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While many local baseball fans are hoping the coronavirus doesn’t cut the season short this spring, the Stockton R-1 baseball team still has its sights set on gametime. 

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Pictured here with coach Derald Henderson and assistant coach Charlie Carsten, Stockton High School senior Drew Wheeler reserves a career award for setting the record for most career and three-point goals at SHS. In total, Wheeler scored 1,682 career points and 276 career three-point goals. 

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Members of the Stockton High School powerlifting teams made a strong showing at the recent state powerlifting meet held Saturday, March 7, at Glendale High School in Springfield, where they competed against teams from all across Missouri.

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After a Sunday start to the trout parks, the starting day for paddlefish also fell on a Sunday which brought out the snaggers who threw a heavy weighted hook, cast blindly and hoped to snag a fish that might weigh more than a hundred pounds.

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Local high school basketball players made the cut in the 2020 Class 3 District 10 All District team.

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Those familiar with southern Missouri’s lakes and running waters most certainly know how important the walleye is to most anglers. 

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The Missouri Department of Conservation, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently added fish habitat to Stockton Lake.

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Stockton High School will host a baseball tournament Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, featuring high school teams from Stockton, New Covenant, Butler and Nevada.

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Whether you call it paddlefish, spoonbill or shovelnose cat, the snagging season for the living fossil begins in Missouri this Sunday, March 15. One of North America's largest fish, the spoonbill will not take bait and must be snagged or grabbed with a hook if an angler wishes to catch it.

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Its trout time... Missouri trout anglers had March 1 marked on their calendar and were ready to go on Sunday to hit the state's four trout parks — Bennett Spring near Lebanon, Roaring River near Cassville, Montauk State Park southeast of Licking and Maramee Spring Park southeast of St. James. 

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Now that hunting seasons have ended or winding down and good fishing is getting closer, the tail end of February finds me going through an old tackle box. Here, I always find some old-time lures I seldom use — although they still catch fish. I guess there are so many new lures on the market …

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Once again, the Stockton Lady Tigers came out on top, showing a promising glimpse ahead into their playoff season after beating the Dadeville Bearcats on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and beating the  Sherwood Lady Marksmen on Thursday, Feb. 20. 

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Now that the Super Bowl is over and most hunting seasons have all but ended, March 1, is a date which a lot of anglers are looking forward to. As the traditional opening day of the trout “catch and keep” season draws near in the four trout parks, many trout anglers are busy tying flies to us…

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Sammy McGuire, a senior at Stockton High School, signed with Evangel University to play football as a defensive tackle on Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

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Six students from the Stockton Tigers volleyball team were named to Missouri’s academic all-state list. The scholastic achievers who obtained the honor are Kaitlyn Creek, Cassidy Duncan, Kira Frazier, Maygen Mings, Kylie Hunter and Summer Kenney.

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The Stockton Tigers boys basketball team made a perennial effort against the Greenwood Blue Jays at R-1’s home turf on Tuesday, Feb. 4, ultimately falling to the Springfield team, who have a 18-3 season record. 

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After picking up momentum in the second half of Stockton R-1’s courtwarming game on Friday, Jan. 31, the Tigers pulled in six points shy of taking the win over the Skyline Tigers for a packed house of hometown supporters.

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Nature welcomes winter, snow

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Bob Holmes, an evangelist and self-described “one-man volleyball team,” challenged almost the entire student body of Agapé Boarding School to a match during a visit Monday, Jan. 20. Despite the overwhelming odds, Holmes won 15-6. Holmes, 63, from Knoxville, Tennessee, has appeared at more th…

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On Saturday, Jan. 25, Stockton students Mya Campbell, Mackenzie Harper and Tanner Winchell traveled to Neosho for the area basketball Special Olympic games. 

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The Stockton Lady Tigers clamped down on two victories on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 25, at the 10th Annual Stockton Girls Tournament, leading them to end the week’s competition as the tournament consolation winner.

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Stockton R-I schools have announced Spirit Week days for the middle and high schools, leading to the Courtwarming game at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, as the Stockton Tigers host the Skyline Tigers.

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Students from Tumbles Gymnastics of Bolivar performed a routine during the Stockton/Forsyth basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, at Stockton High School.

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For more than 15 years, Tom Smith and Fred Stark, Des Moines, Iowa, have made trips to fish the tri-lakes of Truman, Stockton and Pomme de Terre just prior to or after the Kansas City Sport show.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers split a pair of games last week, moving to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-Lakes Conference.

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The El Dorado Christian junior high boys basketball team, front from left, is Cannon Ash, Jason Conduff, Jude Wyant, Noah Bland; and back, Jacob Tapp, Isaiah Rhodes, Coach Steve Altheide, Camren Reasoner and Issac Hubbard.

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The El Dorado Christian girls junior varsity basketball team consists of, front from left, Breann Reasoner, team manager Bennett Johnson, Christian Steuck; and back, Rowan Johnson, Madison Shipp, Nellie Dresch, Coach Craig Johnson, Olivia Bryson, McKenzie Cole, Brooklynn Murray and Sophia Bryson. 

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The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs started out the new year traveling Saturday, Jan. 4, to Baptist Bible College to take part in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Shootout, facing the Lady Mustangs of McDonald County. The first half saw both teams trade baskets as they were trying to knock o…

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The Stockton Tigers fell 58-48 to the Fair Grove Eagles in Mid-Lakes Conference action Friday, Jan. 10, on the road. They host league rival Forsyth Friday, Jan. 17. Here Layne Colvin, 0, looks to make a pass with teammates Cole Garretson, 20, Jay Baxter, 32, D.J. Bays, 2, and Drew Wheeler, 2…

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The Stockton Lady Tigers lost the opening game of the Mid-Lakes Conference portion of their schedule, bowing to the Forsyth Lady Panthers 51-22, Thursday, Jan. 9, on the road.

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The first round of the Morrisville JV basketball tournament, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, has been postponed in anticipation of winter weather. A makeup date will be announced later.

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A basketball camp for elementary students is scheduled for four Saturday mornings in January and February, hosted by the Stockton boys and girls basketball teams.

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The Stockton junior varsity Tigers are entered in the Marion C. Early Boys JV Basketball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 18, in Morrisville.

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Both the Stockton Tigers and Lady Tigers have been seeded sixth in their upcoming home invitational tournaments. The Stockton Invitational will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in the boys’ division and 10 years for the girls.

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The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs opened the 2020 portion of the high school basketball season with a 55-44 non-conference victory over the Miller Cardinals, Friday, Jan. 3, at home.

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In preparation for the Courtwarming Night basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, against Skyline, El Dorado Springs R-II schools are honoring law enforcement during its spirit week.