Monday, December 31, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Junior High boys sweep Cubs

The Oran Junior High School boys basketball teams picked up a pair of wins last night on the road at Bell City.

The seventh-grade claimed its initial win of the season, 27-18.  The eighth grade won, 61-29.

In the opener, the score was 12 all at halftime.  Oran was able to win the second half by 9 to improve its record to 1-2.

Elijah Shoemaker topped the team with 17.  He hit three from beyond the arc and was 2-2 at the line.

Andrew Dennis added six points. Brenden Campbell and Nate Pobst each had a field goal to round out the scoring.

The team was 2 for 7 from the free throw line for 29%.  They improved their record to 1-2.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "The seventh-grade played with more confidence and cut down on their turnovers. They also hit some shots which really helped out. The end result was their first win."

The older boys jumped out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead, kept the hammer down and cruised to the 32 point victory, to bounce back from Monday's double-overtime defeat.

The Eagles placed four players in double figures, including Camdyn Triblett, who had 10 of his game-high 14 during the first six minutes.  He played in only three quarters.  Nic Massey had 12 including a trey.  Parker Diebold and Kolten Payne had 10 apiece.

Noah Mitchem added eight, with six of those coming from beyond the arc.  Luke Peterson had four and Robby Menz hit a three-pointer to account for his total.

The older boys were 3 of 5 from the charity stripe for 60%.  They are now 2-1 on the year.

Coach Shoemaker told the blog, "The eighth-grade got into a little foul trouble early and had some kids come off the bench and provide us with a nice boost. It was nice to see that we had several players score in double figures."

The Eagles will be back in action next Thursday when the host Scott City at 6 pm.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Junior High girls claim tournament titles

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams made a clean sweep of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament last night by defeating Delta.  The seventh-grade picked up an improbable 31-25 victory, while the eighth-grade prevailed, 45-26.

Oran was the number one seed at both levels but had lost to Delta less than a week before on the road after the seed meeting had already taken place.  The Bobcats had the second seed and were undefeated coming into the evening.

The younger girls struggled early and were down 15-0 before getting on the board with just over two minutes remaining in the opening quarter.  After one it was 15-6.

Oran slowly cut the deficit.

The Eagles trailed 17-11 at the break and with just over three minutes remaining in the third period, Oran took its first lead of the game 20-19 and managed the six-point win.

Coach Ethan Evans said of the game, " This was a nice come from behind victory for the girls. It wasn’t the start that we hoped for but to dig out of a 15-0 hole was awesome. I couldn’t be more happy for this group of girls."

Bralynn Morgan was the game's leading scorer with 15.  She hit two from beyond the arc. 

Addie Nichols finished with eight.  Lilly Knotts had four.  Olivia Schlosser and Molly Spane had a field goal apiece.

They were 3 of 7 from the line for 43%. 

They finished the year with a second-place plaque for the S-MC regular season with a 5-1 league mark and 13-1 overall.

The eighth-grade, who played the entire event with only five healthy players, as Carly Gloth was injured, led from start to finish and extended a tight game out to 19 points late for a little breathing room.

Oran led 16-8 after one and 26-18 at the intermission. The outpointed the Bobcats 19-8 the rest of the way.

Evans said, "These girls showed heart and determination by going out and winning the championship with only 5 healthy girls. The offense and defense both got going early and girls knocked down shots. We are very proud of them."

Grace Davis had 21 points, including 5 of 6 from the charity stripe, and Liza Dannenmueller had 10.

Maddie Stickel scored seven. Laney Shy four and Emma Priggel hit a trey for her points.

After going just 9-22 from the free throw line during the earlier five-point loss, the Lady Eagles hit 6 of 8 for 75% last night. 

The older girls also finished second in league play with a 6-1 record and 14-2 in all games.  They finished their junior high careers with a 23-4 record.

Jr. High boys lose to Woodland

On Monday, the Oran Junior High boys basketball teams lost to the visiting Woodland Cardinals.  The seventh-grade fell 36-12, while the eighth-graders dropped a heartbreaker 43-42 in double overtime.

The younger boys trailed 22-2 at the break and ended up losing by 24.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought are seventh-grade improved as the game went on. We have to clean up our fundamentals and start making some shots but I am confident that they will improve as the season continues."

Brendan Campell had five points, including a trey, Andrew Dennis added four, Elijah Shoemaker had two and Cody Albritton added a free throw.

From the line, the team was only 1 of 8 for 13%.  They are now 0-2 on the year.

In the nightcap, the Eagles led 18-12 at halftime but trailed 26-24 heading into the final period. At the end of regulation, it was knotted at 36 all.

Shoemaker said, "The eighth-grade had a heck of a battle with a good Woodland team. Hopefully, we learned that every play counts from the first one to the last one. I am looking forward to how they approach our next game."

After one overtime, it was tied 39-39.  The Cardinals outscored Oran by a point in the final two-minute extra-frame.

Luke Peterson led the Eagles with 13 including a trey.  Camdyn Triblett also scored in double-digits with 10.

Kolten Payne had seven points, and he too hit a three-pointer.  Robby Menz had six, Parker Diebold four and Nic Massey two.

The Eagles hit only 2 of 6 at the line for 33% and fell to 1-1.

They will be back in action this evening at Bell City.  Tip time is 6:00pm.

Volleyball struggles through pool play

The SEMO Conference is divided into two divisions for volleyball.  The North, for the biggest five schools, and the South, for the smallest five.

The previous two years, the smallest of the small, Oran, had captured the South Division pool play title.  This year, however, they finished fourth, going 1-3-1 (3-8 in total sets).

The complete South division scores and standings:

Oran will take on Sikeston in bracket play on Thursday at 4 pm at the Sportsplex on court #3.


Jr. High girls advance to finals

On Monday, the Oran Junior High girls basketball teams picked up a pair of wins to advance to the Tuesday night finals of the Scott-Mississippi County Conference Tournament hosted by Charleston.

The seventh-grade defeated Kelly 41-30, while the eighth-grade routed Chaffee, 50-19.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I didn’t think we played our best game. Defensively we fouled way too much and gave them most of their 1st half points on free throws."

Kelly scored nine of its 13 points at the line during the first 12 minutes.

Bralynn Morgan led the way with 22 points.  She hit two from beyond the arc.  Addie Nichols scored 14.

Molly Spane had three and Lilly Knotts chipped in a field goal to round out the scoring.

The team hit 3 of 8 free throw attempts for 38%, compared to Kelly's 10-15, to improve to 12-1 and move on to the championship game against Delta, the team that had handed the Eagles its only loss of the season less than a week ago.  That game was a 31-21 defeat at Delta.

In the eighth-grade contest, Oran led 30-15 at the break and outscored the Devils 20-4 the rest of the way.

Evans said, "The girls picked the defense up in the 2nd half to finally put the game away. Offensively we played pretty well but we didn’t really start guarding until the 3rd quarter."

Grace Davis topped the team with 17.  Liza Dannenmueller had 13. 

Laney Shy scored nine, Maddie Stickel six and Emma Priggel five, including a trey.

They were 5-8 from the line for 63%.  The win upped their mark to 13-2 and also propelled them into the tournament final against Delta, who had won the previous match-up 46-41.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

What's happenin' (10/15-10/19)

This week the girls have tournaments and the boys have regular-season games.

On Monday, the junior high boys host Woodland at 6 pm and the seventh-grade girls take on either Scott County Central or Kelly at 4 pm at Charleston.  Later, at 6:45, the eighth-grade faces Chaffee.  The girls are playing at Charleston in the conference tournament.

