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El Dorado Springs native Riley Boyd was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Boyd threw 50.2 innings with 54 strikeouts and a 3.02 earned run average as a sophomore for Jefferson College of Hillsboro this past season.

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Missouri is a fishing state. Nearly a fourth of the population, encompassing all ages, fishes. They spend millions of dollars on tackle and bait and several billion dollars on services and goods each year. It's a good thing for the state's economy as well as the need for recreation.

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Five Stockton Tigers — Drew Wheeler, Garrett Haden, Luke Culbertson, Tate Wheeler and Clayton Hubbard — earned mentions on the 2019 All-Mid-Lakes Conference baseball team. Drew Wheeler was a unanimous first-team choice as both pitcher and infielder.

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Amie Garver of the Stockton Lady Tigers was recently named second-team all-region catcher by the Missouri High School Softball Coaches Association.

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A severe thunderstorm warning for Stockton Lake Saturday, May 18, prompted American Bass Anglers’ 3 p.m. weigh-in to move quickly. Ten anglers brought five-fish limits to the scales. Topping the leaderboard was Eric Craft with 12.77 pounds. Second place went to Lucas Fornelli with 11.12 poun…

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Due to tornado damage Wednesday, May 22, in Jefferson City, the Class 3, 4 and 5 state track meets have been moved to three separate locations, with all events contested Saturday, May 25. Field events begin at 9 a.m. Running events start at 10 a.m.

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Squirrel, bass seasons open Saturday; camping a no-go

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A five-run rally, all with two outs in the top of the second inning, proved to be the difference as the Lamar Tigers claimed the Class 3 District 13 baseball championship, beating the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 6-3 Tuesday, May 14, at El Dorado.

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El Dorado Christian varsity track team traveled to compete at the 2019 Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state track finals Friday- Saturday, May 3-4, in Carl Junction.

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On a day when his grandfather was honored for his years of service to the Stockton baseball program, Drew Wheeler delivered a personal gift of his own to Grandpa Larry in the form of a no-hitter.

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El Dorado Springs played host to the Class 3 District 13 baseball tournament. The Bulldogs came in as the second seed and the Stockton Tigers were third despite an early-season extra-inning victory by Stockton, as El Dorado had a better overall record. With a field of six teams, Stockton was…

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The injuries sustained by some Stockton softball players after the bus accident of Monday, April 29, left the team unable to field a full squad of nine for the district quarterfinal game against Bronaugh.

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The Stockton eighth-grade team of Dakota Duncan, Colby Adams, Braden Postlewait and Jay Baxter broke the school record in the 4x400-meter relay Thursday, April 25, at a meet in El Dorado Springs. Their clocking of 3:59.77 lowered the previous mark by three seconds.

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Stockton Middle and High School students participated in Special Olympic Games Monday, April 29, at Clever High School. Emily Haley got a gold medal in the standing long jump and silver medals in the 100-meter dash and softball throw. Elijah Bentley earned gold medals in the standing long ju…

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While team titles were also at stake, the focus on every athlete competing in the Class 2 District 6 meet, Saturday, May 4, at Higginsville, was just advancing to sectionals.

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The Stockton Tigers spent most of the last two weeks of the baseball season playing mostly road games while dodging raindrops. Two games against Buffalo and Lamar were canceled due to wet conditions.

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Stockton Christian Church is organizing a church softball league open to any area church wanting to play. Games will be played Sundays between 2-8 p.m. starting May 18, at the field below Stockton Dam.

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Turkey hunting can be unpredictable; Earth Day is 49

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The Stockton and El Dorado Springs track and field teams challenged the best in the Ozarks at the prestigious Southwest Baptist University Bearcat Classic, Tuesday, April 23, in Bolivar.

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The El Dorado Springs track team got the opportunity to get their two pole vaulters, Ethan Parshall and Brayden Housh, into the Kansas University Relays Friday, April 15, in Lawrence, Kansas. They both qualified, despite the stringent standards, and they both made use of the possibility.

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Only one Cedar County golfer, Devun Salazar of El Dorado Springs, qualified for the sectional round after the Class 2 District 4 tournament, Monday, April 29, at Eldon.

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Three members of the Stockton Lady Tiger softball team and their parents were honored prior to their final home game of the regular season, an 11-4 victory over Lockwood Thursday, April 26. From left are Carrie Garver, player Amie Garver, Jamie Garver, Dan Millard, player Kaytlyn Millard, Ca…

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The Fair Grove Eagles struck early, taking advantage of favorable pitching from Stockton’s Drew Wheeler and scoring four runs in the top of the first inning, en route to a 6-1 Mid-Lakes Conference victory over the Tigers, Wednesday, April 24, at Stockton. The game was postponed by rain the d…

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In a rematch of the season-opening game for both teams, the Bolivar Liberators defeated the Stockton Tigers 7-4 in non-conference baseball Thursday, April 25, at Stockton. Bolivar won the first game 7-1, Friday, March 15, at the Bolivar Tournament.

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El Dorado Springs baseball vs. Warsaw, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, has been postponed. Make-up date to be announced later.

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The Mid-Lakes Conference track meet, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, in Fair Grove, has been postponed until Wednesday, May 1, still at Fair Grove.

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A school bus carrying the Stockton Lady Tiger softball team was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday, April 29, in the Carthage area.

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First-round games of the District 12 softball tournament, scheduled for Monday, April 29, in Liberal, have been moved to Jasper High School due to wet fields in Liberal.

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The Stockton Tigers knew defending their championship of the Stockton Invitational would be difficult with the inclusion of one of the better teams in the Ozarks, the New Covenant Academy Warriors.

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Mt. Vernon righthander Katelyn Kotlarz held the Stockton Lady Tigers hitless for five-and-a-third innings while collecting three hits and two RBI herself as the Lady Mountaineers topped the Lady Tigers 10-3 in non-conference softball Thursday, April 18, at Stockton.

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The Stockton Middle School track meet was held Thursday, April 11, at Joe Price Memorial Stadium. Separate events were contested for seventh and eighth grades in both boys and girls. Cedar County results are listed below.

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The Stockton High School track and field teams hit the road for a pair of meets last week, where they competed against a number of schools they had not previously seen this year.

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Registration is open for the fifth annual Matt’s Run, a benefit 5K and one-mile fun run honoring the memory of Cedar County sheriff’s deputy Matt Chism, who made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty Nov. 2, 2014.

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An episode of the cable television program Fishing University taped in October 2018 on Stockton Lake is set for re-air on three separate networks.

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The District 12 softball bracket has been released. All games will be played at Liberal High School, with two fields used for the first round. Admission is $5 for age 6 and older.