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Van-Far/Community R-VI running back Conner Albrecht heads for the endzone late in the game against South Callaway.

Indians football team still at .500 in spite of big loss to Bulldogs

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The Van-Far/Community R-VI football team ran into the No. 4 ranked team in the state last Friday night on the road and couldn’t wait to get home after a tough 82-14 loss. The Bulldogs’ Cory Hanger tied a state record for a single game with two punt returns for a touchdown. South Callaway’s 75 points scored in the first half were the third most by a team in state history

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  • Lady Indians knock off Hermann

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    A Van-Far runner slides safely into home plate against Hermann.

    While weather washed out most of Van-Far’s softball games last week, the Lady Indians managed to get in one home game against Hermann before the flood games opened. The Lady Indians made the most of that opportunity as they scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 victory over Hermann last Monday. The defense was key to Van-Far’s win as it made just

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  • Little Indians football teams play tough against Monroe City

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Bryson lay during the 5th and 6th grade game.

    — submitted by Krystal Wheeler The Van-Far Little Indians 3rd and 4th grade football team played the Monroe City Panthers on Saturday, September 13 on their home Field. They took the field first, won the coin toss, and choose to kick off. The Panthers were able to work their way down the field to score a touchdown with an extra- point early for a 7-0 lead The Little Indians fought

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  • Mark Twain runs over Van-Far/Community R-VI in 50-0 victory

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm


    Though the Van-Far/Community R-VI football team entered last Friday night’s game against Mark Twain with a 2-0 record, the Indians had yet to face team like the Tigers. Mark Twain won the battle on both the offensive and defensive lines by firing out low on their way to a 50-0 victory. The Tigers had 550 yards rushing in the win. The Indians started three first year lineman on the line.

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  • Van-Far softball holds off R-VI

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm


    The Van-Far Lady Indians and Community R-VI Lady Trojans battled on the softball field last week in front of a large crowd of supporters. The two teams didn’t disappoint as their competitive contest ended in a 6-4 victory for Van-Far on their home field. “It was a good come from behind win for us,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden. “I am proud of the girls (with) they way they

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  • Van-Far’s Little Indians football teams fall to solid Highland Cougars squads

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Van-Far’s Colin Martin finds an open lane against Highland.

    — submitted by Krystal Wheeler The Van-Far Little Indians traveled to Lewistown on Saturday, September 6 to take the Highland Cougars. 3rd/4th Fourth Grade Team The Cougars won the toss and choose to receive the ball. They came out strong and were able to score a touchdown right in the beginning of the game with 11:42 on the clock. With the extra point,Highland started the game up 7-0. With the

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  • Local runners enjoy chance at competing in 82 mile race

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Moments after crossing the finish line. Shown, from left: (standing) Kim Jackson, Jessie Keough, Travis Moran-driver (all of Mexico), and Susan Farrell (Vandalia). Sitting, from left: Amiee Myers (Mexico), Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell (Vandalia), and Dana Keller (Farber).

    Six area ladies recently formed a team and were among a select group of 200 teams that participated in “The GO! Missouri™” KT82 inaugural race on Saturday, August 30. The one day, 82-mile trail relay, featuring scenic trails like the Katy Trail, started at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County and finished in Hermann, Mo. Local runners included Vandalia’s Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell, Susan Farrell, Farber’s Dana Keller, and Mexico runners

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  • Van-Far/Community R-VI football overcomes adversity in victory

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Van-Far running back and special teams returner Sharrod Connor looks for some open room during the Indians game against the MMA Colonels.

    The Van-Far/Community R-VI football team put the “next man up” approach to the test last Friday night against the MMA Colonels. With 9:13 remaining in the first half and a 6-0 lead, starting quarterback Lucas Robinson and starting running back Sharrod Connor both already left the game with injuries. Fortunately, the young team showed some resolve behind its leadership and solid play from underclassmen to hold on late for a

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  • Lady Trojans open season with pair of losses

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Community R-VI pitcher Samm Jett in a windup.

    The Community R-VI Lady Trojans softball team started their season last week with a pair of tough road losses to Bowling Green and Marion County. In their season opener against the Lady Bobcats, errors plagued the Lady Trojans. Four first inning errors led to four runs while two more errors led to three runs in the second. Fortunately, Community R-VI’s defense had just one error in the next three innings

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