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

Trojans pick up two EMO wins

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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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  • Lady Trojans take second in Madison Tournament

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:40 am

    The Community R-VI girls basketball team after finishing in second place at the Madison Tournament.

    When the Community R-VI girls basketball team entered last week’s Madison Tournament as the No. 1 seed, head coach Bob Curtis was hoping his team might have a chance to get revenge on Salisbury and find a way to win the title. His squad did beat Salisbury in the semifinals but lost the championship game after Hallsville pulled away late. “We had a good week beating Madison and a good

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  • Trojans place third in Madison

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:38 am


    The Community R-VI boys basketball team was looking to see two hopes become a reality last Saturday in their third place game against Cairo in the Madison Tournament. The Trojans were wanting to leave Madison with some hardware and were looking forward to celebrate 1,000 career points scored by Clay Thebeau. Fortunately, Community R-VI enjoyed both moments in an impressive 57-49 victory over Cairo. Clay Thebeau scored his 1,000th career

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  • Van-Far Indians finish fifth in Madison Tournament

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:36 am

    The Van-Far Indians basketball team after winning the fifth place game.

    Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway’s Indians entered last week’s Madison Tournament with a goal of picking up two wins to leave with some hardware. Not only did the Indians accomplish that goal, they also picked up a big win that could help their district seed at the end of the season after defeating Paris to win the Consolation Championship. “I was really pleased with our focus on both

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  • Van-Far girls take seventh in Madison Tournament

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf was proud of her team for leaving the Madison Tournament with at least one victory after the Lady Indians beat Madison in the 7th place game, 38-32. “Our game against Madison wasn’t pretty but we played hard and as a team all four quarters which was really nice to see,” Orf said. “We did a lot better job scoring and handling the ball…

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  • Final two days are set for Madison Basketball Tournament

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Community R-VI’s Rebecca Hagan hauls in a rebound as Van-Far’s Breanna Strange closes in.

    Community R-VI The No. 1 seeded Community R-VI Lady Trojans knocked off Salisbury on Thursday evening to advance to the Madision Tournament Championship game. The contest will be played on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Trojans will play in the third place game against Cairo on Saturday with a start time of 4:30 p.m. Van-FarThe Van-Far boys basketball team play a late Friday night game at 9 p.m. for the

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