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Louisiana catcher Brendan Ross, a 2013 graduate, was recently an honorable mention selection to the Class 2 all-state baseball team. In addition, senior teammates including left fielder Dalton Channell, third baseman Greg Pitzer and center fielder-pitcher Dylan Smith were selected to play in the Missouri vs. Illinois Senior All-Star game scheduled to be held Saturday, July 13, in Hannibal at Clemens Field.
Two Clopton baseball players and two Louisiana players made the Class 2, All-District 5 team after the recent tournament at Clopton. The tourney was won by Elsberry. Senior pitcher-shortstop Levi Adams and senior catcher-pitcher Michael Butler made the squad from the Clopton Hawks. For the Louisiana Bulldogs, senior catcher Brendan Ross and senior third baseman Greg Pitzer were selected. Other players who made the All-District team were: • Michael Ligon,
The Louisiana Bulldogs recently had five players selected for the All-Clarence Cannon Conference baseball team. Senior catcher Brendan Ross was named the conference co-player of the year, sharing the honor with Palmyra pitcher Will Funkenbusch. Ross was named as one of two first-team catchers on the All-CCC squad. Senior pitcher Dylan Smith made the first team, as did Funkenbusch. The Bulldogs also had two senior players make the All-CCC second
Louisiana four-sport athlete Greg Pitzer has signed to play collegiate golf at Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette. Pitzer inked his letter of intent at a ceremony on Tuesday, June 4 with his parents, Clint and Lisa Pitzer, in attendance. “I played four sports in high school and I loved every one of them,” Pitzer said. “I also had a chance to play football or basketball at CMU and having
The Louisiana golf team capped its successful season off with a second-place finish at the Class 1 state tournament May 13-14 in Bolivar. The team was third after the first round of the tournament at Silo Ridge with a collective score of 349. The team managed to shave six strokes off that score the second day with a 343. That gave the Bulldogs a 692 for the tournament, 22 strokes
Two eastern Pike County athletes earned all-state honors at the Missouri state track and field meet on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18 in Jefferson City. Clopton High junior Ryan Robbins came in third in the boys Class 1 discus event with a heave of 40 feet, 7 inches. Louisiana High junior Batrice Blackwell came in eighth in the girls Class 2 triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 3
The five-man Louisiana golf team took second place at the Class 1 state tournament on Tuesday, May 14 at Silo Ridge Golf Club in Bolivar. Senior golfer Brendan Ross led the Bulldogs with a 168 over the two-day tourney. See the May 22 Louisiana Press-Journal for details.
The Louisiana High track team will send three individuals to the state track meet after a first-place finish and two career-best performances at the sectional track meet at Principia High in St. Louis on Saturday, May 11. Freshman Denise Blackwell came in first in the girls 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 48.57 seconds. Her sister, junior Batrice Blackwell, had a career-best leap of 33 feet, 10 inches in
The Clopton High School track and field team will send three individuals and two boys relay teams to the state track meet after doing well at the sectional meet at Principia in St. Louis on Saturday, May 11. Junior Danny Somers came in first in the shot put with a personal best throw of 42 feet, 5 inches. Junior Ryan Robbins came in second in the discus with a personal