Area Sports

Basketball postseason format determined

The National Administrative Council (NAC) finalized approval of a men’s and women’s basketball postseason tournament format which will include 64 qualifiers, 16 four-team opening rounds and a 16-team final site tournament. The decision comes after the Council of Presidents’ (COP) approval in April 2018 to move to a single division in both men’s and women’s…

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Habitat is Critical for Struggling Monarch Butterflies

BY BRANDON BUTLER Missouri is located in the heart of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Making our state a key geography to monarch restoration efforts. A lot of the population is found along the I-35 corridor, but don’t think of that as a narrow window because it’s actually around 400 miles wide. Monarchs must find…

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Hudson named First Team All-State by MBCA

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg junior catcher Brayden Hudson was named First Team All-State by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. The announcement was made on June 14. Hudson played in 21 games for the Bulldogs in 2018, all at the catcher position. He served as the team’s leadoff hitter. “Brayden played a major role…

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Indiana Dunes State Park a Place to Camp

BY BRANDON BUTLER You don’t have to travel to the Gulf of Mexico or either coast to experience long, white sandy beaches stretching along the shoreline of water you can’t see across. America’s Great Lakes are an inland ocean, and I am particularly fond of Lake Michigan. I’m pretty sure it was in the 5th…

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Harrisburg loses to Russellville in district championship game

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs (11-12) advanced to the Class 2 District 7 championship game for a second straight year, losing 6-3 against the Russellville Indians (17-13) on May 16 in New Bloomfield. It was the second straight time the Bulldogs met the Indians in the Class 2 District 7 championship…

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