Category: Basketball

Rexroat Commits to Evangel

Guard Joe Rexroat, who transformed from an offense-minded shooter to an all-around threat during his time at Republic, will take his game to Evangel University next season. Rexroat signed to play for the Crusaders Friday. Rexroat averaged 12.5 points per game last season, second on the team. He led the

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Looney Commits to Baptist Bible College

Race Looney had more career assists than anyone in Republic basketball history. He’ll get a chance to start over again at zero next winter, when he takes his talent to Baptist Bible College in Springfield. Looney signed his commitment to become a Patriot Thursday. “Coach (Darin) Meinders reached out to

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The Spring Seniors: Delaney Smith

“Delaney does not always get the recognition and credit she deserves. On the basketball court, her strengths are not shown on a stat sheet. In track, she doesn’t compete in an individual event but is a key runner in all four of our relays. “Delaney has the capability to participate

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Republic Tiger Sports – February 2020

As promised, here is a free electronic version of the February 2020 issue of Republic Tiger Sports magazine — a recap of the last ten years of Republic athletics. Over the next few weeks, I’ll gather some multimedia elements and re-release individual pages with links to audio, video, photo galleries,

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Bekemeier’s All-State Selection Leads Repmo Hoops Honors

Freshman Kaemyn Bekemeier has landed a spot on the Class 5 All-State basketball team selected by Missouri’s high school coaches. Bekemeier averaged around 15 points per game, but averaged 19.4 after joining the starting lineup in January. She also pulled down 5.5 rebounds per game. She was one of two

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Lady Tigers Crack Final State Rankings

The Republic Lady Tigers finished the season ranked #7 in the Class 5 state rankings compiled by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. Republic (20-10) had not appeared in the top-ten all season, but its run to the state quarterfinals and subsequent overtime loss to Columbia Rock Bridge was enough to

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Pinegar Photo of the Week

  It’s time for a Photo of the Week contest sponsored by Pinegar Chevrolet! Each week, I’ll choose some of the best photos from Republic Tiger Sports and let you choose your favorite. One of the weekly winners will appear in the center of the next issue of Republic Tiger

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Republic Falls Short in Quarterfinal Clash of Class 5 Powers

Two of the top girls basketball programs in Missouri clashed in the state quarterfinals at Bolivar Saturday, with Columbia Rock Bridge edging Republic 59-55 in overtime. Rock Bridge outscored Republic 15-11 in the extra period to avenge last year’s 43-40 quarterfinal loss to Republic on the same floor. Saturday, it

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