Area Sports

Raiders Battle Novinger to the End

By Marlana Smith   The North Shelby Raiders hosted Novinger on Tuesday, January 6. Despite a hard-fought effort by the Raiders, they were unable to secure the win, losing 62-59.   Novinger’s Caden Smith was first to get points on the board just 15 seconds into the game. North Shelby’s Kyle Smith fired back putting…

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Atlanta Overtakes Raiders for Win

By Troy Treasure   Atlanta freshman Landon Gilliland got hot at a good time for the Hornets Thursday, January 9 at North Shelby.   Trailing 50-49 with 2:51 left to go in the game, Gilliland scored eight quick unanswered points … six on a pair of corner 3-pointers. All of a sudden, the Hornets led…

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NS Girls Dominate in 20-Point Win

By Troy Treasure   North Shelby entered halftime of its game Thursday, January 9 with the confidence a 9-0 second period-ending surge can generate.   The carry-over effect resulted in a convincing 62-42 home victory versus Atlanta.   Caroline Linberger scored a game-high 23 points for the Lady Raiders (7-4). Ava Williams added 15 while…

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NS Drops Close One to Gophers

  The North Shelby Raiders hosted Green City, January 6. The Raiders fell short 72-64.   “Tough loss against a very athletic team. Their defensive pressure gave us trouble all night long and even though at times we looked really good against it and scored on crisp passing, there were too many times that we…

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Lady Raiders Get Easy Win over Novinger

By Marlana Smith   The North Shelby Lady Raiders hosted Novinger, Tuesday, January 7. With a fast start, NS got a victory 67-27.   North Shelby’s Lilly Cook started things off quickly as she stole the ball and put in an easy lay-up. Novinger only scored two points in the first quarter. Four three-pointers were…

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Littrell Powers GC Past North Shelby

  The North Shelby Lady Raiders hosted Green City, Monday, January 6. Despite a spirited effort, NS lost 66-43.   North Shelby coach Landon Daniel said, “We scored 43 points against a quality team with a Division II stud who scored 49 points by herself (Brooke Littrell) and we did so without a four-year starter.…

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Raiders Get Prominent Mention on Year-End Broadcast

By Troy Treasure   North Shelby’s record setting 92-88 football victory October 18 failed to make the cut among KRES radio’s top ten sports stories of 2019.   However, the highest-scoring football game in Missouri history received significant attention on the station’s sports year-in-review broadcast December 31.   Alpha Media Group’s Scott Lunte was the…

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Lady Raiders Beat South Shelby in Nail biter

By Marlana Smith   The North Shelby Lady Raiders traveled to South Shelby to take on the Lady Birds on Friday, January 3. NS won 49-43.   North Shelby coach Landon Daniel said, “Roller coaster of a game that really pushed us as a team and I’m just really proud of how the girls never…

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Raiders Lose to South Shelby

By Marlana Smith   The North Shelby Raiders traveled to South Shelby to take on the Cardinals on Friday, January 3. With a slow start, the Raiders lost 61-52.   North Shelby head coach Landon Daniel said, “Frustrating and disappointing loss for our guys. We just never really had the right kind of energy all…

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