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Parker Appointed to Position of CCR-1 Varsity Softball Coach
At the May 14, 2020 Clark County R-1 Board of Education meeting, Shaun Parker was appointed to position of Varsity Softball Coach.
Parkers ascends to the position after 4 years at the helm of the Lady Indian Middle School Program and an additional 7 years assisting with the Indian baseball squad.
Coach Parker succeeds former Lady Indian skipper Macy Bross, who earlier this spring returned to her home town and will teach and coach in the Palmyra School District.
Chandler Bevans was fortunate his lone college visit after his two years at John Wood Community College ended was at the school he'll be finishing his men's basketball career.
Bevans, a graduate of Clark County High School, has two years of eligibility remaining when he joins Central Methodist University, an NAIA program located in Fayette, Mo.
"I actually only got to visit CMU's campus," Bevans said. "All of the other ones got shut down (due to COVID-19), so that was the only one I got to see."
The campus visit wasn't the lone reason why Bevans chose Central Methodist.
"I had a really strong connection with the coaching staff from the start," Bevans said. "They showed me the most love, and I think I can go there and make a big impact right away. I think we can win a lot of games."
Trevor Schorr considered Southeastern Community College as an option after his time at Clark County High School was up. When SCC decided to offer track and field, beginning in the 2020-21 school year, the college choice became easy for Schorr.
"I always thought about going there because it is a great school and pretty close to home," Schorr said of the NJCAA program located in West Burlington. "Before they offered me a scholarship, I didn't even know track was an option. I always wanted to continue with track after high school, and when they offered me a scholarship, I made my decision."
SCC Head Coach Lucas Keifer has already got good numbers lined up for the first season of men's track and field. As of May 8, there are 18 athletes recruited for the men's program and 10 for the women's program.
This past week Clark County High School senior Brandon Kracht announced on twitter that he has decided to play basketball at John Wood Community College the next two seasons, trading his Red & Gray for Green & Yellow.
“It’s been fun to watch him grow as a player,” said Clark County Head Coach Adam Rung. “He has put a lot of extra time in the gym and to see that payoff is really neat. Each year he has gotten better and better and you could see that in his game, both from a skill standpoint and in his leadership qualities. He expanded his game from being a role player that was more of a spot up shooter and secondary ball handler as an underclassmen to our primary ball-handler, a primary scoring option and leader on the floor as an upperclassmen.”
Clark County senior Nathan Frazee announced on Saturday, March 21st that he would be attending University of Central Missouri this fall.
Frazee will also be continuing his career in cross country and track and field at the NCAA Division II school located in Warrensburg, Mo.
“As soon as I met my coach, he made me feel like this was my home. He was also very generous in his scholarship,” commented Frazee. “UCM has a great campus and you get a good mix of the small campus/big campus feel. It is a bigger school than most people would think, but still has that small school feel. I am not 100% sure on my career path yet, but, I have narrowed it down to either Sports Management or Marketing. Both career paths I feel suit me well, as they open many doors, too”.
Academic All State Cross Country
Madison Kauth, Corbyn Harper, Grace Buschling, Colin Nichols, and Cady St. Clair
Guidelines for Academic All-State:
Athletes must be nominated by their head coach who must be a current member of MTCCCA.
The athlete must have competed in a state series meet. Districts, Sectionals and State satisfy this requirement
The athlete must meet one of the follow criteria: 25 or higher on the ACT; 1150 or higher on the SAT; 3.6 cumulative GPA (non-rounded, non-weighted) at the end of the fall semester for cross country or the spring semester for track and field.
Post Season Basketball Honors
Jade Ross - Clarence Cannon All Conference - 1st Team; Class 3 District 13 MBCA All-District Team
Alexis Ellison - Clarence Cannon All Conference - 2nd Team
Brooklyn Howe- Clarence Cannon All Conference - Honorable Mention
Brandon Kracht - Clarence Cannon All Conference - 1st Team; Class 3 Dist. 13 MBCA All-District Team
Conner Mack - Clarence Cannon All Conference - 2nd Team; Class 3 Dist.13 MBCA All-District Team
Chase Norton - Clarence Cannon All Conference - Honorable Mention
Pictured Nicholas Davis
signing his letter of intent to play basketball at
Culver- Stockton College.
