Bullpups Take Control Of League After Win Over Augusta

 Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.  No rust came from the McPherson High School boys basketball team despite not playing for 10 days. The Bullpups defeated Augusta High School 67-51 and improve to 5-3 on the season. The Bullpups also remain undefeated  AVCTL Division-III League and are top on the standings. Three Bullpups reached double figures and shot 59 percent from the field. Cody Stufflebean tied a career-high with 23 points. Jayton Alexander set a career-high with 13 points and Eli Pyle came off the bench with 12. Seth Madron, who had two points in the first half, had a strong

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Lady Pups Stay Sharp In Win Over Augusta

Grace Pyle (@gracepyle24 ) and Kassidy (@KassidyBeam ) were lights out tonight in McPherson’s win over Augusta. Both scored 49 points combine and shot 9 for 13 from the 3. Now that’s a great night for @MHSBullpups . Final McPherson 73 Augusta 22#Bullpupnation 🏀 pic.twitter.com/u7UTMlL027 — Peter Holland Jr (@_Da_pistol) January 15, 2020 Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.  One thing Head Coach Chris Strathman emphasizes to his McPherson High School girls basketball team is staying sharp, especially in the games the Lady Pups are supposed to win. Tuesday’s win over Augusta High School was as sharp as it gets for

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Obituary: Dora Lea Huber

Dora Lea Huber, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2020, surrounded by her family at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.  She ran the lunch counter at Duckwall’s and was a cook at Happy Chef, both of McPherson.  She was also a nurse aide at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.
She was born on August 27, 1932, in Mannford, OK, the daughter of Clarence and Evelyn (Ihrig) Harris. On November 21, 1948, Dora was united in marriage to Henry Huber, Jr., in McPherson, KS. They were married 66 years before his passing on July 25, 2015.
Dora and Henry attended the New Life Foursquare Church and Word of Faith Fellowship Church. Dora attended classes to become ordained in the ministry. She was a member of Women’s AGLOW.

Survivors include: two daughters, Madonna Dobbins of Lindsborg, KS and Leanna Huber of McPherson, KS; a son, Jim Huber and wife, Joyce, of Lindsborg, KS; half-brother, David Harris of Spavinaw, OK; five grandchildren, Norman Huber, Mathew Huber, William Burgess, Mike Nordstrom, and Tim Nordstrom (Jennifer); ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Clarence Harris and Evelyn Peterson; husband, Henry Huber; grandson, Nathaniel Huber; and son-in-law, Buddy Dobbins.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 17, 2020, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Waugh officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM, Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

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Obituary: Della Mae Spann

Della Mae Spann, 90, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at The Cedars, McPherson. She was a homemaker, a legal secretary for Mills Law Office, and a secretary for McPherson Church of the Brethren.

Della was born on February 9, 1929, in McPherson, KS, one of nine children born to John T. and Nettie (Decker) Becker. She graduated from McPherson High School. On August 10, 1947, Della was united in marriage to Billy Gene Spann, in McPherson, KS. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing on April 9, 2012.

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Bullpup Wrestlers Add Washburn Rural to Thursday’s Dual

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. Talk about two for the price of one. It has been announced that the McPherson High School wrestling was scheduled for a league dual with Circle High School on Thursday at 6 p.m. Now the Bullpups added Class 6A team, Topeka-Washburn Rural High School, which is set for 7 p.m at the auxiliary gym immediately after its dual with Circle.   Thursday just got a little more interesting. In addition to hosting Circle, the Bullpups will also wrestle the #2 ranked 6A Washburn Rural in the Aux. The fun starts at 6pm – Circle, then 7pm

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Bullpups are back in action after 10 days away from basketball

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. What feels like an eternity since the Piper game, it has only been 10 days. Because of the snowstorm last week, the McPherson High School basketball teams were unable to travel to Towanda to face Circle High School last Friday. The games were pushed back at a later date in January. The Bullpups will move forward to another league matchup with Augusta High School tonight at the Roundhouse. “I really wish we had been able to play on Friday vs. Circle, but it was the right call to postpone,” McPherson girls Head Coach Chris Strathman

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Bulldogs Take Down 10th Ranked Braves

McPherson College Athletics OTTAWA— While all eyes were on a football game down in New Orleans, the McPherson College men’s basketball team, quietly put the rest of the KCAC on notice, going on the road to defeat the 10th ranked Ottawa University Braves 91-88. The win extends the Bulldogs’ current streak to five games and keeps them perfect in 2020. Monday night’s recipe for the upset was an ample helping of defensive pressure. The Bulldogs were plus 13 in the turnover column, forcing the Braves into 18 miscues while only committing five on their offensive possessions. Offensively, the difference in the

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Roberts’ 27 Not Enough as Bulldogs Fall to Ottawa

McPherson College Athletics OTTAWA – The McPherson College women’s basketball team wrapped up the first half of the KCAC schedule with a 71-57 loss on the road against Ottawa University. It was a close game for three quarters. The Braves led by one after the opening 10 minutes of action 17-6 and then extended the lead to five points at the halftime intermission, 33-28. In the third quarter, the Bulldogs came alive and outscored the Braves 18-6 in the period, and turned a five-point deficit into a seven-point lead with 10 minutes remaining. In the fourth quarter, the wheels came

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