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Martial Arts group takes ‘leap of faith’

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The State Fair brings a variety of people and entertainment to the fairgrounds, but one group of entertainers has created a completely different life for themselves.Team Rock performs martial arts three times a day on the Ditzfeld stage, breaking concrete blocks and flaming wooden boards in a variety of ways.But their fair shows are only a small part of what they do all year.“We are also a Christian ministry group so we do a lot of creative outreach for Christianity, which allows us the opportunity to travel all over the place,” said Team Rock member Kyle Palmer.

 

District allignments change in ‘14

Several area high school football teams find themselves in new districts and even new Classes this fall.Warsaw has moved up from Class 2 to Class 3 and Cole Camp has risen from 1 to 2.In Class 5, the opening of Battle High School has altered the District landscape, knocking Smith-Cotton out of its spot in District 4 with Camdenton, Lebanon, Rolla, Waynesville and Washington. This season, the Tigers are in District 6 with Carthage, Belton, Ruskin, Neosho and Williard....

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Head Coach: Danny Morrison, sixth yearLast Season: 10-1, playing a mixture of varsity, JV and 8-man. Beat Norborne in first round of 8-man districts, lost to Southwest in second round.Top Players Returning: Boone Kroenke, QB-DB; Heath Renno, RB-S; Blake Dulaban, C-LB; Branigan Roark, FB-LB; Connor Spunaugle, MLB-OL;Top Players lost: Dalton Drexler, FB-MLBOffense: &...

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Head Coach: Tony Braby, 17th yearRecord at School: 138-46Last Season: 4-6, lost to Sacred Heart in first round of districtsTop Players Returning: Dylan Cooper, QB-LB, All-Conference, All-District; Ryan Wood, RB-LB, All-Conference, All-District; Nigel Mertgen, RB-LB, All-Conference, All-District; Wyatt Hays, C-DT, All-Conference, All-District; Ryan Bruce, OT, All-Conference, All-District; Reaga...

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Head Coach: Paul Thomas, first year with the WildcatsCoach’s Overall Record: 127-96Last Season: Warsaw went 5-6, beat Diamond in first round of districts, lost to Lamar in second round in Pittsburg, Kan.Offense: Multiple, power runDefense: 3-4Outlook:After leading Marceline to the Class 1 state championship game last seas...

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Head Coach: Dave Wanninger, 13th yearLast Season: 4-6, lost to Concordia in first round of districtsTop Players Returning: Luke Roberts, Windsor’s leading tackler and rusher last season; Trenton Johnson, QB, 1,000 passing yards in 2013; Phillip Crowe, DE; Dillyn Berschauer, All-Conference lineman; Bruce Lilley, LT, LGTop Players lost: Brett Rosebrough, RB; Jerry Nelson, WR; Donavan Helms...

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S-C tennis shows new faces at the top

Some fresh faces will make up the Smith-Cotton High School girls tennis team after losing several players to graduation.But coach Lensie Means said she’s seen positive signs out of the newcomers.“It may be more of a building year, but some of our young ones are promising,” she said.The players have been going through competitions against each other to determine the top players before Monday’s opening match against School of the Osage at...

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Three new coaches, one veteran coach, take the reigns

Four area high schools made coaching changes in the off-season, bringing in three coaches for their first experience as a head coach and bringing back one with three decades of experience.Those openings came about following the departures of Mark Johnson from Smith-Cotton, Blake Markway from Warsaw, Matt Klein from Knob Noster and Mel Baker from Sweet Springs at the end of the 2013 season.At Sweet Springs, Kris Conley joins the Greyhounds following the departure of Baker...

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Pair of seniors leading young Gremlins

Since losing 13-7 to Crest Ridge in the playoffs last season, the Sacred Heart Gremlins got to work to prepare for the 2014 season.“The line has been together since the week after our last game last year,” said junior lineman Jake Mothersbaugh. “We’ve been lifting and I’m sure the skill guys have gotten together too.”The 2013 Gremlins went 2-1 in Kaysinger Conference play and 7-3 overall. It was good for second place b...

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Cole Camp looks to multiple running backs

Head Coach: Kevin Shearer, 10th yearLast Season: 7-4, beat Santa Fe in first round of districts, lost to Concordia in second roundTop Players Returning: Brandon Thoennes, RB, DE; Jesse Niccum, C; Koby Knievel, TETop Players lost: Tanner Oelrichs, QB; Ramon Jamerson, RB; Andrey Garbuzov, OL; Dalton Metzner, LBTop Newcomers: Mason Massingill, RB; Nik Clifton, QB; Jayc...

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Running free

Quarterback Chase Lyles enters the 2014 season as one of two seniors on the Sacred Heart Gremlins, which leaves several young players to lead and develop.Lyles has had familiar faces around for his first three seasons, including running back Michael Hohne. Three of last season’s three offensive linemen will also be replaced with younger players, including center Clint Spangler.“I think it’s going to be fine,” Lyles said. “I’ve played w...

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Head Coach: Kris Conley, first yearLast Season: 2-8, lost to Crest Ridge in first round of districtsTop Players Returning: Trevor Phillips, RB; Mario Persell, WR; Rhett Snider, Slot; Trevor Harrison, RG-DE; Jared Dillon, LG; Justin Mitchell, DETop Players lost: Jeffery Hall, QB; Nate Vogelsmeier, WRTop Newcomers: Austin Bolend, RB-DB; Andrew Krause, QB-DB; Kyle Messer, OL-DL; Dillon...

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Motocross riders hit the State Fair track

The Missouri State Fair Arena saw more than 119 riders...

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Lady Legends third at Heartland World Series

The Lady Legends 14U Competitive Softball Team ended...

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McMullin picks CMU

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Deer Hunting on the Mark Twain National Forest

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