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Clopton Collects Fourth Place Hardware at State

The Clopton Lady Hawk displayed great heart, grit and determination as they faced a couple of tough battles in MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown last weekend at Missouri State University in Springfield. The Lady Hawks collected fourth place following a pair of narrow five-point losses in Class 2 action to Thayer and Hartville. Clopton faced (28-3) Thayer […]

Indians Claim Third at State

The Van-Far Indians made school history with their return to the MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown last weekend at Missouri State University in Springfield. The defending state champion Indians squared off with 2017 champion Oran in the Class 2 Semifinal at JQH Arena on Friday morning. The Eagles were riding a 21-game winning streak going into the […]

LHS Quizbowl Wins EMO Conference

The LHS Quizbowl team traveled to North Callaway High School on Monday, March 4th to end their Conference season with the EMO Conference Tournament. Louisiana was 5-0 in the tournament defeating Wellsville-Middletown 620-220 in Round 1, Wright City 670-50 in Round 2, Montgomery County 630-260 in Round 3, Bowling Green 510-200 in the Semi-Final, and […]

Van-Far Indians Set Stage For Repeat As State Champions

The Van-Far Indians appear to be on cruise control as they dominated Milan in the State Sectional and Northeast Cairo in the State Quarterfinal to set the stage for a repeat in the Show-Me Showdown as Class 2 State Champions. While the other teams may have appeared stronger on paper, the Indians made easy work […]

Lady Hawks Punch Ticket To State With Overtime Win Over Cairo In Quarterfinal

Team-centered defense and offense epitomize the Clopton Hawks philosophy and the team was galvanized on Saturday in a 42-36 overtime win in the Class 2 Quarterfinals over the Cairo Lady Cats. The team victory sends the Lady Hawks back to the Show-Me Showdown for the first time since the 2014-15 season. At the start, Clopton […]

Van-Far Thumps Elsberry In District Title Matchup

The Van-Far Indians slowed the pace, frustrated Elsberry and cruised to their second straight district championship with a 40-22 win on Friday night. The repeat title sets up a rematch with undefeated Milan in the MSHSAA Class 2 Sectional at Hannibal on Wednesday night. The Indians opened the game with three pointers from Caden Wilburn […]

Clopton Defeats Paris To Earn District Crown

Tied at thirty entering the fourth, the Clopton Hawks dominated the final eight minutes of the MSHSAA Class 2, District 5 Championship game to beat the Paris Lady Coyotes 52-38. Clopton advanced to the Class 2 Sectional on Wednesday against coach Kelsea Dorsey and her Knox County Eagles. The Hawks hit four three point shots […]

Van-Far Speech Team Brings Home Conference Championship

Van-Far swept the EMO Speech Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Clopton High School coming in first as a team with 169 points. The second place team had 29 points. Van-Far students won every event. Van-Far students placing include: Emma Wood – Prose, Trevor Winders – Original Oratory, Harley Young – Storytelling, Harley Young/Trevor Winders […]

District Basketball Is Underway

Bobcats Upset In District Opener The (3) Bowling Green Bobcats were eliminated in a heartbreaking opening round game against (6) Winfield in the Class 3 District 8 Tournament on Monday, Feb. 18. A back-and-forth battle came down to the final minute but the Warriors were able to hit key free throws and hand on for […]

District Hoops Are Underway!!

The postseason has started for high school basketball. Bowling Green teams are competing in Class 3 District 8 at Montgomery County while Clopton, Louisiana, Silex and Van-Far teams are in the Class 2 District 5 tournament at Elsberry. Above, the top-seeded Clopton Lady Hawks get pumped before their opening round game against (8) Louisiana on […]

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