Area Sports

KC Eagles Down Cougars

By David Sharp Cameron Bringer led off Highland’s April 1, 2021 baseball contest at Knox County with a home run. The lead was short lived. Knox County (2-2) scored five times in the bottom of the second and four more in their third inning for an 11-1, five inning win. Conner Hayes pitched four innings,…

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Radio Man Reflects on Hall of Fame Career

By Troy Treasure, NEMOnews Media Group KMEM-Memphis Sports Director Donnie Middleton’s family loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball of the 1950s and 60s – especially his mother, Elaine. Broadcasts of then mostly daytime games brought the voice of St. Louis play-by-play man Harry Caray into the Middleton’s Downing residence. Donnie Middleton eventually went to broadcasting school.…

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Harrison Holds Highland Hitless

By: Corey Stott MEMPHIS, Mo.- 3/22/21- The Scotland County Tigers (1-0) got the season off to a great start with a 9-0 shutout of the Highland Cougars (0-3). Senior infielder Carson Harrison was on the mound for the Tigers and he had a phenomenal outing. He faced 25 Highland batters on his way to an…

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Scotland County Boys Eliminate Knox County With District Victory

By David Sharp Third seeded Scotland County (12-13) shot the basketball exceptionally well during their 56-49 win over second seed Knox County in their February 24, 2021 Class 2, District 6 boys championship semifinal game at Knox County. The contest marked the first time a district basketball game had been played at Knox County since…

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Knox County Girls Knock Off Cairo For District Win

By David Sharp Knox County overcame an 8-2 Cairo run starting off their February 23, 2021 Class 2, District 6 girls game at Cairo with a 17-5 second quarter run. The Lady Eagles (11-10) were outscored 37-31 in the second half, but the first two quarters proved decisive in a 61-55 win. Cairo (9-15) mounted…

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Knox County Boys Win Conference Game At Scotland County

By David Sharp    Knox County opened a 14-9 first quarter lead and steadily pulled away, taking a February 19, 2021 Lewis and Clark Conference boys game at Scotland County by a 54-35 final score.    The Eagles won a low scoring second quarter by a 7-3 margin for a 21-12 halftime lead. Scotland County…

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Lady Eagles Rally For Conference Victory At Harrisburg

By David Sharp    Knox County (10-9, 3-1) survived a 15-4 Harrisburg first quarter run, winning on a buzzer beating field goal by Lady Eagle senior Kylee Woods. The Lady Eagles took the win by a 49-48 final score. Knox County trailed by ten points at halftime.    The Lady Eagles pulled themselves up by…

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Knox County Boys Top North Shelby

By David Sharp    Knox County ran their varsity boys record to 14-4 with a 68-47 win over North Shelby in February 12, 2021 non-conference action. The Eagles scored from all over the court, avenging a 65-60 loss to the Raiders during the semifinal round of the North Shelby Tournament.    The Raiders went on…

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Knox County Girls Down Raiders

By David Sharp    Knox County got three Brianna Miller home run balls in the first quarter of their February 12, 2021 non-conference girls game with seventh ranked North Shelby. The Lady Eagles (9-9) limited their guests to 15 second half points defensively, taking a 46-38 win.    North Shelby (14-5, Ranked seventh in Missouri…

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KC Eagle Boys Pick Up Road Win at Palmyra

By David Sharp Knox County had a strong first half in their January 12, 2021 non-conference boys game at Palmyra. The Eagles reeled off an 11-2 second quarter run to a 24-8 halftime lead. The Panthers came back in the second half, outscoring the Eagles in each of the final two periods. Knox County was…

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