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Friday, September 20, 2019

Baseball blanked by Bell City

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Bell City yesterday and lost 3-0 to the Cubs.

Kaden Hargrove (2-2) went four and a third innings for the Eagles, who are now 7-2.  He allowed five hits, three earned runs on three walks and six strikeouts.  Connor Kern went two-thirds of an inning and struck out two.  Carter Heuring made his season debut on the mound and went one inning and had two strikeouts

Coach Joe Bickings said, "this game felt a lot like deja vu.  It reminded me so much of the South Pemiscot game.  We had a great pitchers dual going on and all of a sudden we get hurt by one bad inning.  I thought Kaden threw well again but he ran into the same problem where he walked 3 batters in one inning.  Those 3 batters were the ones that scored.  Anytime Luke Nichols is on the mound for Bell City we know it's going to be pretty tough to score some runs.  Against a kid like him, you have to take every advantage he gives you to score runs and we weren't able to do that.  What I did like was after we gave up 3 runs in the 5th inning we didn't give up and gave ourselves a chance by loading the bases with less than 2 outs.  We just couldn't get the big hit to score some runs.  We score a few runs that inning and who knows what can happen for us the rest of the game."
In the Eagle sixth, down 3-0.  Oran got singles from Heuring, Todd Priggel and "K"ole Simms to load the bags with one out.  That was all they could get though.

Priggel and Simms had two hits on the day.  Simms had a double as well.  Oran was only 1-8 on the day.

The Eagle travel to Bernie on Saturday.  Three innings of jayvee will begin at 11.  The varsity will follow.

A copy of the box score is located HERE.

Volleyball loses at New Madrid

The Oran High School volleyball teams lost last night on the road against the New Madrid County Central Eagles. 

The jayvee lost 19-25, 25-20 & 19-25.

Dayley Siebert dished out six assists and Hayley Web had four aces and two kills. the younger team is now (0-2 & 2-4)

The varsity also lost in three; 19-25, 25-18 & 16-25.  Kennedi Mcvay had 11 assists.  Kaylee Payne had seven kills while Paige Bradley served four aces.  Heather Gosche had three blocks and Savannah Below added two kills and a dig.  They are now (0-2 & 2-7-2). 

They will be back in action on Monday when they host Malden at 6 pm.

Jr. High girls split in home opener

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams split last night when the hosted conference foe Scott City.  The seventh grade fell to 0-2 with a 35-7setback.  Mari Fuemmeler had four while Olivia Grisso hit a trey to round out the scoring.

Coach Etan Evans said, "Once again we struggled to score and we also had trouble with their size inside. We have to do a better job in half-court sets."

The eighth grade won 44-17 to improve to 2-0.  Addie Nichols exploded for 30 points and hit one from beyond the arc.  Braylynn Mogan added 12 points and Molly Spane chipped in a field goal as well.  They were 11 of 25 from the line for 44%.

Coach Evans commented, "We got off to a good start but once again struggled in the 2nd quarter. We only had 3 people score luckily Addie had 30. We need to have more people to get involved going forward. "

The teams will be out of conference when they travel to Meadow Heights on Monday.  Tip time is 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Volleyball splits at Leopold

The Oran High School Volleyball teams traveled to Leopold last night to take on the Wildcats.  The junior varsity improved to 2-3 with straight-set wins (25-23 and 25-10).  Hannah Boshell had a pair of kills.  Courtney Dirnberger and Haley Webb each had a pair of aces, while,  Webb and Dailey Siebert dished out three assists apiece.

The varsity lost 9-25 and 11-25, to fall to 2-6-2.

Kaylee Payne finished with four kills and four assists. Kennedi McVay served an ace.

The teams will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on conference foe, New Madrid.  The match begins at 5 pm!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Baseball blasts Bloomfield

The Oran High School baseball team hosted Bloomfield yesterday and won 14-3 in a five-inning mercy-rule affair.

The Eagles led 1-0 after two but sent 10 to the plate in the third when they scored four and 14 batted in the fourth as nine crossed the plate.

Freshman Kolten Payne (2-0) got his first high school start.  He went four innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs.  He struck out five and did not walk a batter.  Connor Kern tossed the fifth, allowing two hits and an unearned run.  He struck out one.

Fellow freshman, Nic Massey, drove in three.  Dawson Menz had two RBI.  Todd Priggel was the only Eagle with two hits on the day.  Massey and Kaiden Hargrove each had double.

Oran improved to 7-1 and will next be in action on Thursday when they travel to Bell City to take on the 6-0 Cubs at 4:30.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "We were able to take advantage of their miscues.  I didn't think we hit the ball extremely well but we were able to use the 7 errors and 7 walks they gave us.  I was really pleased with our pitching. Kolten was making his 1st start and threw it very well.  He stayed around the zone and threw all of his pitches with control. It's really good to see that out of a freshman. Hopefully, our bats come around in our next game. "

The box score is located HERE.

Junior High girls split in opener

The Oran Junior High Girls basketball teams opened their season last night on the road at Chaffee.  The seventh grade lost 21-8. The eighth grade prevailed 56-16.

In the opener, Mari Fuemmeler and Olivia Grisso scored four each.

As a team, they were 2-6 from the line for 33%.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "We struggled to score all night. We had some open looks but just couldn't put the ball in the hole. Defensively we did a decent job but we have to score more consistently."

The nightcap saw the Eagles jump out to a 22-4 lead after one and cruise to a forty-point victory.

Braylynn Morgan led all scorers with 16.  Scarlett Schlosser had 14 and Addie Nichols finished with 12.  They missed their only free throw attempt.

Evans said, "We came out strong in the 1st quarter but didn't keep the momentum going in the 2nd. After halftime, we got back to playing the way we are capable. Going forward we need to put together 4 good quarters. "

The girls will be back in action on Thursday when they host Scott City at 6 pm.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Volleyball at Dig for Life Classic

The Oran High School Volleyball team began its play in the 32nd Annual event Friday evening by losing to Portageville 8-25 and 20-25.  Later that evening they split with Bunker 23-25 and 25-24.

On Saturday morning, they split with Grandview (Hillsboro) 25-17, 23-25.  They also split with Doniphan in a "Challenge game" that helps determine seedings for the tournament.  The score was19-25 and 25-22.

The Eagles lost to Bunker in the opening round of the Black Division, Silver Bracket play in three sets 16-25, 25-18 & 11-25.

Overall they went 4-7 in the 11 total sets they played.

They will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel Leopold for a 6 pm match.


Baseball splits in round robin

The Oran High School baseball team hosted a round-robin on Saturday.  The Eagles won the first game 5-3 over the Giants of St. Paul Lutheran, but dropped the nightcap 4-2 to the South Pemiscot Bulldogs.

Oran 5, St Paul 3

The Eagles grabbed a 4-2 lead thanks to a three-run third and made the margin hold up.  Todd Priggel (1-0) went the first four innings to pick up the win.  He allowed six hits, three runs--two earned.  He walked three and struck out four.  Connor Kern (1-0-2) picked up the three-inning save.  He did not allow a hit and struck out two.  Carter Heuring drove in two for an offense that only managed five hits in the game (all singles).

Coach Joe Bickings said, "[It] was a very good game for us.  We were able to execute and take advantage of some of their miscues in the field.  I thought Todd did a good job on the mound to limit the damage and only allowing them to score 1 run in the innings they scored in.  Connor Kern looked the best he has all year coming in and getting the save over 3 innings of work.  St. Paul's pitcher was a pretty good pitcher and we were able to get runners on and move them over and come up with a few timely hits."

The boxscore is located HERE.

South Pem 4, Oran 2

Both teams came into the contest with 5-0 records and it looked like the Eagles would remain undefeated, after they scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the second and the score was still 2-0 heading into the seventh.  

