SOCCER DISTRICTS CONTINUED AND SOME FINALS ARE SET…
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT AT LAQUEY, THE TOP SEEDED HORNETS AND 2ND SEED DIXON WILL TANGLE FOR THE TITLE TODAY AFTER POSTING WINS YESTERDAY…
LAQUEY FACED 4TH SEED IBERIA AND ELIMINATED THE RANGERS WITH A 7-0 SHUT OUT….
DIXON ALSO WON, BUT THEIRS WAS A LOT CLOSER WITH 3RD SEED CROCKER GIVING THE BULLDOGS ALL THEY COULD HANDLE BUT WHEN THE FINAL WHISTLE BLEW, DIXON HELD ONTO A 3-2 VICTORY…
THE HORNETS AND BULLDOGS AT 4 THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE RIGHT TO MOVE ONTO THE QUARTER FINALS ON NOV. 13TH…..
DIXON HAS KNOCKED OFF LAQUEY 2 TIMES THIS SEASON…THEY UPSET THE HORNETS 3-1 IN THE FRISCO LEAGUE TOURNAMENT, THEY TOOK THE HORNETS 3-4 IN OVERTIME IN THE REGULAR SEASON TILT…..
THE BULLDOGS ARE 10-7, LAQUEY IS 8-13-1…..
THE DISTRICT WINNER AT LAQUEY MEETS THE DISTRICT 6 WINNER…COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN AND FAIR GROVE ARE PLAYING FOR THAT TITLE TOMORROW IN JOPLIN..
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 6 AT BOLIVAR, AND THE LIBERATOR’S, THE OZARK CONFERENCE’S NEWEST MEMBER IS PLAYING FOR A DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TOMORROW AFTER A 3-1 SEMI FINAL WIN OVER WEBB CITY LAST NIGHT…
BOLIVAR GETS TOP SEED NEOSHO AT 5:30 THURSDAY AFTER NEOSHO BLANKED WILLARD 8-0…
CLASS 4, DISTRICT 5 AT CARTHAGE, WHERE THE WAYNESVILLE TIGERS WERE ELIMINATED BY KICKAPOO, AND THE CHIEFS CONTINUED THEIR WINNING WAYS WITH A 4-1 VICTORY OVER JOPLIN…..CARTHAGE, THE 6TH SEED WAS EITHER SANDBAGGING AT THE DISTRICT SEEDING MEETING, OR IS PLAYING THEIR BEST SOCCER OF THE SEASON…AFTER UPSETTING 3RD SEED OZARK LAST SATURDAY, CARTHAGE GOT BY 2ND SEED NIXA 2-1 TO MOVE TO THE FINALS AGAINST KICKAPOO TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6, AND WILL PLAY AT HOME..
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 IN JEFF CITY WILL SEE ROCKWOOD SUMMITT AND CAPITAL CITY IN THE FINALS TODAY AT…..THAT’S THE DISTRICT ROLLA AND CAMDENTON WERE ELIMINATED….
CLASS 3 DISTRICT 5 AT GLENDALE, THE FALCONS MEET SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC IN THE DISTRICT FINAL THIS EVENING AT 6…..
CROSS COUNTRY STATE IS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE GANS CREEK CROSS COUNTRY COURSE IN COLUMBIA….
DISTRICTS QUALIFIERS FROM LAST SATURDAY RUN THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH THE LARGE SCHOOLS RUNNING ON FRIDAY…
WAYNESVILLE’S ALAJANDRO MALAVE (MAH-LAY-VAH) QUALIFIED OUT OF DISTRICTS AT BOLIVAR, WILL RUN IN THE CLASS 5 BOYS RACE AT 11:15 FRIDAY MORNING….
CLASS 5 GIRLS GO AT 12 NOON..
THE EARLY RACES HAVE CLASS 4 BOYS AT 9, GIRLS AT 9:45…..
CLASSES 1, 2, AND 3 RUN SATURDAY….
PLATO’S DAVID HELD, A DISTRICT CHAMP AT CLEVER LAST SATURDAY WILL JOIN FRISCO LEAGUERS BRADLEY SHAW AND ARRON FRANKLIN OF STOUTLAND IN THE CLASS 1 BOYS RACE AT 9AM SATURDAY……
THE CLASS 1 GIRLS RACE RUNS AT 9:45 AND BETHANY KINCADE OF STOUTLAND WILL RUN IN THAT STATE RACE….
