October 2, 2008

Midgets Ride Big Plays to 29-8 Conference Victory Over SCR-I

A promising first half that saw Scotland County take its first lead of the season, evaporated in the final 24 minutes of Friday nights football game in Unionville as the Midgets prevailed 29-8 for a Putnam County Homecoming victory.

As has been the case for much of the year, the Tigers were bitten by the big play.

SCR-I took the opening kickoff but failed to move the chains. The snap was mishandled on the punt and Putnam County took over at the 15-yard line.

On the very first offensive play of the night for the Midgets, Jacob Shipley appeared to be tackled in the backfield, but he broke free of the grasp of the Tigers defender and scampered 15-yards for the score. The PAT kick made it 7-0 with 9:45 to play in the first period.

But Scotland County responded to the initial adversity. The second offensive series of the game got a boost from the opposition, when an offsides penalty on fourth down against the Midgets nullified a punt attempt and moved the chains for SCR-I. The Tigers took advantage of the break, picking up two more first downs on runs by Caleb Kittle and Kyle Shelley to put the ball at the 24-yard line.

But the drive ended with an interception at the one-yard line with 2:11 left in the first period.

The turnover quickly turned into points for Scotland County as Dalton Hyle was tackled in the end zone for a safety to make the score 7-2.

SCR-I took the free kick and marched down the field. Shelley picked up a key first down when he scrambled for a 12-yard gain on third and long to move the chains.

Shelley then connected with Logan Brassfield on a big pass play that was nullified by a penalty.

SCR-I turned to a bit of trickery to pick up the next first down. A fake punt turned into a 14-yard run by Shelley that got the ball into scoring position.

Another costly penalty on Putnam County furthered the SCR-I advance as a pass interference call gave SCR-I its next first down and left the Tigers with first and goal.

Kittle put the ball into the end zone with a seven yard run with 9:15 left in the second period. The PAT kick was no good, leaving the Tigers on top 8-7.

The Midgets marched down the field eating up much of the remainder of the second period. Putnam County had the ball in scoring position before Justin Winn stuffed a third down run attempt. Rod Sears deflected the fourth down pass play to force the Midgets to turn the ball over on downs with 3:57 left to play in the first half.

The Midgets got the ball right back as Levi Miles picked off a pass at midfield with 3:09 on the clock.

But the Tigers defense held again and Putnam County was forced to punt.

SCR-I was backed up to the 17-yard line and had little time left on the clock. Brassfield and Shelley picked up first downs for the Tigers before time ran out on the late drive.

Scotland Countys big play woes surfaced in the second half. Shipley broke a 41 yard touchdown run with 8:05 left to play in the third period. The PAT failed but the Midgets still led 13-8.

Less than a minute later, the home crowd was on its feet again as Miles picked off an SCR-I pass and returned it 31-yards for the touchdown. Miles then ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 21-8 with 7:24 left on the clock.

SCR-I went three and out on offense but returned the favor on defense as Brassfield made a big stop before Aaron Neagle and Brandon Eggers combined for a sack to force a punt.

The Tigers failed to move the chains on the final possession of the third period and Miles made them pay as he returned the punt 58 yards for the touchdown. Hyle ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 29-8 with 42.3 seconds to go in the third period.

That proved to be the final scoring effort as both squads buckled down on defense in the final period.

SCR-I fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in Tri-Rivers Conference play. The Midgets picked up their first win of the year, improving to 1-4 and 1-3 in league play.

Shipley led the Putnam County offense with 81 yards on nine carries. The bulk of those yards came on two big plays. Miles was held to 24 yards on 12 attempts. He completed one of 6 pass attempts for 26 yards. Overall Putnam County had just nine first downs on offense.

Kittle was the workhorse for the Tigers offense. He carried the ball 19 times for 45 yards. Shelley had 55 yards on 13 attempts and Brassfield had 36 yards on eight carries. Shelley completed five of 14 passes for 32 yards. Kittle had all five receptions.

Neagle led the Tigers defense with seven tackles. Sabe Sears made six stops and Eggers added five tackles.

