Cardinals in Colgan, El Dorado Springs

Sept. 19 – WEBB CITY, Mon. – Webb City put on a strong volleyball Saturday, beating St. Mary’s Colgan in straight sets and El Dorado Springs in four sets.

The Cardinals (8-4-1) won 25-16, 25-18 and 28-17 against the Panthers. After splitting the first two sets, Webb City finished the Bulldogs with 25-18 and 25-21 scores.

In two games, Brenda Lawrence led Webb City with 21 kills while Kearston Galardo added 20. Kate Brownfield chipped 15 kills.

Kyah Sanborn distributed 62 assists and got 20 digs. Brownfield counted eight aces while Galardo had seven.

Webb City welcomes Joplin on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Dome.

Bulldogs finish fifth in the Springfield Classic

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – The Carl Junction volleyball team finished fifth in the Springfield Classic.

The Bulldogs (7-4) went 3-2 with wins over Bentonville (25-21, 25-18), Oak Park (25-20, 25-12) and Olathe East (25-20, 23-25, 29- 27).

Carl Junction suffered setbacks against Kickapoo and Nixa in straight sets.

At the head of the Bulldogs was Jessa Hylton, who counted 50 kills, eight aces and 32 digs. Sophomore Kylie Scott added 26 kills and 11 blocks while Destiny Buerge had 23 kills and 47 digs.

Arkansas commit Logan Jones dealt 121 assists and had 24 digs and 12 kills.

Carl Junction receives Carthage on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Galena wins TJ Invitational

Saturday was also the Thomas Jefferson Volleyball Invitational.

The Galena Bears, who had a bye in the first round, won the tournament title by beating Exeter and then Golden City in the championship game.

The Cavaliers went 2-1 and finished third.


Webb City ends Park Hill tournament with Split

KANSAS CITY, Mon – The Webb City softball team split two games on the final day of the Park Hill Tournament.

The Cardinals (9-6) fell 7-4 against Liberty North in their first game before defeating Warrensburg 9-8 in the final.

Against Warrensburg, Webb City opened the game with nine runs in the first two frames and held a late Tiger rally.

Ripley Shanks scored a perfect 3 for 3 with three RBI to overtake the Cardinals. Peyton Hawkins added two hits including a double home run to get Webb City on the board in the lower section of the first.

Hawkins was also the Cardinals’ winning pitcher.

Tied at 2-2 in the middle innings against Liberty North, the Eagles scored five runs in the last two frames to break away from Webb City. Liberty’s Sabrina Rogers allowed four runs with seven hits in seven innings of work.

Kiana McDowell led the Eagles with two hits and three runs.

Lauren Hicks put together a strong game for the Cardinals with two home runs as she hit three RBI in the game. Laney Taylor took the loss to Webb City.

Webb City plays in Carl Junction on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Joplin Softball finishes third at Branson

BRANSON, Mo. – After the Eagles played both pool games on Friday, the Eagles opened the bracket game with a strong note at the Lady Pirate Invitational.

Joplin defeated Neosho 6-4 before suffering setbacks 7-3 against Eldon and 5-3 against Glendale to end the tournament.

The Eagles are now 10-10 in the season overall.

Joplin receives Seneca on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the JHS Athletic Complex.

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