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Posted On: 10/5/21 12:59 PM

Reigning Class 4 champion Willard is back at it again this year despite losing two power hitters. At this point, Class 4 is Willard’s to lose but come playoffs, anything is possible. Willard and Carl Junction locked up for a 5 set state quarterfinal last year, and the potential matchup could happen again this year.

 

1. Willard 16-3

Key wins: Carl Junction 3-1, Webb City 3-0

Key losses: Lebanon 1-3, Nixa 0-3, Helias 1-2

Key player: Paige Gayer Paige Gayer 5'6" | S Willard | 2022 State MO (2022) 414 assists and 123 digs

Key upcoming opponent: Logan-Rogersville

 

2. Carl Junction 17-5

Key wins: Bentonville West, AR 2-0

Key losses: Kickapoo twice, Nixa, Willard, Logan Rogersville

Key player: Logan Jones Logan Jones 5'10" | S Carl Junction | 2023 State MO (2023) 646 assists and 118 digs

Key upcoming opponent: Webb City

 

3. St. Pius X KC 13-2-2

Key wins: Pembroke Hill 3-2, Platte County 3-1

Key losses: Platte County 0-2, St Teresa’s Academy 0-3

Key player: Nina Mange (2022) 452 assists

Key upcoming opponent: Cameron

 

4. Nerinx Hall 11-7-2

Key win: St. Pius X (Festus)

Key losses: Marquette 0-2, Eureka 0-2, Lindbergh 2-3

Key player: Ella Gaona (2023) 364 digs

Key upcoming opponent: Ursuline

 

5. Windsor 16-1-3

Key win:  St.

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