Area Sports

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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Panthers Dominate  In Opening Round

The South Iron Panthers boys basketball team made a statement Monday night in the first-round of the Class 1, District 2, Tournament in Annapolis. The team can score and will be hard to stop. South Iron, the top seed, beat 105-24.  The Panthers now 20-4. Second-seeded Lesterville beat Bell City 58-31. Leopold downed Viburnum 79-46.…

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Cape Nature Center Announces March Programs

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has a full schedule of programs planned for March. Some programs require registration in advance, so Nature Center Manager Sara Turner said it’s important guests familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the center at www.mdc.mo.gov/southeastevents. Turner said the biggest event in March will be the Native Plant Seminar…

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Ain’t February Grand?

By Larry Dablemont   At my corn feeder here on my wooded ridge-top, a pair of deer fed while it snowed, and in the cedars around it, there was a covey of quail, nine birds.  In the cedars, about 20 mourning doves sought shelter and fox and grey squirrels were gorging themselves.  Out on my…

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Reynolds Countians Favor Republicans

Reynolds County voters favored Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election. Fifty-eight percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots. Josh Hawley received 70.72 percent of the votes cast in Reynolds County for U.S. Senator. Unofficial returns show Hawley received 1,795 votes to incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 673. Saundra McDowell, a Republican, received 1,532 votes for state…

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Fish Kill on Wappapello

By Hayley A. Honeycutt Wayne County Conservation Agent Missouri Deptartment of Conservation I have been receiving a lot of reports of dead fish on Wappapello Lake. I have witnessed some of the fish floating and piping (gasping for air). Most of the fish are larger in size. I appreciate the reports from concerned fisherman, however,…

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