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Indian Grant Black was selected as the Peoples Bank and Trust Player of the Game by the Indian Sports Network after Elsberry’s 5-4 loss to Winfield on March 21. Black’s RBI single in the first inning gave Elsberry an early 2-0 lead.

Indians suffer back-to-back losses to Winfield and Festus to open the season

 Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The Elsberry Indians kicked off their 2015 baseball season with back-to-back games at Winfield on March 21. Elsberry squared off against the Warriors on their home turf during the first game and they got off to a quick start offensively. In the first inning Jon Almus reached first base due to an infield error on the part of Winfield’s third baseman. A few batters later, Indian Zach Rimel reached first

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  • Lady Owls/Lady Indians notch first soccer win in program history

     Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Elly Booth [in white] scored seven of Elsberry’s nine goals in games against Fulton, Warrenton and Liberty last weekend. Booth also scored the only goal in the team’s 5-1 loss to Father Tolten on March 23.

    At the start of last year’s Lady Indians soccer season Head Coach Hector Bencomo stated that he and his team were determined to score at least one goal. After enduring the previous season in which the team was unable to record a win or even score a single goal, their determination to put at least one point on the board in 2014 may have seemed a lofty dream to some.

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  • Carter inherits a veteran golf team

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Elsberry’s Alex Kinsler is just one of the returning veterans that Coach David Carter is looking to this season for team leadership.

    This season Elsberry’s golf torch has been passed to newcomer David Carter. Carter is a first year biology teacher at Elsberry High School and has never coached golf before. “I picked up golf when I was in college but I just played for recreation,” said Carter. “I had a lot of fun with it. I picked up tips here and there from my friends and I learned how to play

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  • Robinson hopes less is more in 2015

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    With such a small and young team in 2015, Head Coach Dustin Robinson will be looking to veterans like Grant Black to help lead the Indians to a successful season.

    “This has already been an interesting year,” said Coach Dustin Robinson. Robinson is entering his second year as the head baseball coach for Elsberry’s varsity boys. The interesting season he was referring to has more to do with numbers than anything else. “This year our numbers are way down,” said Robinson. “We only have 14 kids this season and one of them is already injured.” That’s not an indication, however,

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  • Lady Owls/Lady Indians combo creates offensive threat

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Head Coach Hector Bencomo said there is a renewed interest in soccer for the girls this year. That interest has brought a number of new players his way, including Ashley Hagan and Madysen Kinsler [in the foreground].

    “There’s a renewed interest in the soccer program this year,” said Head Coach Hector Bencomo. Bencomo said he believes that renewed interest is due directly to the ground his girls gained last season. “We scored goals last year and we got better,” said Bencomo. “When that happened other kids started talking and it encouraged those girls who had been sitting on the fence to come out and give soccer a

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  • Cleveland and Bencomo have high hopes for 2015 track and field season

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Elsberry senior Terrez Blair is working hard to eclipse the track and field records set by his father. Blair’s dad holds the record in the 400-meter event with a time of 50.5.

    Elsberry Track and Field Coaches Scott Cleveland and Hector Bencomo are already dreaming of state medals for some of their returning athletes this year. Technically, Cleveland is the head coach for the boys and Bencomo is responsible for the girls. The two have altered that arrangement somewhat, however, and have come up with a unique strategy that seems to work well for the team as a whole. “Hector deals more

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  • Elsberry seniors set to play in 2015 EMO Basketball Senior Showcase

     Posted on March 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Terrez Blair

    Elsberry will be sending four senior basketball players to the 7th Annual Eastern Missouri (EMO) Conference Basketball Senior Showcase on March 27. The event, which will be held at Mark Twain High School, will feature Elsberry Indian Terrez Blair and Lady Indians Tanner Bencomo, Kate Boedeker and Amanda Talbot. The girl’s game will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a 3-point contest that will crown a girl’s

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  • Lady Indians receive All-Conference and All-District honors

     Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Elsberry Lady Indian Tanner Bencomo

    Elsberry Lady Indians Tanner Bencomo and Kate Boedeker recently received post-season honors. Bencomo was named to the First Team All-Conference by unanimous vote. She was also named to the First Team All-District. Boedeker was named to the Second Team All-Conference.

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  • Lutheran hands Lady Indians season-ending loss at districts

     Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Lady Indian Tanner Bencomo drives to the basket against Lutheran on Feb. 21. Elsberry lost that game 55-21. Lady Indians Head Coach Hector Bencomo said Tanner is explosive, can score from anywhere and will be tough to replace next season.

    The Lutheran Lady Cougars defeated the Elsberry Lady Indians during the first round of the district tournament on Feb. 21 by a final score of 55-21, officially bringing Elsberry’s basketball season to a close. Lutheran got off to a fast start and ended the first quarter with a 17-3 lead, but Lady Indians Head Coach Hector Bencomo said those numbers didn’t concern him. “That first quarter score was very deceiving,”

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