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Class 3 District 12 All District Team

Posted March 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

Kameron Schaff

Rachel Bush

Kinli Simmons

    Baseball coach optimistic about season

    El Dorado Springs Bulldog head baseball Coach Jarrod Mays is looking forward to the coming season.

    He told the Sun, “We have 22 out for baseball at the High School level. We are pretty young. We’ve got a pretty good group of kids, actually.”

    He said, “We have some kids that have played a lot of baseball. We have a good core group of our guys back from last year. Our best two pitchers are back: Spencer Young and Riley Boyd. They will both be back again next

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    El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs end season 16-10

    by Coach Beau Swopes

    The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Lamar last Monday to take part in the first round of District play versus the Lady Bears of Butler. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early 22-7 lead in the first quarter by pushing the tempo and getting early buckets in transition.

    In the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs struggled to keep up the defensive intensity, but continued to shoot the ball well taking a 42-26 lead into half time.

    In the second half, both

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    Bulldogs beat Nevada in thriller


    The El Dorado Springs varsity Bulldogs ended their home season with a crescendo Thursday night at home against the always tough Nevada Tigers.

    After trailing the Tigers at the half 27-31, the Bulldogs regrouped in the locker room and came out firing on all cylinders. They won 68-55.

    Coach Ryan Waters, the next morning, said, “My boys played their hearts out last night, and came together as a TEAM. We moved the ball well, we didn’t turn the ball over, we guarded pretty well as a team, and

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    JV loses to Nevada in last second barn burner


    The first half of the JV basketball game against the visiting Nevada Tigers was by any standards a good game with it ending with the freshmen Bulldogs trailing 17-23. The Coach Jeremy Barger put in the older boys and the intensity went through the roof.

    The final few minutes were a madhouse of activity with the JV Dawgs putting almost unbelievable full court pressure even on the in-bounds passes, especially on the in-bounds passes.

    Coach Barger said of the game, “Last Thursday night was a little different in

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    El Dorado Springs 5th grade girls basketball season wrap-up


    by Brad Steward

    A girls basketball team comprised of fifth grade girls from the El Dorado Springs public school has concluded its 16-game schedule. The team claimed the championship in three of the four tournaments in which we competed.

    We finished second in our first tournament of the year which was played at Nevada. In that tournament we defeated Nevada and Fort Scott, KS, but lost to Butler by one point. We followed that up by winning the El Dorado Springs tournament by defeating Stockton, Butler and Nevada.

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    Lady Bulldogs advance in District play

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs won their opening game in District play Monday evening over the Butler Lady Bears in Lamar.

    They will play next at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, against the winner of the East Newton/Seneca game. A win there will advance them to the District championship game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Lamar.

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    The El Dorado Buffalos clinched two titles, 1st place MOKAN All Conference Champions and 1st place MOKAN All Tournament Champions. Coach Cole and his team traveled to the State Playoff’s in Joplin on Feb. 19-21. Team members are: Colten Pike, Seth McKinney, Bryce Walker, Michael Middleton, Ben Middleton, Elijah Buttorff, Dayton Robison, Drew Steuck, Daniel King, Ryan Owens, Tanner Daniel, Caleb Jones and Coach Travis Cole.

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    The 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball Team took 2nd place in the El Dorado Tournament. Front Row: Grace Kinnet, Hope Hearting, Kaitlyn Smith and Tenlie Steward. Back Row: Coach Jarrod Mays, Brodi McNeece, Cassidy Shane, Chloe Middleton, Tasia Weber, Macie Mays and Coach Brad Steward. Not Pictured: Hannah Carpenter

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    a junior at El Dorado Christian School was awarded two medals at the 2015 MoKan Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14, in Belton. Chaney earned the titles of MoKan 1st Team All Conference and MoKan 1st Team All Tournament. Housh had a total of 53 points and 37 rebounds during the tournament, and was named Player of the Game against Plaza Heights and Heartland.