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Davis readies for second go-around with Eagles
7/30/2015

Davis readies for second go-around with Eagles
The second half of the month of July has been a whirlwind Homecoming celebration for Mike Davis.
The 1983 Central Methodist graduate and hall of fame coach was hired on July 18 to become the Eagles women’s basketball head coach, a position he previously held for 12 seasons from 1988 to 2000. He left Central Methodist in 2000 to become the head coach at Columbia College, a position he held for 14 years.


Fayette track athletes shine at Show-Me State Games
7/30/2015

Fayette track athletes shine at Show-Me State Games
It appears Fayette’s track and field season didn’t end with the Class 2 State Track and Field Championships in May at Jefferson City.
A total of eight Fayette High School athletes participated in the track and field portion of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Walton Stadium in Columbia. The Fayette competitors returned home with two gold medals and three silver medals.



Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping is a summer must
7/30/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping is a summer must
Time is going by too fast. My oldest daughter just turned 10 and my youngest is almost 9. Where did the years go? Looking back through pictures, I know we’ve done well with family adventures, and I hope they cherish the memories as much as I do, but they need to be ready to make a lot more before they’re grown up. I don’t intend to let the rest of their childhoods slip away with making the most of the time we have left. We’ll be camping a lot.



Eagles bring in eight players for 2015-16
7/28/2015

Eagles bring in eight players for 2015-16
The Central Methodist University men’s basketball team celebrated its first 20-win season in five years, posting a 20-12 record during the 2014-15 season. However, there will be many new faces in an Eagles uniform this winter after losing seven seniors, among other players.
As of Friday, head coach Jeff Sherman and the Eagles have announced they have signed eight players to add to their varsity and junior varsity rosters for the 2015-16 season.


Countdown to football season
7/28/2015

Countdown to football season
The dog days of summer are here, but the Fayette High School football team is ready for Friday night lights of the fall to be just around the corner.
The Falcons held their weeklong summer camp this past week as one final tune-up before MSHSAA’s mandated “dead week period,” which lasts from today (Saturday) until Aug. 2. The first day of practice for fall sports will be Aug. 3.


Heart leader receives distinguished honor from NACWAA
7/28/2015

Heart leader receives distinguished honor from NACWAA
Heart of America Athletic Conference commissioner Lori Thomas has been selected as one of eight recipients of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) 2015 Administrator of the Year award.
Thomas will be honored for the category of Association/Organization on Oct. 13, 2015 in Tampa, Fla. at the 2015 Administrator of the Year Luncheon presented by KP Sports, in conjunction with the 36th Annual NACWAA National Convention.


‘I am coming home’: Mike Davis returns to Central Methodist as women's head coach
7/23/2015

‘I am coming home’: Mike Davis returns to Central Methodist as women's head coach
Mike Davis has had some pretty special memories at Central Methodist University, his alma mater that he also calls his “home.”
Davis brought the Eagles women’s basketball program to prominence in the 1990s, including a run to the national semifinals of the 1999 NAIA Division II Tournament. In 13 seasons at Fayette, he won 260 games, and followed that with an even more successful campaign as the head coach at Columbia College for 13 seasons, reaching the national tournament 11 times.
On Saturday, Davis was announced by the Central Methodist athletic department as the women’s basketball head coach for the 2015-16 season.


Arnold fills post as recruiting coordinator at SEMO
7/23/2015

Arnold fills post as recruiting coordinator at SEMO
The Southeast Missouri State University women’s basketball program announced Tuesday morning that former Central Methodist University head coach James Arnold has been hired as the Redhawks’ recruiting coordinator.
The announcement was made by head coach Rekha Patterson. Arnold is the final addition to SEMO’s women’s basketball coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.




Ray promoted to full-time assistant on Eagles’ coaching staff
7/23/2015

Ray promoted to full-time assistant on Eagles’ coaching staff
Central Methodist head coach Mike Davis announced Monday afternoon that Greg Ray will be promoted to a full-time assistant coach with the women’s basketball team.
Ray is entering his fifth year at Central Methodist. Prior to the 2014-15 season, he was named associate head coach under James Arnold.




