Area Sports

Higbee Lady Tigers aim for winning season in 2018

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Higbee Lady Tigers have one goal in 2018 — to finish the year with a winning record. Head coach Amy Pottebaum’s Lady Tigers went 2-13 in 2017 with a team that was fairly young and inexperienced. This season, Higbee has seven starters returning, and the team is primed…

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Rudi Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses

BY BRANDON BUTLER Rudi Roeslein is the epitome of the American Dream. He was 7-years old when his family immigrated from Austria to the United States. His possessions fit in the backpack he was carrying. Today, Roeslein is a very successful businessman who revolutionized the manufacturing of aluminum cans through his processes of modular engineering.…

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CMU head coach David Calloway speaks at Heart Football Media Day

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Heart of America Athletic Conference held its 2018 Media Day ahead of the upcoming football season on July 30. The event was held at the Embasssy Suites Hotel in Olathe, Kansas. Head coaches from all 12 schools were available to answer questions about their teams. The Heart’s preseason coaches…

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Boonville 12U All-Stars win first game at Babe Ruth World Series

Preslee Sunderland and Skylar Sunderland combined for a no-hitter in the first game of the 2018 Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series. The Boonville 12U All-Stars defeated the Mount Olive Marauders 3-2 in the tournament’s opening game, held in Jensen Beach, Florida, on July 30. Preslee Sunderland started in the circle and pitched five innings,…

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Belgium youth basketball invades Harrisburg

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg High School hosted an event last week that is becoming an annual tradition. Harrisburg boys basketball coach Kyle Fisher and Harrisburg girls basketball coach Ryan Richardson, along with other members of the Harrisburg staff, played hosts to the Belgium Youth Sports Exchange. The Belgium Youth Sports Lions, the name…

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Success becoming a tradition at Fayette ATA Karate Elite

Since opening in July 2013, ATA Karate Elite of Fayette has consistently produced champions at both the state and district levels. ATA Karate Elite is a taekwondo school located in downtown Fayette. It’s owned an operated by Jason Jones. Jones opened the school in 2013, after his parents were involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.…

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