The volleyball team travels to the Sportsplex in Cape on Tuesday for the pool play segment of their conference tournament.  (Details here).  Also, a victory on Monday for either junior high girls team would allow them to advance to the championship game.  The seventh-grade final is scheduled for 6 pm.  The eighth-grade, 7:30.

The boys will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Bell City.  Game time is 6 pm.

Bracket play for volleyball is on Thursday.

8th-grade advances in conference tourney

The Oran eighth-grade girls basketball team easily advanced during the opening round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon in a game played at Charleston.  The Lady Eagles scalped the Scott County Central Bravettes 60-8 to advance to the semi-finals. 

Emma Priggel led all scorers with 18, she hit two from beyond the arc.  Liza Dannenmueller and Grace Davis added 14 each.

Laney Shy had eight and Maddie Stickel chipped in six.

The girls were 2 of 3 from the line for 67%.

They improved to 12-2 overall and will take on Chaffee on Monday at 6:45 pm.

VB falls on the road

The Oran High School volleyball teams lost in straight sets last night at Saxony Lutheran to close out the regular-season.  They jayvee lost 8-25 and 10-25 to finish the season at 3-13-1.  The varsity lost 16-25 and 14-25.

Cassie Cochran had an ace and three digs.  Kennedi McVay had two kills and five assists, while Savannah Below had three kills and Kaylee Payne added two kills.

The varsity ended its regular season with an 8-12 mark.  They will participate in the SEMO conference tournament with pool play on Tuesday and bracket play on Thursday.  For more information on the event, you can click HERE.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jr High boys open with split

The Oran Junior High School boys basketball team tipped off its season last night with a split at home against Scott County Central.  The seventh-grade stumbled, 52-20, while the eighth-grade rolled, 56-16.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I thought the seventh-grade came out a little nervous, which is natural for their first game and missed some shots they would normally make.  They played hard but we will have to clean up some mistakes.  I like that they competed for the entire game."

Elijah Shoemaker led the Eagles in scoring with 10.  Brenden Campbell and Nate Pobst each scored four.  Nate Pobst added two.

They hit 2 of 5 free throw attempts for 40%.

Coach Shoemaker said, "The eighth-grade was able to hit some layups early which is always a nice thing.  I thought they did a good job of moving the basketball and making the extra pass to a teammate for an open shot."

The older team was led by Camdyn Triblett's 24 points in three-quarters of action.  Robbie Menz hit four treys as part of his 18 points.

Luke Peterson had six, Nic Massey five and Kolten Payne hit a trey to account for his points.

Oran hit 7 of 13 from the free line for 54%.

The Eagles will be back in action on Monday when they host Woodland at 6 pm.

Jr High girls bounce back

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams rebounded from their Wednesday night losses with a pair of easy wins at Woodland to close out the regular season.  The seventh-grade won 54-8 and the eighth, 45-5.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "It was nice to get back in the win column for both teams."

During the opener, Oran was up 29-4 at the half and never looked back.

Bralynn Morgan led the way with 23 while Addie Nichols had 21.

Scarlett Schlosser added six and Molly Spane chipped in four.

As a team, they hit 6 of 16 from the line for 38%.

They finished the regular season at 11-1 and will be back in action during the conference tournament at Charleston on Monday at 4pm against the winner of Saturday's Scott County Central vs. Kelly contest.

Evans said, "During the seventh-grade game we jumped out on them early and got a lot of nice looks at the basket."

In the eighth-grade game, the Lady Eagles jumped out to a 21-1 lead going into the halftime lockerrooms and rolled to the forty-point win.

Grace Davis poured in 27 points.

Liza Dannenmueller had eight, Emma Priggel six.  Laney Shy and Maddie Stickel added a field goal apiece.

They were 5 out of 10 at the charity stripe for 50% and finished their regular season at 11-2.  They will take on Scott City on Saturday at Charleston at 1:45.

"We struggled a bit early in the eighth-grade game but finally got it going. We need to get a little more balance in our scoring going forward to the tournament," Coach Evans said.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Junior High Boys start tonight!

The Oran Junior High School boys basketball teams tip off its seasons tonight when they host Scott County Central at 6 pm.

This year's eighth-grade team finished 6-0 in Scott-Mississippi Conference play and 11-3 overall last year as seventh-graders.

Coach Joe Shoemaker said, "I am excited to start playing games this week. The boys have been practicing hard and are improving every day. We have very good numbers on both teams and we are looking forward to the challenges that we will face this season."

The roster looks like this:

For a printable copy of the roster, click HERE.

This is the schedule:

For a printable schedule, click HERE.

Jr. High girls lose at Delta

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams lost last night at a raucous Delta High School to the Bobcats in their final regular-season conference contest.  The seventh-grade lost for the first time this season by a score of 31-21, while the eighth-grade fell for the second time in as many nights, dropping the game to Delta 46-41.

In game one, neither team could generate much offense early.  The Lady Eagles did not dent the scoreboard until a minute and a half into the second quarter, at that point they were down 6-2.  By the intermission, Oran trailed 21-10.

The two teams played basically even the rest of the way.

Addie Nichols, who was double-teamed the entire evening, led Oran with 13.  She hit one from beyond the arc. 

Bralynn Morgan had four points.  Sophie Bryeans and Scarlett Schlosser each added a field goal.

As a team, they hit only 5 of 13 at the line for 38%.

The team finished with a 5-1 Scott-Miss record.  They are now 10-1 overall.

Delta led from start to finish in the nightcap as well.  Oran was down by 10 at the half, rallied back, cutting the lead to three, 44-41, with just over a minute remaining, but could not get over the hump.

Free throws proved to be the difference as Oran hit only 9 of 22 for 41%, missing 13 chances in the five-point loss.

Grace Davis topped all scorers with 16.  Nichols added seven.  Carly Gloth and Maddie Stickel had five apiece.  Gloth hit a trey.  Liza Dannenmueller and Emma Priggel each scored four.

The older girls also finished the league with a 5-1 mark.  They are 10- 2 now.

Last night's games were likely a preview of the upcoming conference tournament championship, as Oran has the number one seeds in both levels and Delta is number two.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought they outworked us during most of both games. We didn’t give up though and fought back hard especially during the eighth-grade game.

The Eagles will try to get back to their winning ways tonight when they travel to Woodland to take on the Cardinals at 6 pm.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Volleyball splits on the road

The Oran High School volleyball teams split its matches at Charleston last night.

The jayvee won in straight sets, 25-20 and 20-9.  They improved their mark to 1-4 in the league and 3-12-1 overall.

The varsity lost in three.  They dropped the first, 25-22. Won the second, 25-23 before falling in the tie-breaker 25-19.

Kaylee Payne had eight kills and 12 digs.  Cassie Cochran served three aces and had eight digs.  Kennedi McVay dished out 15 assists and also had five digs.  Sam Welter served an ace as well

The older girls saw their record drop to 1-4 in the Scott-Miss and 8-11 in all games.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Saxony Lutheran on Friday for the 6 pm matches.

Jr. High girls split in Cape.

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams won one and lost one last night at Cape Central.  The seventh-grade remained undefeated by picking up a 42-16 victory.  The eighth-grade tasted defeat for the first time this season falling 31-21.

Of the seventh-grade game, Coach Ethan Evans said, "I didn’t think we played our best basketball but we turned it on enough in the 2nd half to pull away."

