Webb City’s girls soccer players and coaches happily pose after winning their sectional match Tuesday at Willard.
Not only is the Webb City girls soccer team competing in its first-ever quarterfinal – it will be at Cardinal Stadium.
The 22-3 Cardinals will play 23-2 Union for the right to advance to the final four on Tuesday.
The final-eight game will be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets ($7) are only available online only from MSHSAA. There will be no way to purchase tickets at the stadium gate.
Webb City went to Willard Tuesday for their 4-2 sectional win.
Luke Brumit competes in the javelin event during an earlier meet.
Webb City boys will be competing in 17 events at the state meet in Jefferson City Friday, after taking first place at the Class 4 Section 3 meet Saturday at Camdenton.
The team scored 120 points – 14 more points than second-place Willard.
Besides Mekhi Garrard setting a new school long-jump record, coach Dustin Miller highlights the tenacity of Grayson Smith, who broke his pole on his first pole vault attempt. “The vibration caused his hand to swell, and it was painful, but he cleared 13-foot-3, 13-6 and 13-9 on his first attempts to advance to state. This was huge, because the top five vaulters in the state and six of the top seven are in our sectional. Only 4 advance.”
Senior pole vaulter Pryce Mason placed third. He normally runs in the 4×400 relay, but his teammates had to advance without him because the vault ran more than an hour late.
“I’m very proud of this team,” says Miller
Qualifying for state are:
Mekhi Garrard, long jump (school record), first; triple jump, second; and 200, third.
Roman Borboa, 800, second; 1600, second.
Asa Morgan, 110 hurdles, second; 300 hurdles, third.
Caleb Cook, 300 hurdles, third.
Luke Brumit, high jump, second; javelin, second.
Pryce Mason, pole vault, third.
Grayson Smith, pole vault, fourth.
Zetthew Meister, discus, fourth.
Robert Hollis, javelin, fourth.
4×400 relay, fourth – Luke Brumit, Pryce Mason, William Wolfe, Asa Morgan.
4×800 relay, third – Owen Weller, Joseph Dawson, Samuel Winesburg, Roman Borboa.
Webb City girls placed seventh at the sectional level.
State qualifiers and their sectional place are:
4×800 relay, fourth – Alanna Bundy, Abi Street, Lauren KJuechler, Riley Hawkins.
Emily Beres, first, shot put; second, discus.
Kaylyn Gilbert, third, discus.
Haidyn Berry, second, javelin.
Riley Hawkins and Abi Street missed the cut by placing fifth in the 3200 and 1600, respectively. Hawkins placed eighth in the 800.
Ripley Shanks came in sixth in pole vault, and Alanna Bundy was eighth in the 800.
Click here for the complete Class 4 Sectional 3 results.
Coach Flave Darnell gathers his infield on the mound during the district final.
Webb City’s remarkably good baseball team had its season end too early Saturday at home in the district final.
Coach Flave Darnell says goodbye to seven seniors, Matt Woodmansee, Shane Noel, Cole Gayman, Treghan Parker, Devrin Weathers, Eli Goddard and Noah Mitchell.