Republic’s 8th grade girls basketball team captured the Central Ozark Conference tournament championship Thursday with a win over Ozark.
It’s the 2nd straight conference title for that group of Lady Tigers. They won the 7th grade tournament last year, beating Ozark in the finals.
The Republic 7th graders kept their hopes for a COC championship alive with a win in their tournament’s semifinal round. The Lady Tigers blew out Nixa 46-25.
Republic Middle School wrestlers earned 5th place at the Central Ozark Conference Tournament this weekend. They had finished 6th in 2010.
Republic finished ahead of Branson, Webb City, and Willard. The team won six medals, despite being unable to fill six weight classes.
“I am very proud of the way our wrestlers performed,” Coach David Hopper says. “Our wrestlers have demonstrated a great deal of discipline, leadership, and most importantly teamwork throughout the season. It paid off on Saturday.”
Medalists include Spencer Conklin (Champion 160 pounds), Brandon O’Connell (2nd 110), John Ionashku (3rd 105), Brendan Bice (3rd 120), Zach Dickens (3rd 150), and Blake Wojciechowski (3rd 195).
Fourth place finishers include Jerney Jones (115), MacRae Murry (175), and Shane McKinley (215).
Other points earners were Sierra Clemmons, Nicholas McClarnon, Garrett Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Eli Davidson, Corey Mays, Johnathon Beckett, Austin Noblitt, Creighton Thomas, Mavrick Lopez, Dakota Dutoit, Liam Bice, Parker Davis, Gage Gold, Jaden Bowers, Jack Hayes, Garrett Pressnall, Nolan Davis, Jacob Daniel, and Owen Clark.
The RMS Tiger wrestlers will host their final match of the season against Logan-Rogersville on Thursday, December 15. The match will be held at Republic High School at 5 p.m., before the high school meet against Central and Willard.
The Middle School girls teams posted victories over Carthage Tuesday. The 8th grade A team won in a blowout, 73-16. The 7th grade A team edged Carthage 46-43.
(I didn’t get B team scores, so if anyone has them, let me know!)
All four middle school girls basketball teams won Monday against Marshfield.
For the 7th graders, the A team won 58-23, and the B team won 20-6.
The 8th grade A team blew out the Lady Jays 76-27, with the B team winning a close one, 18-16.
The Middle School wrestling team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday in a dual meet with Willard. Republic won 63-45, despite forfeiting four matches in the lower weight classes.
Here are individual results:
75lbs – Burkes (Wil) forfeit
80lbs – Chavez (Wil) forfeit
85lbs – Wade (Wil) forfeit
90lbs – Conti (Wil) forfeit
100lbs – Baker (Wil) pin McClarnon (Rep)
105lbs – Ionashku (Rep) pin Perry (Wil)
110lbs – O’Connell (Rep) pin Dunning (Wil)
115lbs – Jones (Rep) decision Pattison (Wil)
120lbs – Bice (Rep) pin Kyle (Wil)
125lbs – Carcione (Wil) pin Lopez (Rep)
130lbs – Noblitt (Rep) pin Mueller (Wil)
135lbs – Smart (Wil) pin Thomas (Rep)
142lbs – Bowers (Rep) pin Duff (Wil)
150lbs – Mendoza (Wil) decision Dickens (Rep)
160lbs – Conklin (Rep) pin Hymer (Wil)
175lbs – Murry (Rep) pin McCan (Wil)
195lbs – Wojciechowski (Rep) pin Epison (Wil)
215lbs – McKinley (Rep) forfeit
285lbs – Piles (Rep) forfeit
The Republic Middle School basketball teams opened their seasons against Branson Monday, and racked up six wins in eight games.
The girls teams swept the Pirates at home. The 7th grade A team won 43-28, and the 8th grade team romped over Branson 53-13. The B teams also won.
In Branson, the 7th grade A and B squad both won. The lone losses for the middle school were in 8th grade, with both the A and B teams losing.
The middle school basketball teams open their season Monday night against Branson. The boys will open on the road, and the girls will be at home.
Tipoff in both locations is 5:30 for the 7th graders, with the 8th graders immediately following.
The Republic Middle School team brought home ten medals from the Buffalo Junior High Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. That includes five gold medals.
Here are the individual medalists from Republic:
Brandon O’Connell – Gold
Jerney Jones – Bronze
Brendan Bice – Bronze
Austin Noblitt – Gold
MacRea Murry – Gold
Blake Wojciechowski – Gold
Junior Varsity Medals
Johnathon Beckett – Gold
Gage Gold – Silver
Owen Clark – Bronze
Shane McKinley – Silver