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Offense sputters in shutout loss at Hallsville
8/26/2015

Offense sputters in shutout loss at Hallsville
Fayette’s defense showed a dramatic improvement Friday night in its season opener at Hallsville. From one year to the next, the Falcons nearly cut in half the points it allowed against the Indians.
The offense, however, struggled to match that same level of improvement. The Falcons had the ball in Hallsville territory on eight different offensive drives, but they failed to score in any one of them. Fayette lost to the Indians 28-0 to begin the 2015 season.


Fayette softball wins home opener over La Plata
8/26/2015

Fayette softball wins home opener over La Plata
Fayette softball head coach Mike James has said in the past that one bad inning always seems to cost his team in their close losses. That theme of “one bad inning” returned Monday night in the Lady Falcons’ home opener against La Plata.
Fayette surrendered five runs in the fifth inning to La Plata, and sure enough, it was the one bad inning of the game. This time, however, the inning didn’t cost Fayette the game.
That’s because Fayette had already scored six runs earlier in the contest. The Lady Falcons then shut down La Plata in the final two innings to secure a 6-5 win.


Harrisburg football loses opener at Tolton
8/26/2015

Harrisburg started the 2015 season Friday night with a 54-6 loss at Tolton Catholic in Columbia.


California edges Fayette in consolation final
8/26/2015

California edges Fayette in consolation final
Sometimes the breaks go your way, and other times they do not.
Fayette caught a break last year in the last inning of the consolation final of the Marshall Tournament, overcoming a late deficit to beat Warsaw by a run. On Saturday, the Lady Falcons were in a similar situation, trailing California in the final inning of the tournament’s consolation final.
This time, the breaks did not go Fayette’s way. The Lady Falcons picked up a run in the last inning but left the tying run stranded on second base, falling to the Lady Pintos 4-3.


New Franklin softball falls to Boonville in home opener, drops to 0-4
8/26/2015

It’s been a rough start for the New Franklin softball team this fall, but not many Class 1 schools have been able to match the Lady Bulldogs’ strength of schedule through their first four games.
New Franklin fell to 0-4 Monday night with a 15-4 loss to Boonville, a Class 3 program that has started the 2015 season with four-straight wins.


Higbee softball takes second place at Keytesville
8/26/2015

Higbee opened the 2015 season on Saturday by winning two of three games in the Keytesville Tournament, picking up wins over the Keytesville/Brunswick co-op and Bevier.


Driftwood Outdoors: MDC approves new deer hunting dates, regulations
8/26/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: MDC approves new deer hunting dates, regulations
Changes are on the horizon for Missouri deer hunters. Beginning in 2016, deer hunters won’t be able to kill as many antlered bucks, will be able to use crossbows during archery season, will have two fewer days of hunting during the November portion of the firearms season, will have a shorter antlerless season and Urban Zones will no longer exist. The Conservation Commission approved these and other changes based on professional recommendations and public input.



Fayette softball jumps on bandwagon
8/26/2015

Fayette softball jumps on bandwagon
During the 2012-13 season, the only high school sport in Missouri that could participate in preseason jamborees was football. A lot has changed since then, however.
The following school year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association allowed for five additional sports — baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball — to participate in jamborees as well. Like many schools across the state, Fayette jumped in with both feet for a basketball jamboree, but nothing more.
It has been a couple years, but Fayette has added another sport Wednesday night to its jamboree playlist.


Thursday night lights
8/26/2015

Thursday night lights
Central Methodist running back Kevin Denis (center) runs for a big gain Thursday night during the Eagles’ Green and White scrimmage at Davis Field. Central Methodist opens its season next Saturday, Aug. 29, at Peru State College.



Jr. golfers wrap up summer program with tournament
8/26/2015

Jr. golfers wrap up summer program with tournament
The Fayette Junior Golf program finished the summer with a tournament on Aug. 15 at Fayette Golf Club. Pictured at left are the top finishers in the “advanced” group of golfers, who played a full nine holes on golf course.





