Area Sports

Falcons get balanced scoring in loss

Despite a career-high 12 points from Kylea Hoover, the Falcons were unable to snap Scotland County’s winning streak on Friday. The Tigers (17-3) left Fayette (4-13) with a 54-31 victory, their tenth win in a row. A 3-pointer from Kenzie Felten and a 3-point play from Sydney Spielbauer had Fayette in a tight 7-6 game…

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Slater takes New Franklin to the wire in rematch

New Franklin played near-perfect basketball over the final minutes of the first half on Thursday at Slater. The Bulldogs finished the second quarter on a 22-4 run and scored the final 12 points of the half. New Franklin ended up needing every single one of those points as the game came down to the final…

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Salmon and New Franklin hold off Slater

The New Franklin girls led by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter at Slater on Thursday, but that lead was down to one when Addy Salmon stepped to the free-throw line with 30 seconds left. Salmon made both. And after a Slater turnover, she made two more to finish with 16 points…

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Gibson scores a career-high 37 points in senior night win

William Gibson poured in a career-high 37 points in Higbee’s 68-35 senior night victory over Bucklin-Macon County on Friday. The Tigers’ only other senior, Seth Kirby, made his 23rd three-point shot of the season during the victory. Leading just 15-11 after one quarter, Higbee won the second quarter by a score of 19-2. “After a…

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Bulldog teammates reach 1,000 points

New Franklin seniors Gavin Bishop and Tyler Perkins each reached 1,000 career points during the Bulldogs’ 20th win of the season, a 63-43 victory over Brunswick on Friday. Bishop finished with 22 and Perkins added 11. Tysen Dowell scored 15 for the Bulldogs and Tre Cowans had eight. The New Franklin defense held Brunswick to…

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Jackets win two on Courtwarming night

Glasgow 41, Sturgeon 15 The Glasgow girls (9-9) earned a victory with a dominant defensive game in a 41-15 win over Sturgeon on Friday. The Lady Jackets allowed four points or less in each quarter of the Courtwarming victory. Glasgow took a 17-4 lead after one quarter with eight points from Malia Carmack, five from…

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Harrisburg drops two games

The Harrisburg boys lost both games in the Southern Boone Tournament, falling 70-36 to the tournament host on Tuesday, and 65-43 to Hallsville on Thursday. Both the Harrisburg boys and girls will have opportunities to snap a six-game slide when they host Schuyler County on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Harrisburg girls have not played a…

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Fayette brings energy in win over Slater

The Fayette girls out-scrapped Slater in the second half to reach the consolation final of the Wildcat Classic with a 39-34 win. It wasn’t pretty offensively, but the Falcons had enough energy to make critical plays down the stretch. Neither team had a player who scored in double figures. Emma Chew made a 3-pointer that…

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