New team, same running game and hard-nosed defense

It will be a new era for Southern Boone basketball as the 20170-18 season kicks off next Tuesday at Harrisburg. Both the Eagles boys and girls graduated a group of seniors which led SoBoCo to two conference tournament crowns and, for the boys two years of 25-plus wins and a district championship and, for the

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Eagles girls basketball team ready for new era

When talking about the 2017-18 Eagles girls basketball team, you have to first get the elephant out of the room and talk about what’s missing: A group of senior who graduated last May who won three consecutive district titles. That’s fine with Eagles coach Tony Phillips. Get that discussion out of the way now, he

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Eagles soccer volleyball players earn honors

Fall postseason honors were recently named for volleyball and soccer teams. The Eagles volleyball team honors included: All Tri-County Conference – Second team, Sayde Taggart and Sydney Mattas; All District: First Team, Sayde Taggart; Second Team, Sydney Mattas and Kayla Sage. Soccer honors include Eagles head coach Chris Miller being named the Class 2 Public

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7th Grade Eagles boys hoops

The Eagles MS boys basketball team is off to a 3-0 start, including Monday’s 32-31 win over North Callaway in the first round of the Southern Boone Tournament. The Eagles defeated Blair Oaks 38-33 and defeated Hallsville to open the season by a 38-30 score. Carter Salter and Aidan Bukowsky have been among the scoring

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A Blazing Start

The 8th grade girls opened their season last week against Blair Oaks. After only leading by 5 at half time they put the game away in the 2nd half with pressure defense creating steals and easy buckets. The girls played good defense all around. Mariah Prince was the leading scorer with 18, followed by Jersee

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Is this dream happening?

When Dolly Parton asked me if I would like to buy Dollywood, the theme park she owns in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, I was flattered and a bit surprised. I could tell during the few minutes we had been conversing that it was important to her to find someone she could trust with her pride and

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You mean, I need a plan?

Since I was “outed” last week by a feature story in the Columbia Missourian, folks around here have been asking me, “What do you plan to do in retirement?” Whoa. Wait just a minute. You mean I’m supposed to have a plan? If you didn’t read or hear, a Missourian reporter wanted to do a

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Eagles Take Third Place

The Southern Boone Eagles brought home the third place trophy on Saturday after a 0-0 tie with Bayless at the Class 2 State Soccer Championships in Fenton. The Eagles dominated play throughout the game, but had no luck putting the ball in the net. SoBoCo’s Will Nickolaus’ volley struck the crossbar and went over the

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. 10.30.2017: Joseph Allen Gipson, 30, of Ashland was arrested by the CSEC on seven failure to appear charges. Release with probation. 11.4.2017: David Royal Grimsley, 35, of Moberly was arrested by Ashland Police on domestic 3rd degree assault charges. Bonded $1,500. Ashland Police

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