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Swisloski & Emery qualify for sectionals this Saturday

Posted May 9th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Two Cabool High School athletes will be competing at the state sectionals Saturday, May 11, at South Calloway, after qualifying at the district meet held May 4 in New Haven.

Collin Emery placed fourth in the district in the pole vault with a jump of 9’0” and Eddie Swisloski qualified in two events, taking second in the discus with a throw of 114’6” and fourth in the shot put with a 37’5.5” throw.

Scoring at the district meet but not advancing to sectionals were the 400-meter relay team of Kyra Snelson, Mya Buck, Elizabeth Whetstine and Kinley Smith, fifth place, 56.86; Smith, 100-meter dash, sixth place, 13.82; and long jump, seventh place, 14’0”; Kyleigh Sigears, discus, seventh place, 76’10”; Emery, 100-meter dash, seventh place, 12.77; and Shengbo Yuan, long jump, seventh place, 16’4.25”.

Kindergarten & preschool screenings to be held May 7

Posted May 2nd, 2019 by Randon Brown

Screenings for children who will be in preschool and kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the high school gym.

The screenings will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents should call the elementary school office, 962-3153, extension 102, to schedule their child’s screening.

Each child will need a birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency. Also, if the child has any custody or guardianship paperwork, a copy of that should be brought to the screening.

To enroll for preschool, a child must be four years old by July 31. To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old by July 31

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for April announced

Posted May 2nd, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool Elementary School held its last Kiwanis Terrific Kids assembly for the 2018-19 school year April 25.

Photos of all the April honorees — from kindergarten through fourth grade — are featured on Page 12 of the May 2 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS Class of 2019 to graduate Sunday afternoon

Posted May 2nd, 2019 by Randon Brown

The 55-member Cabool High School Class of 2019 will graduate this Sunday, May 5. Commencement will be at 3:00 p.m. in the CHS gym.

Former Cabool teacher and coach Ryan Smith will be the commencement speaker. Also scheduled to speak are class valedictorian Lyndsey Carr and salutatorian Jaydra Johnson.

Musical performances are planned by the CHS band and choir.

See the special section inside the May 2 Cabool Enterprise for photos of the graduating seniors, along with listings of those graduating with honor and distinction.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS awards program next Wednesday

Posted April 18th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The annual awards program of Cabool High School will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the high school gym,

The top high school students in each subject area will be recognized, and scholarships will be awarded to members of the senior class.

The honorees and scholarship winners will be featured in the Cabool Enterprise’s annual academic salute section on May 23.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Spaghetti dinner event raises $3,864 for 2020 Washington, D.C. trip

Posted April 18th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The first major fundraiser for the 2020 eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. has been declared a big success.

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction was held last Saturday evening at Cabool Middle School and drew a packed house. That event, combined with T-shirt sales, raised a total of $3,864.

The Class of 2024 is also holding a raffle for a fire pit. The raffle will run through May 13. Tickets are one for $5.00 or six for $25.00.

This year’s CMS seventh graders are raising money for a class trip to the nation’s capital next spring. Plans are to make an eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. an annual event

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kindergarten & preschool screenings to be held May 7

Posted April 18th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Screenings for children who will be in preschool and kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the high school gym.

The screenings will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents should call the elementary school office, 962-3153, extension 102, to schedule their child’s screening.

Each child will need a birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency. Also, if the child has any custody or guardianship paperwork, a copy of that should be brought to the screening.

To enroll for preschool, a child must be four years old by July 31. To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old by July 31

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Register soon for the May 24 Bulldog Running Festival

Posted April 18th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Project Run, Throw, and Jump With The Dawgs is pairing up with the Melissa Vonallmen Memorial Scholarship foundation to host the first annual Bulldog Running Festival.

The two-day event will start May 24 with an expo and race packet pickup. Vendors, sports enthusiasts, and healthcare professionals will have booths offering information and goods. The T-shirt pickup and final registration for the race will be that evening.

The next day, May 25, will be the races and fun run. There will be a 10K race, one-mile kids’ race and a one-mile fun run/walk through Cabool in the morning. In the evening there will be a 5K zombie run. There will be multiple race categories and participation, as well as finisher medals and awards. Early registration will be held through May 2. Go to the Project Run, Throw, and Jump with the Dawgs Facebook page to register.

Funds raised will go to support the Cabool Bulldog track program and the Melissa Vonallmen Memorial Scholarship.

“Your support will help the Cabool athletes by providing funding for the track program along with supporting the future college endeavors of Cabool students though an enduring scholarship opportunity,” a spokesperson said.

For more information, email Adam Block at cabooladman@yahoo.com or Adam VonAllmen at allwork1983@gmail.com or adam.m.vonallmen.mil@mail.mil.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the CHS golf team

Posted April 11th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2019 golf team at Cabool High School are, from left, Jayston Grogan, Matt Luerssen, Coach Shane Wright, Saxton Green and Jake Shockley. Not pictured is Gunnar Pearson.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

New head football coach hired

Posted April 11th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool Board of Education has hired a head football coach for the 2019-20 school year.

Monday evening the school board approved offering a contract to Tyler Spittler, who has been an assistant varsity coach at West Plains and the head middle school coach at West Plains for the past two years.

Spittler will teach physical education at Cabool High School.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Contractor hired for elementary & middle school restroom renovation

Posted April 11th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Renovation of the restrooms at the elementary and middle schools is expected to begin next month, following the approval by Cabool Board of Education Monday evening of a contractor for the projects.

Bales Construction Company, Waynesville, bid $122,000 for the elementary school and $76,500 for the middle school work. Both bids were unanimously approved by the board.

Dr. Karl Janson, school superintendent, said plans are to start the elementary school restroom renovations around May 20 with the middle school work to begin following the close of summer school. Both projects are to be completed before the opening of the 2019-20 school year in August.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Spring Classic baseball tournament held

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Four teams competed in last week’s Cabool Spring Classic varsity baseball tournament held at Jack Cook Memorial Field on Garst Avenue.

The Cabool Bulldogs lost 18-6 against Salem Monday afternoon, March 18, in the first game of the tournament. Cabool got off to a good start going up 6-0 before allowing Salem to score 18 unanswered runs.

Offensively the Bulldogs were led by Quincy Flanagan, Trevor Atkins, Spencer Christeson, and Hunter Sparks. Braxton Davis led the team with two RBI’s.

Coach Robbie Mossman said pitcher Hunter Sparks got off to a nice start, working his way out of a first inning jam not giving up any runs. Logan Primanzon, Trevor Atkins, and Braxton Davis all threw in relief.

“We talked a lot after the game and Wednesday morning about how to properly deal with adversity. No matter what happens, we cannot lack confidence individually or in our teammates. We realized we are better than what we played, and will relentlessly pursue daily improvement. We are very early in our season, and need to make sure that we keep this in perspective. It is a long season with plenty of time to make steady improvements,” Mossman said.

Cabool lost Wednesday afternoon, March 20, to Ava 15-2.

“I was really proud of Dakota (Schwenk) and Spencer as this was their first varsity action as pitchers. They went up against a very talented Ava team. Logan and Braxton also did a nice job of pitching through adversity, which is not easy for anyone, let alone underclassmen,” said Mossman.

Braxton Davis, Spencer Christeson, and Kaevin Jackson led the way offensively for the Bulldogs.

“It was great to see us never give up, scoring two runs in the fourth inning. This is one of the things that I want us to be known for: not being able to tell by the way we approach the game whether we are winning or losing.”

The Bulldogs finished the Cabool Classic strong on Thursday, March 21, with an 8-7 win over Van Buren.

