The Waynesville High School Tigers varsity volleyball team earned an Ozark Conference win on the road Sept. 17, beating the Falcons 3-2 at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri.
In the best-of-five varsity match, Waynesville won its first two games 25-21, 25-17 before falling to Glendale 25-18, 25-21. The Tigers then won the tiebreaker 15-7.
In other games Sept. 17, the WHS junior-varsity squad fell to the Glendale JV 25-21 in their first game, then bounced back to win their second game 26-24 before falling in the final game 15-10. The WHS freshmen team fell to the Glendale freshmen 25-11, 25-9.
The varsity win followed a loss Sept. 15, when the visiting Osage High School varsity, JV and freshmen teams won all three matches.
Up next: The WHS varsity (4-6-1), JV and ninth-grade teams are scheduled to travel to West Plains, Missouri, today with games beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The WHS Tigers varsity boys’ swim team took third overall among five Springfield-area schools Sept. 17 in a meet hosted by Hillcrest High School at Foster Natatorium.
Gavin Miller led the Tigers with first-place finishes in the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke.
Also finishing in the top three for Waynesville:
— Bailey Raines took second place in the 200-meter freestyle and third place in the 100-meter freestyle.
— Colten Shultz earned a second-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly.
— The team of Raines, Tyler Newsome, Dustin Myers and Miller took third place in the 200-meter medley relay.
— The team of Jacob Dye, Newsome, Miller and Raines took second place in the 200-meter free relay.
Up next: The WHS boys’ team is scheduled to travel to Seymour, Missouri, today to take on Seymour High School starting at 4:30 p.m.
The WHS Tigers varsity football team is still seeking its first win of the season after falling 55-20 to the Yellowjackets Friday at Lebanon High School.
While the loss was tough, it was the strongest performance the Tigers have mustered against Lebanon since 2017, when they put up 28 points to Lebanon’s 35. Waynesville hasn’t defeated Lebanon since 2013, when the Tigers earned a 32-24 win to claim that year’s district championship.
Up next: The Tigers (0-3) will play host Friday to the Hornets (0-4) from Hillcrest High School in Springfield. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
The WHS varsity softball team fell 10-1 to the visiting Iberia, Missouri, Rangers Sept. 17, while the WHS junior-varsity team tied the Iberia JV 3-3.
Two days earlier, Waynesville’s varsity and junior-varsity teams both picked up wins at Crocker High School. The WHS varsity beat Crocker 12-4, while the WHS JV took home a 24-6 victory.
Waynesville’s varsity beat Salem 14-2 Sept. 14, while the WHS junior varsity lost 4-3. Both games were played at Salem, Missouri.
Up next: Waynesville’s varsity (4-2) and JV squads are scheduled to travel to Springfield to face Glendale (9-4) today. Games begin at 4:30 p.m.
The WHS varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Camdenton, Missouri, Sept. 17, where they picked up a 4-1 win against the Lakers. The WHS junior-varsity team also won, beating the Camdenton JV 1-0.
The victory followed a 3-2 loss for the WHS varsity to the visiting Union, Missouri, Wildcats Sept. 15.
The WHS varsity beat West Plains at home 2-1 Sept. 14.
Up next: The Waynesville varsity (2-2) and JV teams are scheduled to play host to the Nixa, Missouri, Eagles (2-4) today. Games start at 5 p.m.