TOWERS EARNS ALL-STATE HONORS
Freshman Zach Towers finished 17th and earned all-state honors at the state cross country meet in Jefferson
City Saturday. Towers was the top finisher for the Diamond High School team, which qualified for state by taking second at
the district meet last week. Towers finished the course with a time of 18:30.29.
The top 25 runners received all-state honors.
Josh Beckett, a junior, took 80th, with a time of 19:50.40. Also placing for Diamond were: Michael Lane,
120th, 20:39.67; Kevin Harrall, 124th, 20:48.92; Matt Sutherland, 128th, 20:54.31; Tracy Killion, 157th, 23:01.77; and Casey
Crane, 158th, 23:18.38.
WILDCATS FALL TO GREENFIELD
IN DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Greenfield's defense held Diamond scoreless during the final three quarters as the visitors advanced to
the state playoffs with a 14-7 win Thursday night. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Coach Brad Hocker's Wildcats.
Diamond opened the scoring in the opening period as senior quarterback Greg Fetters connected with classmate
Landon Dees on a 55-yard scoring strike Sophomore Luke Hockman kicked the extra point.
Greenfield scored the only other two touchdowns to claim the win.
The Wildcat defense kept the team within striking distance with a number of memorable plays. Nate Moss,
a junior, intercepted two passes, while junior Anthony Shipman and senior Casey Holland each recovered a fumble and sophomore
Levi Dees blocked a kick, which was recovered by senior Josh Miller.
Diamond finished the season at 6-4, the second best record ever for a Wildcat football team.
BRUMMETT, DARR NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Two Diamond High School softball players were named to the All-Southwest Conference team announced recently by conference
Senior center fielder Ashley Brummett was a first-team selection while sophomore infielder Michelle Darr was named to the
The two will be the last Diamond players named to the elite squad since the school is switching to another athletic conference
beginning with the 2004-2005 school year.
DIAMOND LANDS THREE ON ALL CONFERENCE VB
Megan Kinney was named first team all-conference by Southwest Conference coaches. The selections were announced Nov. 4.
The Wildcats, who ended the season with a 17-12-1 record, placed three on the all-star squad, with senior Falicia Phipps
making the second team, and senior Jessi Youngblood receiving honorable mention.
FETTERS FEATURED IN JOPLIN GLOBE ARTICLE
Diamond senior quarterback Greg Fetters was featured in an article on the first page of the sports section
of the Monday, Nov. 3, Joplin Globe.
Greg is the son of Larry and Mary Fetters.
BISHOP LEADS DIAMOND SPIKERS INTO SEMI-FINALS
Senior Kristen Bishop had her best game of the season, serving 18 points to lead the Diamond High School volleyball team
to a 25-13, 25-23, win over McAuley Regional in the opening round of the Class 2A District Tournament Oct. 28 at Diamond High
Junior Megan Kinney added six kills, sophomore setter Brittney Stevens 18 assists and senior Falicia Phipps eight kills
and five blocks.
The win advanced Coach Bill Presley's squad to the semi-final match Thursday, Oct. 30, against College Heights Christian
School. The season ended Thursday night for the Wildcats, who lost 25-18, 25-20, despite six kills and six digs
by Kinney, five serve points by Bishop and 18 assists by Stevens.
Diamond ended the season with a 17-12-1 record.
DHS SOFTBALL TEAM WILL NO LONGER COMPETE AT DISTRICT
The Diamond High School softball team's chances of playing for district or state championships became the first sacrifice
of the new athletic conference which the school will join next year.
The R-4 Board of Education, at its Oct. 9 meeting decided to have the softball team play its games in the spring as other
conference schools do. Missouri schools have their district and state games in the fall.
The board's decision came in spite of efforts by softball parents to keep the games in the fall or to have the team compete
in the fall and spring as some schools do.
DIAMOND TO PLAY HOST TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Diamond High School football team will play for the district championship 7 p.m. Thursday night at home.
Coach Brad Hocker's Wildcats moved into position to claim the second district championship in school history Friday, Oct.
31, by defeating Miller 13-0. The win was the fourth in a row for the Wildcats.
Neither team scored during the first half. Diamond scored both of its touchdowns in the final quarter with sophomore running
back Caleb DeVillier getting both. DeVillier scored on a 38-yard run at the 9:32 mark of the fourth quarter, then scored from
10 yards out later in the period. Luke Hockman kicked the extra point on the second touchdown.
