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Chadwick and Miller Highlight Ticket Punching Weekend
Miller Goes Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back It was championship night across small school girls basketball and we returned to Marionville for the rematch between Miller and Marionville. The two teams met 10 days earlier where Miller emerged victorious 53-46. Miller dominated most of that game behind tremendous defense and the ability to limit Comet Star Lucy Newberry to…

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Providence Uses Huge Third Quarter for Championship/Graves Dominates as RUSH Takes Gold
The regular season is quickly approaching its close but we had one more in season tournament we had to hit before we got ready to crown conference champions and prepared for district time. We were in Joplin for the conclusion of the McAuley Catholic Mercy/Warrior Classic. Third place action was fierce with Lamar girls taking…

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Feeling Frisy: Deacon Fris Uses Heroic Fourth Quarter to Claim Millers First MIT Championship Since 2009
Its championship day in the heart of Lawrence County as the Miller Cardinals took on the Billings Wildcats for the Miller Tournament championship. After a thrilling third place game that saw Galena edge out Jasper, Miller was looking for their first MIT championship since 2009. Owen Weiss got a good start to the mission as…

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Miller and Billings Use Big Fourth Quarters to Set up Miller Tournament Championship
Cardinals Use Big Fourth Quarter to Advance to Championship We returned to the hardwood as we stopped by the Miller Invitational Tournament for their semifinal day of action as Miller took on Galena after junior guard Jarod Lung’s 30 point explosion Tuesday Night. Miller used Lungs' 30 piece to defeat Gloria Deo ahead of Galena…

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District Recaps: Verona Upset of Pierce City Highlights Day 1 of Class 2 District 12 Quarters
Verona and Pierce City kicked off our action Monday night in the 4-5 showdown where the Verona Wildcats were upset hungry. Verona sophomore Jessy Gamel was on fire early getting 10 second quarter points as the fifth seeded Wildcats led 27-23 at the break. Strong play from Verona and good shooting from Gamel allowed them…

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Just Compete: A Writers View What Separates Good From Great
Small schools are notorious for peaks and valleys as its nearly impossible to maintain high levels of success without some decline or a “rebuild”. A rouge Facebook post really got me thinking about why some programs continue to rebuild and reload and why some programs go from multiple successful years in a row to struggling…

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