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Pictured with Shaylen Martin for her signing are front row from left: Shane Martin (father), Martin and DeeDee Martin (mother); back row from left: Shayla Cox (HLGU Assistant Coach), Matt Cannon and Dan Hurst (HLGU Head Coach).

Martin signs with Hannibal-LaGrange

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The Hannibal-LaGrange softball program is happy to announce the signing of Shaylen Noelle Martin from Clarksville. Martin will graduate from Clopton High School this spring. “Shaylen is a great student and has the potential to be a successful softball player at HLGU,” commented Head HLGU Softball Coach Dan Hurst.  “We are excited to add her to our program.” Along with consistently being a member of the Clopton High’s A and

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  • Clopton cross country competes at state

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Left, Clopton’s Daniel Reading ran the course in 19 minutes and 48 seconds.
Center, Freshman Lady Hawk Katelynn Hammett ran at state in her first year of high school competition.
Right, Junior Clopton runner Luke Adams competed at state for the second time in his high school career.

    They didn’t win medals but three Clopton cross country team members got to run in the state Class 1 meet on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Junior Luke Adams placed 90th with a time of 19 minutes and 28 seconds. Senior Daniel Reading placed 113th with a time of 19:48. Freshman Katelynn Hammett placed 121st with a time of 25:52. The Clopton trio

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  • IndianHawks female football player looking forward to another season

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Brianna Dickens

    Elsberry High sophomore Brianna Dickens made history this year as the first female student to play on the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks football team. Injuries have hampered her playing time on the offensive and defensive lines but she remains undeterred. Dickens has attended school in the Elsberry R-II School District since day one and was already well known to her fellow students due to her participation in softball, basketball and the marching

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  • Louisiana loses to Monroe City, 46-0; closes out disappointing campaign

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Louisiana running back Cody Brown got grabbed by the head on this play against Monroe City.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs ended their season on the road against the Monroe City Panthers on Friday, Oct. 24 and suffered a 46-0 shutout. The Bulldogs were 0-10 for the season. Four turnovers by the Bulldogs didn’t help and the Panthers scored 32 points in the first quarter. “Too many mistakes and a lack of consistency really hurt us,” said Louisiana Head Coach Greg Purdum. Monroe City scored on a 22-yard

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  • Bulldogs, IndianHawks seasons end with losses

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Football Friday Night Scores: Class 2, District 6 Van-Far 26, Clopton-Elsberry 24 Class 1, District 1 Monroe City 46, Louisiana 0 For full details on these games and the conclusion of the 2014 high school football season for Louisiana and Clopton-Elsberry, see the Wednesday, Oct. 29 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Punting game causes Bulldogs’ loss

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Hank Calvin (on top) and Dylan Noah combined for this sack of the Highland Cougars quarterback in the Oct. 17 home loss.

    Two blocked punts by the Highland Cougars and another bad snap on a punt attempt led to a 29-14  Louisiana Bulldogs loss on Friday, Oct. 17. Louisiana is now 0-9 on the season. The Bulldogs led 14-13 at the half but gave up 16 unanswered points in the second half to let the game get away. “The punting team hurt us and I wasn’t pleased with the way we finished

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  • Lady Bulldogs lose district crown in tight game

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs pose with their second place district plaque on Saturday, Oct. 11. They are: from left, top row, Olivia Capstick, Molly Ross, Allison Lawson, Alichia Johnson, Katie Blackwell, Samantha Henderson, Janel Lindsay, Elise Dewey, Macie Crane, Taylor Cunningham, Carley Maschmeier. Front row, Raelee Burse, Morgan Murry, Kaitlyn VanHooser, Ashley Martin, Madison Dolbeare, Samantha Pedersen and Savanna Burnett.

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs came close to winning the district softball championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, Oct. 11 but came up just short against Bowling Green. The Lady Bulldogs came in second in the district tournament and ended the year with their heads high and a 13-11 record. Bowling Green-2 Louisiana-1 “We also hit the ball well, but just right to Bowling Green,” said Louisiana

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  • IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks won a thriller with a goal-line stand at the gun and beat VarFar, 14-12 on Friday, Oct. 10. Louisiana didn’t fare as well, losing 44-20 to Macon. For more on the games, see the Oct. 15 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Louisiana softball team wins pair, hosts districts

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Senior night

The Louisiana softball team seniors and their parents were honored at the Oct. 6 game against Brookfield. The seniors are: front row, from left, Kaitlyn Vanhooser, Samantha Pedersen, Ashley Martin, Morgan Murry, Madison Dolbeare, Savanna Burnett. 
The parents in the second row are: Reesa and Scott VanHooser, Teresa and Craig Pedersen, Laura and Will Martin, Anne and Russell Murry, Jessica and Rodney Dolbeare, Theresa Woods, Mike Burnett and Lisa Branham.

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs ended their regular season with two close wins last week and got good momentum going into the district playoffs, which they will host. Louisiana is now 12-10 for the season. Louisiana-2 Brookfield-1 The Lady Bulldogs won on a walk-off RBI single by Kaitlyn VanHooser at home on Monday, Oct. 6 on Senior Night. “It was a great game from both teams,” said Louisiana Head Coach Bill

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