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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The MRVC East all-sports standings continue to have a familiar look to them. For the fourth time in the five-year history of the MRVC East, the Higginsville Huskers have claimed the all-sports title. Higginsville ended the 2012-13 year with 60.5 points – the exact same total as last year.
Champions in each sport are awarded 6 points, with 5 points going to second, etc. Each team tying for a place is deducted a half point.
Richmond, which won the league all-sports crown during the 2010-11 year, was the runner-up for the fourth time with 45.5 points, while Knob Noster had its best ever showing with a third-place total of 42 points to edge Holden by a point. Carrollton totaled 32.5 points for fifth, while Lexington was sixth with 29.5 points.
Grain Valley ran its MRVC West all-sports title string to five as the Eagle teams ended the season with 73 points, while Harrisonville placed second with 56.5 points, followed by Odessa with 54, Pleasant Hill with 53, Excelsior Springs with 47.5 and Oak Grove with 46.
Grain Valley won titles in softball, girls tennis, girls cross country, boys tennis, girls track and girls soccer.
Higginsville won MRVC East championships in football, softball, boys basketball, tennis, boys track and girls track. The Lady Husker tennis team shared a title with Knob Noster.
Richmond’s lone league title for the year came in boys golf, while the baseball and track teams both finished second and the boys tennis team also tied Knob Noster for runner-up.
Holden captured championships in volleyball, girls basketball, wrestling and baseball.
Final standings for the fall sports in the MRVC East – football: 1-Higginsville; 2-Holden; 3-Richmond; 4-Knob Noster; 5-Lexington; 6-Carrollton. Softball: 1-Higginsville; T2-Lexington and Carrollton; T4-Holden and Knob Noster; 6-Richmond. Girls tennis: T1-Higginsville and Knob Noster; 3-Richmond; 4-Lexington; 5-Carrollton. Volleyball: 1-Holden; 2-Higginsville; T3-Carrollton and Lexington; 5-Knob Noster; 6-Richmond.
Both the East and West are combined in cross country. Final results are girls: 1-Grain Valley; 2-Pleasant Hill; 3-Holden; 4-Richmond; 5-Odessa. Excelsior Springs, Harrisonville and Oak Grove participated, but did not field full teams. Boys cross country: 1-Holden; 2-Grain Valley; 3-Richmond; 4-Odessa; 5-Pleasant Hill; 6-Excelsior Springs; 7-Oak Grove.
The complete story is in the Monday, July 1, 2013 Richmond News.