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Liberty Pool packed with furry swimmers

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Nicole Cooke | Democrat Truman leaps into the deep end of Liberty Pool to retrieve a ball thrown by his owner, Steve Craighead, during Tuesday’s Doggie Dive. “Truman absolutely loves it,” Craighead said of the event. “He knew he was going as soon as I got home from work.” About 80 furry swimmers participated in the annual event to close the Sedalia pool season.Nicole Cooke | Democrat Lucky walks through the shallow end of the pool to return the tennis ball to Kim O’Neill during Tuesday’s Doggie Dive at Liberty Pool. The pair spent the majority of the evening playing fetch. O’Neill said this is the fourth Doggie Dive they’ve attended, including the event at Centennial Pool in early August.

 

Smith-Cotton tennis falls to Jefferson City at home

The Smith-Cotton tennis team fell 9-0 at home against Jefferson City on Tuesday.Kali Heavener and Maria Slipych fell 8-1 in No. 1 doubles to Esther Ruboneka and Haley Watson.Kaitlyn Muhr and Courtnee Geotz fell 8-1 at No. 2 doubles to Lindsay Greene and Victoria Brainerd.The Lady Tigers fell 6-3 on Thursday at Center with Allison Burton pulling out an 8-3 win at No. 1 singles over Sandy Saffold. Nicole Reedy won her No. 3 singles match over Cidney Slade 8-6. K...

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S-C golf takes fourth at home

Smith-Cotton finished fourth in a four-team meet at the Sedalia Country Club on Tuesday, shooting a 212. Helias and Warrensburg both shot a 168 with the Crusaders winning on a tiebreaker. Jefferson City shot a 195.Annie Guier led S-C with a personal-best 45 to take sixth place. Ali Bankovich was one stroke behind Guier with a 46. Peyton Sharp shot a 52 and Destiny Lamb shot a 59.Warrensburg’s Hannah Johnson and Helias’ Jenna Kosmatka took individual medalist ...

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Versailles gets comeback win at Skyline

Versailles volleyball fell in the first set before rebounding for a 21-25, 25-16, 25-19 win at Skyline on Tuesday.Lendie Nolting had an ace, three blocks, six digs, five kills and 24 assists. Maddy Hibdon had nine kills, nine digs and three blocks. Ali Lent had eight blocks to go with 19 digs and seven kills. Shelby Jackson had three blocks, 11 digs and four kills. Olivia Heisler had four aces, a block, four kills, four assists and five digs. Kenzie Wieberg added three digs.

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Green Ridge volleyball beats Sweet Springs

Green Ridge beat Sweet Springs 25-14, 25-12 in a non-conference volleyball match on Tuesday to improve to 2-0.The Lady Tigers were led by Libby Dove with 10 kills and six blocks. Vanessa Hardy added 14 assists. Molly Turner had three aces. Turner and BreAnna Peck each had five kills.Green Ridge won the junior varsity match 25-12, 14-25, 25-23.The Lady Tigers will visit Crest Ridge on Thursday.

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Green Ridge beats Sweet Springs in two sets

Green Ridge volleyball beat Sweet Springs 25-14, 25-12 in a non-conference volleyball match on Tuesday to improve to 2-0.The Lady Tigers were led by Libby Dove with 10 kills and six blocks. Vanessa Hardy added 14 assists. Molly Turner had three aces. Turner and BreAnna Peck each had five kills.Green Ridge won the junior varsity match 25-12, 14-25, 25-23.The Lady Tigers will visit Crest Ridge on Thursday.

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Lincoln volleyball gets by Warsaw

Lincoln volleyball beat Warsaw 25-20 and 25-17 on Tuesday. Allison Spunaugle had seven serving points and two aces. Allyson Williams had three kills.The JV team lost both sets 25-12.Lincoln is 1-2 and will play at Archie on Thursday. Warsaw will play at Blair Oaks on Thursday.

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Lady Panthers come back to beat Clinton in three sets

Knob Noster volleyball came from behind to beat Clinton in three sets Tuesday. Clinton won the first set 25-22, but Knob Noster won the second set 25-14 and the third set 25-16.Kayla Kuhlman had 11 kills, 11 digs and three blocks for Knob Noster. Sirius Sparks led the way with 14 assists. Joe Morgan had 13 digs.The Lady Panthers are 2-1 and are at Green Ridge on Tuesday.

