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Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

VARSITY BASEBALL AWARDS – (left to right) Nate Marsh, Jacob Holder, Ethan Dubois, Riley Boyd, Kason Schwalm, and Spencer Young. Nate Marsh earned the Dirt Bag Award. This went to the player who did anything the coach asked, displayed good effort, showed respect to the coaches, had enthusiasm for the game and was sacrificial for the good of the team. Jacob Holder earned the Highest Fielding Percentage Award. He had 149 chances with the ball and had 137 put outs with only five errors. His percentage was .966. Ethan Dubois earned the Most Improved Player Award. Last year he had a .143 batting average and this year it was .274. He had 16 RBI’s this season. Riley Boyd earned the Rising Star Award. This is the player predicted to have the most impact

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    Class 3 District 7 track highlights

    by Coach Josh Smith

    On Saturday, May 16, the El Dorado Springs track team traveled to Clinton for the district track meet. MSHSAA reassigned the class sizes this year and broke track up into five classes instead of four. El Dorado Springs was put into class 3 based on the high school enrollment.

    ElDo is one of the smaller schools in class 3. This made the competition tougher than in years past. That did not stop the Bulldogs from qualifying eight athletes to the sectional meet. To advance

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    El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalo’s traveled to Johnson County Community College on Friday, May 8, to compete in the 2015 ISAAC Track meet. The ladies scored a total of 123 team points, 80 of which were gold. Freshman Abigail Batson set a new ISAAC record in the 1600 meter run and sixth grader, Jordanne Steuck set a record in Triple Jump. Results: Chaney Housh, gold in high jump, gold in long jump, gold in 400 m, gold in 200 m, silver in discus; Rachel Jones, gold

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    Thirteen tired guys gave it their all at the 2015 ISAAC Track Finals early Friday morning, May 8. This being their 4th track meet in seven days, the Buffalo’s dug deep and brought home the 1st place ISAAC Team trophy. Junior Ben Middleton set a new meet record of 37’ 9” in the triple jump winning gold, he won 1st in high jump, gold in 200m and gold in 1600m medley. Dayton Robison won gold in discus, silver in shot put. Colten Pike took gold in

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    Baseball Districts @ Clever

    1st Round vs. Ash Grove

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs beat Ash Grove 5-0 in seven innings on Friday at Clever behind Riley Boyd, who went 2-3. He singled in the second and third innings. Ash Grove couldn’t get anything going so long as Spencer Young was on the hill. Young gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his four innings of work. El Dorado Springs closer Riley Boyd put away the final nine outs to record the save. The Bulldogs never trailed

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    Bulldogs survive Lamar rally

    2nd Round vs. Lamar (Ranked #1 and undefeated)

    Lamar was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs on Monday, as Lamar fell 4-3 at Clever after falling behind by four runs in the fifth inning.

    Lamar scored three runs in the seventh on two doubles. Still, Lamar couldn’t catch the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs.

    Ethan Dubois was hot from the plate for the Bulldogs Varsity. Dubois went 3-4 and scored two runs. He singled

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    Bulldogs lose district championship to Stockton

    After beating the No. 1 ranked Class 3 in the state on Monday, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs had an off day on Tuesday in the District 12 championship game against Stockton in Clever losing 9-0.

    Bulldog Head Coach Jarrod Mays said his team fell behind 5-0 in the first inning before that recorded their first out. They never came back from that deficit although they got one less hit than the Stockton Tigers.

    “We got off to a bad start in the first inning. That left us

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    Baseball stats for May 4-11

    vs. Bronaugh

    On Monday, May 4, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs hosted Bronaugh and came away with a 21-2 win. The Bulldogs pounded out 14 hits on the night, led by Kaiden Simmons, who was 3-4 with 4 RBI’s. Ethan Dubois and Riley Boyd each added 2 hits of their own to help the Bulldogs score early and often. Kason Schwalm picked up the win for the Bulldogs on the mound, he allowed 1 run, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts over his 2 innings of work.


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    Middle School track concludes season

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team concluded their season at Nevada on May 5.

    For the 8th grade boys, Shelby McKinney finished first in the discus and third in the shot put. Tristin Reed finished third in the discus. Keilan Jacques finished fifth in the 100-meter dash. Gavin McNeely finished fifth in the 400-meter dash. Dylan Gallette finished fifth in the 200-meter dash. The 4×100 meter relay team of Traven Buxton, Gavin McNeely, Dylan Gallette and Keilan Jacques finished fourth. The 4×400 meter relay team of Keilan Jacques, Gavin McNeely,

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    Kaili Simmons, right, El Dorado Springs, was named the Outstanding Volleyball Student Athlete of the Year during Missouri State University-West Plains’ annual Celebration of Leaders student awards ceremony Apr. 16 at the West Plains Civic Center. The award goes to the student athlete who not only played volleyball well, but also strove to be successful in academics and lead her team on and off the court. She received the award from Grizzly House Resident Assistant Tori York (left), Highlandville. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo).