THE 2021-2022 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON TIPS OFF IN 2 DAYS, THIS FRIDAY….
3 FRISCO LEAGUE SCHOOLS WILL GET IN BOTH A BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY GAME ON THE SAME NIGHT WITH A TRIO OF DOUBLE DIPS, 2 OPENING AT HOME….
LINN ROLLS INTO IBERIA AND HALFWAY’S AT STOUTLAND FOR BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY DOUBLE HEADERS…….. CROCKER WILL GO TO TUSCUMBIA FOR A BATTLE OF THE LIONS AND LADY LIONS…….
ALSO FRIDAY, THE DIXON LADY BULLDOGS WILL BE AT BELLE, THE NEWBURG LADY WOLVES HEAD TO RUSSELLVILLE…
THE DIXON BULLDOGS WILL HOST SALEM AND RICHLAND’S AT VIENNA…..
THE NEWBURG BOYS PLAY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE BSN SHOOTOUT IN ROLLA………..
AS A MATTER OF FACT, 3 FRISCO LEAGUE TEAMS WILL BE IN ROLLA AT THE BEST SUPPLY NETWORK SHOOTOUT………..THE NEWBURG BOYS WILL MEET THE ROLLA JV BULLDOGS AT 5:30 ON FRIDAY…
THE CROCKER LADY LIONS AND NEWBURG LADY WOLVES HAVE GAMES ON SATURDAY AT THE SHOOTOUT….
THE CROCKER LADY LIONS TIP AT 12:30 ON SATURDAY AND FACE THE BUNKER LADY EAGLES…THE NEWBURG LADY WOLVES WILL MEET COLUMBIA BATTLE IN THE LAST GAME OF THE SHOOTOUT AT 7:30 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT…..
THE TIPTON LADY CARDINALS, ST. FRANCIS BORGIA, OSAGE LADY INDIANS, BOTH CAPITAL CITY CAVALIER TEAMS, BOTH BUNKER TEAMS, MACKS CREEK, PACIFIC, THE ST. JAMES AND BLUE EYE GIRLS, PARKVIEW VIKINGS AND THE TROY-BUCHANAN TROJANS ALL PARTICIPATE IN THE BEST SUPPLY NETWORK SHOOTOUT AT ROLLA WHERE THEY’LL NEED 2 COURTS TO GET THIS ALL DONE, THE MAIN GYM, AND PRACTICE GYM…
SEVERL OF THE SCHOOLS WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR JV TEAMS IN ACTION…..
THE FRISCO LEAGUE’S TOP 2 SEEDS IN THE UPCOMING TOURNAMENT, THE DIXON BULLDOGS AND LADY WILDCATS OF LICKING SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE…ESPECIALLY LICKING…..
THE TOP SEED ON THE GIRLS SIDE IS A PERRENIAL NO. 1….THE LADY WILDCATS HAVE BEEN THE NO. 1 SEED IN THIS TOURNAMENT IN 2014, 15, 17, 18, 19, 2020, LAST YEAR IN 21, AND NOW AGAIN IN THE 2021-22 SEASON…..WITH THAT MANY NO. 1 SEEDS, THERE HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEW CHAMPIONSHIPS…
LICKING WON IT ALL IN 2017, 18, 19, AND 20, AND TOOK 2ND LAST YEAR, AND IN BOTH THE 14, AND 15 SEASONS.
SO LICKING COMES IN HAVING WON 4 OF THE LAST 5, BUT ARE NOT THE DEFENDING CHAMPS…
RICHLAND POLISHED OFF THE LADY CATS LAST YEAR IN A DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE, 39-27…….
LICKING WAS WITHOUT ONE OF THEIR TOP PLAYERS, ANNA SULLINS DUE TO AN INJURY…..
COACH STEVE RISSLER AND HIS LADY CATS JUST KEEP RE-LOADING…..
THE DIXON BULLDOGS, DESPITE LOSING SEVERAL STARTERS FROM LAST YEARS TEAM, RETURN A TALENTED BUNCH WITH SOME YEARS OF VARSITY EXPERIANCE…C.J. THILTGEN, ONE OF THE LEAGUE’S BEST POST PLAYERS LED DIXON LAST YEAR IN MOST CATAGORIES, AND WAS A COACHES, AND MEDIA ALL DISTRICT FIRST TEAMER, AND AN ALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAMER AND K-JEL/KFBD ALL STAR….
