Monroe City priming to make another postseason run
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Monroe City priming to make another postseason run

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Melissa Chinn didn't like what she saw from the Monroe City softball team at the Highland jamboree last weekend. She saw a team nervous to live up to expectations following a 19-7 season that resulted in a Class 2 district...

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Area softball preview: Capsule look at Northeast Missouri teams
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Area softball preview: Capsule look at Northeast Missouri teams

Here is a look at the area softball teams in Northeast Missouri ...

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Errors prove costly as Palmyra loses its opener

TROY, Mo. -- The Palmyra softball team allowed just one earned run, but errors hurt the Panthers as they fell to Columbia Hickman 5-0 Friday at the Troy Tournament. Hickman got on the board thanks to a three-run home run...

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Hannibal held to one hit in season opener

TROY, Mo. -- Josie Zeiger picked up the lone hit for the Hannibal softball team in Friday's 16-0 loss to Troy in the opening round of the Troy Tournament. The Trojans jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning...

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Jarvis tosses no-hitter as Canton rolls in season opener

CENTER, Mo. -- Olivia Jarvis threw a no-hitter as the Canton softball team rolled to a 19-0 victory over Mark Twain on Friday afternoon in the season opener. Canton grabbed the lead in the top half of the first inning on a two-run single...

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Cougars unable to make early lead last

TROY, Mo. -- An 2-1 lead was not enough as the Highland softball team suffered a 9-6 loss to Washington in its second game Friday at the Troy Tournament. A double from Becca Scott followed by a single from Brooke Miller gave the Cougars...

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Scott's blast carries Highland to first victory

TROY, Mo. -- A two-run home run from Becca Scott lifted the Highland softball team to an 8-4 victory over Wentzville Timberland on Friday at the Troy Tournament. A leadoff single from Carli Scifres and a walk to Kara Baker put runners...

Despite another stellar season, Central's Nall still looking to improve
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Despite another stellar season, Central's Nall still looking to improve

CAMP POINT, Ill. Jacey Nall remembers the disappointment in issuing her first walk of the season. It came in a West Central Conference game against West Hancock on April 25 -- more than 20 games into the season.

Pence's first season as Illini West coach is also a learning experience
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Pence's first season as Illini West coach is also a learning experience

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Rodney Pence knew what it took to be a successful travel softball coach. When he became the Illini West softball coach in February, he realized he needed a different philosophy.

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All-Area Softball: Second team list and honorable mention

HONORABLE MENTION Allison Acklie, INF, Sr., Clark County Hailey Alsup, INF/P, Jr., Brown County Angela Anderson, C, Sr., North Shelby Kara Baker, INF, Jr., Highland Autumn Blackford, UTL, Soph., South Shelby Lynsie Boling, UTL, Jr., Mark Twain Aubry Boulw