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Pictured above are Elsberry coaches [back row, left to right] Jeanne Ogden, Kristen Hagemeier, Dustin Robinson, Scott Cleveland, David Carter, Judy Gomel and Chris Tiller. In the front row are [left to right] Trudy Bull, Sam York and Hector Bencomo.

A salute to Elsberry’s coaches

 Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

This week The Elsberry Democrat offers a special salute to all of the coaches in the Elsberry R-II School District. Elsberry has a wealth of talent from which to draw when it comes to coaching. Some of those talented individuals include Chris Tiller, Chad Twellman, Hector Bencomo, Dustin Robinson, David Carter, Scott Cleveland, Trudy Bull, Kenny Youmans, Susan Painter, Jeanne Ogden, Kristen Hagemeier, Judy Gomel, Sam York  and Reagan Skaggs.

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  • Elsberry’s eighth grade Lumberjacks

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Elsberry's Eighth Grade Lumberjacks

    Elsberry’s eighth grade boys have started a traveling team called the Lumberjacks. Although still in its infancy, the team has already established itself by taking second place at a tournament held at Whitmore High School in St. Louis last month. “We beat one of the top teams in St. Louis in the first game,” said Coach Kevin Hill. Pictured above are [back row, l-r] Trevin Blair, Coach Kevin Hill, Hunter

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  • “Best thing since sliced bread syndrome” — not in Elsberry

     Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:19 am


    It’s the end of the year, which always brings time for reflection. However, as I sat down to write this, I started to get side-tracked. I didn’t just reflect on the past year, I started to think about all the teams I have had a chance to cover in my nine years at The Elsberry Democrat. We have seen championship-after-championship in just about every sport, the addition of a football

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  • Martin finds his niche behind the microphone

     Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

    IndianHawks Football Announcer Shane Martin

    Now that the regular season is over for the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks announcer Shane Martin can finally take some time to reflect on his first year behind the microphone. Martin grew up in Arkansas and moved to Missouri during his teenage years. After relocating he spent most of his time in Troy before he and his family moved to the Clarksville area approximately seven years ago. Martin and his wife have

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  • Hills play in Junior Gateway PGA

     Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Gavin and Garik at Crescent Farms

    Gavin [left] and Garik Hill [right] played at Crescent Farms in Eureka on Sept. 21 in the Junior Gateway PGA. This was Garik’s first time playing in the Junior Gateway PGA. He completed in the 14 and under group and placed 13th out of 17 competitors with a score of 96. Gavin, who competes in the 16-19 year old division, took first place with a score of 76.

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  • Homecoming candidates announced

     Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:18 am


    Football Homecoming will be held Friday Night, Oct 10 at the Clopton Football Field. The Indian Hawks take on the Van-Far Indians. Candidates for EHS are Jonathan Jansen and Krista Giannakis, seniors; Dillon Zumwalt and Alayna Conrad. juniors; Donovan Guccione and Julia Vaughn, sophomores; and Luke Holtsclaw and Brittney Taubig, freshmen.

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  • Elsberry sports merchandise at the touch of a button

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Online Shopping

    In October the Elsberry R-II Athletic Department will begin offering Indian, Lady Indian and IndianHawk fans a quick and easy way to purchase team merchandise and apparel. “We’re going to open an online store through BSN Sports,” said Elsberry R-II Activities Director Chad Twellman. “This is new to me but I know other activities directors who have had a lot of success with it so we’re going to give it

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