amazing.  For Dylan Bekemeier, three titles is a charm and he’s not done yet.

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