Reload, not rebuild: Canton ready to make another run at state
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Reload, not rebuild: Canton ready to make another run at state

CANTON, Mo. -- Losing an all-state pitcher and two hitters at the top of the batting order typically makes a team take a step back. That's not expected to be the case with the Canton softball team. The Tigers return seven players who all played a role in a

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A capsule look at the Missouri prep softball season
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A capsule look at the Missouri prep softball season

Canton Coach: Jonathan Bastian (21-5 at Canton, second season) 2017 record: 21-5 Returning starters: SS Laken Hugenburg, Sr.; C Hunter Collins, Jr.; P/3B Abbey Hultz, Jr.; P/1B Abby Jarvis, Soph.; 3B/1B/OF Tegan Burbridge, Soph.; 2B/OF Riley Marshall, Jr

Adams County Elite wins U16 state chamnpionship
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Adams County Elite wins U16 state chamnpionship

MOLINE, Ill. -- Taylor Frink's two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning propelled the Adams County Elite softball team to the Illinois ASA U16 Class B state championship Sunday with a 7-6 victory over the Lady Hitmen 03.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nall turns into leader during senior season
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nall turns into leader during senior season

CAMP POINT, Ill. It's easy to forgive Jacey Nall for believing the Central softball team's streak of four straight regional championships would end this spring. Seven graduating players had served as the nucleus for the Panthers' postseason runs and had

COACH OF THE YEAR: Bastian helps deliver first state title to Canton
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Bastian helps deliver first state title to Canton

CANTON, Mo. Johnathan Bastian was well versed about softball in the community while serving as an assistant coach for his wife, Jordan, with the Culver-Stockton College softball program. When he heard last year that the Canton softball coaching job was op

All-Area Softball: First-team profiles
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All-Area Softball: First-team profiles

KRISTIN MARTIN INF., Sr., Notre Dame The stats: Martin batted a team-high .404 for the Raiders, driving in 35 runs, and scoring 35 runs in 36 games. She also had 16 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles. She was walked 12 times and hit by five pitches, he

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All-Area Softball: Second team and honorable mention

Second team Kiley Espinoza, INF, Jr. Quincy Skyler Kauble, INF, Jr., Monroe City Tori Weir, INF, Sr., Western Emily Schreacke, INF, Soph., Payson Seymour Kailey Wall, OF, Fr., QND Lauryn Hinthorne, OF, Jr., Payson Seymour McKinley Jennings, OF,

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Eight-game winning streak ends for Liberty in sectional final

ABINGDON – Illini Bluffs went into the postseason as a sub-.500 team, but Tigers coach Jim Belville knew anything could happen in the postseason. "It's one game. Any team can beat another team," Belville said. "I know that's cliché, but it's a cliché for

Early run enough in Calhoun's sectional title game victory over Central
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Early run enough in Calhoun's sectional title game victory over Central

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Jacey Nall believes Saturday's Class 1A sectional championship game can be used as a way to measure how much the Central softball team improved this season. "We improved so much, especially in the little parts of the game," said Nall, o

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Chargers unable to avoid trouble in sixth

FARMINGTON, Ill. -- Through five scoreless innings Wednesday, Illini West pitcher Blair Boston didn't allow the Brimfield softball team to get a runner past second base. The Chargers didn't put up quite as good of a roadblock in the sixth inning.