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Chad Brown poses on hole No. 3 at Hampton Cove’s par 3 course in Owens Crossroad, Alabama. Brown used a 5 iron to “ace” the 189-yard hole. Brown’s feat was “witnessed by” Todd Barnett, Shane Miller and Carl Stewart. An unnamed source insisted on the quotation marks around “witnessed by,” cit…

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After the COVID-shortened version of baseball last year, I was really looking forward to this summer.

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Metropolis Country Club was the site for a Junior Golf Clinic on Tuesday. Instructors were Gary Adkins, Craig Armstrong, JR Conkle, Kim Futrell, Galen Shelton and Micah Troutt. Additional photos can be seen in the photo gallery of metropolisplanet.com.

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A few days after the death of his father, Drake Stepter blitzed the field in the Irvin Cobb Championship this past weekend.

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After a one year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the Metropolis Country Club hosted its annual Superman Couples Tournament this past weekend, and the turnout was great.

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The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association recently handed out its “Coach of the Year” honors and several locals were recognized.

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Shawnee Community College’s new softball coach Kyle Smith didn’t have to go far to grab up a solid second baseman. Recent Massac County High School graduate Kaylee Batha (center) recently signed to be on the team. Batha hit .380 for the Lady Patriots this year and played a big role in the te…

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Jay Benard, a 2016 Massac County graduate, was presented with a bit of a dilemma this winter when the NCAA granted all senior athletes another year of eligibility due to COVID restrictions on collegiate athletics.

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ULLIN — More than 23 area youth participated in the 2021 Fun-Da-Mental Basketball Camp held June 14-16 at Shawnee Community College, and according to SCC athletic director John Sparks, it was one of the best camps ever.

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Editor’s Note: The Final Four game was played Wednesday after press time. Coverage from the state series will be in the June 24 issue of the Metropolis Planet.

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The rabbit’s foot that Carterville had in its pocket Tuesday afternoon fell out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Massac County erased a 4-1 lead by sending 15 batters to the plate, scoring 10 of them.

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The rabbit’s foot that Carterville had in its pocket Tuesday afternoon fell out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Massac County erased a 4-1 lead by sending 15 batters to the plate, scoring 10 of them.

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Pinckneyville ended Massac County’s girls’ soccer season with a 4-1 win over the Lady Patriots Thursday, June 3, in the opening round of sectional play. Once again, due to injuries and various other reasons, the short-handed team battled but came up short.

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In a somewhat anti-climactic fashion, Harrisburg ended the Massac County Patriots baseball season Friday, June 4, in the second round of regionals.

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On the strength of an audacious performance by Ansley Bailey and some medal winning efforts by Dya Jackson and Claire Bremer, Massac County’s Lady Patriots track and field team took third place in the recently held SIRR Ohio Conference meet.

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GOLCONDA — Six-foot-six guard/forward Kaleb Ramer, of Golconda, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons this fall.

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The 42nd annual Benton Lions Club All-Star basketball teams have been named and a handful of local kids are on the honorary rosters.

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Massac County Patriots baseball ended a six-game losing streak by putting up wins over Herrin and West Frankfort.

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In a big SIRR Conference battle, Massac County’s Lady Patriots put a little distance between themselves and Murphysboro with a Tuesday afternoon 6-4 win over the Lady Red Devils.

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Massac County’s Kyler McIntosh recently signed a national letter of intent to attend Shawnee Community College and play basketball for coach John Sparks’ Saints program.

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Since the relatively meaningless 24-2 blowout loss to unbeaten Marion to open their season, Massac County’s softball team has gone on a 13-1 tear that includes a five-game winning streak and the current eight-game streak.

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Most of the “stuff” that has happened in school sports this year has been unprecedented and a lot of it has stunk. Tuesday afternoon, however, saw something unprecedented and something that will be a good thing down the road.

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Weather once again disrupted the high school sports schedule, but Massac County’s baseball, softball and soccer teams all managed to get in at least some action.

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The merry month of May hasn’t gotten off to a very good start for high school athletic programs as unsettled weather moved in on Monday and disrupted everyone’s outdoor plans.

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The first Saturday of May came and went and what a story came out of the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

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Congratulations to some of our local athletes are in order.

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The merry month of May hasn’t gotten off to a very good start for high school athletic programs as unsettled weather moved in on Monday and disrupted everyone’s outdoor plans.

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The Marching Patriots take the field during Massac County High School’s Homecoming activities on April 23.

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If you just saw snippets of the Friday night Murphysboro and Massac County game, it would be hard to believe that one team won by four touchdowns. But that’s how it went down as the Red Devils made the most of a slew of Massac turnovers.

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Century baseball coach Bob Edwards has a nice core to build on this year with several seniors at key positions. He also has good team speed, and that is always a plus.

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Century softball coach Raegan Hannan stated the obvious when we last visited: “A lot of these girls are just tired — tired physically and mentally.”

