The 2012 Trenton Bulldog football season has important dates coming on the horizon, with the opening of fall camp on Monday morning, August 6th, a jamboree at Maysville High School on Friday, August 17th, and the regular season-opener at Carrollton High School on Friday, August 24th.
The Trenton High School girl's golf team will begin practice on Monday morning, August 6th from 8 to 10 o'clock at Riverside Country Club in Trenton. The Lady Bulldogs are the defending district champions, a goal reached two of the past three seasons. Coach Jeremy Austin says with a good group of girls returning, Trenton expects more success in 2012.
North Mercer High School senior Sierra Michaelis has given a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri women's basketball program, choosing the Tigers over other interested suitors from Nebraska, Creighton, Drake, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The long-awaited college choice for North Mercer girl's basketball standout Sierra Michaelis could be coming, perhaps sooner than later. The St. Joseph News-Press had a conversation with Michaelis within the past few days in which the Lady Cardinal senior-to-be indicated that she would like to give a verbal commitment to a school "by the end of July".
The University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will join the Southeastern Conference, officially, when the calendar flips to July on Sunday morning. The addition of the two former Big 12 schools will increase the SEC to 14 teams.
The Chillicothe Mudcats are scrambling their way back towards the .500 mark, taking the first two games of a three-game series in Joplin, with strong pitching providing the difference in both games (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled will provide transportation and supervision for area residents to attend a Royals/Cardinals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday, June 24th. Game time is 1:10 that afternoon. The mini-buses will leave Friendship Place Apartments in Trenton at 9:00 that morning.
The Trenton American Legion Blue Jays played their home opener on Tuesday night, suffering a pair of shutout losses against Kirksville. The Blue Jays are a Junior Division American Legion team coached by Steve Hudson of rural Trenton:
The Stacy Center in Princeton will hold its annual triathlon on Saturday, June 30th. There are two age divisions ----- Under 15 and 15 and Older. The distances for youths under 15 are a 100 yard swim, a two mile bike ride, and a one mile run. The distances for adults are a 500 yard swim, a six mile bike ride, and a two mile run.
Eighty-one standout athletes have converged on North Central Missouri College in Trenton for the 2012 Lions All-Star Basketball Classic tonight and tomorrow (June 1st and 2nd). Four girls teams and four boys teams representing Lions Clubs from across northern Missouri will meet for a day of practice, tonight's awards banquet, and a total of eight games where an eventual champion will be crowned.
The Trenton Lady Bulldog softball program comes into the 2012 fall season with what should be a pretty large level of motivation spurring them on, after going through an unbeaten run in 2011 that ended suddenly with losses in two of their last three games, including a district championship stunner against the Hamilton Lady Hornets.
2010 South Harrison High School graduate Jordan Shipers, a 21-year old ranked #11 in the Seattle Mariners prospect system, tossed a nine-inning no-hitter on Wednesday as the Class A Clinton LumberKings blew out the West Michigan Whitecaps, 10-0.
A Lock Springs woman, known for her A-T-V racing skills, was injured Friday afternoon while competing in a qualifying race in South Dakota. Twenty-two year old Bailey Shea Williams was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls with injuries that a family member described as broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a left shoulder injury.
North Central Missouri College administrators have announced the hiring of Megan Cairns as the new women's softball coach at the Trenton two-year school, replacing Kristin Boyes, who resigned this spring after only one season at NCMC.
There were 144 participants in the Gooseberry Festival's Five and Ten Kilometer run and walk on Saturday morning in Trenton. Roberto Garcia of Trenton was the overall winner in the 10K run with a time of 37:51. He competed in the men's ages 20 to 25 division.
A Trenton athlete has been drafted by a major league baseball franchise. Austin Norris was taken in the 39th Round of last week's selections by the Philadelphia Phillies. (That was the FINAL pick of the 39th round).
Cortney Roberts, the daughter of Shelly Rinehart and Todd and Shelley Roberts, signed a letter of intent to play both softball and basketball at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Lady Pirates Basketball Coach Jenni Croy announced. Roberts is a graduate of Southwest R-1 School at Ludlow.