Area Sports

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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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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