Friday, January 22, 2010

East defeats Webb City 43-24

Charlie Brown scored 22 points, including 20 in the first half as the East Middle School eighth grade basketball team breezed past Webb City 43-24 tonight.

East scored the first five points of the game on a Dillon McVay three-pointer and a C. Brown jumper and had a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

During the second period, East outscored the visitors 17-10, with C. Brown drawing nothing but net on shot after shot.

The pace of the game slowed during the third quarter with both teams scoring four points, East's coming a C. Brown jumper to open the period and then a Chase Hall two-pointer.

The pace picked up against in the final six minutes. East opened the scoring with McVay finding Hall in the lane for two. After that, it was the Quantal Brown show. Brown missed by only two rebounds recording a double-double scoring 11 points, all in the second half and grabbing eight rebounds.

Points- C. Brown 22, Q. Brown 11, Hall 7, McVay 3; Rebounds- Q. Brown 8, Hall 4, C. Brown 3, McVay 1; Assists- Eli Taylor 5, Q. Brown 3, McVay 2, C. Brown 1, Hall 1; Steals- Hall 1, C. Brown 1; Blocks- Hall 2, C. Brown 1; Three-Pointers- C. Brown 2, McVay 1, Q. Brown 1

East scores five in a row to open fourth

East scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to secure its biggest lead, 37-18 with 3:26 left.

Chase Hall scored the first basket of the period from a Dillon McVay assist, followed by a Qunatal Brown three-pointer from a Charlie Brown assist.

Third quarter goes slowly for both teams

Only eight points were scored in the third quarter as East maintained its 14-point halftime advantage at 32-18. Charlie Brown added a basket to increase his total to 22 points. Chase Hall also had two.

East leads 26-14 at halftime

Charlie Brown ended up the first half in much the same way as he started it- hitting but nothing but net.

Brown scored 20 points, including a pair of three-pointers as East grabbed a 26-14 halftime lead. Also scoring for East in the first half were Dillon McVay with three points and Chase Hall with three.

East 8th leads 15-8 at end of first quarter

In order for the good shooters to get their points, someone has to get them the ball and during the firet few moments of tonight's East Middle School Eighth Grade game with Webb City, the man serving up the assists has been Quantal Brown.

Brown had three assists in the first quarter, which just ended with East holding a 15-8 advantage. After Dillon McVay scored the opening basket from an Eli Taylor assist, Taylor picked up assists on three Charlie Brown baskets.

Poling, Hardee pace East 8th B past Webb City

Malachai Poling and Tyson Hardee combined for 22 points as the East Middle School Eighth Grade B team downed Webb City 40-32 tonight.

The East squad jumped to an early lead and never looked back, leading 28-14 at halftime.

SCORING- Poling 12, Hardee 10, Jonathan Ponce 6, Terrell Gilmore 6, Trevor Walker 6

East B leads 40-26 in fourth quarter

East 8th B leads 32-22 after three quarters

The East Middle School eighth grade B team led Webb City 32-22 after three quarters and has extended the advantage to 15, 39-24 with 3:23 left.

Video of today's EMS Pep Rally

Gilmore ends Webb City run

A 15-footer by Terrell Gilmore ended an 8-2 Webb City run that saw the visitors trim East's lead to 22-14 in the eighth grade B game.

Gilmore just made it two in a row with a steal and layup to build the lead to 26-14 with 32.7 seconds left in the first half.

A nice spin move in the lane and banker by Tyson Hardee enabled East to finish a 6-0 run before the half, which ended with East leading Webb City 28-14.

First half scoring- Trevor Walker 6, Tyson Hardee 8, Malachai Poling 4, Oswaldo Gomez, Jonathan Ponce 4, Terrell Gilmore 6, Spencer Layne, Bryan James, Sam Belnap

Live blogging from East/Webb City 8th B game

Joplin East 8th Grade B has jumped to a 16-6 lead over Webb City early in the second quarter.

The games are being played in a divided gym tonight with the seventh grade B game taking place on the other side of the barrier as this is being written.

The crowed has already filled in on both sides.

The eighth grade A game has been anxiously anticipated all week, coming on the heels of wins Tuesday and Thursday.

