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With the cancellation of the rest of the 2019-2020 school year last week, athletic programs from both Elsberry (left) and Silex (right) High Schools found a very unique way to honor their respective Seniors that would have participated in Baseball, Girls Soccer, Track and Field and Golf this…


When Brandon Altman found out his senior season with Winfield High School’s baseball team could be wiped out due to the COVID-19 outbreak, devastation was only one of the emotions he felt rushing through him.

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Troy’s boys and girls basketball teams are set to play in the Class 5 District 8 Tournament on Friday night, with the boys facing down Francis Howell, and the girls taking on Holt. 

Silex Owl and senior Tommy Grote made the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) record book for free throws made in a game. Grote now ranks 19th in the record book. 

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Autumn Flanigan took her second state title in a row this past weekend at the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships, held in the Mizzou Arena. Flanigan took the top title in her class last year, the first year that Missouri opened up a girls wrestling division. She finished both seasons undef…

For the first time in the team’s history, the Winfield boys won the GAC North title in a neck-and-neck game against Warrenton on Feb. 20. This victory was an “incredible” experience, said Coach Bryan Keim. The Warriors had the opportunity to claim the titles in several tournaments throughout…

The Elsberry High School girls basketball team won their district opener game on Monday night against the Mark Twain Lady Tigers by a score of 41-22.  The team took on the top seeded Lady Coyotes from Paris on Wednesday night at 7:15 PM at Clopton High School.           (photo courtesy of Ko…

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

The 2019-2020 basketball season is in the books for the Elsberry and Silex basketball teams.   The Owls and Lady Owls hosted the Indians and Lady Indians for the final games of the season last Thursday and Friday.  In the four cross county rivalry games, Elsberry was victorious in all four games.

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Eight Trojans recently signed for college play with various schools, in a variety of sports. 

Troy Buchanan fell to a tough DeSmet team in a 73-54 loss. Troy had started behind, trailing by seven early on, but catching up by halftime. DeSmet widened the lead, though and had extended their advantage to 52-34 by the end of the third. 

Returning with improvements this spring is the Troy Knights of Columbus Hall’s Softball League, starting April 23 and 24. The organizers have been constantly improving the fields and facilities over the past three years, Joe Sills, one of the organizers, said. A lot of the fencing at the fie…


The Winfield Boys Basketball Team won the school’s first-ever boys GAC North title on Thursday, Feb. 20., fighting until the very last minute against Warrenton. Above, Winfield students rush the court from the bleachers after the final buzzer sounds. 

As the 2019-2020 basketball season comes to a close Elsberry High School coaches and teams are looking forward to their play in districts which will be held at Clopton High School next week.  

Missouri University of Science and Technology announced the names of students who made the honor list for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Elsberry High School Cheerleaders annual Little Indians Cheer Camp was held on Feb. 8 in the Elsberry High School Gym.  There were 57 children in attendance, with five High School Cheerleaders, two coaches and six generous volunteers. 

Winfield’s varsity girls basketball threw down with Orchard Farm on Feb. 11, and though their opponents eventually took the day 47-34, the Warriors stayed in it and fought the whole time. 


The Trojans defeated Holt on Feb. 11 by 25 points, with the final score being 74-49. It was a big victory for the boys, coach Tim Gilmore said, and a confidence booster as the team dives into the last two weeks of the regular season.

On Monday, Feb. 3, the members of Silex High School’s Student Council held the district’s annual Pink Out The Night event at the Silex vs Bowling Green basketball game.  Evenings with the same purpose have been held in Silex for approximately 10 years.

Though small in numbers, the Winfield wrestling team has been putting together some impressive performances this season.

St. Charles West (SCW) visited the Winfield Warriors on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and what followed was a fantastic game of basketball. 

(Left to right) Taylor Akers (Clopton), Caragan Lockard (also MVP, Clopton), Kinley Charlton (Bowling Green), Lexi Plackemeier (Silex) and Tyra Henderson (Elsberry) were named to the 95th Annual Bowling Green Tournament All-Tournament Team last Saturday night.

The Elsberry High School girls basketball team brought home their first trophy of the season and added to the trophy case this weekend after taking third place in the 95th Annual Bowling Green Tournament.  The Lady Indians advanced to the game against North Callaway after winning their first…

Elsberry High School Cheerleaders receiving the Outstanding Cheer Team Trophy at the 95th Annual Bowling Green Tournament.  From left to right, Makenna Mills, Jordan Cyr, Cierrah Crenshaw, Maranda Burke, Gracy Mahurin, Melody Hall, Coach Cari Braden, Jade Cooper and Mia Spurlock.

On all accounts the Elsberry High School Homecoming was a success with a new king and queen crowned, the EHS Marching Band putting on a spectacular floor show and the basketball teams winning all three games.  

Troy Buchanan High School wrestled their final regular season home match on Wednesday, Jan. 22. They faced off against Francis Howell Central. The Trojan wrestling team won the match 45-30.

The Elsberry High School boys basketball team has had a tough season, only tallying one win thus far in the season, but they still keep playing as hard as they can.  Each night they learn from each other and first year coach, Caleb Johnson.  Last week the Indians took on Van-Far and Mexico, …

The Harlem Wizards, a team that combines comedy and basketball talent, visited Troy Buchanan on Jan. 11, interacting with local kids and families. 

The Elsberry High School annual basketball homecoming and games will be held Friday night, Jan. 17, against the Louisiana Bulldogs.  Games begin at 5 p.m. with a JV boys game, followed by Varsity Girls and finishing off the evening of play will be the Varsity Boys.  Homecoming court activiti…

This year’s Toilet Bowl offered sunshine skies and a crowd of 30 guys either playing or watching the annual football game, which has been played every New Year’s Day for the past 56 years, rain, snow or shine. Players’ ages ranged from a couple of 6th graders to several 50-year-old players w…