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posted Oct 19, 2017, 5:52 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Congratulations to volleyball players Myka Cook (Players of the Year), Heather Windes (2nd team) and Mariah Munday (honorable mention) for being named to the Ozark 7 All-Conference team... Mariah, a junior, played through 2 injuries and still finished second in two major categories, despite missing 23 sets. Heather, junior captain, led us in assists, serve receptions, serve percentage and digs. And Myka, a senior, wow, player of the year. Myka is my 5th player of the year in Coach Voyak's 15 years at Southwest to earn the honor. The others: Summer Stephens, Montana Hendrix, Shannon Mitchell (twice!), and Jaime Shrum. "It's always a good day for volleyball."

Heather Windes

Mariah Munday

Myka Cook

Myka Cook Named to All-District Volleyball Team

posted Oct 18, 2017, 5:58 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Congratulations to Southwest Senior Myka Cook for being named to the All-District volleyball team. Myka was among 14 players honored for their play this season. Myka led the Lady Trojans 247 kills and added 220 digs (3rd on the team) and 22 aces (3rd on team) on 89.1% serving. Myka has been on the varsity for three seasons and has played volleyball since 7th grade. "I couldn't be happier," said Coach Steve Voyak. "Myka did what many players will not do. She made changes in her game and attitude, and it was evident every time she took the court. She really matured as a senior and became one of our leaders."

ACT Workshop Meeting Oct. 26

posted Oct 17, 2017, 9:32 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

A meeting to sign up for the upcoming ACT workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 26 during both seminars in the high school. The meeting is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. It will be in Mr. Voyak's room and will include an overview of the workshop and particulars. The workshop is Dec. 5-6-7. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Voyak at svoyak@swr5.net.

Volleyball Players Earn Varsity Letters

posted Oct 17, 2017, 9:30 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Congratulations to the 12 high school players who earned varsity letters for the 2017 season. Senior Myka Cook earned her third, Allison Serrano, Hailey Benninger, Maggie Robbins, Mariah Munday, and Heather Windes all earned their second, and special congrats to first-time letter winners: Senior Mariah Long, Juniors Jacey Ball, Lacey Reeves, and Lili Outhouse, and Freshmen Bonnie Robbins and Khloe Holder.

Varsity Falls to Pea Ridge in 4 Sets

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:48 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Pea Ridge (Ark.) downed Southwest in four sets in a non-conference volleyball game Friday. Senior Myka Cook led the way with 10 kills, 8 digs, a block, an assist, and a perfect 6 for 6 serving. Junior Jacey Ball added 13 for 14 serving with 7 digs as the Lady Trojans dropped to 9-17-3. Pea Ridge won the JV game 25-13, 27-25. Junior Lacey Reeves 7 digs, 6 assists and a kill to go with 10 for 12 serving as the Lady Trojans finished the season with 2 wins and 12 losses. The varsity begins district play Monday at Clever against Crane. The match starts at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Trojans Clinch 2nd in Ozark 7

posted Oct 11, 2017, 5:56 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Southwest defeated Exeter 25-10, 25-14 to finish in a 3-way tie for second place in the Ozark 7 Conference. The Lady Trojans finished 4-2 in the league and tied with Purdy. McAuley and Wheaton play for the conference championship Thursday. The winner gets the title and the loser tied Southwest and Purdy. Juniors Mariah Munday (5 kills, 6 digs, and 3 for 3 serving) and Heather Windes (10 assists, 8 digs, and 11 for 11 serving) led the LadyTrojans. Southwest improved to 9-16-2 overall and finishes the season Friday at Pea Ridge, Ark. The Lady Trojans also won the JV match 25-13, 25-21. Freshman Hannah Hougland led the way with 7 for 7 serving and an ace. Freshman Khloe Holder added 7 digs, 4 assists, 3 aces, and a kill as Southwest won for only the second time in 13 matches.

Monett Sweeps Southwest in Volleyball

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:48 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Monett won all three matches over Southwest Monday on Senior Night, Pink Out and Family Night. The Cubs won the varsity match 25-20, 25-21, 25-23. Senior Allison Serrano led the Lady Trojans with 11 assists, 8 digs, and a perfect 10 for 10 serving. Senior Myka Cook added 14 kills, 11 digs, a block and an ace as Southwest dropped to 8-16-3. The loss ended an 11-year winning streak on Senior Night. It also dropped the Lady Trojans to 9-2 on Pink Out Nights. Monett won the JV match 25-18, 25-17. Lacey Reeves had 10 digs and 2 assists to pace the Lady Trojans, who dropped to 1-10 for the season. Monett won the C match 25-15, 25-7. Allison Corwin had 6 assists and 6 digs for the Lady Trojans. It was the final C match of the season. Southwest lost 6 of 7 for the year. The Lady Trojans return to action Tuesday at Exeter.

Gentry Defeats Southwest in Volleyball

posted Oct 3, 2017, 5:46 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

Gentry swept all three matches Monday night in non-conference volleyball, winning the varsity, JV and C matches. Junior Mariah Munday led the Lady Trojans in the varsity match (a 4-set loss) with 20 digs,12 kills, and 8 aces. Senior Myka Cook added 16 kills,10 digs, and 2 blocks. Gentry won the JV match in 3 sets. Freshman DKhloe Holder led the way with 8 aces and 5 kills. Gentry won the C match in 2 sets. Freshman Danielle Reed had 6 aces and 3 kills. The team returns to action Thursday in an Ozark 7 game at Purdy.

Southwest FFA at MU Field Day

posted Sep 29, 2017, 5:48 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

On Friday September 8th, the Southwest FFA chapter traveled to Mt. Vernon for the annual MU Field Day. Students learned about the problems caused by drought, different kinds of grasses, and family dairy farms along with many other agricultural topics and issues. 

Southwest FFA members learning about chronic wasting disease and how to age deer.

Volleyball All-Tournament Team, Senior Night, and Schedule Change

posted Sep 27, 2017, 12:05 PM by SWR5 Web Sites

Myka Cook Named to Volleyfest All-Tournament Team

Senior Myka Cook was voted to the Volleyfest All-Tournament team following Saturday's event. Myka helped the Lady Trojans to a 2-2-1 record and 7th-place finish with a 3-set victory over Gentry (Ark.). The 5-foot-10 outside hitter led the team in kills and blocks.​

Volleyball Senior Night Set for Oct. 9

Southwest High School will host Senior Night, Family Night and Pink Out on Monday, Oct. 9 when the Lady Trojans face the Monett Cubs in volleyball. Seniors Myka Cook, Allison Serrano, Hailey Benninger, Mariah Long, and Heidi Sutter before the varsity match. They will also honor parents and extended family with a brief ceremony. Finally, the players will also be promoting breast cancer awareness through their Pink Out celebration. Three games are planned starting at 5:00.​

Volleyball Game Moved to Pea Ridge

The Lady Trojans volleyball team has rescheduled its non-conference game with Pea Ridge (Ark.) for Friday, Oct. 13. The game will now be played in Arkansas and start at 3:30. The varsity match will be a best-of-5 game.

Myka Cook

Seniors Allison Serrano, Hailey Benninger, Myka Cook, Heidi Sutter, and Mariah Long

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