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MO State Parks Closing for Special Hunts

Seven state parks in Missouri—including Crowder outside Trenton, Pershing near Laclede, and Watkins Woolen Mill State Park at Kearney—will close to the public Dec. 13-14, during which time managed deer hunts will take place. While hunting is typically not permitted in our state parks, the Missouri DNR supports these special hunts, intended to help keep the population of deer down so that park resources are not overly damaged by them. 

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Bulldogs Open Season with Double Win Over Panthers

Note: Due to our holiday press schedule, this sports story will not be in this week’s print North Missourian.

Gallatin opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a pair of wins over Pattonsburg, but it didn’t come easy for the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top, 74-63, but they needed a 29-point fourth quarter to put the game away.

The lead switched hands several times in the early

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Elks Hoop Shoot Set for Dec. 6

The Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin, and will feature girls and boys competition at three different grade levels.

Contestant age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2015. The groups are 8-9-year-olds, 10-11-year-olds and 12-13-year-olds.

Winners from the local level advance to the Lodge Contest to be held Dec. 13 at

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Competitive Drive Will Fuel Senior-Led Bulldog Squad

After being turned away during the final weeks of the last two seasons, expect Gallatin’s boys to again challenge for supremacy in the Grand River Conference.

The Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons with four starters returning to lead another drive toward post season advancement in Class 2. Gallatin finished just four points shy of a district title last March, falling to East Buchanan, 41-37, in the championship

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GHS Ready for Final Season with Coach, Four-Year Starters

The longest tenured head coach in the history of Gallatin High School athletics is getting ready for his last season on the hardwood floor.

Coach Rick Lin inherited a 19-7 team from Coach Kevin Nichols in 1992-93. In his first season he led the Lady Bulldogs to a 21-5 mark. Since then, Gallatin’s girls have added 10 more 20-win campaigns, with only four losing seasons, and averaged nearly 19

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Missouri Needs One More Win for SEC East Title

by Benjamin Herrold

In the fourth quarter of Missouri’s game at Tennessee last Saturday, the Tigers were clinging to a 16-13 lead and facing a third-and-eight at their own 28-yard line. The crowd of nearly 96,000 had been hot all night, cheering and singing “Rocky Top” with vigor.

The crowd was thunderous, willing the Volunteer defense to make the stop, the sound echoing out of the massive, 93-year-old stadium,

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Shooting for Stars — Moore on Target for National Team

Nathan Moore, 15, of Pattonsburg will be one out of 500 youth from across the country to attend National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., June 21-26, 2015.

This is only Nathan’s second year competing in 4-H Shooting Sports through Harrison County. Last year Nathan did okay in a few of his shoots, but didn’t do very well at state competition. He had some problems with his bow.

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Special Awards Highlight R-5 Fall Sports Banquet

Gallatin R-5 players, coaches, parents and friends fought off the chill of a cold autumn night with warm remembrances from successful fall athletic endeavors.

Janet Rhoades welcomed the crowd on behalf of the GHS Booster Club. Mark Corwin gave the invocation prior to the meal. R-5 Athletic Director Rick Lin served as master of ceremonies.

Head softball coach Chad Sullenger introduced members of the Lady Bulldog team that finished 19-5

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Garnett Earns Top Career Finish on PGA Tour

Gallatin native Brice Garnett shot a round of 66 on Sunday to finish sixth in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Garnett, in his sophomore season on the PGA Tour, moved up six spots with six birdies on Sunday after rounds of 66, 68 and a 71 on Saturday. With the top ten finish, he moves up to 43rd place in FedEx Cup points.


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