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Tanner Bencomo (left) and Sabrina Pruitt (right), Elsberry’s first-team selections.

Area players named EMO all-conference in softball

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

The East Missouri Conference has released the names of players who achieved all-conference status in softball this season. Area players named to the team included: First Team: Ashley Brown, senior, infield, Silex; Sabrina Stewart, outfield, junior; Katie McCrory, utility, sophomore; and Tanner Bencomo, utility, senior. Second Team: Kaitlyn Reed, sophomore, Clopton; Sabrina Pruitt, senior, Elsberry; Leah Miller, senior, Silex and Rachel Lipsey, junior, Silex. Bowling Green won the regular season

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  • IndianHawks hold off Indians; Troy, Winfield fall on the gridiron

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:07 am

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks pulled off a nail-biter of a victory on Oct. 10 against the Van-Far Indians. The game began with an 85-yard kick return that resulted in a touchdown for IndianHawk senior Collin Dugan. Van-Far came back to score a touchdown of their own and tie the game later on in the first quarter. Clopton/Elsberry then hit a little bit of a wall and failed to score again during

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  • Lady Owls district champs, weather delays sectional

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Front row (from left): Rachel Lipsey, Ashley Brown, Leah Miller, Nikki Hawkins, Melanie Miller. Middle Row: Elly Boothe, Sydney Kreuger, Kaitlyn Clary, McIntyre Wilmes, Tessa Gruenloh, Shelby Kreuger. Back row: Coach Rebecca Lipsey, Mandy Franklin, Michele Norton, Sami Mudd, Riley Sullivan, Taylar Jett, Mackenzie Weatherford, Claire Lavy.

    Two straight shutouts lifted the Silex Lady Owls to a district title in the Class 1 district held at Community. In the semi-finals, they eliminated Van-Far with a 10-0 win in five innings. Melanie Miller got the win. She gave up only one hit, issuing no walks, and struck out seven. She struck out six of the first eight batters. Offensively, Ashley Brown had two doubles and scored twice. Rachel

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  • Winfield dominating in volleyball, three squads at top of competition

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Winfield varsity with win at New Haven earlier this fall.

    The Winfield Lady Warriors accomplished another one of the team’s pre-season goals by clinching at least a share of their second consecutive GAC North Division title with a resounding 25-15, 25-12 win over Orchard Farm. It is only the second time in school history that the Winfield volleyball program has turned in back-to-back conference championships. Of the match, Coach Nathan Harman said, “It was another team effort. After a slow

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  • Elsberry soccer, softball losses

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Elsberry’s varsity soccer team squared off against Lutheran on the road on Oct. 8. “We came out a little flat,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “Part of that is probably my fault. We had a long layoff. I gave the guys a couple of days off the previous week to recover because we had some illnesses and some injuries.” Robinson said his team really struggled to get things going during

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  • Silex FFA excelled at recent trap shoot

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The Price Family donated a trailer to the Silex FFA Trapshooters.

    The Silex FFA Trapshoot was held at Lolar Branch on Sept 20. Silex FFA Chapter helped host the shoot. Silex FFA got to take all seven squads to the shoots. The “A” Squad consisted of Taylor Eisenbath, Max Mehler, Joe Martin, Nick Bruns, and Nathan Wommack. The “B” Squad consisted of Wyatt Gruenloh, Jack Norton, Matt Mueller, Nick Kientzy, and Nathan KientzyThe “C” Squad was Caleb Hudson, Jake Price, Jonathan

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  • Troy wins two volleyball matches

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

    All three levels earned wins against Fort Zumwalt South last night. Varsity won 25-17, 25-15. Freshman Emiley Cross had her breakout game of the season leading in kills for Troy with five. She also had two solo blocks. Stef Richterkessing followed with four kills, one solo block, one assisted block, and 15 digs. Both sophomores Paige Carroll and Carlie Brown each had two kills on the night. Ally Richterkessing and

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  • Winfield advances in district, Elsberry eliminated

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Libby Marko is all smiles, rounding the bases after hitting this home run against O’Fallon Christian. She was also the winning pitcher as the Lady Warriors advance.

    The softball season ended Wednesday for the Elsberry Lady Indians with a 12-2 loss to Trinity in the district tournament. The Elsberry Lady Indians were hoping to put one last mark in the win column before heading into this year’s district. The chance for them to do so came on Oct. 6 in a game against the Winfield Lady Warriors. That contest, which occurred on Winfield’s home turf, got off

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  • Area football teams looking to snap long losing streaks

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Jake Freeman, 11, runs with the ball while Brandon Davis attempts to help block Warrenton players.

    The wheels seem to keep coming off for area football teams as the season goes down the home stretch. Winfield hosted Warrenton Oct. 3. Warrenton proved superior that night, building up a 47-0 lead after three quarters en route to a 47-6 win. Winfield’s score came on a 13-yard pass from Damian Cagle to Chase Bauer. Braydon Chmiel and Zach Logan scored two TDs each to lead Warrenton. This was

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