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Grizzly Volleyball team, 2 players receive academic honors from NJCAA

Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

The 2014 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, sophomore defensive specialist Kaili Simmons, El Dorado Springs, and sophomore setter Brianna Zebert, Pierce City, recently received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The team was named one of the NJCAA’s 2014-2015 All-Academic Teams, Simmons received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement, and Zebert received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

“I am extremely proud of Kaili and Brianna,” said Grizzly Volleyball Head Coach Paula Wiedemann. “This is the culmination of a lot of work put in by these two players and everyone who supports their efforts as student-athletes. Their leadership was evident both in the classroom and on the court. They are a great example of good habits leading to good results.”

NJCAA officials recognize individual student-athletes for

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    ECS Buffalo Basketball Camp teams

    ECS PURPLE TEAM – Coach Tim Scott, hosted a Jr. Buffalo Basketball Camp for grades second through sixth on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4. Junior Rachel Jones and Sophomore Mindy Harper assisted Coach Scott with camp. Pictured with Rachel and Coach Scott is the Purple Team: Christian Steuck, Aidan Reeves, James King, Ryan Eiskina, Faith Shiver, Koal Caldwell and Eli Daniel.

    ECS YELLOW TEAM

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    ElDo benefit golf tournament

    HEAD ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT – After the 22 teams of three members each, signed up for the benefit tournament for the El Dorado Springs football program on Saturday, June 6, and after Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course Manager Dick Gardener told them about the rules for the day, they loaded up on carts and headed to their assigned starting holes. When the match was over on Sunday afternoon, after a rain delay on Saturday, the winners of

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    BODY ARMOR

    Assistant Bulldog Football Coach Jeremy Barger was putting away football gear Monday that the team used at a football camp last weekend. Coach Derek Scroggins told the Sun that his team performed very well at the camp beating several larger schools. Coach Scroggins said, “Our intensity level was amazing. Our boys played with passion and pride, when we did something good they celebrated, when mistakes were made, they picked their brothers up. We still need to keep getting better this summer but this camp was a great first

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    Final line-up: Lions All-Star Twin Classic

    The Lions Clubs of Missouri District 26-M6 invite you to help them celebrate their 36th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball Games. The games will be played on Saturday, June 13, in the Neosho High School Gymnasium. The girls are scheduled to tip-off at 6:30 p. m., with the boys to follow.

    Players for these games are outstanding senior athletes, chosen from public and private schools in Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties. These games offer these “Stars” one more opportunity to shine before they go on to

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    Hedrick excels in All-Star Game

    Colten Hedrick, standout defensive lineman for the El Dorado Springs Buldogs, was nominated for the Sertoma All-Star game by Head Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Colten had a blast in the weekend game in which he played defensive end.

    When the dust settled, Colten had tallied five tackles and a sack. His team won 28-0.

    Colten said, “It was fun.”

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    BIGGER, QUICKER, STRONGER

    is the goal of the summer weights program for Bulldog athletes and a few students who are doing it for a grade. The athletes are showing their motivation by getting up for either a 6 or 7 a.m. start. Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins said they will work on their conditioning all summer.

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    Track awards bestowed

    by Coach Brian Goatley

    On Thursday, June 4, the El Dorado Springs High School track team had its awards ceremony for the 2015 season.

    This year, the El Dorado Springs track team ended up moving up to Class 3, as track went to 5 classes this year. (Previous years has been 4 classes and we have been Class 2) So competition in the post season got a little tougher this year.

    We had eight athletes qualify out of districts to the Sectional level, which

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    ECH HAS WINNERS AT NATIONAL MEET

    Eleven athletes from the El Dorado Christian School track team placed in top positions at the 2015 National Christian Triathlon/Pentathlon at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Age 12 and under participant’s competed in the Triathlon; 200 meter run, shot put and long jump. Pentathlon competitors, age 13 -18, competed in five events – 110m hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and 800 meter run. Triathlon winners were: Third grade and under – 1st place, Christian Steuck, 203 pts; 4th place, Sophia Bryson, 119

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    ECH HAS WINNERS AT NATIONAL MEET

    Eleven athletes from the El Dorado Christian School track team placed in top positions at the 2015 National Christian Triathlon/Pentathlon at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Age 12 and under participant’s competed in the Triathlon; 200 meter run, shot put and long jump. Pentathlon competitors, age 13 -18, competed in five events – 110m hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and 800 meter run. Triathlon winners were: Third grade and

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