Kaiden Hargrove (1-1) took the loss, going the first six and one-third innings.  He was charged with all four runs, only allowed three hits, walked six and struck out four.  Kolten Payne got the final two outs.  He allowed two hits and struck out one.  Ty Johnson and Priggel had the RBI's for Oran, nobody had more than one hit as the offense was limited to six hits (once again, all singles).

Bickings said, "The game was a pitcher's duel.  Both pitchers were up there pumping strikes and letting their defense work.  I thought that Kaden pitched one of the best games of his career so far but unfortunately, he ran out of gas at the end.  We won every inning of that game except the last inning and sometimes that's baseball.  I felt like it hurt us a few times when we couldn't get a big two-out hit with runners in scoring position."

The boxscore is HERE.

The coach also added, "Overall, I was pleased with this weekend.  We were 1 inning away from going 2-0 against two very good opponents."

The 6-1 Eagles will be back in action this afternoon when they host the improving (4-5) Bloomfield Wildcats at 4:30.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

What's happenin' (9/16-9/21)

Oran Athletics will have three sports in action this week as Junior High girls basketball hits the floor on Monday.  They travel to Chaffee for a 6 pm tip-off.  At 4:30 pm, boys baseball (6-1) will host Bloomfield (4-5).

On Tuesday, the (2-5-2) volleyball team will travel to take on an always tough Leopold Wildcat squad that entered the weekend 0-1.  The match begins at 6 pm.

Action resumes on Thursday with all three teams in action.  Baseball will travel to Bell City for a 4:30 first pitch.  The Cubs enter the week at 6-0. Volleyball travels to conference foe New Madrid County Central who entered the week at 1-4, the match starts at 5 pm.  Junior high girls basketball hosts Scott City at 6.

Baseball will travel to Bernie on Saturday.  Game time is 11 am.  Three innings of jv will be played before the varsity contest.

Junior High Girls Basketball

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball season will tip-off on Monday as the Eagles travel to Chaffee to take on the Scott-Miss Conference foe at 6 pm.

This year's roster is a little short on numbers.  There are five on the 7th grade squad and six on the eighth grade team.  Last year the current group of eighth graders went 13-1 and won the conference tournament.  Here is a roster:

For a printable copy, click; HERE                                                                                                                                                         
The schedule, as of now, looks like this:

For a printable schedule, click HERE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eagles use three pitchers to shut out Leopold

The Oran High School baseball team started slow yesterday when they hosted the Leopold Wildcats, but got cooking eventually and defeated the visitors 10-0 in six innings.

Connor Kern, Kaiden Hargrove and Kolten Payne all pitched to help the Eagles improve to 5-0 on the season. The five wins surpass last fall's total of four.

The three combined for a three-hit shutout.  Kern went the first two.  He allowed two hits and walked one.  He struck out five.  Hargrove (2-0), was awarded the victory, going three innings.  He struck out six.  Payne tossed the final frame and allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one batter.

At the plate, Dawson Menz had two hits and two RBI.  Todd Priggel also drove in two.  Menz, Dane Shands and Luke Peterson each had doubles.

Coach Joe Bickings said, " First off it's always good to win a game but unfortunately I didn't think we came ready to play and didn't have the mental game working.  I thought our pitchers did a great job on the mound and competing in the strike zone.  We did have 2 walks but both of them came against their number-three hitter and I'm ok with that.  We don't want another team's best hitter to start a rally or be able to beat us.  Hitting for us was a different story.  We struck out 6 times and when we did put the ball in play we didn't do it with any authority.  As a team, we have some things to work on and I feel like we can take this game (hitting wise) and use it to our advantage and use it as some sort of motivation."

The Eagles will be back in action on Saturday when they host a round-robin.  Oran will face St. Paul Lutheran out of Farmington at 11 and then South Pemiscot at three.

To view the Gamechanger box score, click HERE

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Booster Club golf tournament info

Volleyball loses at Advance

Last night the Oran High School volleyball teams lost to the Hornets in Advance.  The junior varsity played only one set and fell 25-9.  The varsity lost 25-5 and 25-8.

For the older girls, Heather Gosche had three digs, a kill and a block.  Savannah Below had two blocks and a dig.  Kennedi McVay had an ace.  The varsity is now 2-2

During the opener, Haley Webb had two digs and a kill.  The jayvee is now 1-2 and they will not play again until Tuesday the 17th when both squads travel to Leopold.

The varsity will be back in action on Friday when they start pool play at the "Dig for Life Classic."  For more information, you can click HERE.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Volleyball loses on the road

The Oran High School varsity volleyball team lost for the first time last night at conference foe Kennett in straight sets, 25-11 and 20-25.

Traci Hency had five digs and two blocks.  Laney Shy had three assists, Savannah Below and Heather Gosche each had a kill.  Paige Bradley served the only ace.  The varsity is now 2-1.

The junior varsity fell in three sets.  Losing the first, 25-19, winning the second 25-22 and then losing a heartbreaker 25-23.

Haley Webb had three aces, three blocks and a kill.  Daley Siebert had three digs and an assist.  Courtney Dirnberger and Dalani Bryant each added the aces.  The jv is now 1-2.

The girls will be back in action this evening when they travel to district opponent Advance for a 6 pm match.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Volleyball to compete in "Dig for LIfe" this weekend

The Oran High School varsity volleyball team will participate in the 32nd annual Dig for Life challenge on Friday and Saturday.

The event's website is located HERE.

The Eagles will begin pool play on Friday at 5:20 against Portageville (Class 2) on court #2 of the rec center which is attached to the Show Me Center.

Next up will be second pool match, this time the opponent will be Bunker (Class 1) at 8:40 on court #2 of the Sportsplex

The final pool contest will be Saturday morning at 9:40.   The Eagles will take on Grandview (Class 2) at the Sportsplex and it will be court #1.

Oran will then participate in bracket play.

Eagles Excel at Grandin Fall Classic

The Oran High School baseball team picked up three wins over the weekend during the third annual Bank of Grandin Fall Classic.  This year's format was revamped as the tournament was changed to three pre-scheduled games.

The Eagles kicked things off Friday evening in Ellsinore, taking on the home-standing East Carter Redbirds., who were Class 3 last spring.

Oran batted around in the top of the first and plated five runs and cruised to a 10-4 victory.  The Eagles spread the game among five different pitchers to keep every one eligible for Saturday's two games, that meant limiting each hurler to 30 or fewer pitches.  Connor Kern (1-0-1) tossed the first and picked up the win.  He walked two.

Offensively,  Ty Johnson and Kaden Hargrove had two hits apiece.  Freshmen, Nic Massey and Luke Peterson had two two-out RBIs.

The two-hour time limit expired at the end of the fourth inning.

[Game one box score]

Game two was also played at Ellsinore on a field, that at times, resembled a sandbox.

The opponent was another Class 3, West County.  Once again the Eagles batted around in the top of the first.  This time they scored three and left the bases loaded with none out.  Oran won 5-1 in a game that made it through six before the time limit expired.

Ty Johnson (1-0) got the start and threw five innings.  He allowed three hits, one earned run.  He walked two and struck out six.

At the plate, Dawson Menz was 3-3 with a double and two runs driven in.  Johnson had a pair of hits as well.

[Game two box]

The third game was against Class 2 Van Buren at Van Buren.  Oran was the home team on the scoreboard and did not dent it until the second inning this time when they took a 2-0 on their way to an 11-2 rout.  The game was called during the bottom of the fifth due to the time limit.

The Eagles batted around in the third and sent eight to the plate in the fourth, scoring four in both frames.

Kaden Hargrove (1-0) pitched four innings.  He allowed no runs and two hits.  He walked one and struck out five as the Eagles improved to 4-0 on the year.

"K"ole Simms went 3-3 with a homer and three RBI.  Dawson Menz was 2-2 with a double and drove in two.  Todd Priggel, Carter Heuring and Lane Peterson also added a pair of hits.