He is pictured with his parents Rickie and Ronda Davis.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Clark Co. was able to defeat Highland on Monday night in the opening round of the Class 3 District 13 Tournament at Palmyra High School by a final score of
Clark Co. 71 Highland 59.
In the semi-final game of the district tournament the Lady Indians were defeated by Palmyra 61 to 42.
Clark County ends its season with an 18-8 record and 5-2 in the conference.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Clark County picked up a big win on Tuesday evening as they defeated Hallsville in the opening round of the Class 3 District 13 tournament at Palmyra High School.
Layne Sommers made two free throws for Clark County with 3.1 seconds left to lift the Indians to a 60-59 win over Hallsville. It was the only time the Indians led in the game.
In the semi-final game of the district tournament the Indians were defeated by Monroe City 59 to 49.
Clark County ends its season with an 18-9 record.
Academic All State Softball
Dayanara Daniels, Isiabell Acklie, Jade Ross, Elly Hamner, Kiara Brunk, Allie Hayden
To be eligible for the academic all-state honors, softball players must be a sophomore, junior or senior; have a cumulative unweighted grade point average after the fall 2019 semester of 3.5 to 4.0; must start 70 percent of the team games; and be ranked in the top 25 percent of her class or attain a 24 or better on the ACT.
The Lady Indians Softball team GPA came in at over 3.70 this season!
Academic All State Football - Gabe Hunziker
Nominations must also meet 2 of the next 3 criteria:
1. Must score a 25 or higher on ACT or 1740 on the SAT
2. 3.5 GPA or higher (GPA must be non weighted)
3. Must rank in top 10% of his/her class
(GPA and class rank will be determined by the GPA and class rank at the start of that year)
Varsity Girls Basketball
On Tuesday, February 11th the Lady Indians hosted Highland for their annual “Pack the Place Pink” game. Final score of the contest was Clark Co. 54 Highland 39.
The Lady Indians picked up another Clarence Cannon Conference win on Friday night as they defeated South Shelby 53 to 30 on the road.
CCR-1 Lady Indians Head Coach John Weaver recently recorded his 200th career win as a varsity coach. Coach Weaver, who previously coached at Knox County and LaPlata, earned his 200th win on January 25th during the third place contest of the Tony Lenzini Invitational Tournament in which the Lady Indians defeated Canton 65-50. Coach Weaver's current win total at CCR-1 is 125.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Clark County Indians rolled to a 71-54 win over Highland in a Clarence Cannon Conference boys basketball game Tuesday.
The Clark County Indians improved to 4-1 in the Clarence Cannon Conference as they defeated South Shelby 74-42 on the road Friday night.CCR-1 senior Brandon Kracht who netted his 1000th career point during a 68-35 victory on January 31st at Mark Twain was recognized in between games on Tuesday, February 11th.
Pack The Place Pink Night
CCR-1 High School held their annual “Pack the Place Pink” game on Tuesday, February 11th. The teams took on Highland in the contest. Students involved in basketball, cheerleading, drill and dance, pep band, along with students in the crowd, and members of the community filled the gym wearing pink to show support and help raise money for local cancer support.
2019 CCR-1 Fall Sports Awards Banquet Was Held Jan 27th
Cross Country Awards: Carter Plenge, Indian Pride; Ethan Nelson,
Girls MVP; Nathan Frazee, Boys MVP; Corbyn Harper, Leadership.
Madison Kauth, Leadership.
Softball Awards: Dayanara Daniels, Most Improved; Allie Hayden, Defensive Player of the Year; Madison Bergman, Indian Pride; Kiara Brunk, Offensive Player of the Year; Jade Ross, Indian Pride; Ashtyn Ebeling, Rookie of the Year; Isiabell Acklie, MVP.
Varsity Indians Basketball
The Fort Madison Bloodhounds defeated Clark County 60-49 in a boys basketball game Tuesday.
Brandon Kracht scored his 1,000th point for Clark County in a 68-35 win over Mark Twain in a boys basketball game Friday.
Clark County, 12-7 on the season, hosts Palmyra in a Clarence Cannon Conference game Tuesday.
Varsity Lady Indians Basketball
The Lady Indians picked up a big win on Thursday night as they hosted Unity and won 56 to 37.
The Clark County Lady Indians led 19-4 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in defeating Mark Twain 62-34 in a girls basketball game Friday.
Clark County, 13-6 overall, hosts Palmyra in a Clarence Cannon Conference game Tuesday.