Area athletes playing at the next level

Here is a list of the just graduated area athletes (that I know of) that have committed to playing their sport in college.


AJ Goss- Indian Hills CC (soccer)                                                             

Alex Melendez- SBU (soccer)                                                                 

Laurel Perry- Dallas Baptist (cross country)     

Colby Sutton- SBU (track)

Christian Powell-Webster (basketball)

Seth Wood-Central College (IA) (basketball)

Chad Reusch- C of O (baseball)

Matt Baker-OK Baptist (football)

Ashley Forrest- C of O (basketball) Continue reading “Area athletes playing at the next level”

All-Star Game tonight

One last chance to catch some recently graduated football players in action will take place tonight in Springfield with the playing of the annual Grin Iron Classic.

Nick Haddock and Colton Pomeroy will take part representing Reeds Spring.  Haddock, the reigning Perry Phillips Insurance Player of the Year, is set to attend William Penn University.  He is best known for the numbers he put up as a quarterback for the Wolves but also played outside linebacker and that is the position he will line-up at tonight.  Colton Pomeroy, perhaps the most feared defender in the area, will also play one of the outside linebacker sports for the East squad tonight.

Also representing the area will be Branson’s Matt Baker.  Baker is listed as an offensive lineman on the East Roster.  He will attend Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, OK. He was the Pirates defensive player of the year and is listed as a DE on the Bisons website.

The game will kick off at 7:30 at JFK Stadium in Springfield.

Some Moments to remember…

In an earlier story I wrote about some of the area team accomplishments for this past school year… Now I am going to look back at a few of the special moments:

Reeds Spring Football- Hard not to remember the tough 2.5 minutes at Bolivar.  For the whole night it looked like the Wolves were about to end the Liberator domination only to have in come crashing down in a blitzkrieg of offense from the Libs.  But instead of dwelling on that I choose to remember the Cassville game; The goal line stand and just as important the ensuing methodical offensive drive that took time off the clock. Continue reading “Some Moments to remember…”

Wolves make noise at State…

For the first time in school history the Reeds Spring Wolves track team finished on the podium as a team at the state track meet in Jefferson City . The Wolves claimed third place in Class 3.
Led by their strong sprinters the Wolves got points from nearly everyone that qualified for the Championships. Korey Robinette and Ransom Allphin each qualified in four events and each brought home four medals.
Robinette finished second on the 200m and third in the 100m
Allphin won the bronze in the 300m hurdles
Both were part of the 4 x 100m relay state champs and the 4 x 200m relay team that finished third. Allphin anchored the 4 X 400m relay team to a third place finish. Continue reading “Wolves make noise at State…”

Weather delays but Wolves in good shape.

The weather is causing some problems at the State Track Meet in Jefferson City. But despite the conditions the Reeds Spring Wolves are still in good shape..
Korey Robinette has qualified for the finals in the 100m dash but the 200m has been made a timed final that will take place tomorrow.
Ransom Allphin successfully qualified for the finals in the 300m hurdles.
Both relay teams that competed today, the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m teams are through to the finals, while the 4 x 400m event will be a timed final tomorrow afternoon.

Track Athletes Continue…

While most area graduations have already taken place and underclassmen are out for the summer, the track season is still going strong for a few area athletes.

Reeds Spring continues to garner attention, as the Wolves claimed the team sectional championship Saturday at Eldon. They will send a strong group to the State meet this week with hopes of bringing home the schools first State Championship. Korey Robinette and Ransom Alphin led the way as they each qualied in three events.
Qualifiers include: Korey Robinette Champion in the 100m and 200m
Ransom Alphin Champion in the 300m hurdles
Darrin Rathburn 3rd in shot put
4 X 100m Relay Champions
4 x 200m Relay Champions
4 x 400m Relay Champions Continue reading “Track Athletes Continue…”

A Banner Year…

With Forsyth falling short in the District Baseball Championship game the broadcast schedule for 2015-2016 has come to an end. Still some track going on and hopefully some medals to be won but as far as sports broadcasts the curtain has closed.
What a year it was. Reeds Spring continued their success on the football field. Again, winning ten games and advancing to the district championship game before falling to Aurora. An incredible group graduated last night and Coach Lance Gosch will have some holes to fill, but, no doubt the young Wolves are excited for a chance to show what they can do. Continue reading “A Banner Year…”


Rain and District baseball; It seems to be a mix that we get over and over. No doubt some years are worse than others. After a total washout, yesterday, we sit and wait on decisions on whether or not to play today.
Not much that can really be done. It is the time of year where rain is prevalent and a sport that cant be played with too much of the wet stuff. Continue reading “Rain…Rain…Rain”

Time to move on for a Special Wolf…

It should not come as a surprise that my first post on this new venture would have something to do with Reeds Spring Football. But, it is not the kind of post that many would expect.

I want to use this initial post to pay tribute to a very “special” Wolf. This is a guy that has left an impression on me, and the school, that will last for years to come. In talking with a Reeds Spring supporter, I made the comment that: “There has never been a player that played so little, that I will remember so much.” The pure excitement and joy that this guy shows is magnetic. He draws you to him. Continue reading “Time to move on for a Special Wolf…”