Area Sports

Lesterville Bearcats Take First At AV Tournament

THE LESTERVILLE BEARCATS pose proudly with their first place trophy and scraps of basketball net at the 91st Annual Arcadia Valley Thanksgiving Tournament. The Bearcats battled the South Iron Panthers for first place on Thursday evening. The Bearcats came out on top with a winning score of 70-45, placing the South Iron Panthers in second…

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Feral Hogs Spoil Youth’s First Hunt

REYNOLDS COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) em­ployees love to hear deer hunting stories, especially when it’s a young person’s first hunt. The first deer hunt is a milestone and ev­ery family has their own traditions; grandfather’s gun might be used, a special breakfast eaten, or a lucky hat worn. Every detail of…

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MDC Opening Weekend Totals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 94,977 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 11 and 12. Of the 94,977 deer harvested, 54,027 were ant­lered bucks, 9,535 were but­ton bucks, and 31,415…

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EHS Cross Country Districts

THE ELLINGTON HS cross country team competed at Districts at Willow Springs on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Moving on to state competition is Carson McNail who finished 3rd in the boys division and Morgan Rains who finished 4th, Hannah Fitzgerald finished 7th and Cynthia Redman finished 13th. These four runners will compete at the Oak…

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Deer Season Safety

By Eric Long, Missouri Department of Conservation Here in the Ozarks, deer season is a time for family and friends to get together around a campfire, share stories of the day’s hunt, and with any luck show off the trophy deer you’ve been yearning for. All too often, these good times can turn into times…

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Youth Season Proves Successful

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunt­ers ages 6 through 15 har­vested 17,222 deer dur­ing Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2017 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 28-29. Top counties for the early youth portion were Osage with 380, How­ell with 377, and Frank­lin…

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October’s From The Rangers Desk

Three topics for this month’s article are the seasonal clos­ing of Loggers Lake and Sut­tons Bluff campgrounds (CG), our present fire danger and our searching for a new conces­sioner for Loggers Lake camp­ground. Loggers Lake Campground will be closing on October 30th, and Suttons Bluff Camp­ground will be closing on No­vember 5th. Now please re­member…

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Lesterville Bearcats Take 1st In Districts

FRONT ROW: Manager Emma Reese, #17 Abby Robbs, #18 Elly Ratliff, #11 Mya Middleton, #19 Bailey Myers, #7 Libby Orr, Manager Hannah Richardson. BACK ROW: Coach Betsy Middleton, Manager Leah Thomas, #5 Allie Harrison, #9 Mallory Polk, #23 Macie Barton, #25 Jadyn Fitzgerald, #14 Hannah Steward, Manager Becca Campbell, Assistant Coach April Freeman. THE LESTERVILLE…

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South Iron Celebrates Senior Night

THE SOUTH IRON Lady Panthers celebrated their Senior Night last Thursday. Sole senior #22 Olivia Barnes is pictured being hugged by her best friend, Allie Wilfong. The whole pep club along with friends and family came out to support Olivia and the South Iron Panthers as they played their last home game of the season…

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