Ismael Serratos Named to Top XI at Nationals

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A very big congratulations is in order for Ismael Serratos. Ismael was named to the 2013 USYS National Championships Best 11 team. Ismael was a handful all week and scored 2 impressive goals in the final game. Ismael will be heading to Neosho County Community College this fall to continue his playing form. A complete […]

Serratos and Strunk Sign With Neosho County CC

Ismael Serratos and Aaron Strunk, Neosho County Panthers soccer

The Neosho County Panthers have announced the signing of a pair of Southwest Missouri players. Ismael Serratos of Carthage and Aaron Strunk from Kickapoo are a pair of forwards that also play together for Springfield SC, winning State Cup as U16′s and reaching the Midwest Regional semifinals in 2011. They join Griffin Locke of Joplin […]

Southwest Class 2 All-Region Soccer Honors

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The Southwest Missouri All-Region team for Class 1 has been announced. The Region includes Districts 9, 10, 11 and 12 encompassing  18 teams.  Voting is done by the Coaches. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA). The Carthage Tigers represented the […]

The Carthage Tigers

2012 Carthage District Champions

There were two teams from Southwest Missouri who reached the Final 4 this year. The now two-time State Champion Springfield Catholic squad (congrats!) in Class 1 and the Carthage Tigers, who lost 2-1 to the St Dominic Crusaders in the Class 2 Final. From the day I began following the game in Southwest Missouri, in […]

Who is the Ozark’s Top Boys Soccer Player

I guess I could put up a photo to go with this story but that might tip my hand. Suffice it to say that my choice isn’t the same as the early leader. If the boys at O Zone are going to troll for traffic this way, might as well ensure there is as large […]

COC Soccer All-Conference Honors

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The Central Ozark Conference Coaches have released their All-Conference list for 2011. 31 players from 8 teams. FIRST TEAM JAXN ROGERS, WILLARD ROBERT NEATHERY, NIXA LUKE MOORE, NIXA DRAKE TREASE, NIXA COREY CANN, NIXA LUDIN GONZALES, CARTHAGE MISAEL MATURINO, CARTHAGE ISMAEL SERRATOS, CARTHAGE ROBBIE OSLICA, OZARK JACOB NEIDIG, OZARK LUIS VARGAS, NEOSHO SECOND TEAM AARON […]

Region 2 Tournament – Springfield Wins Again!

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Here are updates from today’s group stages. Teams are playing their second of three games and I offer thoughts on their opportunity to advance. U18 Girls St. Louis Scott Gallagher – 1 Cleveland FC (OH North) – 0 A late first half goal by Jessica Kelley gave Emily Cline, Shelby Hatz and their teammates their […]