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Van-Far’s 4x100-meter relay team won the sectional title. Shown, from left: Parker Wallace, Jacob Garner, Nick Barnes, and Joseph Clithero.

Seven Van-Far boys qualify for state after Sectionals success

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

One week after winning the school’s first district track title, Van-Far’s boys track and field team was hoping for another successful meet in State Sectionals. The Indians athletes responded by finishing second overall with 84 team points. They won two sectional titles and will be sending seven of its nine athletes on to the Class 1 State Championships. The state meet will be held May 22-23 at Lincoln University in

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  • Area players named all-conference

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Community R-VI All-EMO Conference players, from left: Clay Thebeau, Kyle Curtis, Lane Thebeau, and Collin Dungan.

    Four Community R-VI players along with one player from Van-Far were named last week to the All-EMO Conference team for 2015. The Trojans’ Lane Thebeau was named a first-team pitcher while his brother Clay Thebeau earned first-team honors as an outfielder. Kyle Curtis earned first-team honors as an utility player. Collin Dungan was the fourth Trojan baseball player receiving honors as he was named second-team all-conference. Van-Far’s Josh Hodde was

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  • R-VI baseball “steals” a victory

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:56 am


    After a lengthy layoff between games for the Community R-VI baseball team, the Trojans won their first May game after a 12-1 victory over Mark Twain. “We played a good ballgame today,” said Community R-VI head baseball coach Brandon Talbot. “I was very pleased at the way we came out being as this was our first game in the month of May.” Lane Thebeau improved to 5-0 on the year

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  • Van-Far boys track and field team wins first ever district title

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    The Van-Far boys track and field team after winning the Class 1, District 1 championship.

    Two years ago, the Van-Far boys track and field program had no boys representing the school in its district meet. Two years later, a young Indians program competed in the Class 1, District 1 track and field meet and left Festus High School with Van-Far’s first ever boys track district title. Van-Far’s boys scored 156 team points to defeat defending champion Viburnum by 35 points. “We had literally zero boys

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  • Otis qualifies for state

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Brandon Otis gets ready to strike his putt.

    Van-Far senior golfer Brandon Otis qualified past districts last week after finishing with the 16th lowest score in the Class 1, District 6 match at the Norwoods Golf Course in Hannibal. Otis was just one stroke short of winning a medal as the district awards medals for Top-15 scores. “Brandon Otis did good job…,” said Van-Far head golf coach Dr. Forrest Bollow. Trenton DeTienne shot a 121 for 25th overall

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  • Community R-VI honors its sports athletes at annual banquet

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    The Booster Club Award winners were Kevin and Terry Davenport with special thanks going to Richard and Margaret Gish.

    At the Community R-VI High School Sports Banquet last Friday night, high school students were presented awards. The George M. Dameron Award was won by Samantha Jackson and Clay Thebeau. The Sandra Schutte Award was won by Samm Jett and Lane Thebeau. The Lady Trojan Award was won by Danielle Brooks. The Mr. Trojan Award was won by Conner Brooks. The Booster Club Award winners were Kevin and Terry Davenport

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  • Van-Far track excels in Louisiana

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Van-Far’s Abilene Gatson in the high jump event.

    Van-Far’s boys and girls track and field teams recently enjoyed success at two meets in three days in Louisiana. In the Louisiana Invitational on April 28, the Indians scored 119 team points for second place overall. Sharrod Connor won the 100 meters in 11.92 seconds and won the 200 meters in 23.79 seconds. He also took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Lathyn McMorris won

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  • R-VI cruises to three EMO wins

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Community R-VI senior Doug Davenport scores a run against Van-Far.

    The Community R-VI baseball team won three EMO Conference games last week after outscoring their opponents 42-14. Win over rival Van-Far The Trojans started the week with a rescheduled game against Van-Far and left Farber with a 15-1 victory behind a 17-hit attack. The Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before scoring 11 runs during the next two innings. Kyle Curtis had two hits, two

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  • Clay Thebeau signs with HLG

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm


    Community R-VI senior basketball player Clay Thebeau signed a letter of intent on Monday to play basketball next season with Hannibal LaGrange University. Front row, from left: Mom Karla Holtzclaw, Clay Thebeau, and father Cody Thebeau. Back row: Hannibal LaGrange Coach Jason Durst, Community R-VI coach Ken Jett, brother Lane Thebeau, and Principal Bob Curtis.

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