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Friday, July 25, 2003

Fifty-three advance to stroke play finals

James Blose of Cape Girardeau shot a 75 on Thursday to make the cut for the final round of the Missouri Golf Association's Stroke Play Championship.

Blose has a two-day score of 146 after shooting 71 on Wednesday.

The final round of the event will be played today on the 6,800-yard West Course at Norwood Hills.

Jackson's LaForest signs with Dana College

Brett LaForest, a midfielder from Jackson High School, has signed to play soccer at Dana College in Blair, Neb.

LaForest, the son of Tony LaForest of Jackson, will be considered for an outside midfielder spot for Dana's fall season, coach Shad Beam said. LaForest is a two-year varsity letter winner in soccer and lettered one season in track and field.

Jackson angler wins bass fishing event

Derrick Bangert of Jackson won the Bassbusters of SEMO tournament July 19 at Lake of Egypt.

Bangert posted a six-fish limit he caught using a white topwater frog on main lake matted grass points.

Rodney Enderly of Jackson took second with his bag of bass he caught using a chrome talking spoon on matted grass up lake in the Wagon Creek area. He also caught the biggest bass of the tournament, a 4-pounder that fell for the same talking spoon.

Bortner finishes ninth in Wal-Mart BFL event

David Bortner of Cape Girardeau placed ninth ahead of 149 other bass anglers in the Wal-mart Bass Fishing Leagues regional qualifier July 19 at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois.

The event was the fourth of five stops on the tour leading up to the

championship at Tennessee's Old Hickory Lake in October.This finish placed Bortner in the No. 20 spot of 30 going to the championship.

The next and final stop on the tour is on the Ohio River near Paducah, Ky., on Sept. 13 and 14.

Liberty advances in Junior Legion finals

Brian Williams pitched a complete game shutout and got plenty of run support as Liberty defeated Willard 14-0 Thursday in the opening game of the Junior American Legion state baseball tournament in Jackson. Cassius Hart was 3-for-3, and Matt Heiman went 2-for-3 for Liberty.

In Thursday's late game, Ballwin defeatedJackson 6-1. Play continues at 1 p.m. today.--From staff reports

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