Sports

IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER… AND IT’S OVER

This young ball player gets in some T-Ball practice as the season winds down and officially ends on June 30. There were a little over 300 children who participated this year. There were five Major Boys teams, three Major Girls teams, six Minor Boys teams, four Minor Girls teams, six Coaches Pitch teams and six

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SANTA PAULA BULLDOGS TAKE FIRST

The Santa Paula Bulldogs won 1st place at Joplin in the 13 and under division. This is the second championship they have won. They have two more tournaments to finish out the season. (From left bottom row) Garrett Lievens, Jayson Adams, Gavin Morgan, Daniel Minehardt and Seth Minehardt; (from left, top row) Coach Scott Robison,

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Coach Scroggins optimistic

Football team young but looking good After the first two-week session of summer football camp, El Dorado Springs Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins is upbeat and positive about his young football team. On Friday, he told the Sun, “It’s gone really well. We are going to be really young this year and inexperienced.” “We started

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COOL REWARD

Wild otters aren’t the only creatures who enjoy an impromptu water slide. So do wild Bulldogs. Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins set one up last Thursday morning for the athletes who attended everyday of the first two-week football camp. First, 31 football players took the plunge, then female athletes who had worked out with

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VAN DYK’S KARATE COMPETES IN OKLAHOMA

On Saturday, June 4, students from Van Dyk’s Karate in El Dorado Spring who are representing the SWAT National Karate Team traveled to Moore, OK, to compete in the Dog Days of Summer Karate Tournament sponsored and sanctioned by the Oklahoma Karate Association. Hunter Malensek and Mason Gardner represented their team, school and community very

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Lions to honor All-Stars

The Lions of District 26-M6 are preparing the thirty-seventh annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball games to be played this Saturday, June 11, in the Neosho High School Athletic Center.  The games feature outstanding senior athletes from public and private schools, in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties in southwest Missouri.

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EIGHT ECS TRACK ATHLETES COMPETE AT NATIONALS

Feeling blessed that they are able to compete, the following ECS track athletes advanced to the 2016 National Track Meet held at Plaster Stadium on the Southwest Baptist University Campus on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Each athlete competed in their designated age group.  Results; Sophia Bryson, 1st in 50 yard dash (9 sec. flat), 1st

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Molz talks about state record performance

The Sun interviewed Lance Molz after the Bulldog track awards cereremony about his success at the state track meet Saturday. Q. I noticed that you are limping tonight. Did you hurt your foot in the 200? Something like that. Q. Did it affect you running so many times? Definitely. Q. What was it like winning

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BASEBALL AWARDS

At the Baseball awards ceremony Tuesday evening, (from left) Colton Collins received the Rising Star Award. Head Coach Jarrod Mays gave awards to Jacob Holder tie for Highest Fielding Percentage with his .962. Wyatt Graves won the Dirt Bag award for doing everything right. Jake Schieffer won two awards – one for Most Complete Player

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TRACK AWARDS

At the Track awards ceremony Tuesday evening, Coaches Brian Goatley and Josh Smith handed out plaques to (from left) Lance Molz – Most Valuable Runner – Male, Tessa Durnell – Most Valuable Runner – Female, Brendon Parshall – Most Valuable Field Events Athlete – Male, Shelby McKinney – Bulldog Award – Male, Abby Cartwright –

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