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Jenny Richardson prepares to bunt for the Troy Buchanan High Trojans in last week’s scrimmage game against Clopton.

Elsberry softball, soccer preview

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

Elsberry’s new activities director and head girls softball coach Chad Twellman is gearing up for his first year with the Lady Indians. Twellman’s team will be new and inexperienced due to the loss of six seniors. “We have some weaknesses,” said Twellman. “Fundamentally we’ve got to get better.” One of those weaknesses is in the team’s pitching staff. Sabrina Pruitt replaces Becca Almus as the team’s main pitcher. Pruitt didn’t

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  • Old Monroe Sophomores champs

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

    2014 Old Monroe Sophomores

    The Old Monroe Sophomores were undefeated this year with a record of 13 – 0. They defeated Silex for the county championship. Team members are Lexi Burkemper (front); second row (from left): Audrey Hermann, Megan Mathews, Alayna Kaimann, Peyton Fields, Rachel Burkemper and Sydney Schulte; third row: Coach Boone Creech, Claire Eggering, Maci Dixon, Haley Endsley, Baylie Petry and Coach David Burkemper. Not pictured: Madysen Henke and Emma Burkemper.

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  • Bombers county champs

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Troy Bombers

    The Bombers are the county wide champions in the Atoms Division. They ended their season with an 16-0 record, defeating both Silex and Old Monroe in the playoffs. They scored 295 runs and only allowed 72 all season. Jake Mitts of Mitts Electric, sponsored the team. Team members were front row: Todd Bowman manager and Quentin Hampshire, catcher. Second row: Shawn Blomes, Brennon Leahy, Flavia Biondo, Jimmy Barajas, Peyton Mathews,

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