Yurie Heard of Pembroke Hill beat Ashley Dowden of Helias 2-0 to win the Class 1 individual title. Caroline Pozo of Lafayette Wildwood beat Mary Elliot Burger of St. Joseph’s Academy 2-0 to win the Class 2 title on Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.

On the doubles side, Katarina and Alex Rosenberger of Lindbergh won the Class 2 title and Jane King and Amelia Smith of Lindbergh are the Class 1 doubles champions, capping off a great weekend of tennis.

Jason West of MSHSAA recaps some of the highlights from the team tennis championships, plus previews this weekend’s Final Four in softball.

Class 1-Canton is back in the final four after a third place finish last year.
Class 2-Fatima goes for back to back championships. Portageville makes a return trip. They finished third last year.
Class 3-A whole new group of teams with previous state experience. Notre Dame-Cape Girardeau, Lafeyette-St. Joe, Warrenton and Helias Catholic
Class 4-Fox, Staley, Marquette and Joplin are all making first-time appearances.

The new football playoff format is now entering year four and after some resistance, some fans now like the new format.  Jason West explains the format as teams head into week 10/district play.