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South Shelby's Wilt walks away after 13 successful seasons

SHELBINA, Mo. -- One of the reasons Rob Wilt enjoyed a successful 13-year run as the South Shelby football coach was his ability to get the Cardinals to stay 100-percent committed to the program even through som grueling nights...

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2019 All-area football first- and second-team selections

OFFENSE First team Corder Lehenbauer, QB, Sr., Palmyra Keenan Batsell, RB, Sr., Monroe City Caleb Lapsley, RB, Sr., Clark County Brandon Rossmiller, RB, Jr., Central Jaxon Mueller, FB, Sr., Central Johnny Ohnemus, APB, Sr., Notre Dame Grant Hyer, WR, Jr.,

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2019 All-area football team: First-team offense bios

Corder Lehenbauer Quarterback º Palmyra 5-foot-11 º 160 º Senior Inside the numbers: Lehenbauer threw three interceptions in the season-opening xxx to xxxx, but proved to everyone it was just an abberation. The right-hander threw just two interceptions th

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2019 All-area football team: First-team defense bios

Zac Becker Defensive line º Notre Dame 6-foot-3 º 200 º Senior Inside the numbers: One part of QND's "sack brothers," Becker played a huge role in helping the Raiders reach the Class 3A state semifinals. He finished with 69 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, s

Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition
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Football Player of the Year: Toughness, grit help Indians' Lapsley sprint away from competition

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Caleb Lapsley possesses a sprinter's speed with a sprinter's build and a sprinter's stride. Yet, it's a bulldozer mentality that gives him his edge. The Clark County senior running back captured headlines and highlights...

Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun
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Football Coach of the Year: Cornell mixes toughness with right amount of fun

QUINCY -- Gruff, rough and all business. Jack Cornell's demeanor screams it when he walks the Quincy Notre Dame football team out of the locker room and onto the field for warmups. He stands 6-foot-7. His beard consumes his face. His voice bellows.

College Football

Rupcich selected to AP NAIA All-America team

The Associated Press NAIA All-America team was released on Friday and earning his first selection to the squad was Culver-Stockton College junior Andrew Rupcich, who was chosen to the second team offensive line. Rupcich, who is a two-time All-Heart...

IHSA schools rescind district football format
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IHSA schools rescind district football format

QUINCY -- Although disappointed by the outcome of the Illinois High School Association bylaw amendment vote, specifically the rescinding of the district football scheduling format, no one within the Quincy Notre Dame athletic department stopped...

Piesman Trophy coming to C-SC as Rupcich wins award
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Piesman Trophy coming to C-SC as Rupcich wins award

CANTON, Mo. -- The notoriety brought about by the completion of one pass hasn't given Andrew Rupcich any false hope he could fill in at quarterback should the Culver-Stockton College football team need it. "I know what I'm here for," said Rupcich...

Batsell, Lapsley head Missouri all-state selections
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Batsell, Lapsley head Missouri all-state selections

Two of the Clarence Cannon Conference's best offensive weapons have been recognized as some of the greatest in the state. Clark County senior running back Caleb Lapsley and Monroe City senior running back Keenan Batsell were both named Class 2...