Area Sports

New Franklin edges Sturgeon to claim tournament title

Tyler Perkins opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer that gave New Franklin a 36-23 lead over Sturgeon (8-4) in the championship game of the 91st New Franklin tournament. He closed the fourth quarter at the free-throw line with that lead down to two points. He sank both and the New Franklin Bulldogs (11-0) celebrated…

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Bulldogs advance to final with overtime victory

The Lady Bulldogs were looking for an open 3-pointer, down 37-34 to Sweet Springs in the closing seconds of regulation during Thursday’s semifinal game. After failing to get a good look at the tying shot, Abby Maupin put her head down and took the ball to the basket and drew a foul as her shot…

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Harrisburg boys beat Marceline 61-48

Harrisburg 61, Marceline 48 Harrisburg scored the first 10 points of the game and led wire-to-wire in a 61-48 win at Marceline on Thursday. Tanner Lanes led the Bulldogs with 24 points and seven rebounds. Jace Carr had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Wyatt Robinson had 10 points for Harrisburg, who…

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Eagles earn first dual win in program history

The Central Methodist women’s wrestling team works hard. The ten freshmen practice two hours a day on weekends and ninety minutes every school day. On Wednesday, that work started to pay off with the first dual victory in program history, 22-12 over Saint Mary. “We work really hard,” said Madlyne Navarro, who concluded the dual…

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CMU wins ninth straight game

The No. 8 Central Methodist women’s basketball team jumped out to a 27-9 lead and defeated Benedictine (12-4) 81-64, moving to 15-1 for the season. The Ravens scored 26 points in the second quarter to cut eight points off of the CMU lead, but the Eagles held Benedictine to just 13 points in the third,…

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Eagles survive in double-overtime

Isaiah Burton’s 3-pointer with 54 seconds left in the second overtime gave the CMU men’s basketball team a five-point cushion and the Eagles came away with an 88-83 win over Benedictine. Josh Robinson started the second overtime with a 3-point play. He played 49 of the 50 minutes and finished with 21 points and seven…

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Falcons can’t slow Lady Greyhound offense

Abbey Conrow scored 19 points in the first half, but it wasn’t enough for Fayette in a 62-46 loss to Sweet Springs in the third-place game of the New Franklin tournament. The Lady Greyhounds scored a season-high 62 points and nearly reached their season scoring average by halftime, taking a 38-26 lead into the break.…

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Higbee drops road contests

Wellsville-Middletown 72, Higbee 44 A slow start hurt Higbee in a 72-44 loss to Wellsville-Middletown on Tuesday. Higbee won the second quarter 16-15, but the Tigers were outscored 25-7 over the opening eight minutes. William Gibson had 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the loss. Keetun Redifer was 6-11 from the floor for…

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Missouri Media football All-State selections

Quess Frerking, Jace Carr, and Kevin Raines were named second-team All-State by the Missouri Media on Friday. Frerking was named to the second team offense at lineman after leading a Fayette line that paved the way for 2,200 rushing yards during the Falcons’ 6-4 season. Carr earned a spot on the second team at receiver…

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Glasgow boys reach consolation semi in Salisbury

The Glasgow boys reached the consolation final of the Salisbury tournament with a 59-32 win over Norborne. Drew Sanders made seven 3-pointers, scoring 26 points in the Yellowjacket victory. Glasgow took a 16-6 lead after one quarter and increased the lead to 34-8 by halftime. Deshonne Cowans was 4-6 from the floor for 10 points,…

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