Brookfield Relays Offer Stiff Competition for SCR-I

The Brookfield Relays on Friday brought together 30 teams, providing some stiff competition for the Scotland County track program. The Tigers finished 11th overall with 22 team points while the Lady Tigers were only able to produce 7.5 points, finishing in 13th place in the 15 team field.

Palmyra won the boys meet with a team score of 104. Marceline was second followed by Brookfield, Putnam County and Milan rounding out the top five.

In the girls’ meet, Trenton took the top prize with a team score of 149, narrowly edging Marceline by just five points. Palmyra took third followed by Putnam County and Brookfield.

Other teams competing included Paris, Fayette, Linn County, Highland, Northwestern, Maysville and Schuyler County.

Kaden Anders and Bryson Orton each medaled in two events for Scotland County. Anders took third place in the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump. Orton finished fifth in the shot put and eighth in the discus.

Lane Pence finished fifth in the javelin and Spencer Kerkmann was seventh in the long jump.

For the Lady Tigers, Abby Blessing tied for fifth in the high jump. Haley Darcy was sixth in the javelin and Katie Feeney finished eighth in the 800-meter run.

Scotland County Hospital Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

Scotland County Hospital Occupational Therapy staff members are (L to R) Jennifer McMinn, OTR/L; Katie Tuck, OTR/L and Betsey Gundy COTA/L.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a  profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities or occupations.  Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person.  It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services have two Occupational Therapists on staff: Jennifer McMinn, OTR/L and Katie Tuck, OTR/L and one PRN Occupational Therapy Assistant: Betsey Gundy, COTA/L.

The SCH therapists see patients in the following settings; Inpatient: Acute and Skilled Care, Outpatient: Upper Extremity injuries, MO First steps (0-3 year olds), Scotland County R-I School District, and Home Health in Scotland, Schuyler and Knox Counties.

McMinn has been an OT for 10+ years and special interests in pediatrics, dyslexia, and visual perceptual deficits.  Tuck has been an OT for 9+ years and specializes in the geriatric population with special interest in stroke rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and mobility, as well as home safety and modifications. Gundy has been a COTA for 4+ years with experience in all settings and is able to fill in where ever extra help is needed to meet our patient requirements.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. The health and productivity of our citizens depend upon the effective use of health care resources, including the important services of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistant. Scotland County Hospital is pleased to recognize these professionals during Occupational Therapy Month and call upon all citizens to recognize the achievements and contributions of these valued health professionals.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the OT staff with any questions or referrals at the Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services Department in Memphis, MO, at 660-465-8513 ext 1740.

Updated Addresses Needed for Wyaconda C-1 Alumni

All Wyaconda C-1 High School alumni are asked to send in their addresses to the alumni association secretary if they have received new E-911 addresses or have moved in the last two to three years. Those with new addresses this year will not receive future invitations if they do not send in their address changes after the time for forwarding mail is up with the U.S. Postal Service.

Postcard invitations for this year’s alumni banquet have been mailed. If you did not receive a card, it is likely the association does not have an up-to-date address.

The 103rd Wyaconda C-1 Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clark County Middle School gym. The cost for the meal is $12.00 in advance before May 1st or $14.00 at the door. The meal will be catered by Steve Howell. Roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, and dessert will be featured.

The business meeting will follow the meal, and there will be a silent auction. Anyone wishing to donate a silent auction item can bring it to the banquet that night or contact an alumni officer before the banquet.

Please send money for reservations payable to Wyaconda C-1 Alumni Association in care of Mary Dieterich, 17130 W. Canton St., Lewistown, MO 63452. Any address changes should be sent to this address, as well.

Three-Car Crash Near Gorin Injures Four Family Members

A three-vehicle chain reaction crash north of Gorin on Sunday, April 22nd left four members of a Gorin family with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 11:53 a.m. on Route A, five miles north of Gorin.

The accident report indicated a pair of vehicles were stopped in the roadway following a minor accident.

