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I come cheek to stock with the 6.5 mm Creedmoor

My first center-fire rifle was a government surplus .30/06 Springfield 03/A3. I paid $35 for it, postage included. I don’t know if it had ever been issued to a combat soldier, but it was in excellent condition.

Rookie Reporters: 3 decades on the S-C chain gang

On Friday nights, some families play board games, watch movies, or bake cookies. The Matz family can be found working the chain gang at Smith-Cotton’s home football games.

S-C boys swim 2nd at inaugural CMAC Championships

Swimmers from Sedalia and Columbia were already used to sharing a pool.

Roundup: Tigers cancel Week 9 football game

Smith-Cotton announced Wednesday that its Week 9 football opponent, Hogan Prep, would not play as scheduled Friday in Sedalia due to COVID-19 protocol.

State tourney caps eventful year for area golfers

Two Sedalia programs claimed first-place prizes at their respective state tournaments Tuesday, capping an eventful year with historic success.

Lady Tigers drops season finale to Marshall

Smith-Cotton volleyball fought off a sweep Tuesday before ending the regular season with a home loss to Marshall.

S-C’s Pannier claims Class 3 medalist; Sacred Heart wins Class 1 team title

Smith-Cotton junior Kiser Pannier trimmed nine strokes from her first round Tuesday to win the Class 3 Girls Golf Championship at Twin Hills Golf Course in Joplin.

Area Roundup: S-C soccer beats Capital City

Smith-Cotton ended its Central Missouri Activities Conference slate with a win Tuesday at Capital City.

District volleyball tourney dates revealed

Here are district tournament schedules for area volleyball teams.

Smith-Cotton fifth in 10-team home invitational

Smith-Cotton boy’s swim placed fifth out of 10 teams Saturday at the Smith-Cotton Joe Arbisi Tiger Invitational in Sedalia.

What will you do if your plan actually works?

I assume I’m going to kill a deer every time I climb into a stand or begin a still hunt.

Smith-Cotton falls at Helias; Crusaders claim CMAC title

The way coach Charlie McFail sees it, Friday night was a good learning experience for the Smith-Cotton Tigers.

Area football preview, Week 8: S-C faces unbeaten Helias

Here is a preview for area high school football games in Week 8.

S-C softball season ends with 10-0 district loss to Helias

The Helias Catholic Lady Crusaders backed up their No. 1 district seeding Tuesday afternoon with their 10-0 victory over Smith-Cotton at Centennial Park.

Golf roundup: Pannier Class 3 district medalist, Lady Gremlins win Class 1 team title

Smith-Cotton junior Kiser Pannier claimed medalist honors Monday at the Class 3 District 2 Tournament at Jefferson City Country Club, advancing to the state tournament.

Badgers to open season Friday, Oct. 23 against Illinois

University of Wisconsin football will kick off the Big Ten Conference’s truncated season a week from Friday. The league announced Monday morning that UW will host Illinois on Oct. 23, with …

Huskers and Iowa are officially on for Black Friday in Iowa City

Watch now: An up close and personal look at a Husker football practice Nebraska and Iowa are on for Black Friday.  In an expected move, the Huskers and Hawkeyes will play on Nov. 27 rather …

Hub Arkush: Win over the Bucs was Bears best performance of the season overall

LAKE FOREST – The Chicago Bears played their best game of the season Thursday night, a 20-19 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady. But it was nowhere near a complete performance, …

Big Ten breakdown: Illinois

BIG TEN BREAKDOWN: Illinois COACH: Lovie Smith, 15-34 entering fifth season at Illinois and overall 2019 RECORD: 6-7, 4-5 Big Ten (Fourth, West) OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING (8): TE Daniel …

Missouri volleyball opener rescheduled because of COVID-19

Missouri’s opening two-game series against Alabama was rescheduled to Oct. 21 and 22 because of positive COVID-19 tests  in the Tigers' program. The matches were originally scheduled for this …

For meditating Jaire Alexander, clear mind is all that matters during strong start for Packers

GREEN BAY — As if getting off to the best start of his NFL career isn’t enough, Jaire Alexander has been so impressed by what the Green Bay Packers offense has done that he’s toying with the …
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