DeVillier gained 213 yards, while senior Brent Morgan collected 74 yards on 12 carries. The Wildcats gained more than 400
yards in total offense to less than 100 for the visitors.
Diamond, 6-3, will play Greenfield, a 50-13 winner over Sarcoxie, in the district championship game.
FRESHMAN LEADS WILDCATS TO STATE MEET
Freshman Zach Towers, returning to action after being sidelined with an injury recently, placed fifth in the district cross
country meet at Washburn Nov. 1. His finish, as well as the work of his teammates, led Coach Larry Cunningham's Wildcats to
a second place finish, meaning the whole team qualified for the state meet in Jefferson City Saturday, Nov. 8.
Placing for Diamond were: Towers, fifth, 18:25; Josh Beckett, eighth, 19:08; Michael Lane, 10th, 19:26; Kevin
Harrall, 18th, 20:25; Matt Sutherland, 25th, 21:06; and Casey Crane, 35th, 23:09.
FOOTBALL TIGERS WIN DISTRICT OPENER
The Diamond High School football team overcame an early 14-6 deficit to crush Sarcoxie 40-14 in the
opening round of district play Friday, Oct. 24.
The Wildcat offense flourished in the air and on the ground as sophomore running back Caleb DeVillier collected
148 yards on 21 carries and senior quarterback Greg Fetters passed for more than 150 yards.
Sarcoxie took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, but didn't hold it for long. The visiting Wildcats tied the
score on a 14-yard DeVillier run. The Bears took their final lead, 14-6, in the second period. Fetters connected with senior
receiver Casey Holland on a 47-yard pass play to cut the margin to two. DeVillier ran in the two-point conversion.
Diamond went ahead for good in the third period when Fetters connected with classmate Landon Dees for a
49-yard touchdown pass.
The Wildcats added two more touchdowns, a 24-yard pass from senior fullback Brent Morgan to Holland, with
Luke Hockman kicking the extra point, and a seven-yard DeVillier run.
Junior Nate Moss had an interception.
Diamond, 5-3, will play the last two district games at home, beginning with Miller at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.
31. Diamond will be heavily favored since Miller has an 0-8 record.
The Wildcat roster for this season includes:
Jeff Morris, Derek Schulte, Matt Sutherland, Greg Fetters, Nate Moss, Tyler Youngblood, Genaro Rangel, Brent
Morgan, Caleb DeVillier, Casey Holland, Blake Broaddus, Austin Hoyer, Nathan Jump, Josh Gill, Chase Green, Kevin Ortega, Joe
Carpenter, Cole Shipman, Ryan Clouse, Anthony Shipman, Caleb Lucas, Landon Dees, Luke Hockman, Dusty Newsum, Josh Dresslaer,
Paul Holland, Josh Miller, Levi Dees, Bryce Dailey, Colton Griffin, and Josh Matthews.
VOLLEYBALL SQUAD OPENS DISTRICT PLAY
The Diamond High School volleyball team opens district play against Joplin McAuley Tuesday, Oct. 28, in
the DHS gymnasium. Coach Bill Presley's Wildcats are seeded second.
If the Wildcats win, they will play the winner of the College Heights-East Newton match.
During the final week of regular season play, Diamond fell to Ozark 8 rival Purdy, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22,
at Purdy. Leading the Wildcats were sophomore Brittney Stevens with 24 assists, senior Jessi Youngblood with eight digs, senior
Falicia Phipps with nine kills, and junior Megan Kinney with eight kills. The Wildcat junior varsity beat Purdy 25-15, 29-27.
The Wildcats had no problem with Pierce City, winning 25-15, 25-14, paced by Stevens with 14 assists and
seven points, Youngblood with eight digs, Phipps with six kills and Kinney with three blocks.
FOOTBALL TIGERS SHUT DOWN SKYLINE
IN HOMECOMING CLASH
The Diamond High School football team will enter the playoffs on the right note next Friday after shutting
down previously undefeated Skyline 16-0 in the annual homecoming game Oct. 17.
Skyline entered the game with a 6-0 mark, but left without making a dent in the Diamond defense.
The Wildcats scored one touchdown in each half. Senior Brent Morgan scored on a 23-yard second-quarter run.
