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Sánchez dreaming in digital

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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 football game, records the entire game, edits and recaps the best plays, does a voice-over describing the action and makes all this into a three-minute video. It takes him a day, sometimes two, just to get the highlight package done.


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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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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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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