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Mike Smith Announces Decision To End His Stellar Basketball Career

Van-Far’s most accomplished basketball star Mike Smith recently announced his retirement from playing the sport professionally. The following is the announcement he made on Facebook. Due to medical exams pertaining to my heart I have officially retired from the game of basketball. First off, I would like to thank the man upstairs for his many […]

Louisiana Football Team Donates To Flag Fund

The Louisiana football team was able to raise $300 for Louisiana’s Perpetual American Flag Fund, a non-profit 501c3 operation that cares for all of the town’s flags including the large flag at the Riverfront. Coach Joe Calhoun said the boys were able to earn money for the fund for every open gym and other events […]

Silex Owls Take Third At State Championship

Silex Coach Kent Hufty says he is proud of his Owls as the boys collected a third place finish at state and came up just short in the semifinals last week. Stormy weather forced the semifinal to be postponed so the third place game was not played this year, which is the same as the […]

Bowling Green Track Members Compete In State Finals

• 4×800 Relay (Sylvia Wagner, Quinn Grote, Kate Klott, Meghan Kniess) 8th Place All State – Time: 10:21 (Season Best) “This is the 5th straight year the 4×8 Relay has made the podium and we are excited about that,” noted Coach Matt Chance. • Kate Klott – 1600 meter run (5th Place) Time: 5:27 All […]

Silex Owls Advance To Final Four With Win Over Bishop LeBlond

The Silex Owls traveled to St. Joseph for their quarterfinal match over Bishop LeBlond. The Owls played at Phil Welch Stadium and took home a 12-8 victory on Wednesday. The win secured Silex a spot in the state Final Four. Bishop LeBlodn scored one run in the top of the first. Silex quickly answered back. […]

Owls Win District Championship; Advance To State Quarterfinal

A pitchers duel in the MSHSAA Class 2 Sectional quickly turned into a Silex blowout as the Owls plated 10 runs in the fifth to down Northeast (Cairo) 11-1 on Monday. The Owls went with their top lefty Brian Henke on the mound, while Cairo went with their number 2 pitcher Bryce Taylor to start […]

Van-Far Golf Makes School History At State

The Van-Far golf team made school history with their best finish ever at the Class 1 State meet last week. The team took third place overall behind Biship LeBlond and Westran. They had a team score of 692 (337-355). Rylee Hanson tied for 8th overall with 152 (75-82), Jayson Orr tied for 24th with 170 […]

Bulldogs Come Back To Beat Van-Far in Districts

A Ryan Capps home run pulled the Louisiana Bulldogs ahead and fueled the momentum in a 13-9 district win over the Van-Far Indians on Friday. The Indians took the early when a pair of walks led to back to back RBI doubles from Treyson Culwell and Caden Wilburn. Collin Wilburn followed with a sacrifice fly […]

Hawks Down Tigers to Advance to District Semis

An fluky run in the top of the first didn’t slow Clopton down as the beat Mark Twain 8-4 to advance in the Class 2, District 13 baseball tournament. Starter Maleek McPike hit the Tigers Cole Peters with a pitch, then allowed a two out single to put runners at the corners in the opening […]

Wilburn Signs To Play Basketball At CMU

Van-Far senior Caden Wilburn signed a letter of intent to play basketball in the fall for Central Methodist University-Fayette on Friday, May 3. Pictured, front row (l-r): Caden’s sister, Carmen Wilburn; dad, Jay Wilburn; Caden; mother, Tracy Wilburn; and brother, Colin Wilburn. Second row: Van-Far Assistant Basketball Coach Brett Reading; Van-Far Head Coach Pat Connaway; […]

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