Coach Joe Bickings said afterward, "It's always a good weekend if you can go 3-0 especially since we went 0-3 at the Bank of Grandin Classic last year.  I thought we hit the ball fairly well this weekend and for the most part, pitched well too.  We did have a few moments where we didn't look like that great of a team but that is what fall baseball is for.  It was really good to see our offense come to life and take advantage of a few opportunities.  Scoring 26 runs in 3 games is nice to be able to do but I also feel like we left a few runs out there.  Our pitching wasn't the greatest at times as I felt like we fell behind early in the count too often.  We did battle back and were able to limit the damage when the other team got runners on base.  Again overall a pretty good weekend but there is still a lot of improvements for this team that needs to be done."

The Eagles host Leopold at 4:30 on Tuesday.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

What's happenin' (9/9-9/14)

It will be another busy week for Oran Eagle athletes.

On Monday, the 2-0 volleyball team will travel to take on 1-1 conference foe Kennett, jv action begins at 5.

Tuesday volleyball will travel to district foe Advance at 6 pm.

Baseball (4-0) will host Leopold on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball will participate in the "Dig for Life Tournament" on Friday and Saturday (more on that later.)

Baseball hosts a round-robin on Saturday.  At 11am they will face a 1-1 St. Paul Lutheran team and then at 3 pm South Pemiscot (4-0) will be the opponent.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Volleyball victorious

The Oran High School volleyball teams pick up wins in its home-opener last night over East Prairie.  The junior varsity won 25-21 and 25-9 to improve to 1-1.  The varsity prevailed 25-11 and 25-21.

During the JV, Daley Siebert had five aces and seven assists.  Courtney Dirnberger had five aces as well.  Haley Webb had six kills.

The varsity match saw the home team cruise to the first game win but came out flat in game two.  Oran did not take its first lead until 15-14.  It was tied again at 17, before the final four-point margin.

The victory improved the varsity to 2-0 on the young season.

Savannah Below, Heather Gosche and Kennedi McVay each had three aces. Below also four kills.  Traci Hency added four kills and two blocks.  Hannah Boshell also had two blocks, while Laney Shy was credited with five assists.

Their next action will be on Monday when they travel to Kennett.  Game time is 5 pm.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Volleyball opens with win

The Oran High School volleyball team started its season last night winning in straight sets on the road at Risco.  The Lady Eagles picked up narrow 27-25 and 25-23 wins.

Oran was paced by Savannah Below's three kills and five digs.  Traci Hency had two kills and four blocks.  Kennedi Mcvay had two kills as well.  Heather Gosche added five digs.  Hannah Boshell also chipped in with two blocks.  Laney Shy dished out six assists.

Oran dropped the jayvee contest in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-19.

Boshell had a pair of kills.  Courtney Dirnberger and Dalaini Bryant had one apiece.

Dailey Seibert had five digs and two assists. Taylor Hobbs had two assists and Haley Webb added an assist as well.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action at home on Thursday evening when the host East Prairie at 6 pm.

Eagles rally past Hornets

The Oran High School fall baseball team opened its season at home yesterday against the rival Advance Hornets. Things looked bleak for the Eagles as they trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning as they had been limited to only two singles thus far and had stranded the bases loaded in the first with only one down.  But Oran came thru late and picked up a 4-3 victory to open the season on a high note.

In that first frame.  Todd Priggel singled with one out.  That was followed by back-to-back walks to "K"ole Simms and Kaden Hargrove but a force out at home and a strikeout ended the chance.

Meanwhile, Eagle starter, Ty Johnson, kept the visitors off the board through his 2 and one-third innings that he tossed, he was helped by a fantastic diving catch in center by Connor Kern.  Hargrove came in relief, one of four pitchers used by Oran on the day.  He gave up a single and a walk but induced a double play to end the Hornet threat.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "We went in wanting to throw everyone under 45 pitches and let them get some work before this weekend's tournament.  We had 4 guys go out and throw quality pitches for us and some of them being in high leverage situations.  The good news was that we were able to get out of those situations by limiting the damage and only allowing them to score 1 run in the innings they scored in."

Hargrove gave up a run in the fourth after consecutive walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball.  The first out was then recorded via a strike-three looking.  Johnson fielded a ground ball and threw home to catcher Nic Massey who made the tag for the second out.  The next batter, however, reached on an infield error allowing an unearned run to score.  Kolten Payne then took over the pitching duties and struck out the first he faced to end the Advance at-bat.

In the bottom half, Oran finally dented the scoreboard.  Freshman, Luke Peterson worked a leadoff walk, went to second on a passed ball, to third on Johnson's fly out to center and crossed the plate on Priggel's sac fly to left.

Advance got that run back in the sixth.

A one-out single, a stolen base and an error made it 3-1.

The Eagles batted around in their half against thee different Hornet hurlers.

Carter Heuring reached on an infield error and that led to pitching change number one.  Dawson Menz singled to center advancing Heuring to second.  Kern executed a sacrifice bunt moving the runners to second and third.  Massey picked up his first high school base hit driving in Carter and moving Menz to third making the score 3-2.  Massey moved to second on a pitch that got away from the catcher, but not far enough for the tying run to cross.  Peterson followed with his first high school hit, an RBI single that drove home, Menz.  Massey stopped at third while Peterson advanced to second on the throw.  The third pitcher of the inning took over and Johnson was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  But, after a base runner was picked off, Priggel walked to reload the sacks. Simms then walked for the fourth time in the game to force Peterson home with what proved to be the winning run.

Bickings added, "We were able to take advantage of some of their mistakes in the 6th inning and score 3 runs to take the lead 4-3.  We didn't knock the cover off the ball by any means but we were able to have some good at-bats and get some hits when we really needed them."

Advance made it interesting in the seventh.

Kern came in to work the inning.  He retired the first on a ground ball to second.  The next two singled, however, putting runners on first and second.  Johnson caught a pop up in shallow center and Hargrove fielded a ground ball at third and stepped on the bag to end the contest, giving the Eagles an exciting season-opening win.

Johnson went the first 2 and one-third innings giving up no runs, one hit, one walk while striking out four.   Hargrove also went 2 and one-third innings.  He allowed two runs, only one earned on four hits, three walks and he struck out two. Freshman Kolten Payne recorded the win going an inning and a third.  He gave up one unearned run on one hit while striking out three.  Sophomore Connor Kern tossed the final inning to pick up the save.  He allowed two hits.

Oran's offense only managed five hits on the day.  Menz had two of them.  Priggel, Massey and Peterson had the others.  Simms, Priggel, Massey and Peterson each had an RBI.  Heuring, Menz, and Peterson, twice, scored the runs.

The teams played two innings of junior varsity.  Advance scored the only run.

The Eagles will be back in action on Friday when they make the long trek to Ellsinore to face East Carter County at 5:30 pm.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fall baseball preview

The Oran High School fall baseball season begins on Tuesday when Advance comes to town for a 4:30 contest.

The Eagles have a 19-player roster this season, that will try to improve on last year's 4-7 mark.  Last fall, Oran played no home games or full-field practices because of infield turf issues.  No such problems this year and the majority of games will be at home.

This year's roster is freshman heavy with seven on the squad, several of which will more than likely see significant playing time.  There are three sophomores, five juniors and three seniors to round out the squad.  The seniors are Jake Phillips, Todd Priggel and "K" Kole Simms.

This is the roster: 

for a printable roster, click HERE

This is the schedule as of now:

For a printable schedule click HERE

What's happenin' (9/3-9/7)

Oran High School sports officially kick off on Tuesday with the first regular-season games.  Baseball will host Advance at 4:30, the Hornets come in at 0-1, and Volleyball will travel to Risco for a 6:30 first serve.

On Wednesday, the booster club will meet for the first time this school year.  Everyone is invited.  The meeting begins at 6:30 in the high school facs room.

Thursday will have the Lady Eagles hosting East Prairie at 6 pm.

On Friday, baseball hits the road to participate in the Carter County Tournament.  The format has changed this year and the Eagles have three pre-scheduled games.

