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Small ball paid big dividends for Blue Springs Post 499 Fike Wednesday.Sacrifice bunts – including a perfectly executed RBI suicide squeeze by leadoff man Zack Ehlen – led the 26th annual American Legion Wood Bat Invitational host team to an opening 6-0 victory over the Independence VFW Post 1000 Bears Wednesday afternoon at Hidden Valley Park.The combination of sterling defensive play and the two-hit pitching of starter Andrew Olsen helped manager Jim...

Posted at 7:30 AM

Although Sue Meyer’s ceremonial first pitch was a bit off the target to her husband John, the former longtime Blue Springs Post 499 Fike pitching coach made a request Wednesday night at the opening ceremonies of the 26th annual American...

Posted at 7:00 AM

Mike Rooney has seen plenty of baseball and knows well enough to appreciate any win, even if the longtime American Legion manager can be quick to find some fault in a mercy-rule victory.In their American Legion Wood Bat Invitational opener...

Posted at 6:31 AM

When Independence Post 21’s Nick Adrales took his last at-bat Thursday afternoon, he was “hoping to kind of ignite something,” he said.That didn’t happen.With Post 21 trailing the Warrensburg Post 131...

Posted at 7:05 AM

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Posted at 5:01 AM

A local executive of American Medical Response told a city of Independence committee on Wednesday that the ambulance company does a good job of serving the community and responded to recent criticism about response...

Posted at 1:01 AM

When the oldest son came home talking about how he’s studying terrorism in school, I didn’t even wait until after dinner to pull out the pictures. I knew if I hesitated, I’d never tell him what it had been like that Wednesday in Oklahoma City. 

Posted at 1:01 AM

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Updated at 12:39 AM

While many outside observers might wonder what the future holds for Truman High School’s softball team without Oklahoma-bound pitching and hitting wonder Paige Parker, the team’s new head coach can provide some...

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