Webb City’s speech and debate team displays the Fair Grove Invitational third-place sweepstakes team they won Saturday.

Speech and debate brings home 3rd place in sweeps from Fair Grove 

The Speech and a Debate Team competed at the Fair Grove Invitational this Saturday and placed 3rd in Sweeps with 13 Finalists and 2 Tournament Champions. “Please send some love their way,” says coach Tiffany Bolin. “They worked very hard.”

Evan Garrison-1st OO

Bria Brattin-1st Info

Evan Garrison-2nd Extemp

Evan Garrison-3rd Radio

Fin Brown-3rd POI

Chloe Ingle-3rd Story

Lilly Shea & Brett Thompson-3rd Improv

Lilly Shea & McKenzie Jones-4th DUO

Devin Tusinger-4th OO

Fin Brown-5th Prose

McKenzie Jones-5th POI

Alex Tyndall-5th Poetry

Connor Wald-6th Info

JROTC rifle team places second at state championships

The Webb City JROTC Rifle Team competed against 25 other teams last weekend at the Missouri State Rifle Championships in Washington, Mo.

A team consisting of Gabe Elder, Zachary Chronister, Yaisa Walker and Aleena Arias placed second overall. The only team that beat them was the reigning national champion.

Although Webb City didn’t enter a basic (new shooter) team because of some COVID-19 complications, three freshmen new shooters made a clean sweep of the individual medals in that category. They are, : Yaisa Walker, first; Aleena Arias, second, and Katelyn Miller, third.

“Obviously this bodes well for the future of the team,” says Lt. Col. Dustin Elder. “I am proud beyond words at the hard work and dedication that the team has shown throughout the season with practice beginning in August.

“Next up – National Championships in two weeks!”

The Missouri State Rifle Championships in Washington, Mo.