Area Sports

Lady Falcons take one last flight

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR May 20 marked the end of the 2017 high school track and field season. It was the last day of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships for Class 1 and Class 2. For three Fayette senios – Natalie Bishop, Jada Gaines and Abbie Jefferies – it was the last day…

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Harrisburg sets new school records at state

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg track and field will have to make changes to the record books, after two new school records were set at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships. Senior Noah Strawn set a new record in the 800 (1:59.22), breaking the mark set by Kerry Pudenz in 1983 (1:59.60). The girls…

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Glasgow finishes season with nine All-State athletes

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Nine Glasgow athletes took home 19 medals after the conclusion of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships, held in Jefferson City May 19-20. Senior Hayden Hackman won four medals during the two-day span. Hackman won third place in the 1600 (4:31.50) and fifth place in the discus (138-03). He narrowly…

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New Franklin girls win eighth in 4×200

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR New Franklin head track and field coach Adam Quest described the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships as a roller coaster of emotions. Quest had runners competing in both the 4×100 and the 4×200 in Jefferson City on May 19 and May 20. Those four runners – senior Madison Maupin, juniors…

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Higbee runs 4×200 despite being overshadowed by uncertainty

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Higbee head track and field coach Jon Bishop said he though his girls 4×200 team had an outside chance at making finals after running their race on May 19. Bishop said his team finished in seventh place in their heat during the prelims. However, there was an issue with the…

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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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