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Community celebrates Mules’ championship win

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Nicole Cooke | Democrat University of Central Missouri senior basketball player Daylen Robinson looks on as fellow senior Jon Gilliam talks to the large crowd in the Multipurpose Building during Monday’s pep rally for the team’s national championship win on Saturday. “As a senior you expect your last game to be a loss, but mine was a victory,” Gilliam said.Nicole Cooke | Democrat The Multipurpose Building on the University of Central Missouri campus was packed Monday for the pep rally to celebrate the National Championship won by the Mules basketball team in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday.


Helias keeps up pressure in win over S-C

The Smith-Cotton girls soccer team twice cut two-goal deficits to one and had chances to equalize, but ended up falling to Helias 4-2 on Wednesday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.Helias, which entered the game ranked No. 7 in the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association Class 2 state poll, scored five minutes into the game and added another in the 16th minute before the Lady Tigers answered. Helias kept the pressure on for much of the first half and had many chances in the second half as well....

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S-C golfers second at Hidden Pines

Democrat StaffThe Smith-Cotton golf team took second and a four-team West Central Conference meet Wednesday at Hidden Pines, shooting a 195. Warrensburg shot a 166 to win. O’Hara shot a 220 and Center shot a 226.Wyatt Foster led Smith-Cotton with a 45. Alex Lorenz shot a 46, Taylor Mankin shot a 47 and Jacob Carrol shot a 52.The Smith-Cotton junior varsity team shot a 195 to finish one stroke behind the Warrensburg JV. Jackson Kempton led the S-C junior ...

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Green Ridge softball beats Bunceton

Democrat StaffThe Green Ridge softball team scored three in the first inning and five more in the second to beat Bunceton 12-8 on Tuesday in Bunceton.Mackenly Scotten pitched four inning and had two strikes outs, four walks and four hits. Sam Unkel came on in relief and struck out five, walking no one and allowing no hits.Unkel went 2 for 4 and the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Molly Turner went 2 for 4 with two RBI. Libby Dove went 2 for 3 with a home ru...

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S-C boys run away with final meet at Jennie Jaynes

In the final track meet at the old Jennie Jaynes Stadium, the Smith-Cotton boys track and field team came away with a first-place finish, scoring 180 points to nearly double the point total of second-place Center at the Smith-Cotton Invitational on Tuesday.Smith-Cotton came away with eight first place finishes.In the 1600, Smith-Cotton’s Taylor Gilliam took first with a time of 4:51.57. He led Smithton’s Isaac Calvert for the first 800 meters before Calvert m...

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S-C jv golfers take second

In the 17-team Sacred Heart Invitational on Monday at the Sedalia Country Club, the Smith-Cotton junior varsity golf team carded a 355 to claim second.St. Pius X took first with a 318, including Chris Beaubien who shot a 76 to share medalist honors with Travis Reger, of Versailles.The Smith-Cotton JV was paced by Tyler Spear’s 82.“I was hitting my drives really well,” Spear said. “I was one- and two-putting. My chips were a little off, ...

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Lady Tigers take 3rd at Springfield

Jillian Vansell scored three goals, and the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers beat Pattonville 4-2 Saturday in the third-place match of the Kickapoo Shootout girls soccer tournament in Springfield.Earlier Saturday, the Lady Tigers lost 7-0 to eventual tournament champion Rockwood Summit in the semifinals.“It was a good tournament for us,” Smith-Cotton coach Adam Murray said. “To finish third in a bracket with eight good teams in it, I’m happy with that....

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Tigers get shot at fresh start

The events of last week with the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball program was a surprise to me but is a great opportunity for the Tigers to start anew.Frank Haith left the Tigers to take over a Tulsa program that will be making a transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference next season.While we may never know the real reasoning behind Haith’s departure, I have two theories: Haith saw how bad next season could be for the Tigers because Ja...

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Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Khris Davis delivered a big hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl Sunday, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.Ryan Braun hit a tying home run in the ninth for Milwaukee.Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale fracas in the third.The ...

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Smith-Cotton girls open Kickapoo tourney with win

Democrat StaffThe Smith-Cotton girls soccer team opened the Kickapoo Tournament with a 4-2 win over the host Lady Chiefs on Friday.Jessica Coble opened the scoring with a goal mid-way through the first half and Brianna Pollitt added to the lead just before halftime.Kickapoo scored twice early in the second half to equalize before Coble scored in the 65th minute to put Smith-Cotton ahead and Jill Vansell added an insurance goal in the 72nd.Kickapoo m...

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Gremlins, Tipton Kaysinger favorites

The race for the Kaysinger Conference baseball championship comes down to three teams, according to an informal poll of the league’s coaches.With the conference tournament starting April 26, the Democrat e-mailed a questionnaire to eight of the league’s 10 coaches — contact information for the other two coaches was unavailable — asking them to rank the top five teams, top five hitters and top five pitchers in the conference. Coaches could not rank their own ...

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Young Lady Tigers start strong

Young doesn’t have to mean rebuilding.With a roster filled with freshmen and sophomores, and a scoring attack fueled by underclassmen, the Smith-Cotton girls soccer team is off to a 5-1 start — before play began in the Kickapoo Shootout — and 4-1 in conference play and has not conceded a goal since April 1 while outscoring opponents 35-2 this year.“We’ve been doing really good lately,” said freshman striker Jessica Coble. “WeR...

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Lady Tigers take 3rd at Springfield

Jillian Vansell scored three goals, and the Smith-Cotton...

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Cole Camp’s Gudde pitches no-hitter

Mackenzie Gudde pitched a no-hitter Tuesday, leading the...

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Customizable rifles a high point of POMA conference

This year’s Professional Outdoor Media Association...

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