SOCCER DISTRICTS CONTINUE TODAY IN SPRINGFIELD WITH THE CLASS 1, DISTRICT 6 SEMI FINALS….
TOP SEED NEW COVENANT WILL MEET COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN AT 2 THIS AFTERNOON, 2ND SEED LAQUEY TAKES ON FAIR GROVE AT 3:30 FOR THE RIGHT TO ADVANCE TO THE FINALS ON THURSDAY…
LAST NIGHT IN THAT DISTRICT, COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN ELIMIANTED RICHLAND WITH A 9-1 BLOW OUT…
2 OTHER FRISCO LEAGUE SOCCER TEAMS WERE ELIMINATED IN DISTRICT 5 CLASS 1 ACTION AT WESTPHALIA…
TOP SEED DIXON ENDS THE SEASON FOR IBERIA IN A 5-1 FINAL…
FATIMA HANDED CROCKER AN 8-1 LOSS SENDING THE LIONS HOME AND MOVING THE COMETS TO THE FINALS AGAINST DIXON TOMORROW AT 5…
THE SOCCER SEASON ENDED FOR WAYNESVILLE AT SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL….
BOTH SEMI FINALS WERE CLOSE…
TOP SEED OZARK SHUT OUT HOST CENTRAL 2-0…..
WAYNESVILLE LOST A 2-1 DECISION TO KICKAPOO….
THAT PUTS OZARK AND KICKAPOO IN A DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE ON WEDNESDAY…
……AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES IN SOCCER THIS YEAR……CLASS 3 AND 4 DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN BUMPED UP, AND A NEW SITE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IS IN SPRINGFIELD, NOT ST. LOUIS……
IN OTHER YEARS, CLASS 1 AND 2 SOCCER RAN THE WEEK BEFORE CLASSES 3 AND 4, BUT IN 2020, ALL DISTRICTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY NEXT WEEK WITH THE QUARTER FINAL ROUNDS IN THE TWO SMALL CLASSES ON TUESDAY, NOV. 10TH…..SECTIONAL ROUNDS IN THE TWO LARGER CLASSES WILL RUN ON SATURDAY NOV. 7TH, THEN THEIR QUARTERS ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY, THE 10TH….ALL SEMI FINALS WILL BE AT THE CAMPUS SITES FOR THOSE STILL PLAYING ON SATURDAY NOV. 14TH……THAT SHOULD PUT ALL 4 CLASSES ON A PATH TO THE COOPER COMPLEX IN SPRINGFIELD FOR THE 4 FINALS ON NOV. 21ST………THERE WILL BE NO THIRD PLACE GAMES CONTESTED IN 2020 ….
WITH A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FRESH ON THEIR PLATE, THE VIENNA LADY EAGLES HAVE PLACED 3 ON THE CLASS 1 ALL STATE SOFTBALL TEAM, AND NO 2ND TEAM MEMBERS FOR THE CHAMPS, THESE ARE ALL FIRST TEAMERS…
MARSI MESSERSMITH WAS NAMED ALL STATE PITCHER…
KARISSA FEELER WAS A FIRST TEAM INFIELDER, AND KADANCE GEORGE WAS A FIRST TEAM OUTFIELDER……
SOME OF THE PLAYERS ON TEAMS THE LADY EAGLES DEFEATED ON THEIR WAY TO THE TITLE ALSO MADE ALL STATE.
JENNA DAGGETT OF WEAUBLEAU WAS 1ST TEAM ALL STATE PITCHER..
CAYDEN STAPLETON OF SALISBURY WAS 1ST TEAM CATCHER..
KHLOE WYATT OF SALISBURY MADE FIRST TEAM INFEILD.
BRIANNA HAINES OF SALISBURY WAS 2ND TEAM OUTFIELD AND JAYDEN HOWARD OF SALISBURY WAS 2ND TEAM PITCHER.
ALSO, LEXUS HAGOOD OF NEELEYVILLE WAS 2ND TEAM CATCHER.
A COUPLE OF AREA AND REGIONAL PLAYERS MAKING ALL STATE INCLUDED KENALL MORRIS OF HALFWAY WHO NOTCHED A BERTH ON 2ND TEAM INFIELD, AND WALNUT GROVE’S LAUREN JOHNSON, SHE WAS 1ST TEAM CATCHER….
FAIR PLAY’S KYLER WELCH WAS 1ST TEAM AT LARGE….
THE FRISCO LEAGUE WILL TAKE TWO DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS TO STATE LATER THIS WEEK…
PLATO’S DAVID HELD WON THE CLASS 1 DISTRICT 5 RACE AT POM DeTERRE…
KACI RICHARDS OF LICKING WON THE CLASS 2, DISTRICT 2 GIRLS RACE AT POM DeTERRE LAST SATURDAY….
JOINING PLATO’S DAVID HELD AT STATE ARE TEAMMATE, WYATT COTREL AND ALSO FROM PLATO, KELSEY TODD RUNS IN THE CLASS 1 GIRLS STATE RACE…..STOUTLAND HAD 2 QUALIFY.
