From the age of five until his death from cancer in 2008, Michael Wayne Bryson had a love for sports.Mike took up soccer, baseball and basketball early on in his life and continued to play the rest of his life.
The No. 16 State Fair Lady Roadrunners avenged a loss from earlier this season by beating No. 8 Iowa Western 77-74 on the road Wednesday.SFCC lost to Iowa Western by three at home on Dec. 2.
Smith-Cotton wrestlers took the mats Tuesday at Blair Oaks and came away with a 69-9 win against Knob Noster and a 47-24 win against Blair Oaks.Blair Oaks beat Knob Noster 57-23.
The La Monte Vikings lost 61-36 to Leeton in the second round of the Leeton Tournament. Leeton is ranked second in Class 2.
STOVER — In what was a close game most of the way, Stover was able to finish strong in a 55-50 win over Northwest on Tuesday. The Bulldogs trailed 47-44 late in the fourth before jumpers by Brady Smith and Lane Avey put them in the lead with...
Lincoln's Lane Johnson drove the lane for the game-winning basket in Tuesday's 69-68 overtime win at Tipton.
The Sacred Heart Gremlins opened the Slater Tournament on Tuesday with a 79-22 win against Fayette.
Cole Camp outscored Green Ridge 30-12 in the third quarter in Tuesday's 71-51 win.The game was tied at 30 at halftime before Cole Camp pulled away.
The Knob Noster Panthers opened play at the Clinton Tournament on Tuesday with a 65-54 loss to Nevada.
A night after going to overtime with Windsor, the Stover girls basketball team found itself in overtime again on Tuesday, this time beating Northwest 37-32.
The Sacred Heart girls lost 50-31 to Glasgow on Tuesday in the first round of the Slater Tournament.
Pilot Grove opened the Slater Tournament with a 70-64 win over Marshall on Monday.
The State Fair Roadrunners lost 57-38 at Northeast Nebraska College on Tuesday.State Fair trailed 25-15 at halftime and couldn't close the gap.
Two years ago Charles Van Dyne, a 1919 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Sacred Heart opened its gym to the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, crowning local champions on Sunday.The local champions are:
Marlon Hammond, left, presents the Sedalia Officials Association's volleyball scholarship to Smith-Cotton High senior Abby Knight during the Sedalia 200 district board meeting Monday night at Skyline Elementary School. Hammond said...
La Monte fell to Chilhowee 79-38 on Monday in the first round of the Leeton Tournament.Logan Rieckhoff led the Vikings with 11 points. Juan Barajas and Tristan Hackworth each scored eight.
The Otterville Eagles opened up the Keytesville Tournament with a 48-44 win over Brunswick.Jake Neal led the way with 21 points.The Eagles will play in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Wednesday against Southwest Livingston County.
The Otterville girls upset Keytesville on Monday in the Keytesville Tournament, beating the Lady Tigers 53-49.Dalanney Stone and Natalie Schoen each scored 20 points.
The Knob Noster Lady Panthers started the Clinton Tournament with a 64-32 loss to Odessa on Monday. Knob Noster answered Odessa's 8-0 run to start the game with a 7-0 run, but Odessa took a 21-11 lead after the first quarter.
Shelby Williams hit two free throws with five seconds left in overtime as the Windsor girls basketball team beat Stover 45-43 on Monday.
The Tipton girls basketball team beat Lincoln 73-49 on Monday.Paige Bybee led Lincoln with 17 points. Seana Hansen scored 14.
The Warsaw Lady Wildcats fell to California 82-26 on Monday in the first round of the Russellville Tournament.Warsaw will face Eugene in the consolation bracket 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Stover boys basketball team pulled out a 63-59 win over Windsor on Monday.The Bulldogs built a 17-point lead before Garrett Goetze fouled out and Stover held off a late Windsor run.
COLE CAMP — The Cole Camp girls basketball team made a run late in the third quarter and early in the fourth and a Green Ridge run later in the fourth was not enough as the Lady Tigers ran out of time in the Bluebirds' 62-48 win over the...
The Sedalia Bulldogs first- and second-grade boys basketball team won second place in Camdenton and second place in Marshall. Pictured from left to right, front: Jonathan Griffin and Connor Harris. Back: Coach Randi Sparks, Nikiah Cole, Grant Goodwin,...
