The Waynesville High School Tigers boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams had strong showings Saturday at the Lebanon Invitational, which started at Lebanon Middle School and included a 1-mile stretch along nearby conservation trails.
“Overall, it was an awesome meet,” said Nicole Jarman, WHS cross-country coach. “The conservation trails made it a different and fun race for the runners.”
The WHS boys’ team, including Alejandro Malave, Luther Supancic, Vadrick Donsbach, Zachary Hudson, Ryan Rolshouse and Nick Webb, placed fourth overall. Malave led the team, completing the 5K course in 17 minutes, 56 seconds.
The WHS girls’ team, which included Tessa Scott, Chambre Garcia, Skye Scott, Mackenzie McCurdy, Jordan Nitchman and Elonie Ward, finished fifth overall.
Up next: The Tigers are scheduled to compete Saturday at Camdenton.
In other WHS sports:
The varsity Lady Tigers beat the visiting Hillcrest Lady Hornets 3-2 Sept. 10 at WHS.
With all varsity matches played to the best-of-five this year, Waynesville fell in their opening game 25-22 but bounced back to win the next two games 25-18, 25-22. After the Lady Hornets won the fourth game of the series 25-21, the Lady Tigers won the tiebreaker 15-10 to claim victory.
Also Sept. 10, Waynesville’s junior-varsity team fell to Hillcrest 25-15, 25-18, while the Waynesville freshman team won their match, beating the Hillcrest freshmen 30-28, 15-12 after falling in the first game 25-22.
The varsity win followed a Sept. 8 win by the Lady Tigers over Sullivan. Waynesville swept that match 25-23, 25-22, 25-22.
Up next: The Lady Tigers are scheduled to travel to Springfield, Missouri, today to face Glendale High School starting at 4:30 p.m.
The WHS varsity football team is still seeking its first win of the season after a tough Ozark Conference loss on the road Friday at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, where the Tigers fell to the Chiefs 38-18.
The Tigers scored on a field goal in the first quarter and added a touchdown and extra point in the second quarter, but trailed the Chiefs 17-10 at halftime. The Chiefs scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter to extend their lead, then added another touchdown in the fourth quarter while holding the Tigers to 8 points.
Up next: The Tigers, now 0-2, are scheduled to face the 1-2 Yellowjackets at 7 p.m. Friday at Lebanon High School.
The WHS varsity softball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 3-2 to the visiting West Plains Zizzers Friday.
The loss followed Waynesville’s Sept. 3 victory over Hillcrest 17-3 on the road and a 3-1 home victory over Lebanon Sept. 8.
Up next: The Tigers, 2-1, are scheduled to face the visiting Iberia, Missouri, Rangers, 5-1, at 5 p.m. today at WHS.
The WHS boys’ swim team had a strong showing in several events during the annual Ozark Invitational held Saturday at Foster Natatorium in Springfield, Missouri.
WHS junior Bailey Raines took third place in the 500-meter freestyle event, finishing with a time of 5 minutes, 47.6 seconds.
WHS senior Gavin Miller placed seventh in the 50-meter freestyle out of 50 swimmers, and the WHS 200-meter freestyle relay team placed seventh out of 18 teams, setting a state consideration time of 1:45.59.
“All nine of our swimmers cut time in their events at this meet,” said Nicole Stone, WHS head swim coach.
Saturday’s event followed a Sept. 8 dual meet, where Raines took first place in the 200-meter freestyle, and several of the Tigers’ relay teams had strong showings, cutting several seconds off their previous times.
Up next: The WHS team is scheduled to return to Springfield today to face Hillcrest starting at 4:30 p.m.