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Fayette weathers storm at Westran
10/22/2014

Fayette weathers storm at Westran
Fayette would wrap up the regular season as it has for each of the past three seasons, playing the toughest team on its schedule.
Westran, ranked No. 3 in Class 1, would celebrate its Senior Night with a 52-12 win over the Falcons. However, Fayette left the field feeling much better than it had the previous week following a more lopsided loss to Salisbury.




Graceland upends Central Methodist with second-half comeback on Homecoming
10/22/2014

For the fourth week in a row, Central Methodist held a halftime lead. However, the Eagles’ 13-point advantage Saturday at Graceland wouldn’t hold up for a fourth-straight victory.
Instead, the Yellowjackets scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, snapping Central Methodist’s three-game win streak with a 31-23 victory at Lamoni, Iowa, in the HAAC Game of the Week. It was also Homecoming weekend at Graceland.


CMU women picked third in HAAC poll
10/22/2014

The Central Methodist women’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason poll, voted on by the 10 coaches in the league. The poll was released on Oct. 15.


Lady Jackets deliver a 1-2 ‘punch’
10/22/2014

Lady Jackets deliver a 1-2 ‘punch’
In a sport that’s all about how an athlete finishes, the Lady Jackets had to be pretty pleased with the results Monday at the Salisbury Invitational.
Sophomores Abby Draffen and Caitlin Yung finished first and second, respectively, in the girls 5K race, Glasgow’s final cross country run before districts.




South Shelby routs Harrisburg on Senior Night
10/22/2014

South Shelby dominated from start to finish Friday night, beating Harrisburg 60-8 in the Bulldogs’ final home game of the season.


New Franklin boys use strong second half to win Prairie Home Tournament
10/22/2014

The New Franklin boys basketball team trailed 13-10 at halftime on Saturday during the championship game of the Prairie Home Tournament, but the Bulldogs responded with some offense in the second half.
Aden Jones scored a game-high 19 points, guiding New Franklin to a 31-25 come-from-behind victory to beat Prairie Home.


Central Methodist falls to No. 18 Benedictine
10/22/2014

No. 18 Benedictine defeated Central Methodist, 3-0, on Saturday in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Match of the Week at BC Soccer Complex in Atchinson, Kan.


Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping brings lifelong memories
10/21/2014

Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping brings lifelong memories
Not much can bring a family together like an extended camping trip. Having just returned from a week on the road with my wife and two daughters, I’m now further educated on the joys and trials of a packing four people into a small recreational vehicle for a long vacation.





Falcons soar past Slater in finale
10/19/2014

Falcons soar past Slater in finale
The Clark Middle School football team isn’t complaining about playing on the road. It’s where the Falcons have done their best work this season.
The Falcons wrapped up their season Thursday in a rather convincing fashion, leading from start to finish to beat Slater 32-8, ending the 2014 season with a 4-2 record and winning all three of their road games.


CMU men picked sixth in HAAC poll
10/19/2014

The Central Methodist men’s basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason poll, voted on by the 10 coaches in the league.


Eagles split at CMU Triangular
10/19/2014

Eagles split at CMU Triangular
The Eagles went 1-1 in the Central Methodist Triangular, held Wednesday inside Puckett Field House. Central Methodist defeated Bacone 3-0 by scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-20 before losing to William Woods 3-1 by scores of 25-20, 21-25, 16-25 and 22-25.




Glasgow girls place second at Centralia
10/19/2014

After four days of rain, Tuesday’s Centralia Invitational seemed more like a mud run than a cross country race.
Still, Glasgow’s Abby Draffen finished in second place, one of three Lady Jackets to place in the top-10. Draffen ran a time of 23:57, while Kristin Stockhorst took fifth place with a time of 24:20 in the girls race. Caitlin Yung came in eighth place with a time of 24:40.


New Franklin boys reach finals at Prairie Home
10/19/2014

Aden Jones nearly outscored Russellville by himself Thursday night. He finished with a game-high 24 points, leading the New Franklin middle school boys basketball team to a 46-26 win in the Prairie Home Tournament.
The win puts New Franklin in the championship game this weekend.


Eagles soccer suffers sweep at Missouri Valley
10/19/2014

Missouri Valley defeated the Central Methodist men’s soccer team 2-0 on Tuesday in Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) action at Gregg-Mitchell Field. The Vikings scored both of their goals in the second half.


Women’s golf finishes second at Avila
10/19/2014

The Central Methodist women’s golf team took second place at the Avila Invitational on Tuesday in Kansas City, shooting a team score of 435.


Fayette 5th/6th football beats Tolton, improves to 4-1
10/19/2014

The Fayette Youth Optimist 5th/6th grade football team shut out Tolton 19-0 on Oct. 11 in Columbia, improving its season record to 4-1.


Driftwood Outdoors: Iowa deer farm exposes dangers of CWD
10/19/2014

Driftwood Outdoors: Iowa deer farm exposes dangers of CWD
The Missouri Department of Conservation is taking proper precautions to protect against the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Recent events in Iowa prove the new captive cervid regulations proposed by MDC are needed, and are in no way overreaching.





Fight to the finish
10/15/2014

Fight to the finish
New Franklin may have been the favorite to win the Class 1 District 9 tournament, but it was the Lady Bulldogs who found their backs against the wall in the seventh inning, down to their final out in Saturday’s championship game.
Jamestown had dominated New Franklin in the first six innings. But the Lady Bulldogs wouldn’t go down without a fight, trying to win their third district title in four seasons.
New Franklin scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh — all with two outs — and had the winning run on second base. But Jamestown was able to record the final out, holding off a resilient comeback by the Lady Bulldogs. Jamestown won 5-4 in a dramatic finish to capture the school’s first district softball championship.


Fayette’s season ends with district loss in semifinals
10/15/2014

Fayette’s season ends with district loss in semifinals
When he saw the matchup that pitted Fayette against New Franklin for the second time this season, Fayette head coach Mike James wanted his team to put forth a better effort than the first go-around, a 12-0 loss against the Lady Bulldogs.
Fayette did play better, but the outcome was still the same. New Franklin pulled away in the Class 1 District 9 semifinal game on Friday with a five-run fourth inning. The Lady Falcons saw their season come to an end with a 9-1 loss to the top-seeded Lady Bulldogs.


Salisbury shuts out Fayette for second-straight season
10/15/2014

Salisbury shuts out Fayette for second-straight season
Fayette was looking for its first win against Salisbury since 2007 on Friday, and both teams were looking to push past a tie for fifth place in the Lewis & Clark Conference standings.
Salisbury, which was celebrating its Senior Night, bounced back after a shutout loss the week before against Westran. The Panthers passed it forward to the Falcons, and for the first time since Week 8 of last season, Fayette was shut out in a 61-0 drubbing at Salisbury.


 
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