Cooper Forth after the medal ceremony at the state golf championships Saturday at Cape Girardeau.

Cooper Forth ties for 6th, earns all-state in golf

Bob Foos


Webb City senior Cooper Forth earned all-sstate honors Saturday in the Class 4 State Golf Championships at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau.

Forth scored rounds of 74 and 77 to finish tied for sixth place out of 92 golfers.

Coached by Jackson Boyer, the Cardinal team of Forth, Jackson Lucas, Braden McKee and Levi Lassiter finished in seventh place out of 11 teams competing in the two-day event.

Track and field Cardinals advance to sectionals

Webb City track has qualified more than 20 athletes for the sectionals.

The boys team took third place Saturday in the Class 5 District 6 meet at Nixa, and the girls took fifth place.

Evan Stevens led the boys squad by coming in first in the 1600- (4:24.63) and 3200-meter runs (9:29.20).

Mason Hedger also qualified for the 3200 at state by placing fourth at the district.

Evans and Hedger also run legs with Dakota Grove and Noah Lankard on the 4×800 relay that placed first (8:03.97).

Tucker Liberatore placed first in javelin with a throw of 50.14 meters.

Eric Lathan took fourth in shot put.

Ryan Reid Jr. and Jadon Brisco placed third in high jump and pole vault, respectively.

In the girls competition, Brooke Hedger won the gold medal in the 800 run, and Chase Stilley won gold with her 1.6-meter high jump.

Jaylee VanBecalaere won fourth in long jump, and Jaeli Rudledge placed fourth in shot put.

Webb City’s 4×800 relay team of Olivia Klotz, Arceli Perez, Emily McKinzie and Brooke Hedger took second place.

Two other girls relay teams are going to state. The 4×100 team of Lia Taylor, Chase Stilley, Alyssa Moreno and Marlee Harper took third place.

And the 4×400 team of Emma Golubski, Chase Stilley, Tatum Christensen and Brooke Hedger took fourth place.

All district results are online.

Coach Dustin Miller says both squads “have competed well all season long. We are very proud of the way they have improved and performed their best in the biggest moments.”

Drew Vonder Haar drives in a run during Webb City’s 13-run first inning Thursday during the last home game of the season against Parkview. The Cardinals, 24-7, went on to win 15-0. They also got a shutout (17-0) Friday, as they ended the regular season at Nevada.

Baseball Cardinals advance to district semifinals

Top seed Webb City advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 5 District 7 baseball tournament at Belton Wednesday with a 14-2 win over eighth-ranked Grandview.

The Cardinals will meet the fourth-ranked Belton, at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

In the other semifinal, No. 2 Carl Junction will face the winner of Wednesday’s late game between Warrensburg and Raytown South. The Bulldogs won their opening round game 9-0 against McDonald County.

The final will be at 5 p.m. Monday, May 20.