What an outstanding Three Rivers Raider Rodeo!! Taylor Bradfield won the long round in the barrel racing with a 12.03 second run, she won second in the short round with an 11.97 second run to win the overall average in the barrel racing. Callie Stanhouse won fifth in the long round of the goat tying with a 6.8 second run, splitting second in the short round with a 6.5 second run to win forth in the average. The Women's Raider Rodeo Team were reserve champs at at the Inaugural Raider Rodeo. On the Men’s team, Donny Endres won seventh in the long round of the roping with a 10.2 second run, with an identical 10.2 second run in the short round to win 5th in the short round and fifth in the average. Tyler Lewis won second in the short round of the bull riding with a score of 84 points. It was a great week for Raider Rodeo, hosting an outstanding college rodeo at the Black River Coliseum. Hope everyone had a chance to come out and enjoy the fun. I would like to thank everyone who made this great event possible.
Three Rivers College is hosting it's annual Meet Raiders event on Monday, September 8th at 6:00 PM at the Bess Activity Center. All athletic teams will be introduced to the public for the first time. Booths for Booster Club membership, Reserved seating and the bus program as well as others will be set up for your convenience. Meal price will be $5.00. Students MUST present their student ID for admission.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Three Rivers baseball team finished the 2014 regular season tied for the third best record in Region 16 at 15-13. A tie-breaker determined the seeding for the 2014 Region 16 tournament, to be held in Joplin, Mo. May 7-11, and the Raiders will enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed.
The Raiders are scheduled to play Maple Woods (No. 5) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Joplin Athletic Complex located at 3301 West First Street.
If the Raiders win, they will play the winner of Jefferson College (No. 1) and St. Charles (No. 8) on Thursday at 4 p.m.
If the Raiders lose their first game on Wednesday, they will play the loser of Jefferson and St. Charles on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Crowder College and St. Louis Community College are the second and third seeds of the tournament, while Mineral Area College and North Central Missouri College are the sixth and seventh seeds.
The championship game will be held on Sunday, May 11.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Lady Raiders finished-up a successful season at the Region 16 tournament in Columbia, Mo. on April 25-27. Three Rivers lost in the Region 16 championship game to Jefferson College to finish in second place in the region and with an overall record of 42-18.
Also at the tournament, the all-region teams were announced. Seven Lady Raiders were honored with all-team selections for their performances on the diamond. Sophomores Jessica Menz, Hali Rendleman and Taylor Friend and freshman Demesha Huddleston were named to the first team while sophomores Sam Herweck, Shannon Perrigo, and Savanna Ayers were named to the second team.
The black and gold started off in top form getting two wins on day one of the tournament. Three Rivers defeated Maple Woods, 10-2, and Jefferson College, 6-2, with efficient pitching performances and a high-powered offense.
The Lady Raiders put up 10 runs on nine hits against the Lady Monarchs in game one of the tournament. Right fielder Huddleston had a two-RBI double in the contest and center fielder Rendleman went 2-3 at the plate with two runs scored and two stolen bases.
Perrigo was in control on the mound, earning her tenth victory of the season allowing five hits and one walk, and striking out one in her three innings of work. Freshman Erika Engleman provided two innings of shutout relief as the Lady Raiders took the win in five innings.
In game two against Jefferson, the Lady Raiders won in extra innings, breaking-up a 2-2 tie by scoring four runs in the eighth inning. The catcher Menz led the way offensively going 2-4 with one RBI. Elfrink drove in two in the last inning with a double while Friend got the win on the bump for the Lady Raiders. Friend pitched all eight innings, scattering seven hits and fanning one.
Three Rivers split on the second day of the tournament, defeating Crowder College, 4-1, but falling to Jefferson, 4-0.
Huddleston was a perfect 3-3 with two RBI at the plate against the Lady ‘Riders. The freshman smashed a double and two homeruns in the contest to help the Lady Raiders to their third victory of the tournament.
Friend recorded her 25th win of the year against Crowder, pitching all seven innings and giving up just three hits while striking out three.
Against Jefferson, the Lady Raiders struggled to get their offense going. Menz, Huddleston, Elfrink and Ayers each had singles in the game, but Three Rivers committed three errors and ultimately was shut out by the Vikings.
Friend suffered the loss, allowing seven hits and two walks in her seven innings of work.
The Lady Raiders would have a chance at revenge, however, as the team was set to meet the Vikings for the title on day three of the tournament.
Three Rivers got on the board first 1-0 in the second inning of the championship game, thanks to Perrigo, who was playing first base. Perrigo went 2-3 on the day with a single and a double.
But errors once again hurt the Lady Raiders. The black and gold had four costly miscues that resulted in two unearned runs for Jefferson. The Vikings added two runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings to defeat the Lady Raiders, 6-1, and win the 2014 Region 16 championship.
Friend took the loss, just her 12th of the year out of 37 starts, giving up eight hits and striking-out one.