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Fayette track not so ‘one-dimensional’
4/16/2014

Fayette track not so ‘one-dimensional’
For the most part, it’s been the sprinters leading the Fayette track and field team this season. However, on Saturday, the Falcons shined in a different area.
Not normally known for their field event performances, the Falcons had a few strong showings in the shot put at the Lowell Eaton Invitational on Saturday. Senior Collin O’Connell and sophomore Haleigh Strodtman each set personal-bests in the event, garnering a pair of top-three finishes.



Clark Middle School boys, girls win team track titles at Salisbury
4/16/2014

In their second meet of the season, the Clark Middle School track and field teams came home with a pair of team championships on Friday.
The boys won the Salisbury Jr. High Open with 106 points, winning handily by 31 points. The Lady Falcons also won with 118 points, 26 points ahead of second place. Both finished ahead of St. Mary’s in the team standings.


Eagles answer call late to sweep Baker doubleheader
4/16/2014

Eagles answer call late to sweep Baker doubleheader
Lauren Geringer belted two home runs Saturday, breaking Central Methodist’s all-time record as the 17th-ranked Eagles swept a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader at Baker by scores of 6-5 and 10-6 in eight innings.






Central Methodist takes three of four games at Missouri Valley
4/16/2014

Central Methodist won three of four games against Missouri Valley in Heart of America Athletic Conference action to capture the series at Indian Foothills Park. The Eagles won game one Saturday 8-4 but dropped the final contest of the weekend 5-4 in eight innings to remain one game back of Evangel for first place in the East Division.


Fayette baseball team wallops Northwestern
4/16/2014

Fayette averaged just more than 19 runs in each of its first three wins this season. The Falcons were right on target Friday night against Northwestern.
Playing the Eagles at a neutral site in Brunswick, Fayette scored early and often in this contest. The Falcons never trailed and scored seven runs in the top of the first inning to set the tone in a 19-5 win in five innings.


New Franklin falls to Cairo for tournament championship
4/16/2014

New Franklin was already on the verge of its 10th win this spring, but Cairo made the Bulldogs wait for that mark after Saturday’s championship game of the Cairo Tournament.
The Bearcats exploded for 13 runs in the sixth inning to beat New Franklin 20-3.


Driftwood Outdoors: Duck stamp price increase vital to wetland habitat
4/16/2014

Driftwood Outdoors: Duck stamp price increase vital to wetland habitat
A lot has changed since 1991. The price of a Federal Duck Stamp has not. For the last 23 years, duck stamps have cost $15. Members of the United States Senate are trying to change that. They hope to increase the price to $25.






Utley continues perfect start
4/14/2014

Utley continues perfect start
On Wednesday, Aubrey Utley did what she’s been doing all season. She got another win for Central Methodist’s softball team.
Utley notched a two-hit shutout in a 6-0 win against Avila at Cox Softball Complex. The Eagles also won the second game 13-1 for the doubleheader sweep and continue to hold the top spot in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings.


CMU baseball splits with Grace
4/14/2014

CMU baseball splits with Grace
The Eagles’ Tony Shipp scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning of game one, highlighting a series split Wednesday between Central Methodist and Grace University. The Eagles took game one 9-8 in eight innings but dropped the second contest 5-1 at Estes Field.



Falcons’ offense returns to old form, blasting MMA for 17 runs in win
4/14/2014

Falcons’ offense returns to old form, blasting MMA for 17 runs in win
After suffering its first loss of the season earlier this week to Harrisburg, Fayette’s offense went right back to the grind Thursday night.
The Falcons hosted Missouri Military Academy in its home opener and exploded for plenty of runs, defeating the Colonels 17-7 in six innings.





Fayette posts impressive marks at Moberly
4/14/2014

Competing against several big schools in Thursday’s Ken Asbury Invite at Moberly, Fayette posted some of its best times of the season.
Although McCutcheon didn’t pick up any wins, he did set two personal-bests at the meet. The freshman clocked a time of 11.30 seconds in the 100-meters, but that only put him in third place. Palmyra’s Ben Althoff won in a time of 10.98 seconds.


