delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:01:39 +0000 Pirate netters pick up third straight shutout against Sacred Heart Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:34:10 +0000 Chris Bowie The Pirates, 4-3 overall, have now won three of their last-four matches against Fulton, Columbia Independent and now Sacred Heart.
Boonville Pirates tennis coach Stephanie Green said this was a good win all the way down the lineup.
"It will certainly help in the district seedings for team and [...]]]>
Mid-Mo. XPlosion, Nordyne pick up wins in season opener in 14U softball Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:31:19 +0000 Chris Bowie After opening ceremonies, which include the parade of athletes along with the invocation by Gary Baker and National Anthem by Kathy Howard, the Mid-Missouri XPlosion put on their own clinic by rallying with five runs in the bottom-half of the fifth against Thomas Custom Trim for a 10-4 victory. Meanwhile, in the nightcap, Nordyne waited [...]]]> Peterson, McAreavy pick up hat tricks in 9-0 win over Hornets Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:21 +0000 Chris Bowie Peterson finished the match with four goals while McAreavy added three. Brittany Perry and Rosie Lenz each had one goal.
The Lady Pirates, 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the NCMC, led winless Fulton 5-0 at the half.
Boonville Lady Pirates soccer coach Tim Brown said his team still needs to do a better job of not starting off so [...]]]>
Five errors prove costly in 7-4 loss against Moberly Spartans Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:28:06 +0000 Chris Bowie Although it was just the second of the season, the Pirates had a doozy last night while committing a season-high five errors in a 7-4 loss against the Moberly Spartans, a team they just beat last week in Boonville by a score of 5-1.
Boonville Pirates baseball coach Tim Edwards said the Connaway kid did a nice job on the mound tonight.
"We did not make adjustments early enough in the [...]]]>
Six players named to media all-state team for 2013-14 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:26:16 +0000 Chris Bowie Pilot Grove sophomore Mason Schlotzhauer was the only first-team selection in the area while Jasmyne Boggs of New Franklin, Aly Hundley of New Franklin, Rachel Emde of Bunceton, Kerigan Wessing of Pilot Grove, and Nikki Fuemmeler of Glasgow were all second-team selections.
Schlotzhauer, a two-year starter for the Tigers, averaged 22.2 ppg [...]]]>
Hinkle, Concannon garner 1st in Osage Relays Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:24:51 +0000 Chris Bowie Although no team points were kept, Boonville head coach Steve Smith said the Pirates would have scored 79 points.
As for Hinkle and Concannon, they both placed first in their respective events. Hinkle won the 100-meter dash and set a personal record in a time of 11.06 seconds while Concannon finished first in the 3200-meter run in 10:45.93.
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Boonville C-baseball team drops 2 against Blair Oaks, 10-8 and 9-3 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:23:30 +0000 Chris Bowie The Pirates, dropping to 5-4 on the season, led in Game 1 against Blair Oaks 3-0 after the first inning but was outscored 10-5 the rest of the way to suffer the loss.
Weston Fahrenbrink took the loss on the mound for Boonville while pitching 3 2/3 innings in relief of starter Riley Lang. Lang pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up five earned runs on two [...]]]>
Pirates win Game 1 against Battle, 9-0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:21:26 +0000 Chris Bowie Four-run sixth propels Sturgeon past Pilot Grove, 5-2 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:19:49 +0000 Chris Bowie Although the Tigers out-hit Sturgeon 7-5, Poulsen said poor defense and lack of timely hitting really hurt the team again.
"Tonight was a good test for us versus state-ranked Sturgeon," Poulsen said. Trenton pitched pretty well other than the seven walks he gave up.  Our defense let us down again with a couple of pretty routine plays that turned [...]]]>
Kaiser garners two first-place finishers for LSE Pirates Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:17:43 +0000 Chris Bowie After capturing first in the long jump with a leap of 15’-1", Kaiser came back and finished first in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.42 seconds. But if that wasn’t already enough, Kaiser also placed second in the 100-meter dash in 12.35 seconds and ran a leg on the 4 x 100-meter relay team along with Adam Edler, Ben Eichelberger and Kole [...]]]> Jones raises his average 40 points in 2 weeks Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:26:59 +0000 Chris Bowie While dropping to as low as .180, Jones has raised his average 40 points since then while hitting .220. However, in the last 10 games, Jones is currently batting .235 with eight hits in 34 at-bats with one double and five RBIs with an on-base percentage of .316 and a slugging percentage of .265.