The Kaysinger Conference has set the brackets for the conference basketball tournament which will begin Feb. 6 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
The Smith-Cotton wrestling team went into the Bill Skillman Memorial Tournament Saturday in Kearney and went 3-2.
The University of Central Missouri mens basketball team fell 82-68 at Lindenwood on Saturday, snapping the Mules' three-game winning streak.Preston Brunz and Kyle Wolf each scored 11 points for UCM. Brennen Hughes added 10.
Alecia Cooley took a pass from Zhanesha Dickerson in the lane and hit a basket with 10 seconds left to put No. 17 State Fair ahead of No. 18 Mineral Area. Moments later, it was State Fair coming away with the 75-72 win in a battle of two teams who...
A three-point first quarter and a deficit of 13 points in the second quarter wasn't too much for the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers to overcome Saturday in the third place game of the S-C/McDonald's Classic.
Windsor pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Northwest 51-38 on Friday. The Lady Greyhounds led 22-14 at halftime but the Lady Mustangs outscored them 12-10 in the third quarter to make it 32-26 after three before Windsor outscored Northwest...
Cole Camp beat Crest Ridge 60-40 on Friday.After leading 15-13 after one quarter, the Bluebirds held Crest Ridge to three points in the second.
Green Ridge got off to a quick start to beat Lincoln 74-50 on Friday, outscoring the Lady Cardinals 23-8 in the first quarter.
The Cole Camp girls basketball team fell 64-55 in a non-conference game at Crest Ridge on Friday.
Knob Noster beat Carrollton 61-36 on Friday, outscoring the Trojans 13-5 in the first quarter and extending the lead from there.Lucas Rincker scored 22 points to lead the Panthers. Garnett Williams added nine points.
Windsor beat Northwest 74-53 on Friday.The Greyhounds led 17-8 after one and 31-20 at halftime.Windsor got 16 points from Jakob Erdmann. Quintin Rainner scored 15, Trenton Johnson scored 10 and Josh Nichols added 15.
Sacred Heart beat Tipton 62-44 on Friday to improve to 7-0 in the Kaysinger Conference.The Gremlins led 13-9 after one and Sacred Heart took advantage of poor Cardinal shooting in the second quarter to lead 31-15 at halftime.
Green Ridge pulled out a 76-75 overtime win against Lincoln on Friday as Zac Callahan hit a game-winning shot in traffic off a pass from Eric Ray.Ray hit a shot to tie the game 68-68 at the end of regulation.
STOVER — Early leads slipped away for Smithton and Stover dominated the paint Friday as the Bulldogs got a 72-55 win on Homecoming.Stover came into the game having lost five straight.
Smith-Cotton could not slow down a powerful Nixa team in a 58-15 loss in the semifinal of the SC/ McDonald's Classic on Friday.
LEBANON — The Smith-Cotton Tigers were bloodied - literally - but fought back to take a 67-52 win Friday night at Lebanon High School.
One of my recent columns reminisced about my lifelong passion for rabbit hunting. I allowed myself to bemoan the “fact” that cottontails would never again be as abundant as they once were but ended the piece with a quasi-optimistic,...
Jessica Coble scored six of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to help the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers get a 50-43 win over Parkview on Thursday to advance to the Smith-Cotton Classic semifinals.
COLE CAMP — Warsaw held off a late Cole Camp rally to beat the Bluebirds 65-60 in a non-conference boys basketball game Thursday on the Robert Farrington Court.
The State Fair womens basketball team beat Crowder 70-51 on Wednesday, the Lady Roadrunners' fourth win in a row.
Lincoln battled the Central Missouri Mules for most of Wednesday's game in the Multipurpose Building, but the Mules were able to hang on for a 71-62 win.
It's been nearly two weeks since the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers have taken the floor, but S-C could play as many as three games in three days starting today.
The Smith-Cotton Lady Tiger swimming team went 3-3 at Lee's Summit on Tuesday.S-C got convincing wins over Central Academy Excellence, Lincoln College Prep and East High School.
The State Fair Roadrunners lost 106-53 to West Plains on Tuesday.West Plains had four players score in double figures, including three with 17 or more. State Fair shot 30 percent from the field and was out-rebounded 47-32.