Area Sports

Hudson named First Team All-State by MBCA

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg junior catcher Brayden Hudson was named First Team All-State by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. The announcement was made on June 14. Hudson played in 21 games for the Bulldogs in 2018, all at the catcher position. He served as the team’s leadoff hitter. “Brayden played a major role…

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Indiana Dunes State Park a Place to Camp

BY BRANDON BUTLER You don’t have to travel to the Gulf of Mexico or either coast to experience long, white sandy beaches stretching along the shoreline of water you can’t see across. America’s Great Lakes are an inland ocean, and I am particularly fond of Lake Michigan. I’m pretty sure it was in the 5th…

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Harrisburg loses to Russellville in district championship game

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs (11-12) advanced to the Class 2 District 7 championship game for a second straight year, losing 6-3 against the Russellville Indians (17-13) on May 16 in New Bloomfield. It was the second straight time the Bulldogs met the Indians in the Class 2 District 7 championship…

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Dunivent medals at State with third place finish in shot put

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Chris Dunivent became an All-State track and field athlete on May 19, placing third in the shot put at the Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships. Dunivent recorded a new personal best (48-10.5) and finished in third place, making him a state medalist. The…

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Hudson named All-State athlete, Higbee’s first

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Jason Hudson finished in eighth place in the boys javelin at the MSHSAA Class1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships on May 19, making him the first All-State athlete in Higbee track nad field program history. Hudson’s best distance (150-2) set a new school record, and was enough…

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Kimball named Fayette girls basketball coach

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Valerie Kimball has been named as the new head girls basketball coach at Fayette. She was announced as the new coach on May 16. Kimball graduated from Central Methodist University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is currently in her third year…

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CMU loses to Columbia College in Fayette Bracket final

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 18 Central Methodist softball Eagles (43-12) saw their season come to an end at the Fayette Bracket final on May 16. The Fayette Bracket was held at Cox Softball Complex May 14-16. CMU was selected as a host for the 2018 NAIA Softball Championship. The Eagles played host…

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Harrisburg ends track season with five All-State atheltes

The Harrisburg track and field program sent 15 athletes to the MSHSAA Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships, held May 18-19 in Jefferson City. Five of them returned with state medals. The Harrisburg boys 4×100 relay team – Cade Combs, Cody Karl, Aaron Sims and Brayden Hudson – finished fifth (45.84)…

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