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Softball Academic All-Conference Team

Fall 2014 EMO Academic All-Conference Athletes

 Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

Softball Team [back row, left to right] Sydney Pickard, Hannah Arne, Olivia Brown, Megan Henry, Taylor Barber and Angel Henke. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Tanner Bencomo and Madison Cleveland. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat today  from one of our several locations.  You can also sign up for the online edition by visiting and

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  • Braves, Lady Braves play for title at Elsberry Tournament

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Boys 1st Place Trophy

    Braves claim first place trophy Despite a slow start in the championship game against Bowling Green last Wednesday the Elsberry Braves turned up the heat holding off the Bobcats and winning the Elsberry Tournament. Members of the team are eighth graders: Carson Trammell, Jordan Simmons, Trevin Blair, Hunter Grills, Brock Howard, Stephen Boedeker, Michael Harrison, Derrick Taylor, Clayton Martin, Layton Bartlett, Nathan Reed, Garik Hill, Trevor Anthony, Jimmy Dickens and

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  • Middle School Basketball returns to EMS

     Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    2014 Elsberry Braves Basketball Team

    The middle school basketball season is once again underway at Elsberry R-II and both teams are off to solid starts. This year’s middle school boys team is made up of seventh grade students Ethan Davis, Jon Davis, Dakota Thornhill, Aiden Miller, Bryan Hamilton, Shane Lewis and Jake Rimel. Eighth graders on the team include Carson Trammell, Jordan Simmons, Trevin Blair, Hunter Grills, Brock Howard, Stephen Boedeker, Michael Harrison, Derrick Taylor,

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  • Bencomo named to All-Region, All-State teams

     Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Elsberry Lady Indian Tanner Bencomo

    Elsberry senior Tanner Bencomo’s skill and versatility on the softball field this year have not gone unnoticed. On Oct. 28 Bencomo’s coach and Elsberry R-II Activities Director Chad Twellman announced that she had been named First Team All-Region for the 2014 softball season. This honor is voted upon by the various coaches representing the district and is normally based on such things as slugging percentage, fielding percentage, on-base percentage and

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  • Gladney, Kinsler finish in the top 100 at state

     Posted on November 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Naomi Gladney (left) and Madysen Kinsler (right) as they prepare to board the bus headed to Class 2 State Finals last Friday. Gladney finished 68th and Kinsler finished 99th.

    The Missouri State High School Activities Association hosted the Missouri State High School Cross Country Championships in Jefferson City last Saturday. Despite a strong gusting winds and chilly conditions, the states finest harriers put up some impressive runs. In the Women’s Class 2 5K run, Fatima’s Brianna Haller would claim the individual championship with a blazing 19:35.68, leading her team to a Class 2 Championship. Herculaneum would claim the second

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  • Post #226 gets a visit from the “White Rat”

     Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Elsberry’s American Legion Post #226 baseball field may soon be sporting a much different look thanks to a large donation from The Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation. Joe Pott [above] said the money will be used to help pay for improvements to the fence, a new warning track and a new pitcher’s mound in the visitor’s area.

    Elsberry’s American Legion Post #226 is planning a face-lift prior to the 2015 Legion Baseball season, thanks in large part to a $30,000 donation that the organization recently received from The Whitey Herzog Youth Foundation. “We had been looking for ways to make improvements on the field and searching for ways to make the money that we need in order to make those improvements for some time now,” said Joe

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  • Middle School IndianHawks finish season undefeated

     Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Members of the 2014 Clopton/Elsberry Middle School IndianHawks Team. The team went undefeated this year for the first time in the program’s history.

    The members of the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks middle school football team are now basking in the glow of the first perfect season in the program’s history. “This was by far our best record year,” said Head Coach Butch Wolanski. “We had only won one game in the previous two years combined but that’s kind of distorted because we weren’t even in existence three years ago and most brand new programs start

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  • There’s just something different about cross-country

     Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:31 am


    Wikipedia defines cross-country running as a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. That might sound pretty basic to some. In fact, there may even be those who view cross-country as a secondary sport, one that middle school and high school athletes compete in merely to stay in shape for other activities such as football, basketball and baseball. Still others might very

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  • Indians soccer season ends with tough loss at District Championship

     Posted on November 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Members of Elsberry’s varsity soccer team pose with their second place plaque after a 3-0 loss to Borgia in round two of the district tournament at WInfield. Pictured above are [back row from left] Head Coach Dustin Robinson, Allen Jett, Brennen Thies, Anthony Bange, Rodney Chatman, Gonzalo Domingo, Anthony Rockwell, Shane Nichols and Seferino Francisco-Gonzalez. In the front row [from left to right] are Rio Francisco-Gonzalez, Grant Pifer, Dalton Barber, Ben Rhoades, Jacob Braden and Kris Pearson.

    Despite having somewhat of an up and down season this year, Elsberry’s varsity boys ended regular play on a high note with a hard-fought 1-1 tie in overtime against their arch rivals the Winfield Warriors and headed into the district soccer tournament at Winfield with the wind at their backs. “We came into district play feeling really good about the way we had been playing,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson.

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