Sports

SANTA PAULA BULLDOGS WIN 3RD TOURNAMENT

Santa Paula Bulldogs defeated Nixa Red Eagles, Lebanon Smoking Aces and a combined team from Camendton, Lebanon and Hermitage called The Chain Gang.  Their record is currently 12 and 6.  The Bulldogs overcame a four to nothing deficit with 7 runs in the top of the 5th to take the tournament. Special thanks to Santa

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FOOTBALL BEGINS

This week, on Monday the Junior High players were on the practice field and the High School players were in the weight room. Here the young players got to do a fun exercise kinda like Ultimate Frisbee – catch the ball and take no more than two steps before throwing it. Tuesday’s rain chased everybody

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22nd Annual Whirlwind Karate Classic

by Kassy Van Dyk On Saturday, June 25, Team SWAT traveled to Tulsa, OK, to compete in the 22nd Annual Whirlwind Karate Classic sanctioned by the Oklahoma Karate Association. Martial artists from Kansas City to Austin, TX, and Wichita, KS, to Little Rock, AR, gathered to compete in what has become a great tournament of

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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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