Category: Represent

Independence Day

The New Covenant Academy Chorus performs the Star-Spangled Banner at homecoming, October 2009.

Happy Fourth of July

The Kitchen 5v5 Tourney Returns, Register Now

The 2nd Annual 5v5 Soccer Tournament to benefit The Kitchen Medical Clinic is now scheduled. Created by a group of Springfield Catholic graduates, they invite you to join them in the event that delivers 100% of the registration money to the non-profit clinic.

The Facebook Event

When: Friday August 7th
Middle School (Rising 6th-8th grade)
High School (Rising freshmen –seniors)
Adult (18+)

Register your team by Friday July 26. Each team must pay a $50 registration fee. Registration Link

All proceeds benefit The Kitchen Medical Clinic. The Kitchen Clinic provides services with the support and cooperation of the professional health care community and the dedicated services of hundreds of volunteers. Services are provided through grants, cash donations, generous contributions of medical supplies, over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs.

Drury Panther seniors - Peterson, Collins, Palmer

Danny Collins Feature

Drury Panther seniors - Peterson, Collins, Palmer
Drury Panther seniors – Peterson, Collins, Palmer
A nice story on Glendale Falcons and Drury Panther’s alum Danny Collins who is completing his studies at Drury this Summer. He’s receiving his Masters in Architecture this month and an MBA in August.

He is a senior at Drury graduating with a master’s degree in architecture in May and a master’s degree in business administration in August.

To his friends, Collins might be considered an overachiever. But to Collins, his success is merely about hard work. In addition to graduating with two master’s degrees, he starred on the Drury soccer team from 2007-2010.

In October of his senior year, I talked to Danny along with his two teammates Adam Peterson and Alex Palmer (pictured on either side of him) about their experience playing for college soccer in their hometown (Peterson and Palmer are Kickapoo grads). I’ve included the video below.

Former Zizzer Takes Helm at Presentation College

Good news from the Eastern front as West Plains Zizzers alumni Jacob Plocher has been hired as Head Women’s soccer coach at D3 Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD. Plocher was a 3-year Varsity Letter Winner at West Plains High School (2001-2003). He was named 2nd Team All-District Midfielder in in 2003. That’s a photo of Jacob as a senior above, I had to do it. He graduated from WPHS in May 2004. You can read more about the hard work he’s put in to reaching this goal at

Here’s the press release from Presentation College where he begins his new role today.

Coach Plocher comes to PC having been the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Kansas Wesleyan University. His job duties included recruiting student athletes, organizing tactical training sessions and strategizing game plans with Head Coach Mike Dibbini, who believes that experience will serve him well. “Jake is a go getter and a team player. He has the experience to recruit, retain, and get results. I am excited to see this young man flourish. I wish him the best of luck.”

Presentation College will be moving to NAIA next year and Coach Plocher can be contacted at

Congratulations as well to Head Coach Nick Schmidt, who continues to build a soccer tradition in Howell County, including alumni coaching at the Marshall Owls and Jessica Brixey Bell at Liberty Mt View Eagles.

Gehrig Haberstock, Waynesville (2011)

Gehrig Haberstock Named to All-Region 2nd Team at Harding

Gehrig Haberstock, Waynesville (2011)
Gehrig Haberstock, Waynesville (2011)
Harding men’s soccer had three players named Daktronics All-Central Region on Tuesday. Senior Rhon Royer was a 1st Team defender, and senior midfielder Jackson Savage and sophomore defender Gehrig Haberstock were named to the 2nd Team.

Haberstock, who hails from Waynesville, Mo., started 13 games this season. As a freshman, he started 18 games while playing 1,500 minutes (4th on the team). He assisted on Harding’s lone goal vs. Northeastern State (9/3/2011).

A 2011 graduate of Wanesville, he was a two-time team captain, two-time All-Region, three-time All-District and All-Conference and 2009 District Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He played for Springfield SC as a sweeper.

Royer started all 17 games for the Bisons in 2012, and played all but three minutes of the season. He scored one goal on a penalty kick against Fort Hays State. He played 60 games in his Bison career with four goals and one assist.

Savage, a native of Coppell, Texas, started all 17 games and had three goals and three assists.