“Quincy Flanagan threw an outstanding game working into the seventh inning. He did an outstanding job of pitching to contact only throwing 82 pitches in six-plus innings,” Mossman said. “Trevor Atkins also came up big for us, keeping his composure after some defensive miscues. He struck out the last batter with the tying run on base.”

Offensively seven players had at least one hit. The Bulldogs were led by Quincy Flanagan going four for four. Logan Primanzon had two hits as well. “Hunter Sparks had a big double in the sixth inning as did Braxton Davis to start off the inning. Dakota Schwenk had an outstanding suicide squeeze bunt to score Braxton Davis,” noted Mossman.

“I was really proud of our players up and down the lineup. We really focused on keeping our composure and picking our teammates up. We did an outstanding job of this, and I expect us to build off of this quality win.”

The Ava Bears won the Cabool Spring Classic round-robin tournament.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Softball team 3-2 for first week of season

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Last week was a busy one for the Lady Bulldog softball team with three big wins and two losses as the season got underway.

In the season opener March 18 at Thayer, Cabool lost 8-7. Coach Scott Tooley said, “We played really well but came up short. I was really proud of how the girls played.”

The next afternoon, March 19, the Lady Bulldogs played at Fordland and won 14-0. “We played well,” Tooley noted.

Thursday, March 21, was the home opener for the girls and they downed the visiting Hartville Lady Eagles 17-14. “We were down 11-3 and made a great recovery and won this game,” Tooley said. “I am proud of how they didn’t quit and kept battling.”

The Lady Bulldogs played in the Koshkonong Tournament Friday and Saturday. They were victorious over Koshkonong 9-2 on Friday, March 22, in what Tooley called “a complete win,” adding, “I am proud of the way everyone played.”

On Saturday, March 23, Cabool played Houston in the tournament and lost 11-0.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS students compete at district/state music festival

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School Band, along with the CHS Concert Choir, and CHS Men’s Choir, recently competed in State Music Festival held at West Plains.

The band received an Outstanding rank on performance and Exemplary on sight reading, the Concert Choir received an Outstanding rank on performance and Satisfactory on sight reading, and for the first time in many years CHS took a Men’s Choir to the contest as a group. Men’s Choir received an Outstanding rank on performance and Developing on sight reading.

The festival also included district competition for solos and small ensembles. Receiving Outstanding awards were Hayden Casper on trumpet; Lynsie Beeman, clarinet; Dylan Ficken, vocal solo; Matt Luerssen, vocal solo; Lynsie Beeman, vocal solo; Megan Morrison, vocal solo; Grace Shockley, vocal solo; Hayden Casper, vocal solo; Jessie Theilemann, vocal solo; and the vocal sextet of Grace Shockley, Adrian Fleetwood, Zabrina Prifogle, Natalie Swisher, Lynsie Beeman and Megan Morrison.

Receiving Exemplary awards and qualifying for the state-level contest April 25 in Columbia were Jayston Grogan, vocal solo; Saxton Green, vocal solo; and the vocal sextet of Austin O’Guin, Dylan Ficken, Saxton Green, Jayston Grogan, Hayden Casper and Matthew Luerssen.

A spring concert will be presented by the high school band on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Election Tuesday for board posts, levy extension

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Several board posts and extending the current school levy are on the ballot during next Tuesday’s election.

Polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Local polling places include the Cabool High School gym for Burdine, Cass I and Sargent townships; Mtn. Grove Family Church for Clinton Township; Fairview Pentecostal Church for Morris Township; Houston Storm Shelter for Cass II Township; and the Community Building at the Raymondville Fairgrounds for Ozark Township in Texas County. Local Douglas County voters may cast ballots at Pleasant Home Church.

Absentee voting will be held at the county clerk’s office in Houston on Saturday, March 30, from 8:00 a.m. until noon and Monday, April 1, until 5:00 p.m.

  • Cabool School District

In the Cabool R-4 School District, voters will be electing two members to the school board, each for a three-year term. Candidates are Shaun E. Watson, Jacob Reese and Brenda J. Jarrett.

School districts are also being asked to approve maintaining the current school levy through 2034. This would not increase the levy, but would guarantee the present levy for 15 years. Funds from the continuation of the current levy would be used for energy efficiency improvements including window replacement, lighting upgrades, and heating and air-conditioning and system controls, plus fire alarms for all buildings.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Alumni Assn. launches unusual fundraiser for school “Flush Fund”

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

If an unexpected lawn “decoration” shows up in your yard, Cabool Alumni Association is hoping you will not only take it with the humor intended, but also make a donation to the Association’s “Flush Fund,” which is raising money in support of restroom renovations for the elementary school.

With the arrival of spring-like weather this past week, CAA made its first delivery of a light blue toilet filled with colorful flowers. The “lucky” recipients were Patty and Steve Parker on Oak Forest Lane. The Parkers found the accompanying laminated instruction sheet that explained that for a $25 donation to the Flush Fund they could have the toilet removed from their lawn, and for a bit more could have it delivered to an address of their choice.

“You can designate who it goes to next, if you give more than $25,” Patty Parker said. She quickly selected the next recipient and called the number provided to have it removed from her yard and delivered.

Cabool Alumni Association plans to keep the toilet on the move as long as donations keep coming in.

“I think it will be fun this summer to see where it ends up. The key is to not keep it very long – maybe one to two days,” she said.

Alumni support renovation project

Posted March 29th, 2019 by Randon Brown

A check from Cabool Alumni Association for $9,139.79 was presented to Cabool Schools this week to help fund renovations that will include the elementary school restrooms. CAA treasurer Missy Dotson presented the check to Dr. Karl Janson, superintendent, left, and elementary school principal Aaron Miller. CAA raised the money through various activities at last summer’s all-school reunion.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS athletes recognized at winter sports banquet

Posted March 25th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School’s winter sports banquet was held last Thursday, March 14, with recognition given to the basketball and cheerleading teams.

In girls’ basketball, Coach Rance Beller awarded “C” letters to Alexis Hunter, Hailey Shannon, Josie Atkins, Abigail Heuerman, Hailie Metheney, Adrian Fleetwood and Katlynn Ellison.

Special awards given included:

Hustle Award: Vanessa Kentner

Most Improved: Hailie Metheney

Most Blocked Shots: Josie Atkins

Best Field Goal Percentage: Josie Atkins

Most Rebounds: Hailey Shannon

Best Free Throw Percentage: Hailey Shannon

Most Steals: Katlynn Ellison

Most Assists: Katlynn Ellison

Most Valuable Player: Katlynn Ellison

Coach Brad Shockley announced the following special awards for the boys’ basketball team:

Free Throws: Brayden Grisham, 74%

Field Goal Percentage: Matt Luerssen, 50% from 2 point shots, 43% overall

Rebound Leader: Matt Luerssen, 134

Assist Leader: Trevor Atkins, 51

Most Steals: Trevor Atkins, 20

Defensive Player of the Year: Brayden Grisham

Most Improved: Collin Emery

Most Valuable Player: Zach Beller

Hustle Award: Collin Emery

Coaches’ Award: Matt Luerssen

Receiving “C” letters in boys’ basketball were Peyton Byerley, Quincy Flanagan, Trevor Atkins, Jacob Shockley, Brandon Vancil, Collin Emery, Zach Beller, Matt Luerssen, Saxton Green and Brayden Grisham.

