Strafford Indians 3rd at State!!

Posted: November 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,
Congratulations to the boys cross country team for placing 3rd at the state meet in Jefferson City.
All-state runners included Shane


Burns 2nd, Jacob Clements 23rd, & Matt Barrett-Young 24th.
All the boys ran amazingly well and I’m super proud of all their hard work.

State XC Itinerary

Posted: November 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

What a great fall tradition when you can go and run at the state cross country meet! Below is the itinerary for Friday and Saturday and we hope to see all of you at Jefferson City.  The MSHSAA website has a lot of detailed information concerning parking, directions, admission, and schedules if you need some help.  Remember, admission to the state meet is $7.00 for everyone 5 and older.

Friday: November 6th.

11:50 Students board bus and leave for Jeff City.

12:30 Lunch at Subway in Lebanon.

3:30 Arrive at Oak Hills golf course to inspect the course and set the tent.

6:00 Arrive at Drury Inn in Columbia to change for dinner

7:00 Dinner at G&D steakhouse

10:00 Lights out

Saturday: November 7th

7:45 am Leave Hotel for Jefferson City

8:30 Arrive at Oak Hills Golf Course

9:40 Class 2 Girl’s Race (McKenzi Maples)

10:50 Class 2 Boy’s Race (All 7 Varsity Runners)

11:10 Class 1 & 2 Awards Ceremony

We will be stopping for lunch at Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach, MO.

All parents are invited to attend any of the meals or events.   You can even go and run the course with us on Friday if you would like.

I’m looking forward to a great weekend and hope you can join us.

Posted: November 2, 2015 in Uncategorized
State bound Indians XC

State bound Indians XC

Runners & Superfans,
I’m excited to announce that the boy’s cross country team is headed to state for the 3rd year in a row. Strafford had 4 boys receive district medals at the district meet. (Shane Burns 2nd, Matt Barrett-Young 7th, Jacob Clements 8th, & Trevor Roebke 14th)
McKenzi Maples also qualified for the state meet with her 5th place finish at districts.
The state meet will be held on Saturday November 7th in Jefferson City at Oak Hills golf course. Class 2 girls race will be at 9:40 and the boys race at 10:50. Awards ceremony at 11:10.
I will try to post a more detailed itinerary later this week.
Thank you to all the runners & Coach Clements who have made this such a great year. This is the fastest team we have ever had and some of the best kids I’ve ever coached. Thank you to all the alumni who still come out and run with the team and the parents who support these kids in such a demanding sport.
This weekend is going to be a blast!

District Information

Posted: October 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

This Saturday is the boy’s & girl’s class 2 district cross country meet which is to be held at Southwest high school in Washburn, MO.  The team bus will leave from Strafford at 8:00 am sharp and should arrive in Washburn around 9:30.  Washburn is south of Cassville on 37 highway about 12 miles.  You will need to budget plenty of time to get there and for parking and some walking to the meet site, which is at the high school.

Here is the race schedule for the day:

9:30 Coaches Meeting

10:00 Class 1 Girls

10:45 Class 2 Girls

11:30 Class 1 Boys

12:15 Class 2 Boys

Awards after the conclusion of the meets. 15 medals and plaques for top two teams.  All runners on the top two teams move on to the state meet as well as anyone other runners in the top 15.

We are currently planning on eating Chinese buffet in Monett on the way home from the meet.  The team will cover the cost of dinner for all members of the team.  Parents and superfans are welcome to join us.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Duane Fabro

Strafford XC

Boys win MLC championship

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


Runners & Superfans,
The Strafford boy’s cross country team won the mid-lakes conference championship at the Ash Grove invitational tonight. Six boys received all conference honors with Shane Burns winning the conference and invitational individual championship. McKenzi Maples and Maya Fabro also received all conference medals on the girls side. The boys also took home first place team honors for the invitational as well.

Runners & Superfans,

Next Tuesday October 13th the cross country team will be attending the Ash Grove Invitational at Ash Grove High School.  Students will be released from class at 2:10 with the bus leaving at 2:30.  I have pasted the race schedule and award information below.  This race will also serve as the Mid-Lakes conference meet and should be a great course for our kids to run.  This will also be the last meet for the jr. high team and all uniforms are to be turned in before they leave to go home.  We will launder all the uniforms before we store them.  Should you have any questions; please let us know.


Duane Fabro


Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, October 13th
1.5 miles Junior High 7-8 Boys 4:00
Junior High 7-8 Girls 4:15
** may be run together if numbers allow

3.1 Varsity Girls 4:30
Varsity Boys 5:00
JV Boys and Girls 5:30

Medals: 10 each race Jr. High
15 each race Varsity boys and girls

Trophies: 1st Place in Varsity Divisions

The meet will be held on the Cross Country course near the Softball fields, just east of the Football Stadium