Area Sports

Passion for the games

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR If you watched a Central Methodist Eagles online broadcast this past year, you likely heard the voice of Quintin Norris doing the play-by-play. Norris has done in-game commentary on cmueagles.com for some of the athletic programs at CMU, those being men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Norris said…

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Hey now, you’re an All-Star

  BY MASON STORNELLO SPORTS REPORTER After a 6-10 campaign in their first season in the Boonville league with the 13-15-year-old Fayette team, three 15-year-old players found another opportunity to test their baseball merit. After voting by a panel of coaches from each of the seven teams in the League, Fayette boasted three players among…

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Major League Baseball’s next home run chase is heating up

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Do you remember the 1998 Major League Baseball season? Do you remember the home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Two players were on pace to break Roger Maris’ season home run record, when he hit 61 home runs in 1961. It was only a matter of who…

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Colorado Rivers Offer Summer Escape

BY BRANDON BUTLER With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring, there might be no better place to retreat to than the mountains of Colorado. Crystal clear trout filled waters and air without humidity are reason enough to pack the family wagon and head west. Colorado is home to more than a few rivers considered…

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Higbee holds unique summer experience

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Classrooms and cafeterias will remain empty until mid-August, but high school basketball gyms around the state have been filled with student-athletes during the summer. Higbee Lady Tigers head coach Tanner Burton said his team has played 30 practice games so far over the summer break. Some of those summer games…

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Moore tosses no-hitter against Salisbury

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR D.J. Moore held Salisbury to a “0” in the hit column in a 14-1 win at Fayette High School on June 13. The Fayette Tractors hosted Salisbury in a doubleheader. Their 14-1 win was the result in Game 1. The Tractors won Game 2 8-2 to complete the doubleheader sweep.…

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Tigers to host First Annual Higbee Shootout

Higbee Lady Tigers head coach Tanner Burton recently announced that Higbee High School is hosting the First Annual Higbee Shootout. This is the first such event that Higbee has hosted. Schools from all around the area will be in attendance, to include the Higbee Lady Tigers, Higbee Tigers and Fayette Falcons. Burton also arranged for…

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Durant, Lebron and the state of the NBA

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Another NBA season concluded this past Monday, when the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals. This Finals series was fun to watch, despite ending in a way that most basketball fans probably thought it would end. Kevin Durant joined the Warriors,…

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Stepping away from the court… for now

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Steve Combs sat inside one of the locker rooms inside Mizzou Arena, trying to find a way to pick his players up after a tough loss. His Harrisburg Bulldogs had just lost a game against Father Tolton. It was the finale of a scheduled day of games in the MFA…

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From amateur to champion

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Drew Gandy was in second place in the decathlon after eight events at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. After the last two events, he stood on the podium as a national champion. Gandy’s collegiate track career came to an end at the conclusion of the national…

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