The cheerleading coach, Elizabeth Walls, presented the following special awards:

Most Improved: Jaydra Johnson

Most Spirit: Alissa Krause

Bulldog Award: Grace Shockley and Olivia Weller

All members of the cheerleading squad received “C” letters: Destiney Ivy, Adrian Roberts, Olivia Weller, Tana Supancic, Meadow Miller, Payton Shaw, Carissa Sigman, Abby Cass, Mya Buck, Nikalett Spillers, Hayden Casper, Elizabeth Whetstine, Alissa Krause, Dalila Cannon, Grace Shockley, Jaydra Johnson, Ali Wright, Zabrina Prifogle, Makayla Green, Lauren Miller, David Penn and Alex Swisloski.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Bulldogs win baseball opener at Gainesville

Posted March 25th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The 2019 baseball season opened with a win for the varsity Cabool Bulldogs. Cabool won 4-3 at Gainesville Friday night, March 15, in eight innings.

“It was great to see us respond when we got down in the fourth inning. We immediately responded in the top half of the fifth inning to tie it up. We were unable to close the game out in the seventh, but did an outstanding job of going ahead in the eighth and holding on,” Coach Robbie Mossman said,

“It was great to see Hunter Sparks throw with confidence wanting the ball at the end of the game. Quincy (Flanagan) did a great job of getting into the fourth inning. Trevor Atkins did a great job of putting a stop to Gainesville’s momentum in the fourth. Our pitchers really did an outstanding job of competing tonight.”

Trevor Atkins and Quincy Flanagan led the way offensively with two hits each. Also contributing offensively were Spencer Christeson, Kaevin Jackson, Logan Primanzon, Eddie Swislowski, and Braxton Davis.

“Eddie did a great job in the outfield for us today with very limited time in practice. I was very proud of Braxton Davis and his ability to make plays after a defensive miscue. Logan Primanzon had an outstanding catch in centerfield.

“I am very proud of the effort put forward thus far by all of our players. They have put in a lot of time and improved tremendously. The challenge now is maintaining that hunger throughout the entire spring.”

The Bulldogs are hosting the Cabool Spring Classic round robin tournament this week. The final round will be Thursday with Cabool playing Van Buren at 4:00 p.m. followed by Salem vs. Ava.

Next week the Bulldogs will host Alton on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and then play Thursday at Summersville.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS math & science students compete in SCA relays

Posted March 25th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Students from Cabool High School’s Math and Science Club, coached by science teacher Brian Thiele and math teacher Brandon Day, competed at the 2019 SCA Math/Science Relays held at Salem High School on Thursday, March 7, at 4:00 p.m.

Following are Cabool’s results from that competition:

Algebra 1: Jessie Thieleman, 4th; Braxton Davis, 9th

Algebra 2: Quincy Flanagan, 10th

Measurements: Daylen Burleson, 3rd; Janelle Vanderbilt, 6th

Trigonometry: Adrian Fleetwood, 7th

Advanced Math: Tayla Whittle, 10th

Biology: Jessie Thieleman, 3rd; Quincy Flanagan, 8th; Olivia Scheets, 9th

Biology 2: Adrian Fleetwood, 6th

Physical Science: Brighton Hutson, 8th

Geometry: Shengbo “Bowen” Yuan, 3rd; Quincy Flanagan, 7th

Also the sophomore team of Quincy Flanagan, Shengbo “Bowen” Yuan, and Olivia Scheets placed third overall.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School info meeting, free spaghetti supper Tuesday

Posted March 25th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool R-IV School District will be holding an informational meeting and free spaghetti supper on Tuesday, March 26, at Cabool Middle School from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Information will be shared on the April 2 ballot issue.

The 2019 Washington, DC trip group will provide daycare services for those who need it.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Area basketball honors for three CHS athletes

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Three Cabool High School basketball athletes recently received area honors for the season.

Named to South Central Association all-conference girls’ teams were junior Katlynn Ellison, second team honors, and freshman Hailey Shannon, honorable mention.

All-SCA honorable mention was given junior Zach Beller in the boys’ division.

In addition, Katlynn Ellison was named All-District for Class 2 District 9.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Spring Classic baseball tournament March 18-21

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School is hosting the Cabool Spring Classic round robin tournament March 18-21 at Jack Cook Memorial Field on Garst Avenue.

Competing in the tournament will be Ava, Cabool, Salem and Van Buren.

Following is a game schedule.

Monday, March 18: 4:00 p.m. game between Cabool and Salem, followed by Van Buren vs. Ava

Tuesday, March 19: 4:00 p.m. game between Van Buren and Salem

Wednesday, March 20: 4:00 p.m. game between Cabool and Ava

Thursday, March 21: 4:00 p.m. game between Cabool and Van Buren, followed by Salem vs. Ava

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS principal’s contract extended through 2020-21

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School principal Brad Shockley, who last July announced his resignation effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year, has rescinded that resignation. Monday evening Cabool Board of Education approved that rescission and extended Shockley’s contract through the 2020-21 school year. Also approved was a step increase on the salary index.

The votes on both the acceptance of the resignation rescission and the one-year contract extension with a step increase were 5-2 with Stephen Hawkins, Mike Luerssen, Ted Noirfalise, Michael McCall and Shaun Watson in favor and Cynthia Flanagan and Jacob Reese opposed.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for February

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Students named as Kiwanis Terrific Kids for February were announced at an assembly March 7 at Cabool Elementary School.

See page 8 of the March 14 edition of the Cabool Enterprise for photos of all those announced as Kiwanis Terrific Kids.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Lady Bulldogs end their season February 16

Posted February 21st, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool’s varsity girls played Fordland Saturday in the opening round of the Class 2 District 9 tournament held at Hartville. The Lady Bulldogs’ season ended with a 67-40 loss and a record of 7-18.

Hailey Shannon made 27 of Cabool’s points with Josie Atkins adding 7; Katlynn Ellison, 4; and Adrian Fleetwood, 2.

“I am very proud of the girls this season,” Coach Rance Beller said. “We lost many close games that could have gone either way against good teams. The good news is that we have virtually everyone back for next season. I am so excited to get to work in the offseason to get us better for next season. I really think that this group is going to work hard to get better and that is an exciting thing for a coach.”

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Administrators’ contracts extended

Posted February 13th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Contract extensions for three administrators were approved and the resignation of a technology specialist accepted during a closed session of Cabool Board of Education Monday evening.

The board approved one-year extensions of the contracts of elementary school principal Aaron Miller, middle school principal Cheryl Manning, and special education director Angie Jester, along with a salary index step increase for each.

The resignation of Nathan Mistler, technology specialist, was accepted as of February 28.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School calendar set for 2019-2020

Posted February 13th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The calendar for the 2019-20 school year was approved by Cabool Board of Education during Monday evening’s monthly board meeting.

Classes will start on Thursday, August 15, and end on Friday, May 15. The calendar also includes a two-week winter break from December 19 through January 1 and a weeklong spring break March 16-20.

Thursday, August 15: First day of school

Monday, September 2: No school – Labor Day

Friday, September 6: Homecoming; classes dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, September 30: No school – teacher workshop

Friday, October 11: End of first quarter

Friday, October 18: No school

Monday, October 21: No school – parent/teacher conferences

Monday, November 11: No school – Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, November 27, through Friday, November 29: No school — Thanksgiving break

Wednesday, December 18: Classes dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, through Wednesday, January 1: No school — Winter break

Thursday, January 2: Classes resume, start of second semester

Monday, January 20: No school – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 10: No school – teacher workshop

Monday, February 17: No school – Presidents’ Day

Monday, March 2: No school – teacher workshop

Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20: No school — Spring break

Friday, April 10: No school – Easter break

Monday, April 13: No school – teacher workshop

Sunday, May 10: High school graduation

Friday, May 15: Last day of school, early dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 18: Start of summer school

Monday, May 25: No summer school – Memorial Day

Friday, June 12: Last day of summer school

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

District basketball Saturday for CHS teams

Posted February 13th, 2019 by Randon Brown

The regular season for the basketball Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs closes out this week and district tournament play starts Saturday at Hartville.

