Cubs earning state respect

Friday, April 10, 2015

Monett baseball shoots up rankings

Monett Baseball Coach Michael Calhoun told his team that he does not care about any state rankings because the team still needs to live up to the expectations.

However, his opinion has fallen on the deaf ears of the pollsters at the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.

On Wednesday, the association released its first in-season poll of the year and the Cubs, with a record of 9-1, check in at No. 3 in Class 4, up two spots from their preseason ranking.

Monett's lone loss came against Billings on Saturday. The Wildcats checked in at No. 3 in Class 1.

Carl Junction is also receiving votes in the Class 4 rankings.

The complete rankings are as follows:

Class 1

1. Atlanta

2. New Franklin

3. Billings

4. Walnut Grove

5. Dadeville

6. Oran

7. Lakeland

8. Hurley

9. Santa Fe

10. Wellington-Napoleon

Others receiving votes: Pilot Grove, Sheldon and LaPlata.

Class 2

1. Valle Catholic

2. East Carter

3. Linn

4. Greenville

5. Bernie

6. Sturgeon

7. Chaffee

8. Norwood

9. Crane

10. Plato

Others receiving votes: Cooter, Lincoln, Gainesville, West Platte, Mid-Buchanan, Hartville, Canton, Marionville and St, Vincent.

Class 3

1. Forsyth

2. Fatima

3. Holden

4. Mountain Grove

5. Lutheran St. Charles

6. Stockton

7. Conway

8. Lamar

9. Palmyra

10. New Madrid County Central

Others receiving votes: Malden, Houston, Strafford, Dixon and Warsaw.

Class 4

1. Westminster Christian

2. Cape Notre Dame

3. Monett

4. Mexico

5. Logan-Rogersville

6. Helias Catholic

7. Boonville

8. Lutheran South

9. Savannah

10. Southern Boone

Others receiving votes: Carl Junction and Sullivan.

Class 5

1. Rock Bridge

2. Staley

3. Francis Howell

4. Raymore-Peculiar

5. Blue Springs South

6. Rockhurst

7. Holt

8. CBC

9. Oakville

10. Vianney

Others receiving votes: Parkway South, DeSmet, Fort Zumwalt West, Marquette, Kickapoo, Joplin and Neosho.

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