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The Cuba Free Press Sports IB January 29, 2004 ats get on the winning track By Chris Case Assistant Editor to a solid defensive the monkey is off Cuba's back. The boys electrified the e crowd Friday night with upset win over St.  Wildcats got off to a in the first quarter trailed the entire Outsized but not out- by the Bulldogs, got off to a quick 5-0 and used a Dustin three pointer with Seconds left in the quar- go up 12-4 after one The Cats had strug- ia the first quarter of all year, but not night. ran their lead to 10 on a Brad Mace layup St. Clair finally began on the size of their by going inside with At the 3:58 the Dogs had closed the gap to only three points, 17-14, and trailed only 22-20 at half- time. The visitors scored the first basket of the second half to tie the score for the first time all night at 22, but Cuba's Cody Watson was able to score a layup on one end of the floor and draw an offensive charge fourth. The Bulldogs kept up the pressure in the final quarter, closing the gap to 31-29 with six minutes left; but the Wildcats were determined to get their first win of the sea- son, making the most of their opportunities down the stretch at the foul line. Up by four - points at the 2:20 :: mark, Cuba's Korey Upcoming games McDaniel was fouled while shooting and The Cuba Wildcats are scheduled to play: made both free Vienna ton 9ht (Thurs) at home, starting: throws. A short at 6p.m. It is a make-up game from earlier jumper by Bosson in the season. The Cats play at Steely!lie Friday night, also starting at 6 p.m,, and at Vienna next Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the other to help extend the lead back to 26-22. At the third quarter buzzer, Watson was fouled while shooting and given two free throws with no other players on the floor; he sank both to give his team a 31-26 lead going into the  i" !ill , ,,i,ii::i:  9 I :!qi i'i i !i!iiii!i!iii,iii!iiiii:i!iiiiili: ! photo submitted fifth grade boys took first at the Bourbon Tournament at Springbluff. Kneeling: Thomas Andrew, Trevor standing front row: Zack Foster, Ryan Hewkin, Nic Preston Matchell, Jeremy Williams, Clayton Earhart, back row: Coach Mark Williams, Kaleb Sanders, and Ed Kruse. takes first at Bourbon second place, losing to the Washington Rimrattlers in the championship game. The fifth grade team's schedule for February is as fol- lows: Feb. 6-8, Steelville Tournament; Feb. 13-15, Union Tournament; Feb. 20- 22, St. James Tournament; Feb. 27-29, Cuba Tournament. Cuba fifth grade boys team entered into a Bourbon Tournament St. James in the game to bring place prize. The .week, the fifth entered into an eight tournament at and finished in tournament Rob Viehman photo irk Poynter looks for an opening to the basket in tournament game at Steelville. Cuba's JV lost to nals, 65-36, in the third round of the tournament. with 1:45 left to play extended the team's lead to eight points and all but iced the victory. St. Clair short- ened the gap to four points again with 30 seconds left, but couldn't get any closer than that. Head Coach Ben Yocom described solid team defense as the key for Cuba in their win. "We played consistently on both ends of the floor for four quarters against St. Clair, and when you do that, it puts you in a position to win every time. We haven't always been able to do that this year," he noted. "For us to be successful, we have to play good defense and keep our opponents from scoring a lot of points. I was really impressed by the inten- sity our guys played with. " McDaniel led Cuba's offense in the game with 15 points, Bosson had 11, Mace nine, Watson seven, and Michael Montgomery two. Chris Case photo Senior Brad Mace goes up strong for two of his nine points in last Friday's varsity win over St. Clair. The Wildcats never trailed in the 44-37 victory, their best overall performance of the year on both ends of the court. The Cats play Vienna at home tonight and at Steelville Friday. Group plans Missouri River 'Rumble' JEFFERSON CITY--What better way to observe the Lewis and Clark bicentennial than by retracing their steps on a 185-mile Missouri River canoe trip? That's exactly what Midwest River Expeditions, a non-profit organization. "It's a great way to learn the ropes while mak- ing lasting friendships." If canoeing 20 to 30 miles a day sounds grueling, consider who is interested in rg/ or write to rediscovering the , P.O: Box 3408 Missouri River invited. The voyage of rip: ..... ..... rediscovery will : begin Aug. 1 at Brunswick and wind up Aug. 7 at Washington. Along the way, upwards of 200 modern-day voyageurs will watch bald eagles and other wildlife, comb sandbars for arrowheads and artifacts from sunken river- boats, mark the passage of landmarks mentioned in Lewis and Clark's journals and explore local culture in river communities. "This event is made to order for people who have always wanted to float the Missouri River but who lacked the expe- rience or confidence to do it alone," said Rex Klein, presi" dent of Midwest River that simply drifting in the cur- rent carries canoeists downriv- er at 3 to 4 miles per hour. Moderate paddling effort pro- vides enough speed to allow time for frequent stops to stretch legs and explore. After each day's float, "rum- blers" will spend the night in campgrounds in or near river towns. Overnight stops will include Glasgow, Boonville, Easley, Jefferson City, Chamois, Hermann and .Washington. Access to showers and portable toilets is avail- able at stopovers, too. Rumblers who prefer more lux- urious accommodations can Cuba Soccer Sign Ups February 2 & 5 At the Cuba Elementary Cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kids 5-12 years old Must be 5 as of Aug. of 2003 Please bring the following: New Players-Copy of your birth certificate All Players-Health Insurance Card All Players-Bring your $15.00 fee and know your shirt size. $10.00 Charge for Late Sign-ups FOr more info., please call Becky 885-6625 cfp-ss 1/29 reserve rooms in hotels or bed and breakfasts. Caterers and restaurants provide breakfasts and lunches in stopover towns. Floaters arrange their own sack lunch- es. The cost is $125 per person. This covers insurance, show- ers, campground fees, trans- portation of floaters' duffle to each nightly stopover and the cost of a farewell banquet Aug. 7. It does not include other meals, shuttle service from Washington *o Brunswick ($25 per person, $25 per boat) or canoe rental ($20 per day). Rumble staffers are unpaid volunteers who donate their time to make the events possi- ble. Midwest River Expeditions calls the annual event "a trip by the people, for the people." The group's goals are promoting enjoyment of big rivers and environmental awareness. Don't Drink & Drive J January Truck Sale Very clean at :=::-::::::! onl" 1" 001 i: , .) ,YUtl ..,  ' 2000 Chew 1500 Silverado LS 4x4 Ext. ': '..* Loaded with the extras. Automatic, tilt ....  ....... ,; ,:: :: :-..:, .... wheel, cruise control, p/windows, p/door locks, p/mirrors, stereo/c, disc., full rear bench seat, remote keyless entry, alum. wheels, trailer tow pkg. plus more. Priced at only $13,900! ....................  2001 Chew 1500 Silverado Extended Cab This 4 door is very handy and,nice-. ly equipped. 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