This year’s Class 2 District 9 girls’ and boys’ tournaments will be held at Hartville High School. The district includes Cabool, Conway, Fordland, Gainesville, Hartville, Mansfield, Norwood and Seymour.

On Saturday, February 16, the Lady Bulldogs will play Fordland at 12:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs will play at 6:00 p.m. Saturday against Hartville.

The semifinal round of the girls’ tournament will be Monday evening, February 18, with the championship game at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20.

The semifinal round of the boys’ tournament will be Tuesday evening, February 19, with the championship game at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for January announced!

Posted February 6th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Cabool Elementary School held its monthly Kiwanis Terrific Kids assembly last Thursday, January 31.

Photos of the month’s Terrific Kids are featured on page 8 of the February 7 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Varsity Bulldogs win Cabool Classic tournament!

Posted January 31st, 2019 by Randon Brown

The varsity Bulldogs came into the Cabool Classic tournament as the fifth seed in the competition and came out with first place. In addition, two Bulldogs were named to the all-tournament team.

Coach Brad Shockley said the Bulldogs pulled off three upsets to take the tournament title.

Cabool played the number-two seed, Koshkonong, on January 14. This was a team that had beaten the Bulldogs earlier in the season. The Bulldogs took the win 61-48 in the first round of the Cabool Classic.

Zach Beller led the scoring with 20 points. Brayden Grisham, Quincy Flanagan and Trevor Atkins each made 9 points. “In all, eight Bulldogs scored, giving us a very balanced game,” Shockley said.

On January 15, Cabool took on Norwood, the number-three seed, and won 65-58.

Beller again led the scoring, making 22 points, followed by Atkins with 11 and Grisham and Jake Shockley with 8 each. Nine Bulldogs scored in the game.

Beller also led in rebounds with 6 and Jake Shockley made 5.

In the championship game January 18, Cabool faced Bakersfield. The Bulldogs won 54-48.

Beller made 18 points and Grisham and Luerssen each made 12.

Luerssen and Beller led in rebounds with 7 each.

Beller and Luerssen were named to the all-tournament team with Beller earning the most valuable player honor.

“The boys played a great week of basketball, really working hard defensively,” Coach Shockley said. “I am very proud of our effort.”

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

District seeks to extend current tax levy

Posted January 17th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Voters in Cabool School District will be asked in April to continue with the current school levy through 2034 to pay for energy efficiency and other improvements.

Titled Proposition Bulldogs 2020, the ballot issue does not ask for any increase in the tax levy. It seeks to maintain the current voter-approved tax levy ceiling at $3.2135 per $100 assessed valuation. The levy was approved by voters in 2010 and was renewed by voters in 2015 for another five years. To complete the improvements proposed, voters are being asked for a 15-year renewal rather than five years.

[Read our full report on Page 1 of the January 17 Cabool Enterprise.]

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS receives $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant!

Posted January 17th, 2019 by Randon Brown

A $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant has been awarded to Cabool High School to make improvements on the school grounds.

CHS principal Brad Shockley made application for funds to beautify and revitalize the commons and develop an outdoor classroom area between the “A” and “B” buildings.

Shockley said plans are to begin the work in the spring.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School board to look at improvements proposal Monday

Posted January 10th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Needed school improvements, including projects with energy savings that can help pay for those improvements, are on the tentative agenda for the next meeting of Cabool Board of Education.

The school board is scheduled to meet Monday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the library of Cabool Middle School.

The board has discussed undertaking improvements that would not require an increase in the tax levy. Instead, a 15-year extension of the levy voters have twice extended for five-year periods could be sought. The tax levy would not go up, but approval for a 15-year period, instead of coming up for a renewal vote every five years, would ensure that funding would be available to cover the improvements.

The tentative agenda for Monday’s meeting also includes evaluations of the senior class trip and online course offerings, discussion on the possible effects of the state’s new minimum wage law, and a closed session on personnel and student matters.

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Cabool Classic Schedule

Posted January 10th, 2019 by Randon Brown

  • Monday

— CHS Gym —

(Girls) Cabool/Summersville, 4:00 p.m.

(Girls) Bakersfield/Laquey, 5:30 p.m.

(Girls) Koshkonong/Couch, 7:00 p.m.

— Alumni Gym —

(Boys) Norwood/Bakersfield, 4:00 p.m.

(Boys) Koshkonong/Cabool, 5:30 p.m.

(Boys) Laquey/Couch, 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday

— CHS Gym —

(Boys) 4:00, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.

— Alumni Gym —

(Girls) 4:00, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday

— CHS Gym —

(Boys) Third place game, 4:00 p.m.

(Girls) Championship, 5:30 p.m.

(Boys) Championship, 7:00 p.m.

— Alumni Gym —

(Girls) Consolation game, 4:00 p.m.

(Boys) Consolation game, 5:30 p.m.

(Girls) Third place game, 7:00 p.m.

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Cabool Classic tournament next Monday, Tuesday & Friday

Posted January 10th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Seven schools will be competing at Cabool High School next week as part of the Cabool Classic Tournament for girls’ and boys’ varsity teams. Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at both the CHS Gym and the Alumni Gym.

  • Lady Bulldog Classic

The girls’ division will open Monday, January 14, at the CHS Gym with Cabool vs. Summersville at 4:00 p.m., followed by Bakersfield vs. Laquey at approximately 5:30 p.m., and Koshkonong vs. Couch at 7:00.

On Tuesday, January 15, the girls’ games will be played in the Cabool Alumni Gym. The losers from Monday’s Bakersfield/Laquey and Koshkonong/Couch games will play at 4:00 p.m. Top-seeded Ava will take on the winner from the Cabool/Summersville game at 5:30, followed by the winners from Monday’s other two games playing at 7:00 p.m.

The final round of the girls’ tournament will be on Friday, January 18. The consolation game will start at 4:00 p.m. at the Alumni Gym. The girls’ championship game will be at the CHS Gym at 5:30 p.m. The game for third place will take place at the Alumni Gym at 7:00 p.m.

  • Bulldog Classic

The boys’ division will feature six teams and will start play at the Alumni Gym on Monday, January 14. Norwood will play Bakersfield at 4:00 p.m., then Koshkonong will play Cabool at 5:30, and Laquey will take on Couch at 7:00.

Boys’ games Tuesday will be in the CHS Gym, starting with the winners from Monday’s Norwood/Bakersfield and Koshkonong/Cabool games playing at 4:00 p.m.; the losers from Monday’s Norwood/Bakersfield and Laquey/Couch games playing at 5:30; and the last game of the evening at 7:00 p.m.

The boys’ third place game will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, in the CHS Gym. The consolation game will be at 5:30 in the Alumni Gym. The championship game will be at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Gym.

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Meet the Lady Bulldog Baskeball Team!

Posted January 10th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2018-19 Lady Bulldog basketball team are, seated front, Tayla Whittle; kneeling from left, Vanessa Metheney, Megan Gayer, Katlynn Ellison, Abby Heuerman, Vanessa Kentner, Adrian Fleetwood, Tori Whittle and Cheyenne Stout; standing, Abby Chalfant, Coach Ranch Beller, Alexis Hunter, Hailey Shannon, Josie Atkins, Hailie Metheney, Haylie Prifogle, Coach Shelby Conn and Coach Julia Reaves.

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Meet the Junior Varsity Boys Baskeball Team!

Posted January 7th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2018-19 junior varsity Bulldog basketball team are, seated from left, Payton Byerley, Diego Candanoza, Quincy Flanagan, Hunter Sparks, Collin Emery and Bowen Yuan; standing, manager Grace Shockley, Coach Brad Shockley, Trevor Atkins, Maverick Smith, Jacob Shockley, Eddie Swisloski, Brandon Vancil, Coach John Mark Hale, manager Matthew Mohler, and Coach Brandon Somoza.

