Area Sports

Dunivent medals at State with third place finish in shot put

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Chris Dunivent became an All-State track and field athlete on May 19, placing third in the shot put at the Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships. Dunivent recorded a new personal best (48-10.5) and finished in third place, making him a state medalist. The…

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Hudson named All-State athlete, Higbee’s first

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Jason Hudson finished in eighth place in the boys javelin at the MSHSAA Class1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships on May 19, making him the first All-State athlete in Higbee track nad field program history. Hudson’s best distance (150-2) set a new school record, and was enough…

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Kimball named Fayette girls basketball coach

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Valerie Kimball has been named as the new head girls basketball coach at Fayette. She was announced as the new coach on May 16. Kimball graduated from Central Methodist University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is currently in her third year…

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CMU loses to Columbia College in Fayette Bracket final

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 18 Central Methodist softball Eagles (43-12) saw their season come to an end at the Fayette Bracket final on May 16. The Fayette Bracket was held at Cox Softball Complex May 14-16. CMU was selected as a host for the 2018 NAIA Softball Championship. The Eagles played host…

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Harrisburg ends track season with five All-State atheltes

The Harrisburg track and field program sent 15 athletes to the MSHSAA Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships, held May 18-19 in Jefferson City. Five of them returned with state medals. The Harrisburg boys 4×100 relay team – Cade Combs, Cody Karl, Aaron Sims and Brayden Hudson – finished fifth (45.84)…

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Dawson qualifies for Class 1 State Golf

Harrisburg sends three golfers to the Class 1 Sectional 3 Championships in Huntsville BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons golft team traveled to Huntsville, Missouri, for the Class 1 Sectoinal 3 championships on May 7. Four members of the Fayette golf team – Blake Dawson, Jace Udy, Tate Beeler and Dylan Asbury –…

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Falcons extend track and field season with trip to sectionals

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette track and field program saw significant turnover after last season. Head coach Tom Oakley led two teams into the 2018 campaign with several new faces. Oakley said before the start of the season that he would do a lot of moving around, finding out events where people belong,…

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Glasgow to send 17 athletes to sectionals

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Glasgow track and field Yellowjackets are sending 17 athletes into the next stage of the postseason, after they qualified at the Class 1 District 6 Championships in Higginsville, Missouri, on May 5. Senior Trace Thompson qualified in both the 200 and the 400. He finished in second place (23.70)…

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