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A high standard
Mallory Uptegrove clears the bar, winning second place and setting a school record in the high jump in the Versailles Open Thursday, March 26 at the Walton Sports Complex in Versailles.
Uptegrove leaps to school record
Small in numbers, the Stover varsity track and field teams took on the windy, cold weather Thursday, March 26 at the Versailles Open and performed well. No team scores were kept and no medals were on the line, but the Orange and Black made their presence felt.
Late defensive collapse
dooms Bulldogs in opener
The curtain went up on the new version of Stover High School baseball Friday, March 27 in Montrose. Head Coach B.J. Adams was pleasantly surprised with his young team’s offense and pitching. A disastrous sixth-inning defensive meltdown was all that kept them from winning as the Bluejays came from behind to win 12-10. Stover was ahead 9-3 early in the contest.
Charles Baker, left, and Ronny Baker of Mexico, Mo. caught this 54-pound spoonbill Sunday, March 29 around the 65-mile marker near Ivy Bend. (photo by Charlotte Gaden)
Baseball results, March 27
Weather cancellation, March 26
Headed the right direction
Stover defensive back Amber Engelbrecht dribbles through Boonville forwards, trying to get the ball out of Lady Bulldog territory. Moments like this were too rare Monday, March 23 as Boonville beat Stover 10-0.
Into scoring position
Megan Sack runs the ball into Boonville territory Monday, March 23 in Stover. The Lady Bulldogs were unable to threaten the Lady Pirate goal with any consistency and Boonville won 10-0.
Girls soccer results, March 23
A good start
The Stover Lady Bulldogs won third place in the Fair Grove Spring Shootout Saturday, March 21. They are, front from left, Matty Hinck, Leanna Baker, Marinda Iman, Carley Nolting, Kendra King, Amber Engelbrecht, Montana Boles, Hunter Miesner, back from left, Darby Cannon, Taylor Beckmann, Mackenzie Foster, Kayla Nolting, Jessie Meyer, Jazmine Jones, and Megan Sack. (submitted photo)
Lady Bulldogs win third at Fair Grove
The Stover varsity girls soccer team got their season off to a solid start, finishing third in the Fair Grove Spring Shootout Saturday, March 21.
Spring turkey hunting looks good in Ozarks
Turkey hunters in Morgan County and the rest of the Ozarks can expect a good spring season. According to a press release from the Missouri Department of Conservation, MDC, Tuesday, March 17, the region is expected to provide even better hunting than a good statewide outlook.
Spring sports schedule caveat
Spring sports are notorious for weather postponements and rescheduling. Always check This Week in Sports for up-to-date rescheduling, and watch for weather cancellation and postponement bulletins at the top of this page.