FALL PRACTICE HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED AROUND THE STATE……
WHILE MOST SPORTS TEAMS WILL DO TODAY WHAT THEY DID YESTERDAY, THE STOUTLAND TIGER BASEBALL TEAM HAS DIFFERENT STARTING TIMES ALMOST EVERYDAY THIS FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE.
YESTERDAY, THEY STARTED UNDER THE LIGHTS FROM 8-10 PM AT TIGER BASEBALL FIELD WELL AFTER THE SUN WENT DOWN…..
TODAY, IT WILL BE FROM 6-8 PM, THEN 5-7 TOMORROW, BEFORE RETURNING TO 6-8 PM FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…..
YESTERDAY, WE STARTED OUR RUNDOWN OF THE NEW AND RETURNING VARSITY HEAD COACHES FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE AREA’S MANY SPORTS TEAMS…..
WE STARTED HERE IN TIGER TOWN AND FOUND OUT ABOUT 2 NEW VARSITY HEAD COACHES AT WAYNESVILLE THIS UPCOMING YEAR IN VOLLEYBALL AND WRESTLING…
TODAY, A VISIT TO CROCKER AND FIND OUT THERE’S NEW BLOOD IN CROCKER TOO…
CROCKER WILL HAVE A NEW COACHES AND A LONG TIME COACH WITH ANOTHER SPORT ADDED TO HIS PLATE….
JIM SHOCKLEY REMAINS THE CROCKER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, GIRLS SOFTBALL COACH IN THE FALL, AND BOYS GOLF COACH IN THE SPRING….
CROCKER’S GIRLS GOLF COACH THIS FALL IS Trish Kelley…..
BRANDON SHEPHERD RETURNS AS THE BOYS FALL AND SPRING BASEBALL COACH….
AARON PROCTOR TAKES OVER THE CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM THIS FALL….
RYAN MARSHALL IS THE NEW BOYS SOCCER COACH FOR CROCKER….HE ALSO HAS SPRING GIRLS SOCCER…..
THE LIONS WILL HAVE A NEW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH WHO’S CERTAINLY NOT NEW TO COACHING..
JIM WALL, THE CROCKER TRACK COACH FOR YEARS, INCLUDING THIS UPCOMING SPRING WILL TAKE OVER THE BOYS BASKETBALL PROGRAM THIS WINTER……
RICH MUELLER RETURNS AS THE GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH AND THOSE ARE THE COACHES FOR THE 2021-22 SPORTS SEASON AT CROCKER…
NEW AD AT WEST PLAINS
ONE OF THE OZARK CONFERENCE RIVALS FOR THE WAYNESVILLE TIGERS, AND OTHERS IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS IS GETTING A NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, AFTER A LONG TIMER RETIRES..
GREG SIMPKINS HAS CALLED IT A CAREER AT WEST PLAINS AS THEIR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR..HE RETIRED AT THE END OF THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR AND THE ZIZZERS HAVE FINALLY FILLED THE POSITION WITH A FORMER ALUMNI, AND ROLLA COACH…
TAMMY MILLER, THE ROLLA VOLLEYBALL COACH IS HEADED BACK HOME AND IS THE NEW A.D. AT WEST PLAINS……BEFORE ROLLA, SHE SPENT 22 YEARS AT LOGAN ROGERSVILLE AND RACKED UP MANY AWARDS PLUS, 15 conference titles, 16 district crowns, seven Elite Eight appearances and eight Final Four berths. Rogersville won the 2018 Class 3 state championship and finished runner-up in 2000, 2008 and this past season.
Replacing Miller as Lady Bulldog volleyball head coach is Nick Zink, the team’s former assistant coach.
SITTING IN A HOT, NON AIR CONDITIONED TICKET TAKING BOOTH, OR AT A TABLE WITH A METAL BOX FULL OF CASH IN WAYNESVILLE, IS APPARENTLY A THING OF THE PAST FOR THE MANY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE’S WHO SOLD TICKETS TO THE FANS ENTERING THE FIELD, OR STADIUM TO WATCH A HIGH SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTING EVENT…
TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO WAYNESVILLE TIGER AND LADY TIGER SPORTING EVENTS FOR THIS UPCOMING 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR WILL REMAIN AS IT WAS LAST YEAR….
TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO THE FANS AT myschoolbucks.com AND NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SITES, AT LEAST AT THIS TIME, AND MIND YOU, WE’RE STILL 2 MONTHS AWAY FROM OUR FIRST MATCHES, OR GAMES OF THE SEASON…
THE TIGERS WILL HAVE 4 SPORTS THEY DO NOT CHARGE ADMISSION ON WHICH INCLUDES TENNIS, GOLF, SWIMMING, SINCE NO HOME MEETS ARE IN TOWN, AND CROSS COUNTRY….THE SPORTS THEY DO CHARGE TO SEE ARE OF COURSE ARE FOOTBALL, AND BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER, WRESTLING, AND THE 2 BIG TRACK MEETS THE TIGERS HOST….
TICKET SALES AT WAYNESVILLE FOR SPORTS WILL CONTINUE ON LINE FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR AT myschoolbucks.com
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) IS DOING THE SAME THING….THEY’VE
partnered with HomeTown Ticketing (HTT) to serve as the official digital ticketing partner.
Digital ticketing will be used for all state championship events, and is an option for all other
playoff contests, at the discretion of the host manager.
For the championship sites this fall, all ticket sales will be digital.
“By utilizing this technology at our championship sites,” said MSHSAA Executive Director Dr. Kerwin Urhahn, “we can have a
totally touchless experience at the gate for both our spectators and our workers. No money has
to be traded, no tickets have to be torn. This will add another layer of safety for everyone
attending the event.”
Currently, all venues hosting MSHSAA Championship events have admission limitations, except
for the final sites for Girls Golf and the outdoor portions of Girls Tennis. For team sports, the
digital ticket sales will be through the participating schools. For individual sports such as tennis,
golf, and cross country, spectators may purchase tickets from the MSHSAA website.
The University of Missouri has made a move to replace athletic director Jim Sterk, who announced in July he would step down, hiring Nevada-Las Vegas athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois to lead the Tigers. Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel was first to report the hiring. Missouri made the move official Sunday evening in a press release.
CARDS ARE TAKING ON THE LAST PLACE TEAM IN THEIR DIVISION AND WITH A GOOD SHOWING IN THE STEEL CITY, MAY GAIN SOME GROUND ON MILWAUKEE AS THEY’RE TAKING ON THE CUBS IN CHICAGO.
HERE’S KEVIN WHEELER….
THE DIVISON LEADING BREWERS ARE IN CHICAGO TAKING ON THE CUBS…MONDAY’S GAME WAS POSTPONED TO A DOUBLE HEADER TODAY…
THE SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS BEGIN A 6 GAME SERIES AT ARKANSAS TONIGHT…
THE SPRINGBIRDS ARE 20 GAMES UNDER 500 AT 32-52 WHILE ARKANAS IS 44-40 AND IN 3RD PLACE IN THE DOUBLE A CENTRAL NORTH DIVISION, 5 GAMES BEHIND DIVISION LEADER WITCHITA….
CARDS ARE 17 GAMES OUT AND IN THE CELLAR OF THE NORTH……
With their 8-6 win in 11 innings over the Royals on Monday night in Kansas City (box score), the New York Yankees became the first team in MLB history to blow four saves in one game and still win. With the unlikely victory, the Yankees have won nine of their past 11 and are 16-7 in the second half. They’re also now just two games behind the Red Sox for the second AL wild card spot.