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Eagles are ‘up to the challenge’
9/17/2014

Eagles are ‘up to the challenge’
It was supposed to be a career day for Kansas Wesleyan quarterback Jake Curran.
The junior transfer from Garden City Community College posted career-highs of 29 completions for 405 yards. He also threw two touchdown passes.
There was just one problem. The Central Methodist defense was in his face all night.
The Eagles blitzed Curran for 10 sacks Saturday night. The Eagles’ offense also racked up 504 total yards, including three touchdown passes from quarterback Max Holmes in a 35-22 victory at Davis Field.


Cole Camp pounds ground in rout of Fayette
9/17/2014

Cole Camp pounds ground in rout of Fayette
Fayette knew Cole Camp had a significant size advantage heading into Friday’s game.
Head coach Tom Oakley would stack as many as 10 players in the box against the Bluebirds, trying to defend the running game. Cole Camp just couldn’t be stopped.
In total, Cole Camp racked up 542 yards rushing — more than 11 yards per attempt —  and scored seven touchdowns on the ground. The Bluebirds continued their unbeaten run to start the 2014 season with a 52-7 win over Fayette at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field.


Fayette softball loses late lead to Westran
9/17/2014

The Fayette softball team nearly pulled off a huge upset Monday night. The Lady Falcons were six outs from beating last year’s Class 1 state runner-up, but Westran rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to escape with a 3-2 win over Fayette.


Area high school sports briefs
9/17/2014

Area high school sports briefs
The Glasgow girls cross country team is inching closer and closer to catching Salisbury, which finished third as a team at last year’s State Cross Country Championships.
The Lady Jackets claimed three of the top-six finishes Saturday at the Tolton Catholic Invite in Columbia, but Salisbury still came away with a win in the team standings, posting 28 points to hold off Glasgow by three.



Eagles soccer earns split at Hannibal-LaGrange
9/17/2014

Eagles soccer earns split at Hannibal-LaGrange
Jordie Retzlaff’s second goal of the season coming in the 20th minute Saturday afternoon lifted Central Methodist to a 1-0 win over Hannibal-LaGrange at Pitney Field. The Eagles record their second straight clean sheet in the triumph.






CMU volleyball finishes 1-3 at Saints Invitational
9/17/2014

Central Methodist finished eighth overall in the Saints Invitational Tournament after suffering two defeats Saturday to Clarke and William Woods inside Kehl Arena. The Eagles lost to Clarke in four games by scores of 24-26, 25-21, 19-25 and 20-25. The Green and Black lost to the Owls in three games in the seventh place game of the tournament by scores of 17-25, 23-25 and 21-25.


CMU cross country competes at Warrensburg
9/17/2014

The Central Methodist women’s cross country team finished 13th overall at Central Missouri’s Mule Run on Saturday morning in Warrensburg. The Eagles totaled 364 points.


Fayette youth football sweeps Salisbury
9/17/2014

The Fayette Optimist Youth Football teams had a strong start to the 2014 season on Saturday. The 3rd/4th grade team beat Salisbury 12-0, while the 5th/6th grade team finished the sweep with a 20-7 win at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field.


Falcons soar past Paris
9/15/2014

Falcons soar past Paris
The Clark Middle School football team had it all working in its first game of the season Thursday.
The Falcons ran wild on offense and hit hard on defense, blanking Paris in a 30-0 victory on the road.
For head coach Kevin Pekkarinen, the Falcons’ fifth head coach in as many years, he couldn’t be more pleased with his team’s start to the season.


Salisbury uses ‘small ball’ to edge Fayette in L&C opener
9/15/2014

Salisbury uses ‘small ball’ to edge Fayette in L&C opener
The Salisbury softball team had intentions of bunting the ball until the cover fell off Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers struggled with their short game the night before in a loss at New Franklin. Then, against Fayette, Salisbury struck out twice on foul bunts in the first inning.
If at first you don’t succeed...
Salisbury tried and tried again until bunting became second nature against the Lady Falcons. The Lady Panthers had six bunt singles against Fayette and had two big innings in a 14-3 win in six innings in both teams’ Lewis & Clark Conference opener at Fayette.


CMU rec center dedication set for next Saturday
9/15/2014

CMU rec center dedication set for next Saturday
The dedication for the newly renamed Philips-Robb Recreation Center is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Hall of Fame Day activities. An open house of the facility is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., with the official ceremony to take place at 4:30 p.m. inside the main lobby.
Members of the Robb family along with Central Methodist representatives are scheduled to speak during the ceremony, which will include cookies and punch.



CMU volleyball wins HAAC opener
9/15/2014

Central Methodist ended a three-match losing streak to Missouri Valley on Tuesday evening at Puckett Fieldhouse. The Eagles swept the Vikings in three games by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-23 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference opener for both teams.


Howard County area sports briefs
9/15/2014

The Harrisburg girls golf team saw its undefeated season end Thursday at the Westran Tournament, finishing in second place out of 13 teams with a 414.
Harrisburg had started the season with a 21-0 record. Moberly outdid the Lady Bulldogs with a 389 at Heritage Hills Golf Course.


Kopp qualifies for American Royal rodeo
9/15/2014

Kopp qualifies for American Royal rodeo
The American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo kicks-off Tuesday, Sept. 23 and continues through Friday, Sept. 26 in Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex. Fayette native Colten Kopp has qualified to compete in the Senior Division of the rodeo.





Knox County runs past Falcons
9/10/2014

Knox County runs past Falcons
Knox County running back Brady Moubry was going to need a record day Friday to set the school’s career rushing record. Fayette denied the senior of reaching the record, but not by much.
Moubry, needing 350 yards to set the record, had 36 carries for 300 yards and three touchdowns, leading Knox County to a 36-7 win in Edina.



Southern University routs Central Methodist in opener
9/10/2014

Central Methodist dropped its season opener at Southern 56-14 on Saturday evening at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Southern is the defending NCAA Division I FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference champion.


New Franklin upsets Salisbury
9/10/2014

Everything came together Monday night for the New Franklin softball team.
The Lady Bulldogs have battled through a tough schedule in the first half of the 2014 season and faced another powerhouse opponent in Salisbury at home. The Lady Panthers led most of the game, but New Franklin rallied and took the lead in the sixth inning, holding on for a 6-5 win.


A sweeping start
9/10/2014

A sweeping start
The Clark Middle School softball team had three weeks of practice prior to Monday’s season opener at home against Versailles. The first inning was a pretty telling sign that players couldn’t wait to finally face an opponent this season.
The Lady Falcons exploded for 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating Versailles 16-1 in three innings.


Harrisburg football still looking for first win
9/10/2014

Harrisburg ended its three-game road trip to start the 2014 season Friday with a 47-14 loss to Putnam County in Unionville.


Lady Jackets finished third at Mexico Invitational
9/10/2014

The Glasgow girls claimed three of the top-seven individual spots at the Mexico Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, but the Lady Jackets came in third place in the team standings with 59 points, finishing behind Bowling Green and Salisbury.


 
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