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KFBD Sports For Wednesday August 11

WE’RE CHECKING INTO COACHING CHANGES AROUND THE FRISCO LEAGUE AS WE HEAD TOWARD THE START OF THE 2021-22 FALL SPORTS SEASON, WHICH STARTS ON THE 27TH….

TODAY, WE HEAD OVER TO DIXON AND THERE ARE SOME CHANGES AT THE VARSITY COACHING LEVEL, BUT NOT TOO MANY….DIXON WILL HAVE A NEW GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH, NEW BASEBALL COACH, AND A NEW VOLLEYBALL COACH FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, WITH ONE OF THE SPRING SPORTS, STILL NOT HAVING A COACH HIRED….

LOGAN RAY REMAINS THE DIXON ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, AND WILL CONTINUE AS THE BOYS BASKETBALL COACH…
SOLOMON WIDER, A DIXON ALUM WILL TAKE OVER THE FALL AND SPRING HEAD BASEBALL COACHING DUTIES FROM LONG TIME SKIPPER ALEX SHELTON….WIDER WAS ONE OF SHELTON’S OUTSTANDING PLAYERS….
RON BODKINS CONTINUES AS THE BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER COACH IN THE FALL AND SPRING…
JIM BROWN IS BACK AS THE BULLDOG CROSS COUNTRY COACH…
THE NEW COACH FOR THE LADY BULLDOG VOLLEYBALL SQUAD THIS FALL IS MATT KAMPRETH…
TED FISHER HAS THE DIXON BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF TEAMS AGAIN THIS YEAR…
MIKE FLAUGHER IS BACK WITH THE LADY BULLDOG SOFTBALL TEAM….
ALSO RETURNING TO THE COACHING RANKS AT DIXON IS SCOTT BALLARD WHO WILL TAKE OVER THE GIRLS BASKETBALL PROGRAM THIS WINTER….
A SPRING TRACK AND FIELD HEAD COACH HAS NOT BEEN HIRED…

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DESPITE THE START OF FALL PRACTICE 2 DAYS AGO, AND STUDENT ATHLETES NEEDING PHYSICALS ON FILE BEFORE THEY CAN BEGIN PRACTICE,
COMC IS STILL OFFERING FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS THROUGH THE MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC THAT IS PARKED AT PLATO SCHOOL UNTIL TOMORROW FROM 9:00 TO 4:00 EACH DAY…. TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL COMC 573-286-7001 AND STATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL.
THIS WOULD BE ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL OR JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS WHO NEED PHYSICALS….THEIR PRACTICE SEASON DOES NOT START UNTIL THIS COMING MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH….

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THE WSR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE IS GEARING UP FOR A TRIP TO SPRINGFIELD TO SEE THE DOUBLE “A” CARDINALS AUGUST 22ND AGAINST THE WICHITA WIND SURGE….CURRENTLY, PLAYERS ARE SELLING TICKETS FOR $14 DOLLARS, OR TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT WAYNESVILLE CITY HALL…..
THE 2 TEAMS THAT SELL THE MOST TICKETS WILL GET TO GO ON THE FIELD AS A TEAM, AND THE TEAM THAT SELLS THE MOST WILL GET A PIZZA PARTY, COMPLIMENTS ON WSR YOUTH SPORTS..
THAT GAME IS ALSO HIGHLAND DAIRY DAY AND ALL KIDS GET FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES BEFORE THE FIRST PITCH, AND KIDS ALSO GET TO RUN THE BASES AFTER THE GAME….FIRST PITCH THAT SUNDAY IS SCHEUDLED FOR 5:05……..
ALL MONEY FROM THIS FUNDRAISER WILL GO TOWARDS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL EQUIPTMENT……

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The Missouri and Illinois mens’ basketball teams will play a mid-week version of Braggin’ Rights this year as the game returns to the Enterprise Center. This year’s game will be played Dec. 22, a Wednesday. It is played the Saturday before Christmas when possible, but the range of potential dates is narrow because of the end of college semesters, the start of Christmas breaks and the Big Ten’s early start to conference play.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a number of new faces along the offensive line heading into the 2021 season. One not-so-new, but returning face is lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Chiefs are excited to bring him back into the fold, there has been a bump — or break — in the road. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 30-year-old is expected to be out 4-6 weeks after recently breaking a bone in his hand during practice.

The good news for Duvernay-Tardif and the Chiefs, per Rapoport, is that no surgery is necessary, which leaves the possibility open to be back ready to play by the Week 1 opener.

Duvernay-Tardif is entering his seventh season in the NFL, all of which have been with the Chiefs.

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THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS STARTED THE 6 GAME ROAD TRIP THRU PITTSBURG AND KANSAS CITY ON THE RIGHT FOOT….

CARDS DIDN’T GET ANY HELP FROM THE CUBS…MILWAUKEE SWEPT A DOUBLE HEADER AT WRIGLEY FIELD GIVING THE CUBS THEIR 5TH AND 6TH STRAIGHT LOSSES AND WITH THE 2 WINS, MILWAUKEE IS 11 UP ON 3RD PLACE ST. LOUIS, BUT THE CARDS DID GAIN A GAME ON 2ND PLACE CINCINATTI…

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3 SPRINGFIELD CARDINAL right handed pitchers, Andre Pallante, Cory Thompson and Grant Black combined to blank the Arkansas Travelers 9-0 in the series opener at Dickey-Stephens Park on Tuesday night.
Pallante gets the win….he went 6 scoreless innings of one hit ball, fanned 4 and walked 2….
RHP Andre Pallante shut down the Travs through 6.0 one-hit, scoreless innings, striking out four and walking only two….. Right Fielder Matt Koperniak made his Double-A debut with a 2 for 4 night, including an RBI double in his first at-bat… 2B Nick Dunn went 2 for 5 with an RBI… 1B Brendan Donovan went 2×5 with two RBIs… SS Delvin Perez went 2×4 with two runs scored…

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ROYALS

Salvador Perez homered twice to set a career high with 29 this season, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 8-4 on Tuesday night. Perez put the Royals ahead with a two-run blast in the first inning estimated at 418 feet, and he tied the game at 4 leading off the sixth. It was the fourth multihomer game this season and 10th of his career for Perez, who marked the 10th anniversary of his major-league debut.

 


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