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The Community R-VI Trojans after beating North Shelby to win districts.

R-VI Trojans rally to win districts

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:47 am

Entering this past weekend’s Class 1, District 11 Tournament with 20 wins, it appeared the Community R-VI boys basketball team would run away with a back-to-back championship. After all, they had just defeated two below .500 teams by at least 35 points and were set to face a 14-12 North Shelby squad in the finals. The Raiders didn’t make things easy for the Trojans. Both teams exchanged baskets early before

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  • Lady Trojans win District 11 title

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:46 am

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans after winning the district championship.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team tied a school record with their 20th win in a single season last Saturday when they won back-to-back district championships. This year, the Lady Trojans overcame their offensive struggles to hold off LaPlata, 39-28, to win the Class 1, District 11 Championship. “LaPlata’s got a nice ball club,” said Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis. “To win with 39 points shows

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  • Indians season ends in districts

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

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    Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway knew Sturgeon’s size was going to be a problem for his Indians in the first round of the Class 2, District 5 Tournament. Though Van-Far ended the game by winning the rebounding battle 42-34, Sturgeon outscored the Indians 42-16 in the paint in a 71-53 victory. “I was really pleased with our rebounding effort,” Connaway added. “We outrebounded them tonight and had more

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  • Lady Indians fall in first round of districts

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Van-Far head girls basketball coach Kelly Orf knew her Lady Indians had the odds stacked against them against top seeded Cairo in the first round of the Class 2, District 5 Tournament last week. Cairo jumped all over the No. 8 seed, taking a 24-4 lead in the first quarter and pushing ahead by 50 at halftime. Cairo held on in the second half to win the game, 62-15. “The

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  • Lady Indians crush Wright City for win

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Van-Far’s Abilene Gatson finds an open lane against Wright City on Senior Night.

    The Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team sent its seniors off on a winning note last week when it crushed Wright City on Senior Night, 51-23. Van-Far jumped out to a 17-8 first quarter lead and pushed the lead to 20 points at halftime. In the second half, the Lady Indians never let up their assault. They maintained their pace and held on for a 28-point victory. “The Wright City game

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  • Van-Far pushes streak to three

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Van-Far’s Josh Hodde looks for an open man to pass to against Wright City.

    The Van-Far boys basketball team won their third game in a row at the beginning of last week when they won their Senior Night match-up with Wright City, 66-59. “It was a very special night for our team and especially for two kids,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway. “Lucas (Robinson) and Cameron (Perkins) were playing their last home game in their high school careers…We wanted to send

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  • Lady Trojans pick up another win

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis talks to his team in the game against Mark Twain.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team made its one final push to this week’s district tournament after splitting a pair of games last week. The highlight of the two games came in a State Sectional rematch from a year ago with a down Marion County team. The Lady Trojans held Marion County to three points or less in two quarters and cruised to a 71-23 victory in Philadelphia, Missouri.

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  • Trojans pick up two more wins

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Community R-VI’s Brandon Arens leans in for a layup against Mark Twain on Senior Night.

    The Community R-VI boys basketball team outscored both of their opponents 133-88 last week as they picked up two more wins to push their record to 19-4 heading into this week’s districts. On Thursday night, the Trojans battled district foe Marion County on the road and left with a 58-42 victory. The Trojans led by one early and two at halftime before outscoring the Mustangs 31-17 in the second half

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  • Van-Far Indians win two games in a row

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Van-Far’s Sharrod Connor sprints towards the basket against MMA on Courtwarming Night.

    Winning always makes things better. This is what the Van-Far boys basketball team experienced last week after putting together a two-game winning streak. The Indians beat both Wellsville and MMA by 15 points in a pair of impressive victories. “It was a very good week for us and we need to keep this momentum going,” said Van-Far head boys basketball coach Pat Connaway. In the win on Courtwarming Night against

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