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Macks Creek sent seven athletes to the Missouri Class 1, Sectional 4 meet at School of the Ozarks Saturday, May 14, and despite a delay due to severe storms that included hail, of those seven Pirates and Lady Pirates, five put on performances that qualified them for the State Championships n…

The baseball Lakers survived an upset scare from the Jefferson City Jays Monday, May 16, riding a late-inning rally to a 3-1 first-round victory. 

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Only a few days after taking home the Tri-County Conference title, the Osage boys track and field team took care of the competition in Buffalo Saturday, May 14, and added a District championship to their successful week. 

The Camdenton track and field team is sending a number of athletes on to sectionals following a strong out at the Class 4, District 5 meet in Washington last Saturday, May 14. 

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A long afternoon of wind and heat in Eldon couldn’t slow down the Osage track and field team Monday, May 9, as the boys handily took home the conference title at the Tri-County Conference meet. 

Macks Creek track and field will be sending seven athletes on to sectionals after a successful day of competition against 16 other schools at the Class 1 District 7 track meet at Skyline Saturday, May 7. 

It’s hard to believe district competition for the spring sports is nearly upon us already. Maybe all the rainouts, cancellations, and rescheduling made the season fly by, but whatever the culprit may be, we’re now at most less than two weeks away from the playoffs for most sports. 

After the Ozark Conference Championships in Lebanon were delayed due to inclement weather Wednesday, the meet was resumed and completed Friday, May 6, at Parkview, and the Lakers finished fourth as a team with 90 points and the Lady Lakers fifth with 77.

All week long, Addison, Ala., pro Jesse Wiggins said that when he closed his eyes, Lake of the Ozarks felt exactly like his home fishery – Lewis Smith Lake in North Alabama. That hometown “feel” was just what Wiggins needed this week. The 32-year-old Alabama angler caught 11 scorable bass Th…

Some late-inning clutch hitting and pitching from Kade Durnin proved to be the difference for Camdenton in their 2-1 walk-off win at home over Hillcrest Tuesday, May 3. 

It wasn’t the stiff competition in the Ozark Conference, but the cold, wind, and rain that won out at the Ozark Conference Championships meet in Lebanon Wednesday, May 4. The meet was called off due to lightning in the early afternoon, but not before athletes had continued on for a couple of…

After relentless rain postponed their last home meet Thursday, Osage made the most of the dry weather and had an excellent showing Friday, April 29, at the “Coach Hampton” Warpath Relays ending the day with over 50 combined medals between the boys and girls’ teams. 

The Camdenton and Osage’s girls’ soccer teams had a tough weekend in their Central MO Invitational tournament, both going 0-3 against the visiting competition. 

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Camdenton competed in the Rolla Classic Friday, April 29, for their final tune-up before their conference and district meets, with their girls’ team taking third as a team and the boys finishing fifth. 

At a ceremony in the Camdenton High School commons on Wednesday, April 20, three graduating students announced their intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level. Seniors Coleson Schiefelbein, Jackie Hull, and Elle Turner were honored by their coaches, family, and teammates for t…

After two close overtime wins in their previous two games, the Lady Indians could breathe a bit of a sigh of relief as they rolled over the visiting Mexico Lady Bulldogs 6-1. 

Camdenton and Osage are hosting the Central MO Invitational Girls Soccer at the Lake tournament today and tomorrow, April 29-30, welcoming 10 visiting teams separated into three different pools. 

A big sixth inning by the California Pintos doomed the Osage Indians in their 9-3 loss on the road Monday, April 25. 

The Lady Lakers found their offensive groove in the second half against the Central Lady Bulldogs on their way to a 6-1 trouncing Tuesday, April 26. 

Major League Fishing is set to visit the Lake of the Ozarks April 30-May 5, for the fourth event of the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour regular-season – the Bass Boat Technologies Stage Four on Lake of the Ozarks Presented by Bass Cat.

With just a little over a week left before their conference track and field meet in Lebanon, Camdenton joined the rest of the Ozark Conference Monday, April 25, at the Southwest Baptist University Bearcat Classic in Bolivar. Among the 16 teams at SBU on Monday, all 11 teams in the Ozark Conf…

The Osage boys travelled to Springfield Friday, April 8, to compete against a large field of teams from all over the state in the Hillcrest Invitational. Here are the complete results for the Indians out of the 33 other teams at the meet.