Addie Nichols poured in 27 to lead the Eagles.  She hit two from beyond the arc.  Bralynn Morgan added eight.  Lily Knotts scored four and Scarlett Schlosser hit a trey to round out the scoring.

They were 5-10 from the line for 50%.  They improved to 10-0 on the year.

In the nightcap, Oran trailed 10-8 at the half but was unable to stage a comeback.

Evans said, "We didn’t play well offensively the whole game. We missed way too many easy shots. Defensively we held them in check but we have to have more production on the offensive end."

Grace Davis had 15 of the Eagles' 21 points.  She hit one from long-range.  Nichols scored four and Liza Dannenmueller added a field goal.

They were 4 of 6 at the charity stripe for 67% and with the loss fell to 10-1

The girls will be back in action this evening when they travel to conference rival Delta for a 6 pm contest.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Junior High Girls Conference Tournament Brackets Released

The undefeated Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams snared the top seeds for both seventh and eighth grades in the upcoming Scott-Mississippi County tournament that will be held beginning Saturday at Charleston High School.

The eighth-grade plays on opening day at 1:45 pm, taking on Scott County Central.

The seventh grade received a bye and will face the winner of Scott County and Kelly on Monday at 4 pm. 

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There are no third-place games.

7th-grade bracket:

A printable copy is located HERE.

8th-grade bracket

You can print one by clicking HERE.

Booster Club Fundraiser


Hole  #   18 Longest Putt – Matt Seyer
$200 Gift Certificate Pro Shop Bent Creek Golf Course

Hole  #   4 Your Choice of Pin Placement
Pay $20.00 per team before you tee up, then pick pin placement you want after everyone tees off.

Hole  # 12 Men’s Longest Drive – Dustin McIntosh
2 rounds of golf with cart Bent Creek Golf Course
5 Adult Buffets @ Pizza Inn donated by Danny Tetley

Hole  # 11 Ladies Longest Drive – Lindi Raines
2 rounds of golf with cart Bent Creek Golf Course
5 Adult Buffets @ Pizza Inn donated by Danny Tetley

Hole  # 15 Closest to the Hole – Adam Friga
4 rounds of golf with cart Fox Haven Country Club

Hole #17 Pay $5 per player and tee off with glasses on.

-Each player gets one mulligan and one chance to hit off of the women’s red tee.
-2 putt rule once you have reached the green
-Everyone will be playing from the White Tees
-Ladies play from Red Tees
-Senior Tees age 65 and over

50-50 drawing $10 entry
Raffle for cooler and rubs from Shot in the Dark BBQ - 1 ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $20--won by Tom Enderle

Donations by:
Golf Balls & Cool Cups ( Mark & Nathan Williams of Josten’s )
Meal catered by JD’s Steakhouse
Golf Shirts: Viking Cives / Rampley Htg. & Cooling  / Leet Eye Care / Wilson Trucking / Armor Lite Trailers
Hats: Beck Seed
Blue tooth speakers compliments of Bank of Advance
Plaques donated by Skeeter Kell Sporting Goods
Keg by Kohlfeld Distributing

Highest Score: 11 buckets of range balls to Arena Golf & gift certificates to Smokehouse  – Callie Pinkston, Jamie Pinkston, Addie Kielhofner, Blake Carlyle


A Flight 2nd place – Ron Oller, Donnie Kiefer, Danny Tetley, Brian Ressel

A Flight 1st place – Paul Seyer, Kevin Bollinger, Dale Kern, Danny Dumey Jr.

Championship Flight 2nd place – Sammy Lawson, Doc Hayes, Craig Propst, Kerry Lang

Championship Flight 1st place – Adam Friga, Mitch Wood, David Gelsheimer, Ryne Wood

Skins were donated back by Adam Friga, Ryne Wood, Mitch Wood & David Gelsheimer.

50-50 was donated back by Vance Todt.

Thanks to both groups.

Joe Shoemaker

SEMO Conference VB tournament info released

The Oran High School varsity volleyball team will compete in it's conference tournament next week.  Oran has won their pool play division the previous two years.  Right now they have a 1-2 mark against divisional opponents with a game tonight in Charleston.

Pool play information is HERE.

Bracket play will follow Tuesday's pool play on Wednesday and looks like THIS.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

What's happenin' (10/8-10/13)

It is a full week ahead for Oran Eagles Athletics.

No school on Monday, but the Booster Club will be hosting their annual fundraising golf tournament and its not too late. More info here golf tournament.

Tuesday starts with the junior high school girls basketball teams traveling to Cape Girardeau Central Junior High to take on the Tigers.  Tip time is 4:30 pm in the big jr high gym.

Later that evening, the volleyball team will head to Charleston for a conference match with the Bluejays.  The jayvee match starts at 6 pm.

The junior high girls have a big conference road test on Wednesday when they travel to Delta.  Game time is 6 pm.

Thursday will see the junior high girls conclude its regular season on the road at Woodland.  Meanwhile,  the junior high boys will begin play by hosting Scott County Central.  Both games start at 6 pm.  We will have more info on the boys teams later this week.

The junior high girls will participate in the conference tournament beginning Saturday at Charleston.  The seed meeting for the event takes place on Tuesday and we will post the info as soon as possible. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Volleyball wins third straight

The Oran High School volleyball teams traveled to Meadow Heights last night to take on the Panthers.  The varsity Lady Eagles won their third straight match, 25-18 and 25-15.  The junior varsity tied losing the first set18-25 before winning the second 25-19.  A third set was not played because of roster limitations.

The jv is now 2-12-1.

With the win, the varsity improved to 8-10.

They were led by  Kaylee Payne's 11 kills, three aces and three digs.  Savannah Below had five kills.  Kennedi McVay had 13 assists and two blocks. Katelyn Streeter and Cassie Cochran each had five digs.

The teams will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to conference foe Charleston for a 6 pm start.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Volleyball victorious on Pink-Out night

The Oran High School volleyball team defeated the visiting Richland Rebels in straight sets during the annual Pink-Out night.  The varsity won 25-18 and 25-6.  There was no junior varsity match.

In the first set,  the Eagles trailed early but took the lead 10-9.  Oran pushed it out to 23-11 before the Rebels made a late run.

During the final set, the Lady Eagles led from start to finish to improve to 7-10.

Kennedi McVay dished out 21 assists. Kaylee Payne had 10 digs and six kills. Sam Welter served up three aces and had eight digs.  Katelyn Streeter had four kills while Savannah Below added three blocks.

The varsity and junior varsity will travel to Meadow Heights this evening.  First serve is scheduled for 6 pm.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Volleyball beats Bell City

The Oran High School volleyball teams made senior night a happy night as they picked up wins over Bell City. The junior varsity needed three sets, as they won the first 25-21, lost the second 25-20 and claimed the third 15-13. They improved to 2-12.  The varsity won in straight sets, 25-14 and 27-25.  The older girls are now 6-10.

Kaylee Payne had eight kills and two blocks.  Savannah Below added four kills.  Seniors Katelyn Streeter had three aces and Cassie Cochran had four digs.

The varsity will be back in action on Thursday at 5 pm as they host their annual "Pink-out" game against the Richland Rebels.  The is no jv game that evening.

Senior Night

Eagles soar past Blue Jays

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams helped head coach Ethan Evans celebrate his birthday happily with a pair of wins last night over the visiting Oak Ridge Blue Jays.  The seventh grade won 48-5 and the eighth-grade picked up a 50-18 win.

