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The March 28 issue of the Republican reported Stockton High School alum Sydnee Garrett had been named an honorable mention basketball All-America by the NAIA for her outstanding junior season with the Evangel Lady Crusaders, the eighth player ever to be so named from the Springfield-based un…

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Stockton and El Dorado Springs were in a battle for top honors in the boys’ division of the 2018 El Dorado Springs Relays before the Tigers took command in the 800-meter and 3,200-meter races.

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Arnica Zitting has been away from Stockton for six years — ever since her family moved to St. Charles where she finished high school before moving on to college; yet, she still is remembered for her role in winning a state championship as a Lady Tiger — a Stockton Lady Tiger.

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At the recent Missouri Hearing Society Educational Conference in Kansas City, Richard Leroux of El Dorado Springs was presented the Gold Award for outstanding educational achievement.

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The Stockton Tigers were in the thick of the Mid-Lakes Conference baseball season last week, with a heartbreaking 9-8 road loss to Strafford on Tuesday, April 10; an easy 11-2 victory at Ash Grove Thursday, April 12; and a 17-0 run-rule win over Pleasant Hope in a rare weekend matinee home g…

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Stockton’s R-I school district approved a credit policy for students who will participate in the computer-based learning program called Launch.

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Stockton High School’s boys’ track team proved to be impressive and deep as several members stood tall with amazing performances at the 29th annual Jock’s Nitch Gorilla Relays at Pitt State University Friday, April 13.

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Golf is well underway in Cedar County and El Dorado Springs played host to four high school teams during a match Tuesday, April 10.

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El Dorado Springs High School still is seeking sponsorships for 2018 yearbooks which will help those seniors who are unable to afford the books get one as a memory of their final school year. The books will be available in August.

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El Dorado Springs High School senior Paige Floyd accepted a dance scholarship offered by Fort Scott Community College. Floyd will be a member of the Kansas college’s dance program when she starts college in September. Floyd currently is an award-winning member of the high school band and dan…

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Stockton High School’s Mike Kenney, director of athletics and former coach, was recognized by the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administator’s Association at the MIAAA annual conference. He received an award for his distinguished years of service and merit in athletics and administration…

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Stockton High School's JROTC will conduct a military ball fundraiser open to the public starting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Orleans Trail Hotel. The event will continue until between 9-10 p.m.

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Stockton continues to move forward in track and field, while El Dorado Springs featured several strong individuals at last week’s invitational meet in Stockton.

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A simulated crash scene depicting a collision between a drunk driver and a car with sober occupants will be staged from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, behind Stockton High School.

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Both the Stockton and El Dorado Springs High School bands earned the top rating, Division 1, in their performances at the MSHSAA State Large Ensemble Festival Friday, April 6, at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

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Thanks to a weather delay and a change of venue, the Stockton Tigers ended up playing two home games last week within 24 hours of each other, coming away with a pair of victories. They beat Lockwood 8-2 on Wednesday, April 4, and followed up with an 11-1 run rule triumph over Marionville in …

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The Stockton golfing Tigers saw their first action of the spring Monday, April 9 at Clever. Because of two players having other commitments, only three hit the links with Haden Broksieck carding a 115, Kyle Broksieck with 119 and Weston Rains with 136.

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El Dorado Springs' baseball team is going on the road this week with four games in three days at the Holden High School tournament.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers softball team opened Mid-Lakes Conference play with back-to-back road losses to Pleasant Hope and Fair Grove, before pasting Ash Grove at home.

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Shortly after leading the Stockton Lady Tigers to the 2007 Missouri Class 2 state volleyball championship, Barry Wheeler had to say goodbye to one of his players, his only daughter Lauren, after she lost her life in an auto accident on Mo. 39.

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Seniors Drew Steuck and Seth McKinney kicked off the 2018 El Dorado Christian track season Tuesday, March 20 at the University of Central Missouri Mule Relays in Warrensburg. McKinney placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.41 seconds and was sixth in the pole vault with a ju…

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Jason Bradshaw and his Stockton High School track and field teammates host the annual Lauren Wheeler Relays Tuesday, April 3. Results from the track and field meet will be recapped in the Wednesday, April 11, edition of the Cedar County Republican. Teams from across southwest Missouri, inclu…

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El Dorado Christian School scored 24.5 points, playing 11th in the boys' division of the Ash Grove Classic track and field meet Thursday, March 29.

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Jefferson College Viking freshman Riley Boyd, El Dorado Springs, is having a good first season at the college level.

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El Dorado Springs' Brendon Parshall is off to a quick start as a sprinter. The senior won twice, the 100-meter and 200-meter races, at the Ash Grove Classic.

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Rain, cold weather, an unfortunate delay and a bit of confusion could not stop Stockton and El Dorado Springs from delivering an impressive message at the Ash Grove Classic Thursday, March 29.

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El Dorado Christian School students performed “In God We Trust,” written by Chris and Diane Machen and directed by music teacher Elle Biron, Tuesday, March 6, before an audience of more than 300 people.

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The El Dorado Springs FFA chapter competed in the Area Leadership Development Contest Monday, March 19 at Miller High School. Thirteen members garnered four first-place finishes and one second to earn berths in the district contest April 7-10 at Missouri State University in Springfield with …

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Clint Bland, a 3M engineer employed in Nevada and an El Dorado Christian School alum, stopped by the campus Wednesday, March 7, in honor of Engineering Week. Science teacher Kelly Bryson and students were excited to challenge the bridges they had built, testing each structure with various weights.

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The Cedar County Horse Project had a small team of youngsters from the county participate at the Ozark Spring Round-Up Friday, March 23. The youngsters had to judge six classes, four of which were halter and two were performance. Judging horses, like all livestock judging, is an art which mu…

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Tailor Hutsell, El Dorado Springs, has played in 17 games for Fort Scott Community College in women's softball. The freshman pitcher has played in 17 games, 16 as a starter with a 10-6 record.

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Leadership skills were in focus for two Cedar County youth who attended the 4-H Teen Conference in Columbia. They joined more than 270 of their peers, ages 11-13 from 62 Missouri counties, for workshops and activities at the University of Missouri. Emma Black, left, and Hope Heryford of Stoc…

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The Stockton Tigers’ baseball game at Lockwood scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 was postponed by weather until 4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 4.

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Rain forced the postponement of Stockton baseball and softball home games originally scheduled for Thursday, March 29.

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It is spring and April; and Easter is passed; however, winter weather still lingers. Less than 15 minutes before El Dorado Springs played Greenfield in a high school baseball game Monday, April 2, only a very few fans were at the ballfield in El Dorado Springs. Sitting alone for the moment w…

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Travis Hurley, the incoming head football coach of the Stockton Tigers, realizes his success will be measured not only in results on the field, but in the relationships he builds with the community.

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Stockton High School's baseball team has had some tough games to start the season, but it showed the character of a winner when it bounced back from a 2-1 loss to rival El Dorado Springs with a dramatic nine-inning game versus Mt. Vernon.

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Stockton High School's track team enjoyed a quick jump start to its track season with a victory in the boys' division at its first home meet of the track season which attracted 14 schools, in addition to Stockton.

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Powerlifting is a competitive sport which challenges the individual and brings together boys and girls who share in the excitement and cheer for each other while looking to outperform fellow competitors.