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The Hamilton Hornets traveled to Princeton to take on the Tigers in the Class 1 District Championship Game on Friday, November 13.  The Hornets came away with a 10 - 6 victory and became the 2020 District Champions. Photo by Joel McBee
by Allen Gentry The Penney High Hornets traveled to Princeton on Friday, Nov. 13th, to face the Princeton Tigers with Mercer for the Class 1, District 7 Championship, and a date in the State Quarterfinals on November 21st. Everybody knew it was going to be bad luck for one team, being Friday the...
The firearms deer season got underway this weekend with dry warm conditions. The opening of the fall firearms season means the first half of the archery deer season has concluded. A quick look at the totals shows that 55,288 deer were taken by archers in the Sept. 15 – Nov. 13 portion of the...
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After a run of unseasonably warm weather, it looks like a pretty average November forecast for firearms deer hunters on Saturday November 14. Deer activity has been slowed down by abnormally warm weather the last couple of weeks, hampering the best laid plans of archery deer hunters in the Show Me...
Front Row L. to R.:#14 Morgan Hartley, #11 Anisten Houghton, #33 Hayleigh Huff, #7 Brighton Swindler, #35 Olivia Edwards, #16 Josie Morgan, #10 Mary Brown. Back Row L. to R.: assistant coach Ashlyn Demint, #5 Lakelyn Shatto, #27 Christina Gray, #12 Madi Allen, #26 Julia Kanoy, #19 Amelia Pingleton, #4 Andee Angle, head coach Jim Dickey. Picture by Joel McBee
In 2011, coach Jim Dickey led the Penney High Lady Hornets to a 3rd Place finish in Class 2. In 2020, coach Dickey led Hamilton to their best finish in softball history when they made it to the Class 2 State Championship game. It wasn't an easy road. First, the number 3 seed Hornets defeated the...
Another October has flown by. November is a good month in its own right, but I'm always a little reluctant to see October go. With the turning of the calendar, the fall turkey firearms season came to an end. How did the season go? Well, the MDC harvest reports page indicates that we have reached a...
On Sunday, November 1, Missouri's quail season will open. Excited bird dogs will jump out of their dog boxes to the sound of equally excited hunters sliding shells into their shotguns and as they pull on their blaze orange vests and caps. Opening day is a big deal for the hunters and the dogs as...
Fall is here and it’s time to head out for your favorite fall activity. If at all possible, try to make time to take a young person squirrel hunting. This is the best introduction that you can have as a young person to hunting, safe gun handling and woodsmanship. A successful squirrel hunt also...
Missouri's archery deer and turkey season has opened on the 15th of September for enough years now that it almost feels normal. The season traditionally opened on the first of October, until the decision was made to add 15 days on the front end of the season in an effort to harvest more antlerless...
This is a column about outdoor related things. This week I'm not discussing the latest seasonal plant or wild creature to be on the look out for. Gaiter sounds a little like gator I know, but the kind I'm writing about isn’t wildlife. I had just pulled up by the entrance to Midwest Central Outdoor...
Quiz question: What is the largest genus of fish in North America? (Remember, from your biology classes that genus is a principle taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family). If you said “Notropis” you would be correct. Notropis are basically what we call minnows. There are about...

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