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During the fall, a lot of anglers welcome diversions like the baseball playoffs, the World Series, pro and college football and other sports. However, anglers need more than a good football game to keep them indoors in autumn — they need to be fishing.

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The El Dorado Christian junior high volleyball team traveled Saturday, Oct. 5, to Center Place Restoration School in for the 2019 MOKAN tournament. After playing 11 matches, the Lady Buffalos placed fourth. Sophia Bryson and Christian Steuck were named to the all-tournament team. Shown from …

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Thanks to a 6-0 vote by the El Dorado Springs R-II board of education, the Lady Bulldogs will switch from fall to spring softball starting with the 2020-21 school year. The decision was made during the board’s Thursday, Oct. 11, regular meeting.

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Jenna Rickman and Caley Dalton of Stockton competed Monday, Oct. 14, in the Class 1 Section 2 golf tournament at the par-70 Stewart Golf Course in Springfield, with hopes of qualifying for the Missouri Class 2 state golf tournament Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 21-22, at Fremont Hill Country Club in Nixa.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers' pool-play match against Willard in the Lori Endicott Invitational Volleyball Tournament will have an audio livestream beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The broadcast can be found at willardtigers.net, and will be available in the archives after the match. Longt…

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A charity flag football game benefiting the Polk County Special Olympics team is slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Bolivar YMCA flag football field. Admission is a freewill donation.

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While most Cedar County football fans were getting ready for the Cedar Bowl game between Stockton and El Dorado Springs Friday, Oct. 4, two more games to determine bragging rights were quietly being played elsewhere.

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After a week of the fall turkey season, hunters are finding some birds, but unless you are one of the lucky ones who flush a flock, hunting can be difficult.

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The 17th edition of the Cedar Bowl game will be remembered as one of the more entertaining games in recent years, with El Dorado Springs defeating Stockton 48-34.

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El Dorado Springs celebrated Homecoming and victory in the Cedar Bowl game all in one night, Friday, Oct. 4. A recap of the game can be found on page 17A.

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A growing number of campers, hunters and anglers are finding out October is special for many reasons including fewer bugs, less traffic around the lakes and streams in our area and more beauty to see as the fall color gets underway.

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Front from left, Kaily Frederick, Kat Simmons, Kaitlyn Neese, Hanna Mooneyham, Kimberly Hunt, Abby Burkett, Chenelle Ireland, Skylar Johnson, Kylee Eagon; and back, Gracie Crume, Kiersten Keith, Alexis Wilson, Coach Lyndzie O'Keefe, Ashley Wilson, Emma Simpson and Haliena Aman.

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American Bass Anglers Division 126 held their 2020 season opener Saturday, Sept. 21, on Stockton Lake with a lot of fish were weighed in. Nineteen of the 26 participants weighed in a five-fish limit.

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The Stockton Lady Tigers returned to their winning ways Thursday, Sept. 27, with a sweep of the Butler Bears, 25-14, 25-20, at the SHS gym.

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The Stockton junior varsity football game against Greenfield, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28, has been canceled as the Wildcats do not have enough players for a JV team. No replacement opponent for the Tigers has been announced.

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The Stockton boys’ cross-country team took second place in the Class 1-2 division of the Monett Invitational, Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Barry County town.

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A ton of turkeys: 100 seasons spent in Missouri's turkey woods

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The Stockton junior varsity football Tigers are off to a 1-2 start in 2019, matching the record of their varsity brethren.

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Senior quarterback Mason Foley accounted for six total touchdowns in leading the Strafford Indians to a 54-14 Mid-Lakes Conference victory over the Stockton Tigers Friday, Sept. 20, at Stockton’s Price Stadium.

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As football season gets underway, Stockton Amvets Post 116 is inviting the community to come enjoy watching their favorite teams throughout the 2019-20 football season.

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Coach Kelly Bryson and the El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalos opened the 2019 volleyball season Monday, Aug. 26, in Kansas City against Overland Christian Academy. After a spilt with the Eagles, the Buffalos have continued to travel and win matches. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ECS won in two against S…

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American Bass Anglers Division 126 will kick off their 2020 season with a qualifying tournament Saturday, Sept. 21 on Stockton Lake.

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When Tom Martin and Fred Summers, Jefferson City, hit Stockton Lake recently, they found the fishing good for walleye and crappie. Martin hooked a big walleye and Summers took a photo of the fish. Then Summers looked in wonder as Martin hung the fish over the side of the boat and released it…

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The Stockton girls golf team competed Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Springfield Catholic Invitational Tournament at Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course in Springfield. The varsity team of Kassidy Dalton, Jenna Rickman, Caley Dalton, Cadence Akins and Makayla Walker shot a team score of 423. Kass…

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Stockton High School alum Emilyn Dearman scored 5,894 points in the heptathlon to earn an individual silver medal and lead Team USA to victory over Team Germany in the two-day Thorpe Cup competition for multi-event athletes, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15, in Stuttgart, Germany.

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In an early-season battle of volleyball unbeatens, the Stockton Lady Tigers pinned the first loss of the year on the Bolivar Lady Liberators with a 25-14, 25-16 sweep Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Stockton.