Area Sports

Local Senior Baseball Players Recognized

Senior baseball players were recently recognized at last week’s Arcadia Valley game and South Iron game. Arcadia Valley seniors Stephen Pursley, Kolter McBride, and Logan Pannebecker were honored at last week’s baseball game against Bismarck.  Fellow senior Corbin Rea was also remembered for his dedication to the team. South Iron seniors Evan McCaig and Brad…

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MDC announces five hunters drawn for elk permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this October. For the inaugural season, MDC will issue one permit each to five lucky Missourians randomly drawn from 19,215 permit applications, including 33 for one resident-landowner antlered-elk permit and 19,182 for four general permits. The five…

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Online Application for MDC Managed Deer Hunts Underway

Deer hunters can now apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state. The managed hunts will be from mid-September through mid-January for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms.  These managed hunts will be in conservation areas, state and other parks, national…

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Wayne County Man Has Record Fish

John Garver of Williamsville was recently recognized for shooting a new state-record spotted sucker while bowfishing. Garver, whose record falls under alternative methods, shot the 3-pound, 6-ounce fish at Duck Creek Conservation Area north of Puxico May 1. His record beat the previous record under alternative methods by more than a pound. “I was out…

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JOIN MDC WEBCAST JULY 1 TO LEARN ABOUT ATTRACTING BACKYARD WILDLIFE

Interested in attracting birds, bees, and other wildlife to your backyard? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to join its free live Wild Webcast on Attracting Backyard Wildlife on Wednesday, July 1, at noon. MDC Urban Wildlife Biologist Erin Shank of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center will explain the basics of creating…

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MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER DURING FROGGING SEASON

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to discover nature this summer during frogging season. Beginning June 30 at sunset through Oct. 31, those with a fishing permit or small-game hunting permit may frog for bullfrogs and green frogs. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit…

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Whippets Are Champs

 The Ellington Lady Whippet Volleyball team won the Gold Bracket of the Black Division in the Dig For Life Challenge Volleyball Tournament in Cape Girardeau. In the finals, the Lady Whippets beat Gideon 25-19 and 25-20. In the semifi-nals, Ellington beat South Iron in a three-set contest, 25-13, 15-25, and 25-23. Sixty area volleyball teams…

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Ellington Takes State Baseball Title

The Ellington Whippets made history Friday. They won the Class 2 State Baseball Tournament in O’Fallon. This was the rst time thatan Ellington team in any sport had advanced to the Final Four. The community welcomed the team home Friday evening by lining the streets with fans. Friends Pickin’ played music. Once the bus arrived…

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