DIXON TOOK 3RD LAST YEAR IN A BLOW OUT WIN OVER PLATO WHERE THEY FORCED 24 TURNOVERS AND HAD THE EAGLES SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS AS TO WHAT WENT WRONG..
BOTH TOP SEEDS WILL HAVE TARGETS ON THEIR BACK…..THE TOURNAMENT STARTS THE SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AT THE LAQUEY PHYSICAL EDUCATIONAL FACILITY….
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND 2 OZARK CONFERENCE SO-CHAMPS, LEBANON AND WEST PLAINS REMAIN….LEBANON HANDED WEST PLAINS THEIR ONLY CONFERENCE LOSS WHILE ROLLA HANDED LEBANON THEIRS, SO WITH 1 LOSS EACH, THE JACKETS AND ZIZZERS SHARE THE TITLE, AND SINCE THEY’RE IN DIFFERENT CLASSES, THEY WILL NOT MEET IN THE POST SEASON…..
LEBANON WILL HEAD TO WEBB CITY IN THE ROUND OF 8 AS THE CARDINALS HOST THE QUARTER’S THIS FRIDAY NIGHT…….THE GAME ON OUR AFFILIATE, 103.7……
THE REST OF CLASS 5, ROCKWOOD SUMMIT TRAVELS TO JACKSON FRIDAY NIGHT, WENTZVILLE HOLT HEADS EAST TO CHAMINADE IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY…
GRAIN VALLEY IS HOSTING FT. OSAGE, ALSO ON FRIDAY……
CLASS 4, THE OTHER OZARK CO-CONFERENCE CHAMP, THE WEST PLAINS ZIZZERS ARE ON THE ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO HANNIBAL ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO MEET THE PIRATES.
VASHON WILL HIT THE ROAD TO NORTH COUNTY FOR A SATURDAY AFTERNOON TILT IN BONN TERRE….. SMITHVILLE HEADS TO LINCOLN COLLEGE PREP IN K.C. FOR A FRIDAY NIGHT GAME…… ST. LOUIS COUNTRY DAY GOES TO ST. DOMINIC OF O’FALLON GOT S 2PM KICKOFF ON SATURDAY………
CLASS 3 HAS 3 FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES….ST. MARY’S OF ST. LOUIS GOES TO CENTRAL PARK HILLS IN THE FLAT RIVER AREA…..MEXICO HEADS TO SENECA, AND ST. PIUS OF KANSAS CITY VISITS PLEASANT HILL…
THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON GAME AT 1PM HAS OWENSVILLE AT CARDINAL RITTER…
CLASS 2 HAS 1 FRIDAY NIGHT TILT WHEN LIFT FOR LIFE ACADEMY OF ST. LOUIS HOSTS LUTHERAN ST. CHARLES AT CARDINAL RITTER….
PERENNIAL POWER LAMAR TRAVELS TO AVA SATURDAY FOR A 1PM KICKOFF..
LAFAYETTE COUNTY IS HOSTING BOWLING GREEN AND RICHMOND TRAVELS TO MARYVILLE, BOTH KICKOFF AT 1……
CLASS 1 AND IT’S ALL SATURDAY….
HAYTI HOSTS MONROE CITY AT 1PM…..FAYETTE GOES TO MARCELINE FOR A 1PM KICKOFF….PENNY TRAVELS TO EAST BUCHANAN AT 1, AND WINDSOR PLAYS AT THAYER AT 2PM.
IN CLASS 6, THEY’RE INTO THEIR SEMI FINALS WITH CHRISTIAN BROS. COLLEGE PREP HOSTING LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH, FRIDAY AT 7…
LIBERTY NORTH HEADS ACROSS THE STATE AND PLAYS TROY BUCHANAN AT 1:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON…..
