Sports

Taggart says Eagles ready for spread offense

by Bruce Wallace SoBoCo Eagles senior quarterback Spencer Taggart knows that teammates Tanner Smith, Jackson Sartain and Colby Phillips can gain chunks of yardage on the ground. If facing a defense which will give up the run, Taggart knows he will spend a better part of his Friday evenings handing the ball off to one

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Dove season opens Sept. 1

With dove hunting season in Missouri opening Sept. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds dove hunters of its more than 180 conservation areas around the state that allow dove hunting, including nearly 100 planted in crop fields that attract the popular game birds. Crops include sunflower, corn, millet, wheat, and buckwheat. MDC is

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Raising the Level of Competition

By Bruce Wallace Eagles athletes are headed to college to compete at a higher level….with higher expectations. A growing number of SoBoCo High School Eagles are trading their red and black school colors for new college uniforms this next season. But those athletes are finding the off-season workouts to be rigorous and their college with

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Running on the Track with a Purpose

By Brian Kirmse Is there a track or cross country team in Ashland? Well, you could say most definitely, “YES!” And they’re really good! No, I’m not talking about the middle school or high school teams, although they’re really good, too! I’m talking about Ashland’s summer running club… the competitive team that consists of kids

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Get ready for Show-Me Games

The 32nd Annual Show-Me STATE GAMES are scheduled for July 22-24 and 29-31 in Columbia. Missouri’s Olympic-style event offers more than 40 different sports as well as volunteer and spectator opportunities. The Show-Me STATE GAMES is for Missourians of all ages and ability levels and registration for all events is still open. Here are some

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Eagles roll into camp, ready for season

by Bruce Wallace The SoBoCo Eagles football team began two weeks of summer camp drills on Monday with plenty of enthusiasm. While running backs worked on their foot speed and agility, offensive linemen were hitting the blocking sleds with the confidence you would expect of a team that came on at the end of last

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Dates for Physicals Set

Physicals for SoBoCo Eagles athletes will be at the high school and conducted by Peak Sport and Spine on the following dates: July 26 and 28 and Aug. 9 all from 3-7 p.m. A doctor will be on hand to perform the physical for any activity for middle school and high school students. The cost

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Smith Signs with Moberly

TrEl’Shawn Smith has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Moberly Area Community College next fall. Smith was a key player off the bench for the SoBoCo Eagles in their run to the Final Four this past spring. “TrEl can get to the basket to finish or create for her teammates, while also

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Eagles have great Branson Camp

This past week the Varsity and JV Lady Eagle Basketball teams traveled to Branson, Missouri for a lot of basketball and a ton of fun. The Varsity team completed the camp with a record of 9-1 and won the tournament by beating Kiefer (Oklahoma) Naylor, and Alton in the Championship game 48-34. The JV completed

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MDC wants campers to leave firewood at home

For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don’t give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations. Instead, buy firewood at or near the camping destination. Invasive, tree-killing pests can hitchhike in firewood, moving much

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