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Republic Tigers' Fans Welcome Back 2-Time Class 4 Champs

Republic Tigers' Fans Welcome Back 2-Time Class 4 Champs

By Joe Rios. CREATED Mar 23, 2014

Head Coach Trevyor Fisher And Senior Canyon Smith Share Their Stories On Winning The Title 

After winning his second state title, Republic Tiger senior Canyon Smith says growing up playing with his teammates has made a huge difference. He says he has been playing with the same group of guys since fourth grade. Smith says this isn't their first championship. He also goes on to share some of the schools he's been looking at for college ball.


Head coach Trevyor Fisher says coming home to Republic after winning was the icing on the cake. He said the town did a wonderful job welcoming home the Tigers basketball team. Fisher said graduating nine seniors this year will be tough but he looks forward to seeing the next crop of athletes.

Republic Tigers Return from State Championship to Big Home Crowd

The Republic Tigers have become the fourth boys basketball team from southwest Missouri to win consecutive title games. 

It was a last second shot from Canyon Smith lifted the Tigers over St. Joseph Lafayette 45-42 in the Class 4 championship game. 

Friends, family, and staff welcomed back the champs with a rally at the high school today.