The extra point attempt failed.
Diamond did the rest of its scoring after the halftime homecoming festivities. Sophomore placekicker Luke
Hockman kicked a 33-yard field goal for the final score after kicking an extra point following junior Caleb DeVillier's 37-yard
DeVillier's touchdown was set up by the opportunistic Wildcat defense, which forced a Skyline fumble.
Diamond, 4-3, will open district playoff action 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Sarcoxie. The other two playoff
games will be played on the Wildcats' home field.
DHS SOFTBALL SEASON ENDS
Senior catcher Nikki Bunn's single was the only hit for the Diamond High School softball team as it fell
to Lamar 11-0 in the semi-final round of the Class 2A District Tournament at Joplin Oct. 10.
Diamond had reached the semis by dropping Southwest 16-3 in the tournament opener Oct. 9.
Five errors hurt the Wildcats, who allowed two runs in the first inning, single runs in the second and third
innings, then seven runs in the fourth. Taunie Brewer was the losing pitcher, though she only gave up seven hits.
DHS FOOTBALL TEAM FEATURED
IN JOPLIN GLOBE COLUMN
Coach Brad Hocker's Diamond High School football squad was featured in Joplin Globe editor Jim Fryar's column
in that newspaper's Wednesday edition.
SOFTBALL TEAM WINS DISTRICT OPENER
The Diamond High School softball team avenged two regular-season losses to Southwest with a 16-3 in opening
round play of the Class 2A District Softball Tournament at Joplin Oct. 9.
Senior Ashley Brummett collected three hits, including a triple, while Taunie Brewer, Michelle Darr, Tosha
Loyd, Lydia O'Donnell, and Brandi Rifenberg added two hits apiece.
The Wildcats were scheduled to play top-seeded Lamar Oct. 10.
Diamond has been on somewhat of a roll during the late season. The Wildcats avenged a pair of early season
losses to East Newton with a 14-13 win Sept. 29.
Brummett was the hitting star with a double, a triple and two runs batted in, while freshman Lydia O'Donnell
continued to make her mark, ripping four base hits in five trips. Winning pitcher Taunie Brewer had two hits and drove in
three runs while Michelle Darr had a double.
BECKETT LEADS DIAMOND RUNNERS
CARL JUNCTION- Josh Beckett placed 33rd to lead the Diamond High School cross country team in a meet at Carl Junction Oct.
9. He recorded a time of 19:48. Freshman Michael Lane placed 37th at 19:55. Also competing for the locals were: Kevin
Harrall, 48th, Matt Sutherland 51st, Brian Evans, 57th; Kyle Bridges, 58th; and Tracy Killion 61st. Diamond will compete at
Southwest Monday, Oct. 16.
WILDCAT VOLLEYBALLERS FALL
TO MCDONALD COUNTY
ANDERSON- McDonald County bounced back from a first-game loss to defeat the Diamond High School volleyball
team 20-25, 25-18, 25-22, Oct. 9.
Junior Jolene Topham had nine serve points and three blocks for the Wildcats. Megan Kinney had 11 kills,
Brittney Stevens 15 assists, and Falicia Phipps 9 digs.
The Wildcats will play Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Wheaton.
McDonald County also won the junior varsity match 25-22, 25-12, and the ninth grade math 25-11, 25-13.
DHS SPIKERS REMAIN UNBEATEN
IN OZARK 8 CONFERENCE PLAY
The Diamond High School volleyball team improved its Ozark 8 Conference record to 4-0 with a 25-23, 25-8,
win over Verona Oct. 6.
Topping the Diamond stats were: Brittney Stevens with 11 assists and five digs; Jessi Youngblood with five
kills, and Megan Kinney with five kills.
The Wildcats' overall record is 10-7.
FOOTBALL WILDCATS IMPROVE TO 3-2
ASH GROVE- Two defensive touchdowns led the Diamond High School football team to a 21-7 win over Ash Grove
The win lifted the Wildcats over the .500 mark, 3-2,. for the first time since Coach Brad Hocker's team
played in the state playoffs during the 2001 season.
Diamond's first two touchdowns were supplied courtesy of the defense, with Josh Miller scoring on a 60-yard
fumble recovery and then Anthony Shipman cruised into the end zone with a five-yard touchdown reception after the Wildcat
defense backed up the Pirates against their own end zone.
