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All-Johnson County Football Player of the Year — Americo Mabrey, Holden

On most snaps, the chances are Holden senior defensive lineman Americo Mabrey came within reach of the ball.  Mabrey raised havoc for opposing running backs and quarterbacks this season, …

All-Johnson County Volleyball Player of the Year — Grace Hill, Warrensburg

If it wasn’t already set in stone, “Hill for the kill” became the slogan for Warrensburg senior Grace Hill during the 2022 season.  The outside hitter proved to be one of …

All-Johnson County Fall Coach of the Year — David Diener, Holden

Holden football’s season began by scoring 26 unanswered points to overcome a 20-point halftime deficit to Sherwood in week one.  It ended with the Eagles as one of the last eight teams …

All-Johnson County Softball Player of the Year – Marah Klover, Holden

Before the season began, Marah Klover made the decision to hit with more power.  The choice paid off for the Holden senior center fielder, showing her skill as the Eagles’ leadoff …

All-Johnson County Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year — Tyler Zink, Knob Noster

Pacing Knob Noster boys cross country through most meets this season, junior Tyler Zink established himself as one of the faster runners among area schools.  At the MSHSAA Class 3 …

All-Johnson County Boys Soccer Player of the Year — Shaun McMurphy, Warrensburg

As the Warrensburg boys soccer program shifted to the winning side of things for the first time since 2013, junior Shaun McMurphy helped keep things positive.  He also played a crucial role …

All-Johnson County Boys Swimmer of the Year — Blake McBride, Warrensburg

Warrensburg junior Blake McBride was the lone individual Warrensburg swimmer to receive consideration for the MSHSAA Championships.  He made the performance list in the 100-yard freestyle and …

All-Johnson County Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year — Lyla Stiles, Knob Noster

As a freshman, Lyla Stiles made her name known as a part of Knob Noster girls cross country.  Stiles was one of two Panthers freshmen to appear in the MSHSAA Class 3 Championships at the Gans …

All-Johnson County Girls Golfer of the Year — Reece Nimmo, Warrensburg

Within the course of a year, Reece Nimmo put in the work to earn the first All-State recognition of her career.  In her third state appearance, the junior finished 11th in the MSHSAA Class 3 …

All-Johnson County Girls Tennis Player of the Year — Lilly Constant and Claire Thomas

The 2022 season wasn’t always the easiest for Warrensburg doubles duo Lilly Constant and Claire Thomas.  The MRVC West Tournament made it all worth it. Working together, the two topped …

Leeton girls beat Lone Jack in opener

Leeton girls basketball opened the 2022-23 season with a 62-33 win over Lone Jack on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Lone Jack.  The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and led 32-20 …

Crest Ridge boys pull off late rally against Kingsville

CENTERVIEW — Trailing Kingsville by five with five seconds remaining, Crest Ridge worked its magic.  Two consecutive three-point makes from freshman Wesley Taylor separated by a …

Crest Ridge girls knock off Kingsville

CENTERVIEW — Crest Ridge girls basketball’s defense paid its dues against Kingsville.  The Cougars held the Tigers to single-digit scoring in three out of four quarters, earning a …

Mules basketball beats Missouri Valley

Mules basketball used strong second-half shooting to pull ahead to a 78-71 win over Missouri Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Multipurpose Building.  Central Missouri hit 53.57% of its …

Knob Noster boys withstand Clinton's comeback

Knob Noster boys basketball opened its season with a 57-54 win over Clinton on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Knob Noster High School. The Panthers jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and led …

Expectations remain same for Leeton boys

Sliding into the Leeton boys basketball head coach position came with adjustments for Ross Shull.  Now that the season’s arrived, things have settled in. He takes the helm of the …

Brandes receive All-State recognition

Crest Ridge senior Kyla Brandes accounted as the lone Johnson County athlete to receive All-State recognition from the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association.  Brandes received …

All-MRVC soccer honors announced

Warrensburg boys soccer and Knob Noster boys soccer received All-MRVC postseason recognitions. The Tigers had five mentions, while Knob Noster had four.  First team selections from the area …

All-MRVC West football released

Warrensburg football collected 11 mentions on the All-MRVC West team.  Senior offensive lineman Tony Farr and junior kicker/punter Rylan Henry highlighted the first team. Junior wide receiver …

Johnston adds championship, Culp finishes sixth

For the second-consecutive week, Conner Johnston highlighted Mules wrestling’s performance.  The 2021 Knob Noster High School graduate topped the 157-pound amateur division in the Younes …

Wilhelm earns automatic qualification to DII Championships

Knob Noster High School 2021 graduate Sam Wilhelm received an automatic qualification for the NCAA Division II National Championships.  The University of Alabama - Huntsville sophomore made …

Mizzou's Hanson completes nationals

Warrensburg High School graduate Marquette Hanson finished the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 174th on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Hanson completed the 10k with a time …

Palmer records top-30 finish in Central Region

Warrensburg High School 2021 graduate Cooper Palmer placed inside the top 30 at the NCAA Division II Central Region Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Joplin.  The University of Central Missouri …

Mules beat Central Methodist, Mid-America Nazarene

Mules basketball picked up its first two wins of the season, beating Central Methodist and MidAmerica Nazarene.  Central Missouri (2-2) topped Central Methodist 74-65 on Thursday, Nov. 17 …

