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Van-Far/Community R-VI football crushes North Shelby in opener

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm

One year ago, the Van-Far/Community R-VI football team opened its season with a tough 49-0 loss to Living Word Christian of O’Fallon. They also lost the total yardage battle, 379-130. What a difference a year makes. With an influx of dedicated younger players and key leadership from its upperclassmen, the Indians crushed North Shelby 46-0 in its home opener last Friday night in Vandalia. Van-Far/Community R-VI won this year’s opener

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  • Lady Indians softball team struggles in Hallsville tourney

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm


    The Van-Far Lady Indians softball team traveled to Hallsville this past weekend to start their season with two games in Hallsville’s annual tournament. Unfortunately, the Lady Indians’ defense committed 11 errors in losses to Westran and Southern Boone. “Obviously the errors we committed hurt us as we made 11 for the day,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden. “But we have several players playing in positions that they have not

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  • Van-Far/R-VI football kicks off Friday

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Van-Far/Community R-VI football team.

    Though the Van-Far/Community R-VI football team is rather young this season with 16 of its 25 players participating on the varsity level for the first time, Van-Far head coach Blake Logan believes his dedicated underclassmen and better leadership might lead the Indians to a successful season. “To improve from last year, I think we’ve already done that with the attitude change,” Logan said. “We have better leadership this year. The

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  • Lady Trojans excited for fall softball

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Coming off a one win softball season, several returners and newcomers to this year’s Community R-VI softball squad are looking to make their 2014 campaign a special one. “We’re looking to have a better season,” said head coach Sarah Simmons. “We’ve improved a lot from practice from last season…We have some new freshman who will be strong keys to the season.” Ket returning players include senior Samantha Jackson (CF) Amber

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  • Softball teams begin practice for Fall season

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Van-Far’s Breanna Strange gets the grounder.


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  • Tri-County Saddle Club

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:34 am

    The Tri-County Saddle Club hosted a horse show on Saturday, July 19 at 2 p.m. Class placing was as follows: Junior Halter 1) Jessica Barnes; 2) Connor Shannon; 3) Bailee Kent; 4) Jack Hughes; 5) Weston Kohl Senior Halter 1) Aundrea Burnett; 2) Abby Roth Lead Line 1-tie) Coleton Barnes, Lyla Kent, Weston Kohl, and Rylee VanBoeing Ride-a-Buck 1) Aundrea Burnett; 2) Jessi James; 3) Kayleigh Kohl; 4) Connor Shannon;

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  • Football starts

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm


    Van-Far/Community R-VI football held its first practice on August 4.

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  • Gatson, Westminster named No. 1 in the nation

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Last year, the Lady Jays basketball team from Westminster College set a goal of being number one in the nation academically. Today, the team was notified by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) that they achieved this high honor. The Lady Jays achieved a 3.642 combined grade point average – the highest GPA for any NCAA Division III women’s basketball team in the country – for the 2013-14 school year.

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  • Van-Far students sing at St. Louis Cardinals’ game

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm


    Approximately 120-130 Van-Far Elementary students enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime last Friday when they traveled to St. Louis and performed the National Anthem before the St. Louis Cardinals’ home game. The students were accompanied by some Van-Far band members, some parents, and teachers while under the direction of Kay Bunge.

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