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Young ready to guide Liberty baseball program

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Chase Young's opinion counts. So when his dad, Liberty assistant baseball coach Robby Young, heard his 6-year-old son say he wanted him to continue coaching the Eagles, it made it abundantly clear he needed to apply...

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Worthington caps off career with walk-off to lift Missouri

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The bucket of water Gabe Worthington got dumped on his head Saturday night was appreciated. It was a fitting way to celebrate a near storybook ending to a prep baseball career. Playing his final baseball game at Veteran's Field where he...

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Illinois arms could be big in all-star showdown

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Advantage, offense. The Illinois pitching staff might challenge that notion. The lineups put together for the seventh annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star baseball game suggest pitching will be at a premium and the team that does...

Neighborly notion: Unity's Voth must earn playing time at QU
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Neighborly notion: Unity's Voth must earn playing time at QU

MENDON, Ill. -- It was the neighborly thing to do. So Logan Voth pushed up his shirt sleeves, put on some boots and helped Josh Rabe mix and pour concrete for the base of his family's new swimming pool. "When you know somebody and they need help...

Canton's Smith steps down after most successful run in program history
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Canton's Smith steps down after most successful run in program history

CANTON, Mo. -- The words Canton baseball coach Clint Smith used to describe the last seven seasons made it seem like he was living in a fantasy. "It was almost like a dream," Smith said. Those seven years weren't fiction. Neither is the news Smith...

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Four Panthers earn all-state baseball honors

BLAND, Mo. -- Opposing coaches showed their respect for Nolan Wosman's ability on and off the field. They did the same for three of his teammates. The Palmyra baseball team had four players earn all-state honors from the Missouri High School Baseball...