KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – For the first time in its three-year history, the Williams Baptist University swim team had swimmers qualify for the NAIA National Championships.

WARRENSBURG — Basketball players from three Johnson County school districts participated in the Warrensburg Local Unified Basketball Tournament on Friday, Feb. 28, at Warrensburg High School.

WARRENSBURG - The largest reaction from the crowd on hand for Central Missouri and St. Mary on Tuesday, Dec. 31, didn’t come while the Mules were building a 30-point lead on their NAIA opponent. It came when Warrensburg-native Luke Mackey snuck behind the UCM defense for an uncontested lay-u…

Erin Harms, 11, Centerview, poses with her eight-point buck on Nov. 2, the opening day of youth rifle season. This is Harms’ third buck and was taken down from 175 yards out with a Winchester Savage .243 near Centerview.

WARRENSBURG — After receiving careful instructions from Central Missouri women’s golfer McKenna Rice, Grace Powers stood over her putt. With a slight tap, Powers knocked home a three-foot putt, prompting high-fives in the indoor facility at Mule National golf course.

Night one of the annual Labor Day weekend special events began on Saturday, Aug. 31, evening with 107 race teams signed in for competition. The night served as the opening night for A-Mod drivers to race their way onto the grid for Sunday’s main event, Sept. 1. (See for Sunday’s r…

Central Missouri Speedway hosted its final regular race season championship weekly racing series on Saturday, Aug. 24, along with week four of the Top-Gun Series. All total, there were 92 race teams signed in for competition wit 16 Pure Stocks, nine E-Mods, 19 Mod-Lites, 21 B-Mods, 12 Street…

Central Missouri Speedway hosted its annual Kid’s Night activities and night two of the special Top Gun Series on Saturday, Aug. 3. A total of 93 drivers and teams signed in for competition in 13 heat races and six main events. Among drivers on hand were 17 Pure Stocks, nine E-Mods, 16 Mod-L…

Members of Bright Sox, a co-ed softball league for individuals with developmental disabilities, pose for a photo after wrapping up its summer season. The league was a partnership between Youth Excited About Sports (YES), Abilities LLC, RISE Community Services, Cox Family Farms and community …

INDEPENDENCE - Post 131’s run in the American Legion Zone 2 tournament came to an end with a 2-1 loss to FIKE on Friday, July 26.

INDEPENDENCE - Brodie Payne played the hero for Post 131 twice over, driving in the game-tying runs in the bottom of the seventh and game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth in a 6-5 win over Hillcrest in the 2019 Zone Tournament on Thursday, July 25.

Pure Stock Recap

A cutline in the July 16 edition of the Daily Star-Journal included inaccurate information.

After a weekend off for rest and recuperation after the annual BBQ Bowl, Central Missouri Speedway will welcome drivers and fans back the track for championship racing on Comfort Inn Race Night on Saturday, July 20.

INDEPENDENCE — The clock struck midnight on Post 131’s chance to snag a second win at the FIKE wood bat tournament as the late starting Thursday, July 11, night game — the game started just before 10 p.m. — stretched into Friday, July 12, morning.

INDEPENDENCE - Post 131 is 1-1 through two games in the FIKE wood bat tournament. The Isotopes secured a 8-6 win over Post 60 on Wednesday, July 10, then fell 21-1 to Post 246 on Thursday, July 11.

A total of 96 race teams checked in for the Street Stock special event night and weekly racing in all other classes on Saturday, June 22. There were 19 A-Mods, 27 B-Mods, 18 Street Stocks, 21 Mod-Lites, and 12 Pure Stocks racing throughout the night in 21 races.