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The popular vote: New Franklin baseball team lands six players on All-State squad
7/1/2015

The popular vote: New Franklin baseball team lands six players on All-State squad
New Franklin already made its mark in program history, winning a school-record 21 baseball games this spring. The Bulldogs maintained a No. 1 ranking in Class 1 for much of the 2015 season too.
Although New Franklin’s season ended with a loss to Atlanta in the state quarterfinals, the Bulldogs did something this year that no other team accomplished.
Six New Franklin players made their way onto the Class 1 All-State team, as selected by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association. No other Class 1 program had more than five on the list.


Staying cool in the summer heat
7/1/2015

Staying cool in the summer heat
It has been a busy past couple of weekends at Puckett Field House.
The Central Methodist men’s basketball team hosted its annual shootout camp. The first weekend, held from June 18-20, featured the bigger schools, mostly from the Class 4 and Class 5 level. This past weekend, the second session of the shootout, consisted of many smaller schools in the mid-Missouri area.




New Franklin Instructional League results
7/1/2015

Click the headline above to see New Franklin Instructional League results from June 27 and 28.


Driftwood Outdoors: When fishing with kids, make it all about them
7/1/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: When fishing with kids, make it all about them
In every family, individuals take on roles. I am the fishing uncle. It’s tough, but someone has to do it.
I fished a lot with my uncle when I was a kid. He had a bass boat. Looking back it wasn’t anything special, just an old Glastron with a beat-up 75 horsepower Johnson, but to a 12-year-old boy who lived to fish, it might as well have been a rocket ship.




Some friendly competition
7/1/2015

Some friendly competition
The first day of high school basketball practice doesn’t start for another four months. However, many area girls basketball teams were bouncing the ball on the hardwood earlier this week in Fayette.
Teams from Fayette, New Franklin, Glasgow and Higbee took part in the Central Methodist University women’s basketball summer league on Monday evening, the fourth and final week of the annual summer event.


CMU football to play two games on ESPN3
7/1/2015

Heart of America Athletic Conference commissioner Lori Thomas has signed a historic partnership agreement with the Niles Media Group to televise football games for the 2015 season. The games will be available on ESPN3.
Two games on Central Methodist’s 2015 football schedule will part of the Heart’s ESPN3 television schedule. The first game will be in Fayette against Grand View on Sept. 5, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m. That day is also Hall of Fame Day on the Central Methodist campus. The second Eagles game to be broadcast on ESPN3 will be at Graceland on Sept. 26, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m.


Central Methodist finishes in 79th place in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
7/1/2015

With the conclusion of spring sports to wrap up the 2014-15 season, Central Methodist finished in 78th place in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, which were released on June 11.


New Franklin Instructional League
7/1/2015

Click the headline above to see New Franklin Instructional League results from June 19, 20 and 24.


Driftwood Outdoors: Frog gigging is a nighttime treat
7/1/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Frog gigging is a nighttime treat
Gur-ump, Gur-ump, Gur-ump; a big bullfrog bellows out his call from across the swampy pond. Derek Butler turns the silent, electric trolling motor to our right and the small jon boat starts sliding towards shore.






Continuing her career close to home
6/12/2015

Continuing her career close to home
It wasn’t always in Karyssa Giboney’s plan to attend school near home, but the Harrisburg senior is excited it has worked out that way.
Giboney signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Moberly Area Community College on June 5, continuing her basketball career barely half an hour from her hometown.


Reaching career milestones
6/12/2015

Reaching career milestones
The Howard County area was graced with four basketball players this past season to score their 1,000th career points this past basketball season, and another reached 1,500 career points as well.






Fayette takes early lead in Jr. Babe Ruth standings
6/12/2015

Fayette takes early lead in Jr. Babe Ruth standings
Fayette has gotten off to a hot start in the 2015 Jr. Babe Ruth season in the Quad Cities league, winning its first four games.
Fayette recently improved its record to 4-0 with a doubleheader sweep of New Franklin on Thursday at Central Methodist University’s Estes Field. Fayette won the first contest 12-0, then followed that with a 17-1 victory in game two.


Yung named director of basketball operations at Bradley
6/12/2015

Yung named director of basketball operations at Bradley
Fourth-year Bradley women’s basketball head coach Michael Brooks made an addition to his staff on June 1, announcing Dustyn Yung has been named director of women’s basketball operations.






CMU softball coaching staff voted best in Midwest
6/12/2015

CMU softball coaching staff voted best in Midwest
Central Methodist head coach Pat Reardon, assistant coaches Gene Reardon, Ross Dowell and Steve Siebert and graduate assistant coaches Jacqui Bazner, Lyndsey Talbot and Neil Hansen have been selected as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2015 NAIA Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year, the association announced on Wednesday.


Diesner hired as next Central Methodist SID
6/12/2015

Diesner hired as next Central Methodist SID
Derek Diesner has been named sports information director at Central Methodist University. Diesner will join the Eagles on July 13, according to Central Methodist athletic director Brian Spielbauer.






New Franklin Instructional League results
6/12/2015

Click the headline above to see New Franklin Instructional League results from Wednesday, June 10.


Playing in the summertime
6/10/2015

Playing in the summertime
The summer heat has arrived in time for Fayette High School athletes as they prepare to embark on the 2015-16 school year.
Fayette fall and winter sports teams have been on the field or on the court plenty of times since school dismissed last month. In addition to morning weightlifting and training sessions, athlete have been participating in practices, camps, open gyms and scrimmages.



Harrisburg honors spring athletes
6/10/2015

Harrisburg honors spring athletes
Harrisburg High School took time to honor its student-athletes for the 2014-15 spring sports season on May 26 inside the high school gymnasium. Athletes received awards for various accomplishments within each of the three sports.


New Franklin boosters recognize outstanding high school athletes
6/10/2015

New Franklin boosters recognize outstanding high school athletes
Tanner White (left) and Madi Lyons (right) were the recipients of the 2014-15 New Franklin Athletic Booster Club “Outstanding Athlete” Award at the school’s athletic banquet held on May 8.






CMU softball ranked No. 5 in final NAIA Top 25 poll
6/10/2015

The Central Methodist softball team received a No. 5 ranking in the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 poll, which was released on June 3. It is the highest national ranking in Eagles program history.
Central Methodist, which finished with a school single-season record of 45 wins in 2015, earned 399 points in the poll. The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences/independent/unaffiliated groupings.


 
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