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Covey steathilty helps Spartans steal victory, clinch title

RICHMOND – The final play of the Spartans’ 67-65 nail-biting win Monday over visiting Knob Noster was an if-you-blinked-you-missed-it moment. With 1.8 seconds left and the Missouri River Valley Conference East Division varsity boys basketball meeting knotted at 65, Knob Noster got the ball on its baseline following a Richmond turnover.

No contested school board races; some contested council races

RICHMOND – There will be no contested school board elections in April for three area school districts, but there will be city council elections. These districts reported no contests: • Excelsior Springs – Ricky Strack and Troy Snelling seek the two seats; • Richmond – Jon Dana and newomer Wesley Maxwell are running for two seats; and • Orrick – Mandy Floyd and newcomer Holly Vasmer seek the two seats.