THE CLASS 6 FINALS COME THE SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, NOV. 27TH AT 1PM AT FAROUT FIELD IN COLUMBIA…
8 MAN FOOTBALL HAS THEIR QUARTERS SET AND THEY’RE ALL COMING UP ON FRIDAY…..
DREXEL HOSTS ARCHIE AT 7….BISHOP LeBLOND IS HOME TO KING CITY AT 7….TARKIO TRAVELS TO WORTH COUNTY, ALSO AT 7PM…..NORTH SHELBY HOSTS ST. PAUL LUTHERAN, AND THAT’S A 6PM KICKOFF..
8 MAN HAS THEIR FINALS ON DEC. 2ND, A THURSDAY NIGHT IN COLUMBIA..
Friday, December 3, IT’S CLASSES 2, 4 AND 5 PLAYING THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES..
Saturday, December 4, CLASSES 1 AND 3 PLAY THEIRS…
ALL AT THE HOME OF THE MISSOURI TIGERS….
THE LAST PLACE TEAM IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE, THE ARIZONA COYOTES KNOCKED OFF THE ST. LOUIS BLUES 3-2….IT WAS ONLY THE 2ND TIME THIS SEASON ARIZONA HAS TASTED A VICTORY..
THEY HAVE 13 LOSSES AND A TIE, WHILE THE BLUES, A ONE TIME LEADER OF THE CENTRAL DIVSION HAVE NOW LOST 4 STRAIGHT AND HAVE DROPPED TO 4TH PLACE….
BARRETT HAYTON SCORED TWICE AND SCOTT WEDGEWOOD STOPPED 34 SHOTS FOR THE COYOTES…..JORDAN KYROU (KY-ROO) AND TOREY KRUG SCORED FOR THE BLUES….ST. LOUIS HOSTS SAN JOSE TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER…THE SHARKS ARE 8-6. THE BLUES 8-5….
The ST. .LOUIS Cardinals have welcomed a familiar face back to the fold.
The team announced the return of Skip Schumaker to the organization as its big league bench coach Monday, injecting another source of leadership behind newly minted manager Oliver Marmol — and one who has spent time playing in the big leagues.
The club also finalized its coaching staff for 2022. In a mostly unchanged group behind Marmol, Turner Ward was the lone addition alongside Schumaker, joining the Cardinals as their assistant hitting coach….
The rest remains unchanged: Mike Maddux (pitching coach), Jeff Albert (hitting coach), Stubby Clapp (first-base coach), Ron “Pop” Warner (third-base coach), Bryan Eversgerd (bullpen coach) and Willie McGee (outfield coordinator) will all return for 2022, as will pitching strategist Dusty Blake, run production coach Patrick Elkins, AND bullpen catcher/catching instructor Jamie Pogue…..
Major League Baseball is handing out its four major awards as voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) this week. On Monday, we found out the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year winners. Wednesday will be the Cy Young Awards and Thursday is the main event with the AL and NL MVP winners revealed. On Tuesday, the Manager of the Year winners were announced.
Two voters from each chapter in each respective league voted for a top three in a system that gives five points for a first-place vote, three points for second place and one point for third.
In the National League, Giants skipper Gabe Kapler won in blowout fashion. This is his first win and it comes in his fourth season, second with the Giants. They won a franchise record 107 games. Kapler got 28 of the 30 first-place votes, one second place vote and was left off one ballot entirely.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell finished second after leading them to 95 wins and their second division title in four year.
Former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt checks in at third on the strength of a late-season run to the second wild card, including a 17-game winning streak. He got a first-place vote, three second-place votes and 11 third-place votes.
In the American League, Rays manager Kevin Cash won his second-straight Manager of the Year. Cash led the club to 100 wins — a franchise record — with his Rays operating on a shoestring budget and continuing to turn the roster over quicker than any other team. He always adapts and runs the team with seeming ease. They took the top seed in a loaded AL despite having three other 90-plus wins in their division. Cash got 19 first-place votes, three second-place votes and five third-place votes.
This was the first time in AL history a manager took the honors two straight years.
The third edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night with Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State remaining as the top four teams for the second straight week. Not only that, the first seven teams in the top 25 were unchanged as all won games in a week that only saw one significant upset.
That came as Baylor knocked off previously unbeaten and eighth-ranked Oklahoma, a result that saw the Sooners fall five spots to No. 13, while the Bears moved up to two spots to No. 11.