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
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
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,
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
From a press release by the Missouri State High School Activities Association: Show-Me Showdown Cancelled Class 4 and 5 basketball semifinals and championships will not be played Columbia, Mo.- Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has made the difficult
Tim Brown got the shot he wanted from the player he wanted with the game on the line. Sometimes even a good shot doesn’t go through the hoop. Race Looney’s eight-foot baseline jumper with three seconds remaining went partway through the rim before bouncing out, helping top-seeded Joplin escape with
Republic split its two district championship games. The Lady Tigers topped Willard 48-31 to win another district championship, and the Tigers lost a heartbreaker to Joplin 45-44. Watch the full games here, starting with the girls’ game.
It’s time for another conversation about Tiger basketball with coach Tim Brown! Listen in as we discuss the district tournament – from Tuesday’s win over Carthage in the semifinals to tonight’s rematch against COC co-champion Joplin as the Tigers seek their second straight district championship under Brown. Tap here to
It was just your average night of winning basketball for the Republic Tigers in the district tournament at Carthage Tuesday. Almost every player on the floor scored precisely at his season average, but the Tigers had to catch fire in the fourth quarter to come from behind and beat upstart
The Tigers caught fire in the fourth quarter to knock off Carthage in the semifinals of the district tournament. They’ll play for a championship Thursday night against Joplin.