Macks Creek participated in the Ash Grove Whitehead Relays on Friday, April 8, against 20 other schools in attendance. The Pirates and Lady Pirates had a strong day with numerous top-5 finishes, including senior Molly Phillips taking first in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs by wide margins. Her…

The Camdenton boys were one of 34 teams to take part in the Hillcrest Invitational Friday, April 8, in Springfield. Among the dozens of teams in attendance, Camdenton did well Friday afternoon including first and second place finishes for Angel Dickerson in the long jump and 100-meter dash, …

After hosting a wood bat tournament last Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, the Lakers may want to consider switching to wood bats for the rest of the season. 

In the hunt for their first win of the season, the Baseball Indians took to the diamond Tuesday, April 5, trying to break into the win column against the visiting Boonville Pirates. Despite putting up eight runs, Osage couldn’t stop a potent Pirates offense and fell by the final of 17-8. 

The Indians hosted their Osage 9th/10th Invitational Tuesday, April 5, where they competed against nine other visiting teams. Between the Indians and Lady Indians, they came away with a total of nine first place finishes across the different events they challenged for. Here are the complete …

After starting the season 0-3, the Lady Indians soccer team has won three straight and done so convincingly. An 8-0 win over Dixon started the run, followed by a 5-1 victory against Fatima, and most recently a 5-2 defeat of Moberly Tuesday, April 5, has evened their season record at 3-3. Osa…

Camdenton track freshmen and sophomores represented one of the 10 schools at the Osage 9th/10th Invitational Tuesday, April 5. The Laker and Lady Laker underclassmen had a strong day, finishing with a combined total of 13 first place efforts across the various events they competed in. Here a…

Macks Creek travelled to Buffalo Friday, April 1, for the Buffalo Invitational track meet where they competed against athletes from 17 other schools. Here are the complete results from the Pirates and Lady Pirates competing on Friday. 

The beginning of the spring sports season promises us all relief from the cold of winter and being cooped up inside for the last few months, dangling the possibility of getting outside once more to take in a little sunshine and enjoy some outdoor high school sports for the first time since t…

Friday, April 1, Camdenton travelled to Lebanon for the “Garner Insurance” Invitational where they competed against eight other schools at the meet. The Lakers and Lady Lakers collected five first place finishes across all events. 

Osage was one of 18 different schools to compete at the Buffalo Invitational track meet Friday,  April 1. The Indians and Lady Indians did well, including capturing eight total first-place finishes across all the events they competed in. Here are the full results for Osage at Buffalo on Friday. 

After falling to 1-3 on the season following their Monday, March 28, loss to Smith-Cotton in the first of a four-game homestand, the Lady Laker soccer team rattled off three wins in a row. Though Camdenton scored just two goals over their first four games of the season, both coming in their …

Macks Creek suffered a three-inning loss on the road to the Stover Bulldogs Tuesday, March 29, by the final of 16-1. 

On Friday, March 25, Osage’s Keigan Vaughn committed to play collegiate football next fall for Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. While attending Westminster, Vaughn will play defensive back for the Blue Jays and study Physical Education with the goal of teaching and coaching following graduation.

The Lady Lakers were unable to recover from an early goal by the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers in their home game Monday night, March 28, eventually falling to the visitors by the final of 4-0. 

Potent offense and strong starting pitching propelled Macks Creek to an 11-1 win over the Fair Play Hornets Monday, March 28. 

The 2021-2022 Central Missouri Media All-District Basketball teams have been announced and Lake-area boys and girls teams have a number of players who have made the cut. Among those schools with players to earn all-district honors from the area include Camdenton, School of the Osage, Climax …

With winter sports done and many seniors having played their final game in high school, it brings into focus just how much sports mean to the players themselves. 

This is the complete list of Central Missouri Media All-District Basketball Teams for boys and girls, ranging from Class 6 to Class 1, including the Coach of the Year honorees. With the exception of Class 6 and Class 5, all other all-district teams are divided into first and second teams. Lo…

After winning 15 games last year and earning an upset over St. Francis Borgia in the opening round of the district playoffs, Camdenton’s head baseball coach Bryce Durnin thinks that his team has a lot of positive momentum this spring. 

Something that may not be known about high school baseball is that when a pitcher throws more than 75 pitches in an appearance, they are required to take four days rest before being eligible to pitch again. With that in mind, Indians’ head coach David Flaspohler has his team ready for whatev…

Last year, the Lady Indians played two games where they either couldn’t field a full 11 players or didn’t have any subs for the entire game, playing the shorthanded game with just nine against a their fully equipped opponent. They won both. 

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I’ve lived and covered sports at the Lake for just over six months now, though looking back on my relatively brief time here it somehow feels like both much longer and that the time has absolutely flown by. My own strange perception of time aside, in the last six months I have attended count…

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