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Saturday, August 9, 2003

Southeast volleyball gains academic honor

Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team has been given an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

The award honors collegiate teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative gradepoint average. Southeast was one of 35 Division I programs chosen. The Otahkians had a team GPA of 3.40 last season.

Coach Cindy Gannon's squad begins practice Sunday. The Otahkians open the season Aug. 30.

Scott County team advances to world series

LAMAR, Colo. -- The Scott County Red Sox will play in the Cal Ripken World Series next week after winning the Midwest Plains Regional on Wednesday.

Scott County, the Missouri representative, defeated Minnesota champion Waite County 4-3 for the title in the 12-and-under division. The team will play in the world series in Aberdeen, Md.

Scott County lost 11-1 in the first game of the regional to Minnesota 11-1 Monday before winning three straight games.

After that loss, Scott County bounced back to defeat North Dakota 3-2 on Tuesday. Scott County returned for a 7-4 win over Minnesota to set up the final game.

-- From staff reports

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