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New Franklin ‘walks off’ with milestone victory
5/15/2016

New Franklin ‘walks off’ with milestone victory
On paper, the New Franklin baseball team’s regular-season finale was supposed to be a matchup of two teams poised to make a run for the Class 1 state semifinals. Instead, the high expectations fell flat moments into the game.
New Franklin had no problem with that. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 in the Class 1 state rankings, drew a total of 13 walks and were hit by a pitch five times, flooding the basepaths with countless runners to beat No. 4 Santa Fe 12-2 in five innings.
New Franklin ends the regular season with a 20-1 record, its third-straight 20-win season. However, this is the first time in program history the Bulldogs have reached that milestone during the regular season.


Saying good-bye is a tough thing to do
5/15/2016

Saying good-bye is a tough thing to do
I was afraid this day might eventually come, and sure enough, here we are, my last story as sports editor with the Fayette Advertiser and Democrat Leader.
Friday was my last day working here in Fayette, and fittingly, Fayette’s high school graduation was my last official assignment. But this story is the toughest one to write, and in typical “Greg Jackson fashion,” I waited until the final hour before our press deadline to put together these words. It’s not that I don’t want to write this column. It’s just that I don’t know quite how to put “thank you” into 1,500 words.


CMU baseball team lands 10 players on All-Conference squad
5/15/2016

Last weekend was rather exhilarating for the Central Methodist baseball team, winning a conference tournament championship and receiving an automatic berth to the NAIA Baseball National Championship.
The Eagles received more good news on Monday. When the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball All-Conference Team was released, the list consisted of 10 Central Methodist players, the most honorees of any team in the conference for the 2016 season.


CMS track wraps up season at Lewis & Clark Relays
5/15/2016

CMS track wraps up season at Lewis & Clark Relays
Clark Middle School eighth-grader Jack Kindle already holds the school record in the boys 1,600-meters. As the Falcons entered the final meet of the year on Tuesday, the Lewis & Clark Conference Relays, Kindle had his sights set on taking down another record, the 800-meters, in his final middle school meet.
Kindle would fall a few seconds shy of achieving the mark, but he didn’t leave the meet quite empty-handed. He still won the conference title in the 800-meters with a time of 2:18.86, winning the race by nearly nine full seconds.


CMU track wins five conference individual titles
5/15/2016

CMU track wins five conference individual titles
The Central Methodist men’s and women’s track and field team combined to win five individual events on May 6 and 7 at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships, held at Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa.
The men’s team won three titles and scored 56.5 points, placing seventh out of 12 teams in the conference standings.




Fayette baseball loses regular-season finale at Pilot Grove
5/15/2016

The Fayette baseball team dropped its regular-season finale at Pilot Grove on Tuesday by a score of 10-0 in six innings.


Harrisburg baseball falls on Senior Night to Jamestown
5/15/2016

The seventh-inning woes struck again Tuesday night for Harrisburg. With the score tied at 4-4, Jamestown scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Harrisburg 6-4 in its regular-season finale.


CMU men’s golf team finishes 10th in conference
5/15/2016

The Central Methodist men’s golf team wrapped up its season on Monday and Tuesday at Swoop Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship. The Eagles posted a two-day team total of 971, taking 10th place in the team standings.


Fayette Subway Community Night is Wednesday
5/15/2016

The Fayette High School football team will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday known as Subway Community Night.


Eagles win Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball tournament
5/11/2016

Eagles win Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball tournament
The way the Central Methodist baseball team played in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament over the weekend, the Eagles seemed more comfortable when they were trailing their opponent in a game, rather than holding the lead.
In all four games, the Eagles trailed by at least three runs. Every single time, Central Methodist rallied and won. In the fourth game, the tournament championship game on Sunday, the Eagles overcame a 4-0 deficit to top MidAmerica Nazarene 9-6, winning the conference tournament and earning an automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.