Crest Ridge boys beat Green Ridge in opener

Crest Ridge boys basketball opened its season with a 40-39 win over Green Ridge on Friday, Nov. 18 in Green Ridge.  Freshman forward Wesley Taylor led the Cougars with 14 points and 14 …

Holden shut out in state quarterfinal

HOLDEN — Holden football’s season reached an end with a 54-0 loss to Lamar in the MSHSAA Class 2 quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Holden High School.  The Eagles (8-4) …

Smith inks commitment to Metropolitan Community College

WARRENSBURG — Payton Smith is taking her softball career to the collegiate level.  Smith signed her letter of intent to play softball at Metropolitan Community College on Friday, Nov. …

Mundy signs with Metropolitan Community College

WARRENSBURG — Nadyia Mundy will continue her softball career at Metropolitan Community College next year.  The Warrensburg senior signed her letter of intent to play for the Wolves on …

Holden to meet Lamar in state quarterfinal

HOLDEN — A product of offseason training and commitment, Holden is one of the last eight schools remaining within MSHSAA Class 2 football.  In the quarterfinals for the third time since …

Warrensburg girls see stability, eye growth

WARRENSBURG — Tigers girls basketball’s second preseason under head coach Melvin Myers has operated with a sense of ease.  The Tigers return the overall majority of their core …

Warrensburg boys look to build off experience

WARRENSBURG — Tigers boys basketball heads into the season another year older.  Warrensburg returns several athletes that have varsity experience, including seniors Mason Wyatt, Jace …

Apsher takes helm of Knob Noster girls

Taking on the role of head coach of Knob Noster girls basketball, Drew Apsher didn’t have to worry much about establishing initial connections with Panthers student-athletes.  Apsher …

Jennies take over against Evangel

Jennies basketball cruised in its final game of November, beating Evangel 102-49 on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the UCM Multipurpose Building.  The Jennies (3-0) hit 60.3% of their shots and had …

Kristensen highlights D2CCA All-Region honors

Jennies soccer redshirt freshman forward Julia Kristensen was voted as the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Central Region Player of the Year.  In her first full …

Mules receive 13 All-MIAA mentions

A first-team mention for redshirt junior defensive lineman Dave Olajiga highlighted Mules football’s 13 All-MIAA honors.  Olajiga was the lone UCM athlete to be named to the first-team. …

Hanson qualifies for NCAA Championships

Warrensburg High School 2018 graduate Marquette Hanson received an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships from the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross …

Johnston finishes as runner-up at Grand View Open

Knob Noster 2021 graduate Conner Johnston highlighted Mules wrestling at the Grand View Open on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Ignit Sports and Fitness Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Central Missouri …

Jennies volleyball misses DII Tournament

Jennies volleyball did not receive a selection to the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament.  Central Missouri learned the fate of its season late Sunday, Nov. 13. The release came after …

Mules lose both Weekend Classic games

Mules basketball remains in search of its first win of the season after dropping both of its Weekend Classic contests on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 at the UCM Multipurpose …

Jennies stung by Hornets in regional’s second round

WARRENSBURG — Neither Central Missouri or Emporia State found the net in the first half NCAA Division II Central Regional’s second round on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the South Recreation …

Jennies open season with two wins

Jennies basketball began its 2022-23 slate with a trip to Moorhead, Minnesota for  the NSIC/MIAA Regional Challenge on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 at Minnesota State …

Mules football falls in season's finale

Mules football’s season reached an end with a 13-10 loss to Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Chad Richison Stadium in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Central Missouri’s offense found …

Holden powers through to clinch district title

HOLDEN — The fourth quarter belonged to Holden.  After back-and-forth action with Pembroke Hill through the third, the Eagles took control of their own destiny in the final frame of the …

Jennies soccer nets five goals in regional opener

WARRENSBURG — Central Missouri women’s soccer didn't waste time establishing itself as the aggressor in a 5-0 win over Southwestern Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA DIvision II …

Poe repeats as POWRi Super Stock champion

After winning the inaugural POWRi Super Stock national title last year, Knob Noster’s Aaron Poe and his racing crew tore the No. 45 car to the ground for a rebuild.  In doing so, Poe …

Mules basketball's opening weekend altered

Mules basketball’s opening game has been pushed back a day.  Due to winter weather in North Dakota, Minot State is unable to make it to Warrensburg for their matchup that was slated for …

Holden eyes shot at district championship

HOLDEN — While Eagles football stayed dry at home awaiting its rescheduled district semifinal, Pembroke Hill paid Holden a favor.  The No. 5 Raiders upset No. 1 St. Michael the …

Jennies volleyball swept by Gorillas in MIAA quarterfinal

Jennies volleyball’s trip to the MIAA Volleyball Championships in St. Joseph reached an end after a single match.  The No. 3 seeded Jennies were swept by No. 6 Pittsburg State 25-18, …

Holden receives four All-State mentions

Holden softball collected the lone area All-State recognitions from the Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Eagles had four mentions on the Class 3 list, including first team …

Spring signs with Kansas City

Holden senior shortstop Kimmie Spring signed her letter of intent to play NCAA Division I softball at University of Missouri Kansas City on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Holden High School, according to her …

Wilhelm runner-up in Gulf South Conference

Knob Noster 2021 grad Sam Wilhelm finished second in the Gulf South Conference Cross Country Championships.  The University of Alabama Huntsville sophomore finished the 8K race (4.97 miles) …
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