Gm. 1- Fri. 6:30 pm vs East Carter @ Ellsinore
Gm.2 - Sat  12:30 pm vs West County @ Ellsinore
Gm 3- Sat 5:30 pm vs Van Buren @ Van Buren

(More on this year's baseball team coming soon!)

Monday, August 19, 2019

2019 Volleyball preview

The 2019 Lady Eagle volleyball season is just around the corner.  After a jamboree this Saturday, the regular season will begin on September 3rd at Risco.

The schedule looks like this:

for a printable copy, click HERE

The girls will try to improve on last year's 9-16-1 record.

This is the roster:

for a printable roster, click HERE.

What's happenin' (8/19-8/24)

Oran Schools are back in session and that means that fall sports can't be far away, in fact, volleyball will open its season with a jamboree on Saturday when they travel to Scott City.  The Eagles play the hosts at 9 am and then wrap things up at 10 with a contest against Meadow Heights.

Here are some details about the event:
More info on volleyball will be posted soon!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Eagles walloped by Wildcats

The Oran High School baseball team had its season end on Monday in the sectional round of the Missouri Class 1 state tournament at Cooter 10-0 in five innings.  it was the sixth time in the last nine years that the two squads had met in the sectional round,  The Eagles were 4-1 in the previous five meetings.

On Monday, the game was scoreless through the first two innings as both pitchers worked around leadoff walks in the first.  Cooter managed three runners in their half of the first.  Todd Priggel walked the first man he faced to start the game (Oran won the toss and was the home team on the scoreboard), but on a pickoff attempt, the runner broke for second and was gunned down, Ty Johnson to Luke Patterson.  A two-out single and a hit batter were stranded.

Jacob Shoemaker walked to start the Eagle-half, stole second but made it no farther.

In the second, the Wildcats had a one-out single and a walk but then a ground ball force out and a strikeout ended the threat.

Dawson Menz got the first Oran hit of the game with one down in the second but was not able to advance.

Cooter hit paydirt in the third, the first three reached on a walk, a hit batter and a single.  A wild pitch, a second single and a sacrifice fly made the score 3-0.

In the fourth, the Wildcats batted around and scored four.  A walk, an error and two hit batters ended Priggel's day and Conner Kern relieved.  He hit a batter and was the victim of an error before getting the third out.

Ty Johnson singled to open the bottom of the fourth but a force out and a double play ended the inning and the Eagles were down 7-0.

In the fifth,  the first two were retired before an error, a walk, a single and a double plated two.

Oran tried to extend the game in its half.  Menz picked up his second hit of the day with a leadoff single and Luke Patterson walked on four straight, but then two infield ground balls turned into forceouts and a pop fly ended the game by the mercy rule, 10-0.

Priggel (1-4) took the loss for the Eagles, who finished 10-10 on the year.  He went three and two-thirds.  He allowed four hits, seven runs, but only three earned.  He walked four and struck out seven.  Kern went an inning and a third gave up two hits, three runs, none earned, walked one and struck out two.

Menz had two hits.  He finished the season going 3-3 dating back to the walk-off single in the district championship game.  Johnson had the only other hit for Oran, who did not get a baserunner past second base.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "It was a tough loss and obviously not the way we wanted to end our season. In big games, it comes down to throwing strikes, making plays, and timely hitting. We didn't do a very good job of that. I think we had five walks, three errors, and only three hits.  We lost 10-0 while only giving up 3 earned runs.  I think a lot of it has to do with our youth and inexperience being in such a pressured filled game.  Hopefully, we can learn from that and if we're lucky enough to get back in that game we will perform better. "

On the season, Bickings added, "As a whole, it was a rollercoaster ride. We started out pretty good I think at 7-3.  Then we go into districts with an 8-9 record.  Now with that being said, I feel like we play in a very tough conference and we arguably have the toughest schedule in the state for a Class 1 school. Being in our conference and playing that tough of a schedule at times won't make our record look good but we have to learn how to compete against bigger schools to prepare us for districts and hopefully beyond.  I'm proud of the boys for battling this season and helping Oran win another district championship in baseball."

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Scheeter competes at State Meet

Sophomore Langdon Scheeter ran on Friday in the Missouri State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson City in the 1600M run.  He finished in 10th place with a personal and school record time of 4:37.80.

Scheeter was the only Eagle to compete at the state meet.

What's happenin' (5/20-5/124)

The school year is over but baseball season continues as the 10-9 Eagles will travel to Cooter tomorrow to take on the 18-6 Wildcats in a state sectional matchup at 4:30.  The winner will advance to Wednesday's quarterfinal.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Eagles claim championship over Cubs

The Oran High School baseball team, after defeating Oak Ridge in the semifinal round, moved on to face host and second-seeded Bell City in the title game of the Class 1, District 2 tournament.

The two teams had met the previous week with the Cubs picking up a 5-4 win at home.

This time, neither team scored during the first two innings. 

Oran scored first, Connor Kern walked to lead off the bottom of the third.  He scored on Todd Priggel's double. 

The Eagles made it 2-0 in the fourth as Kaden Hargrove led off with a single, went to third on Luke Patterson's base hit and scored when Connor Kern reached on an infield error.

The score remained the same until the top of the seventh when the Cubs used a leadoff walk issued by starter Ty Johnson.  A ground out and an error allowed one run to score.  Following a strikeout, Oran was one out away from the win.  A bang-bang play at first did not go the Eagles' way and Johnson had reached his pitching limit.  Freshman Connor Kern came in in relief; a second error allowed the second run to score and tie the game.  The next batter hit into a force out to end the rally.

Kern (1-1-1) picked up the win going one-third of an inning.  Johnson went six and two-thirds.  He allowed two runs, none earned, on three hits.  He walked three and struck out 12.

Priggel went 2-3 and had an RBI.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "Although we didn’t have very many hits yesterday it was nice to see Todd Priggel step up and be the leader we needed him to be.  Todd went 6-7 with 5 RBI and 4 runs scored.  Even the at-bat he got out on he hit the ball hard and it was right at the first baseman who couldn’t catch it cleanly because it was hit hard.  He’s one of our leaders on this team and he stepped up for us when we needed him to."

In the bottom of the seventh, with one out, "K"ole Simms walked on four pitches, went to second on a wild pitch and third on a balk.  Then with two outs and a 3-2 count on Dawson Menz, Menz singled to right to set off a dog-pile down the right field and propel the Eagles (10-9) into the sectional round of the state tournament that will be on Monday at 4:30 in Cooter.

Coach Joe Bickings added, "What a rollercoaster ride that game was.  There were a lot of ups and downs for both teams and fortunately for us we were able to come out on top.  We had the 2-0 lead heading into the 7th inning and Ty’s pitch count was creeping up there and he didn’t do any favors for himself by walking the leadoff hitter.  He then reached his pitch count and we had to take him out after a very well pitched game (probably his best game pitching of the year).  We also had some errors in that inning that led to Bell City making the game tied at 2-2.  Bell City took advantage of our mistakes.  The thing I liked was that after Bell City tied it up and had runners on base we were able to get out of it. Then we battled back for the win on a walk-off hit by Dawson Menz who didn’t have a hit all day up until that point.  It helps reiterate what I tell the kids that it’s not about what you have done, but what you will do.  The past is the past and you have to let it go and be ready for the moment at hand."

Eagles batter Blue Jays

The Oran High School baseball team opened its participation in class 1 district 2 baseball tournament in Bell City on Tuesday. With rain in the forecast, it was decided to play the semi-finals and finals on the same day.  The top-seeded Eagles were slated to face the fifth-seeded Oak Ridge Blue Jays, who had upset the fourth-seeded Zalma Bulldogs the day before.

Oran and Oak Ridge had met up early in the season and the Eagles came away with a three-inning mercy rule win 16-1.  This time it took five innings for Oran to claim a 12-2 victory.

