Gracie Ring (10) runs up for a hug from freshman Mackenzie Dimarco after Dimarco scored her 71st goal of the season last week. Dimarco now holds the state record for most goals by a freshman in either boys’ or girls’ soccer, and she also holds the overall single-season goals record for Class 2 girls. The Chicks won districts last week for the second straight year but lost in sectionals. Senior pitcher Garrison Fields (top right) gets hoisted up on his teammates’ shoulders after pitching a complete-game 4-hitter in the district championship game. The Roosters beat Harrisonville 6-3, winning districts for the first time since 2010. (Photos by Scott Lavelock)
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PH Lions prepare for 30th annual 2016 Howdy Show
By BETTY BEASON
Times Staff Writer ...Pleasant Hill Lions Club’s 30th annual Howdy Neighbor Show will be performed at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016, on the stage of the Pleasant Hill School’s Performing Arts auditorium. ...Robert White, chair of the 2016 show and emcee for the show says his committee is pleased to be showcasing popular entertainers from past Howdy Neighbor shows. ...In addition to the brother-sister act pictured above, Reggie Hicks and his sister Teresa Lowry Morgan, others who are returning for this year’s show are the talented, Kristine Gray, well known to her P.H. Pet & Livestock Center customers. ...Also returning is Paul Raynes, popular area entertainer, guitarist and singer, who started with a focus on John Denver tunes and has expanded his repertoire. He has released some new CDs and will have them available for purchase. ...Ashley Jackson Struzick will be part of the 2016 program. She actually broke into her singing career while she was a student at Pleasant Hill High School and sang with the Blake Sloan band for the Howdy Neighbor Show. She is now a popular entertainer with the Big Creek Show Place in Pleasant Hill and many other area venues. ...An addition to the program will be Eva Moore’s Performing Arts dance students. Eva has a reputation for getting her EMPAC students involved in sharing their talents with charitable events. ...The show will begin promptly at 7 p.m. with Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 presenting the colors and military recognition. ...The Lions appreciate all of the performers who donate their time and talents. ...Proceeds of the show are used to fund the scholarships granted to Pleasant Hill High School graduating seniors. ...Lion Bob said, “We have a really great show, and we invite the community to come to be entertained and to help send more of our PHHS graduates to college.” ...Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Prices are $10 and $6 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 626-3060 or 392-2292, at either of the Pleasant Hill Banks and at the Pleasant Hill Times. ...Concessions will be available during intermission. Also the lucky ticket will be drawn for a handmade queen sized quilt, made and donated by Lions Alice and Harley Ballard. Tickets may be purchased at the Times or by calling 540-2294 and at the door the night of the show.