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S-C falls in district final

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The Smith-Cotton volleyball team got within two points of a district title, but could not hold off Rock Bridge as the Bruins won Class 4, District 9 over the Lady Tigers on Wednesday, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22.The Lady Tigers won the first set and had a 23-21 lead in the second following a Courtney Koetting kill before the Bruins scored the final four points.In the third set there were 12 ties, the last at 19-19, before Rock Bridge began to pull away.“I think we started out with a lot of confidence and in the third game it just went down a little bit,” said Smith-Cotton coach Darcia Koetting. “The girls mis-communicated a little bit.”


Royals even series with 7-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run sixth inning, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits and the Kansas City Royals won 7-2 over San Francisco on Wednesday night as they evened the World Series at one game apiece.A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura.Alci...

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S-C soccer wins in OT

The Smith-Cotton soccer team beat Clinton 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday as Jordan Lawson equalized in the 75th minute, then scored the game winner with a minute left in the first overtime.Clinton scored in the 50th minute on a penalty kick.Smith-Cotton won the junior varsity match 6-0.

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Max Martin leads Gremlins past Crusaders in double overtime

The Gremlins and Crusaders went to two overtimes Wednesday to decide a winner and Sacred Heart came away with a 2-1 win.Max Martin scored the first Sacred Heart goal with a penalty kick to tie the game at one apiece in the first half.The game remained tied at one until Martin scored in the second overtime to win the game for the Gremlins.Sacred Heart will host Osage today and play at Stover on Friday.

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Green Ridge to face familiar foe in sectionals

The Green Ridge volleyball team now knows who it will be playing in Saturday’s sectionals. The Lady Tigers will take on Osceola, which has knocked Green Ridge out of the district tournament the past two years.Osceola also beat Green Ridge in sectionals three years ago. Green Ridge hosted Osceola in September, winning 2-0.Green Ridge is still waiting to find out where the two teams will face off. The winner of today’s New Haven-Calvary Lutheran game will deter...

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Cole Camp wins district title

The Cole Camp Lady Bluebirds are the Class 2, District 13 champions after defeating Adrian 26-24, 24-26, 25-17 on Wednesday in Holden.Bailey Heimsoth, Alyssa Oelrichs and Kaleena Logan each got a double-double for Cole Camp.Heimsoth had 15 kills and 12 digs. Oelrichs recorded 14 assists and 13 kills, while Logan had 14 digs and 12 kills. Lauren Baalman led Cole Camp with 27 assists.Cole Camp will host Summit Christian Academy at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Saturday fo...

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Process starts for animal shelter

Sedalia will soon have a new “state-of-the-art” animal shelter after a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning, thanks to funding from the Heckart Family Foundation.The 6,410 square foot facility will be located on South New York Avenue, just south of the City of Sedalia’s yard waste drop-off site. The shelter construction is privately funded by the Heckart Family Foundation, and is slated to be completed in February, depending on the winter weather, Foundation ...

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Mizzou hoops welcomes new talented faces in 2014

COLUMBIA — The Missouri basketball team failed to make the NCAA Tournament last season with a 23-11 record, but a number of fresh faces have joined the Tiger program.Of course, that’s an understatement.The Tigers return four players that played last season and bring in five freshmen, two transfers and a walk-on. The Tigers will also have redshirt freshman forward Hayden Barnard.Not to mention Missouri brought in coach Kim Anderson to replace Frank ...

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S-C volleyball into district final

The Smith-Cotton volleyball team is in the Class 4, District 9 final after a 25-17, 25-16 semifinal win over Hannibal.Hannibal jumped ahead in the first set with Abby Knight kills providing all of S-C’s offense in the Pirate’s 6-3 run. The Lady Tigers got back into the game as Darby Simon sparked a run with a kill. Montana Hedrick took advantage of an over-pass to tie the game 6-6, then got a kill on the next point to put S-C ahead. Two blocks by Hedrick on back-to-back...

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Herndon a ‘junkyard luthier’

What do soup pot lids, old car transmissions, wooden salad bowls and cigar boxes have in common? Well if Jack Herndon, formerly of Sedalia, has anything to do with it, they will come together in perfect harmony and play beautiful music.On a trip back to Sedalia this week to visit his mother, Mary Frances Herndon, he brought along three of his handmade, folk art, acoustic guitars — all made from thrift store trinkets and re-purposed materials. Herndon, who lives in Golden, Col...

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S-C honors 4 Lady Tigers

After Smith-Cotton High School girls golfer Ali Bankovich, right, joked that she finished first at the state meet, Principal Wade Norton provides her actual finish (53rd) to the student body, which was assembled Wednesday morning to recognize some of the school’s female athletes. Teammate Olivia Funk, center, finished 39th at state. Norton also acknowledged the Lady Tigers volleyball team, which hosted the district tournament.Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers volleyball players Courtn...

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Oct. 23 Police Reports

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.Sedalia Police DepartmentArrestsOct. 183:35 p.m.: David Gene Williams Jr., 23, of the 200 block of Thompson Road, was arrested in the 3200 block of Broadway Boulevard on charges of two counts of ste...

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Oct. 23 Crash Reports

Crash injures Sedalia couple A Sedalia couple suffered moderate injuries in a single-car accident Tuesday evening in Pettis County, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Louis H. Tempel, 89, was driving southbound in the 1700 block of Hedge Apple Drive about 7:15 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a turn, drove off the roadway, hit a brick light support and overturned, reports stated.Tempel and Marian S. Tempel, 87, were both transp...

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Giants take game 1

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener.In a matchup of streaking teams, the Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended the Royals’ 11-game post...

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Hear me roar

GREEN RIDGE — Stover and Green Ridge battled to the wire in all three sets Tuesday in the Class 1, District 10 tournament, but it was the Lady Tigers coming up victorious in the final two sets to advance to Saturday’s sectional tournament.“We started off really slow, but we had one goal in mind and we worked to achieve it,” said Green Ridge senior hitter Libby Dove. “We never let up, we never let Stover get into our heads, we just pushed toward that go...

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Bluebird soccer wins in Columbia

The Cole Camp soccer team beat Columbia Independent on Tuesday 3-0 in a non-conference game in Columbia.The Bluebirds’ Tessia Balke opened the scoring in the first half.Cole Camp added second half goals from Zane Brandes and Keaton Denney.

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Cole Camp downs Knob Noster

HOLDEN — The Cole Camp Bluebirds moved into the final of Class 2, District 13 with a 25-16, 25-13 win over Knob Noster on Tuesday.It did not take long for the Bluebirds to go on a run in the first set, jumping out to leads of 10-3 and 19-6. In the second set, Cole Camp scored the first four points.“We couldn’t get our passes at first, but once we got our passes, our sets were there,” said Cole Camp’s Bailey Heimsoth. “Everything else w...

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Love Run set for Haiti orphanage

Orphans in Caracol, Haiti will benefit from the Strong Tower Love Run, a 5K fundraiser Nov. 1. hosted at the Celebration Center in Sedalia.Strong Tower President Lorie Holt, also a member of the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center, said this is the first time for them to host the event. Proceeds will go toward opening the other side of an existing duplex in Haiti, allowing room for an additional 10 children in the all-girls orphanage. The first side of the duplex opene...

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