Grand Day: Hamlin tosses no-hitter, hits slam to send Eagles to state
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Grand Day: Hamlin tosses no-hitter, hits slam to send Eagles to state

BROOKFIELD, Mo. -- The Meadville softball team tried to limit the damage Knox County's Katie Hamlin could do by intentionally walking her in the first inning. That didn't go as planned when Tadym Mason followed with a three-run homer. Hamlin went on to thr

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Cougars' late rally thwarted, season ends in sectionals
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Cougars' late rally thwarted, season ends in sectionals

EWING, Mo. -- The Highland softball team appeared poised to make a late-inning rally. An unlucky play ended the threat. After Highland's Gabby Brown, the ninth hitter in the lineup, doubled to lead off the top of the sixth inning, and Carli Scifres...

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Eagles stave off rally, fly into quarterfinals

LA PLATA, Mo. -- Zach Short wondered if he had taken the wrong approach to getting the Knox County softball team to refocus. La Plata was in the middle of a rally in which Knox County's six-run lead dwindled to one going to the bottom of the fifth inning.

Highland rebounds from 0-5 start to reach sectional
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Highland rebounds from 0-5 start to reach sectional

EWING, Mo. -- The expectations were high for the Highland softball team entering this season. Six starters were back from last season's 17-10 team, including the club's leading hitter and pitcher. None of those expectations included the Cougars starting th

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Miller's throw helps save Knox County's district championship

CANTON, Mo. -- How close was the Canton softball team from tying Saturday's Class 1 District 9 championship game in the bottom of the seventh inning? Knox County coach Zach Short said less than a foot. With one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Cant

Aggressive approach helps Highland win district title
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Aggressive approach helps Highland win district title

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Highland softball coach Paul Scifres wanted his team to be the aggressor Saturday afternoon. "We've had some postseason games where it's been quiet, and you look up, it's the fifth inning and it's 0-0," Scifres said. "We definitely wanted t

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Prep softball roundup: Hays' walk-off sends Monroe City to district title game

Bailee Hays hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Monroe City softball team to a 5-4 victory over Palmyra in the Class 2 District 6 semifinals Thursday night in Palmyra, Mo. Monroe City will play Highland in Saturday's titl

District roundup: Raiders' Stoneburner hits for cycle
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District roundup: Raiders' Stoneburner hits for cycle

Presley Stoneburner hit for the cycle in leading the North Shelby softball team to a 15-4 victory over Marion County on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament at the Cotton Bowl in Canton, Mo. Stoneburner finished 4 for 5...

Unusual loss serves as extra motivation for Monroe City
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Unusual loss serves as extra motivation for Monroe City

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The final score was surprising, even for the Monroe City softball team. The Panthers suffered a 10-0 loss to Clarence Cannon Conference rival Highland on Oct. 1, just nine days before the start of district play. It was the team's worst

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Prep softball roundup: Hultz fans 10 in Canton's victory

Abbey Hultz struck out 10 and did not give up an earned run as the Canton softball team topped Scotland County 4-2 in Thursday's non-conference game in Canton, Mo. Both of Scotland County's runs were unearned and came on a Kaitlyn McMinn double in the top