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The 2014-2015 Varsity Cross-Country team. Pictured above are [from left to right] Jack Weakly, Austin King, Maggie Spratt, Madyson Kinsler, Faith Zimmermann and Naomi Gladney. Not pictured are Brenden Suddarth, Allie Smith and Mandy Horne.

On your mark, get set, go!

 Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

Changes are in store for Elsberry’s Cross Country Program in 2014. “Elsberry has been moved to Class 2,” said Head Coach Ezra Tillotson. Most of the schools in that group are private and the majority of those are all male. “That means our boys are going to get some tremendous competition,” said Tillotson. Tillotson, who has been coaching cross-country since 1996, said the toughest competition would probably come from schools

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  • IndianHawks victorious in season opener

     Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Dillon Zumwalt

    The Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks were running on all cylinders on Aug. 22, delivering a 50-22 stomping to the Winfield Warriors to make the joint-schools team 1-0 on the 2014 football season. It was sweet revenge for the thumping the IndianHawks took in Head Coach Mike Scheibel’s first game last year at Winfield. “Our guys were more prepared,” Scheibel said. “We spent last year teaching plays and spent more time this year

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  • Rebuilding begins: new coach, young squad

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Pictured above are [back row left to right] Assistant Coach Hector Bencomo, Madison Cleveland, Olivia Brown, Megan Henry, Hannah Arne, Sydney Pickard, Taylor Barber, Angel Henke, Sabrina Pruitt and Head Coach Chad Twellman. Front row [left to right] Ashley Hagan, Jasmine McCullough, Tanner Bencomo, Krista Giannakis, Julia Vaughn, Emily Braden, Caylee Martin and Faith Ogden.

    Elsberry’s new activities director and head girls softball coach Chad Twellman is gearing up for his first year with the Lady Indians. Twellman’s team will be new and inexperienced due to the loss of six seniors and that lack of experience is something he is already feeling the affects of. “We have some weaknesses,” said Twellman. “Fundamentally we’ve got to get better.” One of those weaknesses is in the team’s

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Elsberry Lady Indians new motto “Playing With Heart!” help them capture a second place finish at the first annual EMO Conference Softball Tournament on Saturday. Shown above is the Lady Indians with their sign ‘How To Be A Champ’ and their “Heart” symbol.

Elsberry Lady Indians show a lot of ‘Heart’

 Posted on October 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

With the number one seed at Districts locked up the Elsberry Lady Indians headed to Montgomery County on Saturday to take part in the first annual EMO Conference Softball Tournament. After the dust cleared Elsberry captured a second place finish propelling them into the playoffs this week. “The weekend was very successful overall. The girls played up to their ability and beat one of the best teams in the state.

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  • Elsberry Lady Indians offense shutout for third straight game

     Posted on September 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm


    For the third straight game the Elsberry Lady Indians offense was shutdown 7-0 Monday night against “Softball Powerhouse” Palmyra Lady Panthers in Elsberry. With a little luck and a few less mental mistakes Head Coach Trudy Bull said her girls would have still been in the game at the end. “That could have been 2-2 in the seventh,” said Coach Bull. The Lady Indians played last night against Community R-6

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  • Indians seeded 1st as they enter District Baseball

     Posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Indians get number one seed as they look to enter Districts on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in Monroe City, with their first game against Van Far. If they win there they will play again on Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. Following a victory there they will head into the championship game on Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m.   District 7 Tournament Bracket

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