Palmyra's Durst, Monroe City's Stark earn all-state honors
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Palmyra's Durst, Monroe City's Stark earn all-state honors

Jayden Durst and Bryce Stark are sharing another honor. They are both all-staters. Durst, the 6-foot-3 Palmyra guard, and Stark, the 6-foot-1 Monroe City guard, were named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 3 all-state team this week.

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Hawks see determination, focus in Ladue's Boyd
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Hawks see determination, focus in Ladue's Boyd

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Stokes ready to help Hawks chase conference crown
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Stokes ready to help Hawks chase conference crown

QUINCY -- Tyler Stokes never quibbled. Because of his size and strength and the lack of anyone any bigger on his Marshall County (Ky.) boys basketball team, the 6-foot-5 Stokes spent his senior season primarily playing with his back to the basket...

Hawks receive commitment from high-scoring swingman
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Hawks receive commitment from high-scoring swingman

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Prep Boys Basketball

Power of sports is strong

The ping of another text message coming into my phone echoed through our house, an all-too-common occurrence these days. Interviews, discussions and planning are not taking place face-to-face, so our phones have become our lifeline. Yet, this message...

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Screaming Eagles' Watson announces his retirement

The winningest men's basketball coach at the University of Southern Indiana won't return to the sidelines next season. Screaming Eagles coach Rodney Watson announced Monday through a video press conference he is retiring after 11 seasons at the helm...

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Eagles, Indians place two on all-WCC first team

Regional champions Payson Seymour and Liberty led the All-West Central Conference South Division boys basketball first team with two selections, the conference announced Thursday. The senior duo of Lucas Loos and Cole Schwartz represented the Indians...

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Missing the Madness of March

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Basketball season lacked a proper ending -- its one shining moment if you must -- but it doesn't diminish the plays, characters and games that made the past four months enjoyable and at times unforgettable. Throw in a few head-scratching calls...

Area college athletes pile up postseason honors
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Area college athletes pile up postseason honors

Amid the cancellation and postponement of tournaments, several regional college student-athletes received postseason honors. That included a slew of accolades for the John Wood Community College men's basketball program. Sophomore forward...