Thomas introduced as next HAAC commissioner
4/14/2014

Thomas introduced as next HAAC commissioner
 The Heart of America Athletic Conference has announced the hiring of Lori Thomas as its new commissioner beginning July 1, 2014. Thomas will replace longtime commissioner Larry Lady, who is stepping down after 21 years in the position.
Thomas started with the NAIA in 1998 as a Marketing Assistant and was promoted through the ranks to her current position as Senior Vice President for Membership and Character Initiatives. Thomas’ appointment as Commissioner makes her the first female Commissioner in NAIA history.


Eagle men’s 4x100-meter relay sets NAIA qualifying mark
4/14/2014

Eagle men’s 4x100-meter relay sets NAIA qualifying mark
The Eagles finished second overall Saturday in the Central Methodist Invitational at Hairston Track. The Central Methodist men totaled 135 points.







Are high school sports briefs
4/14/2014

One hit will rarely result in a win, but New Franklin found a way around that Tuesday night against Tuscumbia.
Levi Bishop had the team’s only hit, while Alex Holem drove in New Franklin’s only run in the bottom of the first inning. Zach Evans and Jerrod Riley combined for a three-hit shutout, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 victory.


Central Methodist women’s golf take third place at Missouri Valley Invitational
4/14/2014

Central Methodist finished in third place after the final day of the Missouri Valley Spring Invitational at Indian Hills Golf Course. The Eagles carded a 750 (376-374) in two days on the Par 72 course.


All-American status: Melvin Tillman, Morgan Vetter bring basketball’s national spotlight to Central Methodist
4/9/2014

All-American status: Melvin Tillman, Morgan Vetter bring basketball’s national spotlight to Central Methodist
May I have your attention please?
No one needed to utter that phrase during this past basketball season at Puckett Fieldhouse. When the Eagles — men or women — took the court, fans already knew where their attention was going to be.
Central Methodist senior Melvin Tillman and junior Morgan Vetter made the headlines on a regular basis in the NAIA this season. They made one more headline even after their seasons came to an end.
On March 26, both Tillman and Vetter were named All-Americans. Tillman, a second-time All-American, made the second team, while Vetter was an honorable mention pick.


Falcons pick up two wins at Fayette Relays
4/9/2014

Falcons pick up two wins at Fayette Relays
In Fayette’s first track meet of the season, the girls’ 4x100-meter relay had the lead but was overtaken in the final leg of the relay. Head coach Tom Oakley made a change in the relay for Friday’s Fayette Relays, and it paid off with big dividends.
The Lady Falcons won the relay with a time of 56.37 seconds, repeating as champions in the event. They also beat last year’s time by more than four-tenths of a second.


Glasgow boys, girls finish second at Fayette
4/9/2014

Glasgow boys, girls finish second at Fayette
Finishing in second place in both the boys and girls standings at the Fayette Relays, barely missing out on the boys team title, left Glasgow head coach Becky Thompson pleased after her team’s first week of the season.
Glasgow’s boys posted 103.5 points, only 2.5 points behind champion Southern Boone, and the girls scored an even 100 points, finishing 11 points behind Salisbury.
Although Glasgow combined for just three wins at the meet between the boys and girls teams, the Yellowjackets posted a total of 18 top-three finishes in 34 events.


New Franklin girls use team effort to finish in fourth place
4/9/2014

New Franklin girls use team effort to finish in fourth place
The New Franklin girls track team had seven different girls medal at the Fayette Relays, which propelled the Lady Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish with 75 points.
Although New Franklin was behind fellow Class 1 schools Salisbury and Glasgow in the team standings, head coach Adam Quest said he was pleased to see his girls finish ahead of both Class 3 schools at the meet, Fulton and Southern Boone.


Harrisburg hands Fayette first loss of season
4/9/2014

Harrisburg hands Fayette first loss of season
Harrisburg’s baseball season got off to a late start this spring, but the Bulldogs are catching up on everyone rather quickly.
Hosting Fayette in its home opener Monday, Harrisburg scored 11 runs in the second and third innings to beat the Falcons 13-1 in five innings. It was Fayette’s first loss of the season.


 
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