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R-VI students take third in Envirothon

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

On Wednesday, April 9, Community R-VI students participated in Regional Envirothon at the Runge Center in Jefferson City, taking third place. They will now advance to state Envirothon competition on May 1. Shown, from left: Mason Sims, Maddy Wieberg, Kaleb Harris, Julie Hale, and Lindsey Gastler. The team is coached by high school science teacher Melanie Utterback and they were sponsored by the Audrain County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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  • Van-Far track picks up more medals

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Chevi Windlad during a relay race at the Bowling Green meet.

    The Van-Far boys and girls track and field teams had several top eight finishes at meets held in Bowling Green and Fulton. “I really like the way we are progressing as individuals and as teams in the relay events,” said Van-Far head track and field coach Blake Logan. “The kids are willing to be pushed in practice which is translating to improved time and distances in all events across the

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  • Indians drop pair of EMO contests

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The Van-Far Indians baseball team is still looking for its first win of the season after dropping a pair of EMO Conference contests last week. Van-Far led 4-3 through three innings in their home battle with Wright City on April 10. Unfortunately, the Wildcats outscored the Indians 6-1 in the final four innings for a 9-5 victory. “We played the best we have played all year,” said Van-Far head baseball

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  • Van-Far JH track’s paving the way

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    The 4x400-meter relay team after breaking the school record.

    The Van-Far boys and girls track and field team won several medals last week after competing at meets in Monroe City and Hermann. At the MCMS Invitational, the Indians earned 50 team points to take fifth place overall in a 13-team meet. Lathyn McMorris led the boys in winning the 800 meters by seven seconds with a time of 2:24.4. He also won the 1,600 meters by 15 seconds with

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  • Van-Far golf getting scores lower

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Brandon Otis gets ready to strike his putt.

    The Van-Far golf team continued to improve their scores last week after competing in three events. In the Paris triangular, the Indians shot a 239. Paris won with a 203 while Glasgow only had two golfers. The Indians were led by Brandon Otis, who shot the second best overall score with a 52. He was six shots back from a medalist from Paris. Trenton DeTienne shot a 57 while both

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  • Van-Far Youth Football joins new league

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    The future of Van-Far High School football became a little brighter recently when a decision was made for two youth teams to join NEMO Youth Football. Starting this August, players making up both a 3rd and 4th grade team as well as a 5th and 6th grade team will represent the Van-Far football program during a six game schedule. Three of the games will be played on the Van-Far High

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  • Community R-VI rallies from 9-2 deficit to beat rival Van-Far, 23-10

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Community R-VI pitcher Kaleb Harris sends a pitch to the plate against Van-Far.

    The Van-Far Indians baseball team appeared ready to knock off rival Community R-VI last Tuesday in Laddonia. The Indians jumped out to a 9-2 lead through three innings. Then things fell apart for Van-Far and Community R-VI took advantage of nine errors. The Trojans scored 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and cruised late to a 23-10 victory. “We fell behind 9-2 early in the game but

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  • Brandon Otis medals in match with Paris

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Brandon Otis earned top medalist honors last Monday when the Van-Far golf team had a strong outing against Paris at the Mark Twain Country Club. In spite of extremely windy conditions, Otis shot a 49 to beat out Paris’ top golfer by one stroke. “I’m really happy for Brandon; that does a lot for confidence,” said Van-Far head golf coach Joe Basinger. “For it to be early in the year

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  • Van-Far Junior High track breaks several school records

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm


    The Van-Far Junior High track and field team had several top eight performances competing at meets in Montgomery County and Paris this past week. In the Montgomery County meet, the Lady Indians were led by standout performances from Jordan Garner and Jayle Jennings. The two combined to score 48 of the team’s 50 points to help the Lady Indians place fifth overall. Garner earned top five finishes in four different

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