In game one, the Lady Eagles held Oak Ridge scoreless in the first half and led 33-0.

Evans said of his younger squad, "After a slow start the girls did a really good job of turning it on. Our pressure got to them and led to some easy buckets."

Addie Nichols had 22 points, including one trey.  Bralynn Morgan scored 19.  She hit four from beyond the arc.

Scarlett Schlosser had four, Lilly Knotts added two and Molly Spane hit a free throw.

The team was 5-10 at the charity stripe for 50%.

They improved to 9-0 on the season.

The older Lady Eagles led 25-13 at the break, but expanded the margin the rest of the way and played with a running clock most of the fourth quarter.

Coach Evans commented, "The girls did a good job of keeping up the defensive pressure and wore them down in the second half. We didn’t shoot the ball as well as I would’ve liked but our defense was good."

Grace Davis had 27 and Carly Gloth had 11, with a trey.

Emma Priggel scored six.  Maddie Stickel and Nichols had a field goal each and Liza Dannenmueller and Morgan both hit a free throw.

The eighth-grade was 11 for 17 at the line for 65%.

They are now 10-0.

The teams will be back in action next Tuesday when they will travel to take on Cape Central.  The game will be played in the big gym at the junior high.  Tip time is 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Eagles hammer Hawks

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams picked up two more conference wins last night as they defeated the visiting Kelly Hawks 59-13 in the seventh-grade contest and 54-20 in the eighth

Coach Ethan Evans said, "We had a fantastic effort during the seventh-grade game both offensively and defensively. The girls got off to a nice start offensively and defensively in the 1st quarter. They did a good job of working the ball around and getting good shots by running the floor."

Addie Nichols poured in 17 of her game-high 31 points during the first period as the Lady Eagles soared out to a 26-2 lead after the first six minutes.  It was 41-7 at the intermission and the younger team cruised the rest of the way.

Bralynn Morgan hit for 17.

Scarlett Schlosser had seven and Molly Spane added four.

Nichols was 2-2 from the line and added a trey during her huge opening quarter.

The team was 8 out 18 at the charity stripe for 44%.

They improved to 5-0 in the Scott-Miss and 8-0 overall.

In the second game, Oran led 17-6 after one and 29-17 heading into the half-time locker rooms. 

Evans said, "I was not really pleased with our defensive effort in the first half especially during the second quarter. The girls made some nice adjustments at halftime and were able to put the game away in the third quarter. The effort was much better in the secod half.

The Eagles kept expanding their lead the rest of the way and played with a running clock most of the final quarter.

Grace Davis had 22 to lead the hosts, who improved to 6-0 and 9-0.

Maddie Stickel had 10.

Carly Gloth scored nine including a three-pointer.  Liza Dannenmueller added seven and was 3-3 on free throws.  Emma Priggel had four and Laney Shy rounded out the scoring with a field goal.

They were 7-12 on free tosses for 58%.

The girls will be back in action this evening when they host Oak Ridge at 6 pm.  The game will be played in the multipurpose room, while volleyball had a senior night game at the high school gym.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

What's happenin' (10/1-10/5)

The junior high girls basketball teams, as well as the high school volleyball squad, will both be in action this week.

On Monday, the undefeated hoops teams will host the Kelly Hawks at 6 pm.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, both will be in action and both at home.  Volleyball will take on Bell City while basketball welcomes Oak Ridge.  Normally, the volleyball game is played in the multi-purpose room, but this year is Senior Night and will be held in the high school gym.  Both start at 6.  The Eagles will honor two seniors, Cassidy Cochran and Katelyn Streeter.

Volleyball hosts the Richland Rebels.  It will be varsity only and start at 5 pm. 

Volleyball travels to Meadow Heights on Friday to take on the Panthers at 6 pm. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Lady Eagles swat Hornets

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams picked up wins last night over visiting Advance.  Oran defeated the seventh-grade Hornets, 22-9, in a two-quarter game.  The eighth-grade prevailed, 50-13.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I was pleased with our defensive effort but our offense seemed to sputter at times. We did a good job of hitting the boards and ran the floor to get some easy shots but didn’t convert as many as I would have liked."

In the opener, Oran tossed a first-quarter shutout.  They led 12-0 after one. and cruised to the 13 point win to improve to 7-0.

Addie Nichols hit for 14, including one three-pointer.

Bralynn Morgan scored four.  Lilly Knotts and Scarlett Schlosser added two apiece.

The team was 9 for 13 at the line for 69%.

In the finale, the hosts led 33-9 at the break.  They held their opponents to a goose egg in the fourth and improved to 8-0.

Grace Davis led the way with 16.  Maddie Stickel was also in double-digits with 12.

Emma Priggel finished with eight, including a trey.  Liza Dannenmueller had six.  Carly Gloth added four. Nichols and Morgan rounded out the scoring with a field goal each.

Stickel scored 10 of her points during the opening period.  Davis hit for 14 in the second.

The older team was only one of seven from the charity stripe for a paltry 14%.

The girls will be back in action on Monday when they host the Kelly Hawks at 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

VB falls to Bulldogs

The Oran High School volleyball teams lost on the road last night to Sikeston.  The junior varsity fell in straight-sets 25-21 and 25-10.  The varsity went three, winning the first 25-16 before losing the next two, 25-15 and 25-8.

The junior varsity is now 0-4 in conference action and 1-12 in all games.

Kaylee Payne led the varsity with seven kills, three aces and two blocks. Savannah Below added three kills.

The varsity fell to 1-3 in league play and 4-10 overall.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action next Tuesday for Senior Night when they host Bell City.

Basketball bombs Bravettes

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams continued their winning ways by picking up wins at conference foe Scott County Central. The seventh grade won 42-6 and the eighth-graders prevailed 51-5.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "Our defense responded to the challenge once again and was superb throughout. The game got a little physical and we didn’t shoot the ball as well as I would have liked. Overall our effort was good and it was a nice road victory."

That Eagle defense held the hosts scoreless until after halftime, taking a 28-0 lead into the intermission.

Addie Nichols poured in 25.  Bralynn Morgan scored 13.

Lilly Knotts and Scarlett Schlosser each added a field goal.

They were 11-21 on free throws for 53%.  They improved to 4-0 in the Scott-Miss and 6-0 overall.

The eighth-graders led 19-5 at the break and held Scott County scoreless the rest of the way enrout to the 46 point win.

Grace Davis had 21.

Emma Priggel scored nine.  Liza Dannenmueller had eight and Maddie Stickel added six.  Laney Shy hit for three.  Carly Gloth and Nichols each hit a field goal.

They were 7-21 from the free throw line for 33%, They improved to 4-0 and 7-0.

The Eagles will look to continue their win streaks on Thursday when they host Advance at 6 pm.

Volleyball wins on the road

The Oran High School volleyball team traveled to Zalma on Monday night and picked up straight-set wins in the varsity match, 25-16 and 25-15.  The junior varsity played only one set 20-25.

Kaylee Payne had five kills and three blocks.  Katelyn Streeter and Savannah Below had three kills each. Below added three blocks, while Streeter had four digs. Kennedi McVay had three blocks.  Cassie Cochran had three aces for the Eagles who improved to 5-9 at the varsity level. 

The junior varsity dropped to 1-11.

Jr High keeps winning

The Oran High School junior high girls basketball team picked up a pair of easy wins on Monday at home against the Bloomfield Wildcats.  The seventh-grade won 52-2, while the eighth grade rolled, 78-4.

