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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL-

ONE OF MISSOURI’S TOP GIRLS SENIOR’S-TO-BE HAS MADE HER COLLEGE DECISION…WAYNESVILLE’S NAUDIA EVANS ANNOUNCED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUNDAY THAT SHE’S MADE A VERBAL COMMITMENT TO DIVISION ONE GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY IN PHOENIX….THE 2020 KJEL-KFBD-KOZQ PLAYER OF THE YEAR WAS LURED TO TO GO WEST BY COACH MOLLIE MILLER, THE FORMER HEAD COACH AT DRURY..

 

IT’S MORE THAN THIRTEEN HUNDRED MILES BETWEEN WAYNESVILLE AND PHOENIX, AND NEARLY A TWENTY HOUR DRIVE, BUT NAUDIA IS MORE THAN COMFORTABLE IN CALLING THE DESERT HER FUTURE HOME ONCE HER HIGH SCHOOL DAYS CONCLUDE…

 

NAUDIA EVANS WAS A FIRST TEAM ALL OZARK CONFERENCE GIRLS SELECTION AS A JUNIOR, AND HAS SEVERAL AREA’S OF HER GAME THAT SHE’S LOOKING TO IMPROVE AS HER FINAL SEASON APPROACHES..

 

DRURY AND EVANSVILLE WERE TWO OTHER FINALISTS FOR HER CONSIDERATION…NAUDIA SAYS SECONDARY EDUCATION WILL LIKELY BE HER MAJOR, AND TWO OF HER FUTURE TEAMMATES AT GRAND CANYON WILL BE SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL’S MAKAIYA BROOKS
AND FORMER CARL JUNCTION ALL-STATER KATIE SCOTT WHO WILL TRANSFER THERE FROM DRURY…..

BASEBALL-

THE CARDINALS REMAIN IDLE DUE TO A COVID-19 OUTBREAK AMONG SOME OF THE PLAYERS AND TRAVELING PARTY…..THE 3-GAME SERIES IN MILWAUKEE THIS WEEKEND WAS WIPED OUT AND THE START OF THE DETROIT SERIES WAS ALSO POSTPONED.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 9 ROYALS 2

A CLOSE GAME IN THE MIDDLE INNINGS BECAME A RUNAWAY WHEN THE PALE HOSE EXPLODED FOR SEVEN IN THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH TO COMPLETE A THREE GAME SWEEP AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM….MANAGER MIKE MATHENY SAYS THE SHORTENED SEASON AND FIVE LOSSES IN THE LAST SIX GAMES, BRINGS ABOUT EVEN MORE URGENCY ..

 

 

ALEX GORDON’S SECOND INNING HOMER GAVE K.C. AN EARLY LEAD AND NICKY LOPEZ TIED THE GAME AT 2 WITH A FIFTH INNING DOUBLE BEFORE CHICAGO’S BIG INNING…THE ROYALS ARE IN CHICAGO TONIGHT TO FACE THE CUBS AT 7:15…

RACING-

FRIDAY’S PROGRAM AT THE LEBANON MIDWAY SPEEDWAY WAS WEATHERED OUT…
SATURDAY AT LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY, TYLER WALTON OF ODESSA WON THE 360 WINGED SPRINT FEATURE..AARON POE OF KNOB KNOSTER PREVAILED IN THE STREET STOCK FEATURE…MEXICO’S PARKER SMITH WAS THE WINNER IN THE PURE STOCK MAIN …. COLE CAMPBELL OF MEXICO TOOK FIRST IN THE B-MODIFIED FEATURE..
AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY, THE IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE WENT TO SPRINGFIELD’S JAMES THOMPSON..ART WESTBROOK OF AFTON, OKLAHOMA WON THE MINI LATE MODEL FEATURE..JUSTIN PEARISH OF CARTHAGE WON THE B-CLASS MIDWEST MODZ FEATURE…JEREMY LAHEY OF CLEVER DROVE TO VICTORY IN THE MIDWEST MODZ A-CLASS FEATURE, KYLE PURVIS OF STRAFFORD WON THE PURE STOCK FEATURE, WESLEY LONG OF GREENFIELD WAS FIRST IN THE B-MOD FEATURE, AND JOPLIN’S GRAYSON COX PREVAILED IN THE LEGENDS FEATURE..
AT THE LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY AT WHEATLAND, DARREN FUQUA OF MAYETTA, KANSAS CAPTURED THE MODIFIED FEATURE, TOBY OTT OF WHEATLAND PICKED UP THE FEATURE WIN IN THE STREET STOCK DIVISION, JOHNNY FENNEWALD OF APPLETON CITY WAS FIRST IN THE LATE MODEL FEATURE, SPRINGFIELD’S J.C. MORTON DROVE TO VICTORY IN THE B-MOD FEATURE AND JEREMY TURNER OF ST. JOSEPH PICKED UP THE FEATURE VICTORY IN THE VINTAGE CLASS…

BRAD KESELOWSKI WON SUNDAY’S NASCAR EVENT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE…

NHL-

COLORADO 2 ST. LOUIS 1

NAZEM KADRI’S POWER PLAY GOAL WITH ONE SECOND LEFT IN REGULATION GAVE THE AVALANCHE A COMEBACK VICTORY IN EDMONTON….AFTER DAVID PERRON’S FIRST PERIOD GOAL PUT THE DEFENDING STANLEY CUP CHAMPS AHEAD, COLORADO DIDN’T ALLOW ANOTHER GOAL..

 

COLORADO TIED IT UP ON AN EVEN STRENGTH GOAL BY RYAN GRAVES IN THE THIRD..NEXT GAME FOR THE BLUES WILL BE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN EDMONTON AGAINST LAS VEGAS..


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