Area Sports

Falcons run over Westran

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette Falcons junior defensive back Drew Whitley came up with two key interceptions late to give the Fayette Falcons (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) a 38-29 upset victory over the No. 8 Westran Hornets (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) on Sept. 15 at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field. With the…

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Lady Falcons beat Sturgeon in extra innings to win Fayette Tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons (9-7) won a dramatic, back-and-forth game over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 Fayette Softball Tournament at Cox Softball Complex on Sept. 16. Sturgeon put together a rally late that tied the game 6-6. The game went into an eighth inning,where…

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Glasgow defeats Harrisburg in tournament group play

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR A six-run third inning led to a win for the Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets (2-9) led to a 7-4 win over the Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs (6-10) on Sep. 16 at Fayette High School. The game between the two teams was a scheduled group play game during the 2017 Fayette Softball Tournament.…

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Harrisburg loses to Knox County

The Harrisburg Bulldogs (1-4, 1-4 Lewis and Clark) lost to the Knox County Eagles (3-2, 3-2 Lewis and Clark) 32-18 on Sep. 15 in Edina, Missouri. Senior Cody Karl rushed for 143 yards and had a 60-yard touchdonw run in the Bulldogs’s loss. Junior Aaron Sims had a 95-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter,…

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Glasgow comes from behind to beat Bulldogs

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Glasgow baseball Yellowjackets (2-4) came from behind to defeat the New Franklin Bulldogs (1-10) 5-3 at Glasgow’s Gold Star Park on Sep. 12. Down 3-2 in the fifth inning, Glasow took advantage of an error. They scored three runs in the inning ot go ahead. They held on to…

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Falcons can’t overcome mistakes in loss to Marceline

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons (3-1, 2-1 Lewis and Clark) were unable to overcome mistakes, and couldn’t stop big scoring plays, in their 48-12 loss to the No. 3 Marceline Tigers (4-0, 3-0 Lewis and Clark) on Sept. 8 at Chester Ray Stadium. The Falcons made a strong start, stealing momentum…

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Higbee softball gets big win over Prairie Home

The Higbee Lady Tigers (1-11, 1-2 CCAA) earned a big 24-1 road win over the Prairie Home Lady Panthers on Sept. 7. Prairie Home started the game with nine players but after the first pitch intentionally pulled a player due to a prior injury, head coach Amy Pottebaum said. They finished the game with eight…

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Lady Falcons win third place at Third Annual Terry Early Tourney

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons (5-6) won two of three games at the Third Annual Terry Early Softball Tournament, and left with a third place trophy. The Terry Early Softball Tournament was held in New Franklin, hosted by the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Falcons defeated the Madison Lady…

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Lady Bulldogs win consolation game at Terry Early Tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs (3-8) won two of their three games at the Third Annual Terry Early Softball Tournament on Sept. 9 at their home field. Their biggest win on the day was during the consolation game. New Franklin defeated the Community Trojans (4-9) in walk-off fashion, scoring a…

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Falcons soar to best start since 1999

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The last time the Fayette Falcons won their first three games to start a season was 1999. Bill Clinton was nearing the end of his second term as President of the United States. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, had not yet…

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