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Payton Miller Signs With Quincy University Golf

By David Sharp Highland senior Payton Miller is likely better known to the Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois high school sports fans as a softball player. Miller helped lead the Lady Cougar softball team to 18 wins and a second place finish in the Clarence Cannon Conference during the 2022 season. What many fans…

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Area Athletes Make Softball All State Teams

By David Sharp Knox County senior Jennifer Hinkle made the 2022 Missouri Fast Pitch Coaches Association Class 1 All State First Team. Hinkle made the Class 1 All Region 3 first team as an At Large Player. Jennifer Hinkle has committed to the University of Missouri at Columbia Track and Field Team. Hinkle has medaled…

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Kaycie Stahl Qualifies for Class 2 State Cross Country

By David Sharp Highland junior Kaycie Stahl finished 14th in the girl’s field at the Class 2, District 3 Cross Country meet, held October 29, 2022 at Fulton. Stahl ran the 5000 meter course in 22:52.90 seconds. Kaycie Stahl qualified for the November 5, 2022 Class 2 State Cross Country Meet at Gans Creek Cross…

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KC Eagles Advance In Football District Play

By David Sharp Collin Hayes threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading Knox County (3-7) to a 48-6 win over Northwest of Hughesville in District 2 play. The October 28, 2022 contest at Knox County advanced the Eagles into the eighth and final spot in their 8-Man Football District. Knox County will…

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Monroe City Takes Schuyler Co. Softball Tournament Third Place

By David Sharp Monroe City (10-9) scored twice in the second and third innings of the October 1, 2022 Schuyler County Varsity Softball Tournament third place game and went on to defeat top seeded Highland (15-7, Ranked 10th in Class 2) by a 6-1 final score. The Lady Panthers entered tournament play seeded second overall.…

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Lady Birds Hold Off Knox County 5-3

By David Sharp Jen Hinkle tripled Myleigh Miller home for a 1-0 Knox County lead in September 28, 2022 varsity softball play at South Shelby. Both teams pressured the opponent’s defense until the fifth inning. South Shelby scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth and held off a seventh inning rally for a…

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Brashear Softball Downs Gophers

By David Sharp Brashear (13-7, 8-1) scored three times in the first inning then had a five run fourth frame for a 10-0 win over Green City in October 6, 2022 Tri-County Conference softball play at Brashear. Green City dropped to 10-8 on the season, 5-4 in the conference. The Lady Gophers were tied for…

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Lady Tigers Finish Regular Season With Pitching Gem

By David Sharp Brashear (13-7) scored eight times in the first inning then seven scores in their second for a 15-0, three inning win over Marion County (3-14). The October 7, 2022 varsity softball game at Brashear was the Lady Tigers final regular season home game. Alexa Borgmeyer pitched a three inning perfect game striking…

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Lady Eagles Blank Mustangs

By David Sharp Abby Becker keyed a seven run Knox County second inning with a grand slam home run over the left field fence during a 15-0 win over Marion County (2-4) in three innings. The September 6, 2022 contest was played at Knox County. Marion County threatened in their first inning but could not…

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