Area Sports

Local athletes punch their tickets to Jefferson City

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR After all the practices, duel meets and triangulars, the district meets and sectionals, the day is just over the horizon for the top track and field athletes in the state. The MSHSAA track and field championships will be held May 19-20 at Jefferson City High School. Athletes from around Howard…

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Bulldogs advance to district final

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Freshman Brayden Hudson was the shortest person on the field in Harrisburg’s district semifinal game against New Bloomfield on May 15, but he came up with big hits in key situations. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Hudson turned on a 3-1 pitch and sent it into the gap…

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Clark track sets two new records

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Clark Middle School assistant track and field coach Micah Brimer said he told Breanna Estes to give it all she had on her last throw at the Lewis and Clark Middle School Relays. The conference meet was held at Central Methodist University on May 9. Her last throw at that…

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Falcons show grit in loss to Pilot Grove

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons (4-9) ended their regular season with an 11-7 loss to the Pilot Grove Tigers (8-5) at Estes Field on May 9. The theme of the game was Senior Night. Six seniors were recognized on the field after the game had ended: Hunter Heath, Babrack Roberts, Robby Robinson,…

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Clark Middle School coach bids farewell

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Chad Hall stood before the crowd inside the Middle School cafeteria to pass out athetic awards to the softball team and boys basketball team. Before he began handing out certificates, he announced that he was leaving Clark to become the pricipal at Keytesville. “I’m sad to leave, but excited to…

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Running for Independence

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Head coach Tom Oakley sat with a smile on his face near the end of the Class 2 District 7 meet on May 6 at Putnam County High School. Some of his athletes qualified to advance to the sectional meet on May 13 in at William Chrisman High School in…

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BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs boys track and field team captured their third district title in three years, at the Class 1 District 2 meet at La Plata on May 6. Harrsiburg scored 149 points on the day, and finished 38 points ahead of second place Knox County. “For the boys to…

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Glasgow boys win district title

Glasgow hosted the Class 1 District six track meet on May 6. The Glasgow boys track and field team won their district meet, scoring 123 points to finish in first place as a team. Salisbury was second with 106 points. The girls track and field team finished in second place with 98 points. Salisbury finished…

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Dawson advances to State Golf Championship

Fayette junior Blake Dawson is going to the MSHSAA State Golf Championship after qualifying at the Sectional 3 match on May 8 in Columbia. The match took place at LA Nickell Golf Course. Dawson shot a 6-over-par to finish in third place. His total scored on the day was 76. The set qualifying limit was…

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Baseball Bulldogs win on Senior Day

The Harrisburg Bulldogs played their last regular season home game on May 8, defeating Madison 4-2. The day was designated as Senior Day, and the team recognized six seniors at the conclusion of the game: Brendan Gray, Taylor Bottomley, Trey Freeman, Cole Giboney, Garrett Gash and Taylor Bottomley. “I can’t say enough (about them),” head…

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