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Meet the Varsity Boys Basketball Team!

Posted January 7th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2018-19 varsity Bulldog basketball team are, seated from left, Collin Emery, Brayden Grisham, Matthew Luerssen, Saxton Green and Quincy Flanagan; standing, manager Grace Shockley, Coach Brad Shockley, Payton Byerley, Trevor Atkins, Zach Beller, Jacob Shockley, Brandon Vancil, Hunter Sparks, Coach John Mark Hale, manager Matthew Mohler, and Coach Brandon Somoza.

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Another successful run for Cabool Holiday Tournament

Posted January 7th, 2019 by Randon Brown

Basketball fans packed the Cabool High School gym for varsity boys’ action during the Cabool Holiday Tournament held December 26-29. The championship was won by Dora in a 63-61 game over Licking.

Following are the game results, by day:

  • Wednesday, December 26

Licking 84, Crocker 24

Houston 69, Chadwick 65

Thayer 72, Winona 38

Liberty 78, Holden 56

Eminence 66, Cabool 28

Norwood 58, Alton 57

Dora 63, Summersville 23

Plato 71, Gainesville 57

  • Thursday, December 27

Chadwick 63, Crocker 46

Winona 54, Holden 44

Alton 70, Cabool 36

Gainesville 61, Summersville 22

Licking 52, Houston 31

Thayer 65, Liberty 42

Eminence 65, Norwood 48

Dora 73, Plato 61

  • Friday, December 28

Chadwick 78 Winona 42

Alton 77, Gainesville 71

Houston 75, Liberty 66

Plato 47, Norwood 39

Licking 62, Thayer 55

Dora 71, Eminence 54

  • Saturday, December 29

Losers’ bracket final: Alton 63, Chadwick 54

Consolation: Plato 68, Houston 43

Third place: Thayer 72, Eminence 63

Championship: Dora 63, Licking 61

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Meet the 7th grade Lady Bulldogs!

Posted November 29th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Members of the Cabool Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team are, front row from left, Savanna Johnson, Cheyenne Dodds and Hannah McCrosky; back row, Gracie Trask, Lakaya Reece, Elaina Swisloski, Hannah Janson, Brianna Stark and Dyani Davis.


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Lady Bulldogs down Seymour 53-31 on November 26th, 2018

Posted November 29th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool won 53-31 in varsity girls’ basketball November 26 at Seymour.

“We battled foul trouble and poor free-throw shooting in this one, but really had a good second half to put the game away,” Coach Rance Beller said. “Our defense was good all night as we were able to force several turnovers. This was a good win for the girls.”

Katlynn Ellison led the scoring with 27 points, followed by Hailey Shannon, 12; Josie Atkins, 6; Adrian Fleetwood, 4; Hailie Metheney, 2; and Abby Heuerman, 1.


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High School Boys/Girls basketball schedule for 2018-2019

Posted November 26th, 2018 by Randon Brown

  • High School Girls

Nov. 23: Greenville, 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 26: At Seymour, 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 29: At Mansfield, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 3: Dora here, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 6: At Summersville, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 10: At Koshkonong, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 14: Couch here, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 17: Liberty here, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 20: Laquey here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 7: Mtn. Grove here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 10: At Houston, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 11: Conway here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 14-19: Bulldog Classic

Jan. 22: At Niangua, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 24: Bakersfield here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 28: Willow Springs here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 31: Thayer here, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 4: at Forsyth, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 8: At New Covenant Academy

Feb. 11: At Ava, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 14: At Salem, 6:00 p.m.

  • High School Boys

Nov. 27: At Seymour, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 4: Hollister here, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 10: At Koshkonong, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 11: Plato here, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 17: At Summersville, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 20: Laquey here, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 26-29: Cabool Holiday Tournament

Dec. 31-Jan. 5: Seymour Bank Winter Classic

Jan. 8: Alton here, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 11: At Mtn. View, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 14-19: Cabool Bulldog Classic

Jan. 22: At Norwood, 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 29: Mtn. Grove here, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 1: At Houston, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 5: Willow Springs here, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 8: Thayer here, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 9: Bradleyville here, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 12: At Ava, 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 15: At Salem, 6:00 p.m.


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Meet the 8th grade Bulldog basketball team!

Posted November 26th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Members of the Cabool Middle School eighth grade boys’ basketball team are, front row from left, Caleb Graven, Evan Counts and Brady Byerley; back row, Randy Hall, Payton Hunter, Anthony Ortega, Trayston White, Austin Kidwell and manager Jerry Fuller.

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Cabool Middle School basketball schedules

Posted November 8th, 2018 by Randon Brown

  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys

Nov. 12: Houston here, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: At Licking, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 20: Ava here, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 27: Mtn. Grove here, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 29: Liberty here, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 30: At Willow Springs, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 3: At Ava, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 6: At Thayer, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 10: At Houston, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: Salem here, 5:30


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  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls

Nov. 12: At Mtn. View, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 13: Thayer here, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: At Willow Springs, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 19: At Thayer, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 26: At Ava, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 29: At Houston, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 30: Willow Springs here, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 3: Ava here, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 4: Liberty here, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7: Houston here, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 11: Mtn. Grove here, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 13: At West Plains, 5:30 p.m.

Boys host Thayer in 7th & 8th grade season opener!

Posted November 8th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The basketball season for the seventh and eighth grade Bulldogs opened November 1 as they hosted Thayer.

The seventh grade contest was won by the visitors, 42-28.

Aceton Gonzales led Cabool offensively with 16 points. Josh Shockley and Braxton McCall had 4 points each and Trey Atkins and Seth Owens had a basket each.

Coach Robbie Mossman said the seventh grade Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but played well the second half of the game. “Due to a slow start in the game, we were unable to make up the difference. Defensively we had trouble setting up our sets and running our full court defense and boxing out all the way around. Offensively we got some open looks and created some space for some good shots and took advantage of their defensive mishaps within our offense. We have improved on this summer and I am proud of this team and look forward to the rest of this season for these athletes,” he said.

The eighth grade Bulldog basketball team fell to Thayer 44-12. Offensively the following Bulldogs scored: Evan Counts with 6 points, Caleb Graven with 4 points, and Anthony Ortega with 2 points.

“We had too many unforced turnovers on the offensive side of things and we struggled blocking out on a consistent basis to a good Thayer basketball team,” Mossman said. “We do have some positive things to build off, but we really need to go back to work on the fundamentals on both sides of the ball.

“I thought Anthony Ortega really grew tremendously in his first middle school basketball game. Caleb Graven played really hard all night and made some nice defensive plays that lead to several fast break opportunities. Evan Counts has a lot of potential especially in the offensive side.

“When I look at the overall performances of all my players, there were times in which all of them played really well. We need to work on being more consistent as a whole and that starts in how we approach practice on a daily basis, which is a big challenge at the middle school level.”

The boys will host Houston on Monday, November 12, with the seventh grade game at 5:30 p.m., followed by the eighth grade game.

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CHS students to present “Shrek The Musical” November 8-10

Posted November 6th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Princess Fiona, Grace Shockley, wants you to save the date for “Shrek The Musical,” which will be performed by Cabool High School next Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10, at 7:00 p.m. and also a matinee on Saturday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m.

The cost is $5.00 a ticket. Any Cabool Schools student may attend with a current ID/lunch card.

Tickets go on sale Monday at the high school office. All proceeds of the performance will go to the music department, which sponsors this event.

“Shrek The Musical” is a fun and family friendly event, and is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Score in final seconds secures 15-14 Bulldog win over Salem!

