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PRESS-NEWS JOURNAL, CANTON, MO. THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009 - PAGE 14 Cougars take Chris Heimer PNJ Assignment Writer The Highland Cougars won their season finale by defeating the Monroe City ?anthers 10-5 May 11. With the win the Cou- gars finish the regular sea- son at 8-7 and 4-3 in the Clarence Cannon Confer- the win from Monroe City ence (tied for second). The Cougars scored six times in the bottom of the third to take a commanding 6-0 lead. They added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 8-0. The Panthers scored four times in the top of the sixth to make it 8-4, but the Cou- gars added to more runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Panthers got one more run in the seventh but that is as close as they would get. Paul Power was three- for-four with two doubles, while Justin Roberts and Robert Maloney added two hits apiece. Jeremy Platt got the win for the Cougars. Canton Tigers pounded ' Dalton Baker went Palmyra 11-1 on the base- two-for-three, and had a ball field May 13. home run. Luke Barton went Simmons was the win- three-for-three and hit a ning pitcher and in five in- home run; nings, had seven strikeouts Steffen Simmons went and gave up two hits. two-for-three, had a home "This was a great game run, and had four RBIs. for us going into Districts. Hopefully we can take the momentum from this game and continue it during Dis- trict Play," said Canton Coach Seth Minter. "This was also Senior Night and it was big for us to send our seniors out with a win." Sign here Luke Barton signs a letter of intent May 14 to play baseball at Culver-Stockton College. Seated with him are parents Skip and Rahna Barton. Standing at left is C-S coach Chris Terry. Standing at right is Canton coach Seth Minter. Barton inks with Culver baseball team Senior night The Canton Baseball seniors were recently honored along with their parents. Seniors left to right are Na- than Uhlmeyer, Grant Lay, Tyler Clark and Luke Bar- ton. Canton students to compete Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor Six Canton R-V stu- dents are competing Friday (and possibly Saturday) at the state in Jefferson City, after placing in sectional competition in Centralia May 16. The students competing in the Class 1 state track in- clude: Tori Niemann, took first in girl's triple jump; second in high jump; and fourth in the long jump (by one-half an inch). Aron Taylor took fourth in the girls 400 meter run. Grant Lay, Nathan Uhlmeyer, Ryan Uhlmeyer, in state track and Tyler Clark took fourth in the boys 4 X 100 relay. Clayton Hinton is the alter- nate on this team. One competing but not making it to state this year was Shelby Roberts, who placed eighth in the 100 meter run, and was disqual- ified in the 200 meter run. Preliminaries will be run on Friday and the top eight will be taken for fi- nals on Saturday in the run- ning events. Niemann will triple jump and high jump on Friday. The long jump is Saturday. "I am very proud of them and extremely ex- cited," said Canton coach Teresa McKenzie. Several ball camps are STATE BOUND - At left is Grant Lay and at right is Nathan Uhlmeyer who will compete in state track events this week. Two other guys on the 4x100 relay not pictured are Ryan Uhlmeyer and Tyler Clark, THIRD TRIP TO STATE THIS YEAR - Canton juniors, Aron Taylor and Tori Niemann get the chance to ex- perience state games in three different sports in the same school year. The ladies played on the Canton Softball team which got third place, the Canton Bas- ketball team which got second place in state. This weekend the ladies will compete in different events at state track. Two basketball camps are set for June at Canton R-V. There will be a girls basketball camp June 1-3. Grades 3-5 will meet from 1:30-3:00. Grades 6-8 will meet from 3:00-4:30. For more informa- tion on this camp contact Coach Seth Minter by e- mail: sminter@canton.kl2. too.us. There will be a boys basketball camp June 8-11. Boys entering grades 4- 6 will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Boys entering grades 7-9 wild meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Camp Director will be coach Andy Anderson, who will help with the funda- mentals. There are fees for the camps. Press-News Journal NEWS is our middle name Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Occupational Therapy Specialty Fitness i Alisha Rees, MPT You do have a choice. | Exercise your physical therapy options and contact us today at 573-288-3311 | Qualified Therapists for Advanced Results I Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor A Canton senior base- ball player signed a letter of intent to play for the Cul- ver-Stockton Wildcats. Luke Barton, a catcher this year for the Canton Ti- gers signed the agreement May 14. Barton is batting .644 and has hit six home runs this year, has 28 RBIs and has an on base percentage of .679. "Luke means a lot to our team. First off, he's lo- cal. Anytime you can get a player from Canton to con- tribute, it's a big thing. We feel Luke can contribute," said C-S coach Chris Terry. "He has a really good chance to hit at our level. As a catcher, he's still learn- County teams advanced in Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor Both County prep base- ball teams advanced in the first round of single-elimi- nation districts play Mon- day. In Class 1 District 11, the third-seeded . Canton Tigers hammered sixth- seeded Green City 13-1 in LaPlata. Canton was sched- uled to play second-seeded North Shelby Tuesday, May 19. District Championship is Wednesday, May 20. In Class 2 District 5, the third-seed Highland Cou- gars best the third-seeded Monroe City Panthers 8-5. They were scheduled to play the second seeded Palmyra Panthers Tuesday, May 19. District Championship is May 22. Sectionals for winners of both district tournaments is May 25. ing, he's still new. There's team. It's ridiculous how a good chance he can.give good his batting average is. good leadership for four He'll be missed very bad- years." ly," Minter said. Barton's current coach Barton wanted to stay Seth Minter praised Bar- local and hopes to be a ton. varsity starter within two "He has a .48-.500 bat-years. ting career. He's our cata= Barton will major in lyst. He's a tough out. By pre-med at Culver-Stock- far, he's the captain of the ton. #1 includes 3 tenders 1 side and 22 oz. drink 401 North 4th Street ~ Canton, Mo. Phone 573-288-3062 Now Offering: CCW Get the required training to conceal and carry a weapon. Basic Pistol Basic operation and safety of a pistol. 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