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GHS basketball girls honored on 20th anniversary

Members of the 1995-96 Gallatin Lady Bulldog Class 1state runner-up team were honored Saturday night at the MSHSAA Basketball Championships in Columbia.

Team members present were, front row, from left: Cindy(Critten) O’Rourke, Andi (Wilkinson) Lockridge, Amanda (Dixon) Shubert, Natalie (Bird) Salmon, and Sara (Strasser) Mach; back row: Coach Kevin Hixson, Coach Rick Lin, Jill (Wilkinson) Steward, Miranda (Eaton) Ball, Joanna (Hemry) Bird, Kim (Sweatman) Johnson, Devin Hamilton and Kristen Ellis.

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GHS sports banquet moved to Tuesday

Due to a conflict with the date of the KAAN All-Star Basketball Banquet, Gallatin’s Winter Sports Banquet has been moved from next Wednesday to Tuesday, March 22.

There will be a meal, with beginning at 6 p.m

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HDC All-Conference

Girls (* denotes unanimous choice)

*Bailey Owens Jr. Mercer
*Nicole Kost Jr. Mercer
*Lindsay Wyatt Jr. Mercer
*Hailey Craig Sr. North Harrison
*Haleigh Plymell Sr. Pattonsburg
*Kaytlyn Barnes Sr. Winston
*Abby Wells Sr. Grundy County
*Matana Munday Jr. Grundy County
Payton Craig So. North Harrison
Darrian Carey Sr. Gilman City

Honorable Mention Girls

Emily Milazzo Sr. Grundy County
Brandy Rivet So. North Harrison
Sophie Pliley Fr. Winston
Saige Holmes Sr.

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Stanberry heads back to Columbia after tripping up Redbirds, 47-41

The Stanberry Bulldogs are back in the Class 1 Final Four for the third time in four years.

The Bulldogs remained unbeaten on the season and punched their ticket to Thursday’s state semifinal round with a hard fought 47-41 victory over Winston in a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal at Bishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph. The Redbirds, last year’s Class 1 runner-up, exited the season at 29-1.


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 Redbirds well represented on District 14 basketball honor rolls

Class 1, All-District 14 basketball honor squads have been released and Winston High School dominates both girls and boys lists.

Senior Kaytln Barnes and freshman Sophie Pliley have been named to the 10-player girls’ honor squad. Barnes averaged 12 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Lady Redbirds. Pliley averaged 10 points, three assists and 2.5 steals for Winston.

Seniors Jordan Leonard and Tye Uthe, along with junior Craig

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Only unbeaten teams in Class 1 ready to do battle….again

Saturday’s matchup in the Class 1 Quarterfinal at Bishop LeBlond High School in St. Joseph is indeed a rarity, and promises everything a high school basketball fan could want.

Ty Uthe pulls down an offensive rebound during Tuesday night’s Class 1 sectional against the Hardin-Central Bulldogs.

With sixteen Class 1 districts scattered around the state, it’s rare that the top two ranked teams would meet so soon on the same

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Norborne advances to quarterfinals despite career night from WHS freshman

Sophie Pliley may have been the shortest, and youngest player on the court Tuesday night at Liberty North High School, but she put up big numbers for the Winston Lady Redbirds. It just wasn’t enough to offset a hot hand by Norborne’s Megan Mertensmeyer.

Sophie Pliley sprints ahead of Norborne defenders for a layup during Tuesday night’s Class 1 sectional at Liberty North High School.

Mertensmeyer connected on five three-pointers,

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Three from GHS on All-District 16 honor squads

Gallatin R-5 is represented by three players on the Class 2, All-District 16 honor list.

Seniors Bailey Maxwell and Harris Cameron and sophomore Jett Simmons have been selected for all-district honors by D16 coaches.

Maxwell led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring this season with a 10-point average. She averaged 4.5 rebounds per game and 2.5 steals.

Cameron averaged 18.7 points per game for the Bulldogs and 10.1 rebounds. He wrapped

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Redbirds choke Tiger offense for 56-18 district title win

The DeKalb Tigers came out showing great patience on offense on Saturday afternoon. It was a luxury they soon could not afford.

Winston surged to a double digit lead in the first quarter of the Class 1, District 14 championship game at DeKalb High School, and ended up burying the host Tigers, 56-18, for their second straight district title.

Along the way, the #2 state-ranked Redbirds held the Tigers to

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