Kaden Hargrove got the start on the mound and worked around a leadoff walk with the help of a 6-4-3 double play.  Oran took control in the bottom of the first as they sent nine to the plate.  Todd Priggel singled with one out.  He scored on Kole Simms two-out double.  Simms scored on Kaden Hargrove's single.  Dawson Menz was hit by a pitch as was Luke Patterson to load the bases. Hargrove scored on a wild pitch to Dane Shands who eventually walked.

Oak Ridge wasted a two-out double in the second and Oran tacked on another run.

Priggel doubled with one-out stole third and scored on a throwing error.

The Blue Jays picked up their two runs in the third.  They started the inning with back to back singles, a fielder's choice and an error to plate two to make the score 4-2.

The Eagles got those two back in the bottom of the fourth when Connor Kern walked to lead off the inning and Priggel homered to right with one out.

Oran picked up six in the fifth off of three Blue Jays pitchers to enact the mercy rule.  After the first batter was retired, the BlueJays issued a walk, a hit batter and then three more consecutive walks.  Priggel drove in a pair with a single before Ty Johnson drove in the final run with a double.

Priggel had four of the Eagles' seven hits going 4-4.  He scored four times and drove in four as well.

Hargrove (2-1) went the distance, picking up the five-inning win.  He allowed two runs, one earned on five hits.  He struck out three and walked one.

Monday, May 13, 2019

What's happenin' (5/13-5/18)

Oran High School has finished its school year, but athletics will continue a while longer.

Baseball will begin its rain-delayed district tournament on Tuesday when they face the winner of today's Zalma vs Oak Ridge contest.  Oran, seeded first,  will play at 2 pm at Bell City.

The Championship game is scheduled for 4:30 pm on Wednesday.

Langdon Scheeter will run at the State track meet at Jefferson City High School.  Right now his event, the 1600 M run is set for Friday at 1:20 pm.

Scheeter advances from Sectionals to State

The Oran High School track and field Sectional qualifiers left on Friday afternoon in advance of Saturday's Sectional meet in Mokane at South Callaway High School.

Langdon Scheeter was the only Eagle to move on to next weekend's state championships at Jefferson City High School.  He finished second in the 1600 M run with a personal best and new school record time of 4:40.17.

The top four in each event moved on to state.

Tyson Goodale finished sixth in the high jump at 5-08.00.  Samuel Shoemaker was also sixth in the 400 M dash with a time of 57.35.

The boys 4 X 100M relay team of Goodale, Shoemaker, Kaiden Massey and Diesel Cato finished seventh (48.92). 

Goodale also finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of  17-11.00.  Massey was eighth in the discus with a toss of  95-07.00.

On the girls side, Savannah Below was seventh in the high jump at 4-04.00 and Savannah Hewitt was eighth in the 400 M dash, running it in a time of 1:19.30.

The boys finished 14th out of 31 teams with 18 points and the girls were 28th out of 31 with 3 points.

Scheeter is tentatively scheduled to run on Friday at about 1:20 pm at Jefferson City High School.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Baseball stumbles on Senior Day

The Oran High School baseball team saw its record slip under .500 with its second consecutive lose to end the regular season 8-9.  Yesterday, they fell to Charleston 11-10 on Senior Day.

The Eagles got behind by two in the top of the first.  The BlueJays used a lead-off error and a home run off of starter Todd Priggel.

Oran cut the deficit in half during the bottom of the frame.  Priggel launched a drive over the right-field fence with one out.  They would get a two-out single from Kaden Hargrove and back to back walks to Kole Simms and Dawson Menz but left the bases loaded. 

That would be a reoccurring theme throughout the game as the Eagles left 13 on base.

Both teams would go down in order in the second, but Charleston would add to its lead in the third.  They used a leadoff hit batter, a single and a home run to take a 5-1 lead.

Oran, on the other hand, would not score again until the bottom of the fifth. By that time they were down 10-1 and on the verge of getting mercy-ruled.

In the meantime, Connor Kern came in relief to start the fourth.  He made it out of that inning unscathed, but the fifth was another story.  Charleston used three walks, two singles and a couple of errors to score five runs, only one of which was earned, to extend the lead.

Ty Johnson opened the home-half, with a line drive home run to left. Kaden Hargrove walked and Dane Shands entered as a pinch runner.  With two outs, Seth Cauble singled and Luke Patterson was hit by a pitch to load the bags.  All three were stranded.

Kern worked around a leadoff single in the top of the sixth.

The Eagles put up a "snowman" in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 10.  They used three hits, three walks, two hit batters and two errors.  Jacob Shoemaker had a double and Dane Shands had a two-run triple in the frame.  The tying run crossed on Priggel's one-out sacrifice fly.  With two runners still on base and a two-out walk, Oran left three on base again.

Charleston reclaimed the lead in the seventh in the strangest of ways. 

After a leadoff walk, a sac bunt, a groundout, the runner was at third with two down.  Kern was ahead on the count 1-2 to the ninth-place batter.  He was in the set position when he was stung by a wasp causing him to balk and allow the run to score.

The Eagles went down in order to end the game.

Kern (0-1-1), took the loss in relief, going four innings. He allowed six runs, but only two were earned, on four hits, four walks while striking out two.  Priggel went the first three.  He allowed five runs, four earned, struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Johnson had three hits and drove in a pair.  Priggel and Shands, each had two RBI. Shoemaker added two hits.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "What a game of ups and downs that was.  Down 10-2 and come back and tie it at 10-10 in the sixth only to lose the lead with two outs on a balk when Connor got stung by a bug.  When it rains it pours I guess.  Not to take any credit away from Charleston and Coach Minner because they beat us and took advantage of our miscues but I felt like we beat ourselves.  We made too many errors in big spots to give ourselves a chance to win and we didn’t hit the ball early on in the game and take advantage of the walks they gave us.  We have to get innings going early and get our leadoff guy on.  Charleston did that 6 of the 7 innings yesterday and they are able to steal or bunt runners over.  We only go the leadoff guy on once yesterday and that was the inning we scored 8 runs.  The positive was that we didn’t give up and battled back but we can’t wait until the 6th inning to get something going after you are already down 10-2."

Oran is now 8-9 and will play on Monday in Bell City at 2 pm.  They will face the winner of Zalma and Oak Ridge who will play Friday at noon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Baseball beaten by Bell City

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Bell City yesterday and took it on the chin 5-4.

The Eagles took an early lead in the second on "K"-Kole Simms leadoff double.  He went to third on Dawson Menz's sac bunt and scored on Conner Kern's infield ground ball.

Oran got two more in the third.  Ty Johnson walked with one out and after starting pitcher Kaden Hargrove lined out to the fence in left, Simms elevated his fly ball and got it over for a two-run dinger.

The Cubs tied it in the fifth with four walks, a hit batter and a single. Hargrove made it through one out in the inning before being replaced by Johnson.

The Eagles regained the lead briefly in the sixth,  Hargrove was hit by a pitch and Simms walked.  A sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a force out at third, but Dane Shands came through with a two-out single to plate one, 4-3 Oran.

Johnson struck out the first two he saw in the sixth but then allowed three consecutive walks, a single and another walk to allow two runs.

In the top of the seventh, the Eagles had the top of the lineup but they went down without a whimper

Hargrove went the first four and one-third innings.  He was charged with three runs, all earned on three hits, six walks and one strikeout.  Johnson (4-3) went the final one and two-thirds and took the loss for the Eagles who fell to 8-8.  He gave up two runs, both earned on two hits.  He walked four and struck out four.

At the plate, Simm's had the only multiple hit day for Oran with his double and home run.  He drove in two.  Shands and Kern each had the other hits.  Both also drove in run apiece.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "Tough game to lose because I felt like we gave them too many opportunities.  We walked 10 batters and hit 2 more.  In a close game, you have a recipe for disaster on your hands if you give out that many free passes.  We also need to find a way to get on base early in the inning and hopefully have some big innings.  We are struggling right now to hit the baseball and hit it with some authority.  We have one more game before districts to figure some things out.   "

Oran will close out the regular season tomorrow at 4:30 when they host Charleston.  It will be Senior Day.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Track and Field at districts

On Saturday the Oran High School track and field teams competed in the Class 1 District 1 meet at Cape Central High School.