The sole offensive touchdown for the locals, a five-yard run by senior Brent Morgan, occurred in the second
Diamond's long road trip will conclude Friday, Oct. 10, when the Wildcats play at School of the Osage.
MIDDLE SCHOOL VB COACH DISMISSED
Reports from Diamond Middle School indicate that volleyball coach Whitney Benfield was fired shortly before
one of the team's matches last week.
Wildcat Central has been able to confirm from sources close to the R-4 District's Athletic Department that
the decision was made without the knowledge of Athletic Director Larry Cunningham.
Wildcat Central has also been able to confirm that Mrs. Benfield was not told about the dismissal by Superintendent
Mark Mayo, who ordered it, but by her mother, Middle School Principal Denise Mounts.
The middle school volleyball teams were less than two weeks away from the completion of their season. The
decision apparently means that Mrs. Benfield, who had also been scheduled to coach middle school girls basketball, will not
be used in that position.
WILDCAT RUNNERS PLACE TWO IN TOP FIVE
Freshman Zach Towers took third place and his classmate, Michael Lane, finished fifth during a cross country
meet at Ash Grove Oct. 2.
Towers finished with a time of 18:28, while Lane recorded a time of 18:55.
Others competing for Coach Larry Cunningham's squad were:
Kevin Harrall, 14th, 19:51
Matt Sutherland, 21st, 21:04
Tracy Killion, 24th, 21:29
Brian Evans, 25th, 21:42
Casey Crane, 27th, 21:42.
Diamond Middle School runners also did well, with Devin Greenwood taking fourth place, Cody Palmer,
fifth place; and Billy Morrow sixth.
DHS GRID SQUAD RIPS OSWEGO
OSWEGO, Kan.- The Diamond High School football team improved to a .500 record Sept. 26 with a 28-12 pounding
The first half was close with Diamond going ahead toward the end of the second period on a five-yard run
by senior Brent Morgan. The score was 7-6 at halftime.
Diamond appeared to have padded its lead at the beginning of the third quarter when sophomore Caleb DeVillier
ran the opening kickoff all the way to the Oswego end zone, but a penalty negated the score.
DeVillier's four-yard scoring run later in the period put Diamond ahead 14-12 going into the final 12 minutes.
Two spectacular fourth-quarter plays enabled the Wildcats to pull away from the home team. The first was
a 25-yard screen pass from senior quarterback Greg Fetters to sophomore Blake Broaddus. Luke Hockman, who was four for four
on extra points tacked on the kick to increase the Wildcat lead to 21-12.
Sophomore Levi Dees, returning to Diamond after spending two years in the Webb City R-7 school system, completed
the scoring with an interception return. Hockman added the extra point.
DIAMOND SPIKERS WIN NEWTON COUNTY SHOWDOWN
The Diamond High School volleyball team improved its record to 6-4 with a 24-26, 26-24, 25-16, win at Neosho
Topping the Diamond stat charts were sophomore Megan Kinney with 14 kills and 10 serve points, senior Jessi
Youngblood with eight kills and 10 digs, sophomore Brittney Stevens with 17 assists and junior Jolene Topham with five blocks.
Diamond lost the junior varsity match 25-20, 25-20.
CROSS COUNTRY DOES WELL IN OPENER
The Diamond High School cross country team finished sixth in its season opener at the Monett Invitational
Freshman Zach Towers topped the Wildcat runners, placing 13th with a time of 19:03. Josh Beckett finished
18th at 19:35, Michael Lane 30th at 20:26; Matt Sutherland 51st at 22:06, Kyle Bridges 59th at 22:30; Kevin Harrall 62nd,
22:42; Tracy Killion 68th, 23:23; Casey Crane 73rd, 23:42; and Aaron Johnson 77th, 24:49.
THREE SECOND-HALF TOUCHDOWNS LEAD
WILDCATS TO 19-6 WIN OVER FAIR GROVE
Two second-half touchdowns by sophomore running back Caleb DeVillier and a third by senior quarterback Greg
Fetters led the Diamond High School football team to a 19-6 win over Fair Grove Sept. 12.
The win was the first for the Wildcats since the 2001 playoffs.
