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Update for Sturgeon Basketball Tournament

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Community R-VI are getting ready for their trophy/plaque games at the annual Sturgeon Basketball Tournament.The Lady Trojans will be playing for the championship at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 30 against New Bloomfield, the No. 7 team in Class 2. Community R-VI won 41-30 over the host Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the first roiund before cruising past a 12-4 South Callaway team,

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  • Lady Trojans beat Louisiana

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Community R-VI’s defense smothers a Louisiana basketball player.

    The Community R-VI girls basketball team used their solid defensive play to help them to a dominating 65-39 road victory last week in Louisiana. The Lady Trojans held Louisiana to just six points in the first eight minutes of play. Community R-VI increased their lead to 37-18 at halftime before cruising in the second half for the 26-point victory. The Lady Trojans made 13-of-20 free throws and 19-of-46 shots from

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  • Trojans get revenge on Louisiana

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Community R-VI’s Conner Brooks makes his move against Louisiana.

    The Community R-VI Trojans avenged a buzzer beater loss from a year ago last week when they traveled to Louisiana and beat a good Bulldogs team, 68-61. Community R-VI jumped out to a 21-15 first quarter lead and held on for a 34-32 halftime edge. The Trojans offense was aggressive and outscored Louisiana 34-29 in the second half for the seven point victory. Community R-VI made 14-of-22 free throws and

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  • Indians battle top seed tough in Palmyra

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:55 am


    The Van-Far Indians drew a tough assignment in the first round of last week’s Palmyra Tournament as the No. 8 seed taking on the top seeded host team coached by former Indians coach Brian Meny. While the Indians struggled early, they put together a strong second half and scored more than 60 points in a 79-64 loss to the Panthers. Van-Far trailed 42-20 at halftime before outscoring Palmyra 42-37 in

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  • Lady Indians give scare to top seed

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf knew it wasn’t going to be easy for her Lady Indians to walk away with a trophy from the Palmyra Tournament last week. Her Lady Indians, seeded No. 8 in the tournament, put forth a solid effort but lost both games they played. First round loss to rival Van-Far drew the top seeded Bowling Green Lady Bobcats in the first round and gave

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  • Trojans pick up two EMO wins

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Community R-VI head coach Kenneth Jett talks to his players during a timeout against Elsberry.

    The Community R-VI Trojans basketball team continued its strong season last week after picking up two big EMO Conference wins over Elsberry and Wright City. The Trojans are now 4-1 in the EMO Conference and have an overall record of 11-2. Beating Elsberry In a home matchup with Elsberry, the Trojans jumped out to a 27-11 first quarter lead and never looked back. Community R-VI led by 22 points at

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  • Lady Trojans get two victories

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Community R-VI’s Danielle Brooks battles an Elsberry defender.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans carried its momentum from a second place finish in the Madison Tournament into last week and picked up a pair of EMO Conference victories. The wins moved the Lady Trojans’ record to 3-2 in the EMO Conference and 9-4 overall. Home win over Elsberry The Lady Trojans jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead against Elsberry at home last Thursday night and cruised late

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  • Indians rally to knock off South Shelby, fall to B.G.

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Van-Far’s Lathyn McMorris goes up for a tough shot against the Bobcats.

    The Van-Far Indians basketball team picked up a big road win last week when it traveled to South Shelby and left with a 52-50 victory. “Tonight was a hard fought win and hopefully is a huge confidence builder,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway. “…We learned a lot during this game and to be able to sneak out of there with a road win is great for us.

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  • Van-Far Lady Indians nearly rally to beat Elsberry

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Van-Far’s Jayda Borgmeyer looks to make a pass in the post against Bowling Green.

    The Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team nearly won its second game in a row last week when they  battled Elsberry. Van-Far trailed 26-17 at halftime before rallying from nine points down to take a 31-30 lead heading into the final frame. Both teams exchanged baskets in the fourth quarter and the game remained tied at the end of regulation at 43-43. In overtime, Elsberry made two big 3-pointers and held

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