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Webb City's Mekhi Garrard named boys athlete of the year

Adversity wouldn’t stop Mekhi Garrard from continuing his ascension as a three-sport standout at Webb City High School. In the wake of a leg injury (tibia fracture) he suffered in the summer of 2020, the senior bounced back in a big way to aid the Cardinals as a key contributor in football, basketball and track and field.
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Rod Smith calls daughter 'strongest person I know'

It’s basically the same thing that Rod Smith has done for many years. Returning to Joplin to participate in the Missouri Southern SouthernFest and the Rod Smith golf tournament, the former Lions’ All-American wide receiver renewed acquaintances with many fans, friends and teammates and told tales that likely get taller every year.
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Jim Henry: Highlights numerous despite COVID-19

During the 2021-22 high school sports year, many teams registered firsts. First state championship, first district title, highest finish at state competitions ... all are reasons to celebrate. Of course, this particular 10-month span provided a first for all of us: The first time we went through a pandemic. COVID-19...
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3-run eighth lifts Renegades past Outlaws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The fate of the two-seed comes down to the final game of the season. On Friday night, the Joplin Outlaws suffered a 5-2 setback to the surging Jefferson City Renegades in the first of two road games at Ernie Vivion Field. The Renegades are now on a seven-game winning streak.