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Academic team falls victim to rough schedule

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

By Margaret Matteson The LHS Academic Team traveled to South Shelby on Feb. 12 for week four of the CCC dual matches. The junior varsity played a tough match that ended with a score of Louisiana 100, South Shelby 150. Sophomore Bryan Grant led the scoring for the Bulldogs with four correct tossups. Junior Carolina Taylor answered two tossups correctly, and sophomores Katelyn Watts and Marcelino Gutierrez answered one tossup

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  • Quiz Bowl finds success in conference

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

    By Holly Hill The LHS Quiz Bowl team began the conference season Thursday, Jan. 22 by hosting Monroe City. The varsity team was defeated 210-370 but answered a total of 21 tossups. Lloyd Cunningham led with four tossups, Samantha Pederson had three, Mason Haddock had three and Jesús Ramos had two. The team also answered nine bonus questions. On Thursday, Jan. 22 the junior varsity struggled with nerves and bonus

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  • LHS golf coach steps down

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Louisiana High Golf Coach Derrick Branstetter has resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. He remains as the school’s head boys basketball coach. Branstetter’s successor will probably be selected at the Tuesday, Feb. 17, Louisiana R-II School District board meeting, according to Activities Director Curtis Hendrickson. “We’ll definitely have a team. I think we’ll be good,” Hendrickson said Monday, Feb. 2. Branstetter’s team finished second in

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  • Quiz Bowl earns win against Troy

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

    By Holly Hill The Louisiana Quiz Bowl team had a practice match against Clopton and Troy. The varsity team defeated Troy in the first round with a score of 230-140. Mason Haddock led the scoring with 100 points, followed by Lloyd Cunningham with 40 points and Jesús Ramos with 30 points. The team worked together to score 60 points in bonus questions. In the second match LHS lost to Clopton

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  • This year’s deer harvest ahead of 2013

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Hunters checked 9,107 deer during the antlerless portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, bringing this year’s tally to 194,997. Top harvest counties for the antlerless portion were Pike with 287 deer checked, Callaway with 283 and Macon with 257. Hunters checked 1,474 fewer deer during the antlerless portion this year than they did in 2013. However, when combined with preceding early youth, urban, and November portions, this year’s total stands

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  • Hoop shoot victors

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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    Brother and sister Shawn Yates, 12, and Shana Yates, 9, of the Clopton schools, both won the Louisiana Elks Hoop Shoot contest on Nov. 22. The Yates each sank the most free throws out of 25 attempts in their age groups. They will now compete at the district level in O’Fallon in January.

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  • Young hunters successful this year

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages six through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on Nov. 1 and 2. Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 448, Franklin with 393, and Howell with 376 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth hunt was 18,676. Antlered bucks accounted for 11,481 of deer harvested,

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