The Eldon Mustangs opened regular season conference play with a 76-73 loss to the Hallsville Indians Jan. 20. The two teams played a remarkably close game that came down to the final, bizarre and somewhat controversial seconds.
The Camdenton Laker wrestling team continued their strong season with a 46-25 win over the Waynesville Tigers Friday after falling behind early to their rival.
Despite the festivities of Courtwarming which saw Connor Brenneman and Taylor Hayes receive the crowns signifying the respect and dignity of their classmates, not much else went well in Osage’s 74-44 loss to Eugene Friday.
The Osage Lady Indians protected their home turf by winning the School of the Osage Basketball Tournament with a week that featured four games in six days.
Senior Osage wrestlers had their final home match in the Heritage Gymnasium in Lake Ozark Thursday, Jan. 22 against the Boonville Pirates and they earned a resounding 55-19 win. However, it was mostly the underclassmen who did the heavy lifting.
The Eldon Mustangs have had a brutal marathon of a schedule this season. They continued that trend before heading into conference play with an appearance in the Smith-Cotton McDonalds’s Basketball Classic last week.
The sign of a well-conditioned basketball team is consistent performance. A team that can sprint as quickly from tipoff to the final buzzer has a huge advantage over one that cannot.
After a disappointing finish at the Stover Tournament, the Osage Indians took out their frustrations on the Buffalo Bison to the tune of a lopsided 63-34 victory Jan. 13.
In addition to Eldon’s team victories, two of Eldon’s best basketball teammates were named the players of the Stover Tournament.
For at least the third year in a row, a Lady Laker soccer player will go on to play the sport at the college level.
The 2015 MFA Oil-Break Time Shootout on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Mizzou Arena will match top high school basketball teams from the state of Missouri.
Boys and girls teams overcome rivals for first place
After the dust settled in Stover Saturday night, the Eldon Mustangs had two new pieces of hardware for their trophy case.
This week from Monday to Saturday, Eldon, Versailles and the School of the Osage basketball teams will compete in the Stover Basketball Tournament.
Rhine breaks 30-point mark again
The Eldon Lady Mustangs returned from the holiday break in fine fashion Friday night with a 69-38 win against the Russellville Lady Indians in dominating fashion.
In the Dec. 31 issue, The Lake Today’s Travis Zimpfer revealed his top sports moments in 2014. Now, he shares his top 10 sports photos taken in Lake Area athletics last year.
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