The Waynesville High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams both took first place at the Waynesville Invitational, which was held Friday at Piney Valley Golf Course.
Running a 2-mile course, the WHS boys’ team was led by Bryan O’Barr, who finished in second place overall in 10 minutes, 36.5 seconds. He was followed by Alejandro Malave in sixth place, Luther Supancic in seventh place, Vadrick Donsbach in 11th and Ryan Rolshouse in 12th place.
Tessa Scott led the WHS girls’ varsity team, finishing fourth overall with a time of 14:41. She was followed by Mackenzie McCurdy, Skye Scott and Chambre Garcia in eighth, ninth and 10th place, respectively, and Jordan Nitchman in 12th place, who rounded out the top five recorded times for the Tigers.
The WHS girls’ junior-varsity team took second in their 5,000-meter race, led by Cassidy Bowling, who finished third overall with a time of 28:55.
Finishing the route in fourth place overall with a time of 22:17.83, Jayzen Blake led the WHS JV boys’ team, which did not place.
Four visiting high schools joined the Tigers in the Waynesville Invitational, including the Jefferson City, Missouri, Jays; the Parkview Vikings from Springfield, Missouri; the Macks Creek, Missouri, Pirates; the Rolla Bulldogs and the Laquey Hornets.
Earlier in the week, the WHS boys’ cross-country team took third place in the Ozark Conference Meet held Oct. 19 in Springfield — the best finish for a Waynesville team in the event since it began in 1984.
The WHS girls’ team placed sixth overall at the OC meet.
Up next: Waynesville is scheduled to compete in the Class 5, District 10 meet Saturday in Jefferson City. The top 15 finishers and top two teams will advance to state competition.
The WHS Tigers varsity football team fell 47-32 to the visiting Falcons from Springfield’s Glendale High School Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
It was the final regular-season game for both teams.
With the loss, the Tigers fell to 2-6 heading into the postseason, while the Falcons improved their record to 5-4.
Up next: Waynesville will enter the Missouri Class 5, District 5 playoffs with a bye week this week. They’ll get a chance to face the Falcons again in the second round of the tournament at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Glendale High School. Waynesville is seeded third in the five-school district, while Glendale is seeded second.
The WHS varsity volleyball team won its final regular-season match on the road, sweeping the home-team Spartans 3-0 Oct. 22 at Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri.
Waynesville won its first game 25-22, followed by a 26-24 win in the second game before claiming the match with a 25-22 victory in the third game.
Waynesville’s JV and freshman teams didn’t fare as well: The JV Tigers fell 25-22, 25-16 to the Spartan JV squad, while the Waynesville freshmen fell 25-15, 25-20 to the Battle freshmen.
Earlier in the week, the WHS varsity suffered a 4-1 loss, and the Waynesville JV team fell 2-1 to the visiting Liberty Blue Jays varsity and JV teams, respectively, from Liberty, Missouri.
The Liberty varsity won its first two games against Waynesville 25-14, 25-21, but the Tigers bounced back to win the third game 25-21. Liberty sealed the match with a 25-23 win in the fourth game.
Waynesville’s JV Tigers won their first game against the Liberty JV 25-22, but fell in the second game 25-22 and lost the tiebreaker 15-10.
Up next: Waynesville (8-13-2) has been seeded second in the Class 5, District 10 tournament, and was scheduled to face third-seeded Central High School (10-12) in the first round earlier this week. Scores were not available at press time.