Sprinting to sectionals: Sprinters propel Fayette boys, girls to third place at districts
5/11/2016

Sprinting to sectionals: Sprinters propel Fayette boys, girls to third place at districts
Fayette dominated the sprinting events on Saturday.
Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement. Fayette obliterated the competition in the sprinting events at the Class 2 District 3 track and field meet held at Russellville. Competing on the warmest day of the spring thus far, the Falcons and Lady Falcons scorched the blue track surface with their speed.
Five of Fayette’s six district titles came in sprinting events and placed both the boys and girls teams near the top of the team standings. Both teams came in third place out of 12 schools, with the girls scoring 98 points and the boys tallying 86 points.


Dawson qualifies for Class 1 State Golf Championships
5/11/2016

Fayette sophomore Blake Dawson has a plan, and that plan is to qualify for the Class 1 State Golf Championships all four years in high school
Dawson is halfway there. On Monday at the Class 1 Sectional 3 tournament, he tied for fifth place with a 13-over par 84 at Kirksville Country Club.


Eagles softball team finishes in third place at conference tournament
5/11/2016

The Central Methodist softball team fell short of winning the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament at Overland Park, Kan., over the weekend The Eagles won three games before being eliminated, finishing in third place out of eight teams.


Lady Jackets win another district track championship
5/11/2016

For the fourth-consecutive season, the Glasgow girls track and field team won the Class 1 District 5 championship on Saturday at Marshall. This year, the Lady Jackets won the team title rather handily, scoring 167 points and practically doubling up second-place finisher Braymer with 84 points.


Paris blocks Harrisburg boys from winning back-to-back district titles
5/11/2016

Last year, the Harrisburg boys track team was battling Salisbury for a Class 1 District 2 championship. This year, it was another Lewis & Clark Conference school challenging the Bulldogs, and this time, the Bulldogs fell just short.
Paris finished with 140 team points, six more than Harrisburg would post.


New Franklin girls win district title in 4x100-meter relay
5/11/2016

It appears last season was an anomaly for the New Franklin girls track and field team in the 4x100-meter relay. The Lady Bulldogs, a state powerhouse in that event over the past seven years, were unable to make it out of districts in that relay a year ago.
A lot can change over the course of a season, and the Lady Bulldogs are back on top in the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet of Madison Maupin, Grace Chambers, Madison Matney and Shelby Breshears posted a winning time of 54.00 seconds at the Class 1 District 5 meet in Marshall.


Higbee advances seven athletes to sectionals
5/11/2016

The Higbee girls qualified all four of their athletes in the 4x200-meter relay. Rhiannon Runyon, Geocie Sager, Dakota VanWinkle and Grace Westfall finished in second place with a time of 1:55.81.


Harrisburg baseball finishes long week with home victory against California
5/11/2016

Playing four games in four days was a tough task for the Harrisburg baseball team. After dropping back-to-back games against district opponents, the Bulldogs won easily at home against Higbee.
They concluded last week with a win over Class 3 California by a score of 6-1.


Driftwood Outdoors: Too many fish and not enough time
5/11/2016

Driftwood Outdoors: Too many fish and not enough time
May is the month fishermen dream about all year long. The action heats up across the state as many fish species begin their annual spawn. As an angler not intensely focused on catching a certain species, choosing what to fish for on any given day in May is tougher for me than choosing just one thing off an all you can eat seafood buffet.




Atop the leaderboard: Dawson with the individual championship in Class 1 District 5
5/11/2016

Atop the leaderboard: Dawson with the individual championship in Class 1 District 5
Fayette sophomore Blake Dawson had high expectations heading into Tuesday’s Class 1 District 5 golf tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Moberly.
He had every reason to expect good things. Dawson a state qualifier last season and received All-Conference honors a few weeks ago. But what he did Tuesday has people wondering if it had ever before been accomplished by a Fayette golfer.
Dawson shot a career-low 75 over 18 holes, just five strokes over par. Not only did he win the district championship in the individual standings, but Dawson was the only golfer to shoot in the 70s at districts. Marceline’s Brandon Newman finished five strokes back in second place with an 80.


 
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