delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:57:29 +0000 Pirate netters pick up second shutout of the season against Columbia Independent Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:24:15 +0000 Chris Bowie While recording wins in all six singles matches and all three doubles matches, the Pirates also evened their season record to 3-3 overall.
Boonville Pirates tennis coach Stephanie Green said the team is making strides to overcome some challenges.
"Each player worked on aspects of his game or fundamentals tonight," Green [...]]]>
Pirates still perfect in NCMC with 5-4 win against Hornets Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:21:39 +0000 Chris Bowie Horstmeier, who is one of the top pitchers in the conference this season, is also one of the reasons why the Hornets entered last night’s game at 8-3 overall.
Of course the Pirates also had their top ace on the mound in junior Josh Judd, who entered the game at 2-0. [...]]]>
Lady Pirates win 4-1 over Father Tolton Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:12 +0000 Chris Bowie While playing Mexico the night before in NCMC action, the Lady Pirates overcame a sluggish start with four goals in the second half for a 4-1 victory.
Boonville Lady Pirates soccer coach Tim Brown said soccer is a game where the score is not always representative of how well a team played: in soccer, a team may dominate a match and [...]]]>
Schaefer, Jones grab 1st in Hoot Middleton Track Meet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:56 +0000 Chris Bowie While competing against many of the old schools from the Missouri River Valley Conference, Schaefer didn’t disappoint while placing first and setting a personal best in the high jump with a jump of 5’-2".
As for Jones, the senior finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 40’-9".
In the final-team [...]]]>
Lady Pirates win by mercy rule against Mexico, 10-0 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:02:07 +0000 Chris Bowie While taking a backseat to the Lady Bulldogs over the years, usually in close games, the Lady Pirates weathered the storm last night with a plethora of goals-seven to be exact in the first half by four different players.
More importantly, [...]]]>
Cairo again too much for New Franklin in Cairo Tournament Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:57:51 +0000 Chris Bowie After beating Salisbury 8-4 in the opening round of the tournament, the Bulldogs looked to avenge their only loss of the season in the championship against Cairo. Unfortunately for New Franklin, the Bearcats had other ideas on their home turf while exploding for 13 runs in the sixth for a convincing 20-3 victory.
While [...]]]>
Montgomery, Prewitt and girls 4 x 400 capture first in Santa Fe Invitational Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:56:03 +0000 Chris Bowie With only three first-place finishes in the relays, the Lady Bulldogs still managed to capture first in the team standings with 140.50 points.
Santa Fe finished second with 101, followed by St. Pauls and Sweet Springs tied for third with 78, [...]]]>
CARSTAR wins Major Pre-season Tournament Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:54:29 +0000 Chris Bowie In the first game of the tournament on Saturday, CARSTAR defeated Rick Ball Auto Mall 7-3 behind the pitching of Cole Meisenheimer and hitting of Brayden Page, who was 2-for-2 with two singles and one RBI.
CARSTAR also [...]]]>
Matney places first in Salisbury Junior High Open Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:47 +0000 Chris Bowie While competing against a field consisting of Salisbury, Fayette, St. Mary’s, Slater, Sturgeon, Higbee, St. Joseph, Linn County and St. Pius, New Franklin head coach Adam Quest said being the second middle school meet of the year, most of the kids had shaken off the jitters that come with the first meet, and now [...]]]> Panthers bring out the bats in 14-4 win over Bunceton Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:18:51 +0000 Chris Bowie While entering the game at 2-1 overall, the Panthers finished with 14 runs on 11 hits en route to a 14-4 victory.
"Our hitting is coming around and we are starting to play as a team," Rhorer said. "If we can cut out a few of the mental mistakes, we should be good."
The Panthers were definitely good Friday [...]]]>
Pirates go 3-0 in West Central Missouri Baseball Tourney Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:17:28 +0000 Chris Bowie While competing against Fox, Oak Grove and Harrisonville on Friday and Saturday at Warrensburg High School, the Pirates had never gone undefeated during their tenure in the tournament.
However after beating Fox 15-5 on Friday, the Pirates came back with two more wins on Saturday by turning back Oak Grove 7-2 and Harrisonville 18- [...]]]>
Pirates finish 6th, Lady Pirates 11th in Joe Shy Relays in Chillicothe Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:16:07 +0000 Chris Bowie While competing against a field of 16 teams, the Boonville boys finished sixth overall with 52 points while the Lady Pirates scored a total of 22 points for 11th place.
Boonville Pirates track coach Steve Smith said the boys did a great job of competing Friday.
"It was by far the best finish we have had at this relays," Smith said. [...]]]>
Monteer garners four first-place finishes in LSE Track Meet Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:13:26 +0000 Chris Bowie While competing against Slater, Otterville, Columbia Independent, Columbia Catholic, Versailles, Mexico and Prairie Home, Monteer captured first in three events by winning the 100-meter dash in 13.71 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 29.17 seconds and high jump at 4’-4". Monteer also ran a leg [...]]]> Lady Pirate Basketball Camp for 3-5 graders will be held on May 12-14 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:12:23 +0000 Chris Bowie The cost of the camp is free of charge. Please return the registration form below to your school’s office by Friday, May 2. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 660-342-2100.
The Lady Pirate Basketball Camp will stress the fundamentals of basketball which include: shooting, ball-handling, dribbling, passing, rebounding [...]]]>
Lady Pirate Basketball Camp for 6th-7th graders will be held May 6-8 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:11:18 +0000 Chris Bowie The cost of the camp is free of charge. Please return the registration form below to your school’s office or to Boonville girls coach Jaryt Hunziker by Wednesday, April 30. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 660-342-2100.
The Lady Pirate Basketball Camp will stress the fundamentals of basketball which include: shooting, ball- [...]]]>
JBR tryouts will be held on Saturday, April 19 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:09:56 +0000 Chris Bowie Late signups will still be accepted.
Twenters combine for 2-hit shutout Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:08:21 +0000 Chris Bowie After a scoreless first inning, the Tigers exploded for six runs in the second inning and then added one in the third and six again in the fourth to win by the mercy rule after five by a score of 13-0.
Pilot Grove coach Clint Poulsen said Friday was another nice night for baseball.  
"We got the win, but didn't play very well in doing so, [...]]]>
Lady Pirates win shutout against Oak Grove 4-0 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:18:59 +0000 Chris Bowie While the win improved Boonville’s record to 4-1 overall, head coach Tim Brown said basically the Lady Pirates lacked the precision for most of the evening, especially the first half. "In another physical match following a rough JV opener, we had the lion’s share of the possession and the goal chances, but we looked [...]]]> Pirate netters score shutout against Fulton Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:17:01 +0000 Chris Bowie The Pirates, improving to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference, recorded wins in all six singles matches and all six doubles matches for the victory.
Boonville tennis coach Stephanie Green said this was a great conference win for the guys. "They’ve been working hard in practice and it showed tonight in their [...]]]>
Lady Bulldogs nab 4 first-place finishes in MSD Relays Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:13 +0000 Chris Bowie In the final-team standings for the girls, Russellville captured first with 113 points. Glasgow, meanwhile, finished second with 93 points, followed by New Franklin with 82. Bunceton girls tied for seventh with 23 points while Prairie Home placed ninth with 20.
As for the relays, the team of Saundra [...]]]>