The tornado that touched down Wednesday night and early Thursday, causing extensive damage in the Jefferson City area – including Adkins Stadium on the Jefferson City High School campus, has forced some changes to this weekend’s big-school state track and field championships.

The Class 3, 4 and 5 state meets were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Adkins Stadium, but will be shifted to three sites and compressed into just Saturday.

The Class 3 state meet, which includes individuals from Hollister and Reeds Spring, will be at the University of Missouri, with Class 4 at Washington High School, and Class 5 – including Branson – at Battle High School in Columbia.



Three Hollister High School baseball players earned first-team honors for the All-Class 4 District 11 team released earlier this week.

Layton Morgan, Konner Hatfield and Logan Armitage all were voted to the top team after leading the Tigers to a trip to the title game in the district tournament, ending with a loss to Springfield Catholic.

Morgan finished with 38 hits, four home runs and 44 RBIs from the No. 3 spot in the Hollister order, including a big home run as the Tigers knocked off state powerhouse Aurora in the district semifinals.

Armitage’s 27 hits included 13 extra-base hits, and he had two homers and 20 RBIs, and he scored a team-high 39 runs.

Hatfield stole 12 bases in 13 attempts from his leadoff spot in the order and he played a standout center field for Hollister.

Those three were joined by second-teamer Landon Richards on the all-district list, with Reeds Spring’s Seth Stamps on the first team and Cole Watson on the second team.

Stamps finished with a team-high 22 hits for the Wolves, with four home runs, 17 RBIs and 30 runs scored. He had a team-best .440 batting average.



Branson senior Kelly Henson was the Pirates’ lone representative on the All-Class 5 District 10 squad.

Henson finished with 12 hits, seven runs scored and six RBIs on the season, playing a big role in Branson’s defense from his center field position.



Forsyth’s run to the district championship game paid off in individual honors for the Panthers, who had six players honored on the All-Class 3 District 12 team.

Leading the way were first-teamers Darrien Woods and Kaleb Etheridge.

Woods was a unanimous selection, hitting .282 with 22 hits, 16 runs scored and 16 RBIs. 

On the mound, he compiled a 3-5 record with one save and a 3.32 ERA.

Etheridge finished with 22 hits – nine of them going for extra bases – finishing with a .328 batting average and 17 RBIs.

They were joined by second-team teammates Jake Jordan, Briar Kellem, Keegan Etheridge and Kendon Doublin



Blue Eye’s Chase McClenathan was named to the all-conference second team released earlier this week.

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