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Massac County softball coach Molly Hargrove has a nice core of seniors to work with this year, and with the announcement of a “regular post season,” the older girls would like to leave their mark.

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It goes without saying, but here goes again! It’s not what they wanted but it is what they got.

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After a one year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the Metropolis Country Club hosted its annual Superman Couples Tournament this past weekend, and the turnout was great.

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The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association recently handed out its “Coach of the Year” honors and several locals were recognized.

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Shawnee Community College’s new softball coach Kyle Smith didn’t have to go far to grab up a solid second baseman. Recent Massac County High School graduate Kaylee Batha (center) recently signed to be on the team. Batha hit .380 for the Lady Patriots this year and played a big role in the te…

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Jay Benard, a 2016 Massac County graduate, was presented with a bit of a dilemma this winter when the NCAA granted all senior athletes another year of eligibility due to COVID restrictions on collegiate athletics.

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ULLIN — More than 23 area youth participated in the 2021 Fun-Da-Mental Basketball Camp held June 14-16 at Shawnee Community College, and according to SCC athletic director John Sparks, it was one of the best camps ever.

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Editor’s Note: The Final Four game was played Wednesday after press time. Coverage from the state series will be in the June 24 issue of the Metropolis Planet.

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The rabbit’s foot that Carterville had in its pocket Tuesday afternoon fell out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Massac County erased a 4-1 lead by sending 15 batters to the plate, scoring 10 of them.

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The rabbit’s foot that Carterville had in its pocket Tuesday afternoon fell out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Massac County erased a 4-1 lead by sending 15 batters to the plate, scoring 10 of them.

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Pinckneyville ended Massac County’s girls’ soccer season with a 4-1 win over the Lady Patriots Thursday, June 3, in the opening round of sectional play. Once again, due to injuries and various other reasons, the short-handed team battled but came up short.

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In a somewhat anti-climactic fashion, Harrisburg ended the Massac County Patriots baseball season Friday, June 4, in the second round of regionals.

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On the strength of an audacious performance by Ansley Bailey and some medal winning efforts by Dya Jackson and Claire Bremer, Massac County’s Lady Patriots track and field team took third place in the recently held SIRR Ohio Conference meet.

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GOLCONDA — Six-foot-six guard/forward Kaleb Ramer, of Golconda, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons this fall.

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The 42nd annual Benton Lions Club All-Star basketball teams have been named and a handful of local kids are on the honorary rosters.

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Massac County Patriots baseball ended a six-game losing streak by putting up wins over Herrin and West Frankfort.

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In a big SIRR Conference battle, Massac County’s Lady Patriots put a little distance between themselves and Murphysboro with a Tuesday afternoon 6-4 win over the Lady Red Devils.

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Massac County’s Kyler McIntosh recently signed a national letter of intent to attend Shawnee Community College and play basketball for coach John Sparks’ Saints program.

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UNDEFEATED

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Since the relatively meaningless 24-2 blowout loss to unbeaten Marion to open their season, Massac County’s softball team has gone on a 13-1 tear that includes a five-game winning streak and the current eight-game streak.

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Most of the “stuff” that has happened in school sports this year has been unprecedented and a lot of it has stunk. Tuesday afternoon, however, saw something unprecedented and something that will be a good thing down the road.

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Weather once again disrupted the high school sports schedule, but Massac County’s baseball, softball and soccer teams all managed to get in at least some action.

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The merry month of May hasn’t gotten off to a very good start for high school athletic programs as unsettled weather moved in on Monday and disrupted everyone’s outdoor plans.

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The first Saturday of May came and went and what a story came out of the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

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Congratulations to some of our local athletes are in order.

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The merry month of May hasn’t gotten off to a very good start for high school athletic programs as unsettled weather moved in on Monday and disrupted everyone’s outdoor plans.

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The Marching Patriots take the field during Massac County High School’s Homecoming activities on April 23.

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If you just saw snippets of the Friday night Murphysboro and Massac County game, it would be hard to believe that one team won by four touchdowns. But that’s how it went down as the Red Devils made the most of a slew of Massac turnovers.

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Century baseball coach Bob Edwards has a nice core to build on this year with several seniors at key positions. He also has good team speed, and that is always a plus.

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Century softball coach Raegan Hannan stated the obvious when we last visited: “A lot of these girls are just tired — tired physically and mentally.”

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Massac County softball coach Molly Hargrove has a nice core of seniors to work with this year, and with the announcement of a “regular post season,” the older girls would like to leave their mark.

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It goes without saying, but here goes again! It’s not what they wanted but it is what they got.

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The outdoor sports are in full swing now, or will be shortly, and area schools are hittin’ it hard.

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Last Thursday, April 8, in Mixed League action, league leaders Sunset Images dropped five of seven points to Sully’s Billiards and saw their lead over Big John shrink to eight points with two weeks to go.

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In this time of COVID interferences and fluid schedules, one can’t make plans until the very last second.

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• Massac County’s boys soccer team was at Murphysboro on Tuesday; results were unavailable at presstime.