Oran had several athletes advance (the top-four finishers move on) to next Saturday's sectional meet at South Callaway High School.

On the boys side, Tyson Goodale claimed the gold in the High Jump with a school record leap of 6-01.00.  Langdon Scheeter took the silver in the 1600 M run with a new school record of 4:43.31. Goodale grabbed the bronze in the long jump with a mark of 18-05.00.  The 4 X 100 M relay team of Goodale, Kaiden Massey, Diesel Cato and Samuel Shoemaker finished third with a time of 49.52  Shoemaker was third in the 57.46.  Massey was fourth in the discus at 100-01.

For the girls, both Savannah's advanced.  Below was fourth in the high jump at 4-02.00 and Hewitt was fourth in the 400 M dash at 1:14.79.

The boys had 44 points and finished eighth out of 17 teams.  the girls totaled 11 and were 14th out of 17.

What's happenin' (5/6-5/11)

The 2018-2019 school year is winding down.  This week baseball, 8-7, will conclude its regular season and track and field will compete in sectionals.

Today baseball travels to Bell City to take on the district rival Cubs (6-9) at 4:30 in what could be a preview of the upcoming Class 1 District 2 championship game, as the Eagles garnered the top-seed.  The Cubs are seeded second.

On Tuesday, the High School athletic banquet will take place in the high school gymnasium beginning at 7pm.

Baseball will host Scott-Miss foe Charleston (3-13) on Wednesday at 4:30, it will be senior day for Avery Mitchem, Luke Patterson, Calen Read and Jacob Shoemaker, and the grill will be fired up!

On Saturday, the track and field sectional meet will be held at South Callaway High School.  We will post more info when it becomes available.

Softball beaten by Bernie

The Oran High School softball team saw its season come to an end on Friday in the District Championship game at Bernie.  The Lady Eagles lost 13-2 in five innings.

Oran gave up a run in the bottom of the first, starter Kaylee Payne retired the first two, but then a double was followed by an RBI single.  She retired the next seven she faced and the Lady Eagles were up 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Payne reached on an infield error with one out in the third.  She went to third on a bunt single by Leah Cauble and scored on Claire Ramsey's bunt single to tie the game.

In the fourth, Rylee Boshell singled with one down and advanced to second on Taylor Lowe's ground out and scored as Kennedi McVay reached on an error.

Bernie, got to Payne, in the bottom of the fourth.  They used four walks, three singles, a home run and an error as the sent 10 to the plate and had five cross.

In the top of the fifth, Samantha Welter walked with two outs and Jessie Long reached on an infield single but got no more.

Bernie's offensive onslaught continued in the fifth.  Payne retired the first two, but then a single, homer and a walk chased her.  Alyssa Spane came in in relief.  She faced four and did not retire a batter.  The Lady Mules had three singles and a walk-off grand slam to invoke the mercy rule.

Payne (7-3), took the loss.  She went four and two-thirds, allowing nine runs, seven earned on eight hits.  She walked four and struck out five.  Spane faced four batters and did not record an out.  She gave up four runs, all earned on four hits.

Cauble, Ramsey and Boshell had the only hits for the Lady Eagles who ended its season at 14-6.

Coach Jim Eftink said, "Marcum (Bernie's pitcher) is the type of pitcher who can shut you down and she had our number. Anytime we got something going she came through with exactly the pitch she needed.  We really haven’t played small ball in a couple of years so it was kinda nice to see all those bunts laid down. Those bunts kept the game close for a while.  Seasons over and it’s the end of an era.  I’d like to say thanks to our seniors who have been a big part of the softball program for the past four years.  God bless and good luck to Jessie, Kaitlyn, Claire and Leah."

The senior class went 56-19 over their four years.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Baseball k'd by Kelly

Yesterday, the Oran High School baseball team traveled to Kelly High School to take on the conference foe Hawks.  Kelly came away with a 4-0 win.

The Eagles gave up a pair of unearned runs in the first and single tallies in the third and fifth.  Oran only managed two baserunners during the game.  Todd Priggel walked with two down in the fourth and Dawson Menz got the only Eagle hit with a two-out double in the fifth.  On the day, Oran batters struck out 10 times.

Todd Priggel (1-3) took the loss, going 4.0 innings. He gave up all four runs, only two earned.  He walked seven and struck out four and allowed four hits.  Kaden Hargrove tossed the final two frames.  He struck out one and gave up one hit.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "We just didn’t have a very good day at the plate and if you can’t get more than one hit it is very tough to win a baseball game.  We are striking out at an alarming rate right now and we have to find ways to just shorten our swing up and put the ball in play.  At times I didn’t think Todd threw that bad but putting 7 runners on via the walk is tough to overcome.  He did battle and limit the damage when he walked the batters but we just didn’t do enough offensively to win the game. "

Oran fell to 8-7 on the season with the loss.  They were scheduled to play Sikeston today but were rained out.  Up next will be district rival Bell City on Monday, on the road.  Also,  Charleston will come to town on Wednesday at 4:30.

Softball blasts Bloomfield

Yesterday, the Oran High School softball team, seeded second, travel to Bernie to take on the third-seed Bloomfield Lady Wildcats.  The Lady Eagles came away with a 15-0 four-inning victory to advance to the Championship game that was originally scheduled for today but was postponed due to rain and is now set for tomorrow at 4:30 (although the weather forecast does not look promising).  For the second game in a row, Oran posted a 10-run inning, this time in the third, they already led 3-0 after one.  Also, for the second-straight game, no Lady Eagle went down on strikes.

Kaylee Payne led-off the home half of the first with a single after a stolen base, Claire Ramsey was hit by a pitch with one down and Jessie Long singled to load the bases.  Katelyn Streeter walked with two outs to force Payne home.  Rylee Boshell reached on an infield error that allowed Ramsey and Long to cross the plate.

In that big third inning, Oran sent 14 to the plate, was gifted six walks, had four hits, including a Long triple and a Boshell double, had a batter hit by a pitch and received an error.

In the fourth, Mallory Lowes singled, Payne reached on fielder's choice, forcing Lowes at second.  Payne stole second and third.  Cauble walked and stole second.  Ramsey drove both in with a single to enact the mercy rule.

Alyssa Spane (6-3) went the distance.  She scattered three hits, she did not walk anyone and struck out six.

Long was the only batter with multiple hits with two and drove in two.  Streeter had three RBI and Ramsey had a pair.

Coach Jim Eftink said, "Alyssa had a commanding presence on the mound. She worked around a couple of errors in the first two innings where she could have got a little frustrated, but she hung in there and stayed focused.  It’s on to the championship game against a very good Bernie team.  It’s going to be one of those old fashioned games where one team has a great pitcher and the other has a line up of good hitters. Good pitching against good hitting, who’ll step up to the challenge?  You can bet it’s going to be a seven-inning game and will go right down to the last out."

Lady Eagles pound Puxico

On Monday, the Oran High School softball team traveled to Bernie to begin play in the Class one District 3 tournament.  The second-seeded Eagles faced the seventh-seeded Puxico Lady Indians. The game was scheduled to begin at 3pm but was delayed by an hour, as the previous games ran long.  It was worth the wait, however, as Oran jumped out to a 10-1 lead after the first inning and cruised to a 12-2 five-inning, mercy-rule win.

Puxico scored an unearned run in the top of the first on an error, a stolen base, a ground out and a sacrifice fly.

Oran sent 15 to the plate in their half of the inning had nine hits, was awarded two bases on balls and took advantage of six Puxico errors.  They started with five consecutive hits. Kaylie Payne, who got the start in the circle, had two doubles in the first and drove in two. 

The Eagles added single tallies in the third and fourth innings.

In the third, Puxico decided to pitch around Payne and walked her on four pitches and she then stole second on the first pitch to Leah Cauble.  She went to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.