Posted October 29th, 2018 by Randon Brown

A touchdown in the final five seconds capped by an all-important two-point conversion gave the Cabool Bulldogs a 15-14 win in a fan-thrilling varsity football game at Salem October 19.

Coach Vince McCrosky said it was one of the biggest wins of his coaching career. “This ranks right up there, especially how we came back with a minute and a half – that just shows how great our kids are.”

McCrosky said the Bulldog defense was “just outstanding,” allowing the Tigers only 87 yards on offense. “I can’t say enough about (Coach) Rance Walls and the defense.” He gave special note to “our front three,” positions filled by Josh Rowlett, Saxton Green, Hayden Casper and Spencer Christeson during the hard-fought contest.

“Will Johnson was just clutch in the two-minute drive to win the game. Kaleb Sigman was huge in that drive,” McCrosky said. “Our running backs, Shawn (Smith) and Dakota (Overby), ran hard.”

“The thing I like most about winning the game is the reaction of the community. Here it’s personal,” said McCrosky. “I’m so happy. I’m happy for Cabool.”

The victory closed the regular season for the Bulldogs, who will now enter district play this Friday, taking on the Bobcats at Thayer for the second time this year. Their September 28 contest ended 34-7 in Thayer’s favor.

“We’re going to go with a little bit different mentality, a little bit different philosophy this game with Thayer,” McCrosky said. “We’re going to run it right at them. We’re going to be more physical.”

The winner in the October 26 clash will advance to the second round of district play the following Friday.

Last Friday night’s game at Salem found the Bulldogs taking a 7-0 lead on a 12-yard interception return by Austin Parsons with Kaleb Sigman kicking the point after. The lead held until the fourth quarter when the Tigers tied it on a 1-yard touchdown run and point-after kick. Salem then went ahead 14-7 on a 16-yard TD run and point after, but the game was not over.

The Bulldogs’ final possession started on their own 25-yard line with 1:41 on the game clock. They drove into Tiger territory and hit pay dirt on a 26-yard TD pass from Will Johnson to Dakota Overby with just five seconds left to play. Down by one point, Cabool went for the two-point conversion on a run by Dakota Overby. The Bulldogs succeeded and won the game 15-14.

Will Johnson completed 8 of 15 pass attempts in the South Central Association conference game, with Kaleb Sigman catching 5 for 50 yards; Dakota Overby, 2 for 29 yards; and Shawn Smith, 1 for 17 yards.

Dakota Overby carried the ball 18 times for 138 yards; Shawn Smith, 11 times for 5 yards; Dalton Overby, 9 times for 33 yards; Will Johnson, 7 times for 6 yards; and Austin Parsons, 3 times for 17 yards.

On defense, Austin Parsons made 6 solo tackles and 9 assisted tackles; Josh Rowlett, 6 solo, 4 assisted, 1 sack; Hayden Casper, 6 solo, 3 assisted, 1 sack; Shawn Smith, 5 solo, 4 assisted; Kaleb Sigman, 5 solo, 3 assisted, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery; Spencer Christeson, 5 solo, 2 assist; Collin Emery, 2 solo, 6 assisted; Saxton Green, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Jake Morris, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Conner Hurst, 1 solo; Dalton Overby, 2 assisted, sack assist.

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Lady Bulldogs have record-breaking season!

Posted October 29th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School Lady Bulldogs came in second in the Class 2 District 9 volleyball tournament at Cabool, but ended their season with the best record of any CHS volleyball team — 26-8-3.

The Lady Bulldogs played Plato Monday in the first round of the tournament and won. That put them against Licking on Tuesday night where Cabool was again victorious, advancing to Tuesday night’s championship match with Liberty High School of Mtn. View. The Lady Eagles of Liberty won the district title.


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Lady Bulldogs to play in district tournament Monday!

Posted October 19th, 2018 by Randon Brown

As the Lady Bulldogs prepare to play in next week’s district tournament, here’s a look back at recent action.

  • On Saturday, October 6, the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Licking for a tournament. Cabool played Salem, Summersville, Liberty, and Steelville in pool play. The Lady Bulldogs beat Salem 26-24 and 25-12. Stat leaders for this game were Jaydra Johnson, 7 kills; Elizabeth Whetstine, 7 kills; Olivia Scheets, 3 aces and 17 assists; and Gracie Campbell, 7 digs.

In the next match of the day Cabool played Summersville, defeating them 25-20 and 25-20. Stat leaders were Hailey Shannon, 6 kills; Jaydra Johnson, 5 kills; Elizabeth Whetstine, 6 kills; Gracie Campbell, 5 aces; Olivia Scheets, 6 aces; and Abigail Chalfant, 9 digs.

Next match of the day was Liberty. Cabool split this match, winning the first set 25-20 and losing the second set 17-25. Stat leaders were Jaydra Johnson with 8 kills; Hailey Shannon, 3 kills; Olivia Scheets, 4 aces; and Katlynn Ellison, 12 digs.

“We came out ready to play and I am so proud of the girls for competing in this game. Honestly, this is one of the best games we have played all year. I hope we can carry this play into districts,” Coach Julia Reaves said.

The next pool play game was against Steelville. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top winning both sets 25-17 and 25-9. Stat leaders for this game were Jaydra Johnson, 6 kills; Hailey Shannon, 4 kills. Katlynn Ellison, 3 aces and 6 digs; and Abby Chalfant, 4 aces.

After pool play the top two teams from each pool made it out to bracket play. The Lady Bulldogs ended up being second in their pool, losing to Liberty by three points.

The Lady Bulldogs played Licking in the first match of bracket play, losing in two sets, 15-25 and 20-25.

Cabool ended up playing for third place against St. Charles High School. The Lady Bulldogs came up a little short, 21-25 and 20-25.

“Overall the girls played well all day. I was very proud that we were able to take Liberty one game and also competed well. Things are falling into place very well right now and we are doing our jobs,” said Reaves.

  • On Tuesday, October 9, the Lady Bulldogs played host to the Thayer Bobcats for senior night. Cabool came out on top in two sets, 25-10 and 25-9. Stat leaders were Jaydra Johnson and Elizabeth Whetstine with 5 kills each and Katlynn Ellison with 4 aces and 4 digs.

“I am very proud of our three seniors and their dedication this season,” Reaves said. “It was a great night to honor them and recognize them for their accomplishments.”

  • On Thursday, October 11, the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Ava for a conference game. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top in two sets, 25-20 and 25-19. Jaydra Johnson led with 11 kills; Olivia Scheets, 20 assists; Makayla Green, 3 aces; and Katlynn Ellison, 15 digs.

“This win made our season record 23-7-3. We play Salem on Tuesday night (October 16) for our last conference game before districts. Districts will be October 22 and 23 here in Cabool. Come out and support the girls!”


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Bulldogs to face Tigers at Salem Friday!

Posted October 19th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool hosted the Ava Bears in varsity football October 12. The South Central Association conference game was won by the visitors 58-13.

Speaking of the Ava team, Cabool Coach Vince McCrosky said, “They are who we want to be. They have been in their system for years now. They run it flawlessly. Their second team runs it as good as their first team. We have a system, and we make fewer mistakes every week. Our kids pick up more little things every week, which allows us to become more proficient every week.”

The Bulldogs held a brief lead in the first quarter when Dakota Overby scored on a 75-yard run. The point-after kick was blocked.

Ava tied the game with a 31-yard touchdown run, then added a 43-yard touchdown pass play and a successful two-point conversion to lead 14-6 going into the second quarter.

The Bears scored on a 3-yard run, a 45-yard pass play, and a 23-yard pass play, with successful two-point conversions after each, in the second quarter, making it 38-6 at the half.

Cabool was unable to get over the goal line in the third quarter, while Ava added three touchdowns and two extra-point kicks for a 58-6 score as the game entered the final quarter.

