Ju­nior High Foot­ball De­feats East New­ton

McDonald County Press - - SPORTS - Rick Peck

The McDonald county sev­enth- and eighth-grade foot­ball teams beat East New­ton on Sept. 20 at MCHS.

In the sev­enth-grade game, short­ened to just one half due to the num­ber of play­ers for East New­ton, the Mus­tangs claimed a 20-6 de­ci­sion.

Sam Bar­ton scored the first touch­down on a 60-yard run. Destyn Dowd scored next for McDonald County on a 30-yard run with Jor­dan Scholz run­ning for the two-point con­ver­sion. Jus­tice Nava ran 65 yards for the fi­nal score.

In the eighth-grade game, McDonald County cruised to a 36-0 win.

Robert Bel­tran opened the scor­ing on a 12-yard run. Blaine Or­tiz ran the con­ver­sion. Jack Par­nell caught a 20-yard touch­down pass from Cross Down for the next score. Dowd fol­lowed that with a five-yard touch­down run.

Ster­ling Woods then added touch­downs on three and four-yard runs and added both con­ver­sions to close out the scor­ing.

McDonald County is at Cassville on Sept. 27. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Cross Coun­try

The McDonald County eighth grade boys cross coun­try team took sec­ond at the East New­ton Ju­nior High Cross Coun­try meet held Sept. 20 at East New­ton High School.

Kyle Kil­lion was sixth in a time of 8:45 for the 2400 me­ter course to lead McDonald County. Also top 20 were Levi Smith in 14th, Rem­ing­ton Ziemi­anin 19th and Isaac Behm in 20th.

Round­ing out the McDonald County top seven fin­ishes were Lane Pratt 44th, Hunter Leach 49th and Gun­ner Cooper 51st.

Hobbs Camp­bell of Jo­plin won the race in a time of 8:16.

The eighth-grade boys also took sec­ond at Nixa. Kil­lion was fourth in 9:45 with Smith tak­ing 14th in 10:01 and Behm in 15th also in 10:01. Ziemi­anin was 23rd fol­lowed by Leach in 45th, Cross Spencer 78th and Cody Du­mond 82nd.

In the sep­a­rate sev­en­th­grade race, Pratt led McDonald County with a 28th place fin­ish. Gun­ner Cooper was 35th fol­lowed by Caleb Garvin 59th, Tucker Wal­ters 60th, Car­son Brock 86th and Dy­lan Fer­tig 87th.


Melissa McCrory led the ju­nior McDonald County ju­nior high girls at East New­ton with a 5th place fin­ish. AnaBelle Price was next in 41st fol­lowed by McKen­zie Hane­line 55th, Cait­lyn Townsend 68th, Ha­ley Wal­czak 86th, Jaslyn Billups-Wright 96th and Brit­tany Akins 100th.

At Nixa, McCrory was 20th in the eighth-grade race. Price was next in 38th with Wal­czak in 78th and Akins 84th.

Hane­line led the Lady Mus­tangs sev­enth graders, tak­ing 58th place. Billup­sWright was 88th and Kaidence Wil­lis was 94th.

McDonald County was at La­mar on Sept. 25.


The McDonald County sev­enth- and eighth-grade vol­ley­ball teams split matches at Neosho on Sept. 17.

In the sev­enth-grade game, McDonald County claimed a 25-18, 25-10 win. The Lady Mus­tang B team added a 25-18, 25-17 win.

In the eighth-grade match, Neosho de­feated McDonald County 25-22, 25-22. Neosho added a 25-17, 25-15 win in the B game

At East New­ton on Sept. 24, the sev­enth grade beat the Lady Pa­tri­ots 25-20, 25-11. In a sin­gle B team set, East New­ton won 25-20.

The Lady Mus­tangs eighth­grade added a 25-18, 25-13 win. The eighth-grade B team also won its set, claim­ing a 25-20 de­ci­sion.

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