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Today's Sports

  • Yellow Jackets fall on the road...

    Coalfield head coach Keith Henry knew going into Friday night’s non-region battle at Marion County that the Yellow Jackets had to contain Warrior signal caller Toney Sampson if they wanted to leave Jasper with a win.

    Coalfield did that at times, but Sampson made enough big plays to lead the Warriors to a 26-16 victory on homecoming night at Marion County.

  • Bulldogs end six season drought...

    As the Wartburg Bulldogs attempt to put years of losing behind them, they have the opportunity to do something special each week.

    Last Friday night at Sunbright, they accomplished two feats that they have not been able to do since 2012. Not only was the 58-14 rout of Sunbright their first victory against the Tigers in six seasons, it was also the first time the Bulldogs have won back-to-back games since 2012.

  • Wartburg Middle comes out on top...

    Last Thursday’s game between the Wartburg Middle School Bulldogs and the visiting Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets came down to a single score, with the Bulldogs taking the game 6-0 for their second consecutive win against the Yellow Jackets.

    “I’m proud of my guys,” Wartburg head coach Chase Slaven said. “It’s easy to lose those games to rival schools when it’s so close and they came out and battled.”

  • Oakdale shows improvement in...

    On Thursday night, the Lady Blue Devils of Harriman High School travelled the short trip up the road to Oakdale High School to face the Lady Eagles in a volleyball match.

    Despite a valiant effort by the Lady Eagles, the Lady Blue Devils were able to pick up all three sets on the night to pick up the match victory over Oakdale. This comes just two days after the Lady Devils took a victory from the Lady Wildcats of Monterey High School on Tuesday night.

  • Coalfield sweeps Oakdale in...

    The Coalfield Lady Jackets had the unique opportunity to play in front of the entire student body last Tuesday in the school’s first ever day volleyball match against the Oakdale Lady Eagles and did not disappoint. The Lady Jackets absolutely dominated and won the match in straight sets by large margins.

    “There was a lot of preparation for it, but it went well and it was nice to have a packed gym for these girls,” Coalfield head coach Jessica Lowe said. “It was a lot of fun.”

  • Wartburg’s win-streak comes to...

    Last Tuesday was a weird night for the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs before their doubleheader against Van Buren County even started.

    Wartburg Central High School had to be evacuated during warmups due to a bomb threat and the match was moved down the road to Coalfield School.

    Maybe it was the location change, but for whatever reason the Lady Bulldogs never really got going and lost their first two games of the year in six quick sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-10 and 25-9, 25-15, 25-19) to the visiting Lady Eagles.

  • Harriman dominates second half...

    A big offensive second half for the Blue Devils proved to be too much for Sunbright as Harriman defeated the Tigers by a final score of 49-6 on Friday evening in Region 2-A football.

    Sunbright took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards downfield on 11 plays. Harriman was plagued with four penalties as the defense seemed to shoot themselves in the foot every time they had an opportunity to stop the Tigers offense.

  • Coalfield goes 3-0 against...

    With last Friday night’s 41-0 win against the Oakdale Eagles, the Coalfield Jackets have now gone undefeated against county rivals for eight consecutive seasons.

    Oakdale never quit, but the Eagles were clearly outmatched by Coalfield’s varsity and did not have the stamina left by the time Coalfield head coach Keith Henry started rotating the Yellow Jackets’ JV in.

  • Middle School Tigers run away...

    The Sunbright Middle School Tigers rushed for 400 yards Thursday evening and in the process ran away with a 42-16 victory over visiting Winfield.

    “I’m proud of my kids,” Sunbright head coach Joe Kent said. “That’s not a bad football team. We just came out, executed and ran the football well.”

    The duo of Jonah Freels and Landon Hudgins did most of the damage on the ground for the Tigers. Freels ran the ball 14 times for 256 yards with three TDs while Hudgens added 105 yards and three scored on nine carries.

  • Lady Bulldogs improve to 4-0 in...

    After only winning two games all last season, the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs are off to a 4-0 start with last Tuesday’s sweep of the Oakdale Lady Eagles (25-17, 25-17, 25-9).

    Wartburg head coach Jessica Webb could not be prouder of the work the Lady Bulldogs have put in during practice to dominate the way they have so far.

    “Every practice, we’ve picked something to focus on and we just drill it, drill it, drill it,” she said. “It’s paying off for us.”