In the fourth quarter Dakota Overby scored on a 12-yard run and Saxton Green kicked the point after.

Dakota Overby carried the ball 11 times for 148 yards in the game; Shawn Smith, 7 carries for 46 yards; Dalton Overby, 4 carries for 26 yards; Will Johnson, 3 carries for -13 yards; Conner Hurst, 2 carries for 3 yards; Braxton Davis, 1 carry for 5 yards; Austin Parson, 1 carry for 3 yards; and Jesse Hale, 1 carry for 2 yards.

Austin Parsons made 8 solo tackles and 6 assisted tackles; Hayden Casper, 8 solo, 3 assisted; Shawn Smith, 4 solo, 4 assisted; Will Johnson, 3 solo, 3 assisted; Saxton Green, 3 solo, 2 assisted, 1 fumble recovery; Spencer Christeson, 3 solo, 2 assisted, 1 sack; Josh Rowlett, 3 solo, 1 assisted; Dalton Overby, 2 solo, 7 assisted, 1 forced fumble; Collin Emery, 2 solo, 3 assisted; Braxton Davis, 2 solo, 1 assisted; Cecil Elliott, 1 solo, 2 assisted, 1 forced fumble; Jake Morris, 1 solo; and Quincy Flanagan, 1 assisted.

Friday’s game was the final home game of the regular season for the Bulldogs and included pregame recognition of senior team members.

“These kids play hard,” McCrosky said. “I am really proud of these seniors. They stuck around when it would have been easier to quit. They won three games, almost beat Liberty, and with a win against Salem we are in a position to host a first-round district game. They came in every day in the summer. Spencer Christeson, Shawn Smith, Josh Rowlett, Saxton Green, and Kaleb Sigman have been awesome. We will miss them, but we have a lot of football left.”

That football includes this Friday night’s game at Salem, another SCA team. It is the last game before district play starts next week.

“Salem is Salem. They are physical, they want to run it down your throat. But they will find out we are physical also. Our boys aren’t afraid of contact,” McCrosky said.

“This is a big game. District positioning is at stake. Hosting a first-round contest is at stake. We will be ready. Our kids know what is at stake. We are very eager to go to Salem – Class 1 versus Class 3. We know we are an underdog, but we like it that way. Bring it, we don’t care, line us up and we will play hard, no matter who.”

Game time is 7:00 p.m. October 19.


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District volleyball at Cabool Monday & Tuesday!

Posted October 19th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School will host the Class 2, District 9 volleyball tournament on Monday and Tuesday, October 22 and 23.

Monday’s schedule is: Mtn. Grove vs. Houston, 5:00 p.m.; Licking vs. Thayer, 6:00 p.m.; and Cabool vs. Plato, 7:00 p.m.

The winner of Monday’s Mtn. Grove/Houston match will play Liberty on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., followed by the winners of Monday’s Licking/Thayer and Cabool/Plato matches in a 6:00 p.m. contest. The winners from Tuesday’s matches will meet for the championship at 7:00 p.m.

Admission to the tournament is $5.00.


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Dinner With Dads tailgate event held!

Posted October 19th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool Elementary School held a Dinner With Dads tailgating event last Friday at the school

The weather caused the games and craft activities to be moved indoors but didn’t dampen the fun.

Door prize winners for the evening were Ayedin Monter, who won a football signed by Cabool football players, and Maycie Jackson, who won a megaphone signed by Cabool cheerleaders.


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This Friday Senior Night as Bulldogs host Ava!

Posted October 10th, 2018 by Randon Brown

It was the varsity Bulldogs’ best game to date, Coach Vince McCrosky said of the South Central Association conference contest last Friday night at Mtn. View. The game was close with Cabool losing to the Liberty Eagles 28-26.

“This is huge,” McCrosky said, “because our kids need to believe in this. They came out motivated. I am so proud.

“I knew we could play like this. Obviously the best game we have played, but the road just gets harder and harder, so we have to be smart how we practice and get our kids some rest.”

McCrosky said the Bulldog defense was “just stellar.” “They couldn’t run it on us, but the Acklin kid at quarterback (for Liberty) is just amazing.”

Cabool was first on the scoreboard following a 44-yard touchdown run by Dakota Overby in the first quarter. Saxton Green’s point-after kick made it 7-0.

In the second quarter, Liberty answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass play and a successful kick to tie the game. Then Logan Primanzon made good on a fumble recovery, running in 31 yards for Cabool’s second score. With Green’s extra-point kick, Cabool went ahead 14-7.

Liberty then made two more touchdowns on pass plays and added the point-after kicks to lead 21-14 at the half.

A 5-yard run by Dalton Overby in the third quarter got Cabool within one point after Green’s kick was unsuccessful. Then in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs once again took the lead when Dakota Overby scored on a 12-yard run. The Bulldogs’ two-point conversion attempt failed, but Cabool led 26-21.

A 20-yard pass play by Liberty gave the Eagles a 27-26 lead in the fourth quarter and the point-after kick made it 28-26.

Dakota Overby carried the ball 16 times for a total of 176 yards; Shawn Smith, 10 carries for 93 yards; Austin Parsons, 4 times for 31 yards; and Dalton Overby, 6 carries for 12 yards.

Quincy Flanagan completed 2 of 7 pass attempts and Will Johnson completed 2 of 2. Receiving one each were Maverick Smith for 9 yards; Shawn Smith, 8 yards; Logan Primanzon, 3 yards; and Saxton Green, 3 yards.

Austin Parsons led in tackles with 9 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle; Shawn Smith made 6 solo, 3 assisted; Logan Primanzon, 6 solo; Dalton Overby, 5 solo, 3 assisted, 1 sack; Adrien Ortega, 5 solo, 1 assisted; Dakota Overby, 3 solo, 5 assisted; Hayden Casper, 2 solo, 3 assisted; Spencer Christeson, 2 solo, 2 assisted; Jake Morris, 2 solo; Will Johnson, 1 solo, 4 assisted; Saxton Green, 1 solo, 2 assisted; Collin Emery, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Josh Rowlett, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Wynston Skaggs, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Quincy Flanagan, 1 solo; Maverick Smith, 1 solo; Cecil Elliott, 2 assisted; Braxton Davis, 1 assisted.

Adrien Ortega was injured in the October 5 game, suffering a broken ankle. “Losing Adrien Ortega is tough – best route runner, great hands,” noted McCrosky. He said position adjustments include moving Maverick Smith to gain a little more speed. “Maverick has been amazing as a freshman.”

This Friday, October 12, is the last regular season home game and Cabool will be hosting the Ava Bears. Senior Night will precede the 7:00 p.m. game.


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Liberty next opponent for Varsity Bulldogs!

Posted October 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

The host team took the win 34-7 in last Friday night’s varsity football game at Thayer.

“Again, we played hard, we played really physical, but they ‘out-athleted’ us,” Coach Vince McCrosky said of his Cabool Bulldogs. “They picked on my outside backers – and my outside backers were outstanding – they were just bigger and stronger.”

“We have to hit the recruiting trail,” McCrosky said. “We have to get every ounce out of every man I get. We are going to prove to our kids how much we need them. We are going to have fun, go places, talk to them about being good men. We have to get every young man I can to play. There is strength in numbers and I want those numbers.”

Cabool’s score in the September 28 game came on an 18-yard pass from Will Johnson to Dalton Overby with Kaleb Sigman kicking the extra point.

Dakota Overby carried the ball 11 times in the game, picking up 33 yards; Dalton Overby, 7 carries for 33 yards; Austin Parsons, 5 carries for 25 yards; Will Johnson, 12 carries for 12 yards; and Shawn Smith, 6 carries for 6 yards.

