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Cheerleaders excel at summer camp

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

By Margaret Matteson This summer the LHS cheerleaders attended their first cheer camp administered by the Universal Cheerleading Association. The camp took place at Drury University in Springfield, where the girls stayed on campus for two days. They went to classes every day and learned many skills to use this year. The girls’ hard work showed when they were awarded five trophies and two plaques. Emily Francis and Bailey Wallace

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  • Four player co-ed sand volleyball to be offered

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA and Bowling Green Parks and Rec.  will sponsor Fours Co-ed Sand Volleyball. Each team will play a best of three game series one week night, either Wednesday, Oct. 1 or Thursday, Oct. 2 at either 5:15 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. All teams will play a single elimination tournament on Sunday, Oct. 5 starting at noon. The teams should be composed of four players with at least

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  • Punt, Pass and Kick competition to be held

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    NFL Punt, Pass and Kick will be held Thursday,  Aug. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a national competition for boys and girls ages six to 15. Kids will compete in punting, passing and place kicking. Those who qualify will move on to the regional competition. It will be held at the soccer field at Wallace Memorial Park in Louisiana. A valid copy of a birth certificate is required for

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  • Pike County 4-H shooting event held

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Pictured above are some of Pike County’s 4-H members who recently competed in the Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational: Trenton Haas (far left), Hannah Hortness (center, right), and Andrew Biggs (far right).

    Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational was held recently at Ka-Tonka near New London. Area 4-H members participated in Small bore, Archery, Shotgun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Muzzle loading. Results for Pike County members follow: Shotgun Intermediate Singles – Chase Miller, fourth; Peyton Sambo. Audrain County Intermediate Squad won team medals. Senior Singles – Michael Filder, fifth;    Jordan Shaw and Garrett Swarnes. Senior Doubles – Jordan Shaw, second;    Garrett

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  • Louisiana’s Green named to baseball all-star team

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Louisiana High School 2014 graduate Dustin Green has been selected for the second annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game. Green was a pitcher and infielder for the Bulldogs and one of the team’s top hitters. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Clemens Field in Hannibal. If that game is rained out, it will be played the next evening at 7 p.m. All-Star

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  • Louisiana High School to offer sports passes

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The Louisiana R-II School District will offer season passes this year in a move to bolster gate counts and increase revenue for its sports programs. The school board approved the passes at the June 16 board meeting. School board members said in May when the plan was announced that the sales of passes could also save families money. A full-year pass to all middle school and high school sports will

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  • “Frog days” of summer arrive

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — the bullfrog (in photo) and green frog. Frogging can be practiced with either a fishing permit or a hunting permit.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate summer with a favorite outdoor pastime for many — frogging season. It begins at sunset on June 30 and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game – bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. The taste and texture of frog meat is similar to that of fresh-water fish. For recipes, visit

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