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Five area players have been named to the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association 2013 all-state teams. In Class 3, Hallsville senior Brendan Beatty was named to the first team. In Class 1, Sturgeon senior pitcher Spencer Kelly was a first team selection. Sturgeon sophomore outfielder Tanner Sandker and DH/utility player Ryan Seidel were second team picks. Sturgeon sophomore catcher William Roberts was an honorable mention pick.
It was hot when it ended. It was muggy; the sun came out from behind the clouds and suddenly reflected painfully bright from every light surface at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon. By 11:45 a.m. one other thing was very clear. The 2013 Sturgeon Bulldogs had won, beating Dadeville 5-2 to win the third place plaque in the Class 1 State High School Baseball Championships. The game’s pace and the
A Centralia man is burning rubber and hugging curves to help a child fight Leukemia. Chad Hickam of Centralia has been a part-time competitive race car driver at local dirt tracks since 2005. His son Traegan attends Helping Hands Preschool in Centralia. Traegan has a classmate, a friend named Jackson White. Jackson, the son of Leslie and David White, is an energetic three years old, almost three feet of happiness
Panther Boosters will be providing an opportunity for Centralia Student Athletes to get a free sports/activities physical for the 2013-14 school year on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 2pm-5pm in the Centralia High School gym.
The Sturgeon Bulldogs won their fifth high school baseball district championship in the last seven years when they beat the visiting Silex Owls 8-4 Wednesday night in Sturgeon. “I thought for five innings we were very much us,” said Kevin Hicks, Sturgeon head coach of the 13-1, top ranked Sturgeon Bulldogs. “Spencer Kelly was dominant on the mound, lot of strikes, we were making plays. We were getting base runners,
Centralia’s Daymond Dollens shot 78-77 to earn tie for second in the Class 2 State golf tournament. The Panther sophomore was in 10th place after the first round and improved by a stroke on day two at the state championships in Nixa. Dollens finished in a four-way tie for second 10 shots behind Justin Wrozier of Lutheran in St. Peters.
Centralia High School Sophomore Daymond Dollens has qualified to compete in the high school state golf championships. May 6 four Panther golfers, Dollens, Tim Mixon, Will Mustain and Dakota Waugh, competed in the sectional match at Hannibal’s Norwoods Golf Course. Dollens shot a 78, the seventh-highest score, good enough to beat the 83-stroke cutoff and earn him a berth at the state championships. This is Dollens’ second trip to the
Despite what one observer called a tough course, the Centralia High School golf team came away from the district championships with a berth to post-season play. Monday the Panthers made the drive to Wright City for 18-holes’ worth of competitive golf at the Innsbrook course. The Panthers placed fifth out of 11 teams and with four sectional qualifiers will golf as a team in Hannibal May 6 at the Norwoods
The Sturgeon Bulldogs hit the road the weekend before last and brought home a pair of wins. Saturday saw them on the road, rolling between Higginsville and Santa Fe. They started the day at Higginsville where the Bulldogs won 7-3. Higginsville kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard for one inning while scoring one of their own in the bottom of the first. The Bulldogs came back in the second, tying