Fair Grove led 6-0 at halftime, but the home team did all of the scoring in the final two quarters. DeVillier
carried the ball 17 times for 107 yards. Junior Nate Moss had 12 carries for 67 yards. Fetters completed seven of 15 passes
for 79 yards and scored the game's final touchdown on a three-yard fourth-quarter run.
BIG COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
FOR DHS SOFTBALL TEAM
The Diamond High School softball team fell behind 12-2 but never gave up, mounting a furious comeback that,
at one point, cut the margin to 12-11, before falling 16-11 Sept. 9.
The Wildcats' 10-run rally was keyed by clutch hits by sophomore Michelle Darr and senior Nikki Bunn.
DHS SPIKERS DOWN TJ
The Diamond High School volleyball team overcame a first-game loss to beat Thomas Jefferson 21-25, 25-21,
25-23, Sept. 11.
Senior Jessi Youngblood had 12 kills and seven digs. Sophomore setter Brittney Stevens had 25 assists, senior
Falicia Phipps collected 11 kills and six digs, and senior Kristen Bishop had 12 serve points.
The game marked the return of sophomore Megan Kinney, who was injured in a car accident just before the
The win improved Diamond's record to 2-1.
The B team fell to Thomas Jefferson 25-21.
VOLLEYBALL TEAM BEATS MCAULEY
The Diamond High School volleyball team improved to 5-4 Sept. 16 with a 25-13, 27-25 win over McAuley.
Leading the way for Coach Bill Presley's squad were Megan Kinney with seven kills and 10 digs, Brittney
Stevens with 12 points and 14 assists, and Jessi Youngblood with seven kills.
Diamond will play Monday, Sept. 21, at Neosho.
SOFTBALL TEAM WINS FIRST GAME
Freshmen Lydia O'Donnell and Jacque Lasiter scored the winning runs in extra innings as the Diamond High
School softball team won its first game of the season, downing Miller 7-5 Sept. 15.
Taunie Brewer was the winning pitcher, while senior third baseman Brandi Rifenberg sparkled on defense.
DHS SPIKERS DOWN EAST NEWTON
The Diamond volleyball team evened its record at 1-1 Sept. 15 with a 25-22, 25-19, win over East Newton.
Topping the statistical charts for Diamond were Megan Kinney with nine points, eight kills, and eight digs,
Jessi Youngblood with eight kills and nine digs; Falicia Phipps with 10 points, and Brittney Stevens with 15 assists.
FOOTBALL TEAM DROPS OPENER
Pierce City returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back, defeating the Diamond High
School football team 33-0 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Eagles scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter and added two more in the second period. The Wildcat
defense stiffened and shut down the visitors in the second half.
Diamond threatened to score twice, thanks to solid running by senior Brent Morgan and sophomore Caleb DeVillier,
but was never able to get into the end zone.
The Wildcats, 0-1, will play host to Fair Grove Friday, Sept. 12.
WILDCATS READY FOR 2003 SEASON
By ZACH TOWERS
Diamond Daily Staff Writer
A young Diamond High School football team opened the 2003 season with a 33-0 loss to Pierce City Friday
Coach Brad Hocker's squad has its plate full this season, playing much larger schools, such as Thayer, Skyline
and Ash Grove. Eight freshmen are going to have to step up to help this year's squad. Diamond has five seniors.
This year's squad includes:
Seniors- Landon Dees, Greg Fetters, Brent Morgan, Josh Miller, Casey Holland.
Juniors- Anthony Shipman, Dusty Newsum, Nate Moss, Josh Gill, Chase Green, Derek Schulte, Matt Sutherland.
Sophomores- Caleb DeVillier, Blake Broaddus, Josh Dresslaer, Tyler Youngblood, Cole Shipman, Luke Hockman,
Austin Hoyer, Levi Dees.
Freshmen- Bryce Dailey, Colton Griffin, Caleb Lucas, Paul Holland, Kevin Ortega, Joe Carpenter, Genaro Rangel,
DHS SPIKERS EVEN RECORD AT 1-1
The Diamond High School volleyball team evened its record at 1-1 by defeating Sarcoxie 25-21, 25-6, Thursday
Leading the way for Coach Bill Presley's Wildcats were seniors Falicia Phipps and Jessi Youngblood
with seven and six kills and sophomore setter Brittney Stevens with 14 assists. Junior Jolene Topham has seven serve
The Wildcats will entertain Thomas Jefferson Thursday, Sept. 11.