Dawson wins gold at Show-Me State Games
7/23/2015

Dawson wins gold at Show-Me State Games
Fayette sophomore Blake Dawson brought home the gold from the 2015 Show-Me State Games on Sunday, winning golf’s 13-15 year-old division with an 18-hole score of 76 at A.L Gustin Golf Course in Columbia.
The round was the lowest score of Dawson’s career and the first time he broke a score of 80. He finished the round with 11 pars, five bogeys, one double bogey and one birdie.



Thirty teams participate in CMU’s Luetjen Golf Tournament
7/23/2015

A total of 30 four-player teams participated Friday in the 25th annual Dr. James Luetjen Golf Tournament, held at the Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.
The participants teamed up to raise money for the Central Methodist athletic department.
The winning team of Matt Vandelicht, Jim Schlotzhauer, Tyler Bales and Sam Miller posted a 14-under par score of 57 to win the championship flight.


Registration open for annual Fayette Sand Green Classic
7/23/2015

The annual Fayette Sand Green Classic will be held Aug. 8 at Fayette Golf Club, with a shotgun start at noon.


CMU men’s basketball will hold golf benefit on Sept. 12
7/23/2015

The seventh annual men’s basketball golf benefit is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.
The benefit helps fund the CMU men’s basketball team as they prepare for their historic 110th season.


Driftwood Outdoors: Start shooting now to prepare for dove season
7/23/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Start shooting now to prepare for dove season
Whistling rockets buzzing by in warp speed. That’s what it seems like your trying to shoot when dove hunting. These little birds bob and weave and dip and dive like aerial acrobats. Mourning Doves can make the most skilled shooter look like a novice, so you might want to use the next month honing your wing shooting skills before the season opens Sept. 1.




Eagles embrace Signing Day opportunity
7/23/2015

Eagles embrace Signing Day opportunity
Central Methodist University’s football team tried something a little different this past February. Rather than have recruits sign and fax in their National Letter of Intent, the Eagles made their National Signing Day experience a little more personable.
Players arrived at Central Methodist’s campus for a special ceremony on Feb. 4 and signed their Letters in person with head coach Jody Ford. Pictured on this page are the 23 players who signed their Letters of Intent in person at Fayette during the ceremony.


These kids have skills
7/23/2015

These kids have skills
The courts inside Puckett Field House saw plenty of action this week during the 31st annual Elite Skills Basketball Camp, hosted by Eagles head coach Jeff Sherman and the Central Methodist men’s basketball program.
With the help of his coaching staff, former players and a few current players, Sherman worked several stations for campers in grades 1-12 this week. Campers worked on fundamentals such as dribbling and passing, and they also competed in a handful of drills during the camp.


Eagles land four on preseason All-America football list
7/23/2015

The 26th annual USA College Football NAIA Division Preseason All-American List has been released, with four Central Methodist University Eagles earning spots on the list.


Eagles women’s basketball honored by WBCA for academic success
7/23/2015

The Central Methodist University Eagles Women’s Basketball team was honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today for their outstanding work in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.


Central Methodist designated with 13 Scholar Teams
7/23/2015

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that 1,502 teams have been given the distinction of Scholar Teams for the 2014-15 academic year. Central Methodist had 13 teams land on this list.


Fayette wins Quad Cities Jr. Babe Ruth title
7/15/2015

Fayette wins Quad Cities Jr. Babe Ruth title
It wasn’t the run-away season Fayette’s Jr. Babe Ruth team experienced two summers ago, but the Falcons still managed to clinch the 2015 Quad Cities league championship last week, splitting their final doubleheader against Glasgow.
Playing at Estes Field on July 6, Fayette won the first game 5-4 before dropping the second contest 7-3 to Glasgow.


 
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