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The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs opened the season Tuesday, Nov. 26, against the Adrian Lady Blackhawks. The game went back and forth with neither team able to gain a substantial lead. The Lady Bulldogs faced early foul trouble but went to the locker room with a three-point lead, 31-28. I…

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Coach Derald Henderson did not seem too concerned about the state of the Stockton Tigers after suffering a 62-56 defeat by Golden City Saturday, Dec. 7, in the third-place game of the 57th annual Dennis Cornish Classic at Lockwood.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stockton, hosted numerous handicapped hunters for the 22nd annual managed deer hunt last month to great success, pictured below are hunters who bagged the biggest buck or finished first to fill antlerless tags during the charitable outdoor event.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers opened the 2019-20 basketball season with two victories and one loss to finish in second place at the Fair Play Invitational Tournament. The result marks the best start for the Lady Tigers since 2015, when they got off to a 6-1 start.

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In a game perhaps best classified as “a win is a win is a win,” the Stockton Tigers opened the 2019-20 basketball season with a 40-29 nonconference victory over the Warsaw Wildcats, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at home.

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Now that the leaves have all but fallen, it’s a good time to take a walk in the woods with a camera around area lakes. Casually walking through the woods with a camera in hand rarely results in more than blurred images and an occasional “luck” shot. There's a lot more to this kind of photogr…

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Stockton Lady Tiger volleyball star Kaitlyn Creek signed a letter of intent to attend Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and play volleyball for the Lions.

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Stockton Middle School and High School students went to Special Olympic bowling games Thursday, Nov. 14, at Sunshine Lanes in Springfield. The students bowled great.

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Agapé Boarding School hosted a weeklong wrestling camp starting Monday, Nov. 18, and culminating in an all-day tournament Friday, Nov. 22, in the Michael Cullen Memorial Gymnasium.

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The girls middle school basketball game between Stockton and El Dorado Springs originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10, has been reset for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the EHS lower gym.

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Stockton senior Kaitlyn Creek and El Dorado Springs sophomores Tevi Gurley and Reese Schaaf were named to the Missouri Class 2 all-state volleyball team by the Missouri Volleyball Coaches Association.

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El Dorado Christian School had two athletes place in the top eight at the 2019 Missouri Christian School Athletic Association state cross-country finals Friday, Oct. 25, in Joplin. Sophomore Brenton LeeMasters, left, placed sixth in the varsity boys’ division; and freshman Olivia Bryson, rig…

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The 2019 El Dorado Christian volleyball season came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 26, with a bittersweet ending for the ladies. The sweet side: the ECS Lady Buffalos won third place at the Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state volleyball finals (Division 1 Class IV) at Missour…

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A new season of Stockton Tiger basketball means new faces will fill the voids left by five graduated players. Just two seniors remain to lead the way for coach Derald Henderson, as the Tigers look to improve on last year’s overall record of 19-8, 2-3 in the Mid-Lakes Conference.

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The 2019 football season for the Stockton Tigers concluded with a 52-26 loss to the Warsaw Wildcats Friday, Nov. 1, at Warsaw’s Randy Morrow Field.

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Rain and cool temperatures Saturday, Oct. 19, didn't discourage the participants at the fifth annual El Dorado Christian 5K Run/Walk. Medals, donated by the ECS athletic department, were awarded to the top three competitors in each age category and to the top male and female. Protein bars, f…

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A trio of El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalos was presented Missouri Christian School Athletic Association all-state volleyball awards at the closing of the state finals Saturday, Oct. 26, in Joplin. ECS senior Hailey Krehbiel was named second-team all-state, junior Jordanne Steuck was named f…

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Six-year-old Brody Harper bagged his first doe with one shot Sunday, Nov. 3, while hunting with his grandfather in the Collins area. After he got back from the field, Brody told his mother and grandmother, "Oh, I'm going hunting all the time now! I love it!"

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Stockton coach T.Jay Sanderson and the high school and middle school cross country Tigers welcomed 51 students in third through sixth grade for a 1-8-mile practice race Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Agapé Boarding School held its annual Rhino Run Thursday, Oct. 31, on the grounds of the Stockton-area campus. This event is nothing like your typical cross-country race.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers won the Class 2 District 12 volleyball tournament, Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 28-29, on their home floor. With one of the strongest fields in the state gathered for single-elimination competition, Stockton came in as the fourth seed but swept through all three of their mat…

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Stockton Lake did not give up a lot of fish for American Bass Anglers Sunday, Oct. 27. The weather went from cloudy, cool and rainy on Saturday to all-day sunshine with temperatures warming to near 70 on Sunday. Anglers searched all parts of the lake, using many different baits.

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El Dorado Christian freshman Olivia Bryson and the ECS cross country team competed Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Lamar Invitational and the Irish Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Springfield. Bryson placed 16th at Lamar and 28th at Springfield. The Buffalos will compete at the El Dorado Springs In…

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Last Wednesday, my son Brad and I hit a farm pond we hadn't fished for several years. It is a small pond of less than a half-acre, but when we fished it before we caught some nice bass and bluegill.

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Daelen Ackley claimed another cross-country gold medal, winning the El Dorado Springs Invitational, Tuesday, October 22, at his home course. The Bulldogs finished third as a team, behind East Newton and Lamar.

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The Class 2 District 12 volleyball champion Stockton Lady Tigers will play Licking in a sectional playoff match at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Strafford High School.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers closed out the regular season with a pair of victories on the road, giving them a three-match winning streak prior to the Class 2 District 12 tournament this week in Stockton.

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The Stockton fishing club received a $200 donation Sunday, Oct 20, for their participation and support of the Webb Outdoors Elite Fishing Championship held last week on Stockton Lake.

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A flag football game between local law enforcement, firefighters and Polk County Special Olympics athletes raised funds, awareness and fun for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers.

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Stockton athletic seniors and their parents in volleyball, cross country and golf were honored prior to the Lady Tigers’ home volleyball match against Lockwood, Monday, Oct. 21.

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Stockton golfer Jenna Rickman, right, and coach Mary Anne Manring get ready to head out to Fremont Hills Country Club in Nixa for the Missouri Class 1 state tournament. Rickman and Manring received a sheriff’s escort as they left Stockton early Monday, Oct. 21. Rickman’s results will appear …

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The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs have been named the favorites for the Class 2 District 12 volleyball tournament, scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 28-29, at Stockton High School.

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Two close losses by the Stockton Lady Tigers knocked them down to the fourth seed when the pairings for the Class 2 District 12 volleyball tournament were decided Friday, Oct. 18. The tourney is scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 28-29 at Stockton.