Area athletes swim to win
At the 2017 Show Me State Games at Hickman High School June 24-25 Drew Hibbs won nine gold medals and one silver. This included breaking the record in the 50 breast in the 13-14 age group. Jake Bell also earned four gold medals, five silver medals and a bronze highlighted by breaking the record in the 50 breast in the 15-18 age group.
Robin Bell, the 52-year old mother of Jake Bell, was in action for this event, as well, and claimed two gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze. Coach Matthias McManus, on the other hand, is 55 years old and won three gold medals and a silver.
Indians making the rounds
On Friday the Van-Far vasity boys basketball team plays at the Palmyra Shootout on June 30 starting at 8:00 a.m. against Canton. The squad then faces West Hancock at 9:45 a.m. and host Palmyra at 11:45 a.m. All games for the Indians at this event take place at the high school.