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CLARKSVILLE—At halftime during the Clopton-Elsberry game against Louisiana, it was time for the schools’ Homecoming ceremony.

BOWLING GREEN—The Bowling Green Lady Cats overwhelmed the Louisiana Lady Bulldogs in a rout that finished short of seven innings, when the game was called in the fifth with a score of 11-1.

BOWLING GREEN—The Bowling Green Lady Cats overwhelmed the Louisiana Lady Bulldogs in a rout that finished short of seven innings, when the game was called in the fifth with a score of 11-1.

BOWLING GREEN—It was a defensive game through most of the night. The Bowling Green Bobcats and the Palmyra Panthers worked over the other team’s offensive during the first quarter—to the point it looked as though the game might remain scoreless.

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LOUISIANA—As a sign of goodwill, members of the Clopton Hawks football team arrived at the end of practice for the Louisiana Bulldogs on Thursday to hand over a check for the funds the Clopton team raised to help a young man who had been seriously injured in a traffic collision the week before.

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BOWLING GREEN—It may have been delayed by two weeks, but that didn’t seem to dowse the enthusiasm for the truck and tractor pull at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

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BOWLING GREEN—The official start of the Pike County Fair came with clear skies and warm temperatures; perfect for the kickoff rodeo brought to the county fair by Outlaw/J5 Rodeo Co.

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The best basketball players in the Eastern Missouri Conference have been picked for this season’s all-conference team.

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CLOPTON – The Clopton girls basketball team won their first post-season game Monday, Feb. 24, by more than  50, soundly beating Van-Far and hopefully setting a positive tone for the games to come.

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CLOPTON – Family, friends and coaches joined two Clopton football players Wednesday, Feb. 19 as they finalized their intentions for the post-high school athletic and academic careers.

CLOPTON – The Hawks entered last week on the heels of a triumph at the Bowling Green Invitational Tournament. The week, however, had its share of challenges, resulting a narrow win over Louisiana on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and a 49-28 loss to Montgomery County Friday, Feb. 7.

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CLOPTON – The Clopton girls basketball team fought hard throughout Thursday night’s home game against Montgomery County, but couldn’t make up the deficit driven in part by strong free throw shooting by their opponents.

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BOWLING GREEN – For the fourth time in four years, the Clopton girls basketball team are the champions of Missouri’s second-oldest high school basketball tournament

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ELSBERRY – An energetic fourth quarter couldn’t make up the difference for the Louisiana boys basketball team in their away game against Elsberry Tuesday, Jan. 21

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LOUISIANA – Each of Louisiana’s three swimmers at the school’s Tuesday, Jan. 21 home meet against Hannibal achieved a personal best in one of the events they participated in.

South Shelby was not able to overcome an early lead for the Bulldog boys basketball team during their Thursday, Jan. 16 away game.

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CLOPTON – A close match against Wellsville-Middletown and a blow-out against Silex last week should provide a nice starting ramp as they enter next week’s Bowling Green tournament.

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CLOPTON – A pair of close losses — first to Winfield, 54-45, and then to Wright City, 55-52 — left the home team for the Clopton Invitational Tournament with a fourth-place finish.

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CLOPTON – A roaring student section greeted Clopton’s teams throughout last week’s tournament. Ultimately, The school’s hometown heroes were unable to get past Monroe City, which won the girls tournament championship with a margin of more than 20 points.

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CLOPTON – A hard-fought loss against Wright City pushed the Louisiana girls basketball team out of the consolation bracket and the Clopton Invitational Tournament.

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CLOPTON – Louisiana owned the boys consolation bracket at last week’s tournament, recovering from an early loss to second-place finisher Winfield by beating Silex (52-37) and then Elsberry (51-33).

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – On Saturday, Jan. 4, three youths from the local area competed in the Northeast District Elks National Foundation Hoop Shoot.  Reece Wommack, Landyn Alexander,and Ford Shealor traveled to Jefferson City for the competition.  

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Moberly, Mo. – The competition between the California boys teamat the Moberly Holiday shootout Saturday, Dec. 28 and Clopton was tight, ending 88-84 in overtime. The game was close throughout, with Clopton actually leading 50-49 at the end of the third quarter.

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LOUISIANA – Louisiana will bring another generation of storied Bulldogs into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame between its varsity basketball games scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19.