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Receiver Nick Barnes goes up and over a defender to make a big catch.

Van-Far/Community R-VI football battles adversity in district victory

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm

In spite of battling a Clopton/Elsberry team that beat them a few weeks earlier, battling several bad calls by the officiating crew, playing late in the game without their injured quarterback, and battling a timekeeper who seemed to be helping out the home team with when they chose to start the clock, it all didn’t matter last Friday night. The Van-Far/Community R-VI football team forced four turnovers and gained momentum

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  • Both Community R-VI JH teams have success at Madison

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The Community R-VI Junior High Lady Trojans with the second place plaque.

    Lady Trojans JH takes second The Community R-VI Junior High Lady Trojans basketball team took second place in last week’s Madison Tournament. The Lady Trojans opened the tournament with a 31-17 victory over Higbee. Dalaney Bowers led the team with 14 points. Taren Clark scored eight points, Sadie Hoyt added seven points, and Maddee Gastler had two points. In the championship game against the host Lady Panthers, the Lady Trojans

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  • Shawn Evans hits third 800 series in three years

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm


    Shawn Evans, of Laddonia, celebrated with his brothers of the Monday Night Mens’s League recently as he reached another Individual milestone with his third 800 series in three years.  At age 50, he has bowled an 810; that is a 276, 270, and 264. Shawn says he has been bowling now for over 14 years. He bowls at Spare Time Bowl & Grill in Vandalia.

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