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North Shelby gives up 15 runs in fourth inning

ATLANTA, Mo. -- The North Shelby softball team only managed two hits in a 15-1 loss to Atlanta on Monday night. North Shelby (1-16) scored in the first inning when Mackenzie Vanskike hit a one-run single that sent Nicole Pantaleo home. The game remained sc

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Prep notebook: Louisiana's Purdum retiring, Hannibal's Pfeifer sets steals record, Payson co-op vote tabled

Louisiana football coach Greg Purdum is retiring after the end of the season. After five seasons with the Bulldogs, Purdum, 63, is eligible for retirement. He's taking that to move with his wife back to Fayette, Mo. He hopes at some point to land on the c

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Clark County hangs on to win Clarence Cannon game

KAHOKA, Ill. -- Abby Brown had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Clark County softball team to a 7-6 victory over Macon in a Clarence Cannon Conference game on Monday night. Macon raced to a big four-run lead in the first inning. An error, a two-run doub

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Marion County gives up 17 runs in two innings

VANDALIA, Mo. -- The Marion County softball team scored first but could not hold on against Van-Far in a 17-2 loss on Monday night. Marion County's Makenzie Crook scored on Payton Hays' RBI double in the first inning, but Van-Far answered with seven runs

Highland's Merrell strikes out 13, blanks Monroe City
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Highland's Merrell strikes out 13, blanks Monroe City

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Paul Scifres whistled when he heard how many strikeouts Highland pitcher Lauren Merrell had Monday night. "Oh, my," the Highland softball coach said. It summed up the sophomore right-hander's night. Merrell was dominant from the circle

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Two-run doubles from Marshall, Hugenberg spark Canton

CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton softball team took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning and knocked off Palmyra 7-4 on Monday night. After a 1-1 first inning, Canton (14-5) got a run when Tegan Burbridge scored on an error, and Laken Hugenberg

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Two inside-the-park homers highlight Scotland County victory

NOVINGER, Mo.-- The Scotland County softball team scored eight runs in the first inning on Monday and won 19-1 over Novinger. Scotland County scored two runs on RBI hits and six more off passed balls in the first inning. The Tigers added 11 runs in the thi

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Mark Twain rallies to take seventh-place game

MOKANE, Mo. -- Three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Mark Twain softball team an 8-7 victory over St. Elizabeth high school in the seventh-place game of the South Callaway Tournament on Saturday. Mark Twain scored a run in the bottom of th

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Pickoff ends seventh-inning rally for Hannibal

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- The Hannibal softball team had the bases loaded with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Saturday morning, but it didn't get a chance to bring the tying or go-ahead runs home. Hannibal's comeback bid ended when Kennedy Schmohe w

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Scotland County wins two out of three

QUEEN CITY, Mo. -- A double to left field by Kaylyn Anders brought home Katie Feeney capped a four-run second inning, leading the Scotland County softball team to a 6-2 victory over the host school at the Schuyler County Tournament. The Tigers won two out