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Buzzer-Beater Ends Storybook Season

An extraordinary season ended with an extraordinary game. State-ranked opponents Republic (3) and West Plains (2) battled back and forth into overtime. The lead changed hands four times in the…

Top-Seeded Lady Tigers Demolish Reeds Spring

Despite a one-loss regular season and a #1 seed in the district tournament, the Republic Lady Tigers started defense of their state championship like a team with something to prove.…

Seniors Buckle Down to Beat Branson

Trailing Branson by six points headed into the 4th quarter of their final home game, Republic's seniors stepped up. "My words were 'We're not losing on our senior night. No…

Gone Cold: Win Streak Ends at 83

The Republic Lady Tigers dug their way out of a 1st-half hole caused by cold shooting, but couldn't overcome the hot shooting of Haylee Beard and Hannah Cook in a…

Seniors Step Up for Win #20 at Nixa

Republic senior Alex Botkin scored 20 points, but none were more important than the two she scored with 7.7 seconds left in the game. Botkin hit two free throws to…

Turnovers Turn Tide for Lady Tigers

As it has done often this season, Republic used relentless full-court pressure to turn the tide, pulling away from a pesky Marshfield squad for a 64-54 victory. The Lady Tigers…

Lady Tigers Roll to Win in COC Opener

The Republic Lady Tigers jumped out early and were never seriously challenged in a 75-50 win over Carthage to open the Central Ozark Conference season. Micah Mansker had nine 1st-quarter…

Lady Tigers Outquick Westminster in Shootout Win

The Republic Lady Tigers used their speed and quickness advantage to run past much taller Westminster Christian, winning 59-40 in the Prepcasts.com Elite Shootout at DeSmet High School. Alice Heinzler…

Heinzler Tallies 33 in Win at Kickapoo

Alice Heinzler exploded for 33 points as the Republic Lady Tigers dominated Kickapoo on the road, 64-36. (See photo set below.) "It's about time I actually hit something," says Heinzler,…

Lady Tigers Unfurl Banner, Then Unleash Defense

The Republic Lady Tigers started the night by unfurling their 2012 state championship banner, then unleashed a swarming defense that ended their game against Springfield Central as soon as it…

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