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Examiner
  • Falcons knock off Cardinals on road

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  • The Van Horn boys soccer team has one of its more rewarding wins of the season.
    Marcos Coronado scored an unassisted goal and Avi Lopez assisted on Coronado’s goal off a corner kick as the Falcons upset host Raytown South 2-0 Tuesday.
    “It was our best game of the season,” Van Horn coach Greg Millick said after his team improved to 5-8-1 overall.
    Blair Fink posted the shutout as Van Horn snapped a six-game losing streak.
    GRAIN VALLEY 5, CAMERON 2: Michael Pellham scored three goals and Alex Thiessen and Antonio Zamora added a goal each to lead host Grain Valley to the non-conference victory Tuesday.
    The Eagles wore pink uniforms to help raise breast cancer awareness and raised more than $200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as they improved to 11-2 overall.
    Grain Valley notched a 4-1 junior varsity victory.
    On Monday, Grain Valley used three first-half goals to defeat visiting Oak Grove 3-0 and remain undefeated in the Missouri River Valley Conference West at 5-0.
    William Copenhaver scored an unassisted goal and Jacob Weingartner and Thiessen added goals for the Eagles. Goalkeeper David Mullen recorded the shutout.
    LIBERTY 7, FORT OSAGE 1: Fort Osage coach Andrew Fletcher quickly summed up Tuesday’s home loss to Liberty.
    “They were better than us today,” he said as Fort Osage fell to 9-4. “We got some younger kids some experience.”
    Brennan Peters scored the lone Fort Osage goal. Liberty led 3-0 at halftime and never looked back.
    Liberty was a 3-0 junior varsity winner.
    WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1, BELTON 0: Josue Najera’s unassisted goal in the 66th minute gave the visiting Bears (5-6, 1-4) the Suburban Middle Seven victory.
    “The boys came out very focused and created opportunities as the game progressed,” Chrisman coach John Straub said.
    The junior varsity teams tied 2-2.
    BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3, LEE’S SUMMIT 2: It took two overtimes and a shootout before South could enjoy a tense Suburban Big Six victory Monday night over the visiting Tigers.
    Brett Hill and Ryan Courtner assisted on goals by Jake Ingram and Bryce Childers in the opening 16 minutes for the Jaguars, who improved to 9-4-1 and 4-1.
    “The kids played a heck of a game,” South coach Jon Grice said. “The two early goals helped. We made a couple of mistakes that led to their goals. Keeper Nick Schafer blocked two shots in the shootout. It was a great conference win.”
    Page 2 of 2 - LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 4, TRUMAN 0: Cody Hoffman scored three goals, including one on a penalty kick, and Jackson Willard added one goal as visiting North handed Truman its 12th consecutive loss Monday.
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