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Updated at 11:40 PM

After making his second free throw of the possession midway through the fourth quarter, Blue Springs South senior Kevin Puryear walked off the court and gave coach Jimmy Cain a tight hug.It was the kind of hug a father would give his son when he moves out for the first time. It was a special moment for the 6-foot-7 University of Missouri recruit. That free throw made Puryear the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,494 career points, passing Robin Lucas, who set the record in 1998...

Updated at 11:40 PM

The Missouri Mavericks hoped to go duck hunting Friday night at the Independence Events Center.Instead, they laid a giant goose egg as Quad City Mallards goalie Parker Milner stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory before an...

Updated at 11:39 PM

With one last chance to build some momentum before district tournament play on Monday, and grab an elusive home victory in the process, Fort Osage’s boys basketball team came up with enough clutch plays down the stretch Friday against Oak...

Updated at 11:37 PM

Northern Missouri or eastern Kansas weather is fickle. Constant wind direction changes mean disaster for the best decoy sets. Layout blind sets for shooting geese landing into the wind must be positioned correctly or birds land out of shotgun...

Updated at 11:37 PM

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Updated at 11:34 PM

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.“They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we...

Updated at 11:34 PM

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced the hiring Friday and says Gillin will begin April 6.Gillin comes to Appalachian State from Missouri,...

Posted at 10:26 PM

Community meal at First ChristianThe First Christian Church in Independence will hold a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The church is at 125 S. Pleasant St.The cost is...

Updated at 10:19 PM

Flabby arms? Say bye-bye to arm fat with these effective tricep toners.

Updated at 9:28 PM

 Joe BaylessIndependenceTo the editor:What a wonderful evening! For those who think the airwaves are being monopolized by bad news about ISIL, or...

Updated at 9:14 PM

When asked by a colleague from another country why Americans like zombies so much, my initial thought was probably the most accurate. We like to shoot things. The end.Game, bottles on an old fence, road signs. Anything we can put our...

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