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Van-Far’s Abilene Gatson finds an open lane against Wright City on Senior Night.

Lady Indians crush Wright City for win

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team sent its seniors off on a winning note last week when it crushed Wright City on Senior Night, 51-23. Van-Far jumped out to a 17-8 first quarter lead and pushed the lead to 20 points at halftime. In the second half, the Lady Indians never let up their assault. They maintained their pace and held on for a 28-point victory. “The Wright City game

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  • Van-Far pushes streak to three

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Van-Far’s Josh Hodde looks for an open man to pass to against Wright City.

    The Van-Far boys basketball team won their third game in a row at the beginning of last week when they won their Senior Night match-up with Wright City, 66-59. “It was a very special night for our team and especially for two kids,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway. “Lucas (Robinson) and Cameron (Perkins) were playing their last home game in their high school careers…We wanted to send

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  • Lady Trojans pick up another win

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis talks to his team in the game against Mark Twain.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team made its one final push to this week’s district tournament after splitting a pair of games last week. The highlight of the two games came in a State Sectional rematch from a year ago with a down Marion County team. The Lady Trojans held Marion County to three points or less in two quarters and cruised to a 71-23 victory in Philadelphia, Missouri.

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  • Trojans pick up two more wins

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Community R-VI’s Brandon Arens leans in for a layup against Mark Twain on Senior Night.

    The Community R-VI boys basketball team outscored both of their opponents 133-88 last week as they picked up two more wins to push their record to 19-4 heading into this week’s districts. On Thursday night, the Trojans battled district foe Marion County on the road and left with a 58-42 victory. The Trojans led by one early and two at halftime before outscoring the Mustangs 31-17 in the second half

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  • Van-Far Indians win two games in a row

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Van-Far’s Sharrod Connor sprints towards the basket against MMA on Courtwarming Night.

    Winning always makes things better. This is what the Van-Far boys basketball team experienced last week after putting together a two-game winning streak. The Indians beat both Wellsville and MMA by 15 points in a pair of impressive victories. “It was a very good week for us and we need to keep this momentum going,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway. In the win on Courtwarming Night against

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  • Van-Far girls pick up big win over Wellsville

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:02 am


    Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf was looking for her team to put another “W” in the win column last week when the Lady Indians took on local rival Wellsville. In spite of being up by just one point with 11 seconds left in the game, Van-Far held on for a big home victory, 34-33. “We were only up by one with :11 seconds left but the girls played

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  • Thebeau hits milestone in win over Wildcats

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:01 am


    Not too long ago, the Community R-VI Trojans celebrated Clay Thebeau’s milestone when he scored his 1,000th career point on an assist from his brother Lane Thebeau. Clay returned the favor last Friday night when he assisted Lane on his 1,000th career point during the Trojans 15-point victory over Montgomery County. The impressive win kept Community R-VI in the running for the EMO Conference title as it is now 8-1

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  • Lady Trojans knock off Montgomery County

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 8:59 am


    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team picked up another big EMO Conference victory last week when they defeated Montgomery County for their fourth straight victory, 60-41. “Four wins in a row and we are getting healthy and playing well at the right time of the season,” said Community R-VI head coach Bob Curtis. “Samm (Jett) and Danielle (Brooks) both recorded double-doubles tonight and played very well.” The Lady Trojans

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  • R-VI girls win Homecoming game

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Community R-VI’s Samm Jett launches a 3-pointer against Wellsville during Homecoming.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team picked up wins number 14 and 15 last week after defeating rival Wellsville and Westran. In their Homecoming game last Friday night, the Lady Trojans went on a 22-4 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter for a 22-point halftime lead. Community R-VI held of a late Wellsville charge to win the game 58-49. “It was nice to win on

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