Pep rally held for basketball, wrestling

Photos by DREW COX

A pep rally for basketball and wrestling season was held seventh hour today in the East Middle School Gymnasium.
The rally was the second during the 2009-2010 school year. The first was held during the football and volleyball seasons.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seventh graders enjoyee snow days

Staff Writer

East Middle School students were out of school Jan. 7 and 8 due to the weather. Some students offered their thoughts about snow days.
Lots of people love having no school. , including someone from North Middle School.
“I love having no school it’s cold and you don’t have to get up early.” seventh grader Karin Hoffman said.
“No school is awesome ;you get to sleep in.” seventh grader Ronnie Herron added.
“I like snow days. I like not having school and I like playing in the snow.” seventh grader Valerie Royer said.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's a boy!

Ms. Lara Stamper, had a baby boy Tuesday night.

The boy has been named Wyatt. He weighed nine pounds, five ounces, and was 22 mm. long.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No baby yet. Stamper says "it's progressing"

The baby watch is on for Ms. Lara Stamper, science and drama teacher, who is due any moment.

"It's progressing," Ms. Stamper told Ms. Joyce Wall in a text message earlier this evening.

"It's moving down. I feel fine, though. I'm tough."

More updates will be provided as soon as we have any news.

Marshal Dillon guns down Wildcats, East wins 41-25

Dillon McVey drew nothing but net on four three-pointers as the East Middle School eighth grade squad defeated Cassville 41-25 in a game that ended moments ago. McVey led all scorers with 16 points.

Marshal Dillon had plenty of help in shooting down the visitors. Quantal Brown added 10 points, Chase Hall eight, and Eli Taylor seven.

Brown put the punctuation on the game, with a steal and layup to provide East's final points.

East grabbed an early lead courtesy of a McVay three-pointer and a Brown basket, set up by an assist from Hall. East led 9-4 after one quarter.

Each team scored four points in the second quarter, then a torrent of three-pointers, two from McVey and a banker from Eli Taylor enabled East to pull away from the visitors in the third period, which ended with the locals leading 28-14.

The fourth quarter began with Brown snaring an offensive rebound and nailing the putback to build East's lead to 16 points. After a Cassville free throw, McVay hit a layup from a Terrell Gilmore assist. Brown scored four of the last seven points, sandwiching his baskets around McVay's final three-pointer.

Cassville enters land of the tall, tall threes, East blows open game

For Cassville, the third quarter of tonight's eighth grade basketball game at East Middle School was a journey into the tall, tall threes.

Downtown Dillon McVey scorched the Wildcats for a pair of long range missiles and Eli Taylor banked in another as East outscored the visitors 15-6 to take a 28-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

East leads 13-8 at halftime of eighth grade game

East is holding a five-point advantage, 13-8, in the eighth grade game against Cassville in the EMS gymnasium.

East jumped to a 9-4 lead after one quarter and both teams scored four points in the second period. East's points came courtesy of baskets by Chase Hall and Eli Taylor, with Dillon McVay assisting on Taylor's basket.

Scoring at halftime for East- Quantal Brown 4, Dillon McVay 3, Eli Taylor 2, Chase Hall 4.

Downtown Dillon gives East early lead in eighth grade game

A three-pointer by Dillon McVay and a basket by Quantal Brown from a Chase Hall assist gave East a quick 5-0 lead en route to a 9-4 first quarter advantage over the visiting Cassville Wildcats in the eighth grade game.

East also had a steal and layup by Terrell Gilmore and a Hall basket from a McVay assist.

Final score: East 28, Cassville 23

Points- Tameric Branham 12, Ricardo Coombs 4, Jace Brakes 7, Delshawn Garth 3, DeVaughn Simmons 2

Time out doesn't do Cassville any good: 26-20 after three quarters

The timeout did not do Cassville any good as East scored the next basket, then forced a turnover with its full court pressure. A Tameric Branham steal did not result in an East basket, but Cassville quickly turned the ball over again.

Cassville broke the scoring drought with 1:16 left in the quarter to trim the lead to 25-18.

It looks like I may have counted out Cassville too soon. The Wildcats just hit a 15-footer to make it a five-point game.

On an in-bounds pass, DeVaughn Simmons hit Branham cutting across the baseline. He missed the shot, but was hammered and converted one of two free throws. East leads 26-20 with 19 seconds left.

