Area Sports

Radio Man Reflects on Hall of Fame Career

By Troy Treasure, NEMONews Media Group KMEM-Memphis Sport Director Donnie Middleton’s family loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball of the 1950s and 60s – especially his mother, Elaine. Broadcasts of then mostly daytime games brought the voice of St. Louis play-by-play man Harry Caray into the Middleton’s Downing residence in eastern Schuyler County. Donnie Middleton eventually…

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Wildcats Drop Home Opener

The long-awaited baseball season began after Mother Nature took care of the preceding week of games. The Milan Wildcats were host to the North Harrison Shamrocks in the home season opener on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This was a non-conference battle, next year the Shamrocks will be joining the Grand Rivers Conference. The Wildcats fell…

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Wildcat Players Receive Basketball Honors

BASKETBALL ALL STATE SELECTION Cadence Pauley was selected to the First Team All-State Class lll squad. Also Cadence Pauley was recognized by the Missouri Basketball Coaches’ Association, the Class lll Girls’ Basketball as Player of the Year. This is quite a feat considering Milan was elevated from Class ll to Class lll this post season.…

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Green City Boys Advance to Class 1 Quarterfinals with Win at Meadville

By David Sharp Green City employed a suffocating full court pressure defense and timely perimeter scoring to build an 18 point halftime lead in their March 2, 2021 Class 1 Sectional basketball game at Meadville. The Gophers had four players score in double figures in a 70-52 victory over Meadville (19-7). Both teams had impressive…

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Green City Plays In Quarter Final

The Green City basketball season came to a close again Higby in the Quarter Final Round on Friday, March 5, 2021. The game was played at Higby. The boys advanced to the Quarter Final after winning over Meadville on March 2nd with a score of 70 to 52 in the Sectionals.

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Ladycats Dream Season Ends

The Milan Ladycats were host to the Skyline Lady Tigers on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in the Class 111 State Quarter Finals. It was quite an honor for the Milan Ladycats to be able to host a State Quarter Final basketball contest. Both squads matched up very close in all categories and there was quite…

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Ladycats Beat Brookfield For Class 3 District 16 Championship

The Milan Ladycats beat the Brookfield Lady Bulldogs on Saturday, February 27, 2021 for the Class 3, District 16, Championship and advance to play Lawson on Wednesday, March 3 at Lawson. Brookfield, the Number 6 seed, battled Number 1 seed Milan in a true Championship atmosphere and a close encounter to the final buzzer. The…

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Green City Gophers Win District Championship

The Green City Gophers won District on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Gophers beat the Novinger Wildcats with a score of 56-50. Pictured front row (left to right): Aiden Campbell, Asher Buggs-Tipton, Christopher Barto, Payton Balfany, and Aaron Peavler; and back row (left to right): Assistant Coach Jared Brundage, Assistant Coach Jamie Tipton, Kaden Johnson,…

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Ladycats Tame Lady Tigers

The last game of the week for the Milan varsity basketball Ladycats and perhaps the last contest on the old gymnasium hard wood was against Princeton Lady Tigers. The Milan Ladycat squad battled an ole Nemesis in a GRC tussle on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Princeton was in the game to the end, kept hanging…

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Wildcats Fall To Tigers

The Milan Wildcats were host to the Princeton Tigers on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in an important GRC contest. This was perhaps the final varsity contest in the old gymnasium this season. This send off may have been one of the strangest games in some time. The ebbs and flow of a basketball game was…

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