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Logan named Coach of the Year

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Van-Far/Community R-VI head football coach Blake Logan announced last week that he has been selected as the KHQA Football Coach of the Year. Logan said KHQA Sports Director Chris Duerr informed him that he received the top honor. “I feel like it was definitely an honor to receive an award,” Logan said. “I felt like I put in quite a bit of work.” Logan reflected on how far the program

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  • R-VI boys drop 62 on Indians

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Van-Far’s Josh Hodde dribbles the ball up court with Community R-VI’s Lane Thebeau nearby.

    Entering their game with rival Van-Far last Friday night as the No. 3 team in Class 1, the Community R-VI boys basketball team was hoping to make its Trojan Crowning evening a special one with a victory. After Van-Far’s Sharrod Connor hit a 3-pointer to open the game, the Trojans rallied with a 14-0 run and never looked back in a 62-32 victory. “You can’t turn the ball over and

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  • Lady Trojans cruise past rival Van-Far

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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

    Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis knew it was important for his team to set the tone early when they hosted rival Van-Far last Friday night. His Lady Trojans responded by starting the game on a 17-0 run and never looking back in a 62-23 victory over the Lady Indians. “A big first quarter set the tone for the evening as we outscored the Lady Indians 22-1,” Bob

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  • Van-Far JH boys win title, Girls finish second

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm


    Van-Far JH boys win title Just one week after dropping a tough home game to Louisiana, the Van-Far 8th grade boys basketball team avenged the loss with an exciting double overtime victory in the championship game of the Mark Twain Tournament. The Indians rallied from a seven point halftime deficit, hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at the end of regulation, and survived the first OT before winning the

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  • Curtis has near triple-double in big win

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Alissa Curtis had 19 points, 20 rebounds, and eight blocks.

    In the past few seasons, the Community R-VI Lady Trojans and Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs have played a few competitive games against one another. In last week’s home opener, the Lady Trojans dominated Sturgeon by holding them to under 10 points in three of the four quarters for a 49-31 victory. The Lady Trojans set the tone by taking a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in

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  • Community R-VI boys hold off Sturgeon

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Community R-VI’s Conner Brooks goes up high for the jump ball against Sturgeon.

    In recent years, the Sturgeon Bulldogs have been an area bench mark for boys basketball teams. Community R-VI head coach Kenneth Jett knew his team would have their hands full in the home opener. Fortunately, his team responded to the challenge. They started the game on a 16-2 run and had to hold on late for a 68-60 victory. Community R-VI led 32-24 at halftime and kept pace with 36

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  • Lady Indians stun Marion Co.

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Wins were hard to come by for the Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team last season. They wasted little time picking up their first win of the 2014-2015 campaign as they traveled to Philadelphia, Mo. and left with an impressive 47-23 victory over Marion County. This is a Marion County team, though they lost some players to graduation, that finished fourth in Class 1 last season. The Lady Indians led 7-5

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  • Indians continue to work on chemistry as season begins

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway expected his young Indians to take a while to put things together during the 2014-2015 season. Every championship team needs to develop chemistry and that is what Van-Far’s players began working on in a pair of double-digit losses to open their season. On December 2, the Indians traveled to South Callaway and left with a 73-44 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs.

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  • Van-Far 7th and 8th grade boys gain valuable experience

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Van-Far 7th grader Verdell Johnson.

    The Van-Far Junior High boys basketball team gained some valuable experience during the past two weeks. The 7th grade team went through a trial by fire when it participated in the Community R-VI 8th grade basketball tournament. The Indians opened with a 49-16 loss to North Callaway. Van-Far’s 7th grade team was outscored 20-0 in the second quarter. Sam Middleton scored nine points, Verdell Johnson had six points, and Aidan

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