The final Eagle run came when freshman catcher, Rylee Boshell reached second on an outfield error.  Mallory Lowes entered the game as a courtesy runner.  Taylor Lowes and Kennedi McVay walked to load the bases.  Payne picked up her third RBI on an infield ground out.

The other Puxico run came in the top of the fourth on three walks (one intentional) and a ground ball fielder's choice.

Payne (7-2) went the distance for Oran, who improved to 13-5.  She allowed two runs, only one earned on two hits, she walked six (one intentionally) and struck out three.  At the plate, she had two doubles and three runs driven in.  Samantha Welter had a double and two RBI.  Claire Ramsey had two hits, including a double, and drove in one.  Jessie Long had two hits and Boshell added a run driven in.

Coach Jim Eftink commented that his team "needed to play with the same intensity we had in the first inning.  After the first inning, it was a 2-2 game the rest of the way.  That won’t be good enough as we move forward because each opponent will be better."

Monday, April 29, 2019

T&F competes in conference meet

On Saturday the Oran High School track and field teams participated in the SEMO Conference meet at Notre Dame Regional High School.  It was the first time that all conference members met on the same day at the same location.  The squads were broken down into four divisions based on enrollments.  The Eagles were grouped with Bell City, Chaffee, Delta, Hayti, Scott City and Scott County Central.  Chaffee, Hayti and Scott City are Class 2, while the rest are Class 1 and will compete against one another next Saturday in the district meet at Cape Central.

The girls finished third out of seven teams with 44 points and the boys were fifth out of seven totaling 57 points.

The boys claimed three golds.

The 4x100M team of Tyson Goodale, Diesel Cato, Kaiden Massey and Samuel Shoemaker won with a time of 49.03. Goodale also claimed the high jump with a leap of 6-00.00, Cato finished fourth at 5-02.00 and Langdon Scheeter won the 1600 M (4.53.49).  Shoemaker was second in the 400M (58.41) and Cato was fourth (1:03.76).  Goodale was third in the long jump (17-09.00) and Massey was seventh in the same event (16-02.00).  Massey was fourth in the 100M (12.72), he finished seventh in the discus (82-10) and Logan Fouts was 10th (45-02).  Fouts was sixth in the 200M (29.87).

For the girls, Savannah Below was second in the high jump at 4-04.00 and the long jump (13-07.0) and she was third in the 100M at 15.17.  Traci Hency was second in the discus (66-04), while Paige Bradley finished 10th (47-08).  In the shot put, Hency was fourth (24-01.00) and Bradley was seventh (24-03.00).  Hewitt was third in the 400M (1:14.55) and was fourth in the long jump (11-05.00).

The Class 1 District 1 meet will be held Saturday at Cape Central.  Start time is 9 am.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

What's happenin' (4/29-5/4)

Oran High School sports seasons are winding down.

On Monday the softball district tournament begins in Bernie.  #2 Oran (12-5)will face #7 Puxico (8-8) at 3 pm. If the Lady Eagles are victorious they will play again the next day

On Tuesday, softball would take on the winner of #3 Bloomfield (10-6) and #6 Charleston (2-14)at 4 pm.  Baseball (8-6) travels to Kelly to take on the (11-3) Hawks at 4:30.

The district softball championship game is scheduled for 4:30 on Wednesday.  Baseball will host Sikeston (8-7) at the same time.  Earlier, beginning at 2:30 sports physicals will be available at the school.  For more details, click HERE.

The Track and Field district meet will be held Saturday at Cape Girardeau Central High School.  When we know the start time, we will post it.

Softball drops finale

The Oran High School softball team added a game for yesterday and they traveled down to Kennett and lost 9-7.  The Lady Eagles outhit their host 16-12 but committed three errors.  They stranded 10 baserunners and lost four on the bases.

Kennett took the lead in the bottom of the first, taking a 2-0 advantage, it could have been worse.  Oran starter, Kaylee Payne, gave up a pair of hits, a walk, a hit batsman and an error but Kennett lost a pair of runners on the base paths.

The Eagles tied it in the third with consecutive one-out singles by Payne, Leah Cauble and Claire Ramsey followed by an RBI ground out by Jessie Long.

Kennett scored five of their own in the bottom half.

The first batter reached on an error, followed by a single. After an out, a double ended Payne's day in the circle.  Alyssa Spane came on in relief and she too had to deal with an error, a double and a single. 

After three, it was 7-2 Kennett.

Oran got four of those runs back in the fourth.

Katelyn Streeter singled with one out but was forced at second on a ground ball hit by Rylee Boshell.  Taylor Lowes singled and Kennedi McVay walked to load the bases.  Payne followed with a double driving in Boshell and Lowes.  After Cauble was hit by a pitch,  Ramsey drove home McVay and Payne with a base hit.

Spane worked around a pair of singles to keep the game knotted.  A 6-3 (Payne to Ramsey) double play after the first hit helped.

The Lady Eagles wasted a two-out double by Samantha Welter in the sixth.

In the home half,  the Lady Indians used a one-out single followed by a double and an intentional walk to load the bases.   They followed those with a single and a ground out to take a two-run lead into the seventh.

Oran had a Boshell single, a ground out, a McVay walk and a double steal to get the tying run to second with only one out but couldn't get anything else.

Payne went the first two and 1/3.  She gave up five runs, only three earned,  she gave up four hits, while walking two and striking out one.  Spane ( 5-3) took the loss, going the final three and 2/3.  She was charged with four runs, two earned.  She gave up eight hits, one intentional walk and struck out one.

Payne was 4-5 on the day with three RBI.  Ramsey was 2-3 and also drove in three.  Long had the other run driven in.

Welter, Streeter, Boshell and Lowes all had two hits.

Coach Jim Eftink said, "Poor game planning on my part. Experimented a little too much against a very good team.  Our ladies showed a lot of spunk. Despite falling behind twice, they stood up and fought. Showed that they’re not going to lay down to anyone. They’re fighters.  The Kennett team is always a handful and they made some very big plays when they needed them.  There was a ball that Taylor hit early in the game that should have been a hit up the middle—but their shortstop made a gold glove diving play to not only field the ball but get up to throw for the out at first. We’ve got to make plays like that if we want to move forward!"

Oran fell to 12-5 and will travel to Bernie on Monday at 3 pm to face Puxico in the first round of the C1D3 tournament.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Sports Physicals

Brey Family Chiropractic, LLC

Tiffany M. Brey, DC

2230 Main Street, Scott City, MO 63780

Phone: 573-264-1999


Dear parents,

Dr. Tiffany Brey with Brey Family Chiropractic will be providing sports physicals for the students at Oran High School once again this year.

I will be at OHS on Thursday, May 2, 2019, starting at 2:00 pm to complete the physicals. I love providing this service because it allows the students to have the physicals completed without bothering the parents to get them to a doctor’s office on their own time.

Every student who plans on participating in any sport for the 2019-2020 school year will need to have a physical completed before they will be allowed to participate.

A physical form can be picked up in the High School office at Oran, there are several places for the parents to fill out and sign, as well as a couple places for the student to sign.


There is a $20 fee for the physicals; we will donate a portion of that fee back to Oran Athletics. Please send either cash or a check made out to Tiffany Brey with your student.

Once the physicals are completed you will receive a letter for every child letting you know what, if anything, I found during the exam.


Tiffany M. Brey, DC

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Baseball blasts Braves

The Oran High School baseball team ended a three-game losing streak yesterday with a 19-0 three-inning shellacking of the visiting Scott County Central Braves.

The Eagles put up six in the first and 13 in the second.

Todd Priggel was 3-3 with two triples and four runs driven in.  Kaden Hargrove was 2-2 and drove in three.

Kole Simms (2-0) tossed the three-inning shutout.  He gave up two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five as the Eagles improved to 8-6.  They will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Kelly to take on the Hawks at 4:30.

