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Bearcats put Northwest Missouri in national spotlight

Undefeated and top-seeded Northwest Missouri State earned a bye in the first round of the NCAA Division II Super Division 3 football playoffs. The Bearcats will host the winner of Emporia State-Minnesota Duluth at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Bearcat Stadium.

Northwest won its fourth straight MIAA title this season, going 11-0 during

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GHS athletes receive awards, including 28 Academic All-Conference

Successful fall sports seasons took the spotlight Monday at the Bulldog Pride Fall Athletic Awards Night, highlighting GHS accomplishments by cheerleaders, girls golf, softball and football teams.

Athletic Director Barron Gann served as master of ceremonies. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Copple congratulated all student-athletes for their endeavors and announced that a traveling trophy has been established

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Bulldogs land eight on All-GRC East Football Team

Gallatin’s 2016 All-Grand River Conference football honorees are, front row, from left: Caleb Boyd, Cole McBee, Wyatt Bird and Adrian Hernandez; back row: Michael McLey, Graydee Rains, Chad Walker and Colin Beck. (Photo by Amy McNeely)

Gallatin’s recently completed 5-2 Grand River Conference football campaign paid off with 13 spots on the 2016 GRC

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Austin Rhoades, Coach Keller go on to state — pace picks up for cross country

By T.L. Huffman

When music teacher Zach Keller began teaching at Winston R-6 in 2013, he introduced the students to his favorite sport, cross country running.

A freshman, Austin Rhoades signed up for the three mile race that year, along with two other boys and one girl. But by the end of the year the

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Friday Night Lights

There’s nothing like high school football on a crisp October night in small town, America. Last Friday proved to be no exception despite the upset of Gallatin’s Bulldogs by the visiting Putnam County Midgets. Although the loss was to a team Gallatin defeated by 23 points just two weeks ago and ended a 5-game

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Midgets stand tall in 16-14 district upset of Bulldogs

Patrick McNickle and Michael McLey wrap up Putnam County’s Tanner Bondy.

There was no sign of panic on the Gallatin sideline near the end of Friday night’s district opener but when Putnam County’s Tanner Bondy took the ball three times for a first down at the Bulldog one-yard line, there was finally resignation and

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106 teams to play in 12th Annual High School Holiday Hoops

In less than two months, a total of 106 high school basketball teams will tip off the 12th Annual High School Holiday Hoops. A total of 59 high schools from Missouri and Iowa are scheduled to participate in the 2016 event to once again be held on the campus of North Central Missouri College in

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Top Dog! Gallatin takes down GRC champ Trenton, 35-21

Five game win streak on the line Friday

An area newspaper’s pre-season coach’s poll picked Gallatin to finish last in the Grand River Conference. Someone forgot to tell Gallatin players and coaches.

In their final regular season home game, the Gallatin Bulldogs pulled the upset of the year in the GRC, defeating first-year member Trenton,

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Post season softball honors to four Lady Bulldogs

Gallatin’s district champion softball team drew four all-district honors from the recently completed six-team tournament.

Post season honorees, left to right, are Kelsey Maxwell, All-District 12; Sami Boyd, All-GRC first team, All-Region first team and All-District 12; Aubrey Feiden, All-GRC honorable mention and All-District 12; and Karley Salmon, All-GRC second team, All-Region second team, and

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Lady Bulldogs put successful golf season in the books

Gallatin’s Lady Bulldog golf squad recently enjoyed one of the best seasons on record at GHS. The Lady Bulldogs were Grand River Conference champions, district runners up, sectional runnersup and finished seventh in the Class 1 state tournament.

Individually, four girls finished in the top ten in conference — Taylor Rardon (3rd), Megan Cox (5th),

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Records smashed and gashed in GRC football contest

Polo Panther football game scores continue to amaze.

The Panthers held on to defeat Princeton last Friday night, 80-73. The combined 153 points fell just two points short of the MSHSAA state record of 155 points set by Owensiville and St. James on Oct. 7, 2011.

The two teams combined for 1,593 yards…797 by Polo

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Panther varsity wins, 84-82; football future looks bright

Friday night’s officials at Pattonsburg may have gotten tired raising their hands in the air. In a game featuring 24 total touchdowns, the Panthers had the last word when Cole Dilley ran 17 yards to the end zone in the final quarter to lift his team to an 84-82 victory over Kansas City East Christian

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Gallatin hosts Knox County tonight (Wednesday) in sectional softball

Gallatin’s Lady Bulldogs pose with their Class 1, District 12 championship plaque following Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Green City in the district title game. Gallatin hosts Knox County today (Wednesday) in the sectional round. The winner advances to the state quarterfinal round on Saturday against either Salisbury or LaPlata. If Gallatin and LaPlata both

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GHS girls seventh at Class 1 golf championships

Gallatin’s Lady Bulldog golf squad received a royal send-off Sunday morning as they left for the Class 1 state tournament. Heading to Bloomfield for competition were Coach Cindy Boles, Megan Cox, Taylor Rardon, Taylor Sloan, Kaitlyn Bird and Kelli Lynch. (Photo by Kelly Walker).

