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Year in Review for 2013 (first six months)

Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

SPORTSJanuary 2
Community R-VI graduate Brittni Brandwein is seeing time on the court at Culver-Stockton.
Community R-VI’s boys basketball team knocked off Van-Far in the first round of the Madison Tournament.
A Year in Review for the top sports stories in 2012.
January 9
The Van-Far boys basketball team won the consolation title in the Madison Tournament.
The Community R-VI girls basketball team finishes fourth in the Madison Tournament.
The Community R-VI boys basketball team finished third in the Madison Tournament.
The Van-Far girls basketball team won its first game of the season after beating Wellsville for seventh place in the Madison Tournament.
January 16
The Trojans’ boys basketball team knocked off rival Wellsville by 18 points. The Lady Trojans win their game by 32 points.
Van-Far’s 3rd/4th grade girls basketball team pose for a picture after winning the Van-Far Tournament.
January 23
Community R-VI boys basketball team knocks off both Sturgeon and Louisiana.
Van-Far graduate Kasey Gatson continues career at the collegiate level with Westminster College.
January 30
Community R-VI boys basketball team finish third in Sturgeon Tournament.
Van-Far boys basketball team takes fourth in Bowling Green Tournament.
Community R-VI girls place sixth in Bowling Green Tournament.
February 6
Lady Trojans basketball team gets wins over Wellsville and Westran.
Indians basketball team wins Courtwarming game with Wright City.
Community R-VI boys knock off Wellsville.
February 13
Trojans win Courtwarming game against rival Silex.
February 20
Van-Far/Community R-VI cooperative football player Tyler Mays signs to play football at Central Methodist University.
Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team beats Wellsville.
Van-Far boys basketball team knocks off Wellsville and MMA.
Community R-VI girls basketball team beats Marion County.
Community R-VI boys basketball team stuns Bowling Green and beats Marion County.
February 27
Two Van-Far basketball players and six Community R-VI basketball players earn All-EMO Conference honors.
Community R-VI’s boys basketball team falls in district championship game to Glasgow.
Lady Trojans’ basketball team wins one district game; both Van-Far teams fall early in districts.
March 6
Van-Far’s 7th grade boys basketball team wins Mark Twain Tournament.
Four Community R-VI basketball players earn all-district honors.
Van-Far graduate Kasey Gatson helps Westminster College advance to the postseason before the Lady Blue Jays lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
March 13
Farber’s Gladys Ball shares info on her brother Rudy Demoski, Sr., a competitor in the famous Iditarod race in Alaska.
Several area basketball players selected for EMO Showcase.
March 20
Community R-VI enters new track and field era with coach Erin Mack.
The 6th grade Heat finish with a 28-8 record.
Logan Boyd paces Van-Far to take ninth with his second place overall finish in South Callaway weight lifting event.
March 27
Van-Far’s Ryan Nelson set to participate in three sports for all four years.
Area players shine in annual EMO Showcase.
Van-Far honors winter sports athletes. Top honors went to Ethan Gooch, Ciara Craven, and Jaselle Brookins.
Van-Far Alumni dominate Bowling Green Project Prom Alumni Basketball Tournament.
Seven Van-Far softball players earn academic all-state honors.
April 3
Team photos from all of Van-Far’s spring sports teams.
April 10
Community R-VI golf team sets new marks for low score.
Several Community R-VI track and field athletes earn medals at MSD meet.
Trojans’ baseball team picks up two EMO victories and outscores the two teams 33-10.
April 17
From Vandalia back to the NBA, Vandalia’s Angela Carlyle enjoys reunion with Golden St. Warriors cheerleaders.
Anne DeTienne wins the LaCrosse Lumber Company and Eric Moran Taxidermy Turkey Contest.
April 24
Van-Far Junior High boys track and field team takes third in 11-team meet at Bowling Green. They were the top-EMO scoring team. Sharrod Connor won the triple jump and 100 meters.
May 1
Community R-VI baseball picks up two victories.
Community R-VI golfers Caleb Bertels, Chris Wieberg, and Sean Wilson advance past districts, as does Van-Far’s Brandon Otis.
May 8
Local bowlers shine at State Championships.
R-VI baseball sweeps doubleheader against Bowling Green and Silex.
Area golfers compete in sectionals.
Three Community R-VI track and field athletes advance to state sectionals.
Angela’s Dance Company holds 6th Recital.
May 15
Four Community R-VI baseball players earn All-EMO Conference honors.
Van-Far baseball gets first win of the season by defeating Madison 7-6 in extra innings.
Community R-VI track and field scores points at sections.
Community R-VI honors 2012-2013 sports athletes at annual Sports Banquet.
May 22
Trojans’ baseball team falls in district semifinals.
May 29
No sports stories.
June 5
NEMO HotShots 12U wins first place in Clark Co. Rage Tournament.
Van-Far’s Brian Kurz earns all-district baseball honors.
June 12
Van-Far honors spring sports athletes with banquet.
June 19
Mike Smith holds 2nd Annual basketball camp.
June 25
Dam Few Cruisers hold annual Car Show.
Former Vandalia resident Mia Nicole Jerman shins as track and cross country runner at Ste. Genevieve R-2 High School.