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On a drizzling, misty night the top-seeded Fair Grove soccer team and second-seeded New Covenant went through two halves without scoring. In the overtime period, however, the Eagles caught a break when New Covenant was charged with a penalty.

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The Skyline football team easily won its first game of the Class 1, District 2 tournament 62-12 over Ash Grove on Friday, Oct. 26. The Tigers scored a touchdown just 17 seconds into the first quarter, and they never gave up their lead throughout the rest of the match.

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Buffalo coach Ed Phillips has been right about a lot of things this year, but no “righter” than last week when he said School of the Osage was a lot better than its 1-8 record showed. 

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Buffalo’s girls cross country team had a good year, winning several meets, but came up short in the Class 3, District 6 meet Oct. 27 at Hollister. The team finished fourth, but they needed to place in the top two to advance to the state cross country meet.

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The Skyline cross country team ran its last regular season meet of the year at the Montrose Invitational on Oct. 17. The varsity girls finished second as a team. Justin Barb finished number one in the girls race, with Breanna James placing ninth, Elyssa Converse 16th, Emma Cunningham 17th an…

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In what was a great basketball ... er, rather football ... game Friday night, Skyline racked up 64 points in a 64-44 win over Warsaw in the last regular season game of the year. The second-seeded Tigers will host seventh-seeded Ash Grove this Friday in the opening round of the Class 1, Distr…

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Buffalo’s volleyball team finished in second place in the newly formed Ozark Mountain Conference, barely behind champion El Dorado Springs. The Lady Bison’s season ended Monday night, however, with a loss to California in the opening round of the district tournament.

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Buffalo’s girls cross country team continued to be impressive, winning the Reeds Spring meet on Oct. 18. They accomplished this despite Reeds Spring switching girls and boys start times 12 minutes before the race.

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In March the Buffalo Parks Advisory Committee proposed a nine-hole disc golf course at the city park. The course was readily approved and installed. Like Alderman Scott Decker assured the board, the baskets are spread across the hilly park and have a small enough footprint to not disrupt oth…

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Justine Barb of Skyline won Mid-Lakes Conference girls cross country meet with a time of 21:06 minutes, a new personal record for her. Barb has medaled in all eight races this year so far. She won the Pleasant Hope meet and “has been rewriting the Skyline record books with every race,” accor…

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El Dorado Springs (7-1) continues moving forward as the Dogs held off Skyline 28-24, Friday Oct. 12 on homecoming night. The Bulldogs are enjoying the best season of the Coach Derek Scroggins era as they continue to hold on to second place in the district standings, which would give them a h…

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Macks Creek’s softball swamped Newburg 17-2 in four innings in the opening round of the Class 1 softball tournament at Richland, but fell to top-seeded Crocker 10-0 in six innings in the semifinals. The Lady Pirates finished the season with a 10-14 record.

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The Buffalo Lady Bison golf team wrapped up its season on Monday, Oct. 1 at the district tournament, which was held in Eldon. The Lady Bison highlights from the season were as follows:

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Fair Grove’s boys soccer team is seeded #1 in the Class 1, District 6 Soccer Tournament that starts Monday, Oct. 22 at the Cooper Sports Complex in Springfield. The team’s record is 14-5-1.

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Emily Rice started out the game with a single in the top of the first inning, but that was the only hit allowed by Bolivar pitcher Katie Brooks as the Lady Liberators shut out the Lady Bison 11-0 in the opening round of the Class 3, District 11 softball tournament Wednesday at Rogersville.

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Buffalo’s girls cross country team won the Ozark Mountain Conference meet that was held in Buffalo on Oct. 9. The top runner was from Warsaw, but Buffalo had the numbers - the Lady Bison won five of the top nine positions.

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Following a tight opening quarter, Strafford shifted to high gear and rolled past Skyline 38-14 Friday night in a Mid-Lakes Conference football game at Urbana. The Indians are now 6-1 overall and 2-1 in conference and will play at Forsyth this Friday in their final conference game. 

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Fair Grove’s state-ranked football team traveled to Butler Friday night and led 40-0 at the half. The Eagles cruised to a 46-6 win, improving their record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-Lakes Conference. They won the conference championship with a victory over Strafford last week.

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Fair Grove’s boys soccer team has an outstanding 13-5-1 record this year and has been breaking individual records at the same time. Senior Maicol Newkirk has set a Fair Grove career record with 97 goals, and also has the single season record of 34 goals this year.

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It’s district tournament time for softball, and sixth-seeded Buffalo begins play today (Wednesday) against third-seeded Bolivar at Logan-Rogersville High School. It’s a tough district in that none of the six teams had losing records, at least at the time of the seeding meeting.

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Buffalo’s volleyball team did well in conference last week, beating El Dorado Springs and Warsaw. But then they went 0-3-1 in the Willard Tournament over the weekend.

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Despite not having anybody in the top five, Buffalo’s girls cross country team won second place at the Buffalo Invitational Thursday. That’s because the Lady Bison captured seven of the next nine places at the meet, which was won by Hollister.

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In what was mostly a defensive battle, the Fair Grove Eagles managed to edge rival Strafford 17-14 Friday night to win the Mid-Lakes Conference championship in front of an overflow crowd. They were both 5-0 going into the contest, with Fair Grove being 3-0 in league play and Strafford 2-0.

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Skyline’s football team had to go into overtime Friday night to defeat previously unbeaten Summit Christian Academy 30-28 at Lee’s Summit. Following the victory, both teams are 4-1 on the season, and Skyline is 2-1 in the Mid-Lakes Conference.

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The biggest game of the year so far will take place Friday at Fair Grove when the Eagles will host their biggest rival, the Strafford Indians. Both teams are 5-0 and undefeated in Mid-Lake Conference play. 

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Buffalo’s volleyball team split a couple of Ozark Mountain Conference games last week, losing at Butler on Sept. 18 and defeating Sherwood at home on Sept. 20. The Lady Bison are now 8-4-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

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Buffalo’s football team, which has scored at least 20 points in every game, has really ramped it up the last two weeks, averaging nearly 50 points per outing. On Friday the Bison swamped Warsaw 51-12 after racing to a 28-0 halftime lead.