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Smith returns to the Eagles lineup

Smith returns to the Eagles lineup Eagles softball player Izzy Smith spent a lot of time cheering for her teammates last fall. She did the same thing during basketball season. Knee injuries kept Smith out of competition the entire year, but Smith returned to the Eagles softball practice on Monday, ready to play. Coach Ashley

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Running in the Rain

Running in the Rain Eagles cross country coach Crystal Branch doesn’t mind her team running in the rain. While lightning calls off practice, Monday’s rain didn’t bother anyone. “We have Alexa Newkirk and Cassey Poole returning and they both went to the state meet last year,” Branch said. The Eagles will miss returning senior Riley

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Senior Leadership on Court

Senior Leadership on Court The Eagles volleyball team, 10-16 last season, is counting on a large contingent of seniors to lead the squad this season. Hannah Crow and Katy Andrews will be key hitters for the Eagles and Janae King will return as the team’s setter. Coach Jaime Nelson said she will be looking for

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EAGLES OPEN FALL PRACTICES

EAGLES OPEN FALL PRACTICES Despite the rain, the Southern Boone Eagles football team will begin their fall practice schedule Monday with a weight-lifting session followed by a non-contact practice. “We will still be in our shells (helmets/pads and shorts) as the rules dictate that we adapt to the heat before full contact,” coach Trent Tracy

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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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