The Waynesville High School Lady Tigers varsity girls’ swim team competed Saturday at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri.
Waynesville’s Relay Team A, made up of Melanie McQueen, Louisa-Marie Veeck, Makaila Duncan and Sophia Shipley-Johnson, placed 14th in the 200-meter individual medley and 16th in the 200-meter freestyle relay.
Duncan placed ninth in the 50-meter freestyle and 13th in the 100 freestyle.
Shipley-Johnson placed 12th in the 50 freestyle and 14th in the 100 freestyle.
Among junior-varsity swimmers, Waynesville’s Cassidy Bowling took third place in the 100-meter fly.
Up next: The team is scheduled to compete in the Missouri State High School championships Feb. 15 and 16 at St. Peters, Missouri.
In other WHS sports.
Justice Seely became Waynesville High School’s first girls’ district-level champion over the weekend at the District 3 tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Nixa, Missouri.
Seely will advance to the state championships, which are scheduled Feb. 14 and 15.
The Tigers varsity boys’ wrestling team completed the Ozark Conference Tournament with a fourth-place team finish Jan. 31 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.
Among Waynesville’s top finishers: Gavin Sax was the conference champion in his weight division. Andrew Lietold and Michael Cassidy placed second in their respective divisions, while Tim Brech and Kevin Cruz placed third, and Isaac Peterson and Kennon Redlinger place fourth.
Up next: The Tigers head to district competition, scheduled Friday at Raymore-Peculiar High School in Peculiar, Missouri.
The Lady Tigers varsity girls’ basketball team beat the visiting Hillcrest Lady Hornets 47-43 Jan. 31.
“We found a way on Senior Night. I’m proud of the effort,” coach Brittany Matlock said.
Victoria Perry led the WHS squad in scoring with 26 points, followed by fellow senior forward Amaya Wright with 12.
Up next: The Lady Tigers travel to West Plains, Missouri, today to take on the Lady Zizzers at 7 p.m.