Champions all around
Photo by Linda Patton
The Purdy Lady Eagles won the 2011 Missouri Class 2 state title on Saturday. The championship marked Purdy's second girls title in school history. Several members from the 1981 state title team traveled to Columbia to cheer on their team. Above are members from both championship squads. In the front row, from left, are: Kaner Young and Matthew Cornelius. Second row: Shelby Scott, Brittany Mareth, Audrey Patton, Brooke Swadley, Shelby White and Deanna (England) Crossland, 1981 state title. Third row: Carleigh Hall, Rachel Neill, Mattie White, Addy Roller, Megan Schilly, Bailey Spears and Kristyn Cornman. Fourth row: Assistant Coach Jennifer Schallert, Head Coach Grant Young, 1981 team members Becky (Fly) Woods, Sherri (Veith) Brookes, Caren (Corbett) Gioannini, Janice (Saville) Courdin, Malinda (Hayes) Chapman and 1981 Coach Bill Reece.