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Republic Swimmers Eye Historic State Trip

Two swimmers break new ground for the Republic High School swim and dive program when they head to state competition this weekend. Senior Mady McCrea and sophomore Karissa Metzger are the first swimmers from Republic to qualify for state. (Two divers on the boys team, Dylan and Justice Murray, qualified

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Lady Tiger Swimmers Wrap Big Week with State Qualification

Karissa Metzger became the first Republic swimmer – boy or girl – to qualify for state competition with a career-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Springfield Invite Saturday. Metzger finished second out of nearly 80 swimmers in the event. Cabrini Johnson of Logan-Rogersville won with a time of

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Lady Tigers Win Two COC Swim Titles

Republic’s Karissa Metzger and Mady McCrea are Central Ozark Conference champions. Metzger and McCrea each won an individual event at the COC meet in Webb City Tuesday. Metzger became Republic’s first-ever girls COC swim champion by winning the 200-yard freestyle. Metzger finished with more than a three-second advantage over runner-up

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Metzger Leads Republic at Ozarks Invitational

Karissa Metzger and Mady McCrea topped the results for Republic at the Ozarks Swim Invitational in Springfield Saturday. Metzger recorded the team’s best finish of the day in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing third out of 45 competitors. Metzger also finished fourth (in a 37-competitor field) in the 200-yard freestyle, knocking

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Photos & Results: Swim Meet

Karissa Metzger and Mady McCrea both had big nights for the Lady Tigers swim team Friday night in Springfield. Metzger earned 25 points and McCrea earned 26. (Photos below.) Metzger finished second in the 200-yard freestyle race, which at the time was the highest individual event finish so far for

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Lady Tigers Jump Into Inaugural Season (Photos)

No matter what happens with the rest of her swim career, Republic junior Sarah Baker will always be the answer to a trivia question: Who was the first Lady Tiger to get in the pool? Baker led off the 200-Yard Medley relay, becoming the first Republic High School girl swimmer

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By the Numbers – November 25, 2019

Every week, we take a look at a few interesting statistics from our coverage of Republic athletics in a feature we call By the Numbers. By the Numbers is sponsored by Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, Republic’s local full-service accounting firm. Serving as your Trusted Business Advisors,

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Murray Brothers Blaze State Trail Together

Updated results: Justice Murray was eliminated in the semifinal round at the state swim and dive finals in St. Peters, finishing 19th overall. Dylan Murray finished 22nd during the preliminary round, just missing the cut to advance to the semifinals. — As the Missouri state swim and dive championships get

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Photos & Results: Boys Swim Regionals

Republic’s two divers, Justice and Dylan Murray, nabbed the highest finishes among the Republic swim and dive team at the southwest Missouri regionals over the weekend. Justice Murray placed 3rd overall with a score of 351.05. Dylan Murray finished fifth, at 303.40. (Photo gallery below.) Republic qualified for the finals

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