'We finally did it': Canton captures first state title in program history
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'We finally did it': Canton captures first state title in program history

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The final moments seemed like a blur to Olivia Jarvis. The groundball hit by Pilot Grove's Natalie Rentel hit her leg but ended up in her glove. She turned to her sister, Abby, playing first base for the Canton softball team. "That hit

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Gaus' homer sends Canton to Class 1 title game
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Gaus' homer sends Canton to Class 1 title game

Katie Gaus kept her approach simple when she dug into the batter's box in the top of the sixth inning. "I just wanted to turn things around," the left fielder for the Canton softball team said. "I wanted to get us going."

Canton finally breaks through to title game on third try
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Canton finally breaks through to title game on third try

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Canton softball team is used to making trips in late October to the Class 1 state tournament. The Tigers, however, are in uncharted territory after beating North Harrison 4-2 in Friday's state semifinal game at the Killian Softball

Missouri State Softball Tournament: Class 1 Capsules
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Missouri State Softball Tournament: Class 1 Capsules

Here's a capsule look at the teams competing in the Class 1 state softball tournament this weekend.

Three coaching changes haven't kept Canton from succeeding
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Three coaching changes haven't kept Canton from succeeding

CANTON, Mo. -- Olivia Jarvis, Brianna Caldwell and Katie Gaus have had an offseason routine of individual workouts and playing travel softball for the past four years. Meeting a new coach also became part of that routine.

Sixth-inning power show sinks Palmyra in Class 2 quarterfinal
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Sixth-inning power show sinks Palmyra in Class 2 quarterfinal

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- The score was tied 1-1 entering the sixth inning, but it seemed like only a matter of time before the power of the Bowling Green lineup would make an impact. Three home runs by the Bobcats blew the game open, and Bowling Green held o

Jarvis sisters fuel rally that sends Canton to state tournament
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Jarvis sisters fuel rally that sends Canton to state tournament

SALISBURY, Mo. -- Olivia Jarvis saw her opportunity. She noticed the shortstop was keeping her near second base, and the third baseman was playing for a bunt. The Canton softball senior decided it was a chance to make a play

Canton powers way past Gallatin into quarterfinals
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Canton powers way past Gallatin into quarterfinals

Abby Hultz wasn't sure where her flyball to left field was going to land. That's why the Canton third baseman was shocked to see the softball end up on the other side of the fence.

Wilson delivers in final home game, sends Palmyra to quarters
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Wilson delivers in final home game, sends Palmyra to quarters

Palmyra senior catcher Brooke Wilson got the opportunity to play one last game Wednesday night at Flower City Park. She delivered with three RBIs to help the Palmyra softball team beat North Callaway 7-1 in the Class 2 sectional.

Striking Gold: Comstock fans 14 for Palmyra in district title game
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Striking Gold: Comstock fans 14 for Palmyra in district title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Alana Comstock consistently threw the best pitch of the day to the Highland hitters on Monday. Strike one. Comstock threw a first-pitch strike to 20 of the 30 batters she faced, and she struck out 14 for the Palmyra softball team in a 3