Coach Evans said, "Once again our defensive effort was superb. We hit the boards extremely hard and pushed the tempo to get a lot of easy shots."

Addie Nichols led the team in the first game, with 22.  Bralynn Morgan was right behind with 21.  Each hit a three-pointer.

Scarlett Schlosser added five, while Sophie Bryeans and Molly Spane both chipped in two.

The team was 6-20 from the line for 30%.  They improved to 5-0.  They held the visitors scoreless until the 4:27 mark of the third quarter the score was 38-2.

The nightcap saw the host jump out early, shutting out the 'Cats until just under a minute gone in the second period.  That bucket made the score 25-2.

Oran tossed another shutout in the third.

Grace Davis scored 20, Liza Dannenmueller finished with 17 and Carly Gloth had 11.

Emma Priggel had nine, Addie Nichols 7, Maddie Stickel 6. Schlosser and Laney Shy rounded out the scoring with four each.

Gloth, Priggel and Nichols each dropped in a trey.

The squad was 7-11 from the charity stripe for 64%.  They improved to 6-0.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

What's happenin' (9/24-9/28)

Fall baseball season ended with a rainout on Saturday and this week will feature volleyball and junior high girls basketball.

On Monday, the 4-9 lady Eagles volleyball team will travel to Zalma to take on the 4-7-1 Bulldogs.  The undefeated junior high girls will host Bloomfield.  Both contests begin at 6 pm.

They will both be back in action on Tuesday as volleyball travels to Sikeston (4-11) to take on another set of Bulldogs and the junior high heads over to Scott County Central.  Once again the action starts at 6.

The junior high girls basketball will round out the week's action on Thursday when they host Advance at 6 pm.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Junior High girls cruise again

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams traveled to East Prairie last night to face its conference foe.  Oran won the seventh-grade contest, 39-4, and the eighth-grade, 43-6.

Coach Evans said, "Once again I was pleased with our defensive effort in both games. We got off to a really fast start in the seventh-grade game to put the game away. At halftime of the eighth-grade game, we had built a nice lead and had very balanced scoring.

The seventh-graders tossed two shutout quarters to open the contest and led 20-0 at the half and outscored the hosts 19-4 the rest of the way.

Addie Nichols led the way with 25, she hit five from beyond the arc and was two for two from the line.

Bralynn Morgan finished with nine, including a trey.  Scarlett Schlosser totaled four and Molly Spane hit a free throw.

The team was five for ten from the line for 50%.

They improved to 3-0 in the Scott-Miss and 4-0 overall.

During the nightcap, Oran led 12-2 after one and, after forcing a goose egg, 25-2 at the break.  They were never threatened in the second half.

Grace Davis led the Eagles with 16.

Liza Dannenmueller, Laney Shy and Maddie Stickel each added six.  Carly Gloth, just back from an injury, scored five, including the game's only three-pointer, and Emma Priggel added four.

They were four of six from the charity stripe for 67%.

Their record now stands at 4-0 and 5-0.

The Lady Eagles host Bloomfield Monday evening at 6 pm.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Baseball crushed by Cooter

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Cooter yesterday to take on the Wildcats.

These two teams had met in the sectional round last spring in an "instant-classic", as the Eagles won on a walk-off home run and eventually picked up its second state baseball title.

Yesterday, was no game to remember, not even close, as Oran fell to Cooter 17-7 in five innings.

Oran grabbed a quick 1-0 lead but Cooter countered with six of their on in the bottom half of the first to take a lead they would not relinguish.

Kaden Hargrove got the start for the Eagles.  He gave up the six runs, four earned, on two hits, four walks.  There was one error in the inning as well.  Quenton Senciboy came on in relief and recorded the third out.

Oran got three of those runs back in the second.

Carter Heuring reached on a error to start things off.  He moved to second on a wild pitch and third on Luke Patterson's ground out.  He came across on Avery Mitchem's RBI single.  Two wild pitches allowed Mitchem to reach third. After Kole Simms wrangled a two-out walk, Todd Priggel reached on the second infield error of the inning and Mitchem scored and Simms went to second.  Ty Johnson came through with an RBI single to score Simms, making the score 6-4.  The Eagles, unfortunately would get no more that inning and get no closer in the game.

Senciboy allowed a one-out single in the second, but the infield turned a 6-4-3 double play to retire the side.

The Eagles also hit into a double play in the top of the third.

The wheels would fall off for Oran in the bottom of the third as the Wildcats would send 10 to the plate and score 6 more runs.

They used four hits, including three doubles, two walks and an error in the frame to take a 12-4 lead.

Oran refused to die as they scored two in their half of the fourth.  Back to back one-out singles by Senciboy and "K"ole Simms was was followed by a Priggel walk.  Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to plate Senciboy and move Simms to third.  Simms would score on Hargrove's single.  Tristen Schlosser singled to load the bases, but Heuring's line drive up the middle was snagged by the pitcher to end the inning with the score 12-6.

The bottom of the fourth started with a walk and a hit batsman, ending the day for Senciboy.  Simms took over on the mound.  He got the first, but then a single loaded the bases and a walk forced in a run.  With two down, a double drove in two more.  That baserunner was cut down trying to steal.  The score was 16-6 heading into the fifth.

Mitchem took one for the team with one out.  He would come around to score on Simms' two out double, cutting the deficit to nine.

Dane Shands relieved Simms in the fifth.  He got the first man, but the second doubled and scored the winning (mercy-rule) run on a two-out single.

Hargrove (0-3) took the loss.

Sencibooy went two and one-third.  He allowed eight runs, seven earned, on five hits.  He walked three and struck out one.

Simms went one and gave up two runs, both earned, on two hits..  He walked one.

Shands went two-thirds gave up the one earned run on two hits.  He struck out one.

Johnson went two for two at the plate and drove in three.  Simms was also two for two.

With the loss the Eagles fell to 4-7.

They will close out their season on Saturday when the travel to Bernie.

The game time has been pushed up an hour to 10am for jv followed by varsity.

Rams defeat Eagles

On Tuesday evening the Oran High School volleyball teams traveled to Scott City to take on conference rival Scott City. The Rams took both matches in straight sets.  Oran lost 21-25 and 13-25 during the junior varsity match and the varsity, 23-25 and 18-25.

On the junior varsity Asst. Coach Hutchcraft said, "Overall, we made silly errors that begin with our lack of talking which seems to be a reoccurring challenge of ours. We attempted to fight back the first set, but gave the game away that second set. We hope to keep improving and working harder and harder each game. Scott City was a good team who challenges our quickness and showed us we also need to pick up our pace."

On the varsity side, Kaylee Payne had four aces, two kills and eight digs.  Cassie Cochran also had eight digs and Katlyn Streeter added five.  Savannah Below came up with two block.

The jv fell to 0-3 in league play and 1-5 overall.  They will participate in the Scott City junior varsity tournament on Saturday.

The varsity now stands at 1-3 and 4-9.  They return to action next Monday when they travel to Zalma to take on the Bulldogs

Eagles blast Bluejays

On Tuesday evening, the Oran Junior High School girls basketball team hosted the Charleston Bluejays.  Only one game was played due to the visitors' roster numbers.  Oran won 62-5.

It was 25-0 after one and 38-2 at the intermission.  Charleston hit it's first field goal with just over 1:30 remaining in the half.  The Lady Eagles continued to add to the margin despite liberally playing its bench.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "Our defensive effort was really stout once again. The girls also hit the offensive boards extremely hard."

