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BRUNSWICK – Hardin-Central enjoyed a win and suffered a loss on Nov. 25, when the school’s varsity basketball teams made their season-opening road trip.

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RICHMOND SENIOR Abby Vandiver has her pass at the half-court line contested by Lawson junior Shayde Ricketts during Richmond's 63-31 loss Monday night at Lawson in non-conference varsity girls basketball action. It is the second double-digit loss this season for the Spartans (0-2), who will …

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SKYLAR QUICK goes up in a nest of Lawson Cardinals to attempt a jump shot during Richmond's 63-31 loss Monday night at Lawson in non-conference varsity girls basketball action. The Spartans (0-2) will attempt to get their first win Saturday, when they play Mid-Buchanan in the 810 Varsity Tip…

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SKYLAR QUICK protects the basketball as she looks to pass during Richmond's 63-31 loss Monday night at Lawson in non-conference varsity girls basketball action. The loss drops the Spartans to 0-2. Lawson improves to 1-1.

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AVA MURPHY stops to shoot for the Spartans during Richmond's 63-31 non-conference loss Monday night at Lawson in varsity girls basketball.

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EMMALEA KILPATRICK, left, fights for the ball on the floor during Richmond's 50-30 Nov. 25 road loss to Excelsior Springs.

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AVA MURPHY drives to her left at the top of the key for the Spartans during Richmond's 50-39 Nov. 25 road loss to Excelsior Springs.

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THIS PLATE of ham, a sweet potato with unsalted butter and sauteed carrots and green beans is a tasty-looking meal. But is it appropriate food to eat before a big game or while watching sports? Get columnist Shawn Roney's take on what foods go with what sports in the Nov. 29 print edition of…

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ORRICK – The Bearcats played better defense during their 22-9 Nov. 21 home loss to Polo than they had played in their first meeting with the Panthers during this junior high girls basketball season, coach Bryan O’Dell said.

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, seen here rearing back to throw during a June training session, heals quickly (see his rapid recovery from an October knee injury). Richmond Daily News sports editor and columnist Shawn Roney, however, heals slowly. Read about his epic strug…

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NORBORNE – Hardin-Central’s third-place win over Tina-Avalon in the girls portion of the 20th Annual Norborne Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament provided a new experience Nov. 13 for Bulldogs coach Morgan Bishop.

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READ ABOUT RICHMOND'S TURNAROUND SEASON IN 11-MAN FOOTBALL, THE END OF ORRICK'S 8-MAN FOOTBALL SEASON, OTHER EXCITING LOCAL SPORTS NEWS AND COLUMNIST SHAWN RONEY'S FORAY INTO THE RAPIDLY GROWING SPORT OF PICKLEBALL IN THE NOV. 15 ISSUE OF GAME ON!

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ORRICK – After Orrick’s 54-6 Nov. 8 loss to visiting North Shelby in the District 2 playoffs, Orrick coach Matt Hertzog is looking to the 2020 season.

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READ ABOUT THE END OF RICHMOND'S TURNAROUND SEASON IN 11-MAN FOOTBALL, THE END OF ORRICK'S 8-MAN FOOTBALL SEASON, OTHER EXCITING LOCAL SPORTS NEWS AND COLUMNIST SHAWN RONEY'S FORAY INTO PICKLEBALL IN THE NOV. 15 ISSUE OF GAME ON!

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READ ABOUT NORBORNE HARDIN-CENTRAL'S TRIPLE OVERTIME THRILLER IN THE 8-MAN FOOTBALL DISTRICT PLAYOFFS, RICHMOND'S RUNAWAY DISTRICT WIN IN 11-MAN FOOTBALL, RICHMOND SENIOR TAYA WEBER'S QUEST TO TAKE HER GOLF GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND OTHER EXCITING SPORTS NEWS IN THIS ISSUE OF GAME ON.

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DECKED OUT in his ballcap and sweatshirt, Orrick assistant coach Tom Pierce talks with a few Bearcats as coach Matt Hertzog listens in Tuesday on Orrick's practice field. The Bearcats are prepping this week to face North Shelby at 7 p.m. Friday at Orrick in the District 2 8-man football playoffs. 

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SPORTING NO. 28 on his practice jersey and No. 12 on his helmet, sophomore quarterback Blake Buchanan rears back to throw Tuesday afternoon on Orrick's practice field as the Bearcats prepare to face North Shelby in the District 2 8-man football semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday at Orrick. The Bear…

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ORRICK QUARTERBACK Blake Buchanan, No. 12, looks to throw downfield as the Bearcats train Tuesday afternoon on their practice field for their District 2 meeting with North Shelby at 7 p.m. Friday at Orrick. The Bearcats seek their second win over the Raiders in two weeks.

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CHECK OUT RICHMOND AND HARDIN-CENTRAL CROSS COUNTRY NEWS, RICHMOND'S VICTORY OVER RIVAL LEXINGTON IN 11-MAN FOOTBALL, FORMER PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER-TURNED-FOOTBALL OFFICIATOR ELVIS PATTERSON AND MORE EXCITING SPORTS-RELATED NEWS IN THIS ISSUE OF GAME ON! OH, AND COLUMNIST SHAWN RONEY SHARES HIS…

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APPLETON CITY – Norborne Hardin-Central varsity coach Kirk Thacker found himself in a “strange” situation Oct. 25.

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RICHMOND – High school football refs must know the rules, and focus sharply on infractions and ball location, with experience as a player being a bonus. Elvis Patterson brought all that to the Spartans-Minutemen game in Richmond.

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RICHMOND – Down at the end of the first quarter, then up and then down again at the half, the Richmond Spartans and Lexington Minutemen battled back and forth before the Spartans took a third-quarter lead they refused to relinquish in their 38-28 home-field win.

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RICHMOND – When Robbie Crippen ran at the Spartan Invitational for more than himself and his Hardin-Central cross country teammates.

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RICHMOND – Richmond senior Rylee Adams did better than expected at the Missouri River Valley Conference East Division cross country meet.

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READ ABOUT THE SPARTANS MAULING THE PANTHERS IN 11-MAN FOOTBALL, COMMANDING WINS BY ORRICK AND NORBORNE HARDIN-CENTRAL IN 8-MAN FOOTBALL, RICHMOND'S POSTSEASON PLAY IN SOFTBALL, MORE EXCITING SPORTS NEWS AND COLUMNIST SHAWN RONEY'S LATEST BASEBALL DREAM TEAM PICKS IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF GAME ON.

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NIXA – For the third straight season, there was a Richmond Spartan at the Class 1 state girls golf tournament.