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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

MONTGOMERY CITY – Clopton moved on from a disappointing season opener early last week to a more confident path to victory in the consolation bracket of the Montgomery County Invitational Tournament.

LOUISIANA – Losses to Highland and Van Far last week brought Louisiana boys basketball team’s record to 0-3.

LOUISIANA – After difficulties filling out the roster forced the team to cancel a game the week before last, Louisiana girls basketball played both their season opener and their first home game last week.

Louisiana’s junior varsity team was a bright spot during the school’s triple-headers against Highland and Van Far last week. Louisiana JV beat Highland 52-44 and Van Far 55-30.