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Tigers Honor Seniors, Earn Three Medals at Home Tournament

Republic brought home three medals, including two first-place finishes, at the Republic Invitational Tournament. Wyatt George and Jonathan O’Connell each won their weight classes, and Dominick Famiano finished second. The Tigers also honored their four seniors Saturday: O’Connell, Gabe Hesington, John Hickman, and Jace McClelland. George pinned all six of

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Webb City Wrestlers Top Triangular in Republic

Webb City won both its matches to come out on top in a triangular meet with Republic and Springfield Glendale. Republic and Glendale tied 39-39 in their dual. Republic and Glendale each won seven matches – six by pin and one by decision. For Republic, Wyatt George, Dominick Famiano, Gabe

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Tiger Medalists Reflect on Kinloch Success

Republic brought home four medals from the Kinloch Classic at Springfield Parkview High School. That equals last year’s total. It was 2015 the last time Republic won more medals at Kinloch. The Tigers finished 11th overall (out of 25 teams). Wyatt George (1st – 106 lbs.) For Wyatt George, who

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Tigers Take Two Golds at Harrisonville

Republic wrestlers brought home three medals from the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament, including two golds. Senior Jonathan O’Connell captured first place at 145 pounds. Freshman Connor Sandridge won his first varsity medal, taking first place at 160. Wyatt George finished third at 106 pounds. Sandridge, competing in his first bracketed varsity

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Tiger Wrestlers Dominate at Central

Republic won all but one of its matches in a dual win over Springfield Central. Five Tigers – Wyatt George, Dominick Famiano, Michael Bailey, Jonathan O’Connell, and Connor Sandridge – won by pins. Two Republic wrestlers are still unbeaten on the season. George and O’Connell are returning state medalists. Senior

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Four Republic Athletes Commit to Colleges

Four Republic athletes will take their skills to the next level after committing to universities during a signing ceremony last week. Jonathan O’Connell will wrestle at Drury, Jade Kirby will play basketball at Evangel, and Megan Weis and Katie Anderson will join the softball team at Williams Baptist University. Katie

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Tiger Wrestlers Bring Home Lessons (and Medals) from State

Less than a week ago, Republic’s three state-qualifying wrestlers returned home from Columbia. In addition to the two medals they brought home, they also returned with lessons they learned from their experience. (See photo gallery of individual matches below. Photos by Jared Lankford.) For Jonathan O’Connell, his second-place state medal

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Repmo Wrestlers Still Alive at State

All three Republic wrestlers are still alive at the state tournament after the first day of competition. Two of them are in the winner’s bracket. Jonathan O’Connell and Wyatt George both won their opening matches in Columbia Thursday to advance to the second day. O’Connell (39-1) defeated Gavin Morawitz (29-14)

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Photos: Wrestling Districts

Three Tigers advanced to state wrestling at the district meet at Union Saturday. Here’s the photo gallery from the day. See the full album and order prints here.

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Tiger Trio Advances to State: O’Connell Wins District Title

Three Republic wrestlers punched their tickets to the state tournament Saturday with medal-winning performances at the district tournament in Union. Jonathan O’Connell captured his first district championship, defeating Caden Lorenz of Branson in the title match of the 138-pound division. Jonathan O’Connell, 1st (138) O’Connell had finished second in the

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