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In high school baseball Pilot Grove topped Smithton 10 – 0 yesterday. We appreciate Coach Richie Pond from Smithton sending that information.

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Norborne Pirate junior golf standout Ross Lyon is headed to the Class 1 state tournament in Nixa. Ross will tee off Monday (5/14) at Fremont Hills. The 36 hole state golf championship tournament is played Monday and Tuesday. Norborne AD Michael Lock will be calling in updates on how Ross does at state.

Mason Karnes a sophomore at Orrick shot a 92 at Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville and qualified for the Class 1 state tournament May 14-15 at Fremont Hills Golf Course in Nixa, Mo.  We appreciate Curtis Karnes sending that in.

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The sponsoring organization of the Chillicothe Mudcats, Grand River Entertainment, is looking for host families to house the players and coaches. The Chillicothe Mudcats are a wood bat collegiate baseball team, that begins playing near the end of May and their season continues through mid to late July. John Barnes is one of the host families. If you would like to know more about hosting a Mudcat player or coach, call John Barnes at 247-1900, Jennifer Reeter at 247-8143 or Liz Fectig at 752-5279

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North Central Missouri College in Trenton accepted the resignation of its women’s softball coach last week, and a regional search is underway to name a replacement. NCMC has a strong women’s softball tradition. The Lady Pirates have finished in second or third place in their Region 16 tournament many times and earned a trip to the NJCAA Division I National Softball Tournament in 2004. Thirty-four players in recent years have been named Academic All-Americans and several have continued their softball careers at four-year universities and into the coaching profession.

The softball coaching position is open immediately. It consists of head coach responsibilities for the softball program along with teaching in the physical education and health areas. It is a full-time tenure-track faculty position.

Interested persons should contact Donna Callihan, NCMC Human Resources Director, for application information at 660 359 3948 ext. 1502 or [email protected]

North Central Missouri College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, citizen status, ancestry, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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Will Middlebrooks belted two home runs last night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia also went deep for the Red Sox. Royals starter Jonathan Sanchez took the loss after giving up six runs in three-plus innings.

Lance Lynn earned his sixth win of the season last night in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 9-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lynn allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings for the Cardinals. Rafael Furcal, Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday, Allen Craig and David Freese each hit a homer for St. Louis.