Cohl Vaden scores 2 of his 11 points against Carl Junction Tuesday in the Cardinal Dome.

Big conference game on tap for homecoming

What you like to see in the fourth quarter – your starters on the bench cheering for their subs to extend a big lead.

Trey Roets

Webb City will be trying to catch conference leader Nixa on homecoming night Friday in the Cardinal Dome.

The Cardinals are 15-6 and 3-1 in Central Ozark Conference play. They were edged 61-57 in a makeup game Monday at Norwood and rebounded to win 67-36 at home Tuesday against the Carl Junction Bulldogs (4-17).

Nixa is 19-4 and hasn’t been beaten by a conference opponent.

Webb City girls will face Nixa in a home match Thursday. They are 8-9 after falling behind in the second half Monday at home against Carl Junction. The Bulldogs (17-5) won that conference match 55-40.

Conference play will continue next week at Neosho (girls Monday, boys Tuesday) and at Republic (girls Thursday, boys Friday). 

Both boys and girls will play Tuesday, Feb. 22, at home against Carthage.

The Branson games, which were postponed Friday (girls and boys) will be made up Thursday, Feb. 24, at Branson.

Cardinal signing day

Eight Webb City Cardinals signed college letters of intent Wednesday in the Cardinal Dome. 

Blue table – Delaney Duke, soccer, Park University; Alanna Bundy, cross country/track, Missouri Southern State University; Dustin Brockmiller, cross country/track, Pittsburg State University; Dupree Jackson, football, William Penn University.

White table – Christian Kinney, football, Harding University; Jeremiah Leaming, baseball, Evangel University; Gavin Stowell, baseball, Highland Community College, and Cooper Crouch, baseball, Crowder College.

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