Republic sophomore Cody Sandridge beat a conference rival to take 5th place at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament in Columbia Saturday. Sandridge won a 3-1 decision over Connar Loderhose of Willard in the 5th place match of the 138-pound weight class. His finish is one spot better than last
Alice Heinzler tied a school record with 36 points and the Republic Lady Tigers (22-1, #2) overcame a 15-point deficit to topple Dexter (22-2, #5) 61-56 in West Plains Saturday. Heinzler rained down seven three-pointers on the Bearcats defense, and 22 of her 36 points came in the 2nd half.
Sophomore Cody Sandridge will bring home a medal from the state wrestling tournament for the second time in his two-year career. Sandridge is the only Republic wrestler still alive, in what has been a difficult tournament for the Tigers. Republic took six wrestlers to Columbia, but five were eliminated by