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KFBD Sports For Thursday August 26

WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SEASON STARTING ON FRIDAY, THERE ARE SEVERAL TOURNAMENTS THAT WILL FIRE OFF THE SEASON IN SOCCER, SOFTBALL, AND BASEBALL…

ON THE SOCCER PITCH, DIXON HEADS WEST TO LEBANON FOR THE LEBANON SOCCER TOURNAMENT….
LAQUEY AND RICHLAND WILL BOTH FACE COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN ON SATURDAY IN A BONUS DAY EVENT….THAT’S 3 TEAMS COMING TOGETHER TO PLAY A ROUND ROBIN FORMAT, NOT NECESSARILY CONSIDERED A TOURNAMENT WITH NO HARDWARE HANDED OUT…..

A COUPLE OF BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS OPEN THE SEASON FOR SOME FRISCO LEAGUERS….
IBERIA AND PLATO ARE AT THE NEWBURG TOURNAMENT TOMORROW AND SATURDAY….DIXON IS INVOLVED IN THE CONWAY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY………..
STOUTLAND IS PLAYING A BONUS DAY ON SATURDAY AT VIENNA..THE LINN WILDCATS ALSO JOIN THE MIX….

THIS IS NOT A TOURNAMENT, BUT RATHER A SHOWCASE OF FALL BASEBALL……
6 TEAMS WILL INVADE THE US BASEBALL PARK IN OZARK, HOME OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, FOR THE JOSH SHOWCASE TO OPEN THE SEASON AND ONE OF THOSE IS A FRISCO LEAGUER…

THE LICKING WILDCATS WILL JOIN UP WITH CRANE, COOTER, ELLINGTON, PURDY AND SILO OKLAHOMA WITH GAMES STARTING ABOUT 1:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON…..
LICKING MEETS SILO OKLAHOMA AT 3:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THEN COMES BACK ON SATURDAY AND PLAYS A DOUBLE HEADER GOING BACK TO BACK AGAINST ELLINGTON AT 2 AND CRANE AT 4…..
LICKING, ELLINGTON, PURDY AND SILO OKLAHOMA ALL HAVE 3 GAMES DURING THE 2 DAYS…CRANE AND COOTER PLAY TWO…..

A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY HAS A PAIR OF LOCAL LADY TIGER TEAMS AT MARION C. EARLY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI….THE WAYNESVILLE LADY TIGERS AND STOUTLAND LADY TIGERS WILL HEAD TO MORRISVILLE…..
SATURDAY, THE IBERIA LADY RANGERS PLAY IN THE ONE DAY MARSHALL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT….

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THERE ARE SOME VOLLEYBALL JAMBOREE’S SET FOR TODAY BUT THEY DO NOT INVOLVE ANY FROM THE O.C. OR THE FRISCO LEAGUERS AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN CABOOL, GALENA, JASPER, MT. VERNON, SPARTA AND STOCKTON..

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COVID QUARENTINES HAVE TAKEN AN OZARK CONFERENCE FOOTBALL GAME OFF THE TABLE ON OPENING DAY, BUT APPARENTLY ONE OF THE TWO TEAMS WAS ABLE TO PICK UP FRIDAY OPPONENT, BUT IT WILL NOT BE A CONFERENCE GAME…..
THERE ARE 10 TEAMS IN THE OZARK FOOTBALL CONFERENCE, AND EACH OF THE 9 WEEKS OF THE SEASON, TEAMS ARE SQUARED OFF AGAINST EACH OTHER AND ALL ARE CONFERENCE MATCH UPS….
NOT THIS FRIDAY FOR GLENDALE AND WEST PLAINS….
GLENDALE IS QUARENTINED AND WILL NOT MAKE THE TRIP TO WEST PLAINS..
INSTEAD, GLENDALE IS NOW SCHEDULED TO OPEN AT ROLLA ON SEPT. 3RD…
WEST PLAINS HOWEVER WILL PLAY A GAME TOMORROW….
NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, TAMMY MILLER WITH THE HELP OF SOME OTHER ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS AND THE QB CLUB WERE ABLE TO SECURE A GAME WITH CENTER HILL, FROM MISSISSIPPI….IT WILL BE IN WEST PLAINS, AND THE ZIZZERS ARE ALL FIRED UP THEY GET THE CHANCE TO PLAY…..

STILL A GO FOR FRIDAY IN THE O.C, AT LEAST AS OF THIS MORNING…..
THE PARKVIEW VIKINGS AT WAYNESVILLE….IT’S ON 102.3 FM…..6:45 IS THE PRE GAME…WE VISIT WITH COACH JOE HAYNES TOMORROW…..
ROLLA’S AT BOLIVAR….
KICKAPOO AT CAMDENTON..
HILLCREST COMES TO LEBANON..

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YESTERDAY, A REPORT OF THE SALEM TIGER FOOTBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS BEING QUARENTINED DUE TO COVID INFECTIONS WHICH ARE STILL RE-SCHEUDLING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS FOR A 2ND YEAR….

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US TENNIS OPEN

It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all sat out the same Grand Slam tennis tournament. That changes next week, when the U.S. Open will start at Flushing Meadows without any member of that distinguished and dominant trio. Williams, whose 40th birthday is in September, withdrew Wednesday, joining Federer, who turned 40 this month, and Nadal, who is 35, on the sideline because of injuries. Williams’ older sister, 41-year-old Venus, also pulled out of the field Wednesday.

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STL

MIKE SHANNON AND JOHN ROONEY HAVE OUR CARDINAL UPDATE FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS….

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SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS

Springdale, AR – The Springfield Cardinals evened the series with a 5-3 win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in game two of the set at Arvest Ballpark on Wednesday night IN SPRINGDALE….AFTER GETTING HAMMERED 18-1 THE DAY BEFORE, AND LIMITED TO JUST 6 HITS, THE SPRINGBIRDS STROKED OUT 13 HITS IN THIS ONE…..

RHP Michael Brettell dealt a season-high 6.0 innings with just one run on three hits, no walks and six strikeouts in his second start of the season AND PICKS UP THE WIN…….RHP Freddy Pacheco slammed the door with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief, including an inning ending strikeout to strand the bases loaded in the 8th.
1B Chandler Redmond went 2×5 with a two-run blast in the 7th and a double, hitting safely in 11 of his first 13 Double-A games… 2B Nick Dunn started the scoring with a solo home run in the 1st…LF Irving Lopez went 3×4 with an RBI… CF David Vinsky went 2×4 with an RBI…

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ROYALS

Alex Bregman had two hits and an RBI in his first action in more than two months, and he scored the winning run in the 10th inning on a groundout by Jake Meyers to lift the Houston Astros to a 6-5 win Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.


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