FOURTEEN OUT FOR DHS SOFTBALL TEAM
Fourteen athletes make up this year's Diamond High School softball team, which was under the direction of
first-year coach Brian Brimacombe.
Team members are: Michelle Darr, Brandi Rifenberg, Ashley Brummett, Taunie Brewer, Nicki Bunn, Lydia O'Donnell,
Jacque Lasiter, Meagan Wirth, Brittany Busse, Tosha Loyd, Courtney Payton, Robin Bullis, Jessica Harrison, Naomi Miller.
TEN OUT FOR CROSS COUNTRY
By ZACH TOWERS
Diamond Daily Staff Writer
"How will they fare this year," has been the main question going through Diamond Cross Country Coach Larry
Cunningham's head as his squad prepares for its season opener Sept. 16 at Monett.
"We lost three of our best runners," Cunningham said, referring to Matt Harp, Justin Lane, and Deke Beckett,
all of whom graduated. "We do have a lot of promising new runners coming up this year and some old ones that are coming out,"
The middle school cross country team has three runners, including one returning veteran, eighth grader Lee
Hollars. His classmates, Devin Greenwood and Cody Palmer, are also out for this year's team.
Seven runners are on the high school cross country team, including senior Tracy Killion, juniors Josh Beckett
and Kyle Bridges; and freshmen Kevin Harrall, Aaron Johnson, Michael Lane, and Zach Towers.
ROSTER LISTED FOR DHS VOLLEYBALL SQUAD
The rosters for this year's Diamond High School volleyball squad, which will once again be coached
by Bill Presley, are as follows:
Varsity- Brittany Gilliam, Jessi Youngblood, Falicia Phipps, Megan Kinney, Kristen Bishop, Jolene Topham,
Lindsey Stirewalt, Kristen Hicks, and Ashley Beegle.
Junior varsity- Dana Bridges, Brittany Barwick, Katie Dodson, Alyshia Bowles, LeAnn Dardenne, Thia Wiggins,
Ricki Fountain, Lauren Fetters, Darci Price, Megan Frazier, Brittney Stevens, Amanda McKee, and Casey Brown.
BASKETBALL CAMP HELD AT REED'S SPRING
Diamond High School varsity and junior basketball players participated in a team camp at Reed's Spring the
first week of June.
Those participating were:
Varsity- Casey Holland, Jake Van Lue, Josh Miller, Josh Beckett, Greg Fetters, Jordan Macy, Trent Green,
Austin Hoyer, Tyler Youngblood
Junior Varsity- Paul Holland, Michael Lane, Ryan Clouse, Josh Dresslaer, Brandon Webb, Clint Myers,
Diamond High School Girls Basketball Coach Rachael Madden has submitted her resignation. School officials
are advertising for a combination high school social studies teacher/volleyball coach/girls basketball coach.
Mrs. Madden has been teaching sixth and seventh grade social studies, but was slated to move to the high
school for the 2003-2004 school year.
THIRTY-ONE EXPECTED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
By Courtney Sweet, Derek Blankenship and Tim Carver
Diamond Daily Staff Writers
The 2003 Diamond Middle School football team will consist of about 31 players, give or take a few, Coach
Joe Douglas said. He declined to make any predictions about how well this year's squad will do. "I don't make predictions
on my players," he said. "I wait and see what they can do on the practice field."
Five players from last year's team will return, he said.
The players are eagerly anticipating the upcoming season. "We have fast people and good running backs,"
eighth grader John Fountain said. "The new seventh graders will be good, but they've got to learn a lot because they just
came from Mighty Mites."
TRACK TEAM COMPLETES SEASON
The Diamond Middle School track team completed its season in fine fashion last month with numerous athletes
scoring, including a first place finish for eighth grader Lydia O'Donnell in the discus. O'Donnell also took third in the
800 meter run.
Others placing were:
Zach Towers- 3. 1600 meter run; 2. 800 meter run; 3. high jump
Jacque Lasiter- 2. 400 meter run; 2- 200 meter run
Crystal Harrall- 3. 75 meter hurdles.
The relay team of Clay Norwood, Kevin Ortega, Paul Holland, and Jake Newsum took third place, while the
relay team of Genaro Rangel, Lee Hollars, Casey Youngblood, and Mike Waddell recorded a second place finish.