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Four Indians receive East Missouri All-Conference honors

 Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

While baseball will always be a team oriented sport, four Elsberry Indian High School Baseball members received All-Conference honors this past week. Senior Matt Henry was named First-Team All-Conference Infield; Tyler Turnbull, Jon Almus and Zach Rimel were all named to Second-Team All-Conference honors. Other local area honorees were: First-Team All-Conference Outfield, Colton Groshong (Silex) and First-Team All-Conference Utility, Matt Mueller (Silex).

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  • Elsberry Legion Baseball Field gets new look

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    The grant also helped pay for new foul poles, such as this one located along the fence in left field.

    Visitors to the Elsberry Legion Baseball Field this summer are in for several surprises. “We’ve got a new fence thanks to the Whitey Herzog Foundation,” said Assistant AAA Coach Ryan McCann. “He gave us a $30,000 grant to get new foul poles, a new 12-foot fence out in left center and an eight-foot fence from center field all the way to right field.” A new warning track and new foul

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  • EHS track and field athletes strive but fall short at sectionals

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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    Elsberry’s varsity track and field teams traveled to Park Hills on May 16 to compete in the sectional meet and determine who, if anyone, would move on to state. Despite having high hopes for the event, Head Boys Coach Scott Cleveland said the results weren’t quite what he had expected. “It was a long day in Park Hills,” said Cleveland. “Unfortunately, no boys or girls advanced to the state track

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  • Late goal helps Barat hand Elsberry a season ending loss at districts

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Girls Soccer Districts

    The Lady Owls/Lady Indians ended their 2015 soccer season with a 1-0 loss to Barat Academy in the first round of the district tournament. “We had many opportunities to score but we just weren’t able to,” said Head Coach Hector Bencomo. “Both teams were evenly matched but we made one mistake late in the second half that ended up costing us the game.” Bencomo said he was pleased with the

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  • Indians advance with a win over Clark County

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Grant Black’s two-out double enabled Elsberry to take an early 2-0 lead over Clark County in the first round of the district tournament on May 18. Clark County came back to tie it, but Elsberry eventually pulled out a 4-2 victory.

    Elsberry’s varsity baseball team advanced to the second round of the district tournament with a 4-2 win over Clark County on May 18. Zach Rimel took the mount for Elsberry that night and put on quite a performance. Rimel pitched six and one-third innings while striking out 10 batters. He allowed only six hits and two earned runs. Head Coach Dustin Robinson said Rimel’s pitching was the key that enabled

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  • Golf, Soccer and Track Seniors honored

     Posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Soccer Senior Night

    The Lady Owls/Lady Indians celebrated their Senior Night festivities on May 11 prior to a home game against Hannibal. Senior members of the team included Tanner Bencomo, Leanna Helm, Ashley Hagan and Maria Gissenass. Senior members of the golf and track and field teams were honored as well. These students included Jacob Braden, Ben Rhoades, Dalton Barber and Olivia Brown. Following those festivities, the game got off on a sour

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  • Hill returns to state; Kinsler, Womack just miss cut

     Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Gavin Hill qualified to compete in the state golf meet by shooting a 78 at sectionals on May 11. The state meet will be held in Springfield on May 18 and 19.

    Three of Elsberry’s varsity golfers traveled to the sectional golf meet in Kirksville on May 11 to test their metal against a number of athletes from other schools. Gavin Hill shot seven over par with a score of 78 for the day. “That was the third best score overall in the tournament,” said Head Golf Coach David Carter. “It was a rough day with rough conditions and he still put

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  • Bencomo selected as a 2015 Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete

     Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Tanner Bencomo

    Academic Rank • 2 of 42. Sports • Softball, basketball, track and field, soccer, cross country. Academic Bio • Award of Excellence (9th-11th); American History Award (9th); Perfect Attendance Award (9th); EMO All-Conference Academic Student (9th-12th); Chemistry Award (11th); English III Honors Award (11th); Spanish Award (11th); Political Science/Economics Award (11th). Athletic Bio • Softball: all-conference, all-district, all-region, second team all-state. Cross country: All-conference, all-state. Basketball: all-conference, all-district, steals award,

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  • Elsberry athletes qualify for sectional track and field meet

     Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Jacob Braden

    Elsberry’s varsity track and field teams competed at districts on Lankford Field on May 9. Jacob Braden competed in the high, long and triple jumps. Braden finished fifth in the high jump, but qualified for sectionals in the long and triple jumps. Terrez Blair ran the prelims in the 200 (to narrow the field down to the top nine runners). He also participated in the long jump, reran the 200,

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