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Andy Belobraydic holds his record paddlefish.

Angler catches state-record paddlefish

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

The first paddlefish snagging trip for Andy Belobraydic III will be one he’ll remember for the rest of his life. The 33-year-old Richwoods resident turned an already successful day on Table Rock Lake into an unforgettable one by snagging a state-record paddlefish Saturday. Belobraydic’s behemoth weighed 140 pounds, nine ounces; breaking the old record of 139-4 caught in 2002 at Table Rock. The fish, which was caught on the James

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  • First girls’ soccer win in Elsberry history, boys lose to Festus, Winfield in baseball

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Elsberry/Silex Elly Boothe (right) scored four goals in one game helping the program to its first-ever win in girls’ soccer.

    At the start of last year’s Lady Indians soccer season Head Coach Hector Bencomo stated that he and his team were determined to score at least one goal. After enduring the previous season in which the team was unable to record a win or even score a single goal, their determination to put at least one point on the board in 2014 may have seemed a lofty dream to some.

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  • Wild turkey seminar in Hawk Point April 1

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

    The Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association will host a free wildlife seminar on April 1 at the Hawk Point VFW hall. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. Missouri Department of Conservation state turkey biologist, Jason Isabelle, will be on-hand to meet with attendees and present information about wild turkey flock, including an update on the ongoing turkey survival and reproduction study in north Missouri. In addition to being Missouri’s

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  • Price earns bronze medal in NCAA championships

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Deanna Price placed third and earned the bronze medal at the recent NCAA Division I Final Championships held March 13 in Fayetteville, Ark.  She has overcome a serious knee injury and continues her training in hopes of earning a trip to the 2016 Olympics. She is a 2011 graduate of Troy Buchanan High.

    A Troy athlete continues her pursuit of a dream which only a few may attain… representing her country in the World Olympics. On top of that, she is working to get past an injury which threatened to derail this dream. Deanna Price, a Troy Buchanan High graduate (2011) and currently attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, competed in the Missouri Valley Conference Division I Indoor Championship held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Northern

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  • Bencomo goes over 1,000 points

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Elsberry Bencomo Cloponl

    During a Feb. 17 game against Montgomery County Elsberry senior Tanner Bencomo scored her 1,000th career point. Bencomo is the second Lady Indian to record such an accomplishment within the last two years. Elsberry’s Brittni Hagemeier, a 2014 graduate, put up her 1,000th point last February. “Another goal of mine is to play basketball in college,” said Bencomo. “I don’t know if that’s in the cards for me or not.

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  • Lady Owls split Homecoming games

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Levi Miller (23) moves the ball around for Silex in their gama with Wright City. Miller scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds in the game.

    Silex hosted Wright City with the Lady Owls winning 64-39 but the Owls ran out of gas in a 55-45 loss. The girls raised their record to 12-9 for the year. They started off extremely slow and were losing 6-2 at the end of the first period. They picked it up in the second quarter scoring 21 points. In the second half they came out and really did a good

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  • Troy basketball in stretch run, wrestlers bring home medals

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Troy Buchanan’s Miranda Chaney looks to the basketball in the game with Fort Zumwalt West.

    In basketball on Jan. 23, the Troy Buchanan High teams split Winter Homecoming games hosting Fort Zumwalt West. The girls lost 50-24. Alyssa Rivera led Troy with 16 points. Moe led West with 19 points. West jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first period and never trailed. “We just aren’t finishing well around the rim,” said Coach Bryce Gregory. “We are doing a better job at handling the

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