In addition to the touchdown pass, Johnson completed a pass to Logan Primanzon for 9 yards in the game.

Shawn Smith led in tackles with 7 solo and 1 assisted; Austin Parsons made 6 solo and 6 assisted; Dalton Overby, 6 solo, 2 assisted; Hayden Casper, 5 solo, 9 assisted; Logan Primanzon, 4 solo, 1 assisted; Will Johnson, 3 solo, 3 assisted; Adrien Ortega, 3 solo, 1 assisted; Kaleb Sigman, 2 solo, 2 assisted; Collin Emery, 1 solo, 6 assisted; Saxton Green, 1 solo, 2 assisted; Spencer Christeson, 1 solo, 1 assisted; Wynston Skaggs, 1 solo; Dakota Overby, 2 assisted; Maverick Smith, 1 assisted.

The 3-3 Bulldogs will travel to Mtn. View Friday, October 5, for a South Central Association conference game with the Liberty Eagles. Game time is 7:00 p.m.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Varsity & JV Lady Bulldogs down Willow Springs!

Posted October 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

A successful fundraiser for cancer research and victories for both the varsity and junior varsity made for a good night for the Lady Bulldogs Thursday, September 27.

The Lady Bulldogs played host to the Willow Springs Lady Bears on an evening that was designated Cancer Out Night. A silent auction was held and also a bake sale. “We had a great turnout and raised almost $1,300 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” Coach Julia Reaves said. “We appreciate everyone that came out!”

The JV and varsity Lady Bulldogs also came out with two wins on the night. The JV beat the Bears 25-19 and 26-24.

The varsity beat Willow Springs 21-25, 25-14, and 25-19. Stat leaders were Jaydra Johnson with 18 kills, Olivia Scheets with 28 assists, Makayla Green with 4 aces, and Katlynn Ellison with 24 digs.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 7th Grade Volleyball Team!

Posted October 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

Members of the Cabool Middle School seventh grade volleyball team are, front from left, Gracie Trask and Ciara Stout; second row, Cassidy Dodds, Lakaya Reece, Hannah McCrosky, Dyani Davis and Savannah Johnson; and back row, Maddison Williams, Madison French, Jorja Howell, Coach Jamminy McCrosky, Coach Brittany Walls, Hannah Janson, Elaina Swisloski and Brianna Stark.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

First Kiwanis Terrific Kids of the school year

Posted October 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

Kindergarten students named as Kiwanis Terrific Kids for September were, from left, Kyi Hall, Halle Pabarcus, Adyana Arce, Harper Clark, Hayley Blackwelder and Ella Howe.

The first recipients of Kiwanis Terrific Kids honors at Cabool Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year were announced during an assembly at the school September 25.

Photos of all the September Terrific Kids can be found on Page 3 of the October 4 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Senior Lyndsey Carr crowned Homecoming Queen!

Revised October 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

Senior Lyndsey Carr, center, was crowned 2018 Homecoming queen in a ceremony before the 7:00 p.m. game with Willow Springs. Her escort was Shawn Smith. She was crowned by last year’s queen, Joelle Atkins.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Junior class takes top prize in Homecoming parade!

Posted September 13th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The theme for Cabool High School’s Homecoming parade last Friday was animated movies and this entry by the junior class took first place. “To Victory and Beyond” had a colorful “Toy Story” theme.

See photos of the other winning floats on Page 12 of the September 13 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Freezer Bid

Posted August 28th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool R-IV School District

1025 Rogers Ave. Cabool, MO 65689

(417) 962-3153


INVITATION FOR BID

PRODUCT REQUIRED: FREE-STANDING OUTDOOR WALK-IN FREEZER (-10°F)

The Cabool R-IV School District is seeking bids for the following equipment:

1. Outdoor, free standing, 8W X 16L* self-contained freezer unit. Centered door, front entry, lighted, -10 degrees F.

2. Outdoor, free standing, 16W X 16L* self-contained freezer unit. Centered door, front entry, lighted, -10 degrees F.

* Measurements may be adjusted +/- 8” in width or length to accommodate a prefabricated size that would result in significant cost savings.

Cabool R-IV School District will be purchasing and installing ONE freezer unit. Final equipment size (8W x 16L OR 16W x 16L) will be determined on the availability and disbursement of 2018 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant funds. Projected installation will begin December 21, 2018.

Bid acceptance will be based upon the following criteria:

1. Cost of item including delivery and installation

2. Ability to provide delivery and installation of product to Cabool Elementary School located at 1024 Garst Ave., Cabool, MO 65689

3. Ability to provide a FIRM FIXED PRICE bid

All bids must contain the following information:

1. Brand and item/model number

2. Warranty information for:

a. Structure

b. Compressor

c. Insulation

3. Specifications/Dimensions, cubic feet

4. Site/foundation requirements

5. Included equipment list

6. Special features

Questions may be directed to:

Leslie Edwards, Food Service Director

(417) 962-3153 X6

ledwards@cabool.k12.mo.us

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS RECEIVED

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bids must be received by 12:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018. Please complete the following and return with your bid/documentation sealed and marked “FREEZER BID” in the lower left hand corner of the envelope to:

Dr. Karl Janson, Superintendent

Cabool R-IV School District

1025 Rogers Ave.

Cabool, MO 65689

Volleyball jamboree Thursday, season opener at Fordland Tuesday!

Posted August 23rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School Lady Bulldogs will participate in a pre-season jamboree this evening, then take on the season’s first opponent on Tuesday.

“I am excited to be a part of the Cabool High School volleyball team this year,” Coach Julia Reaves said. “We have been working in the off-season very hard. This is a great group of girls to work with. We are young but the girls and I have high expectations for the 2018 season.”

The Thursday, August 23, jamboree at Willow Springs will start at 5:30 p.m.

The first match of the season will be at Fordland on Tuesday, August 28, starting at 6:00 with the junior varsity followed by the varsity.

“We will be playing four away games right off the bat. We will open up our home season on September 11 versus Licking,” Reaves noted.

Following is the Lady Bulldog schedule for 2018.

Thursday, August 23: Jamboree at Willow Springs, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28: At Fordland, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4: At Plato, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 6: At Winona, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10: At Thayer, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11: Licking here, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13: Koshkonong here, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15: Cabool Invitational

Monday, September 17: Niangua here, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18: Liberty here, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 20: Mtn. Grove here, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25: At Houston, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 27: Willow Springs here, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 29: Stockton Invitational

Monday, October 1: At Summersville, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2: At Conway, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6: LHS Classic

Tuesday, October 9: Thayer here, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11: At Ava, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16: At Salem, 6:00 p.m.


News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Teacher Awarded $500 Grant!

Posted August 20th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Wilda McNiell, left, president of Texas County Retired Teachers and School Personnel, presented Cabool Elementary School teacher Abigail Warneke a $500 Classroom Grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation. Ninety-eight grants statewide totaling $49,000 were awarded by the Foundation this year. Warneke’s grant, “Reading Renovation,” will be used to purchase supplies to help increase reading levels and inspire students to love reading in her third and fourth grade special education resource room.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Tax Rate Hearing Notice - August 13th, 2018

Posted July 31st, 2018 by Randon Brown

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Tax Rate Hearing Notice (revised).pdf

CHS students place at National Beta Convention

Posted July 11th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School Beta Club members competed on June 17-21 in Savannah, Georgia, at the National Beta Convention.

Seventeen members qualified in five categories and placed in two. The scrapbook team of Jessica Rhodes, Natalie Swisher, Josh Reese, Jacob Shockley, Madison Fonseca, Olivia Weller, Elizabeth Whetstine, Kinley Tucker, and Marissa Mathews took eighth at the national competition, and Gracie Campbell took eighth in fibers.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise