THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC DIDN’T STOP THE CLASS 1 SEMI-FINALS IN SPRINGFIELD, BUT IT RE-ARRANGED THE PLANS FOR THE FANS…..
FIRST OFF, BEFORE WE GET TO THE GAMES FROM THURSDAY’S OPENING ROUND, A STATEMENT FROM THE MO. STATE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, KNOWN AS MEE-SHA, THE GOVERNING BODY OF PREP ATHLETICS IN THE SHOW ME STATE…..

Upon the recommendation from the Green County Director of Public Health
and in consultation with Missouri State University, the Missouri State High School Activities
Association (MSHSAA) will be making adjustments to the access allowed at this weekend’s
Show-Me Showdown.

With a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state and concern for the safety of all who will be
working and attending the Show-Me Showdown, each school will be given 150 wristbands to
distribute to its fans base. Only fans that have been given a wristband will be allowed in the
arena. The distribution of the wristbands will be the responsibility of the school. Only essential
school personnel will be allowed access to the arena as well. Any tickets previously purchased
are now void. The MSHSAA Office will work with the participating schools on any
reimbursements that need to be made.

In addition to the limit on spectators, other elements involved with the Show-Me Showdown
have been canceled. All entertainment groups and recognitions have been canceled. There
will also be no third-place games played, only the semifinals and championship games.
All games from this weekend will be streamed at www.MSHSAA.tv.

Working media members with previously approved credentials will have access to the games.

WE AT THE SOURCE, HAVE APPROVED CREDENTIALS, AND PLAN ON BRINGING YOU THE LICKING-MACON CLASS GIRLS SEMI-FINAL THIS MORNING AT 11 AM, ON 97.9 FM….
OTHER ALTERATIONS FROM MSHSAA COMING UP..

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NOW TO YESTERDAY’S GAMES IN CLASS 1…
SOUTH NODAWAY DEFEATED SOUTH IRON 43-34 IN ONE OF THE GIRLS SEMI FINALS..
WALNUT GROVE MOVED TO THE FINALS WITH THEIR 52-47 VICTORY OVER COMMUNITY…
THE LADY TIGERS OF WALNUT GROVE GET SOUTH NODAWAY THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:40 FOR THE GIRLS TITLE AT THE JQH ARENA…
THE 3RD PLACE GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED, SO SOUTH IRON AND COMMUNITY SHARE 3RD.

ON THE BOYS SIDE..
THE DORA FALCONS, WHO KNOCKED OFF THE ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM IN CLASS 1 IN THE SECTIONAL ROUND MOVED TO THE FINALS WITH AN 82-66 WIN OVER JEFFERSON CONCEPTION, WHO’S SHARING THE SEASON WITH SOUTH NODAWAY….
THE OTHER SEMI WAS THE TALE OF THE TALL BOYS….THE ST. ELIZABETH HORNETS POURED THE PASSES INSIDE AND LET THEIR BIG MEN, 6-6 SENIOR ROSS STRUMPH, AND 6-5 SR. BRADY HECKEMEYER GET THEM A TICKET TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP, AND THEY DID….STRUMPH ENDED WITH 26, 15 COMING IN THE FIRST HALF TO GO ALONG WITH 10 REBOUNDS….HECKEMEYER ADDED 10 POINTS AND 8 BOARDS, WHICH HELPED THE HORNETS SCORING 48 POINTS IN THE PAINT AND THEY TOOK OUT GOLDEN CITY 67-58….
ST. E GETS DORA FOR THE FINALS TODAY AT 4:30….

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CLASS 2, MINUS THE LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED TO TIP THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:40 AT HAMMONS STUDENT CENTER WITH THE GIRLS SEMI FINALS….ORAN AND EAST BUCHANAN PLAY THE FIRST, TIPTON AND BLUE EYE MEET AT 4:30…
THE BOYS FROM ORAN TAKE ON SKYLINE AT 6:20, FOLLOWED BY HARTVILLE AND MILAN AT 8:10…

CLASS 3 TODAY STARTS AT 11 AT THE JQH AND FEATURES A RETURN TRIP TO THE DANCE FOR THE LADY WILDCATS OF LICKING…LAST YEAR, THE LADY CATS DANCED WITH LUTHERAN NORTH AND TRENTON AND LOST BOTH GAMES….