Trenton Hayes scores against Willard in Cardinal Dome Tuesday.
Boys and girls are at home again Friday against Branson
Webb City played before the home crowd for the first time in three weeks Monday as they defeated Willard 74-41 in a conference match.
The Cardinals were 2-1 last week at the Nixa tournament. They lost to Nixa 77-56, came back with a 57-51 win over Parkview and lost 73-59 to Ozark.
Webb City girls fell to Willard Monday 72-54.
Jason Peake has written better accounts of the games at SOMO Sports.
Boys and girls teams will be at home again Friday against Branson. Then they’ll be at Carl Junction Tuesday.
Another good week in Cardinal Dome will be Feb. 16 vs. Neosho and the winter homecoming match against Republic on Feb. 19.
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Swimmers are in consideration to compete at state
The Webb City girls swim team hosted the Central Ozark Conference tournament recently and placed third.
Coach Shawn Klosterman says it’s “always a fun atmosphere and a lot of inspired swimming when we host the COC. We ended up third this time but very proud of our girls’ effort and improvement. The main highlights were:
200 Medley Relay earned a spot on the podium with a third place finish.
Sophia Whitesell was second in the 200 IM in a very close and exciting race. She also took first in the 500 Free and lowered the conference record she set last year to 5:32.34.
Skylar Powell had a podium finish in the 50 free with third.
Kyndie Crockett took second in 1-meter diving with a state consideration score.
Makenzie Storm earned a state consideration time in the 100 breast with her 5th place conference finish.
All of the swimmers above and Crockett have the potential to make the state roster. Normally, they would earn a state berth based on their times or points alone. But this year only 24 athletes are invited per event rather than the normal 32 due to COVID-19 precautions.
All three relay teams also have consideration times and two of the three relays are currently ranked in the top 24 in Class 1. “So we are very hopefull that we will earn a trip to St. Peters (annual site of the state meet),” says Klosterman.