Grace Davis led the way with 22, 12 of those coming in the first period, despite limited playing time.  Emma Priggel had 11.

Addie Nichols scored eight.  Maddie Stickel had four.  Sophie Bryeans, Liz Dannennmueller and Lilly Knotts had two apiece.

The girls were four of six from the line for 67%.  They improved to 3-0 in the Scott-Miss and 4-0 overall.  They will be back in action this evening when they travel to East Prairie for a conference matchup that begins at 6 pm.

Volleyball loses at Malden

On Monday the Oran High School volleyball team traveled to Malden.  The junior varsity fell in three sets.  They lost the first, 25-21.  They came back to win the second, 28-26, before dropping the tie-breaker 15-11.  The varsity was swept by the Greenwave, 25-17 and 25-14.

Assistant coach Erika Hutchcraft said this about the jv, "We didn’t even come playing the game we know, we played down and forgot the basics: talking. Since they didn’t talk it seemed to really bring about other errors that we could have avoided. Although we won that second set; we didn’t do it by playing well, we rode on the other team’s errors. The JV team is still a work in progress."

Coach Amy Wibbenmeyer told the blog this about the varsity, "We started out very slow and not talking and dug ourselves in a hole from the beginning of the game.  It takes all 6 players working together and when one person isn’t contributing to the team it’s hard to compensate for that.  Our biggest challenge this season is not talking. We have to overcome this in order to push further in the post season.  We did have some good plays but by the time we did that we couldn’t pull it through without having an error."

Katelyn Streeter totaled 12 digs.  Kaylee Payne recorded seven kills and five digs.  Savannah Below notched four blocks and two kills.  Cassie Cochran had five digs.  Heather Gosche added two kills and Kennedi McVay was credited with an assist.

The jayvee fell to 1-4 while the varsity dropped to 4-8.

Lady Eagles pound Panthers

On Monday evening, the Oran Junior High School girls basketball team traveled to Meadow Heights for its first road games of the year.  Oran won both, the seventh grade final was 62-4, while the eighth grade prevailed 60-6.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought both teams played excellent defense. The girls were getting in the passing lanes and diving on the floor after loose balls no matter what the score was. Due to our defense we were able to get some easy buckets in transition."

In the opener, the Eagles led 22-2 after one period and tossed shutouts for the next two quarters to take a 55-2 margin into the final six minutes of mercy-rule basketball.

Addie Nichols led the way with 28.  She hit 3 from beyond the arc.  Bralynn Morgan had 15 and Scarlett Schlosser tossed in 10.

Sophie Bryeans had six and Molly Spane rounded out the score with a field goal.

The girls were two of six from the line for 33%.  They improved to 3-0 with the win.

The second game was much like the first.  Oran led 46-4 at the intermission and the defense held the hosts scoreless in the third and the score was 57-4 before the turbo-clock fourth quarter.

Grace Davis led the team with 22 points in just three periods of action.  Nichols playing up, scored 13.  Emma Priggel tossed in 11.

Liza Dannenmueller had eight, Maddie Stickel four and Schlosser hit both of her free throw attempts to account for her points.

The older squad, which saw all dressed play, was 10 of 16 from the line 63%   and also improved to 3-0.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Jayvee volleyball: updated tournament information

This Saturday's junior varsity volleyball tournament has some updated information.  Instead of me trying to type it all out I figured I would post what was sent out.

For a printable link, click HERE.

Eagles clobber Cardinals

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Woodland yesterday and defeated the Cardinals 18-3 in a three-inning mercy rule.
The Eagles put up seven in the first, eight in the second and three in the third.  Todd Priggel got the start on the mound.  He gave up three first-inning runs but did not allow another.  He improved to 2-1 on the season.

Jacob Shoemaker had two of his three hits in the first inning, as he doubled to start the game and then singled to drive in two his next time up.  Kole Simms was 3-4 on the day with a double and drove in three.  Ty Johnson and Quenton Senciboy drove in two apiece.  Carter Heuring added a triple, while Tristin Schlosser had a double.  They each drove in a run.

Priggel worked all three innings, he allowed three runs, all earned.  He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out two. Oran improved to 4-6.  They will travel to Cooter on Wednesday to take on the Wildcats at 4:30.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

What's happenin' (9/17-9/22)

It will be another busy sports week in Eagle Nation.

All three fall sports are in action on Monday.

Baseball (3-6) will travel to (4-4) Woodland.  First pitch is 4:30.  The undefeated junior high girls basketball teams will host Meadow Heights.  The seventh grade is scheduled to tip-off at 6 pm.  The is no information on the Panthers record.  Volleyball (3-7) will travel to Malden to take on the 7-3-1 Greenwave, also at 6 pm.

Volleyball travels to Scott City on Tuesday to take on the Rams, who enter the week with a 2-1-1 mark.  Also, the junior high girls host Charleston.

On Wednesday, baseball will make the long trek south to take on the 10-1 Cooter Wildcats.  Game time is 4:30.

The junior high school girls will travel to East Prairie on Thursday for a 6 pm game.  Also that evening the junior varsity volleyball team will play at Jackson.  That too begins at 6.

On Saturday,  the junior varsity volleyball team will participate in a tournament at Scott City.  The Eagles will have three pool games followed by bracket play.  At 9:15 am they face Meadow Heights, at 10:45 it will be Jackson, followed by Scott City at 12:15.  Depending on the results of these games, the girls will be seeded into one of two four-team brackets.

Also on Saturday, baseball will travel to Bernie.  the junior varsity will play five innings beginning at 11 am.  That will be followed by a full varsity contest.

Another event that is still in the planning stages, and we will have more info when it becomes available, is a ring ceremony for your 2018 Class 1 Missouri State baseball champs.

***Updated 9/17/2018 at 11:30am***
The ring ceremony will be held at 6 pm Saturday, September 22nd in the High School Gym.  The public is invited.

Baseball beats Bernie

The Oran High Schools varsity baseball team ended a three-game skid yesterday with a 5-1 victory over the Bernie Mules in a game played at Chaffee.  The junior varsity dropped a 7-6 game prior to the varsity contest.

During the varsity match-up, Bernie took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third.  A leadoff walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch, to third on a passed ball and then came home on a single.  A sacrifice bunt moved that runner to second.  A walk followed, but starter Ty Johnson struck out the next two to end the threat.

The Eagles took the lead in their half of the third.

With two down, Kole Simms picked up the first of his three doubles.  He went to third on Todd Priggel's ground ball that was booted on the infield.  Johnson singled Simms home and Priggel to second.  Quenton Senciboy smacked the second double of the inning, scoring Priggel and moving Johnson to third.  Kaden Hargrove hit a ground ball that was misplayed on the infield.  Johnson scored and Senciboy ended up at third.  The inning would end there with Oran up 3-1.

The Eagles would add a run in the fourth.

Designated hitter, Avery Mitchem dumped a one-out single into left and scored on Simms' two-out double.

The final tally came in the fifth, without the benefit of a hit.  Senciboy and Hargrove worked one-out walks.  Carter Heuring picked up a free pass with two down.  Avery Mitchem took one for the team to force in a run.

The Mules had multiple chances.

They left the bases loaded in the first and had two on in the seventh.  They stranded a total of 11 baserunners.

Johnson (2-1) picked up the victory.  He went four and two-thirds.  He gave up one run, he struck out nine.  He walked six and hit two.  Senciboy worked the final two and one-third.  He did not allow a hit.  He walked two and hit two.  He also struck out two.

Simms went 3-4 with an RBI.  Senciboy had two hits and drove in a run, as well

The varsity improved to 3-6 and will be back in action on Monday when they travel to Woodland for a 4:30 first pitch.

In the preliminary,  Oran gave up four in the first on a couple of errors, a couple of walks and a couple of singles.

An error and three hit batsmen led to three more runs in the third and chased starter Carter Heuring.

It was 7-0 when Oran came to bat in the bottom of the fifth in the five-inning game.

Dane Shands and Samuel Shoemaker each singled to start the frame.  Senciboy and Heuring picked up back to back walks.  Heuring's forced home Shands.  Tristin Schlosser singled, driving home Shoemaker and Senciboy.  Heuring advanced to third on the throw and Schlosser went to second. Lane Peterson hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Heuring and move Schlosser to third.  Dawson Menz doubled to score Schlosser.  Connor Kern singled Menz home with two outs to make the score 7-6. Kern stole 2nd and 3rd,  Shands walked in his second trip to the plate in the inning, but the rally ended there.

Heuring took the loss going two and one-third innings.  He was charged with seven runs but only one was earned.  He allowed three hits, walked three, hit three and struck out four.  Peterson went two-thirds of an inning.  He gave up one hit and hit three batters as well.  Shands tossed the final 2.  He did not allow a hit and struck out one.

Schlosser picked up two rbi.

Volleyballers win at home

The Oran High School varsity volleyball team won at home for the first time on Thursday night by defeating their conference rivals New Madrid County Central in straight sets 25-20 and 25-17. The junior varsity lost, 24-26 and 13-25.

Kaylee Payne had three kills, three blocks and five digs.  Katelyn Streeter also had three blocks, plus eight digs.  Savannah Below was credited with three kills, Cassie Cochran had seven digs and Sam Welter served up an ace.

The varsity improved to 4-7 overall and 1-1 in conference.  The junior varsity is now 1-4 and 0-2.

The teams will next be in action on Monday when they travel to Malden.  First serve against the Greenwave is 6 pm.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Junior High girls win on the road

The Oran Junior High girls basketball teams picked up two wins on Thursday evening at conference foe Scott City.

The seventh grade won 37-24.  The eighth grade prevailed 47-16.

Both teams improved to 2-0.

In the opener, the Lady Eagles led 20-9 at the intermission and cruised to the 13 point win.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought we started a little slow in this game but played well later on especially during the 3rd quarter. We were able to distance ourselves then and put the game away comfortably."

Oran outscored the Rams 15-5 in that third quarter.

The Eagles were led by Addie Nichols with 27 points including a three-pointer.

Braylynn Morgan had eight points and Scarlett Schlosser rounded out the scoring with two.

They were only 2 for 11 from the line for 18%.

The older girls tossed a shutout in the first period, taking a 13-0 lead.  The led 20-5 at the intermission and continued to expand the margin to the final 31 point difference.

Evans said, "I was really pleased with the way we came out from the get go both offensively and defensively. We hadn’t practiced well the last couple days but the girls were up to the task of beating a good Scott City team."

Grace Davis had 17 points to lead her team.  Emma Priggel finished with 12 including one from beyond the arc.  Liza Dannenmueller had 11.

Nichols had four and Morgan hit a trey.

They were 9 of 18 from the charity stripe for 50%.

The girls will be back at home on Monday when the host Meadow Heights at 6 pm.

Eagles lose pitchers' duel

The Oran High School baseball team traveled to Bell City Thursday afternoon to take on the Cubs.  The game had originally been scheduled to be played at Oran so the Eagles were the home team on the scoreboard.

The teams used four pitchers, who combined to allow only one run on six hits, sixteen batters struck out.  Unfortunately for Oran, they were on the short end of the 1-0 score.

The Eagles only managed two hits, a single by Jacob Shoemaker in the first and Quentin Senciboy singled in the fifth.  Oran had base runners in every inning but couldn't get the big hit.  Striking out 12 times didn't help their cause as they fell to 2-6 on the season.

Kaiden Hargrove got the start and went the first four and two-thirds innings.  He allowed two hits, he walked three and struck out three. Senciboy (0-1) went the final two and one-third, he allowed the one run on two hits, he walked three and struck out three as well.

The game was scoreless heading into the seventh inning.  Bell City singled to lead off the frame.  The runner moved to second on a passed ball and third on a sacrifice bunt.  The next batter walked.  Then with two down and an 0-1 count, a single drove in the runner from third.  The runner at first, however, was thrown at trying to advance to third to end the threat.

The Eagles had a chance in the bottom of the seventh. 

Luke Patterson was hit by a pitch, leading off.  Avery Mitchem sacrificed him to second.  Kole Simms walked to put the potential winning run was on base.  But, the game ended on a strikeout.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Volleyball splits with Wildcats

The Oran High School volleyball teams split in their match last night against the visiting Leopold Wildcats.  The junior varsity picked up their first victory of the season in straight sets 26-24 and 25-13.  The younger squad is now 1-3.

Coach Wibbenmeyer said, "they did a really good and were using the skills they learned in practice"

In the nightcap, Kennedi McVay had four digs and three aces.  Kaylee Payne had three kills and two digs.  Katelyn Streeter had nine digs and two kills.  Heather Gosche had two blocks and a dig.  Sam Welter had two assists and a dig.  Cassie Cochran recorded six digs, while Savannah Below added a block.

The coach commented, "The varsity didn’t have their heads fully in the game at the beginning. Leopold is always good and scrappy. This year they were also very fast on offense and our defense couldn’t keep up. Our blockers weren’t being fast and it was making it harder on our back row. We needed to keep talking the whole game and not getting down on ourselves after making one mistake."

The Eagles are now 3-7 and will host their third home match of the week on Thursday when they host conference rival New Madrid County Central at 6 pm.

Eagles lose to Redbirds

The Oran High School baseball team lost a 4-1 decision to the East Carter Redbirds yesterday in a game played at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.

The Eagles were the visitors on the scoreboard and took the lead in the top of the first after a first-pitch triple by Jacob Shoemaker.  Shoemaker scored on a Todd Priggel sacrifice fly.  Unfortunately, he was the only Eagle to cross the plate.

Oran only managed five hits, Shoemaker's triple was the only extra-base hit.  They did, however, strand 14 baserunners and committed four errors.

Priggel (1-1) went the first three and two-thirds and took the loss.  He gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits.  He walked 4 and struck out 3. Ty Johnson went the final 2 innings and a third.  He allowed on 1 run, it was earned on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out 1.

The Eagles fell to 2-5 and will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Bell City.  They will take on the Cubs at 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Volleyball loses at home

The Oran High School volleyball teams lost in straight sets at home last night to Oak Ridge.

The junior varsity went down 14-25 and 19-25.  The varsity was defeated 20-25 and 11-25.

Coach Amy Wibbenmeyer said, "The varsity played very good at the beginning of the first game and we were talking and up the whole time. Around point 17 we missed a serve and after that, we just stopped talking, moving, and working together. The second game we never came out of the slump and stayed down the whole time ."

The jv is now 0-3, the varsity is 3-6.  Both squads will be back in action this evening when they host the Leopold Wildcats at 6 pm.

Junior High girls open with a bang

The Oran Junior High School girls basketball teams picked up two wins last night as they opened their season at home against conference rival Chaffee.  Oran kept their opponent to single digits in both games.

The seventh-grade won, 43-8, while the eighth grade prevailed, 50-7.

In the opener, Braylen Morgan scored 10 of her game-high 19 points during the first period, as the Eagles soared out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back enrout to a 35 point victory and enjoyed a running clock for most of the final quarter.

Morgan had two three-pointers included in her total, during three quarters of action.  Addie Nichols had 17 in only two quarters.  She had 13 in the third period, including a trey.

Scarlett Schlosser had three points.  Lilly Knotts and Molly Spane chipped in two apiece.

They were four for eleven from the line for 36%.

The eighth-grade contest saw Oran toss a shutout until there were only 33 seconds left in the first half.  By then the Lady Eagles were up 34-2.  It was 35-2 at the intermission.  At times during the second quarter, Oran had only seventh-graders on the court.

The margin continued to grow during the second half to the final 43 points.  Once again, there were no eighth-graders on the court for extended periods.

Grace Davis led all scorers with 28 points.  Nichols put in 10 in her time playing up.

Emma Priggel, Laney Shy and Maddie Stickel added four points each.

The older girls hit four of nine from the line good for 44%.

Coach Ethan Evans said, "I thought both teams played extremely well on the defensive end. We got out in the passing lanes and that resulted in some easy buckets. Rebounding was pretty good and our guards had really good court vision. Overall it was a great start to the season."

The teams will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Scott City to take on the Lady Rams in another conference matchup. Tip time is 6 pm.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Volleyball gets first wins

The Oran High School volleyball team entered this weekend and the annual Dig for Life Classic winless.  They left with three wins and advanced into the Black Division Gold Bracket before bowing out to Class 4 Cape Girardeau Central.

Last year they won the Silver Bracket of the Black Division.

The Lady Eagles opened pool play with a loss to Meadow Heights. 

Later that evening Oran took two sets from Twin Rivers.

On Saturday morning, the Eagles finished preliminary action with a victory over Senath-Hornersville.

Later in the day, Oran, in the challenge round (used to set bracket seedings), lost to Class 3 Desoto.

Oran defeated Southland in three sets in its first bracket contest, before falling to Cape Central to end its day.

The Lady Eagles are currently 3-5 and will host the Leopold Wildcats (8-3-1) at 6 pm.

*This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's happenin' (9/10-9/15)

Junior High girls basketball will join volleyball and baseball this week.

The younger girls will open their season on Monday when they host Chaffee and take on the Red Devils in a conference tilt at 6 pm.

Also, on Monday, volleyball, who had a very busy weekend (more on that later), will host Oak Ridge, also at 6.

Baseball will try to get back on the field on Tuesday.  The Eagles will travel to Poplar Bluff and face East Carter County.  The game will be played at Three Rivers Community College and start at 4:30.

Volleyball will be home again on Tuesday, taking on the always tough Leopold Wildcats at 6.

Thursday will have all three teams in action.

Baseball plays at Bell City at 4:30.  Junior High girls travel to Scott City, while volleyball host New Madrid County Central.  The girls' contests start at 6 pm.

On Saturday, baseball, both junior varsity and varsity, will take on Bernie.  The games will be played at Chaffee and start at 11 am.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Baseball loses a wet one in Advance

Yesterday, the Oran High School baseball team lost 4-3, in a game that started a little late and ended a little early because of rain.

After about a twenty minute delay in starting the game to get the field ready, the Eagles jumped on top 3-0 in the first.

Jacob Shoemaker led off with a walk, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Todd Priggel's one-out single.  Priggel went to second on a groundout and scored on Kaden Hargrove's two-out single after Carter Heuring had picked up a base on balls.  Heuring ended up at third.  Dane Shands was inserted as a courtesy runner for Hargrove.  Shands intentionally got in a rundown between first and second, allowing Heuring to score.

Hargrove, who got the start on the mound, retired the first seven batters he faced, but in the third the Hornets sent nine to the plate, scoring three unearned runs on three errors, two walks and a single, tying the game.

Advance took the lead in the fourth, a one-out single was followed by a hit batsman and a walk to load the bases.  Quenton Senciboy took over in relief and the go-ahead run scored on a passed ball.  He retired the next two.

In the top of the sixth, Senciboy singled with one out and advanced on a wild pitch.  That was when the game ended as a downpour ensued.

Hargrove (0-2) took the loss, going three and one-third innings.  He gave up two hits, four runs (none earned), walked four and struck out two.  Senciboy went the final inning and two-thirds.  He allowed no runs, no hits.  He struck out one and walked one.

Senciboy also had two of the Eagles five hits.

Oran is scheduled to be back in action on Saturday at Chaffee. They will face Woodland at 11 am and have a rematch with South Pemiscot at 1 pm.

Coach Joe Bickings was not available for comment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Volleyball defeated by Hornets

The Oran High School volleyball team dropped straight sets at home to the Advance Hornets last night, 25-6 and 25-11 to fall to 0-2.

Kayle Payne had nine digs, three blocks, a kill and an assist.  Kennedi McVay had four digs and a block.  Cassie Cochran tallied nine digs and Katelyn Streeter added two assists.

The junior varsity only played one set.  Advance won 25-9.

Coach Wibbenmeyer said, "We did not come out mentally play like we did last year. Advance is just an all around good team and it's like we get scared of them every year. We will have some hard practices this week to get ready for this weekend."
The varsity will be back in action on Friday and Saturday taking part in the Dig for Life Classic paricipating in the black division.  For more information you can click HERE.

One big inning!

The Oran High School baseball team used a huge second inning to pick up its second win of the season, on the road 18-2 at Leopold.

The Eagles sent 21 batters to the plate to blow open a scoreless game.  Oran got doubles from Jacob Shoemaker, Todd Priggel and Tristin Schlosser to take a 16-0 lead.

The Wildcats scored two in the bottom of the third to extend the game.

The Eagles got those runs back in the fourth.  Kaden Hargrove doubled in the frame as Oran was able to end the contest with the new 15 run mercy rule.

Kole Simms had a pair of hits and three runs driven in.  Priggel was 3-3 and also drove in three.  Carter Heuring was also 3-3 and had three rbi.  Hargrove added three rbi, as well.

Ty Johnson (1-1) got the start on the mound.  He went the first two innings.  He gave up one hit, he walked one and struck out three in picking up the win.  Priggel pitched one frame, allowing two runs (only one earned).  He walked two and struck out one.  Hargrove got the final three outs.  He walked one and struck out one.

Coach Joey Bickings said, "It was a good win for us yesterday and it was nice to see that we were capable of putting up runs and not letting off.  What was really amazing about that 16 run 2nd inning was that we did it all with 2 outs.  It also all started with the bottom of our order setting the table for the top.  Avery Mitchem got a big two-out hit to right field to score a run to get us rolling and getting our lineup to roll over.  From there we took advantage of some opportunities and ran with it.  I think we had 10 hits in that inning mixed with a few walks and one error."

"I still felt like we got a little lackadaisical going into the bottom of the 2nd inning and thought the game was already over.  We ended up giving up two runs that inning and we shouldn't have.  We are a young team and we have to figure out that the game isn't over until the umpire says so.  We've still have to go out an compete every inning and every pitch,"  Bickings added.

They will take their 2-3 record to Advance to face the Hornets on Thursday at 4:30pm.  The varsity contest will be followed by an abbreviated junior varsity match up.