Coach Joe Bickings said, "It was good to get back in the win column.  We were patient at the plate and when we got our pitch we did something with it.  I also thought that Kole Simms did an excellent job throwing strikes.  It was an overall nice win and hopefully, it gets us going in the right direction with districts around the corner."

Softball swamps Scott County on Senior Day

The Oran High School softball team hosted Scott County Central yesterday.  It was Senior Day and the Eagles honored Brianna Fouts, Leah Cauble, Jessie Long, Claire Ramsey and Katelyn Streeter before the game.  Oran won 20-3 in three innings.

Oran gave up three unearned runs in the top of the first but came back with 19 of their own in the bottom half as they sent 24 to the plate as they had nine walks, five hits, two errors and a hit batter and a sac fly to score the runs.  Jessie Long had two hits in the frame as she went 3-3 on the day and drove in four.  Ramsey had two hits and drove in three in the contest.

Alyssa Spane (5-2) picked up the win, tossing three innings and allowing the three unearned runs on one hit.  She walked one and struck out three.

Coach Jim Eftink said, "Regular season is over [It's] time to focus on districts.  Can’t have any bad innings here on out! One error or mistake can quickly end your season."

With the win, the Lady Eagles improved to 12-4 and with today's rainout concluded the regular season.  They will begin district play on Monday at 3 pm in Bernie.  Oran, the two-seed will take on the seventh-seeded Puxico Lady Indians.

Baseball stumbles at Scott City

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Scott City on Tuesday and dropped a 7-1 decision to their conference foe.

The Eagles took the lead 1-0 in the second on a one-out single by Kaden Hargrove who advanced to second on a wild pitch and came around to score on a two-out Dawson Menz single.  Unfortunately for Oran, they would not get another baserunner the rest of the day.  The Eagles gave up a six-run fourth inning that chased starter Ty Johnson, who through the first three had given up only a single and a hit batter.

Johnson (4-2), took the loss.  He went three and 2/3 innings giving up six runs, all earned on six hits.  He walked two and struck out five.  Conner Kern tossed the final two and 1/3. he gave up one earned run on one hit.  He walked two and did not strike out any.

Hargrove and Menz had the only Eagle hits.

Coach Joe Bickings said,"One bad inning did us in against Scott City.  We gave up 6 runs in the 4th inning and we weren’t hitting the ball and haven’t been hitting the ball well enough to win.  If we aren’t hitting we have to be good on the mound and in the field.  Right now we are in a funk and have to find a way to break out of it.  We have the athletes and baseball players to do so but they have to start believing they can get out of it and not be so down on themselves.  Baseball is a very mental game and a game of failure.  I feel like when things are going good with this group we have a sense of urgency and have some pep in our step and we look like ball players.  But when things are going bad you can tell in our body language.  You have to be mentally strong in this game and let the negative things go and move on to the next play."

With the loss, Oran fell to 7-6.

Softball soars over New Madrid County Central

On Tuesday, the Oran High School softball team hosted the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles.  Oran won 12-4.

The home team jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings.

In inning one, Kaylee Payne led off with a single and with one out Claire Ramsey drove her home with a triple. Jessie Long singled to score Ramsey.

Four more runs crossed in the second, Taylor Lowes and Kennedi McVay singled to start the frame, Lowes scored after Payne lofted a sacrifice fly to right. McVay scored on a Ramsey RBI single.  That was followed by a walk to Long.  Samantha Welter drove both Ramsey and Long home with a single

In the fourth Ramsey added a solo home run.  On the day, she was 3-4 with three runs driven in.  Payne, Long, Welter and Lowes each drove in a pair of runs.  Those four plus McVay had two hits apiece.

Payne (6-2) went the distance for win,  she allowed four runs, all earned on six hits.  She walked six and struck out six of the hosts who improved to 11-4.

Coach Jim Eftink said, "That home run by Claire was pretty impressive. I’ve seen her go deep to left, left-center and straight center but it was cool to see her take it to the opposite field. She also went to right field in the first inning to give us a lead.  In one inning Claire threw out two runners trying to steal. You don’t see that very often in softball."

"Gotta give some props to Kennedi and Taylor. Kennedi got a two-out rally started with a single. She then stole second and scored on a double by Kaylee. She’s got some wheels and is becoming a big weapon down in the nine hole.  Taylor laid down a pair of bunts and reached base both times. One one of the bunts she circled the bases as there was a bad throw all the way into the right-field corner. She also showed some power with a double which got to the fence in left center. I think both Kennedi and Taylor can be difference makers both offensively and defensively next week in districts,"  he added.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Track and field competes at Kelly

The Oran High School track and field teams traveled to Kelly High School yesterday to participate in the Johnny Merrick Invitational.  The boys had their best performance to date, scoring 22 points and finishing 11th out of 18 teams.  The girls, however, did not tally a point and were 18th out of 18.

Tyson Goodale claimed gold in the high jump with a leap of 6-00.00.  Langdon Scheeter got the bronze in the 1600M with a time of 4:59.50.  The 4 X 100M team of Goodale, Diesel Cato, Kaiden Massey and Samuel Shoemaker finished sixth with a time of 49.00.  Massey finished sixth in the long jump at 17-01.00.

Massey was 12th in the discus with a throw of 93-00.00.  Shoemaker finished ninth in the 400M with a time of 58.28.  Cato finished 10th in the high jump at 5-00.00 and 16th in the 800 M at 2:28.40.

On the girls side, Traci Hency was 12th in the discus.  She threw 68-02.  Paige Bradley was 17th throwing 58-04.  In the Shot Put, Hency was 17th at 24-01.50  and Bradley was 24th (20-03.75) Savannah Below was 13th in the long jump at 13-05.50,  Savannah Hewitt was 16th in the same event at 13-11.50.  Below was 14th in the 100M at 14.90 and she also participated in the high jump but did not place.

The teams will be back in action on Saturday at Notre Dame for the conference meet that begins at 9 am.

Semoball pictures.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

What's happenin' (4/23-4/27)

Oran High School spring athletes return to action next week with a full schedule.

On Tuesday, track and field will participate at the Kelly Invitational that begins at 4 pm.  Baseball (7-5) travels to conference foe Scott City (9-6).  Softball (11-4) will host New Madrid County Central (8-8).  Both contests begin at 4:30.

On Wednesday, baseball and softball host conference and district rival Scott County Central (1-4 and 2-6, respectively).  First pitch is slated for 4:30.

Thursday sees baseball hosting fellow conference-member Charleston (2-12) while softball travels to Portageville (5-6).  Once again, both games are scheduled for 4:30. Softball concludes it's regular season with the game at Portageville.

On Saturday, track and field will take part in the conference meet that will be held at Notre Dame Regional High School.  *Start time is 9:30 am. 2nd update, start time is 9 am.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Softball downs Dexter

One day after the Oran High School softball team pounded out 19 runs and 19 hits at Leopold, the offense continued firing on all cylinders yesterday as they defeated the visiting Dexter Lady Bearcats 15-0 in four innings.  This game the Lady Eagles had 17 hits.

Kaylee Payne was 3-3 with a home run and a triple and one driven in.  Leah Cauble was also 3-3 with a pair of doubles and a run driven in.  Claire Ramsey drove in three with a 3-4 day that included a double.  Rylee Boshell was also 3-3 and drove in a pair.  Katelyn Streeter had a pair of RBI and was 2-3.

Payne crossed the plate four times. Samantha Welter scored three times.

Alyssa Spane (4-2) went the distance for Oran (10-4) in the circle, tossing a three-hit, four-inning shutout.  She struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Coach Jim Eftink told the blog, "Once again lots of big hits. Kaylee ripped a home run for the second day in a row and there were several shots off the wall. Lots of hard contact.  We’re on a little run right now where we’re playing very good ball. Hopefully, we can keep this going through next week and into districts"

The junior varsity got in two innings of action, Oran came out on top 5-3.

With today's rainout, the girls will next be in action on Tuesday when they host 8-8 New Madrid County Central at 4:30