Area Sports

Glasgow boys and girls both take first at Lowell Eaton Relays

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Frigid temperatures and a chance for snow forced Harrisburg to delay the Lowell Eaton Relays by one week. The track meet at Harrisburg High School was originally scheduled for April 6. The meet took place on April 13. Rain entered the area during the Lowell Eaton Relays, but the meet…

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Harrisburg bats heat up in win over Salisbury

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR When the 2018 baseball season began, the Harrisburg Bulldogs’ bats were almost as cold as the outside temperatures. The Bulldogs lost five straight to begin the season, and were outscored 36-9 along the way. Over the last five games, however, the bats have awakened. The Bulldogs have scored 34…

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Clark Middle School Relays held at Davis Field at CMU

Clark Middle School hosted the Clark Middle School Relays on April 13 at Davis Field. The Clark girls and boys track and field teams both finished in fifth place on the day. Harrisburg boys finished third. Harrisburg girls were sixth. New Franklin boys finished in 10th, while New Franklin girls finished in seventh. Higbee boys…

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Henderson and Nelson set school records at North Callaway

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Jennifer Nelson, and freshman Zach Henderson, each set new school records at the North Callaway Invitational on April 10. Nelson broke her own school record in the discus, recording a distance of 110-08. That broke a record she set last year at the Class 2 District 7 meet…

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Youth Turkey Harvest Way Down, But Spirits Up

BY BRANDON BUTLER Youth turkey season was pretty tough this year. Cold weather and a late spring made for a challenging two-day hunt. It was all the way down to 19 degrees on Saturday morning where we were hunting in central Missouri. Kids were bundled up like it was a late season deer hunt. But…

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All-Stars honored at annual KRES banquet

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR High school basketball athletes from Central Missouri were honored at the annual KRES All-Star Banquet, held at Moberly Area Community College on April 4. Five athletes from Howard County were in attendance: Fayette senior Blake Dawson, Glasgow senior Jaden Monnig, New Franklin senior Mason Bailey and Harrisburg seniors Cade…

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Seventh time is a charm

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette baseball Falcons played their first home game of the 2018 season on April 9, defeating the Paris Coyotes 5-1 at Estes Field. Sophomore pitchers Jack Kindle and Cale Polson combined for seven innings, holding the Coyotes (3-1, 1-1 Lewis and Clark) to one run, as the two…

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Schuyler County sweeps Harrisburg in doubleheader

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The weekend was met with winter-like temperatures, but that didn’t stop the Harrisburg Bulldogs from taking the diamond on April 7. The Bulldogs (0-4, 0-3 Lewis and Clark) hosted the Schuyler County Rams (2-1, 2-0 Lewis and Clark) at Coach Brian T. Simpson Memorial Field. The Rams earned a…

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Farm Ponds are a Favorite for Surefire Fishing

BY BRANDON BUTLER Large Missouri bodies of water, like Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, the Missouri River and many more, offer incredible angling opportunities. They also often require somewhat of a steep learning curve and advanced equipment. If you are just looking to relax, catch some fish and put a few filets in the…

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New Franklin Bulldogs get first win of season

The New Franklin Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season in a big way, defeating Smithton 21-8 on the road on April 9. With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 1-4 on the season. Avery Lauer led New Franklin with four hits on the day, driving in two runs. Gavin Bishop drove in…

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