Area Sports

Kent signs NLI with Missouri Valley College

Fayette senior Chavez Kent signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Missouri Valley College on Feb. 7. The day was designated at National Signing Day for college football. Kent played varsity football for four seasons with the Fayette Falcons. On defense, he had 279 tackles and 25.5 sacks as a defensive end…

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Falcons reach new high in Pallardy era

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons reached a new milestone under fifth-year head coach Ben Pallardy last week. The team set a new career-high for season wins for Pallardy. The Falcons went 18-9 last year, extending a trend of improvement after Pallardy’s first season. This season, Fayette picked up their 18th win on…

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Lady Falcons pick up eight win, defeat Marceline

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons picked up their eighth win of the season with a 54-53 win over the Marceline Lady Tigers on Feb. 9. With the win, the Lady Falcons improved to 8-15 overall, and 2-4 in the Lewis and Clark Conference. Head coach Jeff Martin took over the Fayette…

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New Franklin defeats Glasgow, inches closer to clinching CAC title

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The New Franklin Bulldogs celebrated Homecoming with a 48-38 win over the Glasgow Yellowjackets on Feb. 9. The Bulldogs improved to 15-7 overall, and 8-1 in the Central Activities Conference, with the win over their Howard County rivals. “Playing against (Glasgow head coach) Mick Cropp is always a challenge,” New…

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Lady Jackets defeat New Franklin

Glasgow senior Jaden Monnig (40) blocks a shot by New Franklin senior Madison Matney (11) during a game on Feb. 9. Glasgow defeated New Franklin 53-22. The night was designated as Homecoming for New Franklin.

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Bulldogs close out home schedule with win over Westran

] The Harrisburg Bulldogs (18-5, 5-1 Lewis and Clark) defeated the Westran Hornets (6-17, 1-6 Lewis and Clark) 79-45 on Feb. 9. It was the final home game of the 2017-2018 season for Harrisburg. The Bulldogs recognized eight seniors before the start of the game: Ethan Sublett, Christian Jenkins, Anna Clark, Cade Combs, Kolton James,…

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Eagles finalize 2018 signing class

The Central Methodist football team announced its record signing class of 51 student athletes Wednesday afternoon on national signing day, as head coach David Calloway will enter his third year at the helm of the program. The signing class marks one of the largest in program history, and features 18 from the home state of…

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Lady Bulldogs earn win over Westran in home finale

The Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs (7-14, 3-3 Lewis and Clark) won their final home game of the 2017-2018 season, defeating the Westran Lady Hornets (1-21, 0-7 Lewis and Clark) 60-56 in overtime. With the win, Harrisburg improved to 7-14 overall, and 3-3 in the Lewis and Clark Conference. Jillian Thornhill led Harrisburg with 18 points. Sydney…

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Madhouse at Puckett

The Central Methodist women’s basketball Eagles battled back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to earn their third straight victory over a ranked opponent. The Eagles (16-7, 10-2 HAAC) defeated the No. 11 Baker Wildcats (18-5, 9-3 HAAC) 80-79, turning Puckett Field House into a madhouse. The crowd was very much involved in…

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No place like home, Sherman gets 600th win

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 12 Central Methodist men’s basketball Eagles won 17 games last season. With seven games remaining in the current season, they already have 20 wins. The Eagles (20-3, 9-3 HAAC) picked up their 20th win on Jan. 31, defeating the Baker Wildcats (9-11, 3-9, HAAC) 71-62. “It is a…

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