Turkey season reminders
Days are beginning to warm, trees are budding and flowers are blooming. In Missouri this indicates the approach of spring turkey season. Each spring thousands of Missourians take to the woods looking for a gobbler to try to outsmart. Some hunters are successful, while others learn just how smart a wild turkey is.

Jordan French scoops

and throws.
Jordan French fields a ground ball and fires across to first base Tuesday, April 8 as the Bulldogs hosted and lost to La Monte. (photos by H.B. Dodds)

Bulldogs still looking
for first league win
The Stover varsity baseball team is playing much better this year. Unfortunately, it is not yet showing up in the Kaysinger Conference standings. La Monte beat the Bulldogs 9-1 Tuesday, April 8, at Legion Field in Stover. Thursday, April 10, Windsor outlasted Head Coach B.J. Adams' nine 16-8.

Trigger the play
Senior Kayla Wolfe inbounds Tuesday, April 8 at Stover. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Dixon 5-0. (photo by H.B. Dodds)

Get it outa here
Carley Nolting punts Tuesday, April 8, at Stover. Dixon visited and beat the Lady Bulldogs 5-0. (photo by H.B. Dodds)

Lady Bulldogs' scoreless
streak reaches six games
The Stover varsity girls soccer team is in a snake-bitten shooting slump. They dropped a 5-0 decision to a very good Dixon team Tuesday, April 8, in Stover. Thursday, April 10, they hosted Fair Grove and lost 1-0 after a two-round penalty kick shootout. That game was the best illustration of their bad luck.

Uptegrove and Nolting
place at Blair Oaks
Carley Nolting placed fourth in the shot put and Mallory Uptegrove notched sixth in the high jump and seventh in the long jump Saturday, April 12, at the Blair Oaks Invitational track and field meet in Wardsville. Distances were unavailable at press time.

Eldon beats Stover in golf dual
Tuesday, April 8, the Stover High School varsity golf team traveled to Eldon and lost to the Mustangs 191-220. However, junior Brock Nolting medaled again, shooting a solid 43.

Varsity soccer schedule update, May 3
The Stover Lady Bulldogs Soccer Classic has been rescheduled Saturday, May 3

Spring turkey seasons and regulations set
The Missouri Department of Conservation has announced the dates for spring turkey hunting in 2014. Youth season, for hunters age 6-15 on opening day, is to be April 12-13. Regular season, for all hunters holding a valid permit, is scheduled April 21 through May 11. Participants must possess a resident, non-resident, or resident landowner spring turkey hunting permit. The landowner permit is valid only on the property for which it is issued.

Citizens for Health and Wellness sponsor second annual walk/run
Citizens for Health and Wellness has announced plans for a second annual 5K run/2-mile walk Saturday, May 3. Plans to add a 10K run are in the works. The whole event is a fund raiser to reduce health and wellness disparities in Morgan County.

Sports awards banquet scheduled
The Stover High School winter and spring sports awards banquet has been scheduled 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Stover High School cafeteria. Coaches and athletes in both junior high and high school varsity sports will be honored.

Pitch, Hit, and Run
coming to Versailles
Major League Baseball has scheduled a Pitch, Hit, and Run competition noon Saturday, April 26, at Versailles City Park. Boys and girls from seven to 14 are invited to compete for free in the three core baseball and softball skills.

Spring Sports Schedules caveat
There is next to no likelihood that these schedules will be played as written due to weather and other schedule-challenging situations. It is very important to watch for cancellation, postponement, and rescheduling bulletins as they become available to the Press online sports page. Also watch the "This Week in Sports" column as rescheduling will generally appear there as up to date as possible.

Paddlefish snaggers cautiously optimistic
Paddlefish season is approaching, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, MDC, has cautiously encouraging news for snaggers.

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