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.

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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.

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

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Run in eighth costs Hannibal district title

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Olivia Pfeifer hit a double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning for the Hannibal softball team, but she was left stranded on base. Reghan Smith hit a double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning for Mexico, but her hit

Canton avoids repeat of last year, wins district championship
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Canton avoids repeat of last year, wins district championship

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The top-seeded Canton softball team wanted to avoid a repeat of last year when it faced second-seeded Scotland County for the Class 1 District 11 title on Monday night. Canton was the top seed in last year's district but was upset in the se

Finding their spark: Pfeifer's triple propels Pirates to district semifinal victory
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Finding their spark: Pfeifer's triple propels Pirates to district semifinal victory

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- After the Hannibal softball team watched Fulton score in the top of the first inning Thursday night, the Pirates knew they needed a quick answer. They turned to the spark plug they've relied on all year. Leadoff hitter Olivia Pfeifer led o