Sedalia Democrat- RSS sports Feed Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:53:59 EST 1800 The decline of three-sport athletes In recent years, the three-sport athlete numbers have declined. Instead, athletes are becoming more specialized, picking a sport they believe they can best compete in and be more successful. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:26:09 EST Top 10 sports stories of 2014 For many area sports teams, 2014 was a year of long playoff runs and unprecedented success.Here now, the Top 10 sports stories of 2014:1) Sacred Heart goes 31-0, wins Class 2 boys basketball crown Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:18:05 EST 2014 had its share of outdoor surprises It doesn't seem possible, but another year has come and gone. And like every preceding year going back at least as far as 1947, 2014 had its share of outdoor surprises. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:06:15 EST Anderson heading to Hall of Fame Kathy Anderson is going into the Hall of FameCurrently the senior associate athletic director at UCM, Anderson will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame next month. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:44:09 EST Gremlins big man steps up The Sacred Heart Gremlins came into the boys basketball season knowing that they would be looking for someone to step in and fill the hole left by a pair of prolific scorers who were seniors a year ago. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:00:09 EST Conditioning keys hot start Last season's Tipton Lady Cardinals were co-champions of the Kaysinger Conference in the regular season, the conference tournament champions and won a district game, but the team is pursuing more this season. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:40:06 EST La Monte’s Green heading to Mo Valley La Monte senior Brittany Green will play softball at Missouri Valley College in 2015. Back row, from left: Beth Green, Scott Green and La Monte softball coach Dabecka Kirk. Front row, from left: Missouri Valley softball coach Daniel Allen and Brittany... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:07:09 EST Youthful Cards turning it around The past two boys basketball seasons for the Lincoln Cardinals have been a little rough. The win column on the team's record has been two each of those seasons, but the Cardinals reached that mark after the fourth game this season. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:24:06 EST S-C wrestling takes fourth at Raytown South Tournament The Smith-Cotton wrestling team took fourth in the 28-team Raytown South Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday.The Tigers had eight players place in the top eight during the tournament. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:26:12 EST Panthers hold on against Savannah The Knob Noster Panthers defeated the Savannah Savages 39-37 Monday in the North Central Community College Holiday Hoops Classic.The Panthers turned a two-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:24:05 EST S-C girls drop conference game at St. Pius X The Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers struggled to score Monday at St. Pius X, losing 44-21.The Lady Tigers only trailed by two after the first quarter, but Pius outscored S-C 28-12 in the second and third quarters. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:43:14 EST Lady Panthers lose at Albany The Knob Noster girls were tied with Albany at halftime on Monday, but an eight-point second half allowed Albany to pull away for a 42-30 win.Holly Chabotte led Knob Noster with 13 points. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:18:09 EST Hot shooting, defense gets S-C win Smith-Cotton was in control from the start Monday night against St. Pius X. The Tigers had a 20-3 lead early in the second quarter and cruised to a 72-48 win. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:04:12 EST Smith-Cotton graduate gets Division II coaching job KEARNEY, Neb. – Sedalia native Joe Holtzclaw has been hired as the offensive line coach of the Nebraska-Kearney football team. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:47:03 EST Green Ridge comes up short in Jefferson City Shootout Green Ridge outscored Harrisburg by seven in the second half of Saturday's game in the Jefferson City National Guard Shootout, but it wasn't enough as Harrisburg won 62-57. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:12:11 EST Sacred Heart girls fall to Santa Fe Sacred Heart fell behind early and couldn't recover as it lost 58-39 to Santa Fe on Saturday in the W-K Shootout. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:10:08 EST Gremlins roll in W-K Shootout The Sacred Heart Gremlins finished the first part of the 2014-15 season strong with a 69-26 win over Santa Fe on Saturday in the W-K Shootout. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:08 EST Smith-Cotton battles through Willard Both offenses struggled to break through the opposing defense in Saturday's W-K Shootout matchup between Smith-Cotton and Willard, but S-C was able to find the bottom of the net enough times late to get a 42-32 win. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:33:05 EST Tough third quarter costs Lady Tigers A five-point halftime lead for the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers disappeared after scoring just four points in the third quarter of Saturday's W-K Shootout game against Pleasant Hill. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:03:04 EST Williams, Zimmerschied lead Panthers past Concordia The Knob Noster boys basketball team beat Concordia 64-45 on Friday in Knob Noster.The Panthers jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter and led 33-21 at halftime. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:04:08 EST