Boren wins gold medals at Show-Me State Games
8/26/2015

Boren wins gold medals at Show-Me State Games
Keota Boren, of New Franklin, won two gold medals this year in bowling at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia. The bowling competition was held on July 18 and 19 at AMF Town & Country Lanes.






Driftwood Outdoors: Last-minute efforts to be ready for archery season
8/26/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Last-minute efforts to be ready for archery season
We are less than a month from the opening day of archery season for deer, and I’m not ready. There are treestands to hang, shooting lanes to cut, trails to rake and equipment to tweak. I don’t know how deer season always seems to sneak up on me each year, but it does.





Lady Falcons have pieces in place to aim for first winning season in eight years
8/19/2015

Lady Falcons have pieces in place to aim for first winning season in eight years
Optimism has truly been on the rise within the Fayette softball program, and no one is trying to hide it.
For example, in 2012, the Lady Falcons won four games all season. Three years later, Fayette has its sights on achieving that same win total, through the first six days of the season. And the team isn’t stopping there.
Fayette finished the 2014 campaign with a 12-12 record, all the while picking up three victories over teams that won district championships. Now Fayette is striving to achieve its first winning season since 2007, and with 24 players on the roster this fall, including six returning starters, the Lady Falcons definitely have experience on their side.


Falcons look sharp in dress rehearsal
8/19/2015

Falcons look sharp in dress rehearsal
Points may not have been counted on the scoreboard, but it would be hard to argue that Fayette didn’t win Friday night’s football jamboree at Central Methodist University.
Fayette scrimmaged against Harrisburg, Summit Christian Academy and Slater at Davis Field in Fayette. The jamboree was the Falcons’ last preseason scrimmage before the 2015 season begins this Friday at Hallsville.


CMU men’s basketball adds two transfers for 2015-16
8/19/2015

CMU men’s basketball adds two transfers for 2015-16
Central Methodist University men’s basketball head coach Jeff Sherman announced Friday the signing of Jay Jones and Marcus Walden to the CMU men’s basketball 2015-16 recruiting class.






Dickman, Peterson complete men’s basketball coaching staff
8/19/2015

Dickman, Peterson complete men’s basketball coaching staff
Central Methodist University head men’s basketball coach Jeff Sherman announced the hiring of Matt Dickman and Grant Peterson as graduate assistant coaches for the 2015-16 season.




Coaches pick Eagles at No. 8 in women’s soccer
8/19/2015

The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced its Women’s Soccer Coaches’ preseason rankings on Aug. 11, with Central Methodist University picked to finish eighth in the conference out of 11 teams.


CMU men’s soccer picked to finish 10th in the Heart
8/19/2015

The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced their Men’s Soccer Coaches’ preseason rankings on Aug. 11, with Central Methodist University picked to finish in 10th place.


Falcons’ roster packed with size, speed and depth at key positions for 2015
8/19/2015

Falcons’ roster packed with size, speed and depth at key positions for 2015
There’s something different about this year’s Fayette football team, and it’s more than just the turning of pages on the calendar.
The players run a bit faster. They look a little bigger. There are a few more of them, too.
On Friday, Fayette returns to the field to begin the 2015 season, coming off a 3-8 season that resulted in the Falcons’ first Week 11 appearance since 2007. The roster of 32 players includes nine offensive starters and 10 defensive starters, and they’ve been itching to get back on the field as much as their coach.


Fayette’s Matt Sherman chosen as inductee into Hairston Hall of Fame
8/17/2015

Fayette’s Matt Sherman chosen as inductee into Hairston Hall of Fame
Central Methodist University announced Friday morning that six individuals and one team will be the newest members inducted into the Hairston Hall of Fame on Sept. 5.
The 2015 Hairston Hall of Fame class welcomes Shannon Gepford (’91), Wade Welton (1993-present), Beth Lewis (’04), Carter Snow (’04), Justin Wisdom (’07), Matt Sherman (’10) and the 2008-09 men’s basketball team.



 
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