Gallatin Lady Bulldog golfers wrapped up their season Tuesday with

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Winston Friday Night Hoops returns Friday

“Friday Night Hoops” returns to Winston High School gym on Friday, Oct. 14. There will be a chili dog dinner at the school, with serving from 5:45 to 8 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for grades 7-12, and PK-6th grade free.

Following is the schedule of events:

6 p.m. North: Pre-school and kindergarteners;

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Win streaks collide when Bulldogs meet Bulldogs

Noah Engle drags down a Putnam County runner during Friday night’s 41-18 Bulldog victory. Engel finished with 11 total tackles for Gallatin. (Photo courtesy of Remington Shots Photography).

Which Bulldog will growl the loudest? It’s safe to say that Friday’s football matchup between Gallatin and Trenton is the biggest game of the season, thus

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Bulldogs hunt for fourth straight win against surging Putnam County

Corbin Toney and Graydee Rains team up to stop Princeton’s Calvin Berwanger.

Third and long proved to be the rule and not the exception for both Gallatin and Princeton last Friday night. Both offenses sputtered and died multiple times for want of a first down.

The Bulldogs struggled for more than two quarters but

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NW Force finishes second in Leon, Ia., tournament

The NW Force softball team started its fall schedule with a second place finish at the 2016 BTC AYBC Halloween Bash held in Leon, Iowa. NW Force fell to Marceline Thunder, 1-0, in the championship game.

Team members pictured are, front row, from left, Maleeah Bliley, Conception; Alayna Williams, Lathrop; Delaney Wolf, Barnard; AnnaBelle

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Lady Bulldog softball team recognized at half time

The 2006 Gallatin Lady Bulldog softball team was honored Friday night during Homecoming half time ceremonies. The squad finished 12-2, co-GRC and district champions.

Coaches and team members shown are (maiden names): Coach Denise Ray, Coach Jeremy Hobbs, Jennifer Guffey, Dennelle Rhoades, Ashley Owens, Samantha Mott, Lacey Dixon, Shelby Chadwick, Carly Boyd, Nicole Everman

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Big blaze sparks Bulldog spirit rally

A large supportive crowd gathered around the bonfire in the GHS parking lot following the crowning of Homecoming royalty on the football field. Thursday’s rally kicked off 2016 Homecoming festivities leading up to Gallatin’s 21-6 victory over the Princeton Tigers.

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Missouri loses big in Death Valley

LSU’s Tiger Stadium is a special place, one of the country’s shrines to the grand sport of college football. You can feel the history, all those Saturday nights and big games. An epic tailgating scene surrounds the stadium. The fans, over 102,000 of them, thunder incredible amounts of noise down on the field and belt

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GHS girls qualify for MSHSAA Class 1 Golf Championships

Gallatin’s girls leapfrogged district champion Brookfield to finish second in Monday’s Class 1 sectional golf tournament held at Kirksville Country Club.

The Lady Bulldogs finished just two strokes behind Macon in 18-hole play and with their second place finish, qualify for next Monday’s MSHSAA Class 1 Golf Championships to be held on the par 72

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Softball focus switches to post season and D12 Tournament at Galt

Gallatin’s Lady Bulldogs absorbed the experience of playing against larger schools at Saturday’s Benton Softball Tournament. Unfortunately, they also absorbed four losses.

The Lady Bulldogs are now focused on the Class 1, District 12 Tournament at Grundy County (Galt) High School. Gallatin, the #1 seed, will face the winner of today’s (Wednesday) game between Linn

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Benton Tourney, Class 1 District 12 up next for GHS girls

Sami Boyd pitched her final home game for Gallatin on Tuesday.

Gallatin’s Lady Bulldogs outhit King City on Tuesday but came up on the short end of a 4-2 decision in the final home game of the season.

The Lady Wildkats did all their damage early, scoring twice in each of the first two

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Five Alive! GHS golfers move on to sectional round

For the second straight season, Gallatin’s girls have advanced to the MSHAA Class 1 golf sectional round.

The Lady Bulldogs combined for a total of 409 to finish second behind the defending district champion Brookfield girls, who shot 369, 12 strokes better than last year’s winning total. Trenton trailed in third place with a team

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