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The Lady Mustang softball team improved to 6-0 on the season and is now 4-0 in South Central Conference play after scoring a 3-1 win over Albia on June 3. It’s the first time in several years a Davis County softball team has been able to beat Albia in conference play.

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Home run hitters showed their muscle June 1 as the Lady Mustang softball team traveled to Osceola to take on Clarke in a South Central Conference matchup. Four of the five runs scored in this game came from the long ball.

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 The Mustang baseball team is struggling to catch some breaks in the 2021 season. Davis County battled back from a three-run deficit on June 4 to take a lead over Clarke. The Indians tied the game at 7-7 at the end of regulation and later beat Davis County 9-8 in nine innings of play.

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Madeline Barker struck out 12 and didn’t allow a walk June 2 in a 3-2 win over Cardinal. Barker faced 25 batters in a game that saw little action on the base paths from both teams.

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The Davis County Youth Track program hosted a track meet at Mustang Stadium on June 5. The results follow:

The Mustang baseball team started the month of June with a disappointing 7-4 loss to Wilton on June 1. The Mustangs managed just four hits and committed three errors in the game.

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Pitching and defense will give softball teams an excellent chance to win games no matter who they play. A little offense also doesn’t hurt to help make those wins easier. The Lady Mustang softball team had both the offense and defense working well in a 15-0 win over Mount Pleasant on June 4.

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Trachsel and teammates Devin Turner, Edward Nelson and Deon Weston.

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Adam Trachsel, son of Greg Trachsel and Jennifer Martin of Columbia, Mo. and grandson of Earl Trachsel of Bloomfield, placed first in two relay events in the Class 5 Missouri State Track Meet Championships on May 27 in Jefferson City. The 4x100 team won with a time of 42.40 seconds. The 4x20…

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The Lady Mustang softball team let a 2-1 lead slip away in the seventh inning May 28 in a South Central Conference game at Centerville. The Big Reds tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and sent the game into extra innings before Davis County was able to score a 4-2 victory.

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Pitching and defense were the keys to securing a 7-3 win over Knoxville to start the 2021 South Central Conference season. The Lady Mustang softball team improved to 2-0 with the win and scored the team’s first victory at home on their new diamond on May 26.

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Cody Barnett was honored last week by the Davis County High School. Barnett, a former Lady Mustang softball coach, tossed out the first pitch before last week’s Lady Mustang game against Knoxville. The game was the first one played at the new West Sports Complex. Former baseball coach Gary R…

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A couple of late-game scores led to a 4-2 loss for the Mustang baseball team May 28 at Centerville. Centerville scored a run in the fifth and another in the bottom of the sixth to down the Mustangs in South Central Conference play.

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The Mustang baseball team hits the diamond this year with eight returning letter winners and a host of talented players to add to the team. Davis County is ready to play a full season of games after having its season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago.

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The Lady Mustang softball team opened the 2021 softball season with an 18-0 win over Moulton-Udell. The game was played in Moulton on May 24. Davis County pounded out 15 hits against Moulton pitching and dominated the game right from the first pitch.

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The Mustang baseball team finished last week with a 1-1 performance in the Davis County Classic Tournament. The Mustangs held off Fairfield for a 4-3 win in the opening game of the day and suffered a 6-2 loss to Grinnell after a late game rally in the championship game.

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The Mustang baseball team opened the 2021 season with a split in a south Central Conference doubleheader, on May 26. Knoxville came from behind to beat Davis County 6-2 in game one. The Mustangs won game two 14-4.

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I was seated in an upscale restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The hostess seated a black man across from me and easily in my line of sight. I was able to monitor the situation without it being obvious, while I continued my interactions with friends who were having dinner with me.

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