SIKESTON - Being nosed out of the semifinals of the Canalou Independent Tournament last Thursday night, the Sikeston Independents came back strong Friday to win the consolation bracket 53 to 35. Morehouse defeated Canalou for first place.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Wallace Crane, Miss Audrey Chaney and Miss Margaret Harris were in Jefferson City from Saturday to Wednesday, where they attended the 63rd Annual Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Kings Highway Chapter received the Gold Honor Ribbon and third prize for sponsoring good citizen girls in the DAR Good Citizen Program.
CHARLESTON - Never let it be said the Charleston bench isn't into the game. When the game was on the line, the bench took over the role as cheerleaders. The group celebrated after sophomore Michael Morris sank a free throw that all but clinched the Bluejays double overtime win. The squad will now travel to Jefferson Junior College in Hillsboro to take on Maplewood in the state 3A quarterfinals Wednesday.
COLUMBIA - Maybe Eugene's big advantages weren't quite so big after all. The height and fast-paced attack that carried Eugene all the way into Saturday's Class 2A state championship was still a force against Portageville. Only this time, the Eagles were up against an opponent that could and would play along. Portageville outrebounded, outran and ultimately outscored Eugene 85-82 in overtime Saturday to win the team's second 2A title at the Hearnes Center. Portageville is 24-5.
MATTHEWS - Kindergarten registration for the Matthews Elementary School at Matthews will be conducted Friday.