For the season, Jones is hitting .220 in only 15 games [...]]]>
Meisenheimer, Twenter combine for two-hitter in 11-1 win over Higbee Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:25:26 +0000 Chris Bowie Pilot Grove, improving to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the CCAA, opened the game with four runs in the top-half of the first and then sent two runs across in the second, two again in the fourth and three in the seventh. Higbee, meanwhile, scored its only run of the ballgame in the bottom-half of the first.
14U softball kicks off 2014 season on April 22 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:23:48 +0000 Chris Bowie During the opening ceremonies at 5:45 p.m., the players will be announced along with their teams, followed by the national anthem and innvocation by Mel Eaton, pastor at Open Bible Praise in Boonville.
The real fun will then begin at 6 p.m., with Thoma battling XPlosion. Then, in the nightcap at 8, XPlosion will take on Nordyne. [...]]]>
Concannon shaves off 16 seconds combined in 1600 and 3200 run Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:10:39 +0000 Chris Bowie Last night in the annual Jack McCush Invitational, Concannon made it happen by setting a personal record and placing first in the 1600 in 4:51.14 and second in the 3200 with a personal record time of 10:35.34.
In all, the Pirates track team set three personal records in the eight-team meet.
Chillicothe captured first in the [...]]]>
Bunceton duo looks to make their mark at University of St. Mary Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:07:06 +0000 Chris Bowie Bulldogs pound out 15 hits in 13-2 win Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:05:40 +0000 Chris Bowie The Bulldogs, improving to 10-3 on the season, cashed in early against Fayette by pushing across five runs in the first and then sent three runs across in the second and five again in the fourth to win by the mercy rule.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said it was great to come out, hit the ball well, get a W, [...]]]>
Pirates continue to roll in NCMC with 7-4 win over Hannibal Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:04:17 +0000 Chris Bowie The Pirates, 12-4 overall and 8-0 in the NCMC, closed out the week with six straight wins in seven days.
Boonville Pirates baseball coach Tim Edwards said this was a quality road win. "We didn’t play our best as we gave up four unearned runs by not playing very good defense," Edwards said. "We did hit the ball very well at times, [...]]]>
Lady Pirates blank Fatima, 4-0 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:02:41 +0000 Chris Bowie The Lady Pirates, 7-1 overall, have shutout Stover, Fulton, Oak Grove, Mexico and Fatima this season by a combined score of 33-0.
With two goals from Paige Peterson and one each from Rosie Lenz and Kayla Cotten last night, head coach Tim Brown said clearly, the worst problem to have as a high school soccer coach is injury. [...]]]>
Pirates C-team picks up sweep against Hallsville Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:01:01 +0000 Chris Bowie The Pirates, improving to 4-2 on the season, opened the first game of a double header with 15 unanswered runs with three in the first, four again in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth. Hallsville, meanwhile, scored all five runs in the fifth.
Riley Lang picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up five runs, one earned, [...]]]>
LSE Pirates nab seven first-place finishes in Fulton meet Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:59:06 +0000 Chris Bowie The seven lucky first-place finishers for LSE were Blake Allison in the 800 in 2:59.40, Brynn Edwards in the 400 in 1:05.58, the girls 4 x 100-meter relay team of Kate Peterson, Kyla Johnson, Brynn Edwards and Camryn Monteer in 2:01.25, the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Leigha Vollmer, Kate Peterson, Blake Allison and Brynn Edwards in 4:54.31, Gabe Kaiser in the 100 hurdles in 16. [...]]]>