Deana M. Haskins, 39, of Gorin was northbound on Route A in a 2010 Dodge Caravan. When she crested a hill, she found a northbound 2005 GMC Envoy, driven by Eddie W. Hicks, 67, of Wyaconda, stopped in the roadway. She tried to avoid the vehicle, but struck it in the left rear corner, continuing across the center line of the road, striking a southbound 2008 Toyota head on.

The southbound vehicle was driven by Jason L. Horst, 39, of Gorin. He and three passengers in his vehicle, Randall H. Horst, age eight; Nathan H. Horst, age six; and Delphine H. Horst, age four; all sustained minor injuries in the accident and were transported by private vehicle to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Haskins suffered minor injuries in the accident. She was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital.

The Horst and Haskins vehicles both sustained total damage in the collision and were removed from the scene by Lakeside Towing. The Hicks vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Scotland County Ambulance, Gorin Fire and Rescue and first responders.

Tigers Finish 8th in Lewis & Clark Conference Golf Tourney

Westran was crowned the 2018 Lewis & Clark Conference golf champions on April 19th, posting the victory in the 18-hole tourney hosted by Heritage Hills Golf Course featuring the league’s eight schools with golf programs. Knox County did not participate.

The Hornets topped the event with a team score of 329. Marceline was second with a 343 followed by Salisbury with a 386.

Scotland County posted a 471 to finish eighth overall.

Harrisburg finished fourth with a 411 followed by Fayette (419), Schuyler County (423) and Paris (436).

Connor Harrison carded a 104 to lead Scotland County. Lydia Hunt shot a 117 while Lathe Bair finished with a 120 and Gabe Shultz shot a 130.

Trey Hamilton of Marceline was the individual medalist, carding a 77. Corbin Brockleman of Westran was runner-up with a  round of 79.

Also earning all-conference honors with their top 10 finishes wee Colby Sims (82) and Cullen Bruner (85) of Marceline, Avery Hammond (83) and Michael Haynie (83) and Trey Burton (84) of Westran, Blake Dawson (93) of Fayette and Garrett Green (93) and Tanner Millar (93) of Salisbury.

Tigers Finish Eighth at South Shelby Golf Invitational

The Scotland County golf team was in action April 20th at the South Shelby Invitational at Shelbina Lakeside Golf Course. The Tigers finished eighth overall.

Palmyra won the event with a team score of 346. Macon was second with a 354 with Centralia in third with a 368.

Highland finished fourth with a 374 followed by Clark County (398), Paris (439), Monroe City (445), SCR-I (447) and South Shelby (469).

Conner Harrison carded a round of 98 to lead the Tigers. Lydia Hunt and Gabe Shultz each shot rounds of 115 and Brock Aylward had a 119 to round out the team score. Lathe Bair carded a 121.

Brady Shively of Palmyra earned  the top individual honors with a  score of 81, while teammate Laithan Sublette was runner-up with an 85.

Tigers Sock Salisbury 10-0 in Conference Tourney Opener

Scotland County scored in all five innings including a big crooked number in the middle en route to a 10-0 win over Salisbury on April 18th in the opener of the Lewis & Clark Conference baseball tournament held in Moberly.

The Tigers jumped on top 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning thanks to some defensive struggles by the Panthers. With two outs, Will Fromm reached on an error and later scored when Lane Pence reached base on a dropped third strike. Designated hitter Grant McRobert doubled home Pence to build the early lead.

Branton Burrus doubled to start the second inning and scored on a two-bagger by Gage Dodge to extend the lead to 3-0.

SCR-I put the game away with a five-run third inning. Pence singled and McRobert was hit by a pitch before Parker Triplett delivered and RBI double. Burrus continued a big night at the plate with a two-run triple. A pair of Salisbury errors allowed Jacob McDaniel and Dodge to cross the plate to extend the margin to 8-0.

That was more than enough for SCR-I starter Gage Dodge. The senior tossed four innings of shutout ball. He limited Salisbury to a single hit and walked one batter while striking out seven. Burrus closed out the shutout, striking out the side in the fifth.