BETHANY KINCADE AND BRADLEY SHAW RUN IN THE CLASS 1 GIRLS AND BOYS RACES AT STATE…
IN CLASS 5, WAYENSVILLE’S Bryan O’Barr AND Alajandro Malave RUN AT STATE..
ALSO FOR THE LADY TIGERS, Tessa Scott QUALIFIED FOR THE CLASS 5 FIELD……
PARKVIEW AND KICKAPOO ARE THE 2 OZARK CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAMS THAT ARE DONE PLAYING….
PARKVIEW DIDN’T GET A DISTRICT GAME DUE TO COVID ISSUES AND HAD TO FORFEITT TO WAYNESVILLE, WHO REALLY NEEDED A BYE WEEK TO GET SOME PLAYERS HEALTHY……
KICKAPOO LOST TO LEE’S SUMMIT WEST IN THE CLASS 6 DISTRICT LAST WEK..
THE OTHER 8 ARE SET TO GO THIS FRIDAY…..
IN CLASS 5, LEBANON IS HOSTING….SO IS GLENDALE AS THEY WELCOME IN WAYENSVILLE.
CAMDENTON AND ROLLA BOTH TRAVEL..
CLASS 4 HAS HILLCREST TRAVELING WHILE WEST PLAINS AND BOLIVAR PLAY AT HOME…
Five players have been suspended and coach Dan Mullen has been fined for their actions in Saturday night’s fight between Florida and Missouri. The incident occurred as the teams headed into their locker rooms at halftime. The brawl was sparked after Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was hit up high and late by Tigers defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat following Trask heaving up a Hail Mary on the last play of the half, and no penalty was called on the play.
Mullen ran onto the field, benches emptied and punches flew in the nearly two-minute brawl.
Mullen has been docked $25,000 and was issued a public reprimand by the conference for violating the SEC sportsmanship bylaws. That fine will be directed into a fund supporting the SEC’s post-graduate scholarship program.
Florida defensive lineman Zachary Carter and linebacker Antwuan Powell were ejected for fighting and must serve a mandatory half-game suspension this week vs. Georgia as a result of the penalties. Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey, offensive lineman Dylan Spencer and defensive lineman Markell Utsey will also receive half-game suspensions for fighting. The Tigers are off this week, so the trio will serve their suspensions on Nov. 13, also vs. Georgia.
THE WINTER SPORTS SEASON PRACTICES GOT UNDERWAY YESTERDAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL AND THAT MEANS BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL WHICH ALL SCHOOLS AROUND THE STATE PARTICIPATE IN….BOYS AND GIRLS WRESTLING, AND GIRLS SWIMMING ARE THE OTHER SPORTS, ALONG WITH CHEERLEADING, OFFERED UP IN THE WINTER…..
ONE HAS TO WONDER, IT’S STILL 2020, WHICH WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS THE PANDEMIC YEAR AND WHILE WE’RE MAKING IT THRU FOOTBALL SEASON WHICH IS A MORE CONTACT SPORT THAN ANY OF THE OTHER FALL SPORTS, AND IT’S OUTDOORS, WITH LIMITED FAN PARTICIPATION AT MOST VENUE’S….
WINTER SPORTS MOVES INDOORS, AND EXCEPT FOR GIRLS SWIMMING, BASKETBALL AND WRESTLING ARE CERTAINLY CONTACT SPORTS WHERE IT’S UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL….
BASKETBALL FANS TURN OUT IN NUMBERS, ESPECIALLY IN THE FRISCO LEAGUE IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS….
WILL THE DISTRICTS PUT A LIMIT ON ATTENDANCE FOR GAMES LIKE SOME DID IN FOOTBALL….
WILL CONSESSION STANDS BE OPEN, SOME WERE NOT THIS FALL….
WILL A COMPLETE SCHEDULE GET DONE….MANY FALL SCHEUDLES ENDED UP WITH CANCELLATIONS THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WEATHER..
THESE ARE THINGS WE JUST DON’T KNOW YET…WHAT WE DO KNOW, SCHOOL DISTRICT ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AND OTHER ADMINISTORS ARE WORKING ON TRYING TO CONTINUE WITH THE WINTER SEASON, JUST AS THEY DID IN THE FALL…..THERE MAY BE LIMITATIONS, THERE MAY BE CANCELLATIONS….THERE NEEDS TO BE A LOT OF PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT THESE AUTHORITIES ARE GOING THRU TRYING TO KEEP THE PLAYERS, CHEERLEADERS, WORKERS, AND THE PUBLIC AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE…
The Buccaneers, after trailing 14-3 in the first half, rallied to beat the Giants 25-23 on “Monday Night Football.” Tampa Bay had to sweat to get its sixth win, as rookie defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. broke up Daniel Jones’ two-point pass that would have tied the game with 28 seconds left.
IT WILL BE ANOTHER HOME GAME FOR THE K.C. CHIEFS THIS SUNDAY AS THEY WELCOME IN THE CAROLINA PANTHERS FOR A 12 NOON KICKOFF…THEN THE CHIEFS GET A BYE WEEK BEFORE THEY FACE THE TEAM THAT LAID THEIR ONLY LOSS ON THEM, THE VEGAS RAIDERS AND THAT’S SET FOR A SUNDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ON NOV. 22ND IN SIN CITY….