HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-

THE PAUL DUDLEY MEMORIAL WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT, SPONSORED BY FIRST STATE COMMUNITY BANK CONCLUDED IN COLD AND WINDY CONDITIONS SATURDAY….THE NIXA EAGLES SWEPT THRU THE EVENT WITH 4 CONSECUTIVE WINS, INCLUDING SATURDAY’S 7-5 DECISION OVER VALLE CATHOLIC FROM STE. GENEVIEVE IN A MATCHUP OF TWO STATE RANKED BALLCLUBS…..7TH PLACE WENT TO NEOSHO WITH A 10-0 SHUTOUT OF UNION…..CAMDENTON EARNED THIRD WITH A 9-4 VICTORY AGAINST MARSHFIELD, GIVING THE LAKERS 20 VICTORIES ON THE SEASON….HOST LEBANON CAPTURED FIFTH WITH A PAIR OF FINAL INNING WINS ON SATURDAY; 2-1 AGAINST NEOSHO AND 5-4 OVER FATIMA. COACH ALEX WEATHERMON SAW HIS GROUP REBOUND AFTER A PAIR OF DEFEATS ON FRIDAY TO MARSHFIELD AND NIXA…

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IN BOTH GAMES SATURDAY, L.H.S. RALLIED IN THE FINAL AT-BAT TO WIN WITH HOYT HONEY DRIVING IN THE DECIDING RUNS IN EACH CONTEST……
LEBANON IS 15-7 AND WILL HOST THE 9TH RANKED TEAM IN CLASS FIVE, JEFFERSON CITY, TOMORROW AT 4:30 ON KBNN AM-750….

OTHER BASEBALL-

FRIDAY:

CONWAY 7 SPARTA 1

APPLETON CITY 6 WEAUBLEAU 3

SKYLINE 7 PLEASANT HOPE 1

BELLE 8 HERMANN 7

CROCKER 23 HUMANSVILLE 2

DIXON 17 RICHLAND 1

STOUTLAND 16 STOVER 0

FORDLAND 10 CABOOL 0

IBERIA 16 ST. JAMES 1

LICKING 12 SOUTHERN BOONE 2

SEYMOUR 17 BILLINGS 7

CLIMAX SPRINGS 5 MACKS CREEK 3

HARTVILLE 12 DORA 0

BLAIR OAKS 16 FULTON 3

PILOT GROVE 4 EUGENE 0

RUSSELLVILLE 9 SEDALIA SACRED HEART 1

SATURDAY:

MANSFIELD 7 BUFFALO 1

MANSFIELD 6 HALFWAY 1

ROGERSVILLE 14 CARTHAGE 0

COLE CAMP 2 LINCOLN 1

ELDON 11 HALLSVILLE 8

ELDON 13 NORTH CALLAWAY 3

LIBERTY 3 HARTVILLE 2

KIRKSVILLE 9 LICKING 3

MOUNTAIN GROVE 7 VAN BUREN 3

MOUNTAIN HOME, ARK. 8 WEST PLAINS 3

VIENNA 7 OSAGE 4

VERSAILLES 8 OSAGE 5

RUSSELLVILLE 13 HERMANN 1

ST. ELIZABETH 7 EUGENE 1

TIPTON 2 WINDSOR 1

WARSAW 9 VERSAILLES 8

WARSAW 13 VIENNA 3

GIRLS SOCCER-

BOLIVAR 2 LEBANON 1

CAMDENTON 7 FULTON 0

CAMDENTON 5 MARSHALL 0

LAQUEY 2 NEW COVENANT ACADEMY 0

MARSHFIELD 7 SIKESTON 0

MARSHFIELD 3 STOVER 1

STOVER 4 FAIR GROVE 0

WAYNESVILLE 7 RICHLAND 0

SOFTBALL-

SEYMOUR 12 AVA 2

COLE CAMP 7 SKYLINE 5

SKYLINE 16 WELLINGTON NAPOLEON 3

CROCKER 23 MACKS CREEK 6

DIAMOND 9 WARSAW 0

PLEASANE HOPE 18 HUMANSVILLE 2

BUNCETON 16 TIPTON 9

COLE CAMP 15 BUTLER 2

LICKING 13 CABOOL 1

MANSFIELD 14 LIBERTY 4

MOUNTAIN GROVE 7 PLATO 4

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL-

ALABAMA 10 MIZZOU 4

LEWIS 9 DRURY 4

ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD 14 MISSOURI S&T 9

EVANGEL 7 GRACELAND 6

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SUNDAY-

CARDINALS 7 SEATTLE 3

THE FINAL GAME OF THE WEEKEND WENT THE REDBIRDS WAY, WITH PAUL DEJONG RETURNING TO THE ACTIVE ROSTER AND COLLECTING THREE HITS INCLUDING A HOMER…..

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LARS NOOTBAAR LED OFF THE GAME WITH A ROUNDTRIPPER, AND NOLAN GORMAN SNAPPED A 3-3 TIE IN THE FOURTH WITH A THREE RUN SHOT….JACK FLAHERTY EARNED THE WIN WITH SIX INNINGS OF MOUND WORK…

 

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GIOVANNY GALLEGOS FINISHED UP…..ST. LOUIS CONTINUES THE WEST COAST ROADTRIP TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO..PRE-GAME WILL AIR AT 7:50 ON KJEL….

ANGELS 4 ROYALS 3

THE ‘HALOS USED THE LONG BALL IN THE SIXTH INNING WITH CONSECUTIVE HOMERS FROM TALYOR WARD, MIKE TROUT AND SHOHEI OHTANI TO EDGE K.C. AND TAKE TWO OF THREE IN ANAHEIM….K.C. SKIPPER MATT QUATRARO..