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Stover cruises past Eugene in two sets

Stover volleyball beat Eugene in straight sets Tuesday, 25-12 and 25-13.Carley Nolting led Stover with eight kills. Montana Boles had 16 assists to lead the team. Amber Engelbrecht and Mallory Uptegrove recorded six digs and five digs, respectively. Uptegrove also had five aces.The JV team won 25-19 and 25-13.Stover is 3-0 and will host Skyline on Monday.

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Windsor falls 2-0 to Archie

Windsor volleyball fell 25-21, 26-24 to Archie on Tuesday.Haley Crouch was 10 for 10 serving for the Lady Greyhounds. Jaelyn Prevete was also 10 for 10 and Devyn Williams was 9 for 9.Crouch also led Windsor with 12 assists.Prevete had seven kills.

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Cole Camp volleyball wins in two sets against Osage

Cole Camp volleyball beat Osage 25-15, 25-17 on Tuesday.Cameron Snell led the Bluebirds with 10 digs. Alyssa Oelrichs had four kills and six assists. Kaleena Logan added three aces, four digs and three kills.

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Versailles rallies to beat Skyline

Versailles fell in the first set before rebounding for a 21-25, 25-16, 25-19 win at Skyline on Tuesday.Lendie Nolting had an ace, three blocks, six digs, five kills and 24 assists. Maddy Hibdon had nine kills, nine digs and three blocks. Ali Lent had eight blocks to go with 19 digs and seven kills. Shelby Jackson had three blocks, 11 digs and four kills. Olivia Heisler had four aces, a block, four kills, four assists and five digs. Kenzie Wieberg added three digs.

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S-C beats WCC-rival Nevada

In its first game as a member of the West Central Conference, the Nevada volleyball team jumped out to quick leads in both games Tuesday at Smith-Cotton, but S-C rallied back both times to win 25-18 and 25-21.Nevada led 7-4 in the first game before Smith-Cotton scored the next four points, including an ace from Tori Jacobi. Moments later a Montana Hedrick ace put S-C ahead 11-9.In the second game, Nevada broke a 6-6 tie to jump ahead 10-6 before Smith-Cotton went on a 7-...

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Upbeat Lady Vikings stay unbeaten

LA MONTE — La Monte volleyball is 3-0 after winning in straight sets against Chilhowee and Wentworth Military Academy on Tuesday. The Lady Vikings haven’t lost a set this season.La Monte won 25-14 and 29-27 against Chilhowee and defeated Wentworth 25-4 and 25-9. Tuesday was an opportunity for all 12 Lady Vikings to step foot onto the floor in order for them to search for what groups of girls work better together.Sandra Arroyo, Katie Patrick, Kameron Morton, V...

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Council approves easement payment

The Sedalia City Council approved some housekeeping items during its meeting Tuesday, including payment for easements to continue improvements at the city’s Northwest Treatment Plant.Council approved an ordinance authorizing payment for and accepting four permanent sanitary sewer easements from William A. Poort and Valerie A Poort and from John Rudd Van Dyne III and Mary Elizabeth Van Dyne for improvements to the city’s northwest treatment plant. The four easements are ...

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Welcome to Smith-Cotton

Nicole Cooke | Democrat Elie Roberts, left, and Eli McDonald, of Impact Signs, work to get the new welcome sign in place Tuesday afternoon at Smith-Cotton High School. Roberts said they were working to lower the sign onto the pole so it could be welded.Nicole Cooke | Democrat The new directional welcome sign at Smith-Cotton High School can be seen just before entering the school parking lot. At night the upper half of the sign will be lit.

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Christmas Week Fires Downtown

From its beginnings shortly after the founding of the city, the Sedalia Fire Department, first a volunteer group and later a paid force, has maintained high professional standards. Although the water pressure in city hydrants often hampered their ability to extinguish fires, the men of the fire department responded quickly and worked diligently at each call.Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in 1909, the Sedalia Fire Department was tested by two fires. One was small and...

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Victory will be mine!

Sometimes you’ve got a friend who talks about this thing they do, and you’d always thought it might be nice to do it with them, but you really don’t want to invite yourself. For a couple years now, I’ve seen former Sedalia Democrat Editor Bob Satnan post about his illustrious fantasy football league.Like clockwork his Facebook display picture becomes that familiar red dog with an eye patch that represents his fantasy team: the Deadline Dogs.

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