Pitt State football names 2022 captains

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State football has named its captains for the 2022 season.

The Gorillas have picked eight players as captains for the fall, including five who played at local high schools.

WR Elijah Harris (Pittsburg HS)

OL Kory Woodruff (Sioux City West HS)

WR Bryce Murphy (Neosho HS)

LB PJ Sarwinski (Galena HS)

LB Morgan Selemaea (Harrisonville HS)

S Brandon Mlekus (Frontenac HS)

DL Zeke Wall (Carl Junction HS)

OL Trase Jeffries (Broken Arrow HS)

The Gorillas are scheduled to open the regular season on September 1st, at home against the University of Central Missouri.


Neosho tops Pembroke Hill to earn first district tournament win since 2017

WATCH: Neosho hangs on to beat Pembroke Hill 9-7 in the class 5 district 7 quarterfinals. It’s the Wildcats first district tournament win since 2017. Neosho advances to the semifinals and will face Webb City on Monday at 4pm.


Waters, Vasquez sign at Neosho High School

NEOSHO, Mo. – (WATCH) K’Dyn Waters (North Arkansas basketball) and Yeison Vasquez (Crowder soccer) sign Monday afternoon to continue their careers in college.

Waters was a 1st team All-COC selection and an All-State player for the Wildcats last winter.

“It’s a rush of emotions for sure, but definitely excitement,” Waters says, “This is what I’ve been playing basketball for since I was young…to finally get the chance to sign my name and play college basketball. My plan is to stay there for a year or two and then hopefully move on to play at a four-year school. My goal is just to get better.”

“I’m actually excited and a kind of nervous for a new journey, but I’m ready for it,” Vasquez says, “Even though I will be a freshman, I want to be able to start as well. That’s kind of my goal going into college.”

In addition to Waters and Vasquez signing to play sports in college, Neosho’s Eric Renner signed Monday to join the Oklahoma State marching band.


Helm shines, McDonald County rolls by Neosho

WATCH: McDonald County rolls by Neosho on Saturday 12-2. Levi Helm homers twice. He also picks up the win on the mound, pitching five innings and striking out nine batters.


Joplin opens league play with huge shutout win over Neosho

WATCH: Joplin shuts out Neosho 16-0 in their COC league opener on Thursday. The Eagles plate eight runs in the third inning and six in the fourth.

Joplin tallies wins over McDonald County and Neosho this week to improve to 4-5.


Roets drops 26, #6 Webb City hangs on to beat #9 Neosho

WATCH: #6 Webb City hangs on to beat #9 Neosho in COC contest on Tuesday. Trey Roets drops a game-high 26 points. Dante Washington and Max Higginbotham add 16 points each.


Webb City tops Neosho in conference matchup

WATCH: Webb City tops Neosho 48-40 on Monday night. Freshman Sami Mancini leads the Cardinals with a double-double (15 points and 12 rebounds). Mia Robbins adds nine.

For Neosho, Karlee Ellick drops a game-high 21 points while adding 14 boards.


#6 Carl Junction cruises by Neosho for 4th straight win

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – (WATCH) Carl Junction tops Neosho 53-28 Monday night for their 4th straight win.

The Bulldogs are now 15-5 on the season, ranked #6 in the state in Class 5.


Lafayette tops Neosho; Wildcats take 4th in Holiday Classic

NEOSHO, Mo. – (WATCH) Lafayette tops Neosho 51-27 Thursday afternoon to finish 3rd in the Neosho Holiday Classic. The tournament-host Wildcats finish 4th.

Talicia Byrd leads the Fighting Irish with 13 points, while Honor Mannings adds 10 points.

Beclynn Garrett leads Neosho with 12 points, while Maelynn Garrett adds 8 points and 5 rebounds.


Neosho rallies to top Huntsville, advance to Holiday Classic championship

NEOSHO, Mo. – (WATCH) Neosho outscores Huntsville 24-0 in the 4th quarter Wednesday, beating the Eagles 62-44 in the Neosho Holiday Classic semifinals.

K’dyn Waters scores a game-high 21 points for the Wildcats, while Brock Franklin (12 pts) and Carter Fenske (11 pts) also score in double figures for Neosho.

Neosho will face McDonald County in the Neosho Holiday Classic black bracket championship Thursday night at 6:30 PM.