East leads 26-20 after three quarters.

East reels off first six points in third quarter

Coach Mike Wallace's EMS seventh grade team appears to be on the verge of breaking away from Cassville at the beginning of the third quarter.

The Eagles scored the first six points of the quarter, forcing Cassville to call for a timeout iwth 2:57 left. East leads 23-16.

East leads Cassville 17-16 at halftime

Halftime score- East 17, Cassville 16.
East took an 8-4 lead after the opening quarter with Tameric Branham scoring six points. Jace Brakes had five points in the second period.

The third quarter is about to start.

Video from seventh grade game provided

The East Middle School seventh grade basketball team leads Cassville 6-4 at the end of the first quarter.

Baby shower held for Ms. Stamper

Staff Writer

A baby shower was held Friday, January 15, in the East Middle School Library for Ms. Lara Stamper, who is expecting her third child later this month.

Ms. Stamper teaches science and drama.

Live blogging EMS-Cassville basketball

This is our second attempt to live blog an East Middle School basketball game and the first time for the boys.

East is playing host to Cassville tonight and the game is just about to begin. The Wildcats won the tip, but turned the ball over.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

First-ever EMS Academic All-Stars recognized

The first-ever East Middle School Academic All-Stars were recognized during ceremonies held Nov. 19 in the T. Frank Coulter Auditorium at Joplin High School.

Students make the all-stars through high scores on the annual MAP tests.

Those who qualified were:

Sixth Grade- Damian Abrams, Madison Aiken, Faith Allen, Triston Armer, Gabriel Arnold, Meggi Augustofsky, Taran Augustofsky, Jaylon Baert, Maggie Baker, Natal Bay, Megan Belnap, Anna Blue, Kayla Brockitt, Racheal Burns, Jonah Caldwell, Mercedes Cardenas, Harrison Carpenter, Jade Carter, Cody Cholley, Darin Clark, Makayla Clarke, Elijah Cornman, Isabella Corp, Michael Crouch, Ryen Downing, Ethan Fannan, Madeline Fichtner, Dantee Figueroa, Mason Finnell, Willow Frazier Crow, Ethan Fredricks, Edward Garcia Jr., Jonah Garcia, Johnathan Gardner, Christoph Geier, Donovan Graham, Courtney Green, Keisha Grunden, Mackenzie Gunderson, Zachary Hall, Colton Harbin, Jeromiah Henderson, Megan Hickey, Ethan Holz, Destiny Horine, Kylie Howerton, Caitlyn Hubbard, Serena Hunt, Jarrod Jones, Tristan Kelley, Abigael Killinger, Amy Koch, Ethan Kraner, Darius Lewis, Shyann Long, Elimo Lounis, Cara Marshall, Addison McAnally, Madison Meinhardt, Christian Montgomery, Kaley Moser, Stella Ndauwa, Jared Neal, Madison Nelson, Eli Newberry, Jennifer Nguyen, Dakota Osborn, Michael Pearson, Aaron Perkins, Zachary Phillips, April Pickett, Devin Puckett, Joshua Quinn, Abigail Randall, Faith Reynolds, Callah Riff, Molly Ritter, Kenan Robinson, Sabrina Ruckman, Alexa Ruddick, Miranda Sanders, Bryce Schwarting, Jakob Simrell, William Sinclair, Jonathan Sparlin, Aiden Stahl, Blake Stearnes, Casey Stewart, Austen Still Annie Strickling, Jamie Sullivan, Donna Tomlinson, David Triplett, James Tupper, Tyler Viles, Breanna Wallace, Madeline Webber, Karey Weber, Shelby Welton, Logan Whitehead, James Willerton, Casandra Williams