 

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M.J. MELENDEZ SOCKED A LEADOFF HOMER IN THE FIRST FOR THE ROYALS, AND VINNIE PASQUANTINO WENT DEEP IN THE SIXTH TO PROVIDE THE VISITORS WITH A BRIEF ONE RUN LEAD…BOBBY WITT, JUNIOR DRILLED A SOLO HOMER IN THE SEVENTH..THE ROYALS ARE 5-17 AND WILL PLAY IN ARIZONA TONIGHT AT 8:40….
(COURTESY MISSOURINET)

TEXAS LEAGUE SUNDAY-

MIDLAND 10 SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 3

NBA PLAYOFFS SUNDAY-

GOLDEN STATE 126 SACRAMENTO 125 (SERIES TIED 2-2)

NEW YORK KNICKS 102 CLEVELAND 93 (N.Y. LEADS 3-1)

BOSTON 129 ATLANTA 121 (CELTICS LEAD 3-1)

MINNESOTA 114 DENVER 108 (OT) (NUGGETS LEAD 3-1)

TONIGHT:

MILWAUKEE AT MIAMI

MEMPHIS AT L.A. LAKERS

NHL PLAYOFFS-

BOSTON 6 FLORIDA 2 (BRUINS LEAD 3-1)

CAROLINA 5 N.Y. ISLANDERS 2 (HURRICANES LEAD 3-1)

DALLAS 3 MINNESOTA 2 (TIED 2-2)

EDMONTON 5 L.A. 4 (OT) (TIED 2-2)

TONIGHT:

NEW JERSEY AT N.Y. RANGERS

TORONTO AT TAMPA BAY

LAS VEGAS AT WINNIPEG

COLORADO AT SEATTLE

RACING-

FRIDAY’S PROGRAM AT THE LEBANON MIDWAY SPEEDWAY WAS CANCELED…SATURDAY AT LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY AT WHEATLAND, MASON BECK OF URBANA WON THE STOCK CAR FEATURE…RYAN GILLMORE OF SPRINGFIELD DROVE TO VICTORY IN THE B-MOD FEATURE..THE LATE MODEL MAIN WENT TO NEVADA’S LARRY FERRIS…RYAN MIDDAUGH OF FULTON WAS FIRST IN THE MODIFIED FEATURE..61 CARS WERE ENTERED FOR COMPETITION AT LUCAS…..

AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY, AURORA’S ZEB KEEPER WON THE STOCK CAR FEATURE…TYLER PEARISH OF ORONOGO WAS FIRST IN THE MIDWEST MODZ B-CLASS FEATURE…THE LEGENDS MAIN WENT TO JOPLIN’S TRENTON SIMON…FAIR GROVE’S DUSTIN AKIN CAPTURED THE MINI STOCK FEATURE..JODY TILLMAN OF BRANSON PREVAILED IN THE PURE STOCK FEATURE..THE MIDWEST MOD A-CLASS FEATURE WENT TO SPRINGFIELD’S PETE RICHARDSON..JAMES THOMPSON OF SPRINGFIELD WAS FIRST IN THE B-MOD FEATURE..87 CARS CHECKED IN FOR RACING AT SPRINGFIELD….

AT ELDON, THE SEASON OPENER FOR THE LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY INCLUDED A WIN FOR TANNER KADE OF HERMITAGE IN THE MIDWEST MODS FEATURE…BRIAN BROWN OF PURDY WON THE SUPER STOCK FEATURE..FULTON’S TREVOR WILSON WAS FIRST IN THE PURE STOCK FEATURE..CHRIS SPALDING OF MONTGOMERY CITY DROVE TO VICTORY IN THE B-MOD MAIN…ALVIN COONEY OF MEXICO WON THE HORNET FEATURE..THE CAR COUNT WAS 73 AT LAKE OZARK….

KYLE BUSCH WON SUNDAY’S NASCAR EVENT IN DOUBLE OVERTIME AT TALLADEGA…JEB BURTON PREVAILED IN THE XFINITY RACE….

THE MISSOURI BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION HELD THE 2023 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY SATURDAY IN SPRINGFIELD…..THOSE RECOGNIZED INCLUDE FORMER HARTVILLE GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH MIKE PERCIVAL, FORMER HOUSTON GIRLS COACH BRENT KELL, AND HARTVILLE OFFICIAL ED DUGGER….MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS COACH BOB SUNDVOLD RECEIVED THE GARY FILBERT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD…

XFL SATURDAY-

ST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS 53 ORLANDO GUARDIANS 28

AJ MCCARRON WAS 28-OF-35 PASSING IN THE BATTLEHAWKS’ 53-28 WIN OVER THE ORLANDO GUARDIANS WITH 420 PASSING YARDS AND SIX TOUCHDOWN PASSES. HIS SIX TOUCHDOWN PASSES PUT HIM IN THE UPPER ECHELON OF XFL HISTORY. HE FINISHED 24 TOUCHDOWN PASSES THIS SEASON, SETTING THE RECORD FOR MOST IN A SINGLE SEASON IN A LEAGUE. HE BROKE TOMMY MADDOX’S RECORD SET IN 2001 FOR THE LA XTREME.

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THE WIN IMPROVED ST. LOUIS TO 7-3 ON THE SEASON, BUT SEATTLE ALSO WON THEIR FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON AND THE ST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS WERE ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON PLAY BY THE XFL’S FIFTH TIEBREAKER RULE…
(COURTESY MISSOURINET)

 

M.L.S. SOCCER-

NEW ENGLAND 2 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1

ST. LOUIS CITY 1 COLORADO RAPIDS 1