Triplett scored on a passed ball in the fourth before the Tigers walked off in the bottom of the fifth inning when Fromm delivered a two-out double and came in to score on an RBI single by Pence that ended the contest by the 10-run rule.

Burrus went 2-3 with two RBIs and Pence was also 2-3 at the plate.

The Tigers improved to 3-2 with the win and advanced to the tourney semifinals on Saturday to face Paris.

Junior High Track Squads Post Strong Showings at Cougar Relays

Aayla Humphrey (second from left) and Kina Billings (right) head toward the finish line in the 100-meter dash during a recent junior high track meet.

The Scotland County Tigers finished second and the Lady Tigers earned third place at the Highland Junior High Cougar Relays hosted by Culver Stockton University in Canton on April 19th.

The host team narrowly edged the Tigers to win the boys’ event 114-98. Palmyra was third with 95 team points followed by Mark Twain (66), North Shelby (51.5), Knox County (45), Holy Rosary (32.5), Clark County (32), Marion County (18) and Canton (17).

Alex Long led the way for SCR-I with wins in four events, the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump.

Hayden Long earned first place in the discus and took second in the triple jump, the 400-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles.

Eli Kigar earned fourth place in the shot put while Kale Creek finished fourth in the discus.

Levi Briggs finished sixth in the 800-meter run while Corbyn Spurgeon was eighth in the triple jump.

The 4×200 relay team of Creek, Spurgeon, Jaxom Wolfe and Kabe Hamlin took fourth place.

Creek, Wolfe, Briggs and Trayton Buckallew finished sixth in the 4-400 relay while Creek, Wolfe, Hamlin and Buckallew took eighth in the 4×100 relay.

The Lady Tigers took third place with 69 points trailing Clark County (119.5) and Palmyra (99). Holy Rosary was fourth (68), followed by Marion County (63.5), Highland (47), Mark Twain (37.5), North Shelby (26), Canton (19.5) and Knox County (18).

Haylee McMinn won the shot put and Hanna Anders earned sixth place.

Aayla Humphrey took third in the 100 meter dash and was fourth in the 200-meter dash. Kina Billings finished third in the 200-meter dash and was fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Emiley Dial earned third place in the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump. Hannah Feeney finished sixth in the triple jump. She also earned sixth in the 400-meter dash.

Shantel Small was seventh in the 1,600-meter run while Lauren Triplett finished eighth in the discus.

The 4×100 relay team of Humphrey, Billings, Dial and Abby Curry took second place.

The 4×400 team of Small, Feeney, Curry and Baileigh Phillips finished third.

Tigers Defeat La Plata in Golf Match Play

The Scotland County golf team hosted La Plata April 18th for a match play event at Timber Ridge Golf Course with Scotland County coming out on top 4.5 to 3.5.

SCR-I fell behind with Lance Couch besting Conner Harrison in the first match to take a 1-0 lead. DJ Hemmerling won the last hole to defeat Brock Aylward and give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead.

Lydia Hunt won the final two holes versus Jaystin Lene to split match three but the Tigers still trailed 2.5 – 0.5.

The Bulldogs took a commanding 3.5 – 0.5 lead when Trevor Greathouse sank a 20-foot put on the final hole to beat Lathe Bair.

Gabe Shultz won the first hole and never looked back as he went on to beat Ben Cook. Luke Triplett won three straight holes to help dominate his match versus Cy Noah.

Hunter Carter and Lane Parsons completed the SCR-I comeback with wins in the final two matches to give the Tigers a final margin of victory of 4.5 – 3.5.

SCR-I Golf Team Falls to Highland

The Scotland County golf team dropped a match versus Highland held at Three Pines Golf Course by a final margin of 177-222.

Dalton Klocke of Highland was the individual medalist with a  round of 39.

Lathe Bair led Scotland County on the day with a round of 49. Conner Harrison shot a 56 and Brock Aylward finished with a 57. Gabe Shultz carded a 60 while Lydia Hunt finished with a 62.

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