Seventh Grade- Blake Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Bonnie Ardrey, Grant August, Cameron Ball, Corey Ball, Dakota Ballard, Whitney Bass, Hailey Benge, Trey Black, Adrianna Bland, Hunter Blanton, Evan Blue, Jordan Bond, Jayson Brockitt, Payton Burkhart, Chelcee Burton, Alonzo Byers, Reed Campbell, Manuel Cardoza, Alyx Colson, Frankie Connett, Trevor Conrad, Zachariah Consier, Taylor Corp, Ethan Crider, Paige Earl, Jonah Ellman, Happy Ernest, Lynsey Fichtner, Savanah Fields, Zachary Figueroa, Delshaun Garth, Alexis Gifford, Shelby Goff, Ashlie Green, Austin Green, Alexander Guenzel, Nalynn Gurlee, Aleah Hardee, Braden Hardiman, Tess Harmon, Emily Hart, Veronica Herron, Gregory High, Karin Hoffman, Hannah Huffman, Riley Ingram, Preston Inmon, Colt Jackson, Megan Jacobs, Jordan Jensen, Cannon Jones, Matthew Jones, Tieshia Jones, Austin Lewis, Melissa Lopez, Harrison Marshall, Jeremiah Martin, Madelynn Martin, Anna McCann, Sadie McCash, Tori Merriam, Miranda Murphy, Kyle Nations, Trace Neidholdt, Ashton Parker, Levi Puckett, Corina Rodgers, Megan Rowe, Valerie Royer, Zane Sanchez, Maricela Santillan, Jennifer Schulze, Sarina Shofner, Rickelle Stafford, Kyle Stephens, Quenton Stone, Angeli Suskey, Avery Tanner, Anna Tillman, Kalli VanLoon, Tyree Walker, Erica Ward, Alyvia Warstler, Alec Welch, Hanna West, Azia Wheatley, Adam White, Denton Williams, Mitchell Woods, Corinne Worley, Thedore Wright, Zhenjia Yuan, Jesus Zuniga

Eighth Grade- Jonah Allen, Tiffanie Allender, Desirae Anaya, Omar Arreola, Mason Atwood, Samuel Belnap, Joceline Bogarin, Lasie Branch, Kenneth Braun, Charlie Brown, Joseph Brown, Kira Bunch, Alexander Burns, Brendyn Burns, Jaytrick Carlos, Preston Carpenter, Easton Carver, India Coleman, Jaired Collins, Drew Cox, Leigh Ann Craig, Khristoph Dailey, Kyrsten Damrill, Skylar Dettler, Heather Devore, Shelbie DeWitt, Abigail Dial, Matthew Diehl, Katelyn Earl, Joshua Edwards, Monica Endicott, Montana Fogarty, Jordyn Ganes, Christina Garcia, Johnathan Gibson, Terrell Gilmore, Oswaldo Gomez, Kaci Gowen, Kyle Gradwohl, Khaled Graham, Celeste Graves, Bailey Hale, Chase Hall, Tyson Hardee, Cayley Hardison, Chandlar Hendrix, Stesha Hiebert, Caleb Hoffman, Wesley Hooks, Courtney Huggins, Brittnie Hunter, Kelsey Johnson, Brian Jones, Keaton Jones, Samantha Kliem, Spencer Layne, Jawni Lemmons, Jamie Lovell, Brandon Marney, Chanci McGowen, Dillon McVay, Bethany Meehl, Emily Merritt, Aaron Morrison, Jordaan Nelson, Luke Nelson, Ian O'Flaherty, Christina Ochoa, Jordan Otter, Alexandra Oviedo, Taryn Parker, Samantha Patrick, Brittany Patterson, Jake Patterson, Amara Pendergraft, Dakota Pilgrim, Malachi Poling, Jonathan Ponce, Gannon Purdy, Kahla Quinn, Tiffini Reding, Kymbre Resler, Abagail Reynolds, Katelyn Rhodes, Miranda Richardson, Mikayela Richey, Rochelle Ricketts, Kenya Schmidt, Mackenzie Shamblin, Marissa Shofner, Jasmine Simpson, Moses Soto, Devon Stahl, Tony Steppe, Amber Swager, Joseph Tate, Stephen Tatum, Justin Thomas, Kiley Thompson, Jessica Turner, Zachary VanLoon, Michael VanSlyke, Brooklyn Vickers, Nicole Walker, Blair Wallace, Megan Walls, Justice Ward, Rexanna Warden, Martianna Westfall, Alexis White, Elizabeth Wilcox, Lindsay Wilson, Logan Younger, Laela Zaidi

EMS vocal concert online at Jet 14 On Demand

The Dec. 17 East Middle School Winter Concert can be seen in its entirety on Jet 14 On Demand.