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Bombers welcome Boys and Girls Clubs

Eric Ingles/ DemocratThe Sedalia Bombers welcomed 30 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri to their game against Nevada Tuesday at Liberty Park. The Boys and Girls Clubs are partnering with Major League Baseball’s Wanna Play? program to promote an active lifestyle. Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs recieved a Bombers hat. Pictured are Green Ridge baseball players front row from left, James Ferrell, Matteo Rivas, Frankie Brady and Abraham Rivas. Back ro...

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Bombers prepare for St. Joe

The Sedalia Bombers and St. Joseph Mustangs will meet again, but this time, a championship is on the line.The best-of-three MINK League championship series begins today at Liberty Park. First pitch in game one between the South Division Champion Bombers and North Division Champion Mustangs will be 7 p.m. The second game will be Thursday in St. Joseph with the third, if necessary, Friday in St. Joseph.The Bombers offense has slumped recently as the team won three consecut...

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Youth football heats up at camp

The hottest day of 2014 so far didn’t stop the area’s youth from learning the fundamentals of football during the first day of the Sedalia Youth Football League camp on Tuesday at Smith-Cotton High School.By the time the camp started at 6 p.m., the temperature was 94 degrees with a heat index more than 100 degrees, but kids from kindergarten through seventh grade still made it out and had fun.“It was a blast,” seventh grader Drake Peterson said....

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Torque take fifth at World Series

The 12 and under Torque Fastpitch softball team went 5-2 at the World Series in Kansas City to finish 5th overall out of 60 teams from seven states. After winning the MO/KAN state title and amassing a record of 42-21 this summer (39-11 in class), the Warsaw-based team finished 43rd in the USSSA rankings in the country out of 990 teams. Torque beat state-ranked teams from Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri including the state’s number one ranked team in this tournament. Torque was also the last ...

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Jelinek sparks Branson win

It took one pitch for Brad Jelinek to make an impact Monday at Dey Field at Liberty Park. The former Warsaw Wildcat and current UCM Mule spending the summer playing for Branson homered to left on the first pitch of the game as the Nationals beat the Bombers 7-1.“I was just swinging, (looking for a) base hit up the middle,” he said. “Not looking for a home run. That was my first one of the summer. Good way to start the game. I was glad my family was here to see it ...

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Travelers take district title

The Sedalia Travelers won the Zone 2 East tournament championship.The Travelers beat the Blue Springs A’s 6-4 and 10-3 on Sunday.Austin Weinberg pitched seven innings in the second game, holding the A’s scoreless through five before they finally broke through. In the meantime, the Travelers jumped ahead with a run in the first, then added two in the third and two in the fourth. They broke the game open with a four-run seventh.Chance McMullin and Co...

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Sedalia’s Jonathan Cornell raced to the front in the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars feature at Double X Speedway on Sunday.Cornell started in the sixth position, moving up to second place by lap four. On the 12th lap, leader Josh Fisher’s car took some damage and Cornell found himself in the lead on the restart and he held on to that position the rest of the way.Sedalia’s TJ Muths was fifth in the B-Feature.Pilot Grove’s Travis Arnold ...

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Draffen opens S-C softball camp

First-year Smith-Cotton softball coach Janeil Draffen assists players Cheyenne Statler, with ball, and Maddy Kindle, during a workout Monday morning at Vansell Field in Liberty Park. This session was for sophomores and juniors; Draffen worked with freshmen and seniors earlier in the day. About 30 girls have been participating. The team got in some work over the summer, playing in the Pilot Grove league, and is scheduled to play tonight at Boonville.Coach Janeil Draffen discusses te...

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Juniors take Zone title

Error-free defense, and solid pitching and hitting has gotten the Rick Ball Ford Sedalia Juniors to a 41-7 record this summer and that’s what got them a 4-3 win against the Independence Indians on Saturday to win the AA Zone 2 Tournament and advance to the AA State Tournament in Jackson, Mo.“It feels really good,” said Juniors catcher Christian Jones. “Once in a lifetime thing.”The Juniors had defeated the Indians 5-2 the previous day and fa...

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Comeback lifts Juniors to title game

The scoreboard showed zero runs for the Rick Ball Ford Sedalia Juniors for the first five innings of Friday’s game against the Independence Indians, but it showed a five in the sixth inning and the Juniors won 5-2 to advance to the AA Zone 2 Tournament title game.Four of the Juniors’ five hits came in the sixth inning, and none were bigger than Mason Sanders’ double and Gavin Jones’ single.With two on and one out, Sanders dropped a single just in ...

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Juniors ease into next round

The Rick Ball Ford Sedalia Juniors scored in four of the five innings they played Thursday at Dey Field at Liberty Park and beat St. Joseph 11-0 in the first round of the AA Zone 2 Tournament.Corbin Mertgen pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out six and walking three.“About half way in I started actually feeling really good,” Mertgen said. “I started throwing a little bit better.”Mertgen walked two batters in the second inning. An assi...

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Bombers prepare for St. Joe

The Sedalia Bombers and St. Joseph Mustangs will meet...

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Bombers prepare for St. Joe

The Sedalia Bombers and St. Joseph Mustangs will meet...

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Torque take fifth at World Series

The 12 and under Torque Fastpitch softball team went 5-2...

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Juniors take Zone title

Error-free defense, and solid pitching and hitting has...

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