THE CLASS 2 STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET FOR THE BOYS STARTS AT 11:15..
JARRETT HUFF OF LICKING AND TEAMMATE LEVI STOUT WILL COMPETE….
CLASS 2 GIRLS GET THE 12 NOON START ON SATURDAY AND CASEY RICHARDS OF LICKING IS ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS…..
CLASS 3 BOYS RUN AT 1:30, GIRLS AT 2:15 AND THAT WILL WRAP UP ANOTHER FALL SPORT…
THE SAME VENU’S THAT HOSTED THE MSHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST YEAR WILL BE THE SAME SITES THIS SCHOOL YEAR, WITH GOLF AN EXCEPTION……
GIRLS GOLF WAS THE SAME THIS FALL BUT BOYS GOLF ADDED ANOTHER CLASS AND NOW WILL HAVE 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, SO THEY’VE ADDED ANOTHER COURSE THIS SPRING…
Class 1 – Fremont Hills CC, Nixa
Class 2 – Silo Ridge GC, Bolivar
Class 3 – Crown Pointe GC, Farmington
Class 4 – Twin Hills GC, Joplin
Class 5 – Sedalia CC, Sedalia
THE REC-PLEX IN ST. PETERS WILL HAVE THE BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS…THE BOYS ARE THE 11TH AND 12TH OF THIS MONTH…
THE SHOW ME CENTER IN CAPE GIRARDEAU HOSTS THE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THEY START TOMORROW……
SOCCER TITLES, BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS WILL BE HELD AT THE WORLDWIDE TECHNOLOGY PARK IN FENTON IN THE FALL AND SPRING….
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, FROM 8 MAN TO CLASSES 1 THRU 6, KNOWN AS THE SHOW ME BOWL, WILL BE DETERMINED AT FAUROT FIELD IN COLUMBIA AT MEMORIAL STADIUM, HOME OF THE MIZZOU TIGERS..
THE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE AT THE MIZZOU ARENA IN COLUMBIA AGAIN THIS YEAR…
THE JQH ARENA AND HAMMONS STUDENT CENTER IN SPRINGFIELD WILL HOST THE BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS…..
TRACK AND FIELD RETURN TO THE DENNIS AND ROBERTA LICKLIDER TRACK COMPLEX AT ADKINS STADIUM IN JEFF CITY…
BASEBALL IS BACK AT THE US BASEBALL PARK IN OZARK….
THE COOPER COMPLEX IN SPRINGFIELD HAS THE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS..
The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions for the first time since 1995. The Braves won the 2021 World Series on Tuesday, defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 (box score) in Game 6 to take the series, 4-2. The Braves, who won the title at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, were paced by an offensive onslaught and a gem from left-hander Max Fried in the title-clinching win.
Atlanta jumped out to a sizable lead thanks to two multi-run home runs early in the game. Jorge Soler delivered a massive three-run blast in the third inning to put Atlanta up early. Statcast had Soler’s home run traveling 446 feet with an exit velocity of 109.6 mph.
Soler, who was named World Series MVP, entered the game having homered twice as part of a 5 to 17 start to the Fall Classic. In Game 6, he hit the loudest homer of the postseason:
Then, in the fifth, the Braves plated a pair of runs on a Dansby Swanson homer. Swanson’s wasn’t quite as impressive as Soler’s, but it did have an exit velocity of 108.8 mph and it carried some 411 feet.
The title also means Joc Pederson gets another World Series ring. Pederson won the World Series with the Dodgers last season, and now he has another championship with the Braves. He is only the ninth player in MLB history to win the World Series in back-to-back years with two different teams (among players who actually played in the World Series).
The Chiefs got back to .500 on Monday night with their 20-17 win over the New York Giants, but it’s not fair to say they got “back on track.” There are still major questions that need to be answered about this contender on both sides of the ball, but the defense has been the major concern. The Chiefs currently have the fourth-worst defense in the league when it comes to average yards of offense allowed per game (391.5 yards), so they sent over a sixth-round pick to the Steelers for pass-rusher Melvin Ingram. The veteran was looking for a change of scenery, which made him a winner in this, but the Chiefs are also winners. They have recorded the second-fewest sacks this season (11), and this trade also should allow Chris Jones to move inside for good. Ingram is not going to solve all the problems the Chiefs have, but he should provide some help for a pass-rush that needs it.