Sports

Volleying into the season

The Southern Boone County volleyball team has the exact opposite problem of most teams starting their seasons within the next few weeks. While the football, boys soccer and softball teams are focusing on replacing a talented senior class with some fresh group of young players, the volleyball team is returning all of its starters. And

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SoBoCo Wrestling in the sand

Southern Boone Wrestling participated in the inaugural Sandbox Scuffle sand wrestling tournament in Palmyra on August 10. The team won $509 towards equipment and supplies for being the best represented high school at the tournament. PHOTO: Hunter Jennings 1st place, Colin Lewis 3rd place, Mary Grover 2nd place and Cole Eppy 3rd place. Below, Dane

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Free fishing classes

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to a free, four-class series of fishing workshops in Columbia. The Discover Nature – Fishing (DNF) workshops will cover the basics of fishing from tackle to knot-tying, and participants will gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. Each of the

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MDC’s August programming

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City has a full schedule of programs planned for August. Some programs require registration in advance, so MDC Nature Center Assistant Manager Becky Matney encourages guests to familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the nature center at mdc.mo.gov/centralevents. Unless otherwise noted, registration opens

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Volunteers Needed to Help Clean Katy Trail

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Katy Trail by picking up trash left by receding floodwaters. Anyone who is interested in helping with this effort is encouraged to grab their bicycles, boots, gloves, long sleeves and bug spray and join us from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and on Saturday, Aug.

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Changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces changes to its reservation system for managed waterfowl hunts – starting this hunting season. MDC offers managed waterfowl hunting on more than a dozen conservation areas specially managed with a focus on wetlands. Hunters can apply for a reservation or participate in a daily morning drawing for opportunities

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MDC offers dove hunting clinic

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites first-time dove hunters to learn dove hunting basics at a FREE clinic and hunt on opening weekend of the 2019 dove season. The event, for adults and youth ages 8 – 15, will begin at Prairie Fork Conservation Area with a dove clinic on Saturday, Aug. 31, from

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Catching up with Eagles Volleyball

SoBoCo Eagles coaches took 10 volleyball girls to camp at Kansas University July 9-11th. The girls spent over 25 hours in the gym over three days and improved their skills both individually and as a team. Each day the Eagles team participated in league play against other teams at the camp. On the final day,

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Eagles take T-Birds for the win

The Eagles summer league softball team went up against North Callaway in the CMAA championship game over the weekend. Following an undefeated season, the Eagles came from behind to win 8-7 in the last inning of the game.     Fifth and sixth grade team members include: Abigail Smith, Adah Zagorac, Addison Hinton, Aubree Townlain,

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MDC at Missouri State Fair

Visit MDC’s Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8-17 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 to see live fish and other native animals such as snakes, turtles, and amphibians. Learn about and see displays of native plants that help butterflies and other important pollinators. Ask MDC staff conservation-related questions, get

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