Canton captures first state title in program history

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Canton softball team is finally a state champion. Canton scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, sealing a 6-1 victory over Pilot Grove in Saturday's Class 1 state title game at the Killian Softball Complex. Canton (21-

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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

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Merrell baffles Monroe City again, sends Highland to district final

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Lauren Merrell dominated the Monroe City softball team by striking out 13 in a Clarence Cannon Conference victory. Ten days later, the Highland pitcher had similar results. Merrell fanned 12 in a two-hit shutout to beat third-seeded Mon

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Top-seeded Palmyra avoids upset to advance to district title game

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Alana Comstock knew her job when she came on in relief in the fourth inning. "I just had to come in and help Lauren (VanTress) out," Comstock said. The Palmyra pitcher did that, and she helped the top-seeded Panthers avoid an upset in a

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Jarvis faces minimum as Canton softball advances

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Olivia Jarvis allowed just one hit Thursday, but that runner didn't matter as she was out on the bases. It was the only blemish Jarvis had in the Canton softball team's 11-0 victory over Schuyler County in the Class 1 District 11 semifinals

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Tigers capitalize on errors

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- A pair of errors in the top of the third inning brought home Stevie See, pushing the Scotland County softball team a 3-2 victory over Knox County in the Class 1 District 11 semifinals Thursday. Katie Feeney led off the first inning with a

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Mustangs' season ends in district semis

LA PLATA, Mo. -- The Marion County softball team fell 14-1 to La Plata in the Class 1, District 10 semifinals Thursday. Payton Hays scored the only run for Marion County after hitting a single to left field, and she was brought home on a pair of fielding e

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Monroe City overwhelms Mark Twain to advance

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- A 13-run third inning allowed the Monroe City softball team to dispatch Mark Twain 17-2 Wednesday in the Class 2 District 7 quarterfinals at Lions Club Field. The third-seeded Panthers (20-3) advance to face second-seeded Highland...

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Raiders eliminated after grabbing lead

LA PLATA, Mo. -- The North Shelby softball team couldn't make a second-inning lead last, falling 12-2 to Bevier in the Class 1 District 10 quarterfinals Wednesday. After Bevier scored once in the bottom of the first inning...