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Schleeter banks 29 as Falcons edge Harrisburg

It is a rare treat to watch a high school basketball player who has scored 1,000 points in his career. Even more rare is the opportunity to watch two players square off against each other after they … more

Fayette girls drop opener

The sixth-seeded Fayette girls couldn’t shake of the rust fast enough to hold of third-seeded Bunceton/Prairie Home in the opening round of the New Franklin Tournament on Monday.  The … more

NF Girls win nailbiter in opening round

An untimely timeout may have cost Pilot Grove the game in Monday night’s opening round of the 92nd Annual New franklin basketball tournament as the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs came from behind … more

Righting a Wrong


Over the years, baseball fans have celebrated what my old friend, attorney John Whiteside, refers to as the “principle of moments.” This involves those moments when all things come … more

Fayette roundballers stand ground against Class 5 Moberly

While neither team came away with a win, both the Lady Falcons and Falcons played with a tenacity on Saturday against a Class 5 school that would allow them to walk away with heads held high, despite … more

Glasgow Lady Jackets: Our style? We work hard

The 2019-20 Glasgow Lady Jackets went 13-14 on the year and lost one senior, point guard Krista Monnig. That leaves three seniors and two juniors in the starting lineup for the 2020-21 season and … more

2020-21 Glasgow Yellowjackets turn to basics

With only one big man, Glasgow head coach Mick Cropp realizes what every good coach does: going back to basic fundamentals will be their strongpoint. Losing two seniors from a … more

After loss in district final, Harrisburg girls pick up where they left off

Harrisburg girls basketball coach Ryan Richardson said “We lost to Eugene last year in the district championship game as we were playing our best basketball of the year. This season, … more

Youth will prevail when Harrisburg boys hit the court

The Harrisburg Bulldogs boys basketball team, losing only two seniors from last years team that played in the district semifinals last season, look to improve on last years record of 12-14. During … more

New Franklin Boys take fourth at Glasgow

After losing the first game in pool play to the Slater Wildcats 60-28, no one could have blamed the New Franklin Bulldogs boys basketball team had they been leery stepping onto the court for their … more

New Franklin Girls finish third in Glasgow

Junior Abby Maupin led the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish in the Glasgow Invitational as coach Morgan Vetter’s girls split their first two games before dropping the … more

Fayette girls start 2-1 on season

Going into the consolation game of the 90th Glasgow Invitational Basketball Tournament the Lady Falcons of Fayette were sitting at 1-1 on the season after Thursday night’s second-round win over … more

Glasgow girls take second, Cairo wins boys division

The Lady Jackets of Glasgow took second in the girls division of the Glasgow Tournament. Going into the third quarter of Saturday’s championship game with a one-point lead it looked as if it … more

Fayette girls building from ground level

The new head coach of Fayette girls basketball has a new system, new players, and a passion to build. No stranger to Fayette, Brian Spielbauer, a former Central Methodist University athletic … more

‘Together is Power’ to be rallying cry for Fayette boys basketball

After not being able to practice with his team due to COVID-19 issues and being part of the officiating crew on Saturday in the MSHSAA Class 6 Football Championship game, you could maybe excuse head … more

A word from the new guy...

 Just wanted to take a little time to introduce myself. Since November 1, I have been working as the sports editor of The Fayette Advertiser. I am most honored to be in this position.  I … more

CMU to debut bowling team in fall

Central Methodist University announced today the addition of men’s and women’s bowling as intercollegiate sports. CMU will join the competitive United States Bowling Congress. The … more

HAAC revises basketball division format

The Heart of America Athletic Conference has announced it has developed a revised basketball league schedule for the 2020-21 season. The 14-institution conference is currently divided into two … more

Higbee boys look to ‘run and gun’

Losing 24 points per game could keep a coach up at night. That is exactly what happened to Higbee boys coach Tanner Burton when senior William Gibson graduated and headed to Fulton to begin his … more

Young Higbee girls team shows depth

With no returning seniors, you could forgive Coach Tanner Burton if he wanted to look at this season for the Higbee girls basketball squad as a rebuilding year, but there will be none of that. Coach … more
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