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Candidates speak at forum

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Nine of the 10 candidates in the Nov. 4 local contested races were present during Thursday’s candidate forum, hosted by the Sedalia-Pettis County League of Women Voters, which offered voters a chance to learn more about their city and county candidates.Division 6 Associate Circuit Court JudgeIndependent Deborah Mitchell, Republican Jeff Mittelhauser and Democrat Carmen Smith are on the ballot for Associate Circuit Judge. All have experience practicing law, each with experience in domestic, juvenile and criminal cases, which are handled in Division 6.Both Smith and Mitchell brought up the potential issue of a conflict of interest for Mittelhauser.

 

Cooper scores 100th goal in Gremlin win

Brandon Cooper scored his 100th career goal in a 9-0 Sacred Heart win against Osage on Thursday. Cooper scored five goals for the Gremlins.Sergio Justiniano, Chance Spangler, Brendan Volko and Max Martin each scored a goal for Sacred Heart.

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S-C falls at Rock Bridge

The Smith-Cotton boys soccer team fell 3-2 at Rock Bridge on Thursday.The Tigers were up 2-0 at half before Rock Bridge rallied.Jonathan Lopez scored in 10th minute assisted by Jordan Lawson. Blake Grupe added another in the 28th minute assisted by Lopez.The Bruins then scored three in the second half.Smith-Cotton (18-5) open district play against Warrensburg at Grain Valley on Tuesday.

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Tigers take third at WCC meet

The Smith-Cotton boys swimming team had five swimmers recorded personal bests Thursday as the Tigers took third in the West Central Conference meet at the Joe Arbisi Memorial Pool.“That ‘s really what we emphasize all the time is hit your personal best,” said Smith-Cotton swimming coach Jerry Tankersley. “We had a lot of guys get personal bests, I can’t complain about that.”Warrensburg took the title with 465 points. St. Pius X was clo...

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Three Lady Tigers honored

Three members of the Smith-Cotton softball team have received post-season honors.Darby Christian and Mariah Voitl were named all-conference with Maddy Kindle an honorable mention pick.Christian was also named second-team all-district.

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Stover holds off Iberia

The Stover soccer team beat Iberia 3-2 on senior night Thursday in Stover.The Bulldogs scored three in the first half. It took only 37 seconds for Aaron Seaton to get Stover on the board, taking a give-and-go and beating a pair of Rangers defenders. Midway through the first half, the Rangers’ keeper turned away a Brock Nolting shot but Ruben Rubio was there to knock home the rebound. Garrett Goetze scored a header off a Nolting corner kick for the third goal.Alex H...

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Playoff time arrives in football

It’s week 10.No matter how a high school football team’s season has gone up to this point, whether it’s 8-1 or 1-8, everything from here on out is single elimination. Teams now have no room for mistakes.That is the message Smith-Cotton coach Ryan Boyer is delivering his Tigers as they prepare to face Ruskin to open the district tournament.“Every team is 0-0, including ourselves,” Boyer said. “We take the same approach we did...

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Sun Devils win in Independence

The new Lincoln Sun Devils 12U softball team won the Fall Shootout Championship in their first tournament as a team this last weekend in Independence, beating the Topeka Blaze 8-1 in the title game. The Sun Devils outscored their opponents 49-11 over five games. After the tournament the Sun Devils learned they are now ranked secondnd in the state for their division. They opened pool play against the Blaze and came out on top 15-0. Next, the Sun Devils beat the Kansas City Diamonds10-2. In the...

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Sánchez dreaming in digital

Alex Sánchez has a dream: “I want to make movies.”Sánchez, 17, a senior at Smith-Cotton High School, has been given the opportunity to use camera equipment loaned by the University of Central Missouri to record video of the Tigers football games this season. Sánchez may not be filming movies yet, but it is a start.Sánchez is involved in a dual credit class, Introduction to Sports Broadcasting, through UCM. He attends every Smith-Cotton foo...

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Oct. 24 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 DepartmentIncidents Oct. 171:19 p.m.: A window was reported broken at a residence in the 1500 block of South Moniteau Avenue.Oct. 195:13 a.m.: A...

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Oct. 24 Crash Reports

Woman injured in Morgan crashA Versailles woman suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Morgan County Wednesday afternoon, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reportsKristy A. Jester, 31, was driving northbound on state Route WW at Seals Road about 4:05 p.m. when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and she overcorrected. Her vehicle then traveled off the left side of the road, overturned and came to rest on its r...

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German visitor talks art

Felix Weber, left, a high school art teacher from the German city of Kassel, visited Smith-Cotton High School on Wednesday to check out the facilities, especially the art department. S-C art teacher Michael Shukers, right, discussed curriculum, student fees and current assignments, including the tempera batik piece created by student Kelsey Byerly, center.Smith-Cotton High art teacher Josh Heimsoth, left, discusses pottery and painting with Felix Weber, right, a visitng high school...

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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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S-C falls in district final

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 ...

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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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