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Middle School Track Report

From head coach LTC Willis Kleinsorge:

“The Middle School participated in the much more difficult Mexico Relays Track Meet yesterday than the one they competed in on Monday, but our boys put forth a good effort once again, they just had more competition.  Two of the team members earned medals.  Most of them improved their times or distances!

TaJae Blue placed 4th in the Long Jump with a very good jump of 15 feet, 9.5 inches.  (The first place jumper had an amazing jump of 16′ 11.75″!)

Daniel Perez placed 4th in the High Jump with a two-inch improvement over his jump in the last meet, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.  There was a six way tie at this height, but he cleared the jump on his first attempt, so was placed above four of the other jumpers.  The best jump of the meet was 5 feet, 4 inches.

There were over a dozen schools participating and the best of each school competed, so we did quite well considering the odds.”

Priester to Grapple in Wrestling Championships

Missouri Military Academy junior Jacob Priester ’14, of Maumelle, Ark., offered a fantastic showing at this year’s Missouri Class 2 District 2 Wrestling Championship at St. Charles West High School.  Competing in the 195-pound weight class and seeded third, Jacob got off to a rough start Friday, losing by pin in the first round.  After receiving a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket, he went on to win his all three following matches by pin, earning  third place overall in the tournament.  Priester’s next match is Thursday at Mizzou Arena in the MSHSAA Class 2 Wrestling Championships, where he will square off against Devon Overall of Monett High School in his first match.

PHOTOS:  See more MMA wrestlers in action on Flickr

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Priester (left) is also a football captain and plays fullback for the MMA soccer team.

Norman, Ramos Lead Middle School Wrestling at Centralia

Congratulations to those Missouri Military Academy middle school wrestlers who recently posted fantastic results!  The Junior Fighting Colonels traveled to Centralia to take on other area squads in a tournament over the weekend. Top MMA finishers included Charlie Norman ’17 (2nd place) and Carlos Ramos ’17, Clayton Ebert ’17 and Pablo Garza ’19 (3rd place). Norman finished the day with three pins and Ramos recorded two pins. Ebert and newcomer Garza each had one pin on the day. Head coaches MAJ Richards Boyce and LT Edsel Baker added that the team represented MMA very well on the road. Way to go, middle school grapplers!

Sportsmanship Award is Latest Honor for Soccer Colonels

While the Missouri Military Academy varsity soccer Fighting Colonels may have come up short during this year’s postseason run, the team earned accolades for another type of performance on the field.

At its first annual banquet Saturday, January 5, members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA) awarded the 2012 Fighting Colonels the Team Sportsmanship Award after displaying outstanding examples of honorable and respectable play on the pitch.

MMA was one of four finalists for this year’s award, which is voted by high school soccer coaches from all around the state.  Canton High School, Duchesne High School, and Lutheran South High School were also nominated.  The finalists receive votes by member schools from all member schools from Missouri Classes 1, 2, and 3.

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The 2012 squad presented the award to the school, accepted by Academy president Mr. Charles A. “Tony” McGeorge.

Head coach CPT Eric Reynolds says he received numerous compliments about his players from a number of coaches at the banquet.

When receiving the award, Reynolds said Chris Miller, head coach of Colonels’ district rival Southern Boone approached him and said, “I faced this team three times this season and I have seen them win with dignity, lose with dignity, and treat their opponents with the utmost respect every time they set foot on the pitch regardless of the outcome. MMA’s soccer program is a class act and stands out more than any team in the state.”

Fatima head coach Kirby Keith added, “[the] boys have done an amazing job turning around the soccer program at MMA. They are very deserving of this award and represent everything the sport of soccer is about. Please congratulate them on my behalf.”

The honor is just the latest public recognition of MMA soccer players.  Last month, the MSHSSCA named seniors Jose Garcia ’13 and Jesus Gonzalez ’13 as honorable mentions to the Missouri Class 1 All-State team.

Seven Fighting Football Colonels Earn Academic All-State Award

Seven Missouri Military Academy Fighting Colonels football players were recognized this week for being named to Missouri’s All-Academic Team.  Just under 2,000 Missouri football players won awards for their performance on the athletic field. Only 300 earned the Academic All-State Award – with seven being MMA Fighting Colonels.  Congratulations!

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Academic All-State Award winners include (pictured left to right):

Front row:  Aubrey Davidson ’14, Guangning Wei ’15, Paul Petit ’14

Middle row:  Nick Mabbs ’14, Jesus Herrera ’14, Blake Bibles ’13, Jacob Priester ’14

Back row:  Assistant coach CPT John Noel, head coach LT Marc Wilson