The Webb City Cardinals after winning the district championship. They exited the state championship bracket earlier than they wanted, losing at Kearney Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Cardinals' 26-8 season ends at quarterfinals

The Webb City Cardinals’ attempt to make it back-to-back at the final four ended in the late innings of their 5-0 quarterfinal loss Saturday at Kearney.

It was the reverse of last year when Webb City hosted Kearney and went on to the semifinals and a fourth place at state.

This year’s team ended its season with a 26-8 record. Coach Andrew Doenning says goodbye to eight seniors: Christian Brock, Shaun Hunt, Brett Korth, Payton Marshall, Hunter Shull, Drew Vonder Haar, Samuel Weller and Shadrach Salazar.

Nate Miller places fourth in discus at state

Nate Miller led Webb City’s track team at state with a fourth-place finish in the Class 5 discus event.

His best throw was 176 feet 8 inches.

Fellow senior Tucker Liberatore took fifth in javelin with a throw of 169 feet 6 inches.

Evan Stevens, another senior, took seventh in the 3200 run and ninth in the 1600.

Eric Lathan took ninth in the shot.

The 4×800 relay team of Dakota Grove, Evan Stevens, Noah Lankard and Mason Hedger placed ninth.

The boys squad placed 23rd as a team, with 11 points.

Brooke Hedger placed sixth in the 1600 and eighth in the 800.

Chase Stilley placed eighth in high jump.

And the 4×800 team of Olivia Klotz, Araceli Perez, Emma McKinzie and Brooke Hedger placed 13th.

The girls scored 5 points for 34th place.