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Thursday's prep roundup — Lady Eagles win ninth straight against Kickapoo

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Nixa’s volleyball team ran its winning streak against Kickapoo to nine matches Thursday, as the Lady Eagles rolled to a 19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 victory at Kickapoo.

Nixa last lost to the Lady Chiefs in September of 2018.

Hillary Estes emerged for the Lady Eagles (4-0) at the net by recording a career-high three blocks and 10 kills. On the season, the junior middle blocker has 35 kills and nine blocks.

Elsewhere at the net, Jaycee Fixsen collected 15 kills, Jena Medearis had eight kills with a .445 kill percentage and Allie Billmyer added seven kills.

Fixsen also collected three aces, 10 digs and a block.

Sydney Golden had 36 assists and Emma Conrad contributed 18 digs.

Sweaney homer lifts Lady Eagles

Sara Sweaney’s sixth-inning solo home run gave Nixa’s softball team a 2-1 win against Carthage on Thursday.

With the teams tied at 1 and two outs in the sixth, Sweaney lined a shot over the center-field fence. It was her fourth homer on the season.

The contest figures to go a long way toward deciding the COC championship. Nixa is 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference and Carthage is 6-7 and 1-1.

Phoebe Gardner banged out a pair of hits, including an RBI-double in the first inning. Gardner has at least two hits in all six of Nixa’s games and is hitting .714 (15-of-21).

The Lady Eagles won with only five hits and struck out 10 times.

Winning pitcher Maddy Meierer allowed only five hits and fanned six.

Ozark outlasts Webb City

Ozark’s softball team put up five runs in the sixth inning for a 10-8 comeback win versus Webb City on Thursday.

The Lady Tigers trailed 8-5.

Savannah Hughes starred at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs. Abby Ford tripled while driving in three runs. Kaylee Lineburr had a solo homer.

Winning pitcher Jordyn Foley struck out eight and yielded three earned runs.

Greenlee, Farrar place

Ozark’s Maddie Greenlee and Nixa’s Mia Farrar both posted top-10 finishes at the Marshfield Invitational on Thursday.

Greenlee finished fourth with a round of 80, while Farrar was eighth with an 84.

Nixa edges Joplin

Nixa’s tennis team downed Joplin 5-4 Thursday on the strength of two wins apiece from Kylie Burk and Kaylee Chronister.

Burk and Chronister combined for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles for Nixa’s lone doubles win.

Nixa received singles wins Burk, Chronister, Ellie Sorgenfrei and Samantha Fulnecky.

Nixa 5, Joplin 4

Singles — (J) Emma Watts def (N) Arabella Cosgrove 8-6; (J) Astrid Cardenas def (N) Abigail Fulnecky 8-3; (N) Ellie Sorgenfrei def (J) Abryannah Stayton 8-6

(N) Samantha Fulnecky def (J) Cloey Blank 8-4; (N) Kylie Burk def (J) Mya Ndedi-Ntepe 8-4; (N) Kaylee Chronister def (J) Bryann Driver 8-4

Doubles — (J) Watts/Cardenas def (N) Cosgove/A. Fulnecky 8-6; (J) Stayton/Blank def (N) Sorgenfrei/S. Fulnecky 8-2; (N) Burk/Chronister def (J) Ndedi-Ntepe/Driver 8-2

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