Area Sports

Falcons fall in tuneup before conference tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Senior Robby Robinson threw 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball in the Fayette (1-5) Falcons’ 12-5 loss to the Sturgeon Bulldogs (7-0) on April 17. Robinson struck out five in his time on the mound against Sturgeon. He allowed one unearned run. “He was dominant,” head coach Garth Menees said. “It’s…

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Eagles right ship with doubleheader sweep

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Central Methodist softball Eagles (20-14-1, 11-7 HAAC) had lost six straight games over a span of four days. The Eagles were swept by conference foes MidAmerica Nazarene and Clarke, along with losing a pair of games in a non-conference matchup against Park University. The Eagles snapped their losing streak…

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Falcons record series of firsts at Fayette Relays

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons and Lady Falcons hosted the 2017 Fayette Relays on a chilly afternoon and evening on March 31 at Central Methodist University. Winter ended over a week ago, but the cold air still set in around Fayette, with temperatures in the mid-40s when the meet started, and…

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Eagles earn split with No. 20 Grand View

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Freshman Hannah Steeby came up with a clutch base hit, and junior Alyson Fuemmler came around from second base to score the go-ahead run to give the Central Methodist Eagles a 4-3 win over the No. 20 Grand View Vikings on April 1. That win allowed CMU to salvage a…

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An evening with the All-Stars

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Radio station KRES (104.7 FM) held its 43rd Annual All-Star Banquet at Central Methodist University on March 29. The radio station’s All-Star Banquet is an annual tradition, showcasing talented basketball players from around the region. They also select a boys and girls basketball Coach of the Year. The boys Coach…

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Morel mushroom hunting a great spring adventure

BY BRANDON BUTLER Mushroom hunting is something I enjoy for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I absolutely love the rich, nutty taste of morel mushrooms. I don’t care if you fry them, bake them, sauté them, or whatever, they taste incredible. Secondly, mushroom hunting is something the whole family can participate in together.…

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Mid-Missouri Fusion take first place in Ballers Tournament

The Mid-Missouri Fusion, a seventh and eighth grade girls traveling basketball team, captured first place in the Fifth Annual GFS Ballers Tournament, held March 18 at Fayette High School. The Fusion played against the Moberly Lady Thunder in their first game, winning 17-16. Mid-Missouri had the lead from the start, but almost let the Thunder…

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Fayette shows off speed, skills, at Marshall Open

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette track and field Falcons and Lady Falcons kicked off the 2017 season with a trip to Marshall, Missouri, for the Marshall Open on March 23. On the day, Fayette had a first place finish in eight different events. In 19 events all together, both teams had someone finish…

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Fayette Cheer performs at Show-Me Showdown

Front Row: Callie Kaser, Bailey Stevens, Jodi Gerlt; Middle Row: Shelby Riggs, Quinn Frerking, Meredith Stumbaugh, Abby Geha, and Ava Valencia; Back Row:  Ava Valencia, Murphy Quint, Carly John, and Coach Billie Williams. The 2016-2017 Fayette High School Basketball Cheerleading Squad, directed by Billie R. Williams, performed to the “Purge Remix” during halftime of the…

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