Missouri State’s Matheny earns spot on USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award watch list

Missouri State junior outfielder Tate Matheny, a Westminster Christian Academy graduate, was one of 50 players named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award watch list recently. A consensus 2015 preseason All-America choice, Matheny becomes the second Bear in three seasons to be considered for the honor, which recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, 2015 marks the 38th year of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, which will be presented June 23 in Los Angeles. The preseason watch list features 50 of the nation’s ...

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The perfect wedding is in the details

As the big day approaches, engaged couples are faced with managing dozens of final details, all of which need to go off without a hitch to achieve the beautiful storybook wedding every bride envisions.

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So you want to ask her to marry you?

True, bridal sections typically are directed toward young ladies and their mothers, but thanks to wedding planning sites such as The Knot and social media sites like Facebook, future grooms have been thrust into the limelight – literally.

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Thomas Sowell – Glib ‘Happy Talk’

Thomas Sowell

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice.

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Marquette seeks to remain in upper tier of teams in annual girls state swim meet

Marquette Mustangs girls swimming coach Joe Schoedel wants to keep his program at the upper levels in the annual high school girls swimming and diving championships. Last year, Marquette finished second, just eight points behind powerful Springfield Glendale. “We’d like to repeat the success from last year and bring home a top 4 trophy again this year,” Schoedel said. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently been in the Top 10 and that’s somewhere I’d like to see our program stay.” The Mustangs get their chance when the state meet begins its two-day run Friday (Feb. 20) at the St. ...

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Area swimmers, divers who have qualified fors girls state meet

The time to try and unseat Springfield Glendale at the annual high school girls swimming and diving championships begins its two-day run Friday (Feb. 20) at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. The Falcons have won state the past two years and finished second three years ago. The swimming preliminary competition begins and the check-in of divers also begins at 3 p.m. On Saturday, the diving competition beings at 9 a.m. The swimming finals competition begins at 3 p.m. Admission to